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Financial Results, Interim Management Statements, Voting Rights Details, and Leadership Changes - Analyst Notes on Burberry, Keller, Melrose, Merchants Trust and PayPoint

June 22, 2014



LONDON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


Today, Earnings Review released its analysts' notes regarding Burberry Group Plc (LON: BRBY), Keller Group Plc (LON: KLR), Melrose Industries Plc (LON: MRO), The Merchants Trust Plc (LON: MRCH) and PayPoint Plc (LON: PAY). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://earnings-review.com/3999-100free.

Burberry Group Plc Analyst Notes On May 21, 2014, Burberry Group Plc (Burberry) announced preliminary results for FY 2014 (period ended March 31, 2014). The Group posted revenue of GBP2.3 billion for FY 2014, up 16.6% YoY. Retail revenue contributed the highest amongst the revenue by channel and totaled GBP1.6 billion, as compared to GBP1.4 billion in FY 2013. For FY 2014, Burberry posted adjusted EPS of 75.4 pence, representing an increase of 7.7% YoY. The Company has proposed a final dividend of 23.20 pence, which will be paid on July 31, 2014 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on July 4, 2014 and has an ex-dividend date of July 2, 2014. Going forward, for FY 2015, Burberry intends opening 20-25 mainline stores and closing 15-20, with openings expected mainly in flagship markets and travel retail, while further evolving the store portfolio in China and the Middle East in particular. The full analyst notes on Burberry are available to download free of charge at:

http://earnings-review.com/3999-BRBY-23Jun2014.pdf

Keller Group Plc Analyst Notes On May 16, 2014, Keller Group Plc (Keller) released Interim Management Statement, for the period January 1, 2014 to May 15, 2014. According to Keller, the overall trading in the four months to the end of April was in line with expectations spelled in March; and while EMEA was behind, this was offset by a strong performance from its businesses in the U.S., with Asia and Australia on track. The Group stated that the improving U.S. construction market has contributed to a strong performance in the period, notwithstanding the mostly harsh winter. The Group's U.S. foundation contracting businesses has benefitted from this improved market; and Suncoast continues to take advantage of the recovery in the residential market. Further, Keller will publish a pre-close period trading statement on June 27, 2014 and announce its preliminary half year results on August 4, 2014. The full analyst notes on Keller are available to download free of charge at:

http://earnings-review.com/3999-KLR-23Jun2014.pdf

Melrose Industries Plc Analyst Notes On June 18, 2014, the stock of Melrose Industries Plc (Melrose) continued its downward journey for the fifth consecutive session, closing at GBP269.30, down 0.74% from its previous day's close. The Company's stock opened at GBP272.60 and fluctuated within the range of GBP267.10 - GBP274.10 during the trading session. The stock of Melrose has weakened by 3.24% in the last one month. The full analyst notes on Melrose are available to download free of charge at:

http://earnings-review.com/3999-MRO-23Jun2014.pdf

The Merchants Trust Plc Analyst Notes On May 30, 2014, The Merchants Trust Plc (Merchants Trust) released details on its voting rights and capital. The Company notified that as on May 30, 2014, Merchants Trust's capital consisted of approximately 106.1 million shares, of which 105 million were ordinary shares of 25 pence. The rest were 3.65% Cumulative Preference shares of GBP1 each. Each share carries one voting right. The Company informed that none of these shares are held in treasury. The full analyst notes on Merchants Trust are available to download free of charge at:

http://earnings-review.com/3999-MRCH-23Jun2014.pdf

PayPoint Plc Analyst Notes On June 19, 2014, PayPoint Plc (PayPoint) announced the appointment of Neil Carson to its Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on July 23, 2014. The Company informed that Neil will succeed Andrew Robb as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and as the Senior Independent Director, following Andrew's retirement at the upcoming AGM. Commenting on the appointment, David Newlands, Chairman, said, "Andrew Robb, who has served on the PayPoint board since 2004, was formerly chairman of the audit committee and is chairman of the remuneration committee and senior independent director, will retire at the annual general meeting. I would like to thank Andrew for his service and wish him a long and happy retirement." Neil recently stepped down from his role as CEO of Johnson Matthey Plc, a position he held for ten years. The full analyst notes on PayPoint are available to download free of charge at:

http://earnings-review.com/3999-PAY-23Jun2014.pdf

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