Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Paypoint Plc LSE:PAY London Ordinary Share GB00B02QND93 ORD 1/3P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -12.00p -1.18% 1,008.00p 1,000.00p 1,005.00p 1,023.00p 993.50p 993.50p 2,660 11:05:19
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 212.6 8.2 -3.1 - 686.69

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27/9/2016
09:20
Paypoint Daily Update: Paypoint Plc is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker PAY. The last closing price for Paypoint was 1,020p.
Paypoint Plc has a 4 week average price of 1,015.13p and a 12 week average price of 982.43p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,065p while the 1 year low share price is currently 709p.
There are currently 68,123,528 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 69,829 shares. The market capitalisation of Paypoint Plc is £686,685,162.24.
20/3/2015
21:22
werty5: Just looked at the longer term weekly chart and noticed two consecutive hammer candles another sign that there might be some strength coming back into paypoint's share price. Would like to reach about £9.10 before adjusting my stop loss position. free stock charts from uk.advfn.com
06/3/2015
16:49
werty5: Brought in today looks to me like the share price collapse might be overdone. The cost of buying shares in PAY seem reasonable and as reported in last statement the BoD reckon year end figures will meet expectations. Looks like there is good support at about the £8.00 level so able to set a tight stoploss and there is scope for a reasonable price target. All IMHO
28/5/2010
08:20
tsmith2: PayPoint (PAY.L) - Buy Final Results slightly ahead of expectations; shares woefully oversold The turnover slippage – 12.4% from £224.4m to £196.6m – was greater than we had expected (£212m). This was due to revenue in both the established and developing business streams (Romania, Collect+ and PayByPhone) suffering from fewer mobile top-up transactions, especially where PayPoint is principal and accounts for the face value of the top-up as revenue. The more important top-line metric is net revenue (effectively the yield that PayPoint gets from this gross revenue). This was flat at £76.4m, being 20% up in the developing business streams but down 0.4% in the established business streams. We have not changed forecasts for FY11 and FY12 and believe that the share price fall has been substantially overdone. On a prospective PER of 6.4 based on this forecast with a historic dividend yield of 9.2% and standing at a near 60% discount to our estimated of fair value, the shares remain a 'Buy'
27/5/2010
13:32
tsmith2: Shares of PayPoint Plc rise 17 percent, the biggest small cap gainer, after the electronic-payments firm raises its final dividend by 24 percent, despite a 5.7 percent fall in full-year pretax profit. Analyst Keith Ashworth-Lord of WH Ireland says the share-price fall last week has been substantially overdone and the shares are 'woefully' oversold. 'With a historic dividend yield of 9.2 percent and standing at a near 60 percent discount to our estimated fair value, the shares remain a buy,' he says.
11/4/2010
09:28
simon gordon: FT - 10/4/10: Setback for lottery operator's expansion plan Camelot, the National Lottery operator, which is planning to use its lottery terminals to offer customers extra over-the-counter services such as bill payments and mobile phone top-ups, yesterday denied it had overplayed support from the Post Office for the scheme. The operator, which is in the process of being sold to the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan for £389m, is awaiting a verdict from the National Lottery Commission, the regulator, on whether it will amend the lottery licence to allow Camelot to use its terminals for the sale of other services. Camelot had told the commission that several partners had been lined up to provide the service, including the Post Office. But on Thursday, the commission published on its website a clarification from Camelot, saying there was no contractual relationship with the Post Office........ A market including Camelot represents a significant problem for PayPoint, an Aim-listed bill payments company whose share price has fallen steeply over the uncertainty. Dominic Taylor, chief executive, said: "Branching out into bill payments will mean delays at the tills, lottery players being turned away, further Post Office closures and less money for good causes." http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/33c7ad8c-4437-11df-b327-00144feab49a.html
29/5/2009
14:35
halogen: Paypoint,article taken from todays independent Our view: Buy Share price: 462p (+7p) The very fact that the electronic payments group Paypoint has increased its dividend (yes, that's right, do not adjust your newspaper, increased) probably makes it worth buying without any further investigation needed. Those opting to have a further look can only be encouraged. Yesterday, the company posted a 19 per cent increase in like-for-like profits and boasted that in most areas, its growth was continuing apace. Paypoint reckons it can increase its market share in the electronic bill payments market and that, with moves into areas such as parcel delivery and the further expansion of its Romanian business, the future looks rosy. However, there are those who disagree. Watchers at Numis said last night: "We do not regard PayPoint as a high organic growth company... we do not think the company is recession-proof, we think mobile top-up commission levels are likely to come under further pressure and ultimately we regard cash transactions as being in long-term structural decline." Others agree. Paypoint's chief executive, Dominic Taylor, says this is all tosh. Yes, he concedes, mobile top-up is slowing, but there are plenty of other parts of the business that continue to grow. For the time being at least, we would agree with him. Buy.
15/8/2008
13:57
halogen: Paypoint Our view: Cautious hold Share price: 600.5p (-36p) Paypoint, which operates bill payment and mobile top-up services, issued a trading statement yesterday that made great play about the fact that revenues between the end of March and July were up 11 per cent on a year earlier. Aside from that, bill payment transaction volumes were up 10 per cent to 163 million and earnings were in line with expectations. That is the good news. However, despite what appears to be on the surface a rather decent, if unremarkable, update, the stock tumbled 5.7 per cent as the group also announced a delay to the launch of its expansion in Romania, and said top-ups were slow. The chief executive, Dominic Taylor, argues that the group's systems are not really used for discretionary spending, and thus the company avoids the teeth of the credit crunch: growth in other areas like internet payments and pre-paid debit cards shows that there are other potential sources of revenue, he adds. In fairness, investors have had a fairly decent run as far as Paypoint is concerned. Unlike most, the company's stock has actually risen in the last 12 months, and watchers at Citigroup reckon there is still room for more, with the group trading at a 22 per cent discount to rival Euronet on a 2009 price earnings basis. It is also rated below "most of its peers," they say. Investors should, however, be concerned that the market reacted as badly as it did yesterday to what was essentially a neutral trading update. The group is exposed to the downturn in consumer spending and, as UBS points out, hikes in energy prices and a reduction in footfall at the Post Office will hardly help. Cautious hold.
17/5/2008
16:19
halogen: I would of thought this is a good time to buy paypoint shares at current price 5.50ish,its had a stale 12 months share price wise,but the profit drives forward,saturation point must be all-most here in britain store wise,overseas looks good if they can sort the systems out. After all we still have to pay are bills dont we !!
23/2/2008
18:22
hectorp: Scottish loon? Oh .. I know! worse news still, there is a half page sell article in the Shares Mag. 'Follow the board's lead and SELL' to be more reasoned, it admits the competition is declining, eg Payzone. Cazenove..forecast earnings of 30.9p rising to 34.5 but at 600p the shares are selling on a P/E of almost 20, falling to 17.5 next year.. there is 'little support from a 2.6% yield'. If you want my view (.. ok, I am attempting a rhetorical retort) the share price action until January has outrisen the falling markets, and so until the latest director howler, you cant say better than that, so it can hardly be surprising that the shorting, if any , will increase.
23/1/2006
16:15
doomsday investments: ...and another: Paypoint looks beyond bills Peter Temple 18-01-06 Paypoint, the bill payment network, was one of the market's best performers last year. The share price is up around 84% on its level of a year ago. Recent results demonstrated the returns that can be generated by pumping growing turnover through a network with a relatively high initial capital outlay, but low marginal costs. Dominic Taylor, its chief executive, came to the group in a roundabout and somewhat unconventional way. There are not many CEOs who started out their business careers as a nuclear submarine commander. Taylor did 12 years in the Royal Navy, before deciding to re-enter civilian life, partly because of the unsocial aspects of a submariner's life for a young family man. A Cranfield MBA followed, and then a spell at Vodafone. A fluent German speaker (he is half German), he spent 18 months in Germany for the mobile phone giant, before fetching up at one of the bidders, unsuccessful as it turned out, for the National Lottery. It was at this point that Taylor developed the knowledge of the retail trade and systems and networks that could be developed for it, which he added to in a spell at Granada. Post office competitor Paypoint evolved because a consortium of large potential customers like BT and EdF were keen to create a competitor to the Post Office which would give customers without bank accounts, or those who preferred to pay bills in cash, the opportunity to do so quickly and easily. They funded a business plan and Taylor eventually joined the fledgling network as retail director just as it went live with around 300 agents. "I wanted to get involved with a more entrepreneurial business", he says. After a couple of refinancings, and the departure of the founding CEO, Taylor became CEO in August 1998. The company beat off an attempted takeover by Alphyra, and emerged as a public company in September 2004. One of the key aspects of Paypoint's business is perceived to be its ability to keep the agent network growing, and to continue to expand the list of customers. But agents – typically high street newsagents, corner shops and the like – are not created equal. The key is to pick only those that can generate meaningful levels of turnover to justify the investment in the terminal, training and other upfront costs. UK expansion The same applies to expansion outside of the UK. Taylor sums it up thus: "We tend to look at the world on a micro level. We only expand where we can take a view that it will develop a positive contribution very early". The agent network in the UK is currently approaching 15,000. Mr Taylor believes that still leaves room for expansion. "We intend to keep expanding. We should be around 17,500 agents by April 2007. There is still sufficient demand and market share gains to be had to support that." Growth options While mobile phone top-ups and ATM transactions are an obvious use of the network as adjuncts to bill payment, a lot of the future growth looks likely to come from other areas. Taylor is particularly bullish on the medium-term outlook for the company in the transport area, selling bus and other mass transit tickets. But bill payment is also far from mature. He notes: "There is a lot more to come from bill payment. A billion payments a year are made in cash, and there is still big scope for penetrating that market. But there are also four billion public transport journeys a year." Western Union agreement Another plank in the expansion plan is a recent agreement to provide network services for money transmission via an agreement with Western Union. In effect this means Paypoint automating much of the Western Union administration and transaction processing currently done manually, avoiding staff and customers filling in forms each time they make a transaction. This will change to freefone numbers, swipecards and PIN numbers and should have advantages for all concerned. Future growth If bill payment, transport, and money transfer secure the growth for the next few years, what happens looking further ahead? Transaction processing for online shopping is one gleam in Taylor's eye. The other is expansion into Europe, although more likely not into Western Europe, but rather Central and Eastern Europe and other countries. Less developed economies with big populations should be a fruitful area for expansion, as are countries with a large immigrant communities. "Infrastructure like this has the potential to be a life changing proposition for many individuals and communities", says Taylor. Competition in the market comes from Alphyra, which operates the Payzone network and which grew out of the ITG, a Dublin-based telecoms business, and is more closely orientated towards prepay mobile phone electronic top-ups. In a sideswipe at Alphyra, Mr Taylor observes: "No-one has quite the breadth that we do. And we do not have a mobile-centric view of the world". * Peter Temple owns shares in Paypoint.
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