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Capita Group LSE:CPI London Ordinary Share GB00B23K0M20 ORD 2.066666P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +1.90p +1.06% 181.70p 181.35p 181.65p 186.55p 173.60p 179.35p 4,213,625 16:35:25
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 4,909.2 -403.4 -51.6 - 1,212.50

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Capita Group Daily Update: Capita Group is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker CPI. The last closing price for Capita Group was 179.80p.
Capita Group has a 4 week average price of 151.60p and a 12 week average price of 151.60p.
The 1 year high share price is 721p while the 1 year low share price is currently 151.60p.
There are currently 667,308,956 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 5,287,073 shares. The market capitalisation of Capita Group is £1,212,500,373.05.
kingston78: My experience in sharp share price movement is that it firstly tanks by 50%-75%, followed by gentler downward movement before a dead cat bounce where people see "value" or "trading opportunities". When realisation dawns the share price will halve and then halve again. 200 p has been the recent holding level, and then 180. Now 180 has been broken, I reckon it will go down to 100 p when a formal announcement of the rights issue is made. I will not be surprised to hear further bad news accompanying that announcement, items such as further impairment and/or provision, slower than expected negotiations for disposals or lower sale price. They may even increase the size of the rights issue under an Open Offer to all shareholders to subscribe for more shares at a really knocked down price. The company needs at least £1 billion to steady the course. There will be massive restructuring and layoff of staff/managers. Finally, the Pension Regulator and Pension Trustees will do their jobs properly this time, having learned the hard lessons from the saga of British Steel, BHS and Carillion.
kingston78: The balance sheet is negative if you strip out the worthless intangible assets. There will be a load of debt even after the £700 million rights issue. When you think the share price is cheap little do you know that it will be much cheaper. Some people were trading these shares, but the price could not penetrate above 200 p. I reckon that it will go below sub 100 p in time after announcement of the price for the rights issue, delay in disposal of some businesses or fetching lower sale price than anticipated. Pension regulators are knocking on their door. There are all sorts of financial and operating issues. It is easier to identify the problems but much more difficult to resolve. It will take 3 to 5 years to reorganise and run the remaining businesses into shape. Meanwhile there is no dividend, so income funds will avoid it. Where is the growth? It is in a survival mode. If I were the auditor I would have a problem with the "going concern".
kingston78: Some people such as Woodford just do not admit their mistakes, blaming external factors beyond their control. No one wins all the trades and there is bound to be losers. I think the share price rise of Capita yesterday and today is a dead cat bounce. In the next few months I expect to hear more disappointing news from Capita. When that happens sellers will move in and drive down the share price sharply. No one wants to take over a company such as Capita. It has suspended dividend, not one for Income Funds, nor for Growth Funds.
masurenguy: Woodford: I won't compound error by selling Capita Neil Woodford admits Capita has been a 'poor investment' but says selling now would be 'almost impossible to justify'. Capita has proved a 'poor investment' for his funds but said he would not be 'compunding the previous error' by selling the embattled outsourcer. Shares in Capita have halved in value since the company last week announced a rights issue, suspended its dividend and said it would sell assets to plug its pension deficit, as it delivered another profits warning. It was the latest in a string of warnings from the outsourcing group, whose shares are down 84% over the last two years. Woodford is among the biggest backers of the company, with 0.8% of his £8.3 billion Woodford Equity Income fund held in the stock prior to last week's fall, and 1.3% of his smaller Income Focus. In an update to investors, Woodford acknowledged the impact on his funds' performance, but said it would be a mistake to sell the stock now. "I am not trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear – this has been a poor investment, but it is one that has the capacity to become a significantly better one from here," he said. "The mistake I have made, albeit I didn’t know it at the time, was in owning Capita in 2016. It is not a mistake to own it now. And so, I will not be compounding the previous error by behaving in an irrational and valuation insensitive way now." He said the heavy fall in the share price 'from an already depressed level' on last week's news was unsurprising given current market conditions. "After all, Capita represents many of the things that this market loathes at the moment – it is exposed to the UK economy, it has a recent record of disappointment, it is an outsourcer," he said. "This is the reality of what we have been writing about for some time now. Markets are being driven by momentum. Valuation is irrelevant – it simply does not matter in the stock market at the moment." He pointed to the company's standing in 2016, when having made a profit of £475m, its shares were worth £12. Now, with profits likely to come in between £275m and £300m, its shares are trading hands at 174p. "A decision to sell Capita here is almost impossible to justify from a fundamentally-based perspective," he said. Woodford also voiced his support for new Capita chief executive Jonathan Lewis's plans to turn around the business. "This is a complete reset for Capita,' he said. I would go as far as to say that the business will be in better shape at the end of 2018 than it was in 2016. It will have infinitely better leadership, a stronger balance sheet, better cash flow, more conservative accounting policies and a lower pension deficit." Capita's woes have contributed to a tough year for Woodford, whose flagship Equity Income fund has lost 2.3% over the last 12 months and is the only fund in the Investment Association's UK Equity Income sector to have failed to deliver a positive return over that period. The manager said that while the stock market was "totally preoccupied with momentum and insensitive to valuation", he expected the environment "to remain as challenging for the Woodford funds as it has been since early summer last year'. Equally, however, we should expect rationality to return in an unpredictable way, as it has done always in the past," he added. "In the meantime, I would be doing you, my investors, a massive injustice if I was to abandon the investment discipline that has guided me for 30 years in this industry." NB: I have never had any position here but it remains firmly on my watchlist !
deltalo: Major share holders can say what they like as they would do in the predicament there in.There not running the business so have no control over it, only to pull back profit. Check out Wake up to money, 5am every morning on the bbc,as this was said this morning. It's fine saying were going to turn the business around but it's not the share holders that are running the business. There news has wiped off over a billion of the Share price so why would the loyalty of major Share holders state a positive view unless it's to try pull back some losses. Well it's not from my account. Another Carillion in my view, What a shame.
hpcg: Share price would have dropped further without the RI being included in the announcement IMO. Yes it looks a bit suicidal not to name the price, but if 700 million is committed then the share price plus the rights value should equal the settling price. No interest either way here, I think I have probably missed the boat short and the recovery will take years.
nigelpm: Forget the historical charts and share price. This morning's RNS sets out a fundamental change to the way CPI is going to be financed and operate in the future. At the moment valuing the equity is tricky given what will change.
walbrock82: Capita declining share price didn’t happen because of problems in the past few years, but occur much earlier (you are talking about the time during the financial crisis). By using secondary metrics like Sales per employee, you would have noticed that productivity per staff has stalled and was experiencing a gradual decline. See here: - Another interesting observation, which could disrupt the way we analysis market valuation is to pick the most important financial/non-financial data. For Capita, it is their employees. So, what you do is divide the employee numbers by market capitalisation to get market capitalisation per employee. Then you divide employee numbers by normalised profits to get normalised profit per employee. Next, divide Market Capitalisation per employee over Normalised profit per employee to get multiple. Much like the PE ratio, a low number signals cheap valuation and vice-versa. You measure that against Capita’s share price to achieve this correlation. This gradual internal inefficiency has led to their share price decline.
mj19: Is this over-sold, or what?Since the beginning of 2016, Capita's share price has plummeted by around 60% as the firm issued a series of disappointing trading updates. Neil Woodford, a big holder of Capita shares, summed up the situation in his fund's end-of-year review, saying market confidence in the firm has been undermined and that he and his investment team have been, "disappointed and surprised" by the firm's apparent vulnerability to weaker trading in its more cyclical operations.Indeed, at today's 505p share price, we can now pick up Capita shares on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just below nine, which stands in contrast to the double-figure rating of the last few years. The dividend yield looks attractive, too, running just over 6%. Maybe these shares are a bargain?Neil Woodford thinks the effect of the firm's weakness in trading has been magnified by a general perception that the company's balance sheet must be stretched because profits have fallen. But he points out that the directors announced the disposal of Capita's asset services division, which could help to allay investors' fears about the balance sheet.Mr. Woodford is keeping faith with Capita, believing that the market over-reacted to the firm's profit warnings. He reckons, "The share price now profoundly undervalues the fundamental long-term attractions of this business." He could be right, but I'm not betting with him on this occasion because I believe that better options exist on the London stock market and it's not worth taking the risk on a company that has just demonstrated its ability to surprise on the downside.Turbulence ahead (probably)Meanwhile, the sheer volatility of EasyJet's shares and profit record demonstrates how vulnerable out-and-out cyclical firms are to changes in economic circumstances. Whether it's unstable fuel prices, the effects that terrorism has on demand for the firm's services, a general economic slowdown, or volcanoes erupting, there always seems to be something buffeting the fortunes of airline companies.EasyJet's share price has been a wreck since it looked unassailable during 2014, and everything that we might have learned about the futility of investing in airlines seems to be coming true, and it's impossible to tell what might happen next for the company. The firm's dividend yield runs just over 4%, but I reckon investors need to be selective when it comes to investing in high-yielding stocks. So EasyJet joins Capita on my 'avoid' list.Are you aiming for a million?Dividend-led investing is a great way to capture the power of compounding and features as step six in The Motley Fool team's useful research document called Ten Steps To Making A Million In The Market, which delivers time-tested advice about how to make share investments really work for you.Take the next step on your journey to a million, by clicking here, and making the report part of your toolkit. You can download your copy now, free of charge. Click here.Kevin Godbold has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
mj19: Woodford IM: 'Owning Capita was a mistake...but we've added to the holding'By Beth Brearley 18th January 2017 3:08 pmNeil WoodfordWoodford Investment Management's Mitchell Fraser-Jones admits it was "a mistake" to invest in Capita in 2016, with the share price more than halving over the course of the year.However Fraser-Jones, head of communications at Woodford IM, says the team recently increased the Capita holding in the £9.5bn Equity Income fund to "[take] advantage of the depressed share price". At the end of November, the fund held 2.18 per cent in Capita.In the December Equity Income fund update, Fraser-Jones says the market has overreacted to Capita's profit warnings and they are maintain their conviction in the long-term prospects for the firm.He says: "With the benefit of hindsight, it has been a mistake to own Capita shares within the portfolio over the last 12 months – that is evident in the fact that its share price has fallen from over £11 per share at the start of 2016 to below £5 per share at times during December."However, it is critical that we do not compound that mistake through an emotional reaction to the disappointment of the share price fall. Our view is that the market has overreacted – to an extent, understandably – to this series of negative trading updates. In turn, this has driven Capita's share price way below the intrinsic value of the business."In the firm's year in review, Neil Woodford admitted he is disappointed with the UK Equity Income fund's performance in 2016 as it failed to achieve the high single digit returns it had been aiming for.The fund returned 3.3 per cent for the one-year period ended 31 December compared to 16.8 per cent in the FTSE All Share. The previous year it had delivered a more exceptional 16.3 per cent compared to 1 per cent in the All Share.
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