Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Paysafe Group LSE:PAYS London Ordinary Share GB0034264548 ORD 0.01P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 582.50p 582.00p 582.50p 583.00p 581.50p 582.50p 249,759 09:09:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 416.3 8.0 1.4 374.8 2,824.12

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21/8/2017
09:20
Paysafe Daily Update: Paysafe Group is listed in the General Financial sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker PAYS. The last closing price for Paysafe was 582.50p.
Paysafe Group has a 4 week average price of 575.50p and a 12 week average price of 490.40p.
The 1 year high share price is 600.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 230.10p.
There are currently 484,827,224 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 3,094,015 shares. The market capitalisation of Paysafe Group is £2,824,118,579.80.
27/7/2017
13:19
lomax99: Payments sector ripe for M&A Payments. It might not sound like the most exciting of industries. But something about the sector has got major businesses – including Vantiv, Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners, among others – hot under the acquisitive collar. As we noted earlier in July, following Vantiv’s successful bid for payments giant Worldpay (WPG), the payments sector is being propelled forward by the global shift towards e-commerce. And, as consumers around the world continue to use cash less frequently, payments processors will only become more integral to everyday life. We appear to be witnessing consolidation across the payments industry – begging the questions, which company will be targeted next as a potential acquisition? And why would one want to acquire such a company? It seems fair to assume that the bidders for both Worldpay and, more recently, Paysafe (PAYS) anticipate further growth for the businesses going forward. Payment processors have fast become the acquisition du jour. Over the past month, we not only witnessed Vantiv’s bid for Worldpay, but also the purchase of Digital River Payments by Worldline, Ingenico’s takeover of Bambora, and Permira taking a 10 per cent stake in Swedish payments processor Klarna. By the time Paysafe announced it had received a possible takeover offer from a private equity consortium comprising funds managed by Blackstone and CVC, the market had spent several days acclimatising to a developing trend. Shares in Paysafe rose 8 per cent on the news, a reaction subdued perhaps by prior M&A activity in the payment processing sector. The market response was also obscured by Paysafe’s announcement of its own acquisition: Texas-based Merchants’ Choice Payments Solutions (MCPS). For Canaccord Genuity analyst Daud Khan, the offer for Paysafe is motivated by the heightened acceleration of consolidation in the sector. Mr Khan does not believe this will be the private equity duo’s only acquisition in the payments area – rather, Paysafe may form the cornerstone of consolidation, with two or three more acquisitions to follow. We appear to be witnessing consolidation across the payments industry – begging the question, which company will be targeted next as a potential acquisition An important question is whether the terms of the offer will satisfy enough shareholders for the deal to complete. While Old Mutual – Paysafe’s largest shareholder, with a stake of around 10 per cent – has already offered its support for a potential deal, other shareholders may not find the terms so attractive. Each shareholder would receive 590p in cash per share, equating to a premium of 34 per cent to Paysafe’s average share price during the six months to the end of June 2017. However, Paysafe's shares have enjoyed a bullish run in recent months, rising 46 per cent since the start of the year. The shares closed at around 540p on the day prior to the offer announcement – just a 9 per cent discount to the takeover price. Could Paysafe be better off on its own? The bidding consortium would want to sell off Paysafe’s non-core Asia Gateway business to help finance the acquisition. For Mr Khan, based on a valuation of eight times earnings, Asia Gateway could be worth 55p a share. If Paysafe was to sell this business itself, Mr Khan believes management could drive the group's share price up as high as 650p as a standalone entity, making the 590p offer price look relatively cheap. There is no certainty about whether a deal will go ahead. However, Paysafe is operating against a dog-eat-dog backdrop of consolidation, demonstrated by its own acquisition of MCPS for $470m (£362m). This should enable it to save money in the US while generating higher returns and enhancing its presence there. IC View Based on UBS's forecast EPS of 51¢ for the 12 months to December 2017 prior to the bid, the offer price equates to 15 times forwards earnings. This is well below the value attached to Worldpay (WPG) by its bidders, at 30 times forward earnings. Admittedly, the latter has a market capitalisation more than three times that of Paysafe. However, this is by no means a done deal and other bidders may come forward. Considering this trend towards consolidation, it is worth watching other players in the market – such as PayPoint (PAY) or small-cap Monitise (MONI). For Paysafe, the shares look fairly priced at 583p. Hold.
21/7/2017
16:33
lomax99: IC view: Payment processors are the acquisition du jour, it seems. In the last fortnight, we have witnessed Vantiv’s successful bid for Worldpay, the purchase of Digital River Payments by Worldline, Ingenico’s takeover of Bambora, and Permira taking a 10 per cent stake in Swedish payments processor Klarna. By the time Paysafe (PAYS) announced it had received a possible takeover offer from a private equity consortium, the market had spent several days acclimatising to a developing trend. Shares in Paysafe rose 8 per cent on the news, a reaction subdued perhaps by prior M&A activity in the payment processing sector. The market response was also obscured by Paysafe’s announcement of its own acquisition: Texas-based Merchants’ Choice Payments Solutions (MCPS). Paysafe’s potential acquirer is a consortium of funds managed by private equity groups Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners. For Canaccord Genuity analyst Daud Khan, the offer is motivated by the heightened acceleration of consolidation in the sector. Mr Khan does not believe this will be the private equity duo’s only acquisition in the payments area – rather, Paysafe may form the cornerstone of consolidation, with two or three more acquisitions to follow. An important question is whether the terms of the offer will satisfy enough shareholders for the deal to complete. While Old Mutual – Paysafe’s largest shareholder, with a stake of around 10 per cent – has already offered its support for a potential deal, other shareholders may not find the terms so attractive. Each shareholder would receive 590p in cash per share, equating to a premium of 34 per cent to Paysafe’s average share price during the six months to the end of June 2017. However, Paysafe's shares have enjoyed a bullish run in recent months, rising 46 per cent since the start of the year. The shares closed at around 540p on the day prior to the offer announcement - just a 9 per cent discount to the takeover price. Could Paysafe be better off on its own? The bidding consortium would want to sell off Paysafe’s non-core Asia Gateway business to help finance their acquisition. For Mr Khan, based on a valuation of eight times earnings, Asia Gateway could be worth 55p a share. If Paysafe was to sell this business itself, Mr Khan reckons management could drive the group's share price up as high as 650p as a standalone entity, making the 590p offer price look relatively cheap. There is no certainty about whether a deal will go ahead. However, Paysafe is operating against a dog-eat-dog backdrop of consolidation, demonstrated by its own acquisition of MCPS for $470m (£362m). This should enable it to save money in the US while generating higher returns and enhancing its presence there. IC View Based on forecast EPS of 55¢ for the 12 months to December 2017, the offer price equates to 15 times forwards earnings. This is well below the value attached to Worldpay (WPG) by its bidders, at 30 times forward earnings. Admittedly, the latter has a market capitalisation more than three times that of Paysafe. However, this is by no means a done deal and other bidders may come forward. At 579p, hold.
04/7/2017
10:04
ralphmalph: If the price gets leaked or WPG let it be known what the price will be, then that can get factored into PAYS share price as well.
18/5/2017
18:58
scothernman: Large sell went through at around 4.20pm for 447k shares at 467.9p when the shares were trading at 479p. Not a great trading sign. Had bought back 1/3 of my previous holding this morning at 464p looking at PAYS share price holding resolutely when market was down 240 points. Broke my rule of waiting to buy till it touched 457p. Sold out at 480p just before close after the unexpected lucky rise in few hours. Hmmm....need to see short disclosure tommorow.
11/3/2017
16:03
scothernman: Delighted to see the current run up of PAYS. I am revising the prediction of PAYS hitting 470p from April end to March end 2017 now. The rubber band holding the true value of PAYS share price has snapped and it is going to catapult now.$$$$$$$$$$$$... While at it let us congratulate the employees of PAYS for their stellar work so far and we need to be thankful for their efforts as we make more money as investors.
08/3/2017
13:17
kuss1: alexytrader, Yes, exactly. When you are making significant amounts of cash either you buy another company, give back in dividends, buy your own shares or someone buys you. It's all down to how much cash you have. Which is why pays share price can only go up from here as it makes even more cash this year.... But many over-complicate what is simple ..
07/3/2017
23:53
kuss1: China is the biggest market going forward first of all. Second you are making assumptions that the problem with Pays share price is all down to China, it isn't. Third you are focussing on on-line gambling but what about e-commerce. Forth an admission of wanting to withdraw from China would be an admission of irregularity, or at least that's how the market would interpret it. All just a lose, lose scenario. And also an immediate loss of revenue and profit... ta boot. Share price a generous £2 the next day imo...
23/2/2017
13:25
eh9: Yup sheep herder I think your link hints at why pays share price can go into orbit and all the bits about to be plugged into an integrated offering
04/1/2017
22:20
metis20: 2bluelynn - as I see it PAYS have principally embarked on this buyback to raise the share price I suspect they would have preferred to keep the share buyback cash to pay down debt and assist acquisition rather than have to use it on a share buyback. Raising the eps is not IMO the main target but more a fortunate side effect of the share buyback. I suspect they would like to use as little cash as possible in their pursuit of raising the share price to a reasonable level. Study the RNS - "Paysafe Group plc (LSE: PAYS, the "Company") today announces that it intends to commence an inaugural share buyback programme of up to £100 million (the "Programme"). The management of Paysafe, together with the Company's Board, believe the current share price significantly undervalues the performance of the business to date and our future prospects. Paysafe has a proven track record of significant cash conversion, which has been used to rapidly reduce the Company's leverage since the announcement of the acquisition of Skrill and the associated debt fundraise in March 2015. The Company's robust balance sheet and cash generation now provide the opportunity to take advantage of prevailing market conditions to repurchase shares at highly economic levels and as a result provide immediate EPS enhancement. We are undertaking this Programme alongside our continuing pursuit of bold, strategic M&A opportunities. Management sees headroom for buybacks to remain attractive at levels well in excess of the current share price." PAYS will not want to depress the share price by playing down the coming TA. Quite the opposite IMO.
14/12/2016
00:49
malcolmmm: (ShareCast News) - As shares in Paysafe and NCC Group took a hammering, directors in both FTSE 250 companies upped their skin in the game. On Monday, Paysafe's chief financial officer, Brian McArthur-Muscroft, exercised options over 516,844 ordinary shares at 0.01p each that were awarded to him under the company's long-term incentive plan. He sold 243,778 shares on the open market at 371.85p each, which was said to satisfy tax and national insurance obligations and the option cost of the exercise, and kept the remaining 273,066. At close on Monday these were worth roughly £1m, just before midday on Tuesday these shares were worth around a third less after traders began reading a blogged note by anonymous short seller Spotlight Research that highlighted what it saw as material risks from potential regulatory action. The short seller alleged that the Paysafe's largest customer, most likely to be Bet365 and which represents around 50% of its earnings, was operating a business that appears to facilitate and engage in illegal gambling in China. Paysafe pointed out that not only did Spotlight, which has disclosed a short position, stand to gain from a fall in Paysafe shares, but that all material information in the report "is either factually inaccurate or has been previously disclosed". It added that it "has a history of significant, transparent disclosure to the market, publishing two prospectuses in 2015 and being subject to substantial additional scrutiny through a full UKLA listing process as part of its move to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange". By late afternoon on Tuesday, Paysafe's share price had crawled back up to 310p, yanking McArthur-Muscroft's holding back up above £820,000. Meanwhile, two directors of NCC Group, which was architect of its own share price fall as it issued a profit warning, showed their confidence in the cybersecurity company. Chief executive Rob Cotton bought 125,000 shares and chairman Paul Mitchell 50,000, both at a price of 191p, to spend a total of £0.33m. (ShareCast News) - As shares in Paysafe and NCC Group took a hammering, directors in both FTSE 250 companies upped their skin in the game. On Monday, Paysafe's chief financial officer, Brian McArthur-Muscroft, exercised options over 516,844 ordinary shares at 0.01p each that were awarded to him under the company's long-term incentive plan. He sold 243,778 shares on the open market at 371.85p each, which was said to satisfy tax and national insurance obligations and the option cost of the exercise, and kept the remaining 273,066. At close on Monday these were worth roughly £1m, just before midday on Tuesday these shares were worth around a third less after traders began reading a blogged note by anonymous short seller Spotlight Research that highlighted what it saw as material risks from potential regulatory action. The short seller alleged that the Paysafe's largest customer, most likely to be Bet365 and which represents around 50% of its earnings, was operating a business that appears to facilitate and engage in illegal gambling in China. Paysafe pointed out that not only did Spotlight, which has disclosed a short position, stand to gain from a fall in Paysafe shares, but that all material information in the report "is either factually inaccurate or has been previously disclosed". It added that it "has a history of significant, transparent disclosure to the market, publishing two prospectuses in 2015 and being subject to substantial additional scrutiny through a full UKLA listing process as part of its move to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange". By late afternoon on Tuesday, Paysafe's share price had crawled back up to 310p, yanking McArthur-Muscroft's holding back up above £820,000. Meanwhile, two directors of NCC Group, which was architect of its own share price fall as it issued a profit warning, showed their confidence in the cybersecurity company. Chief executive Rob Cotton bought 125,000 shares and chairman Paul Mitchell 50,000, both at a price of 191p, to spend a total of £0.33m.
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