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Next week on the stock market

What to expect from a selection of FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and selected other companies reporting next week.

Important notes

This article isn’t personal advice. If you’re not sure whether an investment is right for you please seek advice. If you choose to invest the value of your investment will rise and fall, so you could get back less than you put in.

Among the companies reporting next week:

  • Novo-Nordisk balances US pricing pressure with new blockbusters
  • Ryanair hopes to follow easyJet’s positive results
  • Walt Disney will be hoping to show off its Disney+ subscriber base

FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and selected other companies scheduled to report next week

03-Feb
Alphabet* Q4 Results
Ryanair* Q3 Results
04-Feb
BP* Full Year Results
Disney* Q1 Results
Electrocomponents Trading Statement
Glencore Full Year Production Volume
Micro Focus International Full Year Results
Snap Inc.* Full Year Results
St. Modwen Properties Full Year Results
05-Feb
Barratt Developments* Half Year Results
Domino's Pizza Group Q4 Trading Statement
GlaxoSmithKline* Full Year Results
Grainger Q1 Trading Statement
Novo Nordisk* Q4 Results
Redrow Half Year Results
Smurfit Kappa Full Year Results
Spotify* Q4 Results
Vodafone* Q3 Trading Statement
06-Feb
Activision Blizzard* Full Year Results
Ashmore Half Year Results
Beazley Full Year Results
Compass Group* Q1 Trading Statement
Cranswick Q3 Trading Statement
Royal Mail* Q3 Trading Statement
Superdry Q3 Trading Statement
Tate & Lyle Q3 Trading Statement
Victrex Q1 Interim Management Statement
07-Feb
Bellway Trading Statement

*Events on which we will be writing research

Novo-Nordisk

Novo’s a bit of a balancing act at the moment.

The US is by far the group’s most important region by sales, and insulin pricing is coming under pressure, hitting sales. However, that’s being more than offset by growth in other markets and the breakout success of blockbuster Ozempic.

Ozempic is a type of drug known as a GLP-1 analogue, and is a non-insulin treatment for Type-2 diabetes. The category is gaining market share and Novo recently launched its first GLP-1 treatment in tablet form in the US (called Rybelsus). Investment in that launch will likely hold margins back in the short term, but management are hoping to continue growing their share of this attractive corner of the market.

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Ryanair

We think next week’s results could be quite positive for Ryanair.

The group is exposed to several of the same industry trends as easyJet, who just reported that revenue-per-seat was ahead of expectations. For example, easyJet said the collapse of Thomas Cook helped its results because the same number of passengers were chasing fewer seats. The same will likely be true of Ryanair, but there are no guarantees.

Airline shares have suffered as Coronavirus has become a major public health concern. If the outbreak gets significantly worse people may begin to cut back on air travel, and there’s even an outside chance governments could introduce travel restrictions. There’s very little to suggest Europeans are refraining from flying just yet though, but any insight from company management will be of interest.

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Disney

Since last results, Disney+ has launched in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. Over the 24 hours following the launch, Disney+ attracted 10 million sign ups, that’s a strong start when compared to Netflix’s recent quarter where they added 8.8m new subscribers. But it’s still someway off Netflix’s pool of 167m subscribers. We’ll be keen to know what the Disney+ total stands at now, and expectations for the year ahead.

Away from the streaming spotlight, we’ll be looking at how the rest of Disney is faring.

Analysts are expecting revenue growth across the board, with overall operating profits expected to rise too, despite the Direct to Consumer business (home to the streaming business) remaining loss making. Parks, Experience and Products is Disney’s most profitable segment but over the last year continued disruption in Hong Kong has dampened international growth - we’ll be looking to hear if the end of this spell is in sight.

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