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Yougov Plc LSE:YOU London Ordinary Share GB00B1VQ6H25 ORD 0.2P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 208.00p 205.00p 211.00p 208.00p 208.00p 208.00p 115,930 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 76.1 2.7 3.2 65.0 216.86

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30/9/2016
09:20
Yougov Daily Update: Yougov Plc is listed in the Media sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker YOU. The last closing price for Yougov was 208p.
Yougov Plc has a 4 week average price of 199.75p and a 12 week average price of 189.42p.
The 1 year high share price is 212p while the 1 year low share price is currently 115.50p.
There are currently 104,260,531 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 73,919 shares. The market capitalisation of Yougov Plc is £216,861,904.48.
22/10/2009
09:18
bubbleandleek: just bought a load of these. valuation underpinned by E-REWARDS bid for RESEARCH NOW. attached is the latest note from Panmures. Upgrade to BUY We now upgrade YOU to BUY with a target price of 60p. On the back of the eRewards approach for Research Now (430p cash per share, 30% prem), YouGov is an obvious target for further industry consolidation. Implied RNOW exit is c.1.3x EV/Sales, which is also very supportive. RNOW offer: Research Now has received a 430p per share all cash offer from e Rewards, as US based company specialising in online research panels. Striking premium: The offer is at a 30% premium to the undisturbed RNOW share price (e.g 330p). It remains to be seen if it crystallizes further industry bidders. Meanwhile, the RNOW text seems supportive of the approach in terms of some relevant stakeholders (e.g clients, employees). Implied RNOW exit multiple: This is an implied exit multiple of c.20x historic PER, or c.15x forward PER (based on consensus). At the proposed exit share price of 430p, the EV/Sales is c.1.3x. Sector read-across: There has already been a step-up in sector-related M&A over the last year or so. Against an improving macro backdrop, with weak sterling, we would expect this to continue. In this context, YouGov is an obvious target for further industry consolidation (crudely YOU and RNOW are bedfellows). Implied valuation for YOU: YOU trades on.0.7x EV/Sales at present. Margins have admittedly been badly affected over the 18 months. However, there is a material discount to RNOW indicative exit (e.g 1.3x). In this context, a revised YOU target price of c.60p should be conservative.
05/2/2009
20:13
gambler99: RNOW doesn't look very well rewarded in terms of share price. wouldn't like to leave my money on that for a small glimmer of hope. YOU gave the worst outlook possible but states more contracts could start in the second half - give it a few months and a positive update will come out.
05/2/2009
08:30
p0rkpie: Surely a near 50% drop in the share price is unjustified? Strong cash, low debt, but a lower trading statement like most other companies. has got to be over sold no?
18/8/2008
13:05
opportunity: I don't think the directors have a significant shareholding anymore. The directors certainly cashed in loads of shares worth many millions. So even if they do experience a loss due to share drop, it is not that material to them as they already have a large wodge of cash in the bank. That is the reason why I wouldn't buy shares in this company until it share price drops to around £0.70. But can't deny that the company has done very well using its contacts to full potential
18/8/2008
12:40
serrot: does anyone know why the management are allowing this share price to keep falling!!
04/5/2007
17:33
charterhouse3: MTG Of course newcomers will reduce the chances of those draw prizes. However the surveys will gain more credibility the more people participate so I reckon it will be good for the Company and therefore the share price. We'll win one way or another !!
11/4/2007
16:34
kenmitch: I posted this on the TOL bb yesterday. I would welcome being put right by YOU fans who know the Company a lot better than me if any of the post is wrong. No way is that post an attempt to rubbish YOU. This is a great sector just now and I regret not buying shares in TOL and RNOW as well as YOU. Was tempted by YOU on the double bottom recently but then wondered about their Middle East business. Wrong again! I'm tempted by RNOW now following the correction in their share price but wonder about their recent Canadian acquistition. Will probably be wrong on that too. Anyway here is the post from the TOL bb. "YOU results were very good, although no better than those of TOL recently. Both were even better than already ambitious broker forecasts. e.g YOU operating profit up 57% from £1.4 million to £2.2 million. TOL profits up 220% from £0.7 million to £2.2 million. e.g YOU not paying a dividend. TOL. Maiden dividend last time increased this time to a total of 0.75p. e.g YOU mention the high level of repeat business without giving figures. TOL again confirmed a very impressive 70% repeat business and apparently 100% repeat business again for their Automate Survey offering. Can't help thinking that if YOU's repeat business was even better that they would have said so. Yet YOU shares soared over £1 today compared with a much more muted rise for TOL on their results. YOU benefits from being better known in the UK. The key point is that both companies are doing very well in a thriving sector, with a very high chance of the shares of both continuing to rise." PS. Interesting that the Independent is very positive about YOU today and says buy, while Questor (Telegraph) and Tempus (Times) are also very positive but think a lot of the good news is in the price. No disputing that but shares in the sector could have a long way to go yet. Few seem to have cottoned on even now to the huge advantages of online research over the costly and old fashioned methods - phone, post, one to one interviews etc used in the past and still in use. Not surprised to see YOU shares fall back a bit following the impressive rise yesterday and earlier today. Results much better received than TOL's. Maybe because YOU is so much better known in the UK?
24/11/2006
13:47
cr4zyness: 24 November 2006 Pick up a bargain Who would have thought that a curry restaurant and a pizza-delivery company would generate annual returns of 61 per cent and 78 per cent, respectively? Or that a market-research company would return almost 200 per cent in a single year? Yet that's exactly what happened when we implemented legendary fund manager Peter Lynch's strategy of keeping an eye out for great investments in our everyday lives. If you had followed Mr Lynch's strategy as outlined in our article 'Ten shares that will deliver', in November last year, you'd have ended up with investments in businesses including restaurant group Clapham House, pizza group Domino's, and internet pollster YouGov. And the average gain of all 10 shares in the portfolio has been 73 per cent (see table below). Peter Lynch proved the success of this strategy by running Fidelity's Magellan fund for 13 years - and generating mind-blowing annualised returns of 29.2 per cent over the period. He used a variety of methods, including buying big-cap turnaround stocks, as well as dull-but-steadily-growing shares. However, he always preached that, as an investor, you should stick to what you know. In fact, his argument is similar to Warren Buffett's. "Invest within your circle of competence," said Buffett. "It's not how big the circle is that counts, it is how well you define the parameters," he added. "Big money is made by obvious things." So that's exactly what we did with our Peter Lynch portfolio. There was no stock that the average investor couldn't get his or her head around. Here, then, is a review of the original 10 shares, followed by our new 10. When deciding which shares to hold on to, and which to swap for new ones, we kept in mind what Mr Lynch describes as the most dangerous things investors can say: - If it's gone down this much already, how much lower can it go? - If it's gone this high already, how can it possibly go higher? - Eventually, they always come back. - It's only $3 a share, what can I lose? - It's always darkest before dawn. - When it rebounds to my cost, I'll sell. - What? Me? Worry? Conservative stocks don't fluctuate much. - Look at all the money I lost - I didn't buy it! - I missed that one. I'll catch the next one. - The stock has gone up - so I must be right! The best performers in our Lynch portfolio were YouGov and Debt Free Direct, both of which are smaller companies doing well in rapidly growing niche markets. The worst performer was International Greetings, which was essentially flat. There are some general lessons that can be learnt, though. One of these is that our big winners had already been big winners. YouGov and Debt Free Direct had already made strong gains before we put them in this portfolio. But the strength of their business model and their growth was such that share-price gains kept coming. Most people are too scared to buy stocks that have put in good performances. But Peter Lynch has pointed out that you often have plenty of time. He notes, for example, that if you bought Wal-Mart after it rose 10-fold in its first 10 years, it still rose 60-fold in the next 30 years. Another lesson is that big gains come from small- to medium-sized companies with clear, well-defined businesses. Lookers, for example, sells cars and does it well. It is not inherently difficult to understand what it does. Below, we've updated the portfolio with nine new stocks and one carried over from last year's list. They are still easy to understand and most investors have contact with them in their daily lives. Dignity Funeral home and crematorium operator Dignity is the biggest player in the UK 'death' market. It runs 520 funeral homes, which handle around 12.3 per cent of the deaths in the UK. It also has 22 crematoria, which handle 7.1 per cent of deaths. This provides a steady income stream, but there are also growth opportunities, including consolidation within the industry. Traditionally, funeral parlours were 'mum and dad' operations, so Dignity has been acquiring the best of these businesses and then bringing its management skills to bear upon them. It also sells pre-paid funeral plans and currently has 185,000 unfulfilled plans in place. Entertainment Rights Peter Lynch believes in looking for potential investment ideas in the products and services that we encounter in everyday life. And while it may not be a household name itself, Entertainment Rights' (ER) children's characters - which include Basil Brush and Rupert the Bear - certainly are. ER has also recently struck a deal with Mattel, the world's largest toy company, for the long-term distribution rights for Barbie films. Admittedly, the company appeared to have a tough first half, but that was due to its policy of recognising new sales when programmes are delivered rather than when they are commissioned. This year, a large number of program deliveries fall in the second half, so profits will be strong then. What's more, ER is likely to be a takeover target - peers such as HIT Entertainment and Chorion have already been snapped up by private-equity players. BSkyB Anyone who watches Premiership Football will be familiar with Sky. But parent company BSkyB hasn't always had a fantastic relationship with the market, which is continually concerned with Rupert Murdoch's control and the prospect of competition. Even so, the company is a fantastic cash generator, which provides it with funds to keep investing in new products and services and thus maintain a competitive advantage. And under the leadership of chief executive James Murdoch, the company is continuing to innovate. For example, the Sky+ box, a personal video recorder, has become extremely popular. Other new products include the Sky Gnome, a small unit that allows a subscriber to listen to Sky content anywhere in their house. BSkyB is also pushing into the competitive world of broadband. It can now offer pay-TV, broadband internet and telephone connections all in one package. That should mean that fewer customers cancel their subscriptions, which is a big issue facing pay-TV companies. Carluccio's In our last Peter Lynch feature, we picked Clapham House because I had been to the Bombay Bicycle Club and Gourmet Burger Kitchen and enjoyed the food. I also noticed that they were packed. So when I was sitting in Carluccio's recently I was interested to see that it, too, was packed - at 9.30am. The company was founded by Antonio and Priscilla Carluccio in 1991 with the opening of an authentic Italian food shop in Covent Garden. It opened five new Italian deli-style restaurants in the most recent financial year, taking the total to 27. That is now translating into higher sales and profits - for the year to 24 September, sales grew 24 per cent, with pre-tax profits ahead of expectations. The company is planning to open a further five new outlets this financial year - it has already opened one in Brunswick and has secured a site in Walton-on-Thames. YELL Yell runs directories businesses in the UK, the US, Europe and Latin America. In the UK, it prints the well-known Yellow Pages, which is delivered to every home in the country, and operates the website yell.com. In fact, the company dominates the UK directories market, with a 75 per cent share. But that dominance triggered an investigation by The Competition Commission, which ruled that the directories market was uncompetitive. However, the commission recently approved a price increase in line with inflation after April 2008. It recognised that directory listings could fall off in the future as more and more companies list online. It also recognised that BT's entry into the market could increase competition. Despite this possibility of greater competition, though, Yell's business will continue to be an excellent cash generator for years to come, protected by its strong market position. Only when you start to notice that the Yellow Pages delivered to your door each year is getting thinner should you consider selling. From a technical analysis perspective, Yell's share price also remains in a strong uptrend. YouGov If it's gone this high already, how can it possibly go higher? This is one of the most interesting of Lynch's 'most dangerous things' people say about the stock market. It's also one of the most difficult things investors have to grapple with: if a share has risen, is it too late to buy in? YouGov is a classic example. It has been one of the biggest winners in the portfolio, but is it too late to get in now? The company provides online surveys and opinion polling for newspapers such as The Sun and The Sunday Times, as well as a number of corporate clients. And it has an easily understandable business model that is clearly revolutionising its niche. It is also scalable because it is internet based and can keep adding more clients without increasing costs significantly. But the company is not resting on its laurels and has launched BrandIndex, which tracks consumer perceptions of more than 1,000 well-known brands. For these reasons, we're including it in the portfolio despite the big gains it has already made. Tesco Last time around, we included a large-cap stock, British American Tobacco, to complement the many small and mid-cap companies in our portfolio. It performed solidly and added an element of defensiveness to the portfolio. So supermarket giant Tesco is a good replacement. Most of us shop there at some point and can see for ourselves what a slick operation it is and how it dominates high streets around the nation. And, despite its size, Tesco is generating impressive growth. In the first half, profits surged 23 per cent, helped by cost-cutting. The company is also expanding offshore, including in South Korea and Poland, to diversify away from the competitive UK market. Of course, that expansion could bring dangers, but it is going well so far. Tesco is also offering a broader range of goods, including clothes and books, and non-food items now make up 20 per cent of sales. This is one to hold for the long term. Avanti screenmedia Avanti Screenmedia has finally cracked the lucrative supermarket sector with its plasma-screen networks. These screens allow companies to target customers while they're in a store - and they currently reach 12m customers a week. The company recently struck a deal with SPAR, which chief executive David Williams says could "open the floodgates". It's also a positive sign, after the mixed performance of Tesco TV, which is shown in Tesco stores. Tesco slowed the roll-out of plasma screens to its stores after a luke-warm response from advertisers. But Wal-Mart has had success in the states with televisions in its stores and the SPAR deal gives Avanti the chance to show the benefits of its plasma-screen network. The company also has a satellite operation, which has attractive economics. It is launching a HYLAS satellite in 2008 and is already selling capacity. There are limited satellite slots, but demand is surging with the proliferation of pay-TV and digital channels. The introduction of high-definition television (HDTV) is further boosting demand as it consumes 10 times more bandwidth than conventional television. Speedy Hire The UK's legion of DIY renovators are probably familiar with Speedy Hire, which is the market leader in the tool-hire sector. The company has been growing rapidly through acquisitions and is consolidating the market in the process. It believes the total tool-hire market in the UK will be worth some £5bn next year. But Speedy Hire is not just targeting the DIY market. It is increasingly exposing itself to the larger construction industry, which tends to be more stable and less reliant on the housing market. In a recent trading update, the company said turnover in the five months to 31 August grew 29 per cent. Tool hire turnover rose a solid 8 per cent on an underlying basis, while the equipment-hire division saw turnover surge 29 per cent. The company has also said that it is continuing to win market share and is on track to deliver another year of good growth. There are broader beneficial trends, too, including new health and safety legislation that gives impetus to hire rather than own tools and equipment. While everyone loves to whinge about incumbent telecoms providers, I'm going to be contrarian. I thought my broadband and telephone service from BT was quite good. Sure, from a price perspective, it may not have been the cheapest, but I never suffered any problems with the broadband service - and that is important to me. So while BT, along with other broadband providers, is facing growing competition from the likes of Carphone Warehouse and BSkyB, it has plenty of flexibility to respond and has introduced lower-priced packages and new content. Admittedly, its traditional phone service is in decline, but it is more than offsetting that with growth from what it dubs 'new wave' services, including networked IT services and mobile phones. One big growth area is providing networked IT services to governments and companies. and BT has an advantage in this market because it has a global network. Further profit growth should also come from cost-cutting. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our 1st Lynch Portfolio -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- company purchase current change price (p) price (p) (%) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Domino's 306 546 +78.6 James Halstead 322 464 +44.1 International Greetings 433 440 +1.6 Body Shop 251 530* +111.2 British American Tobacco 1,263 1,458 +15.4 Debt Free Direct 198 425 +114.6 Clapham House 171 276 +61.4 YouGov 270 805 +198.1 Care UK 471 550 +16.8
12/11/2006
13:10
brianmax: Diogenes are the broker prospective PEs based on current share prices ? If the current PE for YOU is 34 ish - are the brokers saying that they dont expect much of an increase in the share price or are they saying the share price will track the EPS by about a PE of 30 ? (which seems to be about right for the sector) Not questioning your comments at all - just trying to fathom things out and decide which of the two co's would offer the best option of investment into this sector.
03/1/2006
20:52
kenmitch: And don't forget Toluna who announced an excellent immediately earnings enhancing acquistion today for what looks a bargain price. Several posts on this, including the announcement, over on the ADVFN Toluna bb. Wish I had bought YOU ahead of the rise. The sector looks poised for explosive growth - hence the very racy YOU PE ratio. But maybe more likely that the YOU share price holds around current levels for a while as share prices of others in the sector catch up, rather than YOU shares falling?
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