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Share Price:
Up 307.80p
Change Today:
0.100p
Market Cap:
1,556.23m
Sector:
Aerospace and Defence

Babcock profits fall 34% as Covid hits civil aerospace

By Frank Prenesti

Date: Friday 15 Jan 2021

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Defence company Babcock said profits fell by more than a third in the nine months to date as the coronavirus pandemic hit its civil aviation business.
It warned on Friday that current and future financial years could suffer negative impacts after based on early indications of a review into balance sheet and contract profitability.

Underlying operating profit in the nine months year-to-date was 202m, down 34% amid a negative impact from civil nuclear insourcing, Covid-19 and civil aviation, the company said.

Revenue fell 3% to 3.3bn, while order intake was 3.1bn with Babcock's order book standing at 16.8 billion at December 31 down from 17.6bn seen at March 30, 2020.

The company continued to withhold guidance, given economic uncertainty.

"Uncertainty remains around the outturn for this financial year, especially given that our fourth quarter is historically our strongest and that the COVID-19 situation has worsened in most of our markets," Babcock said.

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BAB Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 307.80p
Change Today 0.100p
52 Week High 448.70p
52 Week Low 199.00p
Volume 1,177,064
Shares Issued 505.60m
Market Cap 1,556.23m
Beta 0.04

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What The Brokers Say

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BAB Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 05-Dec-19 04-Jul-19
Paid 17-Jan-20 09-Aug-19
Amount 7.20p 22.90p

Trades for 16-Apr-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
17:06 10,000 @ 307.80p
16:45 947 @ 308.70p
16:45 947 @ 308.70p
16:35 285,595 @ 307.80p
16:29 125 @ 308.70p

BAB Key Personnel

Chair Ruth Cairnie
CEO David Lockwood
CFO David Mellors