Kcom Grp Share Price - KCOM
|Share Name||Share Symbol||Market||Type||Share ISIN||Share Description|
|Kingston Communications||LSE:KCOM||London||Ordinary Share||GB0007448250||ORD 10P|
|Price Change||Price Change %||Share Price||Bid Price||Offer Price||High Price||Low Price||Open Price||Shares Traded||Last Trade|
|Industry Sector||Turnover (m)||Profit (m)||EPS - Basic||PE Ratio||Market Cap (m)||RN||NRN|
|Fixed Line Telecommunications||348.0||16.7||2.5||38.1||481.80|
Kingston Communications News, Charts, Forums & Trades
Kingston Communications News
|25/11/2015||14:16||UKREG||KCOM Group PLC Directorate Change|
|13/11/2015||14:31||UKREG||KCOM Group PLC Notice of Results|
|12/11/2015||16:46||UKREG||KCOM Group PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding|
|14/10/2015||06:00||UKREG||KCOM Group PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding|
|11/9/2015||15:51||UKREG||KCOM Group PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding|
|12/8/2015||16:49||UKREG||KCOM Group PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding|
|12/8/2015||09:15||UKREG||KCOM Group PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding|
|03/8/2015||13:54||UKREG||KCOM Group PLC Blocklisting Interim Review|
|31/7/2015||16:06||UKREG||KCOM Group PLC Directorate Change|
|31/7/2015||13:47||UKREG||KCOM Group PLC Result of AGM|
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|25/11/2015||06:48||It's KCOM's turn||8,914|
|16/11/2012||22:09||kcom breaks into new territory||447|
|12/1/2012||22:11||kcom takeover looming nigh||1,236|
|07/5/2009||14:06||KCOM 4 BAGGER THREAD BY XMAS 2009...23P BUY PRICE||18|
|16/11/2008||11:23||the 1p thread||31|
Kingston Communications Top Chat Posts
|lord gnome: Results out... yawn. Divi up as expected, but nothing there to move the share price. Back to sleep I think.|
|speedsgh: Agree, KCOM does seem a boring, relatively safe hold with very attractive, steady income. However the share price has now gone through the bottom of the rising trend channel on the long term (5yr) chart. It's been posting lower highs/lows for the past 12 months + the downtrend has accelerated since the end of July. I don't currently hold + unfortunately I wasn't around yesterday morning when the share price spiked down. I am going to wait + see if this retreats further before taking a position. GLTA|
|rcturner2: It is not that unusual. I have been able to buy Phoenix at much lower prices than present and it still has a dividend ahead of KCOMs even after a 30% rise in the share price. Berkeley is another with a well covered yield that is more than KCOMs.|
|woodhawk: Yes, I bought primarily for the divi a few weeks back. Looks like 5+% yield may be easily exceeded by capital growth. IMO, my money's much better here than languishing in the bank at less than 2% pa. Also looks as though the share price has now broken out of the downtrend that has been in place since August last year.|
|money surfing: The div is only guaranteed for one more year. After that it's anyone's guess what it will be. I sold out a few months back at just above break even but glad i sold now. Next div is the big one, but being month's away what's to stop the decline in share price? Really not worth the 3. something pence of div for a 10 pence decline|
|septimus quaid: A third day of share-price punishment beckons? What will happens when they go ex div?|
|septimus quaid: It seems that KCOM's share price is being steadily punished for the lukewarm interims.|
|fireman bob: You're not alone SQ :-) The recent interims and preceding trading statements have been "average" as far as I'm concerned, and the rise in share price has surprised me based on the results, it would be good to get some positive news on the contract front Back to the shadows...|
|northernlass: A Dividend To Beat BT
I'm talking about KCOM (LSE: KCOM.L - news) , which I've had my eye on for a while. Last year, I was impressed by the performance turned in by the erstwhile Kingston Communications, which still runs those unique cream coloured telephone boxes in Kingston-upon-Hull.
What I liked was the company's refocus away from low-margin simple services towards higher-margin business offerings, targeting profits rather than raw turnover.
Another strong set of results
And now, a year on, we've seen more of the same, in the form of KCOM's latest set of full-year results.
From profit that declined by 2%, KCOM extracted a pre-tax profit of £51m, which is 55% higher than last year. That was partly due to EBITDA coming in 2.5% higher than last year, but the higher exceptional costs of a year ago inflated that figure as well, so we need to take that into account.
But it did feed through to a bottom line adjusted earnings per share figure of 7.4p against 5.6p last year, for a rise of 32%.
Strong cash flow helped to keep net debt tumbling, too, and it ended the year at £75m -- down from £82m a year ago. For a company valued at £350m, that's really nothing to worry about, but further progress in reducing it would be welcome over the next year or two.
What about the divi?
The big expectations have surrounded the dividend, and we heard that shareholders are getting 4p per share, which is an 11% rise on last year's 3.6p and bang in line with the company's stated aim of raising its payout by 10% per year.
That represents a 5.8% yield based on today's 69p share price, and will rise to 6.4% next year if the 10% target is met again. The company sounds pretty bullish about that, saying: "The Board reiterates its commitment to delivering a minimum of ten per cent per annum dividend growth over the current financial year, reflecting its confidence in the Group's future cash generation and performance."
A nice performance
The share price hasn't really moved on the day of the news, but then there are no surprises and everything has gone exactly as expected. But it's up 8% over the past 12 months, which is a very nice earner, especially when the dividend is added to it.
KCOM does have a small shortfall in its pension fund, but it's net liabilities amount to just £13.9m -- eat your heart out, BT.
On the same day, KCOM announced that, after consultation with its largest shareholders, it will retain Bill Halbert as executive chairman. Mr Halbert has been in the chair during one of the company's strongest spells, and his retention should boost confidence.
I remain convinced that KCOM is a solid and well-managed company, and has plenty more investment potential.
|leadersoffice: I'll be very happy once the share price gets over the £1.00 mark. Just when you think its going to breach that milestone, it falls back ever so sligtly. But won't be long before it does.|
Kcom Grp Most Recent Trade
|Trade Type||Trade Size||Trade Price||Trade Date||Trade Time||Currency|
|UT||17,497||94.00||26 Nov 2015||16:35:09||GBX|