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|sweet karolina: Worth a read:
|admin900: 14 AIM companies which hit the big timeAIM's 20th anniversary is a double edged sword for the junior market because it provides an opportunity for additional press coverage. But many hacks will regurgitate the old failures and scandals that everyone knows about. Like any market there have been good and bad companies, but one indication of the level of success is that 14 companies that started out on AIM are now constituents of the FTSE 250 index. These companies have a total market value of just over £21 billion.Putting that figure into perspective, AIM was valued at £75.3 billion at the end of May 2015 compared with just £18.4 billion at the end of 2003. By then, three of the FTSE 250 constituents had already left AIM and are now valued at £4.8 billion. Seven of the companies were still on AIM at the end of 2003 and are now worth nearly £8 billion, while the other four floated after 2003.There are 21 companies currently on AIM that are valued at more than £500 million and their total market capitalisation is £19.5 billion. Seven or eight of these companies are large enough to get into the FTSE 250.AIM's big winnersThe 14 companies in the mid-cap index which were previously on AIM are: Big Yellow (BYG), Booker Group (BOK), Domino'|
|malcolmmm: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What is a Rights Issue?
A Rights Issue is an offer by a company to its existing Shareholders to buy new Shares in the company at a fixed price. Companies use Rights Issues as a way of raising additional funds. In this instance Optimal Payments Plc is raising approximately £451 million via the Rights Issue to fund the proposed acquisition of Skrill Group.
What is a Nil Paid Share (or Right)?
A Nil Paid Share or Right is a tradable Entitlement which allows you to take up a new Ordinary Share under a Rights Issue at a set price. As Shares are often offered at a discount to the market price this Right often has a value of its own. If a Right is taken up and the call payment made the Nil Paid Share becomes a Fully Paid Share which will then convert into an Ordinary Share when the Rights Issue is complete. A Nil Paid Share is usually valued at the Ordinary Share price minus the Rights Issue call payment.
Are the new Shares on offer the same as my existing Shares?
Any new Shares purchased will be identical to your existing Shares in terms of your Shareholder rights.
Can I elect for excess Shares?
No, under the terms of this Rights Issue you may only purchase one Share for each Right held.
How do I purchase the Shares on offer within my Vantage Fund & Share Account?
You can take up your Rights either using cash presently held within your portfolio or send us additional funds to top-up your cash balance. You can send us additional funds to take up the Rights by sending us a cheque payable to ‘Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers Client Account’. Alternatively, you can make a debit card payment through our website at www.hl.co.uk or by calling us on 0117 980 9801.
When does the cash need to be available by?
If you make an election we will debit the cash from your Account shortly after receipt of your instruction. Please ensure sufficient funds are made available when making an election. If sufficient funds are not available we will be unable to process your election and your application may be rejected in full or in part.
When will the new Shares be issued?
If you make an election your new Shares are due to be issued to you on 5 May 2015.
What will happen if I allow my Rights to lapse?
The Underwriters for the Rights Issue will attempt to find buyers for any Shares not taken up. If these can be sold by the Underwriters at a premium to the 166p cost this premium will be paid to your Account, less any expenses incurred.
What will happen if I elect to sell my Rights but the proceeds won’t cover the commission?
We will only sell your Rights if they will raise sufficient proceeds to cover our £10.00 dealing charge as a minimum. If the proceeds do not cover this we will allow your Rights to lapse.
Can I sell some Rights to raise cash to take up the remainder?
Yes. This process is often referred to as a cashless take-up or ‘Tail-Swallowi|
|tangerine 787: Numis: Optimal Payments (Buy, TP: 450p) FCA approval of acquisition of Skrill Yesterday Optimal announced that the FCA had approved its acquisition of Skrill. We couldn't think of a good reason why the transaction would not be approved. However, we know we are not alone in inferring from the poor share price performance that there might have been a regulatory problem. News of approval is therefore reassuring and should, we believe, be positive for the share price. •Acquisition to complete soon. Formal completion of the acquisition is expected to take place on 10 August and, because the transaction is a reverse takeover, the shares will be relisted on AIM on the morning of 11 August. •Interim results provide opportunity to update. The next important event for the share price, in our view, will be the interim results on 26 August. This will be the first opportunity since the acquisition of Skrill was announced for investors to get a formal update on Skrill’s trading. We are also expecting an update on the implementation of the integration of the two businesses and on the timing of the move to the Main Market. We expect management to have a good story to tell. •Optimal is a fast-growing cash-generative business operating in a sector with high barriers to entry. The Skrill acquisition has brought together market leaders in niches in alternative payments and has created multi-year opportunities to optimise efficiency. •Successful integration to drive valuation. By any valuation measure, we believe that the shares are materially undervalued and we expect that the share price will rise once the acquisition of Skrill has completed and management is able to demonstrate the benefits of bringing the businesses together. We believe that the acquisition of Skrill is transformational and that Optimal now has all the components in place for a period of strong performance. We reiterate our Buy recommendation and 450p price target.|
|ralphmalph: @jarega If you take a longer timescale and as long as the profits keep increasing then I have always thought that this has the potential to another Asos (and I know Asos has declined since its highs). That took about ten years to go from a quid'ish to 70 quid. One of the main reasons is that the Market for OPAY is the whole world, it is not limited by geography, like Bricks and mortar businesses are. We are three years in to the OPAY rise and profits for the last fiscal year have doubled. If OPAY keeps profits focussed and does not have a doubling in costs i.e the technology can scale with out large extra investment to cope with the new customers). Then we could be in for a period of profits more than doubling. But if they doubled every year for the next seven and the share price does the same then we could see an share price of "you do the maths" but it is a large figure, ASOS, Apple Google and MS in the early years 'esque. So everytime OPAY put out a financial statement look at the profit growth and not the statement that it has one large Asian customer.|
OPTIMAL PAYMENTS (BUY 450p TP) Trading Update. “Further to the trading update on 21 May 2015, the Company confirms that trading to the end of June remains strong and in line with market expectations”. The company reiterates that FCA approval for the merger is expected not later than 30 July, although there is potential for the FCA to extend this deadline. Completion of the acquisition of Skrill will take place “shortly”|
|vetpeter2: Interesting article from The Motley Fool site today. Nothing new but good to read an independent opinion "The online and mobile payments business is a potentially lucrative one, but it’s highly competitive, as a look at two companies with contrasting fortunes will attest. The past two years has seen the share price of Optimal Payments (LSE: OPAY) soar by 136% to today’s 289p, including an 11% rise on the day so far following a bit of after-hours news on Monday evening. Optimal has been attempting a takeover of Skrill Group, a digital payments company operating across Europe, and now has approval from the Financial Conduct Authority for the deal. Completion is expected on 10 August, and the firm intends to apply for a main market LSE listing shortly afterwards to move away from AIM. Profit is what counts Optimal, which described Skrill as “one of the largest pre-paid online voucher providers in Europe with its paysafecard brand” has the advantage of having been in profit for several years, so we do have some valuation metrics from which to judge. And even with the big share price jump we’ve already seen, that judgment looks favourable to me. Prior to the update on the Skrill deal, forecasts were suggesting a P/E of 18 for this year, dropping to a little over 15 in 2016. That’s a bit above the FTSE average, and Optimal’s dividends should yield less than 1% this year and next, but for a company with strong growth potential it’s an attractive valuation. Fortunes have, sadly, gone in the opposite direction for Monitise (LSE: MONI), once a favourite with Visa Inc which was an early shareholder and partner. But Visa is moving towards its own payment system, has been selling off its Monitise shares, and is widely expected not to extend its deal with the company beyond its expiry in 2016. The result has been an 89% collapse in the share price over the past 12 months, to just 4.5p. Reversal of fortunes To put the two companies into further perspective, their relative market caps have reversed — after the collapse, Monitise is now valued at only £105m, while Optimal Payments’ valuation has climbed to more than £1.2bn. The future for the whole digital payments business is still very open, and the launch of Apple Pay by Apple Inc in the UK has certainly livened things up — after just a few weeks of business in the US, Apple Pay had already captured 2% of the mobile payments market. But it’s not necessarily bad news for Optimal Payments or Monitise, as both are working on integrating their systems with Apple’s as Apple opens its interfaces for access by others — and the end result should be complementary. Which is better? Should you buy either of these two companies? Well, if you bought into Monitise you’d be banking on the shares being oversold, but sentiment does seem firmly against the company at the moment — and with the highly competitive nature of the business, it’s unlikely that all of today’s players will be around in five years time. If I had to choose, I’d go for Optimal Payments, as it is already profitable, is paying dividends (just), and its latest acquisition will bring desirable European expansion."|
|jarega85: If you are looking at H&L, it may not be a sell, it could be a buy as it's assumption based on the share price at the time of sale. The share price of the sale was 342p so the share price had already dipped prior to the sale going through so it maybe a buy or potentially delayed.|
|paulypilot: Hi, I'm happy to join the longs on this stock - have been buying yesterday & (heavily) this morning. If you look at what triggered this latest plunge from c.400p to a low of about 275p today, it was the news of the CFO leaving. However, that announcement also included details of his replacement, who has main market experience, and that the outgoing CFO is staying on as a consultant until end Mar 2015. So there is clearly no scandal over the changed in the CFO - this was a planned move to replace the CFO, hence why his replacement has already been announced. Yet the change in CFO has crashed the share price by about 30%! Completely nuts. As for the EFH deal by the CEO - it was foolhardy, and a serious error of judgement. Also he has looked dishonest in still not properly coming clean about the details of the deal. However, that is old news, and itself caused a spike down from 400p to 320p in Nov 2014. I bought on that spike down, and did very well on it - within a week the share price had recovered fully. So overall I think the same scenario is playing out again - a massive over-reaction to fairly insignificant news, creating a wonderful buying opportunity. I backed up the truck & bought as many as I dared this morning, and am nicely in profit now, which is most pleasing. I completely agree with Tom W & Nigel Somerville on ShareProphets about the scandalous EFH deals done by company Directors, including the CEO of OPAY. However, where I totally disagree with them, is that this in any way justifies a 30% fall in share price! It doesn't justify anything more than a token fall in share price, in my view. Hence why the shares are a stonking buy now! I reckon OPAY shares could well recover quickly back up to the 400p level, just like they did last time there was a spike down on news unrelated to the company's trading. As for that Questor article in the Telegraph today, it was just a space filler! Rehashing the EFH issue, a month after it was originally discussed. So no new news in that article at all, hence the spike down in price this morning was totally spurious. A very nice buying opp for those of us who were clear-headed enough to sort the wheat from the chaff! Regards, Paul.|
|macarre: Today's 22% share price drop reminds me of what happened to BLINKX at the beginning of this year. A nutty U.S. professor publishes a research criticising some of BLINKX's practices. Share price comes crashing down (-49% at lunch time). Lots of posts in discussion boards vilifying the professor and questioning his motives. Posters stating all kinds of logic reasons why the company's model was solid and the market behaviour irrational. And that as soon as directors put out a RNS, share price would bounce back like a rocket (btw, BLNX share price has never recovered, and lost 270% since Jan/2014). That is a good reminder to us that in the short/medium term, share price reacts more to emotions than logic. Happy to have closed what was left of my holdings at 386p early this afternoon. Good luck to all those who are betting on a strong bounce on Monday morning. I lost some money with BLINKX and have learned my lesson...|
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