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Analysts corner: Survival of the fittest

25 Oct 2017

Leading analyst Douglas Jack, at Peel Hunt, says the story of investing in the leisure sector is “survival of the fittest”.

Analysts corner: Goodbody on Whitbread

17 Apr 2018

Goodbody analyst, Gavin Kelleher, has given his view on Whitbread ahead of its preliminary results next week, saying while he retains a cautious outlook on the company, the renewed speculation that a spin-off of Costa is likely is a support to valuation.

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Analysts corner: Greene King

13 Apr 2018

Analysts at Hargreaves Lansdown have given their view on the trading update from Greene King yesterday, saying the group’s track record deserves recognition and that brand consolidation offers cause for optimism, However, they warn the company faces undeniable headwinds.

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Analysts Corner: JP Morgan and Goodbody on Greene King

12 Apr 2018

Leading analysts Alexander Mees from JP Morgan and Brian Devitt from Goodbody, gave their views on Greene King’s trading update for the 49 weeks to 8 April

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Analysts Corner: Berenberg on City Pub Group

12 Apr 2018

Leading analysts at Berenberg shared their thoughts on City Pub Group’s final results for the 53 weeks ended 31 December 2017 this morning

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Analysts Corner: Devitt on Greene King

11 Apr 2018

In advance of Greene King’s trading statement tomorrow (12 April), covering the 49 weeks to 8 April 2018, Brian Devitt, gaming and leisure analyst at Goodbody, predicts ‘another difficult trading statement’ reflecting the poor weather seen earlier this year.

Analysts corner: A tale of two sectors

28 Mar 2018

Peel Hunt analysts, Douglas Jack and Ivor Jones, have given their view on the contrasting like-for-like performances at the start of the year across pub and restaurant groups.

Analyst corner: Rollo on Greene King

16 Mar 2018

Morgan Stanley leisure analyst Jamie Rollo has said he believes Greene King’s like-for-like sales underperformance will start to narrow in FY19.

Analysts Corner: Goodbody on JD Wetherspoon

14 Mar 2018

Leading analyst Brian Devitt, at Goodbody, looks ahead to JD Wetherspoon’s H1 results for 2018 later this week.

Analysts corner: Peel Hunt on Domino's

14 Mar 2018

Analysts at Peel Hunt have summarised some key points from Domino’s analyst presentation following its preliminary results.

Timing at the bar

16 Oct 2017

It’s a buyer’s market out there at the moment, or so we are told, so why is one of the sector’s most influential and successful investors currently looking to sale his stake not one, but two, of his investments?

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Banking on future growth

20 Sep 2017

The Business Growth Fund (BGF) has come a long way, far further than many imagined possible. Founded to support small and mid-sized emerging businesses during a difficult economic climate in 2011, it is now arguably the UK’s most active provider of growth capital

Food for thought

18 May 2017

The restaurant sector has performed well in recent years with market growth underpinned by long-term demographic and consumer trends. But market conditions have become more competitive, consumers are facing pressure on their real incomes from rising inflation and cost pressures are increasing. A more cautious outlook on the sector is justified, argues David Chubb, Partner, Middle Markets, at PwC

The trouble with crowdfunding

29 Jun 2017

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular way to raise funds. But what’s the success rate for crowdfunded startups in food and drink? And is there adequate protection or are punters just punks? Edward Devlin, deputy finance editor at The Grocer, reports.