|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's range||600.00 - 613.99|
|52-week range||330.00 - 630.00|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.74|
|PE ratio (TTM)||31.16|
|Earnings date||17 Mar 2021|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.09 (1.45%)|
|Ex-dividend date||15 Jul 2021|
|1y target est||429.50|
A loss of 8pc on a share tipped three and a half years ago doesn’t sound like much of a result – until you remember that for much of the past year the business has been unable to operate. The company in question may be called Young & Co’s Brewery but it brews no beer: since 2011, when it sold its brewery operations, it has been solely a pubs business and has therefore been all but dormant during the various lockdowns. Last week it told investors that it planned to open about 140 of its self-managed (as opposed to tenanted) pubs with outdoor space on or around April 12, the date on which the Government has said the current restriction should end. As of September last year the firm had 208 managed pubs and 64 tenanted ones. Assuming the “roadmap” is followed, the rest of its managed pubs should open on or around May 17 with restricted indoor trading, “ultimately leading to the company operating under more normal trading conditions from June 21”, it said. It added that if the reopening schedule proceeded as planned, it expected to deliver positive cash flow in May. If achieved, this will in Questor’s book be a creditable result.
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