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
  -11.00p -0.65% 1,670.00p 1,668.00p 1,670.00p 1,690.00p 1,640.00p 1,640.00p 53,642 16:02:07
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 485.1 72.7 47.5 35.2 1,891

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
25/9/2019
12:06
Not that anyone takes any notice, another nice little acquisition today for DPLM. Companies that "grow by acquisition" have become rather unfashionable recently. It did for RPC after Northern Trust accused them of using takeover accounting to hide a lack of performance in the underlying business but DPLM is a different kettle of fish. Highly cash-generative and usually with net cash and no borrowings on the balance sheet, it is in a virtuous cycle of reinvesting (genuine cash) profits for growth.
jeffian
28/8/2019
10:08
Solid results. (Again).
jeffian
04/7/2019
18:00
Halma's down the same amount too!
ianood
04/7/2019
13:29
Don't think so, this is just doing it's normal trend IMHO. I've added a trade at 1446. The seals stuff in North America is pretty trivial, being a sub part of one of three divisions which was still up 4% and DPLM tends to do well when the oil price rises as it ups capex spending so I would expect that to reverse anyway.
alphabeta4
04/7/2019
10:42
Hmmm! What do we think? Did Woodford have any of these?
jeffian
03/7/2019
15:59
Looks like you're not the only one! 8-(
jeffian
20/5/2019
12:02
Sold all my DPLM on 7th May at 1,532.25p; profit of about 32% Still a solid growth Co but decided to cash in Good luck to holders
pillion
13/5/2019
22:30
Personally I'm concerned by the comment about signs of slowing in the seals business. Had a good run maybe it's time to move on?
ianood
13/5/2019
11:54
jeffian - Thanks for your thoughts in posts 631/633/636 Replicate my thoughts also. As someone who looks for dividend income I note that at current share price they are at the low end. I keep forgetting to do the yield calc on my buy price and not what they are now haha. If there was a bid it would make my decision easy haha.
losos
13/5/2019
10:29
Great results as usual. I suppose my question to myself remains 'is it worth over 23x likely 2109 adjusted earnings, or over 27x likely 2019 statutory earnings?'
jeffian
03/5/2019
16:39
The results for the six months ending 31 March 2019 will be released on 13 May 2019.
pillion
04/4/2019
15:01
It has, of late, probably thanks to Terry Smith, a fairly high profile and a market cap well below £2bln.
ianood
04/4/2019
14:23
Well I wondered that. At least it would make the decision for me!
jeffian
04/4/2019
14:07
Makes me wonder if there's a bid coming?
ianood
04/4/2019
09:30
"I think the market is moving to 'boring' predictable growth companies". Indeed, but there has to be a limit to what it will pay for "boring, predictable growth". 27x historic ('adjusted') earnings and 25x current earnings (assuming, say, 10% uplift) is pretty hot for a distribution company. Help! Tell me what to do, someone. Is it onwards and upwards, or am I looking at the point on the graph where in years to come I wish I had sold?!
jeffian
27/3/2019
08:25
FWIW I think the market is moving to 'boring' predictable growth companies as it views us as late cycle with the more risky growth companies or growth with doubts on cash generation being de-rated in contrast. This one is about as predictable as you can get and is benefiting accordingly. Decent results Btw - look bang in line.
alphabeta4
12/3/2019
16:51
I find it very difficult to know when or if to sell and end up sitting frozen like a rabbit in the headlights. I used to keep a dummy portfolio of shares I sold and I stopped because it became so depressing; it was my best portfolio! Using very much the same argument as #626, I sold half my AVON at around 450p (today? £13). The one that really hurts is FOUR (sold at 49p, price today.........£;23). I'll probably end up doing nothing here but not quite sure what is driving this bullishness.
jeffian
12/3/2019
14:32
Fair comment Jeffian, I share your reservations; however the chart looks good for further increase imho edit; if you alter the above chart to 3 years it looks bullish My holding is up 26% since purchase Recently I have been buying Premium Bonds instead of shares Bonds bought earlier this month only go in the May draw
pillion
12/3/2019
10:56
I love this share and it's done me very well over many years. It has many of the attributes I particularly like - cash on the balance sheet, good enough cash generation to pay for acquisitions without borrowing or tapping shareholder, a well-covered growing dividend - and yet, and yet.....as it re-approaches the ATH, is anyone else feeling it might be getting a bit ahead of itself? At the end of the day, it's just a distributor (a specialist one, granted) which is not normally a highly-rated sector and underlying growth ex-acquisitions is unexciting if steady. Today, on 2018 earnings, it sits on an "adjusted" PER of 25.6x, a "basic" PER over 30x and a divi yield of 1.76%. I rarely sell anything and usually end up regretting it when I do, but I wonder if this is as good as it gets here for a while. What do you think?
jeffian
21/2/2019
13:43
A genuine Gold Cross forming nicely
pillion
14/2/2019
11:56
Always seems 'under the radar', this share, but it's been climbing nicely these past days, despite the FD selling a chunk end of Jan.
jeffian
20/11/2018
07:55
Jeffian - and Halma too!
ianood
19/11/2018
12:47
jeffian - Yes it's my kind of share as well and as you said above they seem to be doing OK without a CEO haha ('tho they will eventualy have to find one!)
losos
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