Hunting (HTG)

Sector:

Fossil Fuels Production & Distribution

Index:

FTSE 250

351.50p
   
  • Change Today:
      3.00p
  • 52 Week High: 356.50
  • 52 Week Low: 187.60
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 143.52m
  • Volume: 326,310
  • Market Cap: £504.47m
  • RiskGrade: 258

Hunting swings to EBITDA-positive first half

By Josh White

Date: Thursday 25 Aug 2022

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Energy services provider Hunting reported first-half revenue of $336.1m on Thursday, up from $277.2m in the second half of 2021, and $244.4m in the same period a year ago.
The London-listed firm said its gross profit was $75.8m for the six months ended 30 June, rising from $44m year-on-year, while its swung to a profit from operations of $1.7m, from a $26.5m loss at the same time last year.

Its diluted loss per share came in at 2.4 cents, narrowing from 18.9 cents year-on-year, while its EBITDA totalled $20.6m, compared to a $3.6m loss.

Total cash at bank was $85.6m at period end on 30 June, down from $114.2m at the end of December, while net assets per share came in at 517.4 cents, slipping from 528.4 cents at the start of the period.

The board declared an interim dividend of 4.5 cents per share, up from the four cent distribution it made at the half-year in 2021.

"The group's results demonstrate a strong improvement in revenue and earnings in the period, leading to Hunting returning to monthly pre-tax profitability during the second quarter," said chief executive officer Jim Johnson.

"The second half of the year is expected to see further improvement in earnings, which is supported by our forward sales order book, which now exceeds the position seen in 2019, providing a positive outlook for the remainder of the year and into 2023.

"Hunting Titan is likely to see further improvements to its trading results, supported by the increased drilling in North America, in addition to its growing international profile."

Johnson said the group's North America operating segment saw a "strong increase" in forward orders across all of its product lines, in particular the premium connection, accessories manufacturing, advanced manufacturing and subsea businesses.

He added that the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific regions were also seeing further progress, as international drilling activity increased.

"Despite recessionary fears, the energy industry is likely to remain on a firm footing given the macroeconomic and geopolitical movements reported in the period.

"Energy security planning will likely support industry growth for western economies into 2023, with the company well placed to benefit from this outlook."

At 1113 BST, shares in Hunting were up 16.59% at 263.5p.

Reporting by Josh White at Sharecast.com.

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Hunting Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 351.50p
Change Today 3.00p
% Change 0.86 %
52 Week High 356.50
52 Week Low 187.60
Volume 326,310
Shares Issued 143.52m
Market Cap £504.47m
RiskGrade 258

Hunting Star Ratings

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Value
70.45% below the market average70.45% below the market average70.45% below the market average70.45% below the market average70.45% below the market average
60% below the sector average60% below the sector average60% below the sector average60% below the sector average60% below the sector average
Price Trend
97.21% above the market average97.21% above the market average97.21% above the market average97.21% above the market average97.21% above the market average
100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average
Income
100% below the market average100% below the market average100% below the market average100% below the market average100% below the market average
100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average
Growth
80.73% below the market average80.73% below the market average80.73% below the market average80.73% below the market average80.73% below the market average
75% below the sector average75% below the sector average75% below the sector average75% below the sector average75% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 5
Buy 1
Neutral 4
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 10
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Hunting Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 06-Oct-22 21-Apr-22
Paid 28-Oct-22 13-May-22
Amount 4.50¢ 4.00¢

Trades for 01-Feb-2023

Time Volume / Share Price
17:07 575 @ 347.95p
17:07 575 @ 347.88p
16:35 139,108 @ 351.50p
16:35 1 @ 351.50p
16:35 1,623 @ 351.50p

Hunting Key Personnel

CEO Arthur James Johnson

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