Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Communisis LSE:CMS London Ordinary Share GB0006683238 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.25p -0.66% 37.75p 37.50p 38.00p 37.75p 37.25p 37.50p 379,490 16:35:04
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 354.2 17.3 7.0 5.4 79.03

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29/9/2016
09:20
Communisis Daily Update: Communisis is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker CMS. The last closing price for Communisis was 38p.
Communisis has a 4 week average price of 38.82p and a 12 week average price of 38.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 57p while the 1 year low share price is currently 33p.
There are currently 209,355,876 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 105,632 shares. The market capitalisation of Communisis is £79,031,843.19.
28/9/2016
13:00
rhubarbcrumble: Thanks Masurenguy. Quite reassuring, even on the pension front. I wonder, though, why the share price continues to drift lower. Whilst some weakness after ex dividend day is to be expected, and the finals are a long way off, if the outlook is as positive as we are being led to suppose, I question why the share price has not held up better. Prima facie, an attractive share with strong dividend, reducing debt and not especially affected adversely by Brexit.
20/9/2016
09:18
rivaldo: I sold in the 40p's a while ago as I thought the pension issue would weigh on the share price. In particular, CMS are unlucky in that the next triennial valuation is imminent as at the next 31 March - so with any bond yield reduction then their pension contributions will likely have to increase significantly. This is not an issue at CAR, where the next triennial valuation isn't for some years and therefore CAR's contributions are fixed at reasonable levels for a long time going forward. It'll be interesting to see whether this issue subsides or not in time for CMS' upcoming triennial valuation - if bond yields to continue to recover in the UK then perhaps this won't be a problem.
14/9/2016
10:23
edmundshaw: Not sure what cutting the dividend would do to the share price, but I suspect it wouldn't be pretty. As others have said, there is plenty of cash flow to go around, and if either bond rates recover or pension calculations are adjusted to the new reality about pension investments, that deficit could get slashed, and perhaps, just perhaps, we might see a more robust share price. My thinking is that bond rates cannot get a lot worse than zero, so this is as bad as it is likely to get. Buying at the bottom taking on a new meaning, perhaps, but arguably the reasoning is just as sound. For what it is worth, I have three companies in the top 10 of that list in the IC. I am not worried about the effect of bond rates on pensions per se, as long as I think the company can cope until recovery.
13/6/2016
15:55
speedsgh: Burvill seizes on Communisis slump - HTTP://citywire.co.uk/money/4-shares-the-pros-are-buying-and-selling/a918228?ref=citywire-money-picture-galleries-list#i=2 Citywire AA-rated UK equity veteran Chris Burvill has upped his stake in marketing group Communisis (CMS) following a dire 12 months in which a profit warning knocked 24% off its share price. Burvill increased his holding to just under 10% of the business worth £7.9 million at a share price of 38p, down from a 2015 peak above 56p. The shares are held by the £2.1 billion Henderson Cautious Managed fund, the largest external investor in the business. Burvill runs the equity component of the mixed stocks and bonds fund. Shares in Communisis tumbled in November last year after it said problems with a recent acquisition would drag down profits for the year. Despite a relatively resilient set of numbers in March helping to recoup much of those losses, sentiment has more recently deteriorated again. Analysts remain relatively upbeat on the business however with both Liberum and FinnCap rating it a ‘buy’, on price targets of 74p and 65p respectively.
25/4/2016
08:21
masurenguy: SIV are probably the closest competitor to CMS in the UK although their digital business mix is not necessarily the same. Nevertheless there will inevitably be some sector 'read across' by some investors which will impact the CMS share price. Following the profit warning the SIV shareprice has been very severely hit and has opened down 37% this morning. However one should note the outlook statement issued by Chairman Hickson just over 7 weeks ago. "We are encouraged by increasing demand for the Group's integrated marketing services. In 2016 contract wins, together with our new business pipeline, position Communisis for another year of profitable growth. The Board is focussed on the creation of value; meaning bottom-line profit translating to improving free cash flow and progressively lower debt." Of course things can change relatively quickly especially with the uncertainty over the EU Referendum outcome in June. We will probably have to wait a couple of weeks until the CMS AGM on May 12th to get an update from them on initial trading performance and expectations for the current financial year.
05/11/2015
12:00
speedsgh: Wonder what will be the catalyst for the CMS share price to finally break out of the downtrend it has been in since Q1 2014? Showing no signs of it at present. Perhaps Final Results in March? About time CMS had a bit of time in the sun.
15/4/2015
14:17
masurenguy: New share options for senior management. Around 15% vest if the shareprice averages 90p in 3 years time and the bulk of the balance vests if an average CAGR of circa 7.5% - 15% is achieved over the next 3 years. Leaving target figures aside, I like the formulas that are being applied insofar as they broadly align management interests with those of the shareholders. RNS Number : 3212K Communisis PLC 15 April 2015 NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS The notifications below are all made in accordance with DTR 3.1.4 R(1) and the dealings were all in respect of the grant of options pursuant to the Communisis Long Term Incentive Plan to acquire (for nil consideration but subject to a performance condition) ordinary shares of 25 pence each in the share capital of Communisis plc. On 14 April 2015, each of the persons named in column 1 of the table below (the "Table") was granted the number of options stated in column 2 of the Table The options are exercisable from 14 April 2018 to 13 April 2020. 1. The Performance Conditions subject to which the options have been granted are as follows: 1.1. 20% of the options are subject to a performance condition based on growth in the Company's share price, in accordance with the following table and subject to the conditions specified in paragraphs (a) and (b):- Share Price % of award subject to Share Price Performance Condition vesting -------------------- ----------------------- Start to Earn being 25% vests 10p above Base Share Price -------------------- ----------------------- Between STE and Straight-line vesting 90p -------------------- ----------------------- 90p or more 100% vests -------------------- ----------------------- (a) the period over which the Share Price Performance Condition will be measured will be the period of three years measured from the date of grant; (b) vesting will be based on the average share price in the final 3 months of the 3 year measurement period and the base share price will be average share price for the 3 months preceding the date of grant. 1.2 80% of the options are subject to a performance condition based on EPS performance, in accordance with the following table and subject to the conditions specified in paragraphs (a) and (b):- Equivalent CAGR % of award subject in EPS to EPS Performance Condition vesting ------------------ ---------------------- Less than 7.5% Nil p.a. ------------------ ---------------------- 7.5% p.a. 25% vests ------------------ ---------------------- Between 7.5% p.a. Straight-line vesting and 15% p.a. ------------------ ---------------------- 15% p.a.or more 100% vests ------------------ ---------------------- (a) the period over which the EPS Performance Condition will be measured will be the period of three financial years 2015, 2016 and 2017; (b) EPS will be Adjusted Basic EPS, calculated on the same basis as for the Company's accounts, (i.e.) earnings per share from continuing operations before exceptional items and amortisation of acquired intangibles and the tax effect of these items. 1.3 as an additional underpin, no shares will vest unless the Committee is satisfied as to the Company's financial performance in financial years 2015, 2016 and 2017; Column 1 Column 2 ------------------- ---------------- Director / PDMR Options granted ------------------- ---------------- Andy Blundell 615,000 ------------------- ---------------- Nigel Howes 455,000 ------------------- ---------------- Dave Rushton 455,000 ------------------- ---------------- Mark Stoner 420,000 ------------------- ---------------- Laurence Bosshard 175,000 ------------------- ---------------- Malcolm Cotton 175,000 ------------------- ---------------- Dave Herridge 175,000 ------------------- ---------------- Tony Commons 175,000 ------------------- ---------------- Total 2,645,000 ------------------- ---------------- Update @17.15: Some further perspective in relation to the share option programme detailed above. 1. These options are incremental to extant share options in existence at the Y/E 31/12/14. 2. In terms of the 20% of the options that relate to shareprice performance, the actual calculation will be predicated on a base share price of 55.51p. So 25% of this category would start to vest at 65.51p and the rest would vest upon a pro rata basis up to 90p, where 100% will have vested. 3. In terms of the 80% of the options that relate to eps performance, they will vest on a pro rata basis to CAGR between 7.5% and 15.0% over the applicable period. So a CAGR of 10.0% would result in 50%, and a CAGR of 15% would result in 100%, of the options vesting in this performance category.
26/11/2014
12:32
fardistanthills: Re "we're now in that period of the year when CMS share price has traditionally performed best?" My concern is that generally there will be little buy side pressure on UK stocks over the next few months, until the election is out of the way next May. Thereafter equities will not prosper if the result is anything other than a stable Tory led administration. The question then will be which stocks individually have sufficient growth potential and resilience to stand out in the gloom. Reminds me of how things were in the seventies! Will CMS cut it in a future like this? Which stocks will?
25/11/2014
19:07
mdara: I think it was JTC mentioned that we're now in that period of the year when CMS share price has traditionally performed best?
10/4/2014
11:49
masurenguy: Hendersons starting selling last October from their peak holding of 45m shares or 23.6%. In the following 6 months - to the most recent sale announced today - they have disposed of 25.85m shares and reduced their holding to 19.15m or 9.8%. During that 6 month period the price of the CMS stock ranged from 58p to 74p so if we take an average of 66p they have liquidated shares worth circa £17m. Why have they more than halved their stake ? Pure speculation on my part but they had built up a substantial holding and during the preceding 15 months - since July 2012 - the CMS share price had doubled from around 29p. Consequently they may have gone overweight during this period because they had confidence in a strong short term rise and may now just be taking profits to rebalance their holding. Of course it may have been for another reason altogether - a change in policy, a restructuring of the fund etc. Whatever their reasons there can be little doubt that their disposals over the past 6 months has created a substantial overhang which has almost certainly acted as a brake on the share price. Whether they have almost reached the end of their disposal programme or are set to continue to reduce it further is of course an unknown factor. However when they do finally complete this disposal programme and the overhang disappears, we could see a breakout from the price range that has prevailed over the past 6 months.
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