Wincanton PLC

Trading Update and Notice of Results

RNS Number : 8607J
Wincanton PLC
05 April 2018

For Immediate Release

5 April 2018

Wincanton PLC

('Wincanton' or the 'Group')

Trading Update and Notice of Results

Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, today issues the following trading update ahead of announcing its preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2018.

The Board is pleased to confirm that the full year result will be in line with expectations.


Within our Retail and Consumer division we have maintained the strong operating performance seen in the first half of the year, with good volumes and an excellent performance during the Christmas peak.  New business wins in the second half of the year have included contracts with Wickes, part of the Travis Perkins Group, to manage its delivery of bulky goods to customers, and Ikea, to provide two-man home delivery services across the South East of England.  Contract renewals have included an extension of our logistics activities with Pernod Ricard UK.


In the second half of the year, the Industrial and Transport division has made good progress in repositioning the business and reducing its cost base, and, as a result we have exited some contracts in transport services and construction.  Contract wins for the division in the second half of the year included the provision of Ready Mix Cement logistics to Aggregate Industries and the renewal of our fuel distribution contract with Phillips 66.

As previously indicated, the Group will incur an exceptional restructuring charge in the year reflecting the costs to ensure the business is competitively positioned for the future. The Group's closing net debt is expected to be approximately £30m.

The preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2018 will be announced on 17 May 2018. The Group will be hosting a meeting for analysts at 11.00am at the offices of Buchanan, 107 Cheapside. For further details and registration, please contact Buchanan on [email protected]

Following the meeting, an audio webcast will be available at

The information communicated in this announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.

For further information please contact:

Wincanton plc

Tel: 01249 710 000

Adrian Colman, Chief Executive Officer

Tim Lawlor, Chief Financial Officer

Buchanan (Financial PR)

Tel: 0207 466 5000

Richard Oldworth

Maddie Seacombe

Tilly Abraham

[email protected]  


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