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2 ways the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from the reopening economy

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21/04/2021 - 16:42

When looking at the civil aerospace and defence divisions, Jonathan Smith thinks the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from the reopening economy. The post 2 ways the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from the reopening economy appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.


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  1. Does the Rolls-Royce share price make me want to buy in 2021? (21/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    As stock market crash stories go, the Rolls-Royce Group (LSE: RR) one is not pretty. But is there going to be a happy ending? Disappointingly, the Rolls-Royce share price recovery has gone off the boil a little, and the price is down so far in 2021. Over the past two years, the damage amounts to a painful 68% fall. Rolls-Royce depends on civil aviation for the biggest slice of its income. And while planes were grounded and engines didn’t need maintenance and repair, income for Rolls was hammered. It’s important to remember, though, that that’s not all there is to Rolls-Royce. The firm also has power systems and defence divisions. Still, the grounding of passenger planes was tough. But things are starting to look better now. Or are they? Folks in the UK seem to be super keen to book their holidays in the sun (almost as keen as they are to get back to the pubs, it seems). And the early 2021 recovery in the Rolls-Royce share price was surely based on anticipation of a sun-seeking summer. Some transport firms, including TUI, have made positive sounds about the prospects for international summer holidays this year. It might happen, and the Rolls-Royce share price could head upwards again. New Covid fears But fresh Covid-19 waves have already started around the world. And only this week, the British Prime Minister warned that we’re likely to see a third wave this year. I doubt it will be as devastating as those already past. But I won’t be booking any flights just yet. The prospects for 2021 don’t really matter too much for me anyway. No, I’m thinking of the longer-term future for the Rolls-Royce share price. About what things will be like in, say, five years. And whether the current valuation of the company suggests the shares are a bargain. And that’s where I’m just not sure. Firstly, Rolls-Royce did get itself into a sustainable financial situation. At least, I think it did, for now at least. Unless things get stretched and the company has to go back to the markets for a fresh injection of cash, that is. Is that likely? If the aviation business doesn’t get going again fairly soon and Rolls doesn’t see an improving income stream, I wouldn’t be surprised. Rolls-Royce share price progress? So when will we see the cash flows needed for sustained Rolls-Royce share price progress? Some observers suggest that aviation could get back to 2019 levels by 2024-2025. But those are among the more optimistic guesses. There’s increasing pressure from climate change too, with carbon emissions targets being brought forward. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if 2019 turned out to be a peak year for leisure flights, not to be equalled for a long time. So, on the one hand, I’m seeing a company that looks undervalued on the face of it, and that I’ve liked for years. And I think the Rolls-Royce share price could indeed have a strong future. But there are just too many uncertainties between now and next year for me. So no, I’m not going to buy in 2021. Maybe 2022. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading 2 ways the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from the reopening economy Is the Rolls-Royce share price undervalued? Is reopening important for the Rolls-Royce share price? Should I invest in Rolls-Royce or Aston Martin shares right now? This is what I’d do about the Rolls-Royce share price right now! Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Does the Rolls-Royce share price make me want to buy in 2021? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  2. The Rolls-Royce share price is crashing in April! Should I buy RR today? (21/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    As a value investor, I love bottom fishing, whereby I trawl through crashed share prices looking for ‘fallen angels’. These are otherwise sound companies whose shares have steeply declined. In March 2020’s market meltdown, dozens of FTSE 100 companies were in this category. So my wife and I invested all of our cash into shares a year ago, with spectacular returns since. But while bargain-hunting in the Footsie today, I spotted an unfamiliar face: Rolls-Royce Holdings (LSE: RR.). Alas, the Rolls-Royce share price has had a bad week (and month). The Rolls-Royce share price crashed in 2020 At its five-year peak, the Rolls-Royce share price topped 375p in August 2018. However, it had a tough 2019, closing the year at 234.45p. Then Covid-19 shut down air travel worldwide and air miles flown collapsed by at least 80%. This destroyed the share prices of airlines and their suppliers, including RR. Thus, the Rolls-Royce share price had a bad time last year. At the low of 2 October 2020, RR shares closed at a mere 38.98p. That’s a loss of over 195p, with the shares crashing by more than 80%. Rolls-Royce rockets from October 2020 Happily, over the past seven months, Rolls shares have soared. From early October, the Rolls-Royce share price staged an almighty comeback. With news arriving after Halloween of several Covid-19 vaccines, RR shares boomed. On 3 December, they closed at 134.90p (up almost 96p), for a whopping 246% gain in just two months. Clever or lucky buyers of RR shares at the October low would then be sitting on almost 3.5 times their money. Wow. Since December, the Rolls-Royce share price has eased back, but rose to close at 127.20p on 17 March. Since then, it’s been on a bit of a downer and, recently, the Rolls-Royce share price has dropped significantly. Over one week, it is down 7.8%, putting it at #99 in the FTSE 100. Over one month, it has dived 15.2%, the worst performance in the Footsie. Ouch. Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares at under £1? This decline brings to mind one of my favourite Ben Graham quotes. The ‘father of value investing’ advised, “A stock is not just a ticker symbol or an electronic blip; it is an ownership interest in an actual business, with an underlying value that does not depend on its share price”. Do I like Rolls-Royce Holdings as a business? You bet. As a multinational aerospace and defence company around since 1904, it has a storied history. It designs, manufactures, and sells world-class power systems for aviation and other industries. But the collapse in air travel clobbered the Rolls-Royce share price. As I write, it trades at 99.9p on Wednesday afternoon. I would buy big with the Rolls-Royce share price below £1, if not for one worry. In order to survive 2020, RR raised huge sums in bonds and loans, thus bashing its balance sheet. RR’s net debt (including leases) of £3.6bn is approaching half of its market value of £8.4bn. But the company has £3.5bn in cash and £5.5bn in undrawn credit to ride out future storms. Although this debt mountain scares me, I lack any potential growth stocks in my family portfolio. On balance, I’d take a small punt today on Rolls-Royce getting back on track from 2022 onwards! FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Does the Rolls-Royce share price make me want to buy in 2021? 2 ways the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from the reopening economy Is the Rolls-Royce share price undervalued? Is reopening important for the Rolls-Royce share price? Should I invest in Rolls-Royce or Aston Martin shares right now? Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The Rolls-Royce share price is crashing in April! Should I buy RR today? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  3. Why is the Rolls-Royce share price falling? (10/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Over the last month or so the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has fallen nearly 15%. That’s worse than the 5% of the FTSE 100. Over 12 months the fall is 60%. So why have the shares continued to fall? Should investors be worried?  Reasons for the Rolls-Royce share price decline New variants of Covid are a source of concern. Although the UK is doing well with the vaccine rollout, many other countries are struggling and there are supply constraints, as the EU/AstraZeneca row highlighted. And the UK, South Africa and Brazil variations have all reignited pandemic concerns. That has implications for travel and, by extension, for Rolls-Royce. A January trading update from the engineer has probably also weighed on the share price. The company revised down forecasts for widebody engine flying hours to 55% of 2019 levels from a 70% estimate last October. It added to this by saying that it expected to lose £2bn in cash as a result. Cashflow was something it was looking to improve, so the setback, while understandable in the context of Covid-19, is still disappointing. Yet emerging technologies like modular nuclear power and electric aircraft could offer a way forward for Rolls-Royce and boost the shares.  But for now, the virus dictates the future of the Rolls-Royce share price. The company can invest in nuclear, marine and other industries to offset some of the aviation losses, but investors (including me) still seem concerned about the company’s flying prospects in the short term, at least. What I plan to do about this potential value share I’m also a little concerned. Even in light of the Rolls-Royce share price being cheaper than it was a month ago and far less than it was a year ago, I’ll avoid the shares. For me they carry too much risk, and a recovery is too fragile. In some ways RR resembles a value share, as it has fallen so much in the wake of challenging trading conditions and the its poor financial performance. With multiple problems to contend with, I’d rather invest in some shares with strong growth potential, rather than the volatile Rolls-Royce share price. An alternative FTSE 100 share One share that I’d rather invest in is the high-yielding insurer, Aviva (LSE: AV). A new CEO is slimming down the business, which should make it easier to manage, and perhaps even attract a takeover from a larger company. That’s happened within the industry, for example with RSA Insurance, so there is a precedent. The shares have a dividend yield of 3.79% and it also seems to show signs of being good value with a P/E of just five.  As a financial share it was particularly hard hit in the sell-off about 12 months ago. That means there’s plenty of room for a share price recovery if the economy improves, I think. On the downside there’s a risk it could underperform if the economy remains weak. Also, its disposals mean it’s now more reliant on the UK and Ireland for earnings so any poor performance here could hurt the share price.  Overall though, I’d prefer to add Aviva shares to my portfolio as the Rolls-Royce share price still looks very volatile.   FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading I think the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from this potential trillion dollar market Why I think the 94p Rolls-Royce share price could double my money Rolls-Royce share price has declined almost 30%. Here’s what I’d do The Rolls-Royce share price: here’s what I’d do right now The Rolls-Royce share price has fallen again. Should I buy the stock now? Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Why is the Rolls-Royce share price falling? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  4. As the Rolls-Royce share price falls, I’m still buying (24/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Since hitting a post-Covid-crash high of 135p in December of last year, the Roll-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has been under pressure. The stock has fallen around 25% since it reached this level. The sell-off accelerated last week, with the stock falling around 6%. Over the past 12 months as a whole, the Rolls-Royce share price has fallen 8%. It’s down 56% over the past five years.  However, I think the recent declines in the share price could be an opportunity for long-term investors.  Overcoming challenges  I think the market has got it wrong here. Shares in the aerospace business have been falling in 2021, but the group’s outlook is only improving. Compared to this time last year, Rolls’ outlook is entirely different. The company seems to have pulled through the worst of the crisis, the airline industry is back in the air, and the group has shored up its balance sheet.  Granted, the business still faces some severe headwinds. Its latest trading updated predicted a free cash outflow in the “region of £2bn in 2021.” That’s money flooding out of the business management will have to find from somewhere. The group highlighted its £9bn of liquidity in the same update, which should help it cover the cash outflow. If there’s another more severe coronavirus wave, Rolls will face more losses. It’s unclear if the business could weather another two years of billions of pounds of cash losses. Rolls-Royce share price opportunity  These are the main risks and challenges facing the Rolls-Royce share price. But the company’s long-term potential is encouraging. The corporation believes it can generate £750m of free cash flow by 2022. This projection is “based on 2021 widebody engine flying hours at around 55% of 2019 levels.”  A positive free cash flow would put the business back on a sustainable footing and remove the need for further cash calls.  How likely is it Rolls will meet this target? I think there’s a 50/50 chance. On the one hand, the pandemic is still raging in Asia, and it seems unlikely this will change anytime soon. On the other, over in the US, the aviation business is booming. Some airlines are even hiring new pilots.  As such, it seems to me that the Rolls-Royce share price is a high-risk investment. Yes, the stock has potential, but many risks on the horizon could cause turbulence for the firm.  Nevertheless, it seems clear to me the stock isn’t reflecting the company’s improving fundamentals. As long as there’s no Covid resurgence and the aviation industry continues to recover, I think Rolls’ fundamentals will continue to improve. Therefore, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today as a recovery play. Although I’d keep the risks surrounding the Rolls-Royce share price in mind and re-evaluate my position if things change.  One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading Will the Rolls-Royce share price recover in the second half of 2021? Why I think I could double my money with the 100p Rolls-Royce share price The Rolls-Royce share price is crashing in April! Should I buy RR today? Does the Rolls-Royce share price make me want to buy in 2021? 2 ways the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from the reopening economy Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post As the Rolls-Royce share price falls, I’m still buying appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  5. Why I think I could double my money with the 100p Rolls-Royce share price (22/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has been hovering around 100p of late. I think it’s possible I could double my money by buying the stock at this level. There are risks, which I’ll discuss, but I reckon they’re outweighed by the potential rewards. Pandemic casualty It’s no secret the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted Rolls-Royce’s business performance, share price and near-term outlook. Its Civil Aerospace division has been hit particularly hard. This division accounted for 52% of the group’s revenue in 2019, but 43% last year after sales slumped 37%. Before the pandemic, management had expected Rolls-Royce to generate at least £1bn of free cash flow (FCF) in 2020. As things turned out, FCF came in negative to the tune of £4.2bn. However, the company was successful in securing additional funds, including from a £2bn rights issue. It ended the year with healthy liquidity of £9bn (£3.5bn cash and £5.5bn undrawn credit facilities). Looking ahead Rolls-Royce’s strengthened liquidity has provided some support for the share price and a good buffer for what management expects to be an FCF outflow of £2bn in 2021. It’s anticipated this outflow will be weighted towards the first half of the year. And that the group will turn cash-flow positive at some point during the second half as air travel recovers. Beyond 2021, management believes positive FCF of at least £750m (excluding asset disposals) is achievable when engine flying hours exceed 80% of 2019 levels. It reckons it can achieve the FCF target as early as 2022. In the medium term, it’s aiming to return to a net cash position driven by FCF generation and £2bn of asset disposals. Rolls-Royce share price and valuation Rolls-Royce’s market capitalisation at a share price of 100p is £8.37bn. The FCF yield on £750m is therefore 9%. At times in the past, when the market has been enthusiastic about the outlook for the company, the FCF yield has been less than half its current level. For example, as recently as two years ago, with a market capitalisation of £18.5bn and forward FCF guidance of £700m, the yield was sub-4%. To my eye, this makes Rolls-Royce’s shares look very cheaply priced today. If the market were to regain a positive outlook on the business’s prospects, and push the share price up to rate it on the kind of FCF yield we’ve seen in the past, I think I’d have every chance of doubling my money from buying the stock today. Risks to the Rolls-Royce share price Management’s base-case scenario of negative FCF of £2bn for 2021 is predicated on engine flying hours at 55% of 2019 levels. Its “severe but plausible downside scenario” assumes approximately 45% (similar to 2020). I don’t see the severe scenario as an existential threat to the company. Management reckons it has sufficient liquidity headroom through to September 2022. However, a below-base-case FCF performance in 2021 would also cast doubt on 2022’s FCF target of £750m. I think this would likely keep Rolls-Royce’s share price depressed for some time. In addition to uncertainty around the timing and pace of air travel recovery, a failure to execute on planned cost savings and asset disposals in a timely fashion could be a setback for the Rolls-Royce share price. On balance though, I think the company’s good liquidity and high investment-return potential, if it delivers on its plans, make the stock very buyable for me. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading The Rolls-Royce share price is crashing in April! Should I buy RR today? Does the Rolls-Royce share price make me want to buy in 2021? 2 ways the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from the reopening economy Is the Rolls-Royce share price undervalued? Is reopening important for the Rolls-Royce share price? G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Why I think I could double my money with the 100p Rolls-Royce share price appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  6. The Rolls-Royce share price has fallen. Is now the time to buy? (10/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Shares in Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) have fallen more than 20% from their high last month. Over the past year, they have dropped dramatically and struggled to recover from March 2020 when the pandemic began, with the Rolls-Royce share price falling as low as 64.86p at the end of October. There has been a strong recovery since then, with the share price back to 109p at the time of writing. Below are some of the reasons why the share price might be down. Reopening prospects mixed Recently, Rolls-Royce shares have tended to do well when there has been more optimism about the world opening up and return to international travel as we used to know it. A large part of the company’s business relies on there being international travel due to its aircraft engine business. The easing of restrictions in the UK has so far been a success and the vaccine rollout is also on track, which is allowing optimism over being able to travel abroad again this summer. However, countries such as India and Kenya have seen a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases, which may make it harder to travel to these countries in the short term. In my opinion, I expect that travel reopening may not be perfect in the short term but I am optimistic that this form of cash flow for Rolls-Royce should be resuming sooner rather than later. Lack of news Another issue behind the share price of Rolls-Royce is likely to be the fact there has been no important news from the company recently. The lack of news is a possible factor in the share price with no catalyst to get shareholders excited about.  Underlying investment case hasn’t changed From a month ago there has been no real change in the prospects of Rolls-Royce, with the future climate looking the same and global travel still expected to improve and get back to normal. I am bullish on Rolls-Royce and see the drop in the last month as a buying opportunity for investors. With the world starting to open up – and it will do further in the coming months – this is only going to benefit Rolls-Royce. Of course in the short term, things may change but the long term should see the shares in the company increase in value. I am seeing the current price as a great buying opportunity and a great discount to investors. The risk to the share price Many investors will remain wary of Rolls-Royce at the moment and for good reason. The reason for this is the lack of control the company has in its own success at the moment. The success of the company going forward is heavily reliant on the pandemic and restrictions across the UK and the world easing. However, in the long term, the Rolls-Royce share price should recover its recent losses, which is why I am very bullish on the company. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic… And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains. But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times. Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down… You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm. That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! More reading Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying Rolls-Royce shares. Should I buy too? How much is the Rolls-Royce share price really worth? Will the Rolls-Royce share price fly this summer holiday season? Can the Rolls-Royce share price bounce back? Will the Rolls-Royce share price soar in May? Ed Jones owns shares in Rolls-Royce. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The Rolls-Royce share price has fallen. Is now the time to buy? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  7. Rolls Royce? (24/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Hey everyone. Just wondering what the thoughts on rolls royce are? The pandemic really hit their price hard. Dropped from £10 to just under £1. The beloved British company recently just won a contract in India too. I won't go I to too much details. All details are at your fingertips.   submitted by   /u/TopSeaworthiness7501 [link]   [comments]
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  8. The Rolls-Royce share price has fallen. Should I buy? (28/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Shares in Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) have been falling. The Rolls-Royce share price has tumbled 20% from its high last month. Over the past year, the shares have fallen 7%. Below I consider why this might be. I also explain my next move. Reopening prospects mixed Over the past year, the shares have tended to do well when there is optimism about a return to international travel. That is because a large part of the company’s business relies on aircraft engines being used. The more they are used, the greater the demand for servicing. Recently, news about reopening has been mixed. There has been a lifting of some restrictions in the UK, for example. But other markets like India may see fewer flights in the near future. The focus on the timing of broad reopening is important. The sooner flight traffic returns to normal, the sooner the company should be able to staunch its negative cash flow. But I think it is something of a red herring. When assessing the Rolls-Royce share price, I find it helpful to focus on the broad pathway to flight resumption, rather than just a granular calendar view. I expect travel to continue reopening overall even if the progression isn’t smooth. So I am optimistic that Rolls-Royce can return to free cash flow generation. Lack of control Another mitigating factor for the Rolls-Royce share price in my opinion has been the lack of any strong news from the company lately. That reflects the fact that the key drivers for improved performance are external to the company. The directors can’t accelerate the demand for flights, no matter how beneficial that would be for the company. Underlying investment case unchanged Sometimes the stock market generates a lot of noise. Compared to a month ago, I don’t think the future prospects for the Rolls-Royce share price have changed much. The company has not reduced its forecasts. The tough cost controls announced last year continue to take effect. The company still expects to stop bleeding cash in the second half of this year. So if I was bullish about the Rolls-Royce share price prospects, I would see the recent fall as a buying opportunity. I still think the shares could reach 150p this year, as I previously explained. That would be a 45% increase from today’s price in a matter of months. Yet I do not plan to take advantage of the recent share price fall. Why not? Risks to the Rolls-Royce share price The main reason I remain wary of buying Rolls-Royce shares is the lack of control I explained above. Currently the business prospects are mostly hostage to events. That means that even if the company makes its best efforts to prosper, the speed and scale of any recovery is substantially driven by external factors. The main factor is the resumption of flights at close to pre-pandemic levels. While I do expect that to happen at some stage, the timing remains unknown. Delays constitute further risk to the Rolls-Royce share price. I do think the share price could recover its recent losses and more. But for now, I am hunting for other shares that I think are less susceptible to demand shocks. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading Rolls-Royce share price: what’s in store in the coming months? As the Rolls-Royce share price falls, I’m still buying Will the Rolls-Royce share price recover in the second half of 2021? Why I think I could double my money with the 100p Rolls-Royce share price The Rolls-Royce share price is crashing in April! Should I buy RR today? christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The Rolls-Royce share price has fallen. Should I buy? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  9. Will the Rolls-Royce share price recover in the second half of 2021? (23/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Shareholders in Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) have experienced considerable turbulence lately. It’s not all bad: the Rolls-Royce share price is up 21% over the past six months. But over the past year, the shares slid 7% — and that excludes their dramatic loss of altitude last March. Aviation is now showing signs of recovery. So could the share price also recover in the second half of 2021? Demand recovery One of the key factors dragging down the share price has been the reduced number of flying hours for many engines serviced by the company. That translates into reduced revenues and profits for the engineering giant. I previously explained the importance of flying hours to the company’s business model. Initially many commentators were optimistic that mass vaccination would lead to flying hours returning closer to normal in the current half. This is happening in some markets – for example, the US carrier American Airlines announced last week that it expects to fly over 90% of its domestic seat capacity this summer compared to its 2019 levels. Even on its international routes, the American flag carrier forecasts flying 80% of it 2019 capacity. European demand could hamper the Rolls-Royce share price But in Europe, demand recovery is slower and this is a key risk for the share price as it translates to lower profits. I don’t see a chance of a recovery in Europe quite at the American level until the second half of the year. But there are signs that the recovery could come fast when it does happen. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said he expects some families to be taking European holidays from the middle of June, and he forecasts a strong profit recovery for Ryanair next year. That should be positive news for the Rolls-Royce share price. Rolls’ modelling suggests that across this year overall, large engine flying hours will be able to climb back to 70% of 2019 levels. The American example gives more credibility to this estimate in my view. Strong liquidity Rolls-Royce has made strenuous efforts to improve liquidity. In its most recent annual report, liquidity stood at £9.0bn, up from £6.9bn the prior year. So I don’t worry about its liquidity for now. However, some of that liquidity came through a rights issue, which diluted shareholders. There is a risk that if liquidity is weak in future, shareholders could again face similar dilution. Free cash flow positivity Despite its strong liquidity, turning free-cash-flow-positive would still be good news for the company. It would suggest some tangible business recovery. The company could start adding to its cash pile instead of depleting it. The company still expects negative cash flow for 2021 overall. But crucially, it expects to turn free-cash-flow-positive in the second half of 2021. I think increased flying hours make that target look plausible. If the company achieves this, I expect it to be a boost to the Rolls-Royce share price. On that basis, I do think the price could show some recovery and could increase in the second half of 2021 compared to today’s level. Clearly, though, there is a risk that returning to positive free cash flow will be delayed, for example by further lockdowns or a slower return of flying demand than forecast. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading Why I think I could double my money with the 100p Rolls-Royce share price The Rolls-Royce share price is crashing in April! Should I buy RR today? Does the Rolls-Royce share price make me want to buy in 2021? 2 ways the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from the reopening economy Is the Rolls-Royce share price undervalued? christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Will the Rolls-Royce share price recover in the second half of 2021? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  10. Is reopening important for the Rolls-Royce share price? (14/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has returned over 175% since October. But over the past 12 months, it has fallen 6%. Does the recent Rolls-Royce share price increase suggest that investors feel a reopened economy means better times for the aerospace giant? I’ll consider what reopening means in practice for Rolls-Royce and its share price. The core business model The company’s business model is based around selling and servicing engines. The long tail servicing of engines is where aircraft engine makers typically make the bulk of their profits. That’s why part of Rolls-Royce’s strategy has been to “capture throughlife value of in-service products”. Take 2019 as an example. That year, unaffected by the pandemic, services accounted for 52% of revenue. With demand currently reduced, engine orders may be delayed or cancelled. Some airlines may decide to reduce their future fleet, or use the environment to drive a hard bargain on engine costs. None of that is good for the Rolls-Royce share price, in my view. However, that is a longer-term concern. I see the more pressing issue as servicing. Aircraft engine are scheduled for different levels of maintenance based on how many hours they fly. Reduced flight time means a longer gap between servicing. Demand outlook The company currently expects large engine flying hours to return to 55% of 2019 levels this year, with a stronger recovery in the second half compensating for a weaker start to the year. By next year, the company foresees recovery to 80% of 2019 levels, reduced from an earlier estimate of 90%. Even with the 55% figure this year, the company expects to turn cash flow positive in the second half as recovery quickens. However, its annual free cash flow target of £750m is based on a recovery to 80% of 2019 demand. The company expects that to happen in 2022. However, as its previous forecast revisions have illustrated, demand visibility remains unclear for now. Reopening and the Rolls-Royce share price Reopening could bring an increase in demand for flying. On a positive analysis, the pent up demand for travel combined with a high consumer savings rate in many locked down markets might actually herald a travel boom. On a more bearish analysis, however, reopening might not presage a return to 2019 flying levels. Some passengers will be warier of travelling, while others may opt for domestic holidays. I also doubt business travel will recover to 2019 levels any time soon, as many companies have switched to remote working. Not just about flying hours While civil aviation flying hours are important to Rolls-Royce, its business does have segments that I see as more defensive. For example, its power business and military aviation businesses have not seen the demand slowdown the civil aerospace business has. Last year, the civil aerospace segment was only 44% of company revenues, so the relative resilience of the other business segments is a significant point to note. Meanwhile, reopening is progressing in many markets and flying is back. US daily passenger numbers have now reached 60% of 2019 levels, for example. I think these other businesses and an upturn in flying hours bodes well for the Rolls-Royce share price. Nonetheless, global reopening and a widescale return to flying seem necessary to me for the company to recover fully. The timing of both remains unclear. I am not buying Rolls-Royce shares for now. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading Should I invest in Rolls-Royce or Aston Martin shares right now? This is what I’d do about the Rolls-Royce share price right now! What I’d do about Rolls-Royce Holdings shares now Will the Rolls-Royce share price bounceback in 2021? Will the Rolls-Royce share price keep climbing? christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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  11. 2 reasons to buy Rolls-Royce at $1.70 (19/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    My thesis for buying $RYCEY (Rolls-Royce) is this simple line here: “In terms of their aims, management has a goal of developing low carbon solutions for hybrid, hydrogen, and electric powered craft"?????? 1.) I think 2021/22 might be a better year 2.) Free cash flow for these new green solutions 2 reasons to buy Rolls Royce   submitted by   /u/xsweeperx [link]   [comments]
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  12. Rolls-Royce share price: what’s in store in the coming months? (26/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) was one of the biggest losers of the stock market crash caused by Covid-19 last year. What is ahead for the Rolls-Royce share price in the coming months, and is there an opportunity here for me to pick up cheap shares? Rolls-Royce share price woes Between February 2020 and September 2020, the Rolls-Royce share price lost 80%. Across the whole of 2020, the Rolls-Royce share price declined by over 50%. Its debt levels rose as it borrowed to keep the lights on, and it also cut jobs and announced a rights issue to generate cash flow. In December, the Rolls-Royce share price experienced its highest post-Covid-19 price. Shares were trading for 135p per share. Since that time, however, the share price has fallen over 20%.  Challenges and outlook ahead Airlines are operating more than at this time last year. The issue here is that Covid-19 is still rife and there could be further restrictions if another wave hits. In terms of Rolls-Royce, I believe the overall outlook is improving. I do believe, as I write, the worst of the crisis is over. It has taken the necessary steps to see it through some tough times and has begun to shore up its once-beleaguered balance sheet. There are still some challenges it needs to overcome, however. In a recent trading update, Rolls-Royce predicted a free cash outflow in the region of £2bn in 2021. This is money that is going out of the business that its management team will need to find from somewhere. In the same update, it did mention its £9bn liquidity, which is a good sign in my opinion. This should help with the cash outflow mentioned. The Rolls-Royce share price could benefit in the future if ambitions are achieved. It believes it can generate over £700m of free cash flow by 2022. This is a projection based on past figures and flying hours of engines. Cash is king and this could put Rolls-Royce in a much better position.  My verdict I believe there is lots of recovery potential linked to the Rolls-Royce share price. The issue I have is that this recovery is linked to Covid-19. I don’t think it can handle another scenario whereby planes are grounded and it faces severe losses. It must be noted that different parts of the world are in different states related to the virus. The US seems to be flourishing from an aviation perspective and is a market Rolls-Royce can capitalise on. Asia is struggling right now with a deadly variant, and there seems to be another lockdown on the horizon over there. I believe the current Rolls-Royce share price is not reflective of its improving stature, and I think it will creep up over the coming months. I class it as a high-risk investment but I think it is priced quite low right now. It could make an interesting recovery play for my portfolio. Right now, I would not invest in Rolls Royce shares but will keep a keen eye on developments.  Away from Rolls Royce, here is a tech stock that recently underwent an IPO that I have examined. CEO’s £500,000,000 Stake on Industry’s “Uber” Revolution We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign. But with this opportunity it could get even better. Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology. And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises. This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry. Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion. The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike. And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running! But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead. Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now More reading As the Rolls-Royce share price falls, I’m still buying Will the Rolls-Royce share price recover in the second half of 2021? Why I think I could double my money with the 100p Rolls-Royce share price The Rolls-Royce share price is crashing in April! Should I buy RR today? Does the Rolls-Royce share price make me want to buy in 2021? Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Rolls-Royce share price: what’s in store in the coming months? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  13. The Rolls-Royce share price: is this best investment for 2021 and beyond? (06/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The UK economy’s improving outlook suggests we could see a stock market rally over the next few months. And with that in mind, I’ve been looking for the best shares to buy to profit from this potential for recovery. The Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price is one investment that features at the top of my list of recovery plays.  Stock market rally The UK’s rapid vaccine rollout and economic reopening plan could help the economy return to 2019 levels of activity by the beginning of 2022. That’s according to the most optimistic economic forecasts. Of course, these are just projections at this stage. There’s no guarantee they’ll turn out to be correct. As such, it doesn’t make sense to rely on these figures entirely.  That said, figures show the UK economic outlook has improved over the past few months. This has helped investments such as the Rolls-Royce share price recover strongly. Over the past six months, shares in the aerospace engineering group have increased by 42%. Unfortunately, despite this performance, the stock is still down 45% over the past 12 months.  Still, if the economy does return to growth, I think the Rolls-Royce share price could be one of the biggest beneficiaries.  Since the pandemic began, the aerospace group has been struggling to stay afloat. Rolls generates the majority of its income from engine service contracts. Even though the corporation is far more than an engine manufacturer, these contracts provide a steady stream of cash flow for the company for years after the product is sold. Revenues on these contracts are tied to the number of hours flown by each engine. Therefore, if the machines are not in the sky, Rolls won’t be paid. As much of the aerospace industry has been grounded throughout the past 12 months, this has had a significant impact on the group.  If the industry begins to open up in 2021, this could power Rolls’ recovery. The company could also benefit from several other tailwinds.  Rolls-Royce share price tailwinds  The company is also developing so-called Small Modular Reactors, mini nuclear power plants, which could have an enormous market. The organisation wants to have the first of these up and running in the UK by the 2030s. The group is also investing heavily in green technology and was recently awarded a contract by the UK government to develop its Artificial Chief Engineer technology. This is an “autonomous machinery control system, which allows Naval vessels to undertake long endurance missions with less human interaction.“ The development of these technologies suggests to me Rolls has tremendous potential as we advance. Its investments in artificial intelligence and renewable energy could yield huge dividends in the years ahead.  At this point in time, the company is still incredibly dependent on the aerospace industry. It could take years for other divisions to start contributing to the bottom line. They may fall victim to cost-cutting as the business struggles to stay afloat. Rolls faces other challenges as well. There’s no guarantee the aerospace industry will recover any time soon. This could put additional pressure on its already weak balance sheet.  So, while it could be an excellent way to invest in the stock market recovery for 2021 and the future of the UK economy beyond that, I wouldn’t buy the stock for my portfolio today.  One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading The Rolls-Royce share price is around 110p. Should I buy shares now? Rolls-Royce shares: here’s how much a £1,000 investment a year ago would be worth today The Rolls-Royce share price is rising. Should I buy now? Will the Rolls-Royce share price recover in 2021? Will the Rolls-Royce share price reach 150p? Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The Rolls-Royce share price: is this best investment for 2021 and beyond? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  14. Is the Rolls-Royce share price cheap at 100p? (07/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) share price has struggled to make headway over the past couple of months. We did see an impressive rally late last year from 40p to around 135p. Recently, the share price has since fallen back to trade in a range between 100p and 110p. Given that shares were trading above 200p at the start of last year, does the current price make it a cheap buy? A tight trading range I think there are a few reasons why the Rolls-Royce share price is currently trading in a tight range around 100p. Firstly, I think a lot of investors are waiting on the sidelines for half-year results. These are due out on 5 August. This should provide a more detailed picture of how the business has coped in the period when lockdown restrictions were starting to end. In theory, this should support the share price if the planned outlook financials are raised. However, nothing is certain at the moment, and so some are likely keeping their powder dry until August. Another reason for the lack of movement recently could be due to the policy regarding Covid-19 restrictions. The anticipated freedom day in June has been pushed back to later in July. The international travel traffic light system hasn’t been the most efficient process. This has meant that the amount of flights and commercial aviation has been limited. Due to the ties Rolls-Royce has to this sector, I’m not surprised that the share price hasn’t been able to find a positive catalyst to move higher. Is the current Rolls-Royce share price fair? It’s hard to confidently say that the Rolls-Royce share price is cheap at current levels around 100p. This is because what is cheap to me might not be to someone else.  A traditional method would be to look at the price-to-earnings ratio. Usually, a low ratio could indicate that a stock is undervalued and cheap. However, Rolls-Royce made a loss last year, so the ratio is negative.  It’s also hard to rank Rolls-Royce against other companies as it depends on what sector I put it in. If I compare it to BAE Systems with a P/E ratio of 11.3, then I would say the share price looks cheap. What about if I compare it to an aviation company like International Consolidated Airlines Group? IAG has an even more negative P/E ratio than Rolls-Royce. So I could argue that IAG offers better value than the current Rolls-Royce share price. I could also look internally at Rolls-Royce. If the half-year results show a reduction in debt and good cash savings, this should help to boost the net asset value. In turn, this naturally should help to push the Rolls-Royce share price higher, as the fundamental value of the business has increased.  2021 net debt (pre-disposals) is expected at £4bn, but potentially getting back £2bn with disposal proceeds. Again, I’m going to have to wait until next month for an update on how well this is going. Overall, I think the Rolls-Royce share price is fairly priced around 100p right now. However, results next month will allow me to get a much better picture in this regard, depending on earnings and debt levels. The post Is the Rolls-Royce share price cheap at 100p? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Is this little-known company the next ‘Monster’ IPO? Right now, this ‘screaming BUY’ stock is trading at a steep discount from its IPO price, but it looks like the sky is the limit in the years ahead. Because this North American company is the clear leader in its field which is estimated to be worth US$261 BILLION by 2025. The Motley Fool UK analyst team has just published a comprehensive report that shows you exactly why we believe it has so much upside potential. But I warn you, you’ll need to act quickly, given how fast this ‘Monster IPO’ is already moving. Click here to see how you can get a copy of this report for yourself today More reading This is what I’m doing about the Rolls-Royce share price Should I buy Rolls-Royce shares today? Where will the Rolls-Royce share price go in July and beyond? Rolls-Royce shares are below 100p. Should I buy? The Rolls-Royce share price: 3 things that could give it a boost jonathansmith1 has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  15. If you haven’t yet, I recommend looking at this Rolls Royce Long ETF, as Rolls Royce is starting to pick up! Not a financial advisor. (23/02/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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  16. Will the Rolls-Royce share price keep falling? (20/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has slumped over the past six months. The stock is off around 11% since the middle of January. This has wiped out most of the company’s gains over the past year. The stock is now up just 2.2% over the past 12 months. It’s impossible to pinpoint the exact reason why the stock has been falling recently. And if it’ll continue to do so. However, it looks to me as if the market is starting to become concerned about the group’s recovery prospects. With new variants of coronavirus spreading worldwide, these could disrupt the aerospace industry’s recovery in the months ahead.  Bad news for the Rolls-Royce share price  Such a development would almost certainly be bad news for the company. Most of the engines it sells to the civil aviation industry are sold on maintenance contracts. Under these contracts, Rolls only breaks even on the initial sale. The real money is made on the maintenance contracts sold with the engines. Unfortunately, these contracts tend to be linked to the number of flying hours each machine completes. Therefore, if aircraft are grounded, Rolls won’t get paid.  The above suggests that the company may miss its own target to return to cash flow break-even in the second half of 2021 if virus variants lead to additional lockdowns.  Of course, this is just speculation at this stage. The company hasn’t yet admitted it’ll miss its targets. Further, figures show that air travel has recovered to around 90% of pre-pandemic levels in the United States at least. If this trend continues, I think the Rolls-Royce share price will likely find some support and slow its declines as the industry’s fundamentals continue to improve.  As the world’s vaccination programme continues to gain traction, I think it’s likely we’ll see this outcome. As long as passengers continue to fly, Rolls will continue to generate cash, which will support the group’s balance sheet and the share price. Disagreements  Still, it seems that some investors disagree with this view. They appear to believe that the company’s outlook is deteriorating as new variants of coronavirus disrupt reopening plans. I think this remains a genuine risk to the firm’s prospects but, overall, governments seem determined to reopen economies, and I believe the Rolls-Royce share price will benefit from this.  At the same time, the company’s balance sheet is much stronger than it was this time last year. The immediate threat of bankruptcy has been removed. The group has billions of pounds of financial flexibility and headroom in its borrowing facilities. I think this provides the business breathing space to deal with further shutdowns, if necessary.  After considering all of the above, I think the Rolls-Royce share price will likely continue to decline as the market tries to digest news regarding virus variants. However, I believe the group’s fundamentals should only improve from last year’s devastation, which could drive the stock higher in the years ahead.  As such, I’d buy Roll-Royce shares for my portfolio today as a speculative investment. The post Will the Rolls-Royce share price keep falling? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution" It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake: It’s happening. The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.” PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion… …That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years. Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS. It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! Access this special "Green Industrial Revolution" presentation now More reading How low can the Rolls-Royce share price go? The Rolls-Royce share price falls again! Here’s what I’m doing about it The Rolls-Royce share price is falling in July: here’s why I’d buy I’m avoiding the Rolls-Royce share price. I prefer this FTSE AIM stock The Rolls-Royce share price continues to fall: should I buy now? Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  17. Could the Rolls-Royce share price fall below 100p? (27/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    One of the frustrating things for shareholders in Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) in recent months has been its struggle to maintain altitude. The Rolls-Royce share price reached 127p in March. But since then it has moved markedly lower. Over the past year, it has lost 10% of its value. So might the shares might fall beneath 100p? Why has the Rolls-Royce share price been falling? One of the points to consider is what has been exerting downward pressure on the aerospace giant’s share price lately. The company is significantly exposed to air travel. The more hours planes with its engines installed fly, the greater its service revenue. Over the past couple of months, hopes of increased European travel have been dampened. I think that has affected the share price. Reasons to be bullish But I see some positive signs for the Rolls-Royce share price. For example, the company said this month that performance so far this year has been in line with expectations across all of its business units. That lack of nasty surprises should help restore some investor confidence in Rolls-Royce. The company has repeatedly said that it expects to turn free cash flow positive in the second half of this year. That would be big news, as lately it has been bleeding cash. If it is able to turn free cash flow positive, that will reassure investors about its liquidity. Last year, a rights issue was heavily dilutive. If shareholders are more comfortable about liquidity growing due to free cash flow, it could be positive for the Rolls-Royce share price. Will the shares fall below 100p? Despite what I regard as positive developments, the Rolls-Royce share price has been drifting downwards lately. If there are more reasons to doubt the speed and scale of European aviation recovery, I think that could easily push the shares below 100p. Any further delay to the free cash flow target would also hit the shares badly in my view. So, I don’t think the shares will necessarily stay above 100p. I could certainly see them falling below that level again. My move on the Rolls-Royce share price But I think the longer-term outlook for the Rolls-Royce share price remains good. Flying demand will come back, in my view – it’s just a matter of time. There are some promising signs outside Europe. Already in the US, for example, United Airlines has upgraded its second-quarter earnings forecast. Such improved demand should help Rolls-Royce. I still think the Rolls-Royce share price could get to 150p or higher this year. But I don’t like how sensitive the share price is to demand recovery in the aviation sector. It has no control over that so is effectively a hostage to fortune. For that reason, even though I do see potential upside, I’m not currently planning to buy Rolls-Royce shares. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading This is what I’m doing about the Rolls-Royce share price! As the Rolls-Royce share price remains cheap, I’d invest £3k Is it time to act on the Rolls-Royce share price? Can the Rolls-Royce share price stay above 100p? The Rolls-Royce share price has been ticking upwards. Is it time to buy now? christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Could the Rolls-Royce share price fall below 100p? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  18. Tesla has fallen 35%. How I think it affects the Rolls-Royce share price (09/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    With it having such a large market cap, Tesla’s fortunes affect many other stocks. Given how influential Tesla is, it’s not out of the question that it indirectly affects Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) too. With Tesla shares declining from around $880 in late January to $563 on 8 March, here’s how I think it affects the Rolls-Royce share price. Tesla & Rolls-Royce  In the past, I think demand for many electric-related stocks increased due to Tesla’s success. Although many electric stocks don’t really have anything in common with Tesla, some in the market probably thought they did (or anticipated the correlation) and bought shares of the companies. The buying somehow caused more buying and many electric stocks rallied when Tesla rallied. Given that air taxi stocks are electric, I reckon they benefited from Tesla’s success as well. This is despite Tesla not being an air taxi stock itself.  I think Rolls-Royce could benefit if air taxi stocks are in high demand (despite Rolls-Royce also not being an air taxi stock itself — yet). If demand for air taxi stocks is strong, air taxi startups could find it easier to raise money. With more money, they could spend more on R&D and potentially bring a product to the mass market faster. If air taxis become market ready faster, demand for air taxi propulsion systems could increase faster. Assuming Rolls-Royce is the leader in air taxi propulsion systems like it wants to be in the future, RR could stand to benefit with more potential growth too.  By that reasoning, Tesla shares falling could indirectly lower demand for air taxi stocks and indirectly negatively affect Rolls-Royce. Is it the case in practice? While the ‘Tesla affects Rolls-Royce’ fundamental reasoning sounds compelling, the Rolls-Royce share price hasn’t really reflected it. While Tesla shares have surged in 2020, for example, RR actually decreased substantially. As a result, I don’t think Tesla falling 35% from its highs actually affects the Rolls-Royce share price all that much. The market, in my view, seems to be more focused on Rolls-Royce’s civil aerospace business rather than its future potential air taxi propulsion business. Civil aviation gets more media attention, and Rolls-Royce’s near-term fundamentals depend a lot more on civil aviation than air taxi propulsion. The Rolls-Royce share price: what I’d do Rolls-Royce has uncertainty. The Rolls-Royce share price might not do well if air travel doesn’t recover like the market expects. Given that it’s a new market, it’s also not clear if Rolls-Royce will succeed in the air taxi propulsion system market like the company has in the traditional jet engine market. The British company will likely have a lot of competition in that category. Nevertheless, I think the market isn’t really reflecting the potential value in Rolls-Royce’s air taxi propulsion business because it’s still in its very early stages. It also hasn’t gotten much press as management hasn’t really advertised it. As the technology progresses, however, I reckon the market perception of the British company’s air taxi propulsion business could increase. Given the business’ potential and the potential for air travel to eventually recover with the vaccine rollouts, I’d buy and hold shares at the current Rolls-Royce share price. A Top Share with Enormous Growth Potential Savvy investors like you won’t want to miss out on this timely opportunity… Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK analyst all fired up about this ‘pure-play’ online business (yes, despite the pandemic!). Not only does this company enjoy a dominant market-leading position… But its capital-light, highly scalable business model has previously helped it deliver consistently high sales, astounding near-70% margins, and rising shareholder returns … in fact, in 2019 it returned a whopping £150m+ to shareholders in dividends and buybacks! And here’s the really exciting part… While COVID-19 may have thrown the company a curveball, management have acted swiftly to ensure this business is as well placed as it can be to ride out the current period of uncertainty… in fact, our analyst believes it should come roaring back to life, just as soon as normal economic activity resumes. That’s why we think now could be the perfect time for you to start building your own stake in this exceptional business – especially given the shares look to be trading on a fairly undemanding valuation for the year to March 2021. Click here to claim your copy of this special report now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Growth Share… free of charge! More reading The Rolls-Royce share price: is this best investment for 2021 and beyond? The Rolls-Royce share price is around 110p. Should I buy shares now? Rolls-Royce shares: here’s how much a £1,000 investment a year ago would be worth today The Rolls-Royce share price is rising. Should I buy now? Will the Rolls-Royce share price recover in 2021? Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Tesla has fallen 35%. 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  19. Rolls-Royce share price is around 100p. Here’s what I’d do (22/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) share price has likely reflected the recent battle between Covid-19 vaccines and variants. Initially, the Pfizer vaccine candidate news really beat efficacy estimates in November and the Rolls-Royce share price rallied. Later, Covid-19 variants spread and made the prospect of a fast recovery in civil aviation more distant. The Rolls-Royce share price fell as a result. With the Rolls-Royce share price now close to the 100p level and everything that’s happened, here’s what I’d do. Vaccines versus variants In the battle between the vaccine and the variants, it’s not the end of the world for Rolls-Royce. While the spread of Covid-19 variants has slowed the recovery in civil aviation, the company still expects to turn cash flow positive at some point in the second half of 2021, according to a trading update released earlier in the year. Management is also confident that they are well positioned for the future given the company’s liquidity of around £9bn. At its current stage, I reckon the Covid-19 vaccines are getting a slight upper hand on the variants. Production of Covid-19 vaccines has ramped up higher and the number of new cases has fallen in many parts of the world. If the number of new cases continue to decline sharply, there is the possibility that civil aviation recovery expectations could increase and this could potentially benefit the Rolls-Royce share price. There could also be hope in the future against variants. Companies like GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac are, for instance, working on multivalent mRNA Covid-19 vaccine candidates that could target variants more effectively. The two companies, which are working together, hope to bring a multivalent product onto the market next year. If the late stage results of those multivalent vaccine candidates are positive, I reckon that civil aviation recovery expectations could increase. With this said, Covid-19 is constantly mutating and there is potential for a new strain to hinder civil aviation more than expected. As a result, the Rolls-Royce share price could always decline. Rolls-Royce share price: what I’d do Given the current information on Covid-19 variants and the current Rolls-Royce share price, I’d buy shares. Making quality and dependable jet engines is one of the hardest things in the world to do. It takes a lot of engineering know-how that I think gives Rolls-Royce a potential competitive advantage in future growth sectors. I think civil aviation will eventually recover and RR could be a good investment as a result. I could be wrong, however, if a new Covid-19 variant spreads and becomes a big problem. I’d also follow the annual result report next month, particularly when it comes to future guidance (if management provides any). If Rolls-Royce beats the market’s real estimates on earnings or guidance, I could see how the stock could go higher. I could also see the stock going lower if the results are underwhelming. I’d also be interested in how the company’s planned sale process of ITP Aero is going. I reckon a higher than expected sale price could help the stock. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading Rolls-Royce shares: should I buy? Rolls-Royce share price: how the company is preparing for the air taxi market The Rolls-Royce share price is back above 100p, but I wouldn’t buy the stock yet The Rolls-Royce share price is rising this week. Should I buy? The Rolls-Royce share price is under £1: should I buy today? Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Rolls-Royce share price is around 100p. Here’s what I’d do appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  20. Rolls-Royce share price: could the company be a Tesla competitor in the future? (10/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Could Tesla affect the Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) share price? Here’s what I think.  Currently, numerous Tesla competitors occupy a strange position in the market. Although they compete against a company with immense resources, many Tesla competitors have high valuations. For many bulls, it seems the thinking is, If Tesla is worth a lot, companies in the same sector as Tesla might be worth a lot too. We’ll have to see whether that thinking proves correct. Given Tesla’s bullish valuation, the market expects Elon Musk’s company to capture a lot of market share in the future. If that happens, many Tesla competitors might not have as much market share themselves. On the other hand, companies with great execution in the future could always beat expectations. Speaking of Tesla competitors, some investors believe Rolls-Royce could become one. Here’s why some think that and what I reckon it could mean for Rolls-Royce share price. Tesla competitor? When people hear the name Rolls-Royce, many think of aviation and aircraft engines. Indeed if Rolls-Royce and Tesla were to compete in a big way, I reckon it could be in the area of electric aircraft such as ‘flying taxis’. Given where emission regulations are going and how battery technology is expected to improve, electric flying taxis will likely be economically competitive one day. Since manufacturing quality aircraft engines is one of Rolls-Royce’s specialities, I think it’s only natural to think the company might enter the market to sell electric engines for those flying taxis in the future. If Rolls-Royce management decides on that path, I reckon the company could also come up with a flying taxi of its own one day. Given Tesla’s has immense financial resources, some investors think the company could also enter the electric aircraft market one day. If Rolls-Royce and Tesla both were to sell electric aircraft at some point, the two would could indeed be meaningful competitors. Whether that ever actually happens, however, is very uncertain. When asked about the potential for electric planes in the near term, Elon Musk said, I think it’s incredibly difficult to bring an aircraft to production and meet all the regulatory requirements worldwide. It’s a very difficult thing… It takes a massive amount of effort to do any one of these things, so you can’t do them all. Given Musk’s comments, perhaps it’s not likely that Tesla will compete in the electric aircraft market in the near future. Nevertheless, the market could be so huge that I believe it could still be a possibility in the long run. How I reckon it could affect the Rolls-Royce share price Because I don’t see Rolls-Royce meaningfully competing against Tesla any time soon, I don’t think the Rolls-Royce share price will benefit from being perceived as a Tesla competitor. Many believe electric planes that carry hundreds of people are decades away. Although electric taxis could become viable sooner, they could still be a quite a number of years off. Nevertheless, I’d still hold Rolls-Royce stock. I think the current Rolls-Royce share price is attractive given the company’s long-term potential in future green fields. A Top Share with Enormous Growth Potential Savvy investors like you won’t want to miss out on this timely opportunity… Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK analyst all fired up about this ‘pure-play’ online business (yes, despite the pandemic!). Not only does this company enjoy a dominant market-leading position… But its capital-light, highly scalable business model has previously helped it deliver consistently high sales, astounding near-70% margins, and rising shareholder returns … in fact, in 2019 it returned a whopping £150m+ to shareholders in dividends and buybacks! And here’s the really exciting part… While COVID-19 may have thrown the company a curveball, management have acted swiftly to ensure this business is as well placed as it can be to ride out the current period of uncertainty… in fact, our analyst believes it should come roaring back to life, just as soon as normal economic activity resumes. That’s why we think now could be the perfect time for you to start building your own stake in this exceptional business – especially given the shares look to be trading on a fairly undemanding valuation for the year to March 2021. Click here to claim your copy of this special report now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Growth Share… free of charge! More reading Should I invest in Rolls-Royce shares now? Why is the Rolls-Royce share price falling? I think the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from this potential trillion dollar market Why I think the 94p Rolls-Royce share price could double my money Rolls-Royce share price has declined almost 30%. Here’s what I’d do Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Rolls-Royce share price: could the company be a Tesla competitor in the future? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  21. Can the Rolls-Royce share price recover in 2021? (20/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has been falling. In fact, the stock is currently trading below 90p. But despite the recent fall, I’m optimistic that the Rolls-Royce share price can recover in 2021. I’d buy the stock on this dip. Here’s why. Why is the Rolls-Royce share price falling? In short, Rolls-Royce has exposure to the civil aviation space. It makes most of its money from selling aircraft engines and servicing them. And so if people are travelling less this will impact the company’s revenues. It’s pretty simple to understand why the share price fell last year. The pandemic caused a lot of uncertainty. But the same is happening again. Up until a month ago, the stock was recovering. But Covid-19 case numbers are on the rise in the UK again, driven by the Delta variant. Hospitalisations and deaths are also increasing, but thankfully not at the same rate. Couple this with restrictions being eased and this has created uncertainty in the markets. In fact, the FTSE 100 index was down over 2% yesterday, which highlights that investors may be thinking that the UK government is opening up the economy too soon. Another lockdown hasn’t been ruled out and it has caused a degree of uneasiness. Of course, this is going to impact travel-related stocks and Rolls-Royce is one of them. It doesn’t help when Health Minister Sajid Javid is having to self isolate after testing positive for Covid-19. At the same time the UK Prime Minister and Chancellor are having to isolate as well. So should I buy? I’m worried that the number of coronavirus cases are rising. And I reckon the number could rise further now that the economy has reopened. Of course, this is going to have a knock-on effect on the Rolls-Royce share price.  But for now I’m encouraged by the fact that the number of hospitalisation and deaths aren’t increasing as fast as case rates. On this basis, I’d buy Rolls-Royce shares on the dips. I think that in the long term, the company can weather the coronavirus storm. It’s worth noting here that the company still expects to turn free cash flow positive at some point in the second half of 2021. It reckons travel will recover and also its cost savings initiatives should start paying off. This has yet to be seen. In fact, the firm expects to announce its interim results on 5 August. So I’ll have a better understanding if the company remains on track. For now, Rolls-Royce has sufficient liquidity and its earnings from its defence sector as well as the money from its disposals to rely on. It also has a strong brand and reputation. Hence I think the stock can recover in 2021. But if things do get worse, it may come to the market and ask for more money. I don’t think this will be viewed positively by investors as it means that times are still tough for the company. This may impact the Rolls-Royce share price. And there’s no guarantee that it will be able to raise the funds. As I said, I feel it has done enough so far and taken the right steps. I think this Covid-19 uncertainty has created a buying opportunity and I’d buy the stock on the dips. I think the stock can recover in 2021. The post Can the Rolls-Royce share price recover in 2021? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading 3 FTSE 100 shares to buy after the ‘Freedom Day’ crash Will the Rolls-Royce share price keep falling? How low can the Rolls-Royce share price go? The Rolls-Royce share price falls again! Here’s what I’m doing about it The Rolls-Royce share price is falling in July: here’s why I’d buy Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  22. Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares or International Consolidated Airlines Group shares? (03/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    That aviation is going through an awful time right now is an understatement. The upswing has started for most other segments of the economy, but we are still waiting for air travel to restart in earnest.  Not all aviation stocks are made equal There are better days ahead in store though, I feel. And some aviation stocks have already run-up significantly in anticipation of better times.  Low-cost airline Wizz Air, for instance, was recently at all-time-highs. RyanAir, another low-cost carrier, saw its share price rise to three-year highs. easyJet has also seen significant gains over the past year. Yet the speedy share price rise for these stocks combined with the expected slow healing of their financial health makes me doubtful if they can rise more in the near future.  But there are two stocks in aviation I see as having much potential. One is British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE: IAG) and the other is aircraft engines’ provider Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR). They stand out for how little they have gained since last year’s market crash. IAG’s share price is actually lower than it was at the same time last year and the Rolls-Royce share price is almost at the same level. Rolls-Royce or IAG – which is the better buy? This could be a good opportunity to buy for me. But I do not want to expose myself a whole lot to aviation yet. So, I would like to buy shares of either IAG or Rolls-Royce, not both.  The question now is: which one of them is a better investment for me? Three ways to assess To assess this, I compared them across three parameters. One, their share price trends before the market crash. Two, their financial performances pre-pandemic. And three, their own outlooks for the rest of the year. In understanding their share price performances, I considered the five-year period between early 2015 and early 2020. Turns out that both their share prices have dropped over this time, albeit with much fluctuation during the interim.  In terms of financial performance, IAG is ahead of Rolls-Royce. IAG showed steady growth in revenue and was also profitable in the three years before the pandemic. Rolls-Royce too saw growth in revenue, but it was loss-making for two of the three years. And now it has had another bad year.  The outlook for both companies has improved, with some caution of course. But I think Rolls-Royce may be better placed even if aviation recovery is slow. Besides civil aerospace, power systems and defence systems are important sources of revenue for it. And it is optimistic about their recovery.  If, however, air travel restarts as planned, IAG can start recovering too. It does mention a “high level” of pent-up demand in its latest update.  My takeaway Based on this assessment, I lean towards IAG, largely because of its past performance. However, I will wait for another month to see how air travel picks up. That should indicate better which of the two is better placed. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation. It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about. They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market. That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’. Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it. To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this 'double agent'! More reading Cheap UK stocks: should I be buying airline shares ahead of the summer? Where will the Rolls-Royce share price go in June? What’s happening to the Rolls-Royce share price? Could the Rolls-Royce share price fall below 100p? Should I Invest in IAG shares right now? Manika Premsingh owns shares of easyJet. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Wizz Air Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares or International Consolidated Airlines Group shares? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  23. The Rolls Royce share price is below 100p – so is it a buy? (20/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    I have to say that whenever the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price is below the rather arbitrary 100p per share level, I’m tempted to look into whether buying the shares is worthwhile. Well, that’s the case right now. At the time of writing the shares have dipped to around 90p. Hard to imagine that five years ago, the shares were 250p and at the start of 2020 they were 233p. A lot has changed since then. Are there reasons for optimism? One of the biggest potential reasons to be cheerful has to be around the resumption of travel. With many Britons double vaccinated, holidays could be back on the cards. Although restrictions in other countries and slower progress in long-haul destinations like Australia may hold back progress towards travel resuming as normal anytime soon. Rolls-Royce is likely to accelerate away from a reliance on commercial airlines and exciting new technologies like modular nuclear power stations, as well as more work in the defence industry, could make earnings more reliable and stable. Given how badly the shares have done, there’s the paradox that any good news – especially any pleasant surprises – could well see the Rolls-Royce share price do well. I suspect expectations are now so low that there could be significant upside. The CEO has been at Rolls-Royce since 2015, so there’s a steady hand at the helm. At this difficult time a settled and competent management team is absolutely vital and I think it’s reassuring to any investor. Once the worst of the pandemic is over Roll-Royce can once again target better cash flow. All that said, its chair is set to change later on this year, but hopefully by October we’ll be starting to see more air travel and Rolls-Royce getting off its knees. The bad news for the Rolls-Royce share price It’s much easier to find bad news. Revenues are unlikely to recover to anywhere near normal levels soon. In 2022 it’s forecast revenues will still be significantly below where they were in 2015. The company has been loss-making for the last few years and margins have fallen through the floor. Not all the problems with the Rolls-Royce share price can be blamed on the pandemic. Remember, the Trent engine problems meant the engineer was hemorrhaging money before anyone had heard of Covid-19. For now, given it makes so much money from how many air miles planes fly, Rolls-Royce remains at the mercy of the pandemic. Would I invest? That’s why on balance I think there are better investments than Rolls-Royce out there. Given the challenges the company faces, I think buying the shares is a gamble and one I’m personally unlikely to take. But if the shares dip even further, I may reconsider that view as a rather contrarian long-term investment. The post The Rolls Royce share price is below 100p – so is it a buy? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Is this little-known company the next ‘Monster’ IPO? Right now, this ‘screaming BUY’ stock is trading at a steep discount from its IPO price, but it looks like the sky is the limit in the years ahead. Because this North American company is the clear leader in its field which is estimated to be worth US$261 BILLION by 2025. The Motley Fool UK analyst team has just published a comprehensive report that shows you exactly why we believe it has so much upside potential. But I warn you, you’ll need to act quickly, given how fast this ‘Monster IPO’ is already moving. Click here to see how you can get a copy of this report for yourself today More reading Can the Rolls-Royce share price recover in 2021? 3 FTSE 100 shares to buy after the ‘Freedom Day’ crash Will the Rolls-Royce share price keep falling? How low can the Rolls-Royce share price go? The Rolls-Royce share price falls again! Here’s what I’m doing about it Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  24. Can the Rolls-Royce share price maintain its momentum? (26/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The last time I wrote about Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR), its share price was just at about 100p. And to me, it looked like it was ready to dip more in the short term. I was wrong. It has been consistently above the mark since.  But can it continue to stay there? I think there are reasons that both favour the trend and that can send its share price tumbling below 100p again. Supportive environment for the Rolls-Royce share price #1. Stock markets are buoyant: The fact that the stock markets in general are rising is a good sign. The FTSE 100 index has been making steady gains over time, even though on a day-to-day basis it really looks like it is going nowhere.  This shows up in individual shares’ prices too, and Rolls-Royce is one of them. In much of the past year, its price has either remained around the 100p mark or just a bit below it. It is only during the months right before the stock market rally of November that it slid sharply.  #2. Aviation is in for better times: The outlook for the sector is also improving. Aviation has been one of the worst impacted industries during the pandemic. Rolls-Royce derives a large part of its revenue from supply of aircraft engines. So, it was impacted too.  In fact, it still is. Even while much of the economy has reopened, air travel still remains limited. But as vaccinations proceed at speed, it is only a matter of time before travel becomes commonplace once again. Its share price has doubled since November, in anticipation. Pandemic and prices could play spoilsport #1. Persistent uncertainty: However, when considering buying the stock, I also need to bear in mind that we never know what new twist in the corona tale awaits. New variants have slowed down the bounce back. And Rolls-Royce itself is cautious in providing an outlook going by the uncertainty that exists.  #2. Oil price rise: Moreover, air travel may remain weak even after it is allowed. Potential travellers could choose to be cautious for some time. Oil prices are rising. And crude oil may even touch $100 a barrel this year. This would push up travel prices. Coming out of a year of economic uncertainty, furloughs, and government support, it could be a put off.  Can the Rolls-Royce share price stay above 100p? Since Rolls-Royce is sensitive to news flow at this time, its share price can react a lot. It may even plunge significantly if there are any untoward developments. Still, I am optimistic that it may not happen. In the past year, its share price has risen by only 8%. This means that it was not significantly lower than 100p even then. As I was saying earlier, it did slide down for a few months, but was soon back up. I think the real question now is whether it can continue rising over time. I maintain that it can. But I am waiting for a real turnaround before considering buying the stock for my portfolio.  The post Can the Rolls-Royce share price maintain its momentum? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution" It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake: It’s happening. The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.” PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion… …That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years. Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS. It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! Access this special "Green Industrial Revolution" presentation now More reading The Rolls-Royce share price is up 170%. Should I buy now? Will the Rolls-Royce share price rise in July? Here’s why I’m avoiding Rolls-Royce shares Why is the Rolls-Royce share price having such an uncertain June? What’s going on with the Rolls-Royce share price? Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  25. I think the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from this potential trillion dollar market (09/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Just as electric motors have disrupted traditional internal combustion engine cars, I think there will come a time when electric jets replace current jets. With improving battery technology, the technology for electric planes is becoming more practical. Given the trend, here’s why I think Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) and the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from going electric. Reducing carbon emissions in the industry I think the Rolls-Royce share price is intriguing given a particular emerging sector.  As an industry, aviation accounts for more than 2% of greenhouse gas emissions, and that amount could grow as more people fly. Cutting down aircraft emissions would be one of the methods to help achieve ambitious carbon emission targets by the middle of this century. Given the current state of battery technology, the electric plane industry is still in its very early stages. There is still a lot of technology that needs to be developed in order for electric planes to be lightweight, safe, and durable enough to be used commercially. Many experts reckon it could take decades before electric airplanes that carry hundreds of people can fully replace kerosene ones. With battery tech improving in terms of efficiency and cost, however, electric planes look more and more practical at some point in the future. Rolls-Royce, in particular, has worked in a collaboration on the world’s fastest electric plane, which is capable of going more than 300 miles per hour. According to past releases, the electric plane is a one-seater that can travel 200 miles on a single charge. How I think the electric trend could affect the Rolls-Royce share price Given the success of Tesla, there is a lot of current market buzz over many things electric. Many electric car company stocks, for example, have risen regardless of their fundamentals. Likewise, electric charging stocks have also done well. More in Rolls-Royce’s arena, an electric aircraft startup, Archer, could go public at a potential billion dollar valuation. If Rolls-Royce’s electric plane efforts get more positive attention, I think the company could be perceived as more green. If the market remains bullish on green stocks, I think Rolls-Royce share price could potentially benefit. I also reckon Rolls-Royce has an opportunity in terms of growth in electric aircraft engines or even in making electric planes. The electric plane market could be a huge growth market in the future, particularly in terms of electric air mobility or ‘flying taxis’. With more direct routes, flying taxis could save a lot of time in terms of commutes. If the electric air mobility market grows to what some analysts expect, and Rolls-Royce’s battery and electric engine solutions are competitive enough, I think the company could win a lot of new business. According to Morgan Stanley‘s estimates, the electric air mobility market could amount to $1.5trn by 2040. Although the market might still be a long way off, I think it’s big enough that it makes Rolls-Royce shares worth holding in my portfolio. I think the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit if management does well in the sector.  A Top Share with Enormous Growth Potential Savvy investors like you won’t want to miss out on this timely opportunity… Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK analyst all fired up about this ‘pure-play’ online business (yes, despite the pandemic!). Not only does this company enjoy a dominant market-leading position… But its capital-light, highly scalable business model has previously helped it deliver consistently high sales, astounding near-70% margins, and rising shareholder returns … in fact, in 2019 it returned a whopping £150m+ to shareholders in dividends and buybacks! 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Should I buy the stock now? 3 reasons why the Rolls-Royce share price fell over 10% last week Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post I think the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from this potential trillion dollar market appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  26. The Rolls-Royce share price is rising this week. Should I buy? (18/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    For years, I’ve liked Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR), but I’ve never got around to buying. Whenever the time came for me to make an investment, Rolls never quite made the top of my list. Maybe the Rolls-Royce share price looked a bit too high at the time. Or, more usually, there’s just something else I liked better. Warren Buffett famously spoke of investing in Gillette, and the warm feeling he got every morning when he thought of the millions around the world shaving with a new blade. I’ve always had similar feelings watching airline departures and arrivals. And thinking of all those lucrative maintenance contracts bringing in the cash for Rolls-Royce. But no comparison is perfect. Chins are still being shaved around the world during Covid lockdown. But the planes aren’t flying, and the Rolls-Royce share price has suffered. We’ve seen a modest climb this week though. Since market close last Friday, Rolls-Royce shares are up 8%, as I write. But I’d never make an investment decision based solely on short-term share price moves. And the bigger picture isn’t so pretty. Feeling bullish We’re close to a year on from the start of the Covid-19 stock market crash. And, in that year, the Rolls-Royce share price has fallen 58%. But it had been slipping even before that. Over the past two years, Rolls-Royce shares are down 70%. So we’re looking at a pandemic catastrophe on top of an existing downward trend. So why am I starting to feel positive towards the stock? Well, my reason is essentially that I still see the long-term business as sound. When Rolls-Royce will get back to profit, I really can’t guess. And I still expect the rest of 2021 to be rocky for the Rolls-Royce share price. Then there’s the huge amount of debt the company’s had to take on, amounting to around £4bn now. That will have to be addressed some day. But, for now, the key question is whether Rolls will make it through the rest of this crunch year. The firm’s latest update at the end of January essentially said things are in line with expectations. Rolls expects free cash outflow of around £2bn in 2021, and I could see a few eyes watering at the prospects of that. But at the end of 2020, the company had around £9bn in liquidity — which it described as “at the upper end of the previously guided range.” Rolls-Royce share price cheap? Rolls-Royce is hoping for an upturn in the aviation business in the second half of the year. And that’s where I think the big risk lies. The Covid vaccination programme is progressing reasonably well. But there almost seems to be a new virus variant every week. And the government is still urging against booking fly-away holidays just yet. Still, with the Rolls-Royce share price around £1, or less, I really am tempted to buy. But I still don’t know whether I will. Again, it’ll depend on what other options might look more promising when the time for my next purchase comes along. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading The Rolls-Royce share price is under £1: should I buy today? What I think Covid-19 variants mean for the Rolls-Royce share price Rolls-Royce share price: why I’d follow the Archer Aviation SPAC Rolls-Royce and Cineworld: are these UK shares too risky to buy now? The Rolls-Royce share price is down 66% this year. Here’s what I’d do now Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The Rolls-Royce share price is rising this week. Should I buy? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  27. How low can the Rolls-Royce share price go? (19/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    It’s been a challenging time for aircraft engine makers and Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) is no exception. With the Rolls-Royce share price losing a third of its value since early December, the question some investors will be asking is: how low can it go? Here I consider what is driving the share price lower – and where it might go next. The Rolls-Royce share price has fallen Although the Rolls-Royce share price has lost ground in recent months, it is almost unchanged over the past year, shedding just under 2%. That it is behind the FTSE 100 gain of 10% in that period, but it is far from terrible. The announcement of vaccines late last year helped boost the Rolls-Royce share price. Investors anticipated travel demand increasing. Since then, the shares have fallen back to roughly where they were a year ago. That suggests the outlook now is similar to then. But is that right? Aviation demand is coming back I think UK investors may be overemphasising local news when it comes to the pace of aviation recovery. In some markets, civil aviation is back with a vengeance. The world’s biggest civil aviation market is normally the US. US carrier Delta said last week domestic leisure demand is back to pre-pandemic levels. That doesn’t mean flying is back to normal. Business demand remains subdued, and European markets are behind the US in reopening. Nonetheless, what the US shows is that once passengers can fly again, many of them will.  Other revenue streams In addition, it’s also worth noting that civil aviation is only one of Rolls-Royce’s business areas. Admittedly it is crucial to the company. But that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that the company derives substantial income from areas such as defence and power systems. They have proven more robust during the pandemic than civil aviation. Sentiment over facts So, if civil aviation demand is set to recover, why has the Rolls-Royce share price continued to weaken? Partly I think that investors have soured on the company. Tumbling revenues last year combined with a highly dilutive rights issue meant that the investment case looked weaker than before. But even before the pandemic, Rolls-Royce had been struggling to impress investors. It had issued a profit warning in 2019. Once sentiment takes hold in the stock market, share valuations can become detached from underlying financial analysis. That’s why I think the Rolls-Royce share price could still move lower from here. Despite a lower share price and a recovering aviation market, the shares still seem to have fallen out of favour with the City. My next move on the Rolls-Royce share price So does that represent a buying opportunity for my portfolio? For now, I don’t think so. The company has repeatedly said it expects to turn cash flow positive in the second half. There is a risk that if it revises that date, the shares could yet fall further. The stuttering nature of travel recovery in Europe could also continue to affect sentiment towards the shares, even if other markets return to health. I still think the Rolls-Royce share price could move up this year. But that is not assured. The next move could be further down from here – there is nothing to stop the shares continuing to move lower. The post How low can the Rolls-Royce share price go? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Our #1 North American Stock For The ‘New-Age Space Race’ Billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg are already betting big money on the ‘new-age space race’, and for one very good reason… …because this is an industry that according to Morgan Stanley could be worth $1 TRILLION by 2040. But the problem is most of their investments are in private companies — meaning they’re largely off-limits for everyday investors. Fortunately, our team of analysts have identified one little-known company that’s at the cutting-edge of the space industry, and is currently trading at what looks like a VERY reasonable valuation… …for now. That’s why I want to urge you to check out our premium research on this top North American space stock ASAP. Simply click here to see find out how you can grab your copy today More reading The Rolls-Royce share price falls again! Here’s what I’m doing about it The Rolls-Royce share price is falling in July: here’s why I’d buy I’m avoiding the Rolls-Royce share price. I prefer this FTSE AIM stock The Rolls-Royce share price continues to fall: should I buy now? The Rolls-Royce share price is falling. Is the stock one to buy? Christopher Ruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  28. The Rolls-Royce share price is rising. Should I buy shares now? (10/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Shares in Rolls Royce (LSE: RR) have moved around a fair bit lately. The share price is up 10% so far this year. In this past month alone it’s put on 20%. That performance hasn’t been enough to get the Rolls-Royce share price back to where it was, though — it’s still 40% lower than this time last year. Here I will look at why the share price has been rising and consider whether I ought to add Rolls-Royce to my portfolio right now. The Rolls-Royce share price received a vaccine boost The company’s recent share price increase has coincided with growing vaccination roll out. As an aeroplane engine maker and servicer, the company’s fortunes are tied to demand for air travel. Rising vaccination rates ought to see more countries ease travel restrictions. That is good for Rolls-Royce, as the greater utilisation of engines, the higher the demand for servicing. However, while vaccination rates are rising, air travel is still nowhere near its normal level. The company clearly expects demand to increase. It said it should be cash flow positive in the second half of this year. However, its prior estimate of how fast air travel would return was adjusted downward. I think it is too early to say with any certainty whether air travel demand will actually come back to anything close to normal levels even by the end of this year. The company has substantial liquidity so should be able to ride out the storm even if it doesn’t turn cash flow positive in the second half. But that liquidity has come at a cost, most notably a large dilution of shares in last year’s rights issue. The challenge to the Rolls-Royce share price isn’t just about demand from airlines. I think it also reflects some investor nervousness that the company’s much-enlarged share float reduces the benefit to the shares even if the business does recover fully. Hunting for better options I find some aspects of the investment case for Rolls-Royce persuasive. It has a well-admired engineering expertise and reputation. The aircraft engine market is expensive and difficult to enter, so players like Rolls-Royce have a position of strength. Its installed base of engines virtually guarantees service revenues for years and sometimes decades to come, although a demand shock such as a future pandemic could affect them. In that sense, the company comes close to having the sort of economic moat Warren Buffett appreciates. But the pandemic has shown up some weaknesses in the company’s business model too. It is highly sensitive to demand, which is largely outside its control. Even with budget savings such as the elimination of 7,000 positions last year, the fixed costs of developing and servicing plane engines are high. That is one reason I think the Rolls-Royce share price is still well below its former level, even after the recent increase. Life getting back to normal will improve business prospects for the company. But for pandemic recovery picks I am more attracted by pub operators like J. D. Wetherspoon or transport companies like Go-Ahead. Their structural economics appeal to me more than those of Rolls-Royce, and demand recovery could come faster than it may for the aero engines market. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading Tesla has fallen 35%. How I think it affects the Rolls-Royce share price The Rolls-Royce share price: is this best investment for 2021 and beyond? The Rolls-Royce share price is around 110p. Should I buy shares now? Rolls-Royce shares: here’s how much a £1,000 investment a year ago would be worth today The Rolls-Royce share price is rising. Should I buy now? christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The Rolls-Royce share price is rising. Should I buy shares now? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  29. Why is the Rolls-Royce share price having such an uncertain June? (21/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) is one of the few FTSE 100 stocks that, as my Motley Fool colleague Rupert Hargreaves pointed out, has essentially gone nowhere over the past 12 months. It’s pretty much flat since the start of 2021 too. But looking a little closer, we can see the the Rolls-Royce share price has actually been through a lot of short-term ups and downs. Looking at June alone, Rolls shares have lurched between a high of 113.5p and a low of 104p. That’s a swing of 9% from lowest to highest, and way more volatile than the Footsie. Similarly sized ups and downs have been going on for months. It’s as if investors keep wanting to get in, keep thinking maybe the time is ripe for the recovery to start… and then it doesn’t take off and fades again, until the next time. I know it’s dangerous to read too much into short-term share price volatility. And I would never make an investing decision based on what the Rolls-Royce share price has done over the past few months or so. But if my speculations on investor sentiment are anywhere near the truth, they’re really just reflecting my own thoughts. I like the company The thing is, I’ve liked Rolls-Royce for a long time. And it’s one company that I’d really like to buy a chunk of at a cheap price. The company had hit a tough patch even before the pandemic brought a near halt to aviation. I reckon that presented a good buy at the time for investors with a long-term horizon. But it’s history now. I really do think the Rolls-Royce share price will recover from its current hammering. The only thing I just can’t get my head round is how long it might take for a sustainable profits recovery to set in. Oh, two things — and whether Rolls has the liquidity needed to see it through to such times. If it hasn’t, we might see further falls. In the past month, I can’t help feeling the delayed lifting of the UK’s final Covid-19 restrictions has made investors a bit twitchy again. Right now, Boris Johnson has said it’s “looking good” for the new target date of 19 July to be met. But, well, he’s said a lot of things over the years. Rolls-Royce share price uprating? So what are my thoughts now about the next stage for Rolls as an investment? To turn my own sentiment sufficiently bullish, I think I’ll need to see a positive set of results. In particular, I want to see how the balance sheet and cashflow situation are looking. Once we see clearer developments on those fronts, if we see them, I can see the Rolls-Royce share price enjoying an uprating. When might that come? First-half results should be with us on 5 August, and that’s really not very long now. By then, we should have firmer news on the pandemic front. And, hopefully, a bit of confidence returning to the aviation business. I’ll be waiting at least that long before I finally decide, and possibly a good bit longer. I think there’s probably a 50/50 chance that I’ll end up buying Rolls-Royce shares one day. The post Why is the Rolls-Royce share price having such an uncertain June? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas? Grab this FREE report now. Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits. From 2015-2019… Revenues increased 38.6%. Its net income went up 19.7 times! Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLED The opportunity here really is astounding. In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer? You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. More reading What’s going on with the Rolls-Royce share price? Should I buy Tirupati Graphite shares? Will the Rolls-Royce share price ever get back to 200p? Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares or International Consolidated Airlines Group shares? Where will the Rolls-Royce share price go in June? Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  30. Rolls-Royce shares: 1 reason to buy and 1 reason to sell (11/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) was one of the companies hardest hit by last year’s stock market crash. It didn’t really partake in the late 2020 recovery either. And the Rolls-Royce share price is still down around 65% over the past two years. Pandemic meant lockdown, lockdown meant nobody flying. Nobody flying meant no aircraft engine maintenance. Well, there was some, but well below normal levels. But with the end of Covid restrictions moving ever closer, many are heading off on their hols again. And that’s my chosen reason I’d think of buying Rolls-Royce shares. In a recovery situation, I want to see a troubled company’s business starting to pick up again. Or, at least, strong indications it’s about to happen any day now. I’m hoping we’ll see some hard evidence of recovery with first-half results, due on 5 August. Rolls-Royce share price: ready for the rebound? I think we might see a spark of interest in the Rolls-Royce share price in the days leading up to that. But in the meantime, I’m buoyed by the firm’s AGM statement from May. Chief executive Warren East said: “Looking ahead, we are confident that the significant restructuring actions we have taken in 2020 will deliver permanent cost reductions, positioning us well for the rebound in international air travel.“ So we have a leaner and more cost-efficient Rolls-Royce now, and that’s maybe not a bad thing anyway. I’ve always liked the company ,and from this direction it looks like a ‘buy’. But what’s the other angle, and why might I rate it a sell? In a word, cash. Rolls-Royce needed to take on a whole new financing deal just to keep going. Part of that involved raising around £2bn from disposals. But the company also raised £7.3bn from new debt and equity. That was in a year that resulted in a pre-tax loss of £2.9bn, and a free cash outflow of £4.2bn. Share price valuation Those are scary, scary numbers. And they make all previous valuation metrics utterly meaningless. With the degree of restructuring that’s been needed, we’re essentially looking at an an entirely new version of Rolls-Royce now. And it’ll surely take some time for markets to settle on a sensible long-term valuation. It’ll definitely take me some time to work out where I think the Rolls-Royce share price should be. I can’t see things settling this year. The company said it’s targeting positive free cash flow in the second half of 2021. And it hopes to reach at least £750m by 2022. If that comes off, my confidence will be boosted. But there’s still significant risk here. And my biggest fear is that the cash could run out and Rolls-Royce might need further financing. If that happens, a resulting combination of more debt and more equity dilution would throw all valuation measures further up in the air again. Hopefully, we’ll get a clearer idea of how the financial picture is looking once we have those H1 figures. Until then, I’m just watching. The post Rolls-Royce shares: 1 reason to buy and 1 reason to sell appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Is this little-known company the next ‘Monster’ IPO? Right now, this ‘screaming BUY’ stock is trading at a steep discount from its IPO price, but it looks like the sky is the limit in the years ahead. Because this North American company is the clear leader in its field which is estimated to be worth US$261 BILLION by 2025. The Motley Fool UK analyst team has just published a comprehensive report that shows you exactly why we believe it has so much upside potential. But I warn you, you’ll need to act quickly, given how fast this ‘Monster IPO’ is already moving. Click here to see how you can get a copy of this report for yourself today More reading Can the Rolls-Royce share price return to 200p? Is the Rolls-Royce share price cheap at 100p? This is what I’m doing about the Rolls-Royce share price Should I buy Rolls-Royce shares today? Where will the Rolls-Royce share price go in July and beyond? Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  31. The Rolls-Royce share price: 3 things that could give it a boost (29/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The one thing that really could give Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) a boost is an end to travel restrictions. But the reverse is happening right now amid a Covid-19 Delta variant surge. As a result, the Rolls-Royce share price ended Monday down 5.6%, as travel-related stocks declined across the board. Rather than opening up to British travellers, Spain and Portugal have both announced new restrictions. They include the need for vaccination certificates and negative tests, with quarantine as an alternative. Rolls-Royce isn’t the only one suffering, as TUI, International Consolidated Airlines, and the other airlines have all lost ground. We might see some respite should the UK’s restrictions end as hoped on 19 July. But while we still face continually changing pandemic uncertainty, I really can’t see the Rolls-Royce share price getting that one boost that it really needs just yet. Still, pandemic problems will surely only delay the Rolls recovery, won’t they? I mean, that recovery is sure to come, isn’t it? I’m convinced there will be a recovery, but I’m concerned over how long it will take. And the shape of the company that comes out of it could have an impact on Rolls’ long-term valuation. Debt, balance sheet What I’m getting at here is the balance sheet. And progress on that front is the next thing that I think could help the Rolls-Royce share price. Rolls is disposing of its Spanish subsidiary ITP Aero, for around €1.5bn, and that will surely help. The rescue package at Rolls got the company out of its crisis. But it involved taking on £7.3bn in new debt in the 2020 year. I think that’s manageable, providing the company can maintain sufficient liquidity to keep it going until the cash flow taps start opening again. If it can’t, we could see a further round of fundraising. And that would surely hammer the share price again. Right now, we’re looking at a race between Rolls-Royce’s business turnaround and the cash running out. The closer we get to knowing which will win, the greater the effect we should see on the share price. Rolls-Royce share price, medium term These are two nebulous issues, so is there anything more concrete? Well, first-half results are due on 5 August. And I expect the update will be one of the most keenly awaited in the FTSE 100 this year. And everyone will presumably be looking to the state of the firm’s balance sheet. With flying hours hardly changed so far this year, I’ll be looking for anything suggesting that possible further refinancing is on the cards. I’ll be hoping we don’t get it, and looking for upbeat outlook news. If the company makes optimistic noises regarding its balance sheet, and appears confident that it has enough liquidity, I think the shares could get a boost. I do see a strong long-term future for the company. But in the short-to-medium term, I fear events are more likely to have a negative effect than positive. I will not buy for now. The post The Rolls-Royce share price: 3 things that could give it a boost appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation. It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about. They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market. That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’. Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it. To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this 'double agent'! More reading Should I buy FTSE 100 shares BP or Rolls-Royce for my ISA in July? Top British stocks for July Can the Rolls-Royce share price maintain its momentum? The Rolls-Royce share price is up 170%. Should I buy now? Will the Rolls-Royce share price rise in July? Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  32. Where will the Rolls-Royce share price go in June? (31/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) has had one of the rockiest rides of the pandemic. Rolls has been up and down so far in 2021, going nowhere really in May. And we’re still looking at a fall of more than 60% over the past two years. Now, I’m going to say right up front, I’ve no idea where the Rolls-Royce share price is going to go in June. But we’re heading for developments that should affect the longer term. And I still can’t work out whether to buy Rolls-Royce shares as a recovery pick. For one, the next step in pandemic opening up is scheduled for 21 June. On that day, the government has pencilled in the removal of the final legal restrictions on social and business movements. Saying that, there’s that Indian variant thing. And the Prime Minister has already said we might have to wait a bit longer to get our full freedoms back. Further delays could see the Rolls-Royce share price weaken in June. Still, the opening up that we’re already enjoying is having its effect. In particular, sun-seekers are heading for the beaches again. And some travel-related shares are recovering. International Consolidated Airlines shares are up 26% so far in 2021, with easyJet not far behind with a 21% gain. TUI hasn’t had such a good year so far though, dropping a few percent. And the Rolls-Royce share price is down 4%. Rolls-Royce share price drivers It’s probably going to be a while before the travel sector recovery feeds through to Rolls-Royce. It’ll take time before engine maintenance requirements start to ramp up again. The other critical thing is that Rolls-Royce suffered big loss in 2020, and needed a major financial rescue package. There’s still cash on the books to keep the aerospace engineer going for a while yet. But will it be enough to last until profits return? The uncertainty behind that question must, surely, weigh heavily on the Rolls-Royce share price for at least a few months yet. At full-year results time, Rolls wasn’t in a position to make much in the way of predictions. That’s not surprising, as the company spoke of the uncertainties of the near- and medium-term outlook for civil aviation. It’s all about cash And we shouldn’t expect the cash situation to reverse in the current year. With those results, Rolls said it expects free cash flow to turn positive in the second half of 2021. But it still expects to suffer a free cash outflow of around £2bn for the full year. The company is hoping for positive free cash flow in 2022 of at least £750m. But that depends critically on the pace of recovery in flying hours, and the success of the firm’s cost-cutting strategy. I’m keenly awaiting first-half results due on 5 August. Any updates on the expected cash flow situation could drive the Rolls-Royce share price in either direction. In the meantime, any positive news from the aviation business in June and beyond would be welcome. I’m not buying yet. I’m going to wait for the clouds of uncertainty to clear a bit. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading What’s happening to the Rolls-Royce share price? Could the Rolls-Royce share price fall below 100p? This is what I’m doing about the Rolls-Royce share price! As the Rolls-Royce share price remains cheap, I’d invest £3k Is it time to act on the Rolls-Royce share price? Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Where will the Rolls-Royce share price go in June? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  33. I’d avoid the Rolls-Royce share price and buy this FTSE 100 stock instead (26/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has been one of the big losers of the pandemic. However, as the economy has reopened, some investors have been buying the FTSE 100 company as a recovery play.  I’ve also considered buying the stock as a recovery play, albeit a speculative recovery play. As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of engines for the civil aviation industry, the company is well-placed to benefit from the recovering aviation market. That’s the theory anyway. In practice, there’s a lot that could go wrong. Even if passengers return to the skies in large numbers, the company may still struggle to remain consistently profitable. This would undoubtedly be bad news for the Rolls-Royce share price.  This is why it’s incredibly challenging to value the stock. Despite the group’s reputation and scale, it’s consistently struggled over the past few decades to live up to its potential. It might be different this time around, although there’s no guarantee.  With this being the case, I’ve been looking for other companies in the industrial sector that might be a better buy than Rolls.  An alternative to the Rolls-Royce share price According to the latest information, sectors seeing the fastest growth as the economy reopens are construction and manufacturing. I think that suggests equities in the industrial and construction sectors could be the best investments for me to own right now. As such, while I’d avoid the Rolls-Royce share price, I would buy shares in FTSE 100 peer Melrose (LSE: MRO) as an alternative.  These two companies couldn’t be more different. As Rolls has lurched from one disaster to another, Melrose has achieved a strong track record of buying struggling industrial companies, turning them around, and selling them for a profit.  The company’s latest is the £2.6bn disposal of its Nortek Air Management Division. After this sale, the enterprise will be returning £730m to shareholders. Following this special dividend, the company will have paid out £5bn to shareholders since its listing in 2003. At the time of the listing, the business was valued at just £10m. It is worth more than £7bn today.  As Melrose has created value, the Rolls-Royce share price has destroyed it. Shares in the FTSE 100 company have fallen 78% since reaching an all-time high of 437p at the end of 2013.  FTSE 100 investment I’m well aware that industrial companies can be volatile. Melrose has been successful, but past performance should never be used as a guide to future potential. The company could face challenges from higher interest rates and rising costs as we advance.  However, what excites me is the company’s management, which has a tremendous amount of experience buying, turning around and selling businesses. Is in my opinion, Melrose’s management is its best asset.  That’s why I’d buy Melrose over Rolls today. Even though Rolls may see a recovery in the weeks and months ahead, I’d rather have exposure to Melrose’s management, which seems to be one of the best in the business.  The post I’d avoid the Rolls-Royce share price and buy this FTSE 100 stock instead appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic… And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains. But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times. 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  34. The Rolls-Royce share price is rising. Should I buy now? (03/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) shares are popular right now. Last week, Rolls-Royce was the fifth most purchased stock on Hargreaves Lansdown. Meanwhile, on Trading 212, RR is currently the 7th most owned stock overall. This interest in the stock appears to be pushing its share price up. Is this a share I should buy for my own portfolio? Let’s take a look at the investment case. Rolls-Royce shares: the bull case I can see why Rolls-Royce shares are popular at the moment. For starters, the share price has been hit hard due to Covid-19 disruption. Over the last year, RR is down about 50%. As a result, the company has a market cap of just £2.2bn right now. If the prospects for the airline industry improve (which I think they will eventually), Rolls-Royce shares could rise. That’s because the company generates a substantial proportion of its revenues from the manufacturing and servicing of engines for the commercial aviation industry. Secondly, there’s been a lot of talk this year about all-electric planes and ‘air taxis’ and some investors believe that Rolls-Royce could be a big player in these areas. Recently, Rolls-Royce has been developing a high-performance electric aeroplane named Spirit of Innovation. This has completed its first runway taxiing tests, ahead of a first flight, which is expected to take place this spring. “This system and the capabilities being developed will help position Rolls-Royce as a technology leader offering power systems to the urban air mobility market,” said Rob Watson, director of Rolls-Royce Electrical, after the tests. This development certainly looks interesting. Going forward, air mobility could be a genuine source of growth for Rolls-Royce. Is RR a good fit for my portfolio? Having said all that, I’m not convinced that Rolls-Royce shares are a great fit for my portfolio at the moment. I like to invest in companies that are consistently profitable, cash generative, financially sound, and that generate a high return on capital employed. In other words, I like high-quality businesses. Companies like Apple, Microsoft, and dotDigital are some good examples. Companies that have these kinds of attributes tend to be good investments over time. Looking at Roll-Royce’s financial track record, it’s not so impressive. In recent years, the company has posted big losses on a number of occasions (well before Covid-19). And even when it was profitable, return on capital employed was not that high. Meanwhile, Stockopedia gives Rolls-Royce an Altman Z1 score of -0.19 which indicates a “serious risk of financial distress” within the next two years. Overall, Rolls-Royce does not appear to me to be a high-quality business. Better stocks to buy In conclusion, I do think Rolls-Royce shares have the potential to keep rising in the short term. If the airline industry picks up, the company should benefit. However, Rolls-Royce is not the kind of stock I’d buy for my portfolio. I think there are much better stocks I could buy right now that are more suited to my goals (generating strong returns over the long term) and risk tolerance. Like this one…. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Will the Rolls-Royce share price recover in 2021? Will the Rolls-Royce share price reach 150p? Rolls-Royce share price: what I’d do given the upcoming full-year result Rolls-Royce shares: is it the right time to buy? The Rolls-Royce share price: have we seen the bottom? Edward Sheldon owns shares in Apple, Microsoft, dotDigital, and Hargreaves Lansdown. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Apple and Microsoft. The Motley Fool UK has recommended dotDigital Group and Hargreaves Lansdown. 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  35. The Rolls-Royce share price continues to fall: should I buy now? (15/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    After falling over 50% in 2020, Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) has followed a downward trend in 2021 – down 11% year-to-date. After a bullish run at the tail end of 2020, many thought that RR was back on the rise. However, currently around 90p, can the share price rise back to the levels it was once at? Let’s take a look. Why has the RR share price fallen? Covid obviously had a major impact on the Rolls-Royce share price, with it falling over 40% early in the pandemic. However, it was experiencing problems prior to this. It suffered problems with its Trent 1000 engine, an issue that proved expensive for the firm. This negatively impacted its operating profit and cash flow. The issues it was experiencing were not helped by the pandemic, of course. In response to the global crisis, it announced a plan to cut up to 9,000 jobs, nearly a fifth of its workforce, while also staring at a £4bn loss for 2020. As my colleague Manika Premsingh mentioned, the wholesale cancellation of flights last year, plus the uncertainty we are experiencing now as we see countries transition from green, amber, or red and back again, has led to a decline in aviation-related stocks over the course of the past 18 months. This has deflated investor confidence – the effect clearly seen through a drop in the firm’s share price. Can the Rolls-Royce share price take-off again? Yet it is not all bad news. As a reaction to the pandemic, costs cuts were put in place to save the firm £1.3bn. From a long-term outlook, such savings could help it streamline operations generally. The aviation sector will (eventually) return to what it once was, and with a more streamlined model Rolls-Royce should benefit from this. Its half-year results are due for release on 5 August, which will give us some signs as to how effective the cost-saving programme has been. If positive, the Rolls-Royce share price could see a boost. The recent news of the go-ahead for ‘Freedom Day’ on 19 July is also positive. As restrictions ease further, adding to the ongoing vaccination programme, the aviation sector could have a strong summer as more and more people look to jet out on holiday. This, of course, is dependent on the government not making a U-turn should cases rise post-Freedom Day. And it also relies heavily on the amber and red lists of countries not growing (which isn’t guaranteed). Should I buy? The Rolls-Royce share price has had a turbulent few years. The ongoing pandemic fills me with doubt and its performance hinges on the government’s eagerness to withdraw current travel restrictions. The results released in early August will also provide investors with a clear sign of if the firm is on track with the cost-savings programme. Long term, I can see the the share price rising, but I am wary. I intend to keep it on my watchlist until the half-year results, while also tracking travel restriction movements post-Freedom Day. The post The Rolls-Royce share price continues to fall: should I buy now? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading The Rolls-Royce share price is falling. Is the stock one to buy? Why is Rolls-Royce a penny stock? What’s going on with the Rolls-Royce share price? Can the Rolls-Royce share price rise in the months ahead? Rolls-Royce shares: 1 reason to buy and 1 reason to sell Charlie Keough does not own shares in Rolls-Royce. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  36. The Rolls-Royce share price is above 100p: what next? (16/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    In the last six months, the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has been as low as 40p per share and as high as 140p. Now back above the possibly important psychological marker of 100p, would I add the engineer’s shares to my portfolio? What’s happening with the Rolls-Royce share price? It’s worth noting that although the shares have increased a lot over the last month, over a longer timeframe they’ve performed poorly. In 2018, the shares reached 375p. In early 2014 they were over 400p. Even comparing Rolls-Royce to another engineer like Weir Group or Melrose, shows that its share price has underperformed. Weir and Melrose have made gains over the last 12 months, while Rolls-Royce has lost ground.   That could either mean Rolls-Royce could bounce back stronger, or that there are just greater concerns about the company versus other broadly comparable businesses. I fear it may be the latter. Yet the last month has been a bit stronger. This momentum has, I think, more to do with the rotation to value stocks over growth stocks, rather than specifically a vote of confidence in Rolls-Royce itself. More than just a temporary blip Covid only amplified problems that Rolls-Royce had. It wasn’t firing on all cylinders before the pandemic, as I have pointed out before. There were issues with cash flow and its Trent 100 engines, to give just two examples. Neither of these can easily be ignored, they are pretty major problems.  Even as Covid fades, and we have a roadmap in the UK out of lockdown, there’s still a lot of uncertainty around the engineer. Its wide-body planes will likely be less in demand for now, even as air travel increases. That’s because I’d suspect most people will likely take short breaks until they feel comfortable flying long-haul again. That means lower demand for bigger planes.  The impact of the pandemic will likely hurt its cash flow for years too. This year it’s expected to spend £4.2bn. Turning this situation around will take a lot of management time and require a lot of action, including likely further cost-cutting.  Those issues with the Trent 100 engines are still not fully resolved and have been eating up profits even before the pandemic. It’s hard to quantify what impact this has on the firm’s reputation, but it can’t do the brand any good.  What could help boost the shares? On the flipside of this gloomy picture we have both short-term and long-term opportunities. In the short term, the share price could benefit from being seen as a Covid recovery share. Longer term, reliable defence income and moving into new emerging technologies, such as modular nuclear reactors, could boost growth and investor sentiment. In the end the simple answer to the question of whether I’d add Rolls-Royce shares to my portfolio is probably not. For me there are other Covid recovery stocks that are better value and that could make for more profitable long-term holdings. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading Rolls-Royce share price: I think we’ve seen the bottom I’m tempted by the Rolls-Royce share price. Here’s why I’m not buying FTSE 100 stock watch: will the Rolls-Royce share price recover? The Rolls-Royce share price holds steady after big 2020 loss. Should I buy? Rolls-Royce share price: can it go back up to 200p? Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The Rolls-Royce share price is above 100p: what next? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  37. Rolls-Royce shares: here’s how much a £1,000 investment a year ago would be worth today (04/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    A one-year time frame is a good benchmark when I look at an investment return. It doesn’t mean I’ll sell after one year, but enough time has passed for me to see the general trend of the stock. Judging a company over a shorter time might lead me to make the wrong call on the stock. One example is Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) shares. One-year performance  A year ago, Rolls-Royce shares were trading at 208p. As I’m writing, the share price is 115p. From this I can clearly see that a £1,000 investment is worth less now than it previously was. In numerical terms, it’s down 45%, so my £1,000 would be worth approximately £550. As a rough barometer, the FTSE 100 index over this period is down as well. However, it’s down less than 3%, so Rolls-Royce shares are underperforming the benchmark. This move lower doesn’t appear to be a one-off. If I look back two years, the share price was at 305p. There have clearly been fundamental drivers that have caused the value of the company to decrease over the past few years.  One of these has been the “tangible and sustainable cultural and performance shift” that was reported in the 2019 results. Rolls-Royce had focused on repositioning the business in several key areas. This meant cutting headcount (seen in both 2019 and 2020) as well as trying to reduce net debt (gross debt reduced by £1.1bn in 2019). This understandably meant Rolls-Royce shares took a knock, as trying to transform a mature company will hurt in the short run before investors see the benefits. Another hit to Rolls-Royce shares came due to Covid-19 last year. The impact was felt in most industries, but particularly in the aerospace sector. Demand for maintenance of engines and new engine sales in the civil aerospace area dried up. Although demand in other areas (such as defence) held firm, Covid-19 definitely took its toll. Should I buy Rolls-Royce shares now? I could look at Rolls-Royce shares and think that the downward trend might continue. However, there comes a point when the share price simply can’t fall lower unless the business is looking like it will go bust.  In its latest trading update, Rolls-Royce confirmed it has £9bn of liquidity available. So I don’t think the business is remotely close to going under in the short term. Therefore, I do see Rolls-Royce shares as an opportunity for me to buy in. But before I do, I’d like to see the full-year 2020 results that are due out on March 11. Besides any major disaster, I’ll buy after results come out. I imagine the commentary with the results will stress caution, but could look ahead with optimism. Based on the vaccination numbers, flying hours should increase in H2, which indirectly will benefit Rolls-Royce. Ultimately, I don’t see air traffic (either civil or otherwise) remaining depressed in the long term. So this should gradually mean a return to sustainable profits for the business. The issue here though is simply the risk of the unknown. If more virus mutations surface or lockdowns are prolonged, Rolls-Royce shares will likely continue to trade lower. However, I can’t predict this, and have to accept this as a risk. But with this in mind, I’d still buy the stock. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading The Rolls-Royce share price is rising. Should I buy now? Will the Rolls-Royce share price recover in 2021? Will the Rolls-Royce share price reach 150p? Rolls-Royce share price: what I’d do given the upcoming full-year result Rolls-Royce shares: is it the right time to buy? jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Rolls-Royce shares: here’s how much a £1,000 investment a year ago would be worth today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  38. Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares at 8-month lows? (21/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) shares hit a low on Monday, crashing below 90p to eight-month lows. They recovered a bit by yesterday’s close, but not significantly so. When it was last at these levels, the Rolls-Royce share price was actually on its way up. This was in November last year and the stock market rally had just begun. Now is the exact opposite situation. It has been falling for much of the past month.  Better times ahead At any other time, I would have not thought of buying Rolls-Royce shares at such a juncture. But this time things are different. We have finally passed Freedom Day in the UK, which makes any Covid precautions discretionary (for now). Also, in the UK, North America and much of Europe, at least 50% of the population has had at least one vaccine shot. This means that we are closer to travelling in big numbers again than we have been at any time in the last year.  Considering that 60% of the company’s revenues come from the supply and servicing of civilian aircraft, this is good news indeed. This segment has been a big drag in the recent past, even while its power systems and defence segments have been in better health.  Disposals programme gathers pace I reckon that it will still be some time before Rolls-Royce can get its financials in order. But I think the worst may be over for it. Besides an improved outlook, this is because of its notable commitment to its £2bn disposals programme. It initiated this last year in a bid to get back to financial health after the pandemic.  In December, it decided to sell off its nuclear instrumentation business to French civil nuclear energy company Framatome. It is also trying to sell its Spanish aircraft engine business, ITP Aero and Bergen Engines, its maritime engine maker.  Most recently, media reports have said it plans to sell its stake in AirTanker, which leases aircraft to the RAF. Rolls-Royce has a roughly 50% stake in the company, while much of the rest is owned by Babcock International, the defence and nuclear engineering business.  What’s next for the Rolls-Royce share price? I think these are positive developments but we should have a better idea of how things are progressing only by the end of the year. This is because, by then, more data on the recovery should be available.  But the Rolls-Royce share price can start rising before that. The rise in new coronavirus cases that caused a mini market meltdown a few days ago now seems to be behind us. And prices of sensitive stocks are moving up. This includes Rolls-Royce, which is up by 6.3% in today’s trading.  Also, stock markets have a tendency to preempt the future. So by the time its updates reflect better health, I reckon that will already be priced in, assuming that the markets remain buoyant.  I am still cautious though, because it was not in a great place even before the pandemic. And any setbacks in reopening global travel could hit it hard. But going by improving conditions at the moment, it is on my watchlist for now. The post Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares at 8-month lows? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading The Rolls Royce share price is below 100p – so is it a buy? Can the Rolls-Royce share price recover in 2021? 3 FTSE 100 shares to buy after the ‘Freedom Day’ crash Will the Rolls-Royce share price keep falling? How low can the Rolls-Royce share price go? Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  39. This is what I’m doing about the Rolls-Royce share price (07/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    It’s perhaps no surprise to see the Rolls-Royce Holdings (LSE: RR) share price still struggling for liftoff. The FTSE 100 company has failed to rally like many other cyclical UK shares as the continuing Covid-19 emergency keeps travel restrictions in place in many regions. Rolls-Royce’s share price has advanced just 8% over the past 12 months. That’s significantly below the 15% rise the broader FTSE 100 has enjoyed in that time. But are UK share investors missing a trick by not buying in? Why Rolls-Royce’s share price could fly There are several reasons why Rolls-Royce could soar in the second half of 2021. These include: #1: A fresh decline in Covid-19 cases as vaccine programmes continue. This would lead to airlines taking to the skies en masse again, allowing Rolls-Royce’s engines to start clocking up air miles again and brightening the long-term demand outlook for its hardware. Yesterday, Germany loosened curbs for travellers from several countries and it’s thought other European countries could follow its lead in the days and weeks ahead. #2: Divestment activity continues. A banged-up balance sheet is one of the reasons why Rolls-Royce’s share price has failed to ignite. The engineer has previously said it expects net debt to balloon to £4bn by the end of this year. So it has to get busy with asset sales to repair investor confidence. Happily, the business said it was “progressing well on our disposal programme” when it last updated the market in May. #3: Cost-cutting actions impress. News on disposals will be keenly watched when Rolls-Royce releases half-year financials on 5 August. So will details on the FTSE 100 firm’s planned £1.3bn worth of annualised cost savings (“good progress” has been made with cost reductions, Rolls-Royce recently said). Any positive news on either front could drive the company’s share price much higher. However… All that said, there are clearly big risks to Rolls-Royce’s share price too. Perhaps the most obvious is the ongoing public health emergency and what this will mean for the reopening of the aviation industry. Despite vaccine rollouts, the number of global coronavirus cases is again rising. The emergence of the Delta variant is responsible for this most recent uptick. And the outbreak of other variants since this particular edition became widespread is casting concern for the airlines — and by extension Rolls-Royce — for further down the line. This is, of course, particularly dangerous for the FTSE 100 firm, given its enormous debt pile. Sure, August’s financials might show encouraging progress on asset sales and cost-cutting. But this will likely count for little if signs emerge that travel barriers are set to remain in place, or possibly even tighten. The Rolls-Royce share price doesn’t look that cheap, in my opinion, given these dangers. The firm is expected to bounce back into profit next year. But, at a current price of 102p, it commands a high P/E ratio above 30 times for 2022. I’m simply not prepared to risk my hard-earned cash on such an expensive and high-risk UK share. The post This is what I’m doing about the Rolls-Royce share price appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading Should I buy Rolls-Royce shares today? Where will the Rolls-Royce share price go in July and beyond? Rolls-Royce shares are below 100p. Should I buy? The Rolls-Royce share price: 3 things that could give it a boost Should I buy FTSE 100 shares BP or Rolls-Royce for my ISA in July? Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  40. What’s going on with the Rolls-Royce share price? (19/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Over the past 12 months, the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has essentially moved sideways. The stock has returned -1.5% since this time last year. By comparison, the FTSE All-Share Index has returned 22%. This is a bit of an unfair comparison because the pandemic has severely impacted Rolls-Royce. It suffered one of the most substantial drops in revenue and profitability of any large UK company.  It makes more sense to compare the performance of the Rolls-Royce share price to that of other pandemic-hit businesses such as IAG, easyJet and Tui. But even compared to these stocks, Rolls has underperformed. The three firms outlined above have returned 11%, 24%, and 47%, respectively, over the past 12 months. Tui has achieved this performance even though it’s been bailed out three times by the German government during this period.   Looking at these figures, I’ve been wondering, what’s going on with the Rolls-Royce share price?  Improving outlook  Rolls’ largest division is its aerospace business. This involves the sale and maintenance of engines for the civil aviation industry. The company gets paid based on the number of flying hours its machines rack up. Therefore, when the aviation industry was effectively grounded this time last year, group revenues plunged.  Since then, the industry has started to recover. Air traffic around the world is currently around two-thirds of 2019 levels. As the outlook for the sector has improved, it’s had a positive impact on Rolls’ outlook. The company expects to be cash flow break-even in the second half of the year. This should draw a line under its pandemic losses.  Unfortunately, it seems as if the market is sceptical the company can hit this target. That appears to be the primary reason why the Rolls-Royce share price has underperformed.  It wouldn’t be the first time the company has missed targets. In the past, the group has repeatedly overpromised and underperformed. Therefore, I think the market doesn’t believe in management’s outlook.  Is the Rolls-Royce share price a buy?  I reckon this could be an opportunity for risk-tolerant investors. Despite its improving outlook, the stock still looks cheap. Although there’s always going to be the risk that the company will miss management’s growth targets.  With that being the case, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today as a speculative recovery play. However, I’m well aware this isn’t a risk-free investment. I think there’s a very high chance the company will underperform this year. If it does, the stock could continue to languish.  That’s why I’d only buy a small speculative position for my portfolio. While I think the Rolls-Royce share price has recovery potential, the global travel and aviation industry outlook is incredibly uncertain. Unfortunately, there’s nothing the company can do about this uncertainty.  The post What’s going on with the Rolls-Royce share price? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas? Grab this FREE report now. Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits. From 2015-2019… Revenues increased 38.6%. Its net income went up 19.7 times! Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLED The opportunity here really is astounding. In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer? You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. More reading Should I buy Tirupati Graphite shares? Will the Rolls-Royce share price ever get back to 200p? Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares or International Consolidated Airlines Group shares? Where will the Rolls-Royce share price go in June? What’s happening to the Rolls-Royce share price? Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  41. The Rolls-Royce share price is falling in July: here’s why I’d buy (18/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Rolls-Royce Holdings (LSE: RR) share price has been falling in July. At the time of writing, the stock has dipped 15% over the last month, to just over 90p. I think this is an example of buy the rumour, sell the news. Investors bought into the reopening trade last October, lifting the stock from 35p to 135p in two months. But Rolls’ shares have drifted lower this year as the difficult reality of reopening has become clear. I think this slump could be a buying opportunity. On the verge of recovery At times like these, I find it pays to ignore the noise and stay focused on what’s actually happening at a business. At Rolls-Royce, I see a company that’s now on the verge of a recovery. I reckon there are three areas to watch. First, airlines are starting to fly their long-haul aircraft again. These planes are the main users of Rolls’ big jet engines. Second, the company is nearing the end of a restructuring programme that should deliver £1.3bn of annual cost savings. Finally, a recent report on Bloomberg suggests the company has is getting close to a final fix for the problems with its Trent 1000 engine. This has been an expensive embarrassment for the company, with total costs expected to top £2bn. Together, these factors are expected to support a return to profitability next year. Analysts are currently forecasting an annual profit of £363m in 2022, rising to £581m in 2023. With the Rolls-Royce share price sitting close to 90p, that prices the stock on 20 times 2022 forecast earnings, falling to just 12 times earnings in 2023. That seems reasonable to me. What about zero emissions? Airlines and aircraft suppliers are coming under pressure to make big cuts to their carbon emissions. To help meet these goals quickly without drastic cuts to flying, Rolls-Royce is working on a plan to make its engines compatible with “100% sustainable” synthetic fuels. The company says that by 2030 all new engines will be “compatible with net zero.” By 2023, some existing models of engine will also be compatible with synthetic fuels, allowing airlines to clean up their existing aircraft. In my view, innovations like these should help Rolls-Royce protect its market share and drive new growth over the coming decades. Rolls-Royce share price: a cheap buy? Would I buy Rolls-Royce at current levels? I’ve avoided the stock for a long time but I’m starting to be interested. However, there are still some risks which are making me hesitate. Rolls-Royce is emerging from the pandemic with a lot more debt than it had previously. I expect that repaying debt will limit the group’s ability to pay dividends for a few years. Another concern is that the business may not make the right choices when targeting net zero. Developing new technology for future generations of aircraft could be costly. The company won’t necessarily get it right first time. These extra costs could eat into the company’s profits in future years. On balance, I think Rolls-Royce shares look fairly priced at under 100p, but probably not cheap. At this stage, I might consider opening a small long-term position, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on this FTSE 100 stock. The post The Rolls-Royce share price is falling in July: here’s why I’d buy appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Our #1 North American Stock For The ‘New-Age Space Race’ Billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg are already betting big money on the ‘new-age space race’, and for one very good reason… …because this is an industry that according to Morgan Stanley could be worth $1 TRILLION by 2040. But the problem is most of their investments are in private companies — meaning they’re largely off-limits for everyday investors. Fortunately, our team of analysts have identified one little-known company that’s at the cutting-edge of the space industry, and is currently trading at what looks like a VERY reasonable valuation… …for now. That’s why I want to urge you to check out our premium research on this top North American space stock ASAP. Simply click here to see find out how you can grab your copy today More reading I’m avoiding the Rolls-Royce share price. I prefer this FTSE AIM stock The Rolls-Royce share price continues to fall: should I buy now? The Rolls-Royce share price is falling. Is the stock one to buy? Why is Rolls-Royce a penny stock? What’s going on with the Rolls-Royce share price? Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  42. Will the Rolls-Royce share price rise in July? (25/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Rolls-Royce Holdings (LSE: RR) share price has been grounded over the last year. As I write, the aero engine firm’s shares have risen by just 5% since June 2020. That leaves them well behind the 15% gain delivered by the FTSE 100 over the same period. I reckon investors have put Rolls in a holding pattern while they wait to see when air travel will really get started again. But with travel restrictions now being lifted more widely, will July be the month when the market takes a fresh look at Rolls-Royce shares? What do we know already? The last trading update from Rolls-Royce came in May. CEO Warren East said that flying hours during the first four months of 2021 were 60% below 2019 levels. This was pretty much as expected. Flying on long-haul routes has been supported by cargo demand and airlines preserving their airport slots by flying near-empty planes. East said that vaccination progress in the US and UK was “encouraging” but admitted the timing of a wider recovery was still “uncertain”. Rolls-Royce’s other business units were said to be performing as expected, with defence especially strong. A turning point? Rolls-Royce expects to start generating free cash flow “at some point during the second half of 2021.” When this happens will depend on how quickly engine flying hours recover, driving up billable revenue. I reckon this could be a key turning point for the Rolls-Royce share price. Free cash flow is essential to Rolls’ recovery. Without this, the group can’t start to repay debt. More widely, I think investors may be waiting to see if East can deliver on his free cash flow forecasts. Even before the pandemic, these targets were a key part of his turnaround strategy. The next trading update from Rolls-Royce is due on 5 August. I’ll be watching closely for any changes to the company’s forecasts. Rolls-Royce share price: up in July? At about 108p, Rolls-Royce stock has already risen by 170% from the lows of 40p seen when the company launched a £5bn refinancing last October. After such strong gains, is a recovery already priced into the shares? I estimate that Rolls-Royce’s current valuation is about 20% below the level seen at the end of 2019, including debt. If profits return to pre-pandemic levels, I can see some room for further share price gains. Broker forecasts also seem quite encouraging to me. Consensus forecasts for 2022 price Rolls’ stock on 25 times earnings. This multiple falls to 15 times earnings for 2023, when profits are expected to rise above 2019 levels. If international travel really takes off in July, then I think we could see Rolls-Royce’s share price move higher next month. However, I think a fair level of recovery is already priced into the stock. Any disappointments could cause the price to slump again. For this reason, I won’t be buying Rolls-Royce shares at current levels. I don’t think the potential rewards are big enough to outweigh the risks. The post Will the Rolls-Royce share price rise in July? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas? Grab this FREE report now. Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits. From 2015-2019… Revenues increased 38.6%. Its net income went up 19.7 times! Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLED The opportunity here really is astounding. In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer? You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. More reading Here’s why I’m avoiding Rolls-Royce shares Why is the Rolls-Royce share price having such an uncertain June? What’s going on with the Rolls-Royce share price? Should I buy Tirupati Graphite shares? Will the Rolls-Royce share price ever get back to 200p? Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  43. Can the Rolls-Royce share price surge if it overcomes this huge trend? (22/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) recently noted that the remote work trend has cut air travel. According to the company’s 2020 full year presentation, “some travel [was] displaced by advances in virtual platforms for business connectivity”. With the number of new Covid-19 cases dropping in many places, however, there is a possibility that many areas of the world will control the pandemic this year and fewer businesses might use remote work in the near and medium term. Here’s how I think the changing conditions concerning remote work could affect the Rolls-Royce share price as a result. Remote work has been a headwind Remote work or working online has been a headwind for Rolls-Royce since the beginning of 2020. Due to the desire to socially distance, remote work took off during the pandemic. As a result, virtual platforms that allow for business connectivity (such as Zoom) surged in terms of activity. With more people doing work remotely, fewer people have had to travel through air. Many conventions that were normally in person were switched to virtual, for example. Rolls-Royce has been affected by this trend because it depends on civil aviation for a big part of its business. Specifically, the company makes a lot of its money from long-term contracts that are dependent on those engine flying hours. If fewer people fly due to remote work, total engine flying hours could decrease. Can the Rolls-Royce share price surge if remote work decreases? With the vaccine rolling out in many places, the pandemic could be controlled in many places this year. As a result, there is the potential for less remote work and more air travel. If that happens, Rolls-Royce could benefit fundamentally. While the company could benefit from less remote work, I don’t know if the Rolls-Royce share price will surge because of it. The market looks ahead, and has likely already priced in much of the future effects of remote work usage decreasing. It’s also important to note that many believe remote work is here to stay in some fashion. Many employers have noticed that they can get the same amount of work done for many jobs with remote work being included. Many employees also like working from home. Although their employees might still have to come to the office, many won’t have to come to the office every day given that they can work some days remotely. My final Foolish thoughts I’d buy and hold the stock at the current share price. I reckon there are many fast-growing economies that have relatively low penetration of flights per person that could drive demand for new airplanes for decades to come. Given Rolls-Royce’s moat in aerospace engines and status as one of the leaders in an industry dominated by few firms, I believe the company will benefit from that trend. Rolls-Royce does have risk in the near term given new Covid-19 variants that have created uncertainty. If the variants become more resistant to vaccines than expected, the pandemic could last for longer and the company’s civil aerospace business might continue to not do well. This might not be good for the Rolls-Royce share price. All in all, however, I think the stock has a lot of potential in the long term given the growth in civil aviation. A Top Share with Enormous Growth Potential Savvy investors like you won’t want to miss out on this timely opportunity… Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK analyst all fired up about this ‘pure-play’ online business (yes, despite the pandemic!). Not only does this company enjoy a dominant market-leading position… But its capital-light, highly scalable business model has previously helped it deliver consistently high sales, astounding near-70% margins, and rising shareholder returns … in fact, in 2019 it returned a whopping £150m+ to shareholders in dividends and buybacks! 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  44. What’s going on with the Rolls-Royce share price? (12/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) is in a funk. Again. The Rolls-Royce share price is trading at below 100p levels today after managing to hold up above these levels for much of the past month.  Much progress for Rolls-Royce This is mystifying. The outlook for aviation is better now than it has been at any time in the past year. Supply and service of civil aircraft engines is Rolls-Royce’s biggest revenue source, so that is good news. Also, its other business segments are in a healthy place.  And Rolls-Royce also has plans in place for the future. It is in the process of forming a partnership with Cavendish Nuclear, an engineering company, to facilitate the development of Rolls-Royce’s small nuclear power plants. In another bid to support clean energy, the company is also set to launch the fastest electric plane.   To me, these look like developments with great potential as we move towards a cleaner, greener future. Whether or not they add to the company’s bottom line remains to be seen, but for now that is tomorrow’s question. Why the share price drop? So why the drop in share price? I think one glaring reason is that the pandemic continues. It is true that vaccinations are happening speedily. It is also true that the intensity of Covid-19 has declined. However, it is equally true that coronavirus cases are on the rise. And while we are all looking forward to ‘Freedom Day’ next week, there is also a possibility that restrictions may come back after the summer. The worst affected from this ongoing uncertainty, is of course the aviation sector.  It is no coincidence then, that Rolls-Royce is hardly the only aviation related stock to decline in the recent months. FTSE 100 airline giant International Consolidated Airlines Group and the FTSE 250 low-cost airline easyJet, are other casualties of this uncertainty.  With constant change in expectations, I can see why investors appear undecided about the Rolls-Royce share price. I had predicted as much, when I wrote about it in May. My takeaway was that its situation is volatile, and that is how it has stayed. Even though by last month, it was beginning to look like I might have been wrong. What would I do now? So what would I do about the Rolls-Royce stock now? I think it is a wait and watch situation for now. Unlike airline stocks, I have been particularly cautious about Rolls-Royce because even pre-pandemic its financial performance left a lot to be desired. So even if all goes back to normal, there is limited confidence in the company’s performance. This will also translate into limited share price increases.  Instead, if I want to buy stocks in the aviation pack, I think the likes of easyJet are a better buy for me. As a low-cost airline its bounce back can be faster.  The post What’s going on with the Rolls-Royce share price? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Can the Rolls-Royce share price rise in the months ahead? Rolls-Royce shares: 1 reason to buy and 1 reason to sell Can the Rolls-Royce share price return to 200p? Is the Rolls-Royce share price cheap at 100p? This is what I’m doing about the Rolls-Royce share price Manika Premsingh owns shares of easyJet. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  45. Will the Rolls-Royce share price bounceback in 2021? (06/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    With a 12% fall in the Rolls Royce (LSE: RR) share price in the past three weeks, this question comes up yet again. The Rolls-Royce share price has seen plenty of ups and downs in the past year (though it’s up almost 9.5% over 12 months) given the company’s heightened sensitivity related to all sorts of developments from vaccines to its own finances.  Why did the share price fall? The Rolls-Royce share price fall coincided with the Norwegian government stopping the sale of its marine engines manufacturer, Bergen Engines, to a Russian company. Bergen Engines is a Norway-based business. The Norwegian government sees the sale as a security threat, because it has no security co-operation with Russia.  What does the blocked Bergen Engines’ sale mean for the company? Hiving off Bergen Engines can be seen in the context of the company’s big restructuring, which started almost a year ago. As Rolls-Royce puts it in its release regarding this subsidiary “Bergen Engines….is not core to our long-term strategy”.   Besides slowing-down its overhaul, the blocked sale also means a delay in raising finances. With its business at a near standstill in 2020, Rolls-Royce has planned to raise £2bn through disposals to keep itself well funded. This adds to the company’s other efforts at fundraising, which have included significant new equity and debt, in the past year.  What’s next for the Rolls-Royce share price? Delays in financing itself, especially in these uncertain times, is negative news for the company. There is no way of knowing how long it will take for Rolls-Royce to find another buyer.  Yet, it is one of the many developments that can impact Rolls-Royce right now. Recently, the company started building the world’s biggest aero-engine, which will provide greater fuel-efficiency. Also, it runs on sustainable fuel, which is made of waste products.  Clean energy is a growing focus area for both policy makers and consumers, so this sounds like a step in the right direction. But I think the biggest impact on the Rolls-Royce share price will be from its future financial developments. Some improvements should be visible later this year, as air travel comes back to some extent. I think these can have a positive impact on the company’s stock market performance. Would I buy the shares? While I think that the Rolls-Royce share price can rise over the next few months, albeit unevenly, I am hesitant to make a long-term call on it yet. The reason is that there is still too much up in the air right now.  Rolls-Royce was loss-making even before the pandemic struck, and now it is in an even worse place. I am cautiously positive on the stock given that it has a reputable position in a specialised industry, which cannot be replicated easily. At the same time, its financials are in an undeniable funk too.  I am watching it for a turnaround before buying the share for the long haul.  There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation. It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about. They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market. That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’. Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it. To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this 'double agent'! More reading Will the Rolls-Royce share price keep climbing? Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying Rolls-Royce shares and IAG. Here’s what I’d do The Rolls-Royce share price: amazing value for my ISA? 2 aerospace stocks I’d buy Rolls-Royce shares: Norway blocks its sale. Should I be worried? Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Will the Rolls-Royce share price bounceback in 2021? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  46. Rolls-Royce earnings: here’s what will help me decide to buy more shares (10/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    FTSE 100 stock Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) will release its earnings report on Thursday 11th March at 9am. It is well expected that the company will report its biggest annual loss in history and go into depth about the detrimental impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the business. Nonetheless, I think there might be light at the end of the tunnel for Rolls-Royce shares. Here are the main reasons why I am re-entering Rolls-Royce albeit tentatively, as I think there is a chance that we see a positive rise of the share price after earnings. Rolls-Royce is expected to report its biggest loss ever The market is already expecting the company to have its biggest ever loss on record so that isn’t likely to spook the share price if it is indeed reported. In fact, International Airlines Group recently reported a loss of £7.5 billion and its share price rose 3.5%; I am hoping that we might see something like that for Rolls-Royce’s shares. Reasons the stock could rise I am hoping that the management comes out speaking upbeat on its recovery, especially in terms of its aerospace division. This division manufactures and services engines for the airline industry and makes up 50% of the company’s total earnings. Therefore, with the vaccination roll-out going better than expected in the UK and improving globally, this is positive for Rolls-Royce’s main revenue stream especially as more airlines are now travelling than they did in the fourth quarter. Additionally, I hope we hear more from management about this and that they provide upbeat guidance for the rest of the year, especially with foreign holidays from the UK set to be allowed from 17th May. Reasons Rolls-Royce shares could fall A key metric to focus on will be its liquidity position (cash). During the pandemic, the management team reacted quickly and raised money from a rights issue. They also took measures to cut-costs to make the business leaner, which I think has only made the company a more attractive proposition if it can survive this pandemic. However, if we were to hear that Rolls-Royce may need to do another round of financing, or if it raises concerns about its cash position being able to survive a longer-than-expected recovery, this could send the share price falling. Why I am buying Nevertheless, although the shares have recovered somewhat, they are still significantly down from Rolls-Royce’s pre-pandemic levels of over 600p. That’s why I think now, before its FY earnings, is a great chance to get into this stock. Therefore, I am buying more shares in this global brand in the hope of a boost after earnings, but I will be holding a little bit of money back in case a ‘buy the dip’ opportunity presents itself instead. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading The Rolls-Royce share price is rising. Should I buy shares now? Tesla has fallen 35%. How I think it affects the Rolls-Royce share price The Rolls-Royce share price: is this best investment for 2021 and beyond? The Rolls-Royce share price is around 110p. Should I buy shares now? Rolls-Royce shares: here’s how much a £1,000 investment a year ago would be worth today Joseph Clark holds shares in Rolls-Royce. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Rolls-Royce earnings: here’s what will help me decide to buy more shares appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  47. The Rolls-Royce share price could be on the road to recovery (27/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    With the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price dropping below 100p, I am tempted to buy this stock before the civil aerospace company’s recovery becomes fully realised. But with possible further damage to the aviation sector brewing because of new variants of coronavirus such as the Delta variant, some investors might see this share as one to be avoided. Here, I explain why I will be betting on a favourable future in 2021 for Rolls-Royce. Another lockdown could be devastating for Rolls-Royce First things first, I need to look at what another lockdown could mean for the Rolls-Royce share price. With no planes in the air due to travel restrictions, Rolls-Royce would continue to lose revenue on its maintenance contracts as these are dependent on airtime. This would be a big blow for the company because these contracts contribute to Rolls-Royce’s main bulk of revenue, whereas the company only just about breaks even on the initial sale. However, this is just speculation for now, and the situation looks a lot better than it did last year. Rolls-Royce is not making any adaptations to its recovery plan for the time being, and with air travel having its busiest weekend since the pandemic hit, I am quite hopeful that this is a sign of positive things to come. Rolls-Royce restructuring programme Following on from its cost saving plan from 2020, Rolls-Royce estimated that it saved £1bn beyond its expectations before the pandemic arrived. The company now aims to reach £1.3bn in operating costs and capital spend savings by the end of next year. Of course, we can see that Rolls-Royce is steadfastly committed to its restructuring programme as it temporarily shut down its plant in Renfrewshire this week. With the company continuing to do good on its word to cut costs, I am convinced that its commitment will lead to more investor confidence on the Rolls-Royce share price. Further, the balance sheet looks a lot healthier than compared to last year, and the threat of bankruptcy is no longer in sight. This is mainly because the company secured £7.3m in additional liquidity in 2020. If the company meets its expectations of turning cash flow positive in the second half of 2021, then I think this success will attract a lot of buyers. This could lead to a very profitable return for me if I add this share to my portfolio before Rolls-Royce announces its interim results on the 5th of August. Will the Rolls-Royce share price recover? The dark times of Covid-19 could very well be behind us, but with this new Delta variant and any more variants to come, the situation could change very quickly. The effects of another lockdown would most likely damage Rolls-Royce’s progress, and its thoughts of turning cash flow positive would become an all-forgotten dream. However, I think that the current situation points in a more positive direction. Passengers are flying again, and the government is putting more countries on the green list. I also have confidence that Rolls-Royce’s restructuring procedure will put it on the road to recovery. Whilst it may still be a bit of a bumpy ride for the Rolls-Royce share price, I will be buying this stock as a recovery play. The post The Rolls-Royce share price could be on the road to recovery appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Our #1 North American Stock For The ‘New-Age Space Race’ Billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg are already betting big money on the ‘new-age space race’, and for one very good reason… …because this is an industry that according to Morgan Stanley could be worth $1 TRILLION by 2040. But the problem is most of their investments are in private companies — meaning they’re largely off-limits for everyday investors. Fortunately, our team of analysts have identified one little-known company that’s at the cutting-edge of the space industry, and is currently trading at what looks like a VERY reasonable valuation… …for now. That’s why I want to urge you to check out our premium research on this top North American space stock ASAP. Simply click here to see find out how you can grab your copy today More reading I’d avoid the Rolls-Royce share price and buy this FTSE 100 stock instead Can the Rolls-Royce share price hold out until the end of 2021? 5 reasons to buy Rolls-Royce shares – and why I’m not Are these 2 FTSE 100 travel stocks a bargain? Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares at 8-month lows? John Town has no position in the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  48. Will the Rolls-Royce share price rise in August? (02/08/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Shares in Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) have lately been showing the sort of movement more associated with the company’s engines. Moving down to become a penny share and now gaining altitude again, the shares have certainly encountered some heavy weather. But the Rolls-Royce share price is 30% higher than it was a year ago. Can it now go higher? Demand recovery is in progress One of the drivers for the Rolls-Royce share price is the utilisation rate of its installed engine base. They higher the flying hours, the greater the need for servicing. That is good for Rolls-Royce’s service revenues. There have already been signs of growing civil aviation demand recovery in markets like the US. Recently there has been similar news closer to home. Last week, for example, Ryanair said that it is seeing “a strong rebound of pent up travel demand into August and September” which it expects will continue in the following months. Rival Easyjet referred to “bookings surges experienced following selective easing of travel restrictions”. That sort of improvement in the number of passengers taking flights should be good for the Rolls-Royce share price, as long as it is sustained. The company also derives revenues from a number of businesses apart from civil aviation, such as defence. Performance in those business units has not weakened as much as that of the civil aviation division during the pandemic. If civil aviation demand continues to improve, I think Rolls-Royce could soon be reporting stronger performance throughout its business. That could help boost the Rolls-Royce share price. Cash flow news this week The company is set to release its interim results this Thursday. I think that could be an important event for the Rolls-Royce share price. Part of the nervousness investors have had about Rolls-Royce is its liquidity. Will it need to repeat the very dilutive rights issue it had last year? The company has repeatedly said that it expects to become cash flow positive in the second half of this year. If it does that, investors’ liquidity concerns will ease. That could help boost the share price. If Thursday’s results are good, that could lift the Rolls-Royce share price. But the thing I will most be keeping my eye on is the cash flow news. I expect the company to update on its target in the interim results. If it says it still expects to become cash flow positive in the second half – which is now underway – I see it as positive for the Rolls-Royce investment case. Rolls-Royce share price outlook for August So, what does that mean for the Rolls-Royce share price in August and beyond? If the interim results are strong, I think it could provide a boost for the shares. I therefore think that the Rolls-Royce share price could rise in August. But I also see risks. Demand recovery may be slower than expected, hurting the restoration of positive cash flow. Further lockdowns could mean future demand falling again. The dilutive rights issue last year points up the risk of any future liquidity crunch leading to further dilution. I’ll be digesting Thursday’s results eagerly, but for now am not tempted by the Rolls-Royce share price. The post Will the Rolls-Royce share price rise in August? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Our #1 North American Stock For The ‘New-Age Space Race’ Billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg are already betting big money on the ‘new-age space race’, and for one very good reason… …because this is an industry that according to Morgan Stanley could be worth $1 TRILLION by 2040. But the problem is most of their investments are in private companies — meaning they’re largely off-limits for everyday investors. Fortunately, our team of analysts have identified one little-known company that’s at the cutting-edge of the space industry, and is currently trading at what looks like a VERY reasonable valuation… …for now. That’s why I want to urge you to check out our premium research on this top North American space stock ASAP. Simply click here to see find out how you can grab your copy today More reading Can the Rolls-Royce share price return to pre-pandemic levels? Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares at 100p? The Rolls-Royce share price hits 100p! Is it time to buy this FTSE 100 stock? 2 FTSE 100 shares I’m buying after ‘freedom day’ The Rolls-Royce share price could be on the road to recovery Christopher Ruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  49. What’s happening to the Rolls-Royce share price? (29/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has performed poorly over the past few months. Year-to-date, the stock has returned just 3.7%. Over the past 12 months, it is off nearly 10%.  However, over the same time frame, the company’s underlying fundamental performance has improved markedly.  So, what is really happening to the Rolls-Royce share price? Why are investors still giving the stock the cold shoulder despite its improving fundamentals?  Rolls-Royce share price outlook Two weeks ago, Rolls-Royce issued a trading update for the first few months of 2021. The market had been expecting another update from the business following a rough performance from the company in 2020. Towards the end of last year, management had stated that the company was on track to become free cash flow positive by the second half of 2021. Investors were waiting to see if the company still believed this was possible. As it turns out, management believes it is. According to the company’s latest trading update, management sees it reaching this goal as vaccinations bring the pandemic under control and travellers return to the skies.  This is incredibly positive news. The Rolls-Royce share price has been under pressure for much of the past year due to concerns about the company’s balance sheet and rising losses. The fact that management believes the group will be free cash flow positive at some point in the next six-to-nine months suggests these balance sheet pressures are now behind it. If the company meets its cash flow target, it can focus on growth, but this could be a long way off yet.  Risks and challenges Unfortunately, the company is not out of the woods yet, despite the progress it has made over the past few months.  Vaccinations are making a big impact, but outbreaks are still occurring around the world. It could be several years before the group returns to 2019 levels of sales and profitability. In the meantime, management will have to remain laser-focused on keeping costs low and maximising profitability. Another significant coronavirus outbreak could cause massive disruption. This would undoubtedly throw a spanner in the works of the company’s recovery plans. It may even have to raise more cash from investors if losses return.  I think this is the primary reason why the Rolls-Royce share price has performed the way it has in 2021. Yes, the company seems to be through the worst of the storm, but it still faces a long road to recovery. And any setback could force the business to make some hard choices.  With that being the case, I’m not going to be buying a large holding in Rolls-Royce any time soon. I might be tempted to take a small position, but considering the risks facing the enterprise, I reckon there are better opportunities on the market that would prevent me spending a lot on RR shares. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation. It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about. They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market. That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’. Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it. To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this 'double agent'! More reading Could the Rolls-Royce share price fall below 100p? This is what I’m doing about the Rolls-Royce share price! As the Rolls-Royce share price remains cheap, I’d invest £3k Is it time to act on the Rolls-Royce share price? Can the Rolls-Royce share price stay above 100p? Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post What’s happening to the Rolls-Royce share price? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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