Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Plus500 LSE:PLUS London Ordinary Share IL0011284465 ORD ILS0.01 (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -16.00p -1.56% 1,012.00p 1,010.00p 1,013.00p 1,028.00p 1,008.00p 1,023.00p 74,782 09:43:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 265.6 123.1 82.6 13.7 1,159.19

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Plus500 Daily Update: Plus500 is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker PLUS. The last closing price for Plus500 was 1,028p.
Plus500 has a 4 week average price of 807p and a 12 week average price of 752.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,220p while the 1 year low share price is currently 381p.
There are currently 114,544,716 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 707,700 shares. The market capitalisation of Plus500 is £1,169,501,550.36.
planelondon: Interesting to read this morning that GAIN Capital Holdings Inc, parent of and City share price was up 28% yesterday, after a bullish report issued by a lightly read ‘special situations’ analyst named Richard Pearson. "The report by Pearson’s MOX Reports website is entitled “Long $GCAP – Bitcoin rollout could send Gain Capital sharply higher“. It claims that GCAP shares (which closed yesterday at $7.80) could rise to $18-$23 per share, and that “crypto mania” could potentially send the shares even higher." “GAIN Capital, parent company of the global and UK-centric City Index online broker brands, as well as institutional-focused GTX, announced at the beginning of December that it was launching leveraged cryptocurrency trading at City Index, with plans to roll out Bitcoin trading via to select markets early in 2018.” Perhaps Mr. Pearson would like to write a short report on how Plus500 was the first CFD firm to offer bitcoin trading back in 2013, has had a significant multi cryptocurrencies offering since Q2 2017, has continuously accepted long/short bitcoin positions (unlike the majority of the competition in recent weeks) and had 50% year on year revenue growth in Q3 2017. hxxps://
sailing john: Shanklin - if my buyback price cap theory is correct 810-820 they should have been in the market today. And they have a lot of catching up to do so should put a solid floor on price if so!!!! Potentially a missed an opportunity to buy on the bell at 730ish and take 10%! "sailing john - 31 Oct 2017 - 13:34:59 - 11983 of 12171 On buybacks I think they had good intentions regarding buybacks but perhaps set a price cap too low. I had thought that a MACD limit was initially stopping buy backs but I note in their original announcement of 2nd June 2017 they mention share price as one of several restrictions (and I assume something similar for the further buyback announcement with 1H results 7th Aug) Looking at the only bubacks post Aug 1H results 7th 741p, 8th 798p 9th/10th none (price above 820) 11th 807p and no further buybacks Suggests that perhaps a price limit set around 810-820p
stephen2010: Check out ALBA. Huge multibag potential. ALBA currently trading at 0.39p target price 6p making a nice 15 bagger. Please read the following: MARKET CAP PUZZLE ❖ Alba (market cap £8.4m) is in a resources neighbourhood populated with listed companies with much enhanced market capitalisations, such as UKOG.L (£134m) and JAY.L (£172m). With either shared project interests or adjacent tenements to these companies, Alba should trade at a much higher valuation than its current token value. Like Bluejay, Alba owns 100% of its ilmenite project. Direct comparisons with UKOG are also instructive. While both companies own other projects, UKOG’s 49.9% of Horse Hill Developments Limited (HHDL), when compared to Alba’s 18.1% means that Alba has approximately one third of the value of Horse Hill compared to UKOG but only about 7% of the market capitalisation. Once the market recognises these disparities, the room for growth in Alba’s share price is undeniable. VALUATION RATIONALE - Our valuation in this First Equity Limited initiation note uses a risked valuation approach for Alba’s two main projects, at Horse Hill and TBS. The Horse Hill licences are valued using independent published technical data from Schlumberger, Xodus and Nutech on the oil potential of the licences, along with our own assumptions on recovery rates, oil discovery value, resource and development risks factors. From this a risked value of $127m net to Alba on a ‘Base Case’ basis is derived for Horse Hill. Given the similar geology and economic potential of both TBS and Dundas, we have adopted a risked closeology valuation approach, by computing an NPV for Dundas of $223m and then applying a three-tiered risked probability calculation to arrive at a value of $54.7m for TBS. Once Alba announce its JORC resource and exploration target at TBS and Bluejay its Feasibility Study results, this number is likely to be revised upwards very rapidly, possibly up to $200m, representing up to 7p per share in additional shareholder value. We compute a valuation of $185m (£139m) for Alba, equating to 6.0p per share, of which 4.1p is attributed to the stake in Horse Hill, 1.8p for TBS. Given this analysis and wealth of valuation catalysts anticipated across the project portfolio in the coming months, we recommend the shares as a ‘BUY, with a Target Price of 6.0p, representing a potential 15 times plus uplift from the current share price.
stuffee: Has anyone heard of further news re the attempted placing by founders of around 7m shares last week, as referred to in recent Betaville article, posted by TT? Evidently slight disagreement over price between founders and placees, which terminated negotiation. No doubt this caused the Plus price to plunge a few days ago, rather than concern re new regulation; I guess price might stay wobbly pending clarification of this placing. Would be nice if Plus restarted the suction pump and bought in shares again. Last utilised three months ago at just over 800p.
poolefox: This is also the previous pattern post results goes up for a few days then Mr M gets the jitters over future regulation but the fact sterling is sinking against the euro again and Plus only do 20% of their business in the U.K. doesn’t make sense.Plus had to tell the market results would be ahead of market expectations for the share price to recover before,definitely an opportunity to purchase PLUS on the cheap
poolefox: Plus500 was a significant positive contributor (+5.81%) after it 'guided up' twice in the quarter. Its interim results showed profits up 100% when consensus started the year expecting profits to be down 30% for 2017. The shares continue to be a top weighting for us de-spite the good run. For 2017 we are still 30% ahead of the market in terms of the profit outcome and significantly more so for 2018. We believe that regulatory changes should continue to be a net positive for the business in the medium and probably the short term. We be-lieve that Plus500 has the most sustainable business model in the sector and that it will continue to win market share. The current run rate of Plus500 makes it the leader in its sector for both customer numbers and profitability, ahead of even IG Group. Furthermore, we feel the value of potential new licences is not reflected at all in the share price. For example, a Chinese licence could be as big as the entire existing business. On top of all this, the company is yet to start monetising one of their key assets, the ability to acquire customers efficiently in a digital world. We believe there are many companies in non-competing sectors who would pay Plus500 to do their digital marketing. The business trades at c. 7x pe or 4x EV/EBIT for 2017.
planelondon: I this morning's RNS is directly related to the news yesterday that PLUS was denied a financial services license in Bulgaria. See below: As SJ points out, the share buyback is managed independently of PLUS and cannot be used PLUS's board to defend the share price to any adverse reaction to this news. A positive) trading update is one of the ways open PLUS's board to counter this news and it appears to have had the desired effect.
jpfoster21: some thoughts on the current Plus share price if anyone fancies a read hxxps:// Any comments/discussion welcome.
dasv: markets live just now 11:09AM Plus500 Ltd (PLUS:LSE): Last: 376.25, up 6.25 (+1.69%), High: 403.00, Low: 370.25, Volume: 6.87m BE Quite a turn of events, this. PM Indeed PM Left field bid news here Real time stream connected. New messages will appear here the moment they are published. BE And let's be clear here. It's a shotgun engagement. PM You term this an engagement, rather than a marriage... PM That feels significant BE Well, yes. I think we're a long way away from talking about this deal as if it's completed. BE Basically, it's a shotgun engagement before she's even had the chance to pee on the pregnancy test. PM Bryce! BE Sorry. You're reading the FT, to remind ...... BE So there are a few important things to note .......... BE Firstly, the MAC BE We don't know what it is. But we know there is one. BE The Material Adverse Change clause. BE Conference call was vague to the point of obfuscatory, but we did get this .... BE The "general concept is if business material declines from what was presented to us, this clause will take effect” BE Which in the context of a business that's just lost half its business, feels significant. BE We'll be told about the specific MAC scenarios later, apparently, though no indication when. BE In the meantime, Plus saying it'll be one month until the ID checks are done BE And this deal won't be completed until, perhaps, September BE (With no UK takeover code applying, please remember, so timelines are even fudgier than usual) BE Secondly ....... PM One of the conditions is that it's done by eyar end, mind BE True. BE Secondly ..... BE We learned via the conference call that Playtech approached Plus500, and that “discussions began over a week ago” BE I assume "over a week" means about eight days ago. PM hehehe PM Maybe 9 BE That's not a lot of DD, really. BE So we have a deal on the table for September that can be called off on as-yet undefined terms. BE It seems to me that either Plus500 will be worth a lot more than 400p by September, or a lot less. BE So, yeah, it's an engagement. An engagement before they both head down to Superdrug to find out the specifics of their predicament. BE Thirdly ...... BE We have acceptance from the Plus500 crew ...... BE ... who have 35.6% BE But not, notably, from Odey. PM Interesting, taht BE Yup. No mention in the statement, and one would assume as largest shareholder Odey would be wall-crossed over the weekend. BE Read a lot of arb stuff this morning saying Odey's in sub 300p so will be happy. BE Personally, I'm not so sure. BE Odey funds had 3.97% of Plus at float BE Went up to 13% during July 2014 at around the 440p level. BE Then up to 20% by buying in May BE Given the volatility we can only stab at the prices there, but using closing levels Odey looks to have been buying at prices around 478p, 376p, 322p and all the way down to 285p. BE Back of the envelope, I reckon Odey's average in price will be about 400p. PM hehe PM So currently 6% out of the money PM And there I was thinking the Odey buying was rather clairvoyant... BE If Odey (or Odey's deputies, as we've mentioned before) is confident of the business I can't understand why the fund would tender at breakeven. PM Hmm -- but the statement from Plus pretty much admits that they aren't up to managing the business they have created. certainly not on the publicly-listed stage PM I suspect -- barring a MAC event -- that Odey have no option PM But to accept PM But we'll see PM Meanwhile, it's fair to early to say whether Playtech becomes Dan McC's new plaything BE Yup -- what's interesting here is that it's capitulation from the Plus500 management. Hard to see a holder voting to basically force management to continue running a business they don't want to. BE Though if Odey was averaging down through May volatility for a rescue bid then I guess that would've been extremely .... clairvoyant. BE Have some sellside. Here's UBS. BE Playtech today announced the proposed acquisition of Plus500 for 400p per share, an 8% premium to Friday's close which itself was less than half the 12 month high of 781p seen before the news on 18 May that the "UK Financial Conduct Authority required a review of Plus500's anti-money laundering financial sanction systems… prohibiting all transactions for existing customers until additional AML procedures have been completed" (source: Playtech's press release today). This significantly impacted Plus500's share price and the business, with its management today indicating revenues are expected to be below 2014's levels "with margins expected to be significantly lower" as, according to the company's release today, "recent events and associated publicity have meant that Plus500 has become the subject of increased scrutiny and has received additional requests for information from its regulators". BE In 2014, Plus500's revenues were $229m/£139m, EBITDA $145m/£88m and EPS 89c/54p. At its recent AGM on 27 May, Plus500 revealed Q1 sales of $82m and that through the end of May it had added a further $26m, putting year-to-date revenues ahead of H1 14's level, but since the FCA inquiry c$4m of revenues had been lost. It said at the AGM it expected it would take another month to re-approve existing customers' documentation and modify the process for onboarding new customers. It had $92m of cash at the AGM date, meaning the acquisition price represents a c£400m EV, or 4.5x trailing EBITDA, although this year's profits should be much lower. BE Given Plus500 only announced the regulatory issues two weeks ago, it seems to us that the deal has been concluded in seemingly record time. We believe Playtech's management will likely feel that its own experience of operating a multi-jurisdictional regulated business will allow it to resolve Plus500's regulatory issues as fast as possible. However, investors are likely to be nervous, especially given the pace at which the deal has been concluded and given that Plus500's management appears willing to take a price almost half of where the shares were a month ago. BE Nothing from Liberum yet, sadly. BE Here's Daniel Stewart instead. BE Plus500 today announced that they have reached an agreement with Playtech regarding the terms of a recommended cash acquisition through which the entire issued ordinary share capital of Plus500 will be acquired by Playtech. The recent suspension of Plus500 shares and freezing of customer accounts whilst anti-money laundering procedures were tightened was enough to question the sustainability of the Plus500 business model. Playtech’s expertise in operating in multi-jurisdictional regulated markets will go some way towards alleviating such fears. Furthermore, we believe the acquisition makes strategic sense for Playtech, which recently acquired TradeFX, an online CFD, binary options broker and trading platform provider, and enhances its offering within the online trading market. The offer of 400p per share, represents a c.8% premium to Friday’s closing share price of 370p, valuing Plus500 at £459.6m. The acquisition is expected to be immediately earnings enhancing, with completion set for September 2015. BE Which says nearly nothing, as per.
dasv: BTW excellent performance in PLUS share price from Oct mini crash. more than 60% up and even now only trades on a PE 11. Can't help thinking the market doesn't trust PLUS though considering this valuation. Growth companies which are really trusted command much higher PE's. E.g. ABC, RMV let alone Allied Minds or ASC. -- undervaluedassets - IG has been trying to target a different class of customer. PLUS is going for the novices. IG seems to have been going for those with experience. BTW re: current markets, in China there's been a huge wave of new share dealing account sign-ups as property as an investment asset class has been heavily restricted. I think it's not much of a stretch that as markets rise further from here, more newcomers will start betting on the markets. It's once the markets have made new highs that newbies start thinking they can also win. So from that point of view, PLUS may find it easier, not harder to acquire new customers. -- it's so much more pleasant having SSW on filter. Suddenly the PLUS thread is a relatively civilised place again.
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