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
  +0.50p +0.06% 878.00p 880.50p 881.00p 883.00p 875.50p 880.00p 3,860,642.00 16:35:17
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Industrials 1,642.4 75.6 19.4 45.3 4,368.95

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26/3/2017
09:20
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 877.50p.
RPC Group has a 4 week average price of - and a 12 week average price of -.
The 1 year high share price is - while the 1 year low share price is currently -.
There are currently 497,602,628 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 0 shares. The market capitalisation of RPC Group is £4,368,951,073.84.
21/3/2017
10:08
ed 123: The market feels like some of the rights issue share are still sloshing around. When they find longer term holders I think the share price can begin its move towards £10. (Just my view.)
06/3/2017
10:46
ed 123: Agree but, as you say, only slightly. The 1980's acquirers were often conglomerates, and tempted into businesses that they were less familiar with. RPC knows packaging and sticks to that. They look very carefully before agreeing - go for deals that enhance earnings not later than the following accounting year. I've taken the view that this share price weakness is connected with the 4% that went to the underwriters. The market got a bit overfaced this time. Over the next few months, I'd expect the share price to recover from the rights issue dip. Added some more this morning. (No advice intended.)
09/2/2017
15:11
gibson59: Hi, as a complete newcomer to shares... could some explain why RPC share price has fallen today following this morning's announcement?Thanks!
09/2/2017
13:19
typo56: FWIW, FTSE rules say this regarding share in issue updates:- "If accumulated changes in the number of shares in issue add up to 10% or greater....they are implemented between quarters" "If a corporate action is applied to an index constituent which involves a change in the number of shares, the change in shares will be applied simultaneously with the corporate action." "In the event that T+5 falls after the announcement date of index review changes but before the index review effective date, the implementation of the share update will be delayed to coincide with the index review effective date." So looks like new shares included either 27 Feb or 20 Mar, depending on how they view T+5. Would still need a share price of about 1040p or over IMO to make FTSE100.
09/2/2017
12:07
cheshire pete: Just done a quick calculation and for the increased share capital and based on the current share price of £10.03, they will be up with the likes of DS Smith, Rentokil, Royal Mail, Provident Financial around no. 100 in the FTSE 100 index. I would expect the 2020 vision that the company has would in time see them promoted into this index.
09/2/2017
10:54
ed 123: Disagree, Esther1975. The market hasn't "reacted" downwards. The share price has fallen to approach the ex-rights level - a perfectly normal response. There is nothing odd or "hardcore" about the raising, either. All looks normal to me.
09/2/2017
10:01
ed 123: Hi Typo56, Yes, maybe there is too much enthusiasm overall to taking up rights. In the case of RPC, however, there is a history of rights issues to support acquistions and those acquisitions have done well for RPC and its shareholders. So, for me here, I thin out my less well performing shares and take up my rights. With the Letica buy and some share price appeciation due to the Group performing well, RPC may not be far off entering the FTSE100 at the year end reshuffle?
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.
05/10/2016
09:36
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!
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