Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Stm Grp. LSE:STM London Ordinary Share IM00B1S9KY98 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.00p -2.11% 46.50p 45.00p 48.00p 47.50p 46.50p 47.50p 126,272.00 10:44:17
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 16.2 2.7 4.0 11.7 27.62

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02/12/2016
08:20
Stm Grp. Daily Update: Stm Grp. is listed in the General Financial sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker STM. The last closing price for Stm Grp. was 47.50p.
Stm Grp. has a 4 week average price of 47.35p and a 12 week average price of 47.68p.
The 1 year high share price is 68p while the 1 year low share price is currently 30.50p.
There are currently 59,408,087 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 17,024 shares. The market capitalisation of Stm Grp. is £27,624,760.46.
09/9/2016
11:23
jaykaytee: Results are out tue 13/09/16. Just bought a handful. After the recent positive update, Im expecting good news, followed by a rise in the share price.
09/8/2016
06:29
firtashia: Looks like some positive news; lets see if it acts as a fillip to the share price.
17/6/2016
22:00
firtashia: Yes, +ve article in the IC. The author expects a trading update in the next few weeks. He implies the current broker forecasts may be at the high end, but, in his words, even if those forecasts are not met, it is already factored into the current share price given how cheap the stock is. He suggests STM is currently priced as a stock that has gone ex growth, when this is clearly not the case.
17/4/2016
17:52
mark2market: Apparently deVere does have delusions of grandeur: hTTp://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-2038619/TONY-HETHERINGTON-Publish-peril-warns-financial-giant-deVere-Group.html hTTp://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-2613871/TONY-HETHERINGTON-Investment-giant-buys-angry-readers-silence.html Largest by what metric? Number of cold calls? They certainly don’t appear in the FT Top 100 Financial Advisers. For STM, the nagging questions still stand: Are there any other big introducers besides deVere? What happens when the deVere CEO sells his STM shares? And if STM loses the patronage of deVere, what is an STM share worth? It comes back to Paul Scott’s concern: are profits genuinely sustainable (over five years, say)? Or will competitors soon be eating their lunch?
16/4/2016
16:45
mark2market: Assume the VCP is a done deal and will be approved at the Isle of Man AGM. Allegedly it’s `more in line with corporate governance best practice and the market construct around short and long-term incentive design’. Market construct?!? The `Performance Period’ is a retrospective one from 10th March 2015. Why that specific date? The share price was 30.5p - before pushing from Shares Mag and Simon Thompson (blindspots about corporate governance, offshore risk, etc) Really `corporate governance best practice’???
15/4/2016
15:42
smithie6: I know the Vislink saga fairly well....and Im critical of their MD and his greed.... ...I dont think the mkt will see the STM scheme as negative, we'll see Alan Kentish was the develop. dir.....and Mr Porter is serving out his notice... so many shareholders will be keen to be sure that Mr Kentish stays at the comp. Personally I like the idea of the STM ex develop. dir. being the boss since he will know the co. and the products and mkts like the back of his hand. And big holders perhaps happy to give him some % of the co. to help ensure he stays. (working out 12 month notice seems very unusual to me.....general feeling I have is that director behaviour seems OK....although the dept of reality inside related party transactions we cant see, but they have produced a big jump in PAT, so fair enough I guess) ---- (bit confused about some parts of incentives....20% EPS increase and link with just the share price.....not clearly written imo....but Im not that fussed... only starts above 60p, which is 20% share price rise from current sp)
15/4/2016
14:44
sladdjo: Think that the fall is due to comp trying to introduce a VCP for execs. Want to give ~8% of increase in share price above 60p between now and Mar '19 to 2 execs @mo, tho will prob be a new CEO joining shortly who will also share in that. Good thing is that comp have flagged it in advance of the AGM and given shareholders the chance to vote for it. I feel 60p is quit a low hurdle, so am minded to vote against...
01/3/2016
08:07
johnwise: STM Group PLC Final Results RNS Number : 5407Q Commenting on the results and prospects for STM, Colin Porter, CEO, said: "2015 has undoubtedly been a transformational year for STM in respect of profitability, however equally in building the product and distribution platform for future growth. "The global market for specialist international pension administration products is very much in its infancy and will continue to be a significant source of revenue and profitability going forward. This presents a very attractive opportunity for both the business and our investors alike for the foreseeable future." Final Results http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/stm-grp-STM/share-news/STM-Group-PLC-Final-Results/70576812
09/7/2015
13:47
philw2009: Exploiting a valuation anomaly H&T was not the only share on my active buy list that has benefited from a target price upgrade. So too has STM (STM: 47p), the Aim-traded financial services company specialising in the administration of assets for international clients in relation to retirement, estate and succession planning and wealth structuring. Having recommended buying the shares at 35p ('Tapping into a pensions payday', 27 April 2015), STM’s share price hit my initial target price of 47.5p, coinciding with a six-year high dating back to January 2009. I subsequently advised running your healthy profits but placed a conditional buy recommendation on a close above 48p to reflect the technical set up with a new target price of 60p, representing the pre-Lehman Brothers lows in the summer of 2008 (‘Smashing target prices’, 14 May 2015). That conditional buy advice was triggered and within a week of that article the shares had peaked out at 56p. This prompted some profit taking. However, I note that analyst Duncan Hall at broking house finnCap has just raised his target price on the shares from 45p to 55p on the back of market developments and positive company specific newsflow. He has a point as the successful flotation of Aim-traded Bristol-based rival Curtis Banks (CBP: 229p) highlights the chronic undervaluation of STM. Indeed, Curtis Bank’s market value of £100m is 30 times its annual operating profit last financial year. There is no reason at all to justify such a valuation anomaly with STM whose Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) business, an offshore pension scheme approved by HMRC and used by expatriates and internationally mobile employees whose tax domicile can change as a consequence of employment, is highly profitable and a reliable source of income as I noted when I initiated coverage. Indeed, a 26 per cent operating profit margin from this business segment alone is highly supportive of an earnings multiple higher than 9 for fiscal 2016 given the double digit earnings growth STM is generating. Migration boosting pension plan profits Mr Hall also rightly points out that the market for such pension schemes keeps growing and for good reason too given that “migration and issues of domicile are becoming more topical throughout the EU as foreign-born population percentages rise.” For instance, the NHS reports that 26 per cent of doctors in the service have been trained overseas and that the General Medical Council sees around 4,000 applications a year for Certificates of Good Standing to allow UK registered doctors to seek work overseas. The UK government estimates 5.5m British born nationals now live overseas. So with a more mobile and affluent workforce to cater for, this can only illustrate the need for versatile savings products. Operating from centres in both Gibraltar and Malta, STM has been expanding the number of introducers with whom it works to sustain the robust sales momentum the business has been enjoying and to exploit further a captive market for long-term savings products. I would also point out that STM has been acquitted in a court case that was pursued by The Attorney General for the States of Jersey against a former employee of the company, and STM Fiduciare as defendant. I flagged up this court case in my April article, and had expected such an outcome, but it is positive nonetheless. In the circumstances, I feel that now is an opportune time to buy STM’s shares in advance of what is likely to be a bumper set of first half results in a few months time. Mr Hall at brokerage finnCap predicts that the company should grow current year pre-tax profits from £1.7m to £2.7m underpinned by a £1.8m increase in revenue to £17.7m. On this basis, expect EPS to almost double from 2p to 3.8p. But with pro-forma net cash of £4.7m on its balance sheet equivalent of 8p a share, the shares are only being priced on 10.5 times cash adjusted earnings, a bargain rating in my view. A price-to-book value of 1.3 times is hardly exacting either. To put this into some perspective, Curtis Banks is rated on closer to 8 times book value. Moreover, the increase in recurring revenue from STM’s pension business means that a modest £900,000 forecast rise in revenue to £18.6m in 2016 is expected to boost pre-tax profit by a further £1m to £3.7m, albeit profits are being enhanced by the reduction in finance charges following the redemption of the convertible loan notes. I discussed this issue in detail when I initiated coverage in April. On this basis EPS estimates surge from 3.7p in 2015 to 5p in 2016, implying that STM’s shares are trading on only 9 times next year’s likely earnings, or 7.5 times on a cash-adjusted basis. So no matter what way I look at it STM’s shares are far too lowly rated on a bid-offer spread of 44p to 47p. Strong buy.
20/5/2015
13:29
philw2009: I missed this from Simon Thompson on 14th May... Profiting from a pension pay day It hasn’t taken long for investors to warm to the merits of STM (STM: 45p), the Aim-traded financial services company specialising in the administration of assets for international clients in relation to retirement, estate and succession planning and wealth structuring. Having recommended buying the shares at 35p only 17 days ago ('Tapping into a pensions payday', 27 April 2015), the price has surged by 28 per cent and is closing in on my initial target price of 47.5p. Investors’ enthusiasm for the shares has been fully justified too as the company released an upbeat trading update at the annual meeting yesterday. Chairman Michael Riddell noted that the business continues to make inroads in increasing its distribution network. In fact, it has signed on more intermediaries in the year to date than in the whole of the previous financial year. STM is also in the final stages of setting up a sales office in the Middle East, and recruitment for a further office in Asia is well under way too. This gives further reassurance that the company will be able to deliver on profit estimates. Analyst David Buxton at brokerage finnCap predicts that STM is on course to grow pre-tax profits this year by £1m to £2.7m based on a £1.8m increase in revenue to £17.7m. On that basis, expect EPS to almost double from 2p to 3.8p. But with pro-forma net cash of £4.7m on its balance sheet equivalent of 8p a share, the shares are still only priced on 10 times cash adjusted net earnings even after the sharp price rise. That’s hardly a punchy rating for a company that is forecast to increase EPS by 95 per cent this year. A price-to-book value of 1.15 times is hardly punchy either. Moreover, the increase in recurring revenue from STM’s pension business means that a modest £900,000 forecast rise in revenue to £18.6m in 2016 is expected to boost pre-tax profit by a further £1m to £3.7m, albeit this performance is also being enhanced by the reduction in finance charges following the redemption of the convertible loan notes I discussed in my article last month. Nevertheless, on this basis EPS estimates surge from 3.7p in 2015 to 5p in 2016, implying that STM’s shares are trading on only 9 times next year’s likely earnings, or 7.5 times on a cash-adjusted basis. That's a modest rating for a company set to deliver robust EPS growth over the next few financial years. True, the 14-day RSI is overbought at a reading of 80, but this can unwind itself without the shares selling off heavily as the price can move in a sideways fashion as has been the case with Redde. Furthermore, if STM’s share price can take out the 47.5p level, coinciding with a six-year high dating back to January 2009, then a run-up to the next price target of 60p, representing the pre-Lehman Brothers lows in the summer of 2008, would be on the cards. So if you followed my previous advice I would run your healthy profits for now and I am placing a conditional buy recommendation on the shares on a close above 48p for new investors. In this event my new target price becomes 60p.
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