Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Cenkos Sec LSE:CNKS London Ordinary Share GB00B1FLHR07 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -3.50p -3.89% 86.50p 115,008 14:00:07
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
84.00p 89.00p 90.00p 85.00p 90.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 59.50 10.00 13.20 6.6 49.0

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19/9/2018
09:20
Cenkos Sec Daily Update: Cenkos Sec is listed in the General Financial sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker CNKS. The last closing price for Cenkos Sec was 90p.
Cenkos Sec has a 4 week average price of 85p and a 12 week average price of 84p.
The 1 year high share price is 123p while the 1 year low share price is currently 84p.
There are currently 56,694,783 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 67,400 shares. The market capitalisation of Cenkos Sec is £49,040,987.30.
07/9/2018
07:19
quepassa: Crystal Amber, a Significant and important activist shareholder in Cenkos, release their full year results today. This is what Crystal Amber today write about their investment in Cenkos:- "Cenkos Cenkos is a corporate broker, a financial sponsor and a nominated adviser that focuses on raising equity capital for UK companies and investment funds. Since its founding in 2004 the company has raised over GBP15bn for clients, and it has a proven ability to handle large transactions, with its most significant deal to date amounting to GBP1.4bn. Cenkos has an entrepreneurial culture and an ability to "punch above its weight" in securing deals such as the IPOs of AA plc, BCA Marketplace and Eddie Stobart Logistics. It also has a long track record of returning excess cash to shareholders via dividends and share buybacks. However, it has struggled to grow corporate client numbers and therefore recurring revenues and earnings, given competition from larger players such as Numis. CEO Anthony Hotson was appointed in August 2017, having served as a non-executive director since May 2012. Philip Anderson was appointed as Finance Director and Head of Compliance in September 2017. Together they have a mandate to grow the base of recurring revenues by pursuing key hires and building a more consistent corporate culture. The Fund has been a shareholder in Cenkos since late 2010 and increased its holding significantly during January 2018 at a share price which we believe ascribes little probability to the company being able to secure any further exceptionally large deals. Given the pressing need to deal with forthcoming retirement/succession issues relating to a number of Cenkos's founders and the evident strategic interest in this sector (2017 takeover of Panmure Gordon and 2016 Kuwaiti investment in WH Ireland), we have now proposed to the board that it undertakes a strategic review of the company. " Crystal Amber make a very valid point, inter alia, about Cenkos' "pressing need to deal with forthcoming retirement/succession issues relating to a number of Cenkos’s founders and the evident strategic interest in this sector ". More action to come and much to play for in my view. ALL IMO. DYOR. QP
07/9/2018
07:09
arthur_lame_stocks: From Crystal Amber's results: Cenkos Cenkos is a corporate broker, a financial sponsor and a nominated adviser that focuses on raising equity capital for UK companies and investment funds. Since its founding in 2004 the company has raised over £15bn for clients, and it has a proven ability to handle large transactions, with its most significant deal to date amounting to £1.4bn. Cenkos has an entrepreneurial culture and an ability to “punch above its weight” in securing deals such as the IPOs of AA plc, BCA Marketplace and Eddie Stobart Logistics. It also has a long track record of returning excess cash to shareholders via dividends and share buybacks. However, it has struggled to grow corporate client numbers and therefore recurring revenues and earnings, given competition from larger players such as Numis. CEO Anthony Hotson was appointed in August 2017, having served as a non-executive director since May 2012. Philip Anderson was appointed as Finance Director and Head of Compliance in September 2017. Together they have a mandate to grow the base of recurring revenues by pursuing key hires and building a more consistent corporate culture. The Fund has been a shareholder in Cenkos since late 2010 and increased its holding significantly during January 2018 at a share price which we believe ascribes little probability to the company being able to secure any further exceptionally large deals. Given the pressing need to deal with forthcoming retirement/succession issues relating to a number of Cenkos’s founders and the evident strategic interest in this sector (2017 takeover of Panmure Gordon and 2016 Kuwaiti investment in WH Ireland), we have now proposed to the board that it undertakes a strategic review of the company.
02/8/2018
08:26
quepassa: Interesting. -Numis has gone from 225p to 425p in the year since August 2017. -Amber Crystal have started engaging with management. -Cenkos yesterday announce acquisition. -Stockopedia writing; "I continue to suspect that a trade buyer (for example £NUM? it has a £450 million market cap) would be willing to pay a premium to the current share price to take over Cenkos. There has been speculation that one or two of these smaller banks might be thinking about or hoping to merge." Interesting corporate,activist and sectoral events. Perhaps more to come. ALL IMO. DYOR. QP
01/8/2018
15:57
speedsgh: FWIW Graham Neary's take on today's acquisition in today's Small Cap Value Report... HTTPS://tinyurl.com/y92r9u33 I've been mentioning this mid-tier investment bank a few times lately. The share price has been struggling as revenue forecasts for the rest of the year have been slashed. And then shareholder Crystal Amber came out swinging with the call for the entire company to be put up for sale. Today we learn that rather than putting itself up for sale, Cenkos has instead made a purchase of its own: the Nomad/Broker business of Smith & Williamson. The sale price isn't given, but I'm sure that Cenkos can afford it. I've not seen Smith & Williamson signing off vast numbers of RNS announcements. Six staff will join Cenkos as a result of the transaction. I continue to suspect that a trade buyer (for example £NUM? it has a £450 million market cap) would be willing to pay a premium to the current share price to take over Cenkos. There has been speculation that one or two of these smaller banks might be thinking about or hoping to merge. It's not my style to speculate on deals like this, as I've been hurt betting that deals would go through before. Nonetheless, I do think the Cenkos share price is near some interesting levels. The trailing value metrics are extremely strong...
29/7/2018
11:39
quepassa: All good questions. Cenkos is very well-regarded in my opinion. Maybe Cenkos have hit a minor/temporary dip in trading which doesn't give me personally particular cause for concern. This industry is known to be volatile and to be characterised by lumpy earnings. Nonetheless, Cenkos do need to do some serious managerial and strategic soul-searching as to why they are repeatedly lagging the performance of Numis. However, in my personal experience and opinion, when activist shareholders with significant shareholdings start agitating, this frequently can have a highly beneficial impact on the share price. Here is a link to the website of Crystal Amber where you can read about them and their modus operandi. If you hit the tab headed The Fund and then go to Activist Process, you will see how they engage with management with a view to unlocking and creating further shareholder value. hXXps://crystalamber.com/about/activistprocess I see Crystal Amber's actions as very positive for shareholders. I have high regard for activist houses which use their shareholding voting power to start to pose tough questions to management where they perceive the underlying business is not firing on all cylinders and has significant room for improvement. ALL IMO. DYOR. QP
29/7/2018
10:27
mattboxy: Quepassa Do you feel this could be positive for the share price or do you have negative concerns. How well regarded is cenkos in the city and could they be taken out?
16/5/2018
15:07
glawsiain: Comment from Paul Scott yesterday on stockopedia: " Cenkos Securities (LON:CNKS) Share price: 110p (up 5.3% today, at 13:51) No. shares: 55.3m Market cap: £60.8m (at the time of writing, I hold a long position in this share) AGM Statement (trading update) Disappointing Q1 Fee income has improved (in Q2, presumably) Pipeline also improving More optimistic on full year outlook Capital position has improved, through asset disposals My opinion - I don't normally invest in financials, but this broker has looked strikingly cheap for some time. The balance sheet is also very strong. Earnings are erratic, but the company pays out hefty dividends in the good years. It's a nice share to tuck away for income, which is why I hold it. Every now and then a whacking great dividend appears in my account. In the last 6 years, it has paid out 65.5p in divis - for a share which you can buy now at 110p. I was worried about the risk of the company de-listing, if the valuation remains this low. Graham's article yesterday on de-listing risk, was I think excellent, and a timely reminder. In the case of Cenkos, I doubt it would de-list, because the listing serves the purpose of allowing staff to cash in their share options & sell them into a market. That continuous selling could be why the share price remains so depressed, maybe? Its profits are highly erratic, because the big years are due to one-off large flotations. Even so, it seems a very attractively-priced share to me, if future business is good. Today's update seems reassuring, and seems to be pointing generally towards more buoyant stock market sentiment. It looks as if this bull market could continue."
18/4/2018
18:55
its the oxman: Tempted to add at this level but not sure what will get the share price moving.
03/4/2018
15:22
keith95: "Er why do you think that ?" Maybe because Cenkos has traded close to a yield of 10% in the past ... and a 9p dividend implies a 90p share price target ... What is soul destroying is Numis going from strength to strength :(
23/3/2018
07:33
speedsgh: In the current febrile environment it would not be surprising to see the share price take a backwards step in the short term, especially as the dividend of 9.0p, whilst a significant improvement on FY16, will have doubtless disappointed many.
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