Regulatory Story
Go to market news section View chart   Print
Wynnstay Group PLC   -  WYN   

Trading Update

Released 07:00 22-Nov-2018

RNS Number : 1345I
Wynnstay Group PLC
22 November 2018

22 November 2018






("Wynnstay" or "the Group") 





The Board of Wynnstay, the agricultural supplies group, is pleased to provide the following update on trading for the financial year ended 31 October 2018.


Trading across both the Agriculture and Specialist Retail Divisions has continued strongly in the second half of the financial year, with farmer confidence and spending patterns continuing to recover as output prices have strengthened. As a result, the Board now expects to report profit before tax and earnings per share for the financial year ahead of current market forecasts.


Strong feed sales, both direct-to-farm and through Wynnstay's agricultural retail stores have been a key driver of this better-than-expected performance. Feed volumes and margins benefited from both the improvement in underlying market demand and the extended warm dry summer, which limited forage availability. Fertiliser volumes, which have been expanded through acquisitions within the Glasson business, were also boosted by weather conditions in the final quarter of the financial year, and seed sales were also strong over this period. The integration and turnaround of the stores acquired from the administrators of Countrywide Farmers is proceeding to plan and they are anticipated to make a positive contribution to the Group's results in 2019.


The Board believes that the general agricultural and commodity outlook in the UK remains positive, and that the Group is well placed to take advantage of the opportunities that are expected to present themselves.


The Group expects to announce its results for the year ended 31 October 2018 towards the end of January 2019. 





Wynnstay Group plc

Gareth Davies, Chief Executive

Paul Roberts, Finance Director

T: 1691 827 142

KTZ Communications

Katie Tzouliadis / Emma Pearson


T: 020 3178 6378

Shore Capital (Nomad and Broker)

Stephane Auton / Patrick Castle

T: 020 7408 4090


This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact or visit

London Stock Exchange plc is not responsible for and does not check content on this Website. Website users are responsible for checking content. Any news item (including any prospectus) which is addressed solely to the persons and countries specified therein should not be relied upon other than by such persons and/or outside the specified countries. Terms and conditions, including restrictions on use and distribution apply.


Trading Update - RNS