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Carillion Plc LSE:CLLN London Ordinary Share GB0007365546 ORD 50P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.25p +1.30% 19.50p 19.25p 19.75p 20.25p 19.25p 19.50p 4,277,208 12:59:08
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Construction & Materials 5,214.2 146.7 28.9 0.7 83.90

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Carillion Daily Update: Carillion Plc is listed in the Construction & Materials sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker CLLN. The last closing price for Carillion was 19.25p.
Carillion Plc has a 4 week average price of 16.50p and a 12 week average price of 16.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 265p while the 1 year low share price is currently 16.50p.
There are currently 430,254,629 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 26,333,687 shares. The market capitalisation of Carillion Plc is £83,899,652.66.
sux_2bu: Big traders think this is worth 1p ! The real disaster story this week is Carillion (CLLN). Just weeks after we reported that "risk outweighs reward", the accident-prone profit-warning addict has done it again, warning Friday that profits will be "materially lower than current market expectations". That means it will breach banking covenants and will likely require "some form of recapitalisation". Carillion's massive pension deficit makes a rights issue tricky, so some form of balance sheet restructuring is on the cards "during the first quarter of 2018". Expect a debt for equity swap. After bottoming out at 16.5p, the share price has bounced to 28p, but that could be as much short-covering – investors who'd bet on further sharp declines in Carillion's share price buying shares back to bank profits – as anything else. Taking a long position in Carillion remains as high-risk a trade as ever. Broker Liberum certainly thinks so. 'Sell' it screams, slapping a price target of just 5p on the shares. UBS goes further, given a significant deterioration in cash collection. "Our valuation was already in slight negative equity value today and with higher debt and lower earnings this would widen," it says. "We set our price target at 1p".
cc2014: "What is completely not a signal: 1) New directors (just there to sort the mess, and with large non stock salaries) 2) New contracts (short term negative cashflow impact, 3% margin when paying 8%+ interest on £1B+ in loans)" My view - For reference CTO (ok - very different to CLLN but in the construction sector and it's the only example I have to hand) pay LIBOR+2.25% as stated in their annual accounts fixed until 2020. This is what will kill CLLN. If Keir, Galliford, Serco and the rest are paying LIBOR + say 2-3% they are always going to be able to out-compete CLLN on price. Any profits CLLN can make are just going to service the bond holders, who will bleed them dry. I suspect the shorts are closing as due to the volatility, brokers require more margin. My broker has changed the margin requirement from 20% to 100%. Same on IRV. Ok, I could phone them up and I'm sure they will offer me something but I don't think it would be much better than 75% Oh - and even though the shorts are closing the share price isn't going up - that's not good at all. What's supposed to happen in a short squeeze is the price goes up, often quite erratically. Weir is a good example. Oh and something else. The FTSE and Dow have been going up ever since their accounting issues started. It's all looking a bit toppy to me, although the Santa rally can't be far away. What's going to happen on even a 200pt retracement on FTSE Overall I think this is done for long term, although it will struggle on for years yet. I think most of the bonds are up for renewal in 2019? That will be the crunch point. Between now and then it has to feed the beast. Pay the bondholders and generate enough business to pay all those staff
fenners66: Ok so a bit more Research - you know the stuff you rampers do not do.... Appointed Jarvis Plc 14 October 2004 Advfn share price chart quotes 1200 (must have been adjusted for rights issues) Resigned 30 June 2006 Advfn share price chart quotes about 85 So presided over a period where the advfn representation of the share price fell about 93% they later went bust as we know.... Is he (as a Chartered Accountant ) going to trumpet that as his finest hour?
calahan: Decent article here that summarise some things fairly well (I've copied it below for the convenience of those who can't view it. Apoologies for the wall of text for those that can). hxxps:// Carillion crisis: Four questions that won't go away - 31 August, 2017 By James Wilmore Share price rollercoaster – when will it end? Nearly two months since Carillion’s share price collapsed after a major profit warning, the group’s fortunes remain on a knife-edge. The contractor and services firm saw its share price dive 70 per cent last month on the day it revealed chief executive Richard Howson was to step down following an £845m writedown. The group has remained in the headlines as its share price has, with every announcement or non-announcement, seen significant fluctuations. Last week shares slid to a new low as investors were seemingly spooked by the fact that it had delayed the announcement of its half-year results – even though this had been revealed at the time of Carillion’s July trading update. Its stock then subsequently edged back up – apparently off a £300m contract win in Manchester, revealed by Construction News. Such fluctuations show no signs of abating, giving some credence to suggestions from analyst UBS that, while the firm can potentially be recapitalised, a worst-case scenario could even see shares eventually fall to zero. Carillion’s interim chief executive Keith Cochrane will be hoping to steady the ship next month when he reveals the results of a strategic review. Why is Richard Howson still there? As the man at the helm of Carillion for the last five-and-a-half years, it was no surprise that Richard Howson immediately stepped down as chief executive after last month’s damaging update. However, interim boss Keith Cochrane told Construction News Mr Howson was being kept on for up to a year to essentially help collect money from problem contracts. Eyebrows were then raised even higher by the news, as revealed by CN, that Mr Howson was taking back his old title of chief operating officer as part of Carillion’s “leadership221; team. As one commenter on our website put it: “You’ve got to be joking!”. Yet analysts have been less moved, with one saying: “[Howson’;s] background is construction, so it makes sense that he’s at the forefront of getting cash through the doors from these contracts.” Each of the senior people I’ve spoken to about Carillion’s woes has, without fail, described Mr Howson as being a well-liked and respected character. But questions remain over how such a situation arose on his watch. Will Carillion be bought? So far, no suitors have emerged. One senior industry executive told me the major deterrent for any buyer would be the size of Carillion’s pension deficit, which stands at around £600m. Apple Value analyst Stephen Rawlinson told Construction News: “Any predator will be mindful of the pension liability, which could be a barrier to any deal.” Balfour Beatty, one tipped suitor, has already ruled itself out. It appears its boss Leo Quinn is resisting the chance of a sweet irony, as it was only three years ago that Carillion sought to take over a struggling Balfour. Now the tables have turned. But parts of the business could still be bought, as Carillon has said it is looking to sell assets to pay off debts, along with reducing net borrowing. It is hoping to raise £125m in the next 12 months. What happens next and can Carillion survive? Consensus among analysts still appears to be that Carillion will do a debt-for-equity swap to escape its woes. “This appears the most logical outcome,” Mr Rawlinson says. But he adds: “There’s no way of understanding the value of the equity at the moment because you don’t know what’s going to happen. You don’t know where they’re up to with the debt, but there has to be some kind of debt-for-equity swap.” What should be remembered is that Carillion is an integral part of a number of high-profile government contracts. “Carillion is a major player on PFI and government contracts, so the government won’t want to see it collapse because of debt,” says Greg Malpass, an independent M&A construction industry analyst. Meanwhile, Balfour’s Leo Quinn has tipped Carillion to survive and emerge a “smaller”; but “better” company. Mr Rawlinson echoes this sentiment. “I think they will survive. You have to remember Carillion is the UK’s largest FM business. They know what they’re doing.”
spob: Carillion fights for survival after share price crash Troubles faced by UK construction group risk spreading to thousands of subcontractors by: Gill Plimmer Financial Times 13 July, 2017 One of the UK government’s biggest contractors and an employer of 50,000 people worldwide, Carillion is fighting for survival after a calamitous fall in its share price wiped nearly three-quarters off the company’s value in three days. A damaging profit warning, revelations of a sharp increase in debt and larger than expected writedowns on four projects this week confirmed what many short sellers in the market had bet on for years — that Carillion’s finances were far shakier than appeared. Carillion is the biggest manager of military bases for Britain’s Ministry of Defence and its other activities range from maintaining tracks for Network Rail and building roads for the Highways Agency, to hospitals in Canada and Oman’s parliament. " [Carillion’s woes] will raise questions on how the industry is built on balance sheets that don’t have any foundations; they don’t have any assets " Rudi Klein, Specialist Engineers Contracting Group Fears are now growing that the shockwaves triggered by this week’s announcement will spread to thousands of sub-contractors used by the group. On Thursday, Oxfordshire County Council said it would end in September a 10-year deal with Carillion to build schools and supply property management services, which had been signed in 2012 and was due to run until 2022 and be worth £500m. Bankers at Lazard are scrambling to find a solution after Carillion on Monday announced a “corporate and strategic review” — and its share price has plunged by 70 per cent to 59p since, although it recovered 3 per cent on Thursday. Already the group has written off £845m of operating profit from construction contracts, replaced its chief executive, Richard Howson, and suspended its dividend. Its more dramatic options to stave off bankruptcy include a rescue takeover, a debt-for-equity swap or a heavily dilutive equity raising from shareholders. The debacle puts thousands of the company’s contractors and subcontractors at risk and highlights the frailty of UK construction companies, which have almost no assets and outsource nearly all of their work. The sector is vulnerable to slow payment practices — for years Carillion has had a reputation for late payments to suppliers. Questions are also being asked by analysts over accounting practices in the industry, including how early companies record profits on long-term contracts, which can affect how much they can borrow. “Everyone will be watching the Carillion process with a lot of anxiety,” said Rudi Klein, chief executive of the Specialist Engineers Contracting Group. “There’s thousands of contractors and sub-contractors tied up in the company and the way things are going they will be incredibly concerned. Now the subcontractors are wondering if they will get paid in three months and if they are paid late they may suspend work.” Mr Klein added that Carillion’s woes “will raise questions on how the industry is built on balance sheets that don’t have any foundations; they don’t have any assets”. Carillion has been shifting from construction to less risky support services contracts, such as facilities management, which now accounts for almost two-thirds of revenues. Almost all of the losses have come from its building arm, which was hit by a squeeze on contracts and margins after the financial crisis. The company has faced delays to payments on public-private partnership contracts in the UK — an area it is withdrawing from — as well as rising materials and labour costs. It has also suffered, along with industry rivals, from a slowdown in signing contracts since the Brexit vote. This week Carillion highlighted some key projects — including Merseyside’s Royal Liverpool Hospital and an Aberdeen road project — on which it has taken large writedowns. This sparked concerns that the company’s problems could run deeper, with profits potentially set for a sharp decline. The company announced savings from axing its £80m dividend and withdrawing from business in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. But these are unlikely to make a significant dent in its debt mountain — its net debt has risen from £42m in 2010 to £695m in the first half of 2017 and is expected to reach £800m in the second half. Carillion’s market value on Thursday morning was about £250m, dwarfed by its £663m pension deficit, meaning any rescue deal would need to be negotiated with trustees. Some analysts are forecasting a diluted rights issue of about £500m — double the company’s current stock market value. “The most likely course of action will be a rights issue, but we would not rule out a more dramatic restructuring (an exit from construction?), or potentially a combination of both,” analysts at RBC Capital Markets said in a note. But Stephen Rawlinson, analyst at Applied Value, said he viewed a rights issue as “extremely unlikely”. “Why would any investor put money into Carillion when the trustees would have first call on it? There needs to be an agreement with pension trustees and they don’t tend to act quickly.” Sources close to the company said that an emergency rights issue would take time to engineer given the instability in the share price and the churn in the share register. The company is exploring a range of other options, including a debt-for-equity swap, the source said. The option of a purchase of part or all of the business has been downplayed, as rival British contractors including Balfour Beatty — the subject of an aggressive takeover attempt by Carillion in 2013 — appeared to rule out bids. However, industry watchers speculated that a Chinese company could make a play for the group given Beijing’s ambitions to move into the British construction market. “I can’t see any British firm bidding for it,” said one industry source. “Why would you invest? How many businesses do you know that have only had [just] one profit warning? They have hardly any assets they could sell and the pension trustees would have first access to the proceeds anyway.” Carillion insisted it had substantial liquidity and was in no danger of breaching banking covenants, which do not mature before 2019 and 2020. It said that with £4.8bn new orders last year and £2.6bn so far this year it was still winning work and going about its business as usual. But there are concerns that the situation could quickly deteriorate, particularly if the group started struggling to pay suppliers. “If you’re a contractor working for Carillion you’ll be worried about progress payments over next three months because they may slow down payment to the supply chain by even more than 120 days,” said Mr Klein, who added that he was advising subcontractors to assess the risks and chase outstanding payments. Mr Rawlinson did, however, point to rivals of Carillion that have survived similar problems. “The sector has been prone to over optimistic views of costs and revenues for a long time,” he said. But although some such as Jarvis, the rail contractor, have gone into administration, others such as Serco, Mouchel and Balfour Beatty have faced spectacular blow-ups and survived. Supplier payments attract attention Carillion’s slow payments to suppliers have come under the spotlight as analysts and hedge funds said the practice was a sign of the company’s parlous financial state, write Emma Dunkley and Gill Plimmer. The UK construction company warned this week that it needed to shore up its balance sheet as its debt spiralled and it made £845m of contract writedowns. Some analysts and investors said invoice payment methods and use of supply chain finance had exacerbated its debt problems. Carillion took the decision a few years ago to extend payment terms to its suppliers to 120 days, nearly doubling its previous payment timeframe. The move was part of a new government-backed payment system it had adopted, called the Early Payment Facility. Under this scheme, partnering banks would offer to pay a supplier earlier than 120 days for a charge. Carillion would then pay the bank back at the end of the term. This process, sometimes known as “reverse factoring”, is designed to ensure suppliers have fast access to cash. One analyst said the move to extend payment terms allowed Carillion to keep cash for longer, at a time when its cash reserves were low, and move debt off its balance sheet. But the controversial practice, an initiative of former UK prime minister David Cameron, has concerned some investors. One hedge fund manager told the FT he had been shorting the stock for a couple of years because Carillion had failed to agree invoices or pay them quickly. “When we see payment terms lengthening it’s a red flag and that’s why we shorted it,” he said. Carillion was one of the biggest users of reverse factoring. One of the risks is if banks become nervous about Carillion’s ability to pay, they could limit or withdraw the facility. According to Carillion’s website, partner banks include Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander. One industry expert said: “The banks will probably have put in place credit insurance so if Carillion falls into insolvency they might have insurance that will pay out.” Another issue is that if suppliers become worried, more of them will ask for earlier payments, putting pressure on the funding facility to deliver this. COMMENTS (3) Upaswellasdown 6 hours ago Gill – well done on getting the competitors to rule out bids.Was that on the record? A few other comments - Chart showing net debt and order book – a bit misleading – the 2nd y-axis gives the initial impression that orders have fallen to zero.In any event, an order book of £16bn vs net debt of £200m looks ok but what matters is how this order book turns into FCF.Pre-tax profit margins of 2.8% imply post-tax margins of 2.2% and suggest the order book could be worth £363m.But how much of that profit will become cash?E.g. will it become large contract debtors?Should also bring this chart up to H1 as ND vs orders is probably much more alarming then - I wasn’t aware that a trigger for involvement by pension trustees is the relative size of the deficit vs market capitalisation. Is that right?Obviously there are probably other possible triggers.But I can’t see that they will get in the way of any recapitalisation that improves their credit position compared to the precarious position it is in now. - A debt for equity swap could only take place if the current shareholders are almost totally wiped out.It’s a possibility but probably worse for them than a very dilutive right issue - e.g. see Mouchel where equity got 1p / share - Maybe have confused banking covenants with debt maturities – the facilities / bonds which mature in 2019 and 2020 will have maintenance covenants that need to be complied with at each half year testing period.So the debts are a problem long before they need refinancing (though that is when the rubber really hits the road) - You should probably also include Laing and Mowlem in the list of failed contractors ReportShare RecommendReply @MusapuriR 11 hours ago How and why is this mismanagement allowed especially with such a large £663m pension deficit ? The people responsible should prosecuted. ReportShare 1RecommendReply Thisisnotworkingout 1 day ago 663m pension deficit? Bye bye.
pj0077: Good evening benders!A group of us on here can make the CLLN share price rise to 71pence tomorrow.... anyone want to join?!
fenners66: >Careful "never thought that i would welcome Corbyn putting an end to these hedge fund market rigged fiddles. clln employ thousands all doing proper useful work. their futures are just a side issue of hedge fund activities" You think that the hedge funds are responsible for what? A falling share price does not immediately affect any of the employees. Short selling is betting that the share price is going to go down , however if the company releases great results and manages debt then the short sellers would sooner or later get burned. These short sellers knew that the share price was unsustainable because the company cannot manage the contracts , has a write off of £850m coming and may well not manage the debt which they got themselves into. Question is , if the hedge fund managers could work this out - in droves a long time ago - how come the management was telling shareholders - the real losers here - that everything was fine in May? The blame for this mess , and any real job losses remains firmly with management because its the REAL losses to the company that drive this. Their can be no trust in management that either did not know £850m loss was coming or who did know and decided to keep stum.
spob: FT Alphaville yesterday (free to register) 10 July 17 Https:// PM Should we go straight into Carillion Bryce? 11:03 am PM Rest of the market is pretty mixed PM Footsie's ahead 24 points BE I guess so, sure. 11:04 am PM All of europe pretty positive PM But Carillion the one of the only solid pieces of corporate news PM Painful trading statement here hxxps://www.invest...1707100700105229K/ 11:05 am BE So, fun chart. BE PM What's that short interest? 11:05 am BE Yep. Carillion share price (white) vs Carillion short interest as percent of free float (green). BE It's one of these where everyone saw it coming. BE Apart from Blackrock! 11:06 am BE Which has been a holder since about 2011, or perhaps even before, and has been adding throughout this year. PM Dozy thing to do BE I mean, everyone has raised concerns about Carillion. Everyone. 11:07 am BE There was even a highly flaky bid rumour around a month or so ago that flagged that longs wanted out. BE Take the signal! Jees. BE But let's head back into the detail of what was said. 11:08 am BE Trading conditions deteriorated dramatically. BE KPMG contract review results in an £845m provision. PM Ouch 11:09 am BE That's four years of operating profit, to put it in context. BE Debt's now going in the wrong direction. BE Divi suspended. 11:10 am BE FY revenue guidance foes down to £4.8-5.0bn BE Board announce a fire sale to try and get debt back into line. BE Going to try to raise £125m from exiting most of the Middle East Construction business. (/And good luck with that!) 11:11 am PM This feels like it's headed for an emergency rights issue, arleady. PM Won't be able to cut / sell quickly enough BE I would see that as a significant risk, among others. 11:11 am BE UBS incoming. BE We have long argued that Carillion is running excessive risk with total net debt incl pension of £1.4bn before considering around £0.5bn reverse factoring. While dividend cut and asset sales are the first step, we struggle to see how they will be sufficient in reducing net debt. We therefore believe the immediate reaction to the share price will likely be dramatic, possibly down more than 50%, though we recognise the volatility will be high and with c30% shares on loan some short closing may support. BE And RBC ...... 11:12 am BE Key near-term focus has to be on stabilizing the balance sheet, given debt levels and the scale of the pension deficit. The share price will react accordingly today, and we are unlikely to get any concrete resolution on the financial position of the business until the interims in September. In our view, the group would need to raise a significant amount (£500m+) to restore stability and in the near term, we would expect others to be running the slide rule over the business. BE "£500m+" PM Right 11:13 am PM So this really is a candidate for the London Approach PM Hey, ive found that "bid story" -- from June 23 PM Shall I share? 11:14 am PM From that website we never name BE Sure, why not. PM Carillion (CLLN), the British support services business is rumoured to be aware parties are running the rule over them. The contenders could be those such as international private equity companies Middle East infrastructure funds sovereign wealth funds. The company is said to have taken on advisers, concerned it could be caught out by speculative vultures. Even their bankers suggesting they are vulnerable! In the City of London, some are even saying Carillion has already had a knock on the door / a takeover approach. As the share price is so low and gives the impression of being falling knife, a bid around 275p could be delivered, and perhaps would be more than enough as an offer level. 11:14 am PM Oops BE Ah well, win some lose some. PM (Oh, sorry, I said early i was trying not to be mean...) 11:15 am BE Oh, and here's Liberum. BE This morning we reduced FD EPS by 27% to 25.6p. The £845m provision is huge however we look at it. No clearer what exactly has gone wrong. Carillion will get into trouble way before it breaches its covenants. No quick fixes for the balance sheet. Hard to see a solution without equity. We identify the three major head-winds for cash. Management keen to highlight the attractions of the business. Unrated and the balance sheet will continue to overshadow the business. BE Here are the cash headwinds. 11:16 am BE 1) Greater selectivity in UK Construction will reduce risk, but it will also reduce negative working capital (up to 10% of contract value is typically pre-paid). 2) Restructuring will cost money. Management indicated that it would not cost much. We question that. 3) Management indicates that there is £412m of reverse factoring at H1 (lower than the £498m at the FY), but also suggest that this is unlikely to be part of the long term funding of the business. This needs to be reduced further. We also question whether the banks will be willing to continue with this facility given the reduced covenant of Carillion. BE As you might expect from a management that may be about to seek cash from the market, they were keen to highlight the attractions of the business and reluctant to provide granular guidance (e.g. on the Support Service margin). The key operational risk is that the large SS business results in reduced customer confidence due to the weaker balance sheet. It is positive that there are no large SS renewals until the end of 2019, and c. 90% of revenues are for the public and regulated sectors. BE The shares are trading on a revised CY 2018 P/E of 4.4x. However, we believe that the balance sheet will continue to overshadow the business. Despite the c.30% share price fall today, we believe that it will be hard to attract fresh money ahead of what could be a huge equity raise. 11:16 am BE Anyway. BE Sector getting hit too ...... Balfour Beatty PLC (BBY:LSE): Last: 259.68, down 6.52 (-2.45%), High: 265.30, Low: 252.70, Volume: 1.23m 11:17 am PM Not surprised Mitie Group PLC (MTO:LSE): Last: 271.70, up 1.7 (+0.63%), High: 272.00, Low: 268.20, Volume: 398.74k BE Oh, Mitie's up! Ignore that one. 11:19 am BE The rest of them are .... well, they're dead already, mostly. This sector's been a basket case for as long as we've been doing this.
kcsham: Ruedolf - I don't believe there will be a big exodus of the shorters yet. Shorters holding over 106 millions shares among them. An average total trade of Carillion shares is, say 3millions, in a normal day (the total trade today is over 4.8 millions and that is high). Assuming the shorters managed to buy back 1.5 millions share a day, it will take over 70 days to offload all their position held on Carillion. If the shorters really try to buy back 1.5 millions shares per day it will certainly cause panic among the shorters and the share price will shoot up as a result. Will this happen? I don't believe it will. However, looking at the daily trading pattern and small price range recently, I will not be surprised that the shorters have started the buying of their shares for a while already in an unnoticeable way. If the shorters want to short the share for a medium/long term they should not continuously push the share price down and and allow a small price range in a daily basis. As I said before, the lower the sp, the greater the risk for the shorters to short. The only logical reason they want the share price stays in a low for a longer period than necessary is to facilitate their buying back.It is certain that the shorters need to buy their shares sooner or later to realise their profits and I believe that will be sooner rather than later.The above is all IMHO.K C
haywards26: The relevance of the daily share price is only really of relevance to short term investors. Long term investors, should switch the daily share price data off, focus on the company news and await value. Patience... Mentally all investors fear a falling share price when holding, and conversely feel joy with a rising share price. In reality a share price is what Mr Market will let you buy or sell shares at any given time. It is not the real value of the company.
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