Hargreaves Lansdown is set to announce its financial results for the first half of fiscal 2024. Here is a breakdown of what to expect:

Revenue Boost:

The London-listed retail-investment platform is anticipated to reveal a surge in revenue for the first six months, reaching £367.8 million ($464.2 million) as per analysts surveyed by Visible Alpha. This is an increase from the previous year's £350 million.

Assets Under Administration Growth:

Total assets under administration are projected to escalate to £134.3 billion from £127.1 billion during the same period last year, based on Visible Alpha's consensus estimate.

Earnings Per Share Projection:

Analysts foresee a decline in first-half earnings per share to 31.1 pence, down from 33.1 pence, according to Visible Alpha.

Dividend Increase:

Anticipated raise in the interim dividend payout to 14.12 pence per share from 12.70 pence per share for the first half of fiscal 2023, as indicated by Visible Alpha.

Despite a 7% decrease in shares over the past 12 months, the stock has seen an 8.7% rise since the beginning of 2024.

Key Focus Areas:

New CEO's Strategy:
This reporting period presents an important opportunity for the new Chief Executive, Dan Olley, to outline his vision regarding the company's strategy post-February 2022 and subsequent changes. Analysts at Barclays highlight the significance of strategic clarity as a potential catalyst for the stock, which is currently trading below long-term multiples.

Technology Spend and Cost Savings:
UBS analysts suggest that Hargreaves may provide additional insights on technology expenditures and cost-cutting initiatives. The ongoing fiscal program from 2022 to 2026 aims to achieve £55 million in savings.

Stay tuned for the latest updates on Hargreaves Lansdown's performance in the upcoming report.

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