Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
RPC Group LSE:RPC London Ordinary Share GB0007197378 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 1,040.00p 1,040.00p 1,041.00p - - - 0.00 05:00:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Industrials 1,642.4 75.6 19.4 53.6 3,449.61

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17/1/2017
08:20
RPC Group Daily Update: RPC Group is listed in the General Industrials sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker RPC. The last closing price for RPC Group was 1,040p.
RPC Group has a 4 week average price of 1,060.76p and a 12 week average price of 1,012.94p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,106p while the 1 year low share price is currently 0p.
There are currently 331,693,254 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,333,840 shares. The market capitalisation of RPC Group is £3,449,609,841.60.
19/12/2016
10:02
shauney2: Tempus December 16 2016, 12:01am, The Times Nothing rubbish about this buyout Martin Waller RPC is one of those companies, like Bunzl to which it has been compared, that seems capable of finding endless value-creating acquisitions and cost savings. Its name stands for Rigid Plastic Containers and it tends to do large deals, unlike Bunzl, completing four in the past two years. It is moving away from the sort of packaging required by supermarkets and into more specialist areas, with the proviso that purchases are big users of polymers and offer a return on capital of at least 8 per cent. Management have been making noises about another big deal recently and two duly arrived yesterday. RPC is buying ESE World, which makes plastic waste containers such as wheelie bins for councils and waste management companies, at two centres in France and Germany. Though the announcement lacks detail, the deal ticks all the boxes. ESE uses about 4.5 kilotonnes of polymers each year. Though some may be different sorts of plastics than RPC uses, there will be overlap and procurement savings. This was one rationale behind the acquisition in June of British Polythene Industries, which struggled to make headway because of the pricing power of suppliers over smaller customers. Like BPI, which supplies farmers with films to wrap silage, for example, the acquisition takes RPC further beyond consumer packaging. The return is above 8 per cent and the €262.5 million price represents a multiple that may be a touch higher than RPC has traditionally paid but still seems reasonable. It also announced yesterday its first move into Southern Africa, the Johannesburg-listed Astrapak for the equivalent of £79 million. RPC’s half-way figures showed not only further improvement on return on sales but 3 per cent organic sales growth. The company again shifted upwards the expected synergies from earlier deals, a recurring theme. Consensus earnings forecasts were upgraded by about 7 per cent. The share price graph speaks for itself — selling on 17 times’ earnings, which is about right for a consolidator of this type. The downside is if one of those deals goes wrong — but it hasn’t happened yet. Nothing wrong with taking a bit of profit, but the shares remain a buy. MY ADVICE Buy WHY Shares seem fairly rated for a strong business with an excellent record of making acquisitions and then extracting savings from them.
30/11/2016
09:02
cheshire pete: ali47fish The rise in the share price this morning answers your query, as results 'in line' with expectations usually sees the share price fall often due to profit taking. Jeffries target price £11 and Panmure Gordon's target price £11.56 would suggest that they won't be too surprised. In for the long haul to see the benefits of the 2020 strategy.
22/11/2016
12:32
cheshire pete: The statement was very reassuring and the market obviously like it. The recent share price weakness may have been due partly to fears that the company may pay too much for future acquisitions and overstretch themselves. I can think of many examples of other companies doing this only to regret it later. Their strategy has worked well to date, so if they stick to it they should continue to prosper. I can remember them being tipped in Questor at about £2.30, some years ago with a few rights issues since as well.
05/10/2016
08:36
jeffian: This share has been great for me and the combination of taking up all Rights Issues and the increasing share price has resulted in it being considerably 'overweight' (if I believed in such a thing) in my portfolio. All was sweetness and light until this morning when I saw a piece on the news extolling the success of the plastic bag 'tax' in reducing the use of those but moving onto plastic bottles and suggesting that they were next for the chop. Is this a move towards a reduction in the use of plastic containers more generally? May it become a problem for RPC? Comments welcome!
09/6/2016
06:08
broadwood: Sensible enough offer - but the placing will no doubt hit the RPC price at the open.
01/4/2016
16:10
jeffian: Hi shauney, With me, I found it was the psychology. If I bought something and it went up, I was pleased but then thought it was 'expensive' to buy more, and the more it went up, the more 'expensive' it got! Once I had spreadsheeted all the fundamentals and kept an eye on those vs. current share price, it made it easier for me to decide it was still good value and keep buying.
29/12/2015
11:56
shauney2: Goes ex rights at the close today for the entitlement to the 5 for 1 new share issue. Also ex for the interim dividend. I imagine the share price will come off somewhat.
14/12/2015
09:17
ed 123: ... and another dinner. http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/rpc-group-RPC/share-news/RPC-Group-PLC-Proposed-Acquisition-of-Global-Closu/69683641 Ready to take up mine.
04/5/2014
18:56
jeffian: If they've paid the 'right' price, then it shouldn't make any difference to the share price because the increased number of shares is balanced by the cash and assets acquired (i.e. you end up with a smaller slice of a bigger cake). If the market like the transaction - which they seem to - then the shares are likely to go on up.
29/3/2012
12:07
jeffian: PJ1, Yes. I have held this stock for some time and this pattern has always been a feature of RPC's trading. Their input costs are affected by the price of oil but they have the ability to pass these cost increases on to their customers because many of their products are custom-made for the client and cannot be easily replicated by others at short notice or at all. There is some slight lag in the price adjustment but that works equally on the way down as on the way up, so averages out over time. It's a bad day on the market anyway and talk of "impact on margins" seems to have upset some, although they go on to say that despite that they are on track to meet management expectations for profit. My own view is that they will go onwards and upwards from here and the share price will follow in due course.
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