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
  -22.00 -1.24% 1,748.00 1,748.00 1,750.00 1,767.00 1,741.00 1,741.00 73,127 14:40:51
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 544.7 83.5 54.7 32.0 1,979

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
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
19/11/2018
10:25
Good results again, and a quiet board. Just my sort of share!
jeffian
01/11/2018
16:40
Indeed, but interesting that it seems to run along quite happily without one (including an acquisition). A bit like Belgium!
jeffian
01/11/2018
13:38
jeffian - My guess would be that they defiantely don't want to rush this, thought they had got the right man and subsequently found out it was not a good choice. Must be 100% certain next time.
losos
31/10/2018
19:38
Nice bounce. Still no word on a replacement CEO.
jeffian
05/9/2018
11:01
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
09:13
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
08:40
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
15:09
As the share price went up it might signal what some IIs think about the move too.
silverfern
29/8/2018
15:08
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
11:40
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
09:06
Hmmm. It is a bit odd though. Maybe more will come out in the next couple of days.
jeffian
29/8/2018
08:00
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
07:16
"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
06:36
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
06:25
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
11:16
Trading update tomorrow.
jeffian
22/8/2018
07:29
Pretty good ROI for this acquisition.
silverfern
16/7/2018
10:42
I'm digging the highs!
silverfern
24/5/2018
07:16
Ex divi today
pillion
14/5/2018
08:09
Good results - 10% increase interim dividend
pillion
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