People In Business United Kingdom 5
N Brown appoints Michael Ross as director 16 January 2018
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N Brown has appointed Michael Ross as Non-Executive Director. The appointment takes effect from Jan 16, 2018.
SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY MICHAEL ROSS, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Michael Ross is the Co-founder and Chief Scientist of DynamicAction which is a leader in big data analytics and AI for retail. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Sainsbury's Bank, and sits on the commercial development board at the Turing Institute. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of figleaves.com, and started his career at McKinsey consulting in the early days of the internet.
SECTION 2 N BROWN GROUP PLC PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (United Kingdom:BWNG):
+ N Brown Group PLC is placed 276/1,380 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of the United Kingdom stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 80.
2.1 MCap History:
In the past 5 years Market Capitalization has decreased by GBX235 million from GBX1.1 billion to GBX824.8 million. Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, there have been declines in MCap in 3 out of 5 years.
|Price||MCap (GBP M)||MCap (US$ M)|
|1 Year ago||GBX205.22||594.6||726.3|
|2 Years ago||GBX259.74||811.7||1,182.5|
|3 Years ago||GBX337.20||1,098||1,669|
|4 Years ago||GBX469.40||1,587.2||2,618.9|
|5 Years ago||GBX303.23||1,059.7||1,706.2|
2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):
Based on a dynamic start date of 3 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has been positive in 1 of the last 3 years. An investment in BWNG a year ago would have produced a return of 48.4%
|BWNG||Close||Dividends||Capital Gain / (Loss) %||% Yield||Annual Return %|
|Last Traded Jan 16||GBX289.60||GBX14.23||41.5||7||48.4|
|1 Year ago||GBX204.74||GBX14.23||(23.1)||5.3||-17.7|
|2 Years ago||GBX266.09||GBX14.23||(22.8)||4.1||-18.6|
Close 3 years ago GBX344.51.
2.3 Present Value of GBX1000 invested in the past
The present value of GBX1000 invested a year ago is GBX1,489
|FTSE 100 Index||1,009||1,022||1,059|
2.4 Trailing Price Change %
1-Year price change of 41.5% for N Brown outperformed the change of 6.0% in the FTSE 100 Index for a relative price change of 35.4%.
|Price Change %||1-Month||3-Month||1-Year|
|General retailers sector||6.5||1.7||6.0|
|FTSE 100 Index||3.9||3.4||6.0|
SECTION 3 N BROWN GROUP PLC FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (United Kingdom:BWNG):
3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)
Operating Margin deteriorated from 9.3% in 2016 to 7.2% in 2017 and Return on Equity deteriorated from 11.5% in 2016 to 9.3% in 2017.
|BWNG||Revenue Growth||EPS Growth||Operating Margin||ROE|
3.2 Revenue and Net Profit
In the last 3 years Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) averaged -77.8% for Total Revenue and -82.0% for Net Profit.
|Description||Annual (GBP M)||Annual ($US M)||3-year Avg (GBP M)||3-year Avg ($US M)||3-year CAGR %|
CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate
3.3 Performance (All figures in %)
Net Profit Margin 3-year average is 6.2% and Return on Equity 3-year average is 11.5%.
|Operating Profit Margin||7.2||8.9|
|Net Profit Margin||4.9||6.2|
|Return on Equity||9.3||11.5|
|Return on Assets||4.6||5.9|
|Return on Capital Employed||7.7||9.7|
3.4 High Performance Indicators:
|Description||Value||Rank In United Kingdom Market|
|Turnover in Quarter||GBP81.3 million (US$111.7 million)||In Top Quartile|
|Price Change %||1.3||In Top Quartile|
|Price/MAP50||1.04||In Top Quartile|
|Relative Price Change % (1 Year)||35.9||In Top Quartile|
SECTION 4 N BROWN GROUP PLC MARKET POSITION AND GLOBAL RANK (United Kingdom:BWNG):
4.1 Market Position
N Brown Group PLC (L:BWNG), the United Kingdom's 12th largest General Retailer company by market cap, soared GBX85.78 (or 41.8%) in the trailing 12 months to January 15, 2018 to close at GBX291.0. This means the stock has outperformed 80% of the United Kingdom-listed stocks in the same period. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 5.9% over the same period, this is a relative price increase of 35.9%. Average daily volume of 565,600 shares in the trailing year was 0.8 times average daily volume in the previous year.
4.2 Global Rank
Global Rank [out of 47,410 stocks]
|Total Assets (US$)||1.3B||8,496||Top|
|Net Profit (US$)||60M||6,856||Top|
|Return on Equity %||9.3||14,394||Second|
|Net Profit Margin %||4.9||18,124||Second|
|Price to Book||2.4||21,051||Second|
|PV$1000 (1Year) US$*||1,691||7,451||Top|
|US$* Change (1Year) %||57.1||8,077||Top|
|Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)||17||39,506||Bottom|
* 1 year ago GBP 1 = USD 1.22
Jan 15, 2018: GBP 1 equals USD 1.3737
SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF N BROWN GROUP PLC
Angela Spindler, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Andrew Higginson, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Lovelace, Chief Financial Officer
Ron McMillan, Director & Non-Executive Director
Fiona Laird, Director & Non-Executive Director
Lord Alliance of Manchester, Director & Non-Executive Director
Lesley Jones, Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard Moross, Independent Non-Executive Director
Ivan Fallon, Non-Executive Director
Gill Barr, Non-Executive Director
Michael Ross, Non-Executive Director
Theresa Casey, Company Secretary
SECTION 6 N BROWN GROUP PLC ACTIVITIES
N Brown Group plc operates as a direct home shopping retailing and financial services company in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It offers clothing, footwear, household, and electrical goods for younger, midlife, older age customers. The company also provides financial products, such as creditor insurance, loans, life and general insurances, and warranty cover to its home shopping customers. It markets its products through bi-annual catalogues supplemented by monthly brochures and media advertising, as well as online. The company was founded in 1859 and is based in Manchester, the United Kingdom.
SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS
7.1 CHANGES IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
16 January 2018
N Brown appoints Gill Barr as director
N Brown has appointed Gill Barr as Non-Executive Director. The appointment takes effect from Jan 16, 2018.
7.2 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS
06 October 2017
Richard Moross starts second year as N Brown Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard Moross was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of N Brown (L:BWNG) one year ago on October 06, 2016. The shares were up from GBX190.0 to GBX353.5 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 96.3%. The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth GBP1,963, a gain of GBP860 and dividend reinvested of GBP103.