Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Diploma Plc LSE:DPLM London Ordinary Share GB0001826634 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -17.00p -1.34% 1,250.00p 1,249.00p 1,250.00p 1,284.00p 1,242.00p 1,270.00p 439,927 16:27:19
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 451.9 66.8 42.0 29.8 1,415.49

Diploma Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
05/9/2018
12:01
Another Diploma Director off to pastures new. 3/9/18 AB Dynamics plc - Appointment of Chief Executive Officer AB Dynamics plc (AIM: ABDP) the designer, manufacturer and supplier of advanced testing systems and measurement products to the global automotive industry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr James Routh as Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") with effect from 1st October 2018. Dr James Mathew Routh, aged 45, studied at Cranfield University where he obtained a PhD in Engineering before joining Cranfield Aerospace Ltd as a Project Engineering Manager in 2000. Dr Routh subsequently joined Flight Refuelling Limited in 2003 as Head of Engineering - Design Verification; he later served at senior management level in Chemring Group PLC, David Brown Gear Systems Limited and more recently, at Diploma PLC where he led the international seals division.
cleaninsight
30/8/2018
10:13
If you make a wrong choice and there's little chance things will change then it's always best to cut your losses and fix it rather than trying to struggle on hoping things will improve.
valhamos
30/8/2018
09:40
Press comment today on CEO removal suggests he just didn't cut the mustard (according to the Times he "faced 'challenges' adjusting from being a divisional head to a group chief executive") and many papers talk of a "culture clash" suggesting he was trying to make them go a way they didn't want to go. Certainly the performance of DPLM over the past years suggests there wasn't much to 'fix'. Anyway, the share price reaction suggests the market was happy with the decision. Onward and upward.
jeffian
29/8/2018
16:09
As the share price went up it might signal what some IIs think about the move too.
silverfern
29/8/2018
16:08
Out of his depth I would suggest. One thing to be Vice President- anyone with a desk is called that in multi-nationals, another to run a company with a market cap of £1.5bn with such a lot of diversity under it. Need to be able to delegate, not micro manage. A lack of vision, delegating skills and inability to grasp the leadership role rather than the reverse perhaps. Idle speculation of course.
silverfern
29/8/2018
12:40
alphabeta4 - "Fair play to them for speaking up rather than go along with something they felt was not in shareholder's best interests." Yes, this is what the board are there to do. It's tough at the top. If a new man comes in and wants to try a whole new 'stratagy' he had better have a dam good reason for doing so. As you rightly pointed out the past 'stratagy' seems to have worked well. I have not been a shareholder for as long as you but I do agree that they have been doing well, so why change ? jeffian - In my experience most companies try to keep quiet and move on and I agree with that, there's not much point in going public over all the reasons, the board have made their decision, the media, and all the outsiders (like you & me) will want to make a story of this but that's just human nature, it's not nice the way people love to gloat over the fallen. Resist the temptation, he's gone, I'm sure he'll find another job. Asagi - yes probably what you said. Personally I always felt it was far better to get ones 'feet under the table' before comming out with some grandiose plan haha.
losos
29/8/2018
10:06
Hmmm. It is a bit odd though. Maybe more will come out in the next couple of days.
jeffian
29/8/2018
09:00
Imagine the look on the board's faces at one of the London market's most successful companies when the new CEO fires up a PowerPoint and says we need a new culture and strategy around here!!! (if that's what happened) Asagi (no position)
asagi
29/8/2018
08:16
"The Board believes that a change in CEO is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. The Board is fully committed to the Group's successful long term strategy and, as reported in today's Trading Update, the Company continues to perform well. Working together with Diploma's experienced senior management team I feel confident the Group's successful, consistent strategy and culture will continue to deliver profitable growth." Is this a dig that Richard wanted to change the strategy and subsequently fell out with the board? In January when he was appointed DPLM also agreed to pay out for his plan with his old employer worth c£1m as long as he didn't resign within 12 months so it looks like he had to be pushed. It doesn't look like someone internally vying for his job as it says search for an external appointment has started. Personally as a long term holder who has done very well from the existing strategy (I've been here since £3.80) I'm fine with this, it does show how ruthless the board are though! Fair play to them for speaking up rather than go along with something they felt was not in shareholder's best interests.
alphabeta4
29/8/2018
07:36
Presumably fell out with the Board. He's only been there since May so none of the positive trading can be attributed to him. Revenue guidance looks to be slightly ahead of consensus. All divisions contributing. Particularly strong in North America although full-year growth will be lower due to strong Q4 comparatives. I am a long-term holder looking to add on any weakness
mammyoko
29/8/2018
07:25
Trading update looks pretty positive. The news that the CEO has left with immediate effect and doesn't look to be mutual is worrying. Why would he be forced out when trading looks positive?
wildshot
28/8/2018
12:16
Trading update tomorrow.
jeffian
22/8/2018
08:29
Pretty good ROI for this acquisition.
silverfern
16/7/2018
11:42
I'm digging the highs!
silverfern
24/5/2018
08:16
Ex divi today
pillion
14/5/2018
09:09
Good results - 10% increase interim dividend
pillion
24/4/2018
12:30
Back in Gold Cross County LOOK
pillion
09/4/2018
10:34
If only the US would calm down, I '#d buy a few more!
silverfern
28/3/2018
16:45
Yes, I agree with you gco Half Year results will be announced on Monday, 14 May 2018
pillion
28/3/2018
15:23
Very solid trading update.
gco1133a
06/2/2018
11:49
DPLM up 1.3% today and everything else is down ! No news that I can see (Apart from one director moving some shares into an ISA) but, as usual, the PI's will be the last to know haha. Not that I'm complaing since I did a small 'top up' yesterday haha.
losos
17/1/2018
22:27
Good steady progress !
pillion
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