Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
BTG Plc LSE:BTG London Ordinary Share GB0001001592 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -5.00p -0.81% 612.00p 612.00p 612.50p 617.50p 600.50p 617.00p 753,728 16:35:01
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 620.5 -70.6 3.9 156.9 2,370.36

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
20/5/2018
20:51
woud agree bargain lets do a collective letter
ali47fish
20/5/2018
16:45
Doesn't Recommend Negative Outlook CEO I worked at BTG plc full-time (More than 10 years) Pros friendly staff, good staff benefits Cons Dictatorship style management by those who have no people skills and focus too much on manufacturing, meaningless targets and cutting costs which has had a clearly detrimental affect on the part of the business I worked for. Advice to Management Stop setting and getting so obsessed with unachievable targets, stop putting fear into staff, show respect and you will get respect and in turn lose less valuable staff as you have over the past 18 months or so. Bottom line is that the style of senior site management experienced over the last 18 months does not work - time for somebody who is in touch with reality and who does not get a kick from being in power. Oh, … Show More Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Copy Link Flag as InappropriateFlag as Inappropriate Helpful (5)
bargainbob
20/5/2018
16:32
All shareholders should be very concerned what is being conveyed by the employees , online . I have used glassdoor many times and found in general a lot of the comments on companies I know are fairly accurate, though some have personnel issues .On glassdoor the company is rated a lowly 2.4 to work for . If I were looking for employment with this company the rating is not attractive. Clearly recent results have been indicating all is not well within the company . No place for bullying or unfair treatment in the work place if it is indeeed true , what I would take are comments from ex employees can sometimes be negative.Clearly the company HR department needs to address this ASAP and it would help if any former employee could clarify if there is any truth in it . I would suggest if other shareholders are equally concerned we could collectively send a letter of concern .
bargainbob
20/5/2018
09:57
bargainbob why don't you address an email to the chair- it would be a good thing if you attend the AGM perhaps you do and raise these essential questions where it might shake things a bit!
ali47fish
20/5/2018
09:53
6 May 2018 Helpful (1) "Worst management I've ever experienced" StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
bargainbob
20/5/2018
09:49
"Worst management I've ever experienced" StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee - Anonymous Employee I have been working at BTG plc full-time
bargainbob
20/5/2018
09:42
"Appalling leadership at Farnham site" StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farnham, South East England, England Doesn't Recommend Neutral Outlook CEO I worked at BTG plc full-time Pros Great place to start career after graduating. A lot of opportunities to learn. Cons Shocking 'leadership'. Extremely hierarchical way of management. Opinions are asked purely for lip service. Bullying management style by senior leadership in all departments. This management style seems to be the way forward to thrive in this company. HR lacks experience in coaching senior management. Sometimes, even seem a little too friendly with senior management so much so no one thinks there is any chance for … Show More Advice to Management Bullying, harassment, discrimination are against the law. Stop before a legal suit is filed by someone. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Copy Link Flag as InappropriateFlag as Inappropriate Helpful (4)
bargainbob
20/5/2018
09:28
Recommends Positive Outlook CEO I have been working at BTG plc (More than a year) Pros BTG plc is one of the best places to work for. In terms of work-life balance, Learning and Development support, Mentoring etc. Opportunity to work across various work stream.. Cons Matrix based hierarchy. Two levels of employees, one at Director level, who takes decision and rest are workers, who follows director Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Copy Link Flag as InappropriateFlag as Inappropriate Helpful
bargainbob
20/5/2018
09:28
Check the reviews on glass doors . Employees view , toxic , two levels of employee, all from 2018.
bargainbob
20/5/2018
09:18
Louise dreams and FSTE plans currently in tatters . The Bead business is the Jewel in the crown . Currency change a total smokescreen to hide poor performance year on year . Hopefully the big investors are pushing for a sale . How long do you think Louise has left in charge ?
bargainbob
20/5/2018
09:01
Deutsche Bank downgrades its investment rating on BTG PLC (LON:BTG) to hold (from buy) and cut its price target to 645p (from 810p
a1ord53
18/5/2018
08:40
At x150 earnings, these are priced for perfection. Varithena is almost guaranteed to be culled, the numbers just don't add up! The CroFab will face serious competition from Anavip which will probably be significantly cheaper and just as efficient. The next few years will see revenue blips, although these will probably be less visible with the switch to US dollar reporting. £4 is fair value for now.
cockneytrader
17/5/2018
15:09
Agreed. Too much smoke and mirrors. However, I do hope to get back on board. In the meantime I will wait to see the outcome reference Varithena and CroFab. I am expecting writedowns for both products over the next 9 to 18 months. It was mentioned that BTG could purchase Anavip - this would be a coup, but unlikely due to competition issues.
cockneytrader
17/5/2018
12:41
This company does not have US roots. It all started in the UK.
minerve
17/5/2018
12:35
Given the international nature of my UK shares and this companies US roots and sales positioning I don't think I care what currency they report in. If it increases the market in US that makes sense to me no matter what spin the dark side of the market thinks in between surfing the fashion pages. At the end of the day how they deliver on their pipeline and spend their cash to achieve that is what matters.However if they switch into the Chinese Yuan Renminbi can someone wake me up.
ugandalad
17/5/2018
12:29
Minerve , Hopefully it is as a result of a US takeover in the wings .The Dames time is running out they need to close a deal within 2 years . I see this as the first steps . Like most Investors relation department they reply with what they think you want to hear .
cannyshoveyergrannyoffthebus
17/5/2018
11:43
Are you suggesting they are going to "splash their cash" just because of a change in reporting currency?
minerve
17/5/2018
10:07
I don’t care as long as the US based investors splash their cash.
semper vigilans
17/5/2018
09:56
I don't buy those currency reporting arguments. Let's create a little smoke with mirrors. It is the timing that arouses my suspicions. Why now, after all these years? Andy Burrows then goes on to say "I also see it as an opportunity to make us a bit friendlier to US-based investors". Yes Andy, but we are UK investors, and by your inference you have just told us you are a little less friendlier to UK investors! LOL And this guy works in Investor Relations? With many issues having a potential negative affect over the next 12 months I think I am starting to believe they are using this opportunity as a 'reset' and are muddying the ground for historical comparison. They have had plenty of years to change the reporting currency and they are doing it during the transition from licensed sales to product sales - where there may be a temporary drop in revenue and profits. I am selling. My trade remains just that, a trade - a few notes gained for the FA cup weekend. I'll watch from the sidelines. Plenty of chance to buy back in. Sometimes the little nuances may give you clues to what is ahead. I think the female analyst in the webcast was picking-up the same vibe as me. She also sounded very foxy. ;)
minerve
16/5/2018
22:43
I dont trust Andrew and his boss Louise . They camuflaged real numbers .
a1ord53
16/5/2018
19:51
From Paul on eye eye eye I contacted Andy re our serious concerns. He replied back to me yesterday. Hi Paul, Thanks for your email. Quite a strong share price reaction as you say, partly the analysts who didn't update after the April close period taking their revenues out for PneumRx for the next couple of years. There is no rule about reporting currency, and actually it's very common in the healthcare industries to report in dollars. We are doing it because about 90% of current revenues are in dollars as you note and ~55% of costs, so we will take a lot of volatility out of our results as a result of foreign exchange translation effects. We have had a hedging policy to cover our future dollar cash flows, and by and large when you have seen losses on forward contracts you have seen roughly an equal gain on translation benefits - and vice versa. There is no ulterior motive than reducing volatility in the results and using the common currency in healthcare. However, in my role I also see it as an opportunity to make us a bit friendlier to US-based investors, and would love to attract more of them. There are actually quite a few precedents of £ reporters converting, but that's not why we are doing it - it's for the above reasons. Every analyst I have spoken with has said it's a very sensible move, as have the institutional investors we have talked to about it. You are absolutely right that we want to make our business more global...it's about where we started from. CroFab is a US-only product of course, and most of the companies we have bought have been VC-backed US-based businesses who focused strongly on their home market. So we have been investing in a number of things to lay the foundations for ex-US growth: setting up appropriate levels of commercial infrastructure in other areas such as EU and Asia, including some direct sales presence and an expanded distributor network. We have also been going through the necessary but time-consuming process of registering our products in the various territories. Then we have been planning our marketing etc. So it doesn't show in the result yet, but within a few years we should start to see a greater contribution from the EU and other geographies. Kind regards, Andy Andy Burrows Vice President, Corporate and Investor Relations. BTG plc
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