Judges Scientific (JDG)

Sector:

Engineering

Index:

FTSE AIM 100

7,720.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      20.00p
  • 52 Week High: 8,640.00
  • 52 Week Low: 5,740.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 6.32m
  • Volume: 3,230
  • Market Cap: £487.78m
  • RiskGrade: 163
  • Beta: 0.51

Judges Scientific lifts interim dividend, sees FY ahead of expectations

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Friday 24 Sep 2021

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Judges Scientific hiked its interim dividend by 15% on Friday as it reported a jump in profit and said it's confident of exceeding market expectations for the full year as it recovers from the initial impact of the pandemic.
In the six months to 30 June, adjusted pre-tax profit rose 31.5% to £8.5m on revenue of £43m, up 14.7% on the same period a year ago. The interim dividend per share was lifted to 19p from 16.5p.

Judges said the first half of 2021 marked a significant improvement following the difficulties caused by Covid-19 in 2020.

Organic order intake was up 25% compared to the same period last year. The company said order progress was strongest in geographies that were hit the hardest last year, with North America up 41%, the Rest of Europe up 34%, the UK 26% higher, China/Hong Kong up 2% and the Rest of the World 8% higher.

"As the group emerges from the worst of the pandemic, it is still faced by many challenges; whilst traveling restrictions and university closures are progressively alleviated, capital expenditure freezes are still affecting some of our operations and supply chain issues, which were benign in 2020, are now generating much unproductive management effort," it said.

"Nevertheless, the company is consolidating its recovery: organic order intake remains positive and for the eight months to the end of August was 23% up on 2020, when the total order book stood at 20.1 weeks.

"Our financial position is robust and the board has confidence that the performance for the year as a whole will be ahead of consensus expectations."

At 1015 BST, the shares were up 7.1% at 7,500p.

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JDG Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 7,720.00p
Change Today 20.00p
% Change 0.26 %
52 Week High 8,640.00
52 Week Low 5,740.00
Volume 3,230
Shares Issued 6.32m
Market Cap £487.78m
Beta 0.51
RiskGrade 163

JDG Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
91.63% below the market average91.63% below the market average91.63% below the market average91.63% below the market average91.63% below the market average
93.94% below the sector average93.94% below the sector average93.94% below the sector average93.94% below the sector average93.94% below the sector average
Price Trend
77.92% above the market average77.92% above the market average77.92% above the market average77.92% above the market average77.92% above the market average
71.43% above the sector average71.43% above the sector average71.43% above the sector average71.43% above the sector average71.43% above the sector average
Income
93.98% below the market average93.98% below the market average93.98% below the market average93.98% below the market average93.98% 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
13.73% above the market average13.73% above the market average13.73% above the market average13.73% above the market average13.73% above the market average
75.00% above the sector average75.00% above the sector average75.00% above the sector average75.00% above the sector average75.00% above the sector average

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JDG Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 07-Oct-21 10-Jun-21
Paid 05-Nov-21 09-Jul-21
Amount 19.00p 38.50p

Trades for 03-Dec-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:39 225 @ 7,650.00p
16:24 38 @ 7,700.00p
16:04 20 @ 7,650.00p
15:49 150 @ 7,660.00p
15:25 250 @ 7,700.00p

JDG Key Personnel

Chair Alexander Hambro
CEO David Cicurel

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