Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Royal Mail Plc LSE:RMG London Ordinary Share GB00BDVZYZ77 Royal Mail Plc
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -10.90p -2.30% 462.10p 461.40p 461.60p 470.50p 459.20p 468.50p 2,533,869.00 16:35:27
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Industrial Transportation 9,251.0 538.0 41.3 11.2 4,621.00

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
08/12/2016
11:20
Drop today due to 7.4p XD, so recovering well.
deadly
02/12/2016
18:19
Questor: Buy Royal Mail (the market's got it wrong) HTTPS://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/questor-buy-royal-mail-markets-080912256.html
philanderer
23/11/2016
18:06
Me too! On my watchlist
gswredland
23/11/2016
10:05
I'd buy in at 420
mbmiah
21/11/2016
14:43
Yes ,gilt yields presently are a problem, they have to hold them - the need for a company to provide a pension pot large enough to cope with it's bankruptcy is another problem , particularly if providing it does indeed bankrupt the company - catch 22! The only way forward for a company is to reduce pensions to employees. This all seems a bit odd when present employee/company annual contributions easily pay for present pensions - and allow a substantial contribution to the pension pot. You'd think sense would prevail and some changes to the rules would be forthcoming - you'd think - but what's the chance of that? All IMHO.
tonio
18/11/2016
17:55
However, there is a cunning plan: Royal Mail is facing a battle with its 140,000 workers after unions threatened a campaign of action against plans to slash pension benefits. Royal Mail’s plan to switch 90,000 workers out of their current pension arrangements into a new scheme that will pay out lower benefits emerged on Wednesday. If the cuts are similar to plans at the Post Office’s near-identical pension scheme, it could see some workers lose up to half their projected pension. The Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents most of Royal Mail’s workforce, said it overwhelmingly rejected the pension changes. Terry Pullinger, CWU deputy general secretary, said: “It is unfortunate that Royal Mail’s actions have resulted in this issue being in the public domain prior to any formal consultation. “The CWU do not accept that closure of the Royal Mail Pension Plan is inevitable and will explore every avenue to defend it. We will challenge any convenient leap by the employer to close the scheme and move the entire onus on to our members.” Royal Mail said the cost of its pension scheme will balloon from £400m to £900m a year unless it cuts the scheme. It wants to prevent workers from building up any future entitlement to the current career average-based pension scheme, and switch them to a pension where the outcome is entirely dependent on stockmarket movements. Pullinger added: “It is very concerning that the recent press articles, which have prompted this statement, give an impression of fait accompli. Royal Mail will need to bring far more imagination into these ongoing discussions and should be in no doubt that the CWU will use every means at our disposal to encourage the company to think again and secure an agreement that defends our members’ incomes and dignity in retirement.” Royal Mail said an existing agreement runs out in March 2018 and it welcomed talks. In a statement it said: “We are committed to constructive, ongoing talks with our unions about the future of the plan after March 2018.” The CWU is already engaged in a battle with the Post Office, which split from Royal Mail on privatisation in 2012, over changes to its pension scheme. It called a strike ballot over changes to the Post Office pension, and other working arrangements at crown post offices, and said it expects a resounding vote in favour of action. ...But it's not unique to RM's pension scheme: Severe cracks are appearing in many final salary-style pension schemes because what appear to be esoteric movements in gilt yields – interest paid on government bonds – are having a dramatic impact on the financial viability of pensions. Since the EU referendum result, gilt yields have plummeted to historic lows, with interest rates on some government bonds turning negative. This hits pension funds, as gilt yields are a major component in valuing the future liabilities of a scheme. Each time yields fall, the gap between assets and liabilities grows, throwing many schemes into deficit. Figures earlier this week from the Pension Protection Fund revealed that the total deficit at nearly 6,000 of the UK’s biggest company pension schemes had widened by more than £24bn in a month to reach a new high of £408bn. ...My former company's pension scheme was closed to new members a few years ago and has even more recently, closed altogether and members moved into a new, inferior money purchase scheme. Tough, but that's the way it is.
oiht
17/11/2016
14:47
Royal Mail Pension Plan (RMPP) The triennial valuation of RMPP at 31 March 2015 is still in progress. However, based on a set of assumptions which we believe are likely to form the basis for the March 2015 valuation, the RMPP actuarial surplus at 30 September 2016 was estimated to be £1,575 million,comprising of assets of £9,583 million and liabilities of £8,008 million (31 March 2016 £1,765 million). Based on this set of assumptions,the cost of the benefits being accrued each year, based on market conditions at the end of September 2016, would currently be around £1.4 billion. This is significantly greater than the total annual contributions of around £500 million that the Company and employees make. Accordingly, we expect that the actuarial funding surplus will be exhausted during 2018. After this time, the annual cost would be more than double the current contributions, which, as we pointed out to Plan members in a letter we sent in June 2016, is unaffordable for the Company.
joe say
17/11/2016
13:27
Read the online news boys - pension is a problem. These could see low 400 IMO
mbmiah
17/11/2016
12:40
not mentioned in half year results. should be. with gilt yields on the rise maybe these deficits will reduce from now on.
careful
17/11/2016
12:33
Not all of it - take a read of the results and it will highlight the potential massive increase in RM contributions
joe say
17/11/2016
09:59
What is the pension issue? I thought that was off loaded to HMG before privatisation.
careful
17/11/2016
09:29
quiet here today. int divi up almost 6%, earnings ahead. not delved deeper into this although the market reaction is very negative for a company trading on a pe of 11 and a yield of about 5%. Maybe competition fears, we all have to see if the opposition can do any better .
careful
17/11/2016
08:03
results look steady. eps up. int divi up from 7 to 7.4p.
careful
12/10/2016
16:28
UK Mail takeover is holding this back.
freddie ferret
05/10/2016
06:20
Agree Space
2acorn
04/10/2016
18:41
I still see this as a good buy oppo, even more so after today's announcement that it will purchase GSO.
spacecake
04/10/2016
10:51
Royal Mail acquires debt-free GSO, which makes more than a million deliveries each month throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. GSO generated revenue of approximately $114 million last year. The transaction will have paid for itself by 2019-20.
exotic
29/9/2016
15:36
I think you've better waiting to see if 470p holds and wait for positive trading statement before buying.
wipo1
29/9/2016
12:51
Worth buying for the dividend?
2acorn
28/9/2016
23:52
Definately a buy oportunity
2acorn
28/9/2016
21:27
Fall is well overdone, get buying.....but lets see if it goes lower.
11_percent
28/9/2016
21:04
Perhaps, but just bide your time, maybe a dead cat bounce tomorrow.
minerve
28/9/2016
21:03
I see this as a buying opportunity.
spacecake
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