Why the IVE Group (ASX:IGL) share price is surging 11% today

Shares in the creative comms group are surging in morning trade after a positive performance update. Here are the details.
The post Why the IVE Group (ASX:IGL) share price is surging 11% today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

The IVE Group Ltd (ASX: IGL) share price is on the rise during morning trade.

This follows the release of the print communications company’s business update and earnings guidance for the 2021 financial year.

At the time of writing, IVE Group shares are swapping hands for $1.38, up 11.29%.

How is IVE Group performing?

According to this morning’s release, IVE Group advised ongoing business momentum is continuing its run into the second-half of 2021.

In particular, the 5-year Australian Community Media contract is expected to be fully transitioned into the business by the end of next month. It’s worth around $20 million per year for IVE Group.

As well, the Spotlight Retail Group has now become a significant letterbox distribution client across Australia and New Zealand.

IVE Group’s customer retention also delivered a robust performance, with healthy contract renewals. The most significant deals of note included L’Oréal and Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC). The latter signed on for another 5 years with an estimated contract value of $20 million per annum.

The company revealed its other revenue sectors, such as travel, catalogues, exhibitions and events, are consistent with H1 FY21.

For the end of April, IVE Group declared a cash balance of $95.1 million. This is after the company’s share buyback program ($5.2 million) and interim dividend payout ($10.3 million).

Projected net debt for the upcoming end of this financial year is anticipated to come in at between $90 million and $100 million.

Investors are seemingly upbeat about the company’s performance, sending IVE Group shares significantly higher during Wednesday’s session.

Outlook for FY21

In response to the impacts COVID-19 had on the business, management focused on streamlining its cost base.

As a result, underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) is forecast to be in the range of $98 million to $100 million.

IVE Group share price snapshot

Over the last 12 months, IVE Group shares have lifted by more than 38%. However, year-to-date performance has gone in reverse, with the company’s shares down by around 4% so far in 2021.

Based on today’s share price, IVE Group has a market capitalisation of roughly $200 million, with approximately 144 million shares outstanding.

Where to invest $1,000 right now

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes are the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they are great buys right now.

*Returns as of February 15th 2021

More reading

Mosaic Brands (ASX:MOZ) share price rockets 21% on business update
ASX 200 up 0.2%: CBA share price cracks $100, ALS result impresses

Why the Fonterra (ASX:FSF) share price is moving higher
Moderna’s teen COVID-19 vaccine trial hits high marks

1 in 4 Aussies surveyed want their salary paid in Bitcoin

The post Why the IVE Group (ASX:IGL) share price is surging 11% today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;

To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.

An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;

Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;

Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!