Lending discipline tempers pace of growth
S&U’s year-end trading statement indicated that FY19 results would be in line with expectations. Motor finance new business has slowed recently reflecting a combination of more intense competition and S&U’s maintenance of tighter credit criteria. As a result, FY20 starts with lower receivables than we had assumed, and it also seems prudent to allow for lower growth than previously. Our FY20e EPS is reduced by 4.7% but the prospective ROE remains above 17%.