Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Electronic Data Processing LSE:EDP London Ordinary Share GB0003101523 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 70.50p 68.00p 73.00p 70.50p 70.50p 70.50p 0.00 05:00:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 5.2 0.3 2.4 29.3 8.89

Electronic Data Processing Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
18/11/2016
13:04
about time these chumps told us what they are up to
feedthegoat
02/6/2016
11:45
It can't just me that looks at that r&d figure and thinks WTF?.
essentialinvestor
02/6/2016
11:43
I bought some this morning, having been on my watch list for a while. All the cash and the yield was just too tempting.
this_is_me
02/6/2016
07:51
Half year results out in case anyone had missed them:- http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/electronic-data-processing-EDP/share-news/Electronic-Data-Processing-PLC-Half-year-Results/71633193
cwa1
05/5/2016
15:41
NickK1, great minds -- I was just about to post about Sanderson. Its investment goes back to 2012, when it spent £131k on 292,500 shares = 45p each. Interesting the directors of Sanderson own a further 67,587 shares. The statement issued by Sanderson is an opening position disclosure prompted by the review and stock-exchange rules. If Sanderson subsequently deals in its EDP shares, it will have to issue a revised shareholding update. Anyway, I think it is bullish a sector player holds some EDP stock and might know a few potential bidders -- Sanderson may be too small to bid for EDP itself.
tmfmayn
05/5/2016
15:22
I note Sanderson are dealing in this stock.!!!
nickk1
27/4/2016
13:07
Olesen disclosed 5.51% the other day, so it has bought a few more since its previous August 2015 disclosure. Ewing Morris meanwhile disclosed 5.15%, so no change there. Update: Boyles has now disclosed 17.87%, so no change there either. So far we have the directors and their non-beneficial holdings owning 29%, the 3 value funds owning almost 29%, RBS owning 2% and two private investors owing an aggregate 5%.
tmfmayn
21/4/2016
14:08
roddiemac2, I believe these are the latest RNS holdings of the three: Boyles: http://www.investegate.co.uk/elec-data-process-/edp/holding-s--in-company/201602221230067463P/ Oleson: http://www.investegate.co.uk/elec-data-process---edp-/rns/holding-s--in-company/201508261044381343X/ Ewing Morris: http://www.investegate.co.uk/elec-data-process---edp-/rns/holding-s--in-company/201412191509443574A/ I reckon they represent 17.87%, 5.25% and 5.15% respectively. Each should be issuing an OPD soon to clarify what exactly they own now. A few OPD RNSs have already been issued, including some from who appear to be individual investors (Spencer Crookes and John Rockliff) Good point about Heller. I always thought it odd that EDP struggled to sell its properties despite Heller running London & Associated Properties and presumably knowing the ins and outs of the sector. Although looking at L&AP's performance over the years, maybe it is not that surprising. Hopefully he is keen to want out and get a good price.
tmfmayn
21/4/2016
13:58
I have decided to add following my musings yesterday. Michael Heller will be 80 in July and holds 28% of the shares, so it seems that he clearly wants to cash in. I see from the recent RNSs that there have been a few substantial purchases from people that probably have a better idea of what the company is worth than some of us. I think the company will definitely be sold. It just depends on the price. Nothing is without risk of course but I am hoping for a nice little return in a short period of time.
richjp
21/4/2016
11:49
Has anyone looked at the R&D annual spend?.
essentialinvestor
21/4/2016
11:38
TMF Mayne, They don`t show an up to date list of notifiable holders in the printed version of the accounts. can you verify that Boyles Fund, Olsen Value Fund, and T D Securities still hold 17.81%, 5.25% and 5.15% respectively ? Heller has been a director since 1965 , and non exec chairman since 1977. He is not a young man, and holding 2,571,000 ( beneficial) + 997,500 ( non beneficial), he may be failing and want out.It is not unlikely that he has been calling the shots : too old and too conservative---? He may be responsible for what appears to be lack of "adventure" I have a holding; moderately profitable due to the dividend payments over many years. I will not be adding. The company has been going nowhere.
roddiemac2
20/4/2016
14:59
richjp, I have a holding but am not buying any more because if there is no sale and the business remains independent, we are back to square one with what has been, in revenue/profit terms, a rather stagnant performer over time. I am hoping Boyles and the other two funds that hold a combined 28% of the stock will ensure a cash sale is concluded and we can all move on from this 'value' investment. With the offer-price at 75p, you need a cash bid at 82.5p for a 10% return. If no sale occurs, the bid-price may fall back to what it was pre-RNS -- 64p, down 15% from 75p.
tmfmayn
20/4/2016
14:31
Upto you, my opinion if I already hag a sizeable holding I would probably pick something else. Just my 2p's worth.
nevik2
20/4/2016
13:47
I have a holding here which has built up over the years as I have had the rather decent dividends automatically reinvested. The recent RNS makes it clear that the company may well be sold so I am wondering whether or not to have a punt and buy a few more. I doubt if they would have mentioned the possibility of a sale if they thought one could not be achieved. The spread however is very wide at 68 - 75 which is a bit of a deterrent, but even so there may be say a reasonably quick ten per cent profit in it.
richjp
20/4/2016
13:45
TMFMayn, So there is. Thank you for that.
richjp
20/4/2016
10:54
Richjp, there is another Thread on the EDP ticker that is (slightly) more active
tmfmayn
20/4/2016
10:40
Hello, is there anybody out there? I have a holding here which has built up over the years as I have had the rather decent dividends automatically reinvested. The recent RNS makes it clear that the company may well be sold so I am wondering whether or not to have a punt and buy a few more. I doubt if they would have mentioned the possibility of a sale if they thought one could not be achieved. The spread however is very wide at 68 - 75 which is a bit of a deterrent, but even so there may be say a reasonably quick ten per cent profit in it. Any thoughts?
richjp
18/4/2016
15:07
Fair points TMFMayn. I guess stripping out the costs of the board and the listing costs that there may be a premium to be had here in a public to private move.
arthur_lame_stocks
18/4/2016
14:54
A bidder may be looking at culling central costs. In particular, the board earned £400k last year. Stock-exchange charges, broker fees etc may all disappear as well. Could all make a difference on a business that reported only a £377k operating profit last year. Also, a rival software supplier was bought by a (now-ex) EDP customer the other year. So another customer buying EDP might make savings, too, to justify a premium. Well, let's see anyway.
tmfmayn
18/4/2016
14:39
I can't see there being much of a premium myself, it looks fairly valued to me at the current price.
arthur_lame_stocks
18/4/2016
14:28
Hopefully a cash bid at a decent premium! Seems to me the trio of North American value funds on EDP's shareholder register have had enough and stirred up some long-awaited corporate action. Well done them.
tmfmayn
18/4/2016
14:11
Interesting to see where this takes us.
cwa1
18/4/2016
13:14
RNS possible sale of business?
sharetrader3006
22/3/2016
11:48
The AGM will start at noon today. Will they have concluded the sale of property for £1.2 m which importantly will generate cost savings of £35,000 a year? it also raises the question ---is it not high time they did something , in their line of business , with their money? The fact that they have not done so to date infers either extreme caution on their part, or that they are operating in a shrinking market ( which I doubt ). They have been sitting on a huge cash pile for far too long. Were the various surplus to requirements properties in fact property investments in disguise, as a poor alternative to investing in and growing the business. If so, this surely indicates lack of adventure. They said in their Finals " Our new product offerings have already been well received by customers and should provide us with good opportunities over the coming year "
roddiemac2
03/3/2016
23:00
Once referred to In the Chronic Investor as that boring little company that never does anything with its money, either they are operating in a shrinking market and there are no suitable takeover targets , or they are too conservative and will never make that leap. I spoke to them about this a couple of years ago, and was told, with little enthusiasm, that they are always on the look out . I might try again. I agree the managers here need a bit of a kick. Perhaps the problem lies with the chairman.
roddiemac2
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