Moneysupermarket.com today reported a 22% rise in full-year revenue to £387.6m and a jump in profits driven by a strong performance in money and travel channels.
Pre-tax profits for the year to 31 December 2022 leapt to £85.2m from £70.2m and the dividend was left unchanged at 111.71p.
AJ Bell’s Russ Mould said: “Moneysupermarket served up many right answers with its latest numbers but the market has given it a D-minus after picking holes in the results. Revenue and profit are both up by double-digits and net debt has come down a lot. That’s simply not enough to get a winning grade judging by the 7% dive in the share price.
“There have been some suggestions in recent days that energy switching activity could restart from July. Moneysupermarket has poured cold water over that thought by saying it is unlikely that energy switching will return this year, and that’s likely to have spooked investors hoping for a big part of its business to start earning again.
“The other negative is the lack of dividend growth which suggests Moneysupermarket is being cautious until all parts of its business are firing on all cylinders again.”