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Insider buying and earnings upgrade sends DGL to all-time highs

Tue 19 Apr 22, 3:08pm (AEST)
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Key Points

  • DGL now expects triple digit earnings growth in FY22
  • Chemicals manufacturing was a standout segment
  • DGL CEO and founder Simon Henry bought $1.4m shares a month prior to the upgrade

Under-the-radar chemicals manufacturer and industrials company, DGL (ASX: DGL) has rallied to all-time highs on the back of an earnings upgrade for FY22.

For the uninitiated, DGL listed in May 2021 at an offer price of $1.00. The company operates three interconnected industries including chemicals manufacturing, logistics and hazardous waste management. 

Upgrade at a glance

DGL estimates that for the 12 months to 30 June 2022, it will achieve: 

  • Revenue of $354m compared to $196m a year ago (up 81%)

  • Earnings of $65m compared to $16.8m (up 131%)

Just two months ago, DGL said it was expecting FY22 revenue of $343m and earnings of $54m. This means that margin expansion is doing most of the heavy lifting for earnings growth.

“All three operating segments are performing strongly with increased activity due to market and seasonal factors,” CEO Simon Henry said in a statement. 

Green flags 

DGL CEO and founder Simon Henry was already the company's largest shareholder post listing, holding 57.28% of issued capital.

Henry has been adding sporadic on-market particles to his already massive position in the company. More noticeably, a $1.43m on-market trade a month before today's earnings update.

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A constructive chart

DGL is coming out of an 8 month range on some significant volume, notably 25 March and 13 April.

The stock can be illiquid at times, but another upgraded guidance coupled with insider buying paints an encouraging outlook for DGL shareholders.

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DGL price chart (Source: TradingView, Annotations by Market Index)

 

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Kerry Sun

Finance Writer & Social Media

Kerry holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University. He is an avid swing trader, focused on technical set ups and breakouts. Outside of writing and trading, Kerry is a big UFC fan, loves poker and training Muay Thai. Connect via LinkedIn or email.

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