Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
WS Atkins LSE:ATK London Ordinary Share GB0000608009 ORD 0.5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -21.00p -1.45% 1,427.00p 1,425.00p 1,427.00p 1,450.00p 1,423.00p 1,433.00p 153,741.00 16:29:54
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 1,862.0 131.1 106.0 13.5 1,434.29

WS Atkins Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
10/2/2017
12:06
The chief executive of Atkins has hinted that his company is open to merger approaches, just weeks after reports of tie-up talks with peer CH2M Hill http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/08/atkins-boss-hints-merger-ch2m-would-strengthen-engineering-group/
whoppy
01/2/2017
08:00
http://m.building.co.uk/news/ch2m-ponders-flotation-or-possible-merger-with-rival/5086022.articleSome further details re: CH2M
norbert colon
30/1/2017
09:17
Well they've been reorganising the business and consolidating departments to make the business structure less confusing and to leverage off each sector to try and offer a more complete client package for projects. However, I've always thought they were doing it for a sell out. The CEO is one for taking big pay and would seem he's now got the company to that stage for a lucrative offer. I can see another American outfit wanting to bid if it's now the case Atkins is up for sale. Black and Veatch won't like CH2M muscling in.
whoppy
30/1/2017
08:33
Is that a takeover of Atkins. Must be why the share price is up. What price for Atkins share. Valued at about £1.5Bn at the moment.
whoppy
30/1/2017
07:53
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2017/01/30/ch2m-explores-3bn-merger-with-atkins/
norbert colon
20/6/2016
19:20
Further M&A - WSP buys Schlumberger's industrial water consultancy business. No financial details given.http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/wsp-buys-schlumbergers-water-consultancy-business?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
norbert colon
16/6/2016
09:03
NC: Many thanks for your clarification - R.
pugugly
16/6/2016
08:20
Interesting that no specific mention of Address Hotel fire (above my post 1004) and/or any liability risk or potential claim unless the specification of the materials was in compliance with the local codes - Anyone following closely any detailed knowledge of the Address position ? Declaration. I was considering a position after the recent fall but lack of clarity either way re Address has kept me on the sidelines
pugugly
16/6/2016
06:27
Decent finals - seems no reason for the massive de-rating of this share since last Autumn
18bt
29/3/2016
06:01
Another fire looks similar cause : Huge blaze hits UAE residential towers. but no reference to WHA - Could they also have consulted in the UAE ? Anyone any knowledge ? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35913988
pugugly
04/1/2016
07:57
A POSSIBLE BEAR CALL. According to the Sunday Times Atkins designed the Address Hotel Dubai "aka The Towering Inferno" The lawyers should have a field day determining liability and cost of repairs- According to the Sunday Times article the cladding panels had cores of "combustible thermoplastic held between two sheets of aluminium" Even if no eventual liability it could well be a significant call on senior management time (imo etc)
pugugly
17/11/2015
12:20
Acquisition using up cash - for some reason advfn not showing press release
18bt
17/11/2015
10:56
Must have won a big contract.
eggbaconandbubble
09/4/2015
10:19
Despite Whoppys stream of negatives, the company seems to be doing pretty well in all markets....if he is correct then the inefficiencies are being handled well.
molatovkid
08/4/2015
06:41
Steady as she goes and good prospects here.
18bt
08/4/2015
06:37
Nice and solid The Group's financial position remains strong and, following an excellent cash performance in the last quarter, we have raised our expectations for net funds at 31 March 2015 to around GBP175m Expectations were forecast to be 135m
shammytime
07/4/2015
12:29
I actually think Whoppy's posts make sense and shows one who is close to its operations. Keep up the informative posts!What's your view on the restructuring? Do you think it will be for the better or reorganising for reorganising's sake?
galles
07/4/2015
12:23
Yes, I'd be happy to participate. I suspect whoppy has the same gormless expression as Mister Ed Give him a bacon sandwich and see how he tackles it. On the subject of Atkins, he does seem to be spouting. He comes across as one of those people who believes in, stats, stats and facts. At the end of the day when a stock has momentum, all the negatives in the world won't stop it moving northwards. We will see 1400 this week, and thats a Shammy party promise.
shammytime
07/4/2015
11:45
shammy v whoppy! Are we going to have a head to head TV debate on this one!!
eggbaconandbubble
07/4/2015
09:27
This is looking very strong indeed. Wouldn't be surprised to see a return to 1400 this week
shammytime
31/3/2015
15:52
Just to continue....On top of what you say Atkins are actually going UP today when the rest of the market is down!
eggbaconandbubble
31/3/2015
15:50
whoppy, many thanks for that. Much appreciated!
eggbaconandbubble
31/3/2015
14:07
It is struggling to compete..Atkins is quite expensive when it bids for work compared to rivals and has lost work as a result. There has been consolidation in the sector with larger consulants taking over others. Atkins have not been able to do this and are not as efficient.Staff skills are hard to find and they can't get the staff they need to do the work. The skills shortage means they have over 1000 vacancies at the moment so are losing a lot of time/money that could be booked to clients. They are not offering competitive salaries either. They have tried to reduce their selling price by increasing to a 40hr week from 37.5 with minimum or no salary increase to staff. As a result a lot of their talented engineers are leaving. They did have to write off £4m last year in their failed bid for Balfour Beatty's US consultant Parsons Bickerhoff. Competition is fierce and a lot of foreign consultants are bidding and winning work in Atkins own backyard. They are also about to spend many millions building a new head office in Epsom. I'm sure their profit margins will come under pressure. They may become a target themselves. On top of this management are having an internal restructure at the moment to cope with the way things are going. David Tonkin the CEO for UK and Europe stood down towards the end of last year.
whoppy
31/3/2015
13:47
Any reason why Atkins is traveling in the opposite direction to the rest of the market today?
eggbaconandbubble
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