Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Api Grp. LSE:API London Ordinary Share GB0000592062 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 59.00p 0.00p 0.00p - - - 0 05:00:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 114.7 5.6 7.4 8.0 45.21

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01/10/2016
09:20
API Group Daily Update: Api Grp. is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker API. The last closing price for API Group was 59p.
Api Grp. has a 4 week average price of - and a 12 week average price of -.
The 1 year high share price is - while the 1 year low share price is currently -.
There are currently 76,633,062 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 0 shares. The market capitalisation of Api Grp. is £45,213,506.58.
04/9/2014
14:07
davebowler: Equity Develpoment; API is a leading manufacturer and distributor of foils, films and laminates used to enhance the visual appeal of products and packaging, helping its customers to communicate brand values and authenticity. Yesterday's trading update warned that results for both the first half of the current year, and the full year itself, are likely to be below current expectations. Indeed both outcomes are probably going to be below the outcomes reported in 2013 / 14. The problems are in the pigments unit and may not prove long-lasting, indeed the RNS states that ''a recovery is now getting underway.'' It also comments that the other divisions are trading broadly in line with last year. We reduce forecast underlying diluted EPS for the current year to 5.7p, with 7.1p in the year following. Applying our previous calculation as to fair value at 11x forward EPS on the new estimate gives a share price of 78p. Considering a historic yield well over 3% on the shares (last dividend of 2p), coupled with ongoing investment and some exciting growth prospects, the shares seem reasonably underpinned after this correction, pending future updates on improved trading that should drive a recovery in ratings.
06/6/2014
13:43
davebowler: Crystal Amber update: Crystal Amber's NAV emerged at just over 157p to end May. News in May included the successful culmination of the company's actions with Leaf Clean Energy in which Crystal Amber has an 10% stake. This morning the company also sold over 1.1m treasury shares at the NAV to fund a purchase of a further position in NBNK Investments, giving it a total stake of some 17%. NBNK was the shell formed to buy bank branches from Lloyds and lost out to the Co-Op. The top ten investments now account for just under 60% of NAV and include Thorntons, Sutton Harbour, 4imprint as well as Clean Leaf and API in which a just over 10% stake is held. Cash is a little over 10%. The share price continues to trade not too far away from NAV.
10/2/2014
11:19
kalkanite: ....... That said, I think that there is a good possibility that API share price will be about 50% higher in 12 to 18 months time, certainly nothing to be sniffed at. As always this depends on the economy continuing its recovery, with predictions of salaries rising in real terms this year there will be more money for the luxury goods that API produce the wrappings/boxing for. Plain packaging for cigarettes could be a setback but that shouldn't happen in the UK (not including Scotland of course) until after the next election at least.
10/12/2013
10:15
davebowler: Equity Development; API Group is a global player in the manufacture and distribution of foils, films and laminates, including decorative and security holographics, with high market share (MS) positions in its key sectors and territories. Interim results show that the company has weathered a challenging six months, but a trend of clear sequential improvement in sales and profitability has been reasserted. Although year-on year results are down on FY 2013 H1, a particularly strong half year, a significant turnaround has been achieved over FY2013 H2. As indicated, API has announced an interim dividend of 0.7p per share, payable in January 2014, and API has also satisfactorily refinanced its main borrowing requirement through HSBC for the period to December 2017. On a single figure PER for next year, we think that the market continues to undervalue the company and have derived a new target share price of 111p.
28/11/2013
20:02
kalkanite: With the interim results out on Tuesday we may start to see a bit more share price activity here. I have been a bit of a bear over the last 6 weeks top slicing to lock in profits and building up a large percentage in cash. However I feel that API are still undervalued which lead me to topping up at the start of this week. The management team have done an excellent job in the 5 years that they have been at the helm with year on year progress, bringing down borrowing and just recently investing in areas where they obviously feel this will benefit. The property assets help to protect the downside and should there be a "genuine" improvement in economies I think API are well placed to take advantage. Whilst the first six months have clearly been slow, management are predicting second half improvements and progress over last year. I am expecting the announcement of new long term credit facilities which should reduce interest payments and a return of dividends which will broaden the attractiveness of the company to a wider range of investors. K
22/1/2013
12:10
speedsgh: Snippet on API included in ST's update on Crystal Amber in IC today... "API ready packaged for a bid Packaging materials group, API, is of interest, too, after the board put the company up for sale following pressure from major shareholders. The sale process is still ongoing, but a takeover of the company looks likely after US activist fund and 32 per cent shareholder Steel Partners and 28 per cent shareholder Wynnefield Capital announced they want to sell out. The most likely bidders are trade buyers in Germany and the Middle East and foil-makers in Asia. It's even possible that Illinois Tool Works may bid even though its offer of around 100p a share was turned down seven years ago. It's worth pointing out that API has a hidden and valuable asset in its New Jersey site which "covers 20 acres within the Manhattan commuter belt and is potentially worth a significant part of its market capitalisation" according to Crystal Amber, adding that even without a bid "reorganisation, investment and marketing initiatives combine to offer share price upside well in excess of 100p". I agree and, even though API shares have already moved up from 70p to 83p after I flagged up the takeover potential last month, there could be a further 20 per cent potential upside from this holding in the event of a bid for API."
22/1/2013
11:39
sportbilly1976: Aishah, I personally would be disappointed with 90p. Here is a post I made in December re my persoanl target (especially wrt the current sale process): From the IC recently; "Packaging materials group, API, is of keen interest, too, after the board put the company up for sale following pressure from major shareholders. The sale process is ongoing, but a sale looks likely after US activist fund and 32 per cent shareholder Steel Partners and 28 per cent shareholder Wynnefield Capital announced they want to sell out. The most likely bidders are trade buyers in Germany and the Middle East and foil-makers in Asia. It's even possible that Illinois Tool Works may bid even though its offer of around 100p a share was turned down seven years ago. It's worth pointing out that API has a hidden and valuable asset in its New Jersey site which "covers 20 acres within the Manhattan commuter belt and is potentially worth a significant part of its market capitalisation" according to Crystal Amber, adding that even without a bid "reorganisation, investment and marketing initiatives combine to offer share price upside well in excess of 100p". I agree and, with API shares currently priced at 70p in the market, there could be significant upside from this holding, too. ..and from Equity Developments note on the 9th July ... Trading on a forward P/E of only 6.5x FY'13 earnings and EV/ EBITDA of only 4.6 x, we believe that API is significantly undervalued in relation to its peer group, exhibiting a much higher 3 year growth rate in both earnings and EBI TDA. Thus, putting API on an undemanding earnings multiple of 9x FY'13 EPS, some 6 x EV/EBITDA and 2.0x book, would see 86p as an achievable share price target in the short term. Looking further ahead, we forecast a high 3 yr growth outlook from a strong asset base and put a fair value on the shares of 120p, representing nearly 100% upside from current levels. This level could be realised sooner, via corporate action, given the management's public commitment to review a possible auction process in Q3 this year Adding on a bit for the property (I think it was mentioned at approx 10p) gets to 130p, which coincidentally is just under the £100mln mkt cap
31/12/2012
09:13
protean: The Crystal Amber fund seems to be having a good run up with a number of decent holdings including API. Their website contains the recent Investors Chronicle article which rates both the fund itself and also SUH and API. Can't be long until further news on the bidding now. "Packaging materials group, API, is of keen interest, too, after the board put the company up for sale following pressure from major shareholders. The sale process is ongoing, but a sale looks likely after US activist fund and 32 per cent shareholder Steel Partners and 28 per cent shareholder Wynnefield Capital announced they want to sell out. The most likely bidders are trade buyers in Germany and the Middle East and foil-makers in Asia. It's even possible that Illinois Tool Works may bid even though its offer of around 100p a share was turned down seven years ago. It's worth pointing out that API has a hidden and valuable asset in its New Jersey site which "covers 20 acres within the Manhattan commuter belt and is potentially worth a significant part of its market capitalisation" according to Crystal Amber, adding that even without a bid "reorganisation, investment and marketing initiatives combine to offer share price upside well in excess of 100p". I agree and, with API shares currently priced at 70p in the market, there could be significant upside from this holding, too. It goes without saying that I rate Crystal Amber, Sutton Harbour and API all as buys." http://www.crystalamber.com/_library/_downloads/InvestorsChronicle-SmallCapstobuynow03-12-12.pdf
12/12/2012
13:31
sportbilly1976: Protean - a mix of the two following snippets: From the IC recently; "Packaging materials group, API, is of keen interest, too, after the board put the company up for sale following pressure from major shareholders. The sale process is ongoing, but a sale looks likely after US activist fund and 32 per cent shareholder Steel Partners and 28 per cent shareholder Wynnefield Capital announced they want to sell out. The most likely bidders are trade buyers in Germany and the Middle East and foil-makers in Asia. It's even possible that Illinois Tool Works may bid even though its offer of around 100p a share was turned down seven years ago. It's worth pointing out that API has a hidden and valuable asset in its New Jersey site which "covers 20 acres within the Manhattan commuter belt and is potentially worth a significant part of its market capitalisation" according to Crystal Amber, adding that even without a bid "reorganisation, investment and marketing initiatives combine to offer share price upside well in excess of 100p". I agree and, with API shares currently priced at 70p in the market, there could be significant upside from this holding, too. ..and from Equity Developments note on the 9th July ... Trading on a forward P/E of only 6.5x FY'13 earnings and EV/ EBITDA of only 4.6 x, we believe that API is significantly undervalued in relation to its peer group, exhibiting a much higher 3 year growth rate in both earnings and EBI TDA. Thus, putting API on an undemanding earnings multiple of 9x FY'13 EPS, some 6 x EV/EBITDA and 2.0x book, would see 86p as an achievable share price target in the short term. Looking further ahead, we forecast a high 3 yr growth outlook from a strong asset base and put a fair value on the shares of 120p, representing nearly 100% upside from current levels. This level could be realised sooner, via corporate action, given the management's public commitment to review a possible auction process in Q3 this year Adding on a bit for the property (I think it was mentioned at approx 10p) gets to 130p, which coincidentally is just under the £100mln mkt cap
03/12/2012
13:32
speedsgh: WJCCGHCC - good spot. This is undoubtedly the cause behind the sudden buying. It's from ST's wider article on Crystal Amber who own a stake in API... "Packaging materials group, API, is of keen interest, too, after the board put the company up for sale following pressure from major shareholders. The sale process is ongoing, but a sale looks likely after US activist fund and 32 per cent shareholder Steel Partners and 28 per cent shareholder Wynnefield Capital announced they want to sell out. The most likely bidders are trade buyers in Germany and the Middle East and foil-makers in Asia. It's even possible that Illinois Tool Works may bid even though its offer of around 100p a share was turned down seven years ago. It's worth pointing out that API has a hidden and valuable asset in its New Jersey site which "covers 20 acres within the Manhattan commuter belt and is potentially worth a significant part of its market capitalisation" according to Crystal Amber, adding that even without a bid "reorganisation, investment and marketing initiatives combine to offer share price upside well in excess of 100p". I agree and, with API shares currently priced at 70p in the market, there could be significant upside from this holding, too. It goes without saying that I rate Crystal Amber, Sutton Harbour and API all as buys."
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