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Another director dealing for Dunelm; AZ Electronic tech officer makes sale

08 Mar 12

LONDON (ShareCast) - Donna Wharton, wife of Nick Wharton, the Chief Executive of homewares firm Dunelm, has topped up her stake in the company with 9,500 shares.

Wharton's purchase, which saw her buy the shares at 480.00p each for a total of 45,600, came just a day after Will Adderley, Executive Deputy Chairman, announced plans to cash in a big chunk of his shares in the bedding and curtains retailer.

Adderley, who is also the son of the founder of the company, and his wife Nadine, are offloading around 5m shares, representing about 2.5% of the issued share capital of Dunelm. The disposal will still leave the Adderley family holding around 56.2% of all the shares in issue, with Will Adderley's personal stake standing at 32.4%.

It's been a busy week for the firm, with newly appointed director Matt Davies underlining his loyalty to the firm with the purchase of 4,500 shares, which he bought on Tuesday 6th at 499p each for a total of 22,455. Davies joined the firm after resigning from his job as head of animal products retailer Pets at Home, a position he held since 2004.

Last month the firm reported a 7.8% rise in pre-tax profit for the half year ended December 31st. As expected, profits for the year came in at 52.2m, compared to 48.4m for the same period of the previous year, on revenues of 299.9m, which is up 8.8% compared to the year before (2010: 275.7m).

In other news, AZ Electonic Materials's Chief Technology Officer, Ralph Dammel, sold 40,000 shares at 284.70p each, taking his total holding to 280,000 shares for 11,388.

The company, which produces speciality chemical materials to technological manufacturers, recently reported a rise in revenues, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) and returned to the black with profits of $125m, despite a challenging economic environment.

Revenues grew from $682.1 to $791.8m, while a loss of $90.6m in 2010 turned to a profit of $125.6m in 2011. EBITDA leapt 16% to $261m (2010: $225.6m), however the EBITDA margin lost 0.1 percentage points to 33.0%.

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Market Data

Currency Euro
Price  122.70
Change Today - 1.80
52 Week High  125.60
52 Week Low  90.60
Volume 24,967
Shares Issued 176.51m
Market Cap  21,658m


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