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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Equiniti Group LSE:EQN London Ordinary Share GB00BYWWHR75 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +11.50p +5.60% 217.00p 216.50p 217.00p 226.00p 205.00p 205.00p 1,750,163 16:25:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 406.1 25.6 3.6 60.3 790.93

Equiniti Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
30/10/2018
14:23
Invesco buying
wynmck
27/10/2018
09:26
Directors would only be stopped from buying if they were in preliminary talks or a third party had issued a letter/statement to that effect. At the moment the bid rumours are just that - rumours.
nigelpm
24/10/2018
15:43
Director Buy so not much truth in bid rumour
wynmck
24/10/2018
07:32
Matt I agree with you the CEO is desperate to keep the share price up so they get more money on the table , just look at yesterday market was down and EQN was very slightly up.
chestnuts
24/10/2018
06:21
It's ok they've got more milk!Does anyone think this charm offensive and daily RNS announcements are linked to the rumoured takeover offer?
mattboxy
22/10/2018
16:08
I know what you mean Each time I've been hoping it's the promised take over offer of £3-20 Then it turns out they've run out of milk in the coffee machine!! Is this a sudden or exercise for a reason?
mattboxy
22/10/2018
07:59
Been following Eqn for a week or so and just wondering if they will release an rns when the cat as its Kittens
chestnuts
16/10/2018
14:52
Well its ruled daily by Bot trading and those 'A' trades make up over 95% of the trades and can be seen on the other board.
seagullsslimjim
16/10/2018
12:58
This one's all over the place this past few weeks. My gut feel is still that someone is looking seriously at it, but that unfortunately we're being softened up to be grateful for a 290-300p take out, i.e. Less than it was but a few months ago
pete160
14/10/2018
13:03
Trustedinvestor - Without insider knowledge then how do you know that... "This rumour is totally unfounded and inaccurate as usual." ? So surely that's just your own thoughts?
seagullsslimjim
14/10/2018
11:27
This rumour is totally unfounded and inaccurate as usual. Company is doing fine and generating a lot of revenue. Just wait for their next trading statement. Strong buy.
trustedinvestor
12/10/2018
19:10
@tonysss13 Thanks. Have they done a Carillion on us? Dodgy accounts and all?
vacendak
12/10/2018
11:14
some comment on alphaville this morning 11:17 am BE Right, so Equiniti. BE Ben broke cover on the story yesterday afternoon: hxxps://www.betavi...ti-said-to-part-2/ 11:18 am BE With the name of a buyer -- GTCR -- as well as advisors -- Goldman Sachs and Greenhill. BE First things first, if the story's accurate (and we've no reason to doubt it), there would be no reason for Equiniti to make a statement. It's written carefully from the perspective of pre-approach. BE GTCR might be bounced into making a statement based on specific speculation, or it might avoid doing so by going pens down. 11:21 am BE The background here is a rumour around Equiniti that started towards the back end of last month ...... BE .... that management, having seen their rollup strategy questioned and their numbers trashed, were not against the idea of selling out. BE That follows Panmure effectively issuing a short report on Equiniti in July: https://www.ft.com...-a29d-73e3d454535d 11:23 am BE Let me get a recent thing from Citi to outline the risks once again. BE The three significant issues relating to the financial statements reviewed by the both the committee and PWC were:  Revenue recognition on complex contracts.  Other items included in revenue including accruals for revenue (£33m in 20017 v £28m in 2016) in advance of invoicing customers involving management judgement and estimates.  Classification of exceptional items – movement away from reporting exceptional items separately in the financial statements and towards presenting “underlying” earnings with a bridge from statutory earnings. Initially management had proposed defining £10.5m transaction, integration and restructuring costs (mainly relating to WFSS) as exceptional but following discussions with the Audit Committee and PWC, the disclosure was changed to “non-operating charges”. BE During 2017, Equiniti received a letter from the FRC with some questions and observations about its 2016 report. These unnamed observations were mainly about disclosures and have been incorporated into the 2016 annual report. These were around:  Revenue accounting policies  Sensitivity of carrying amounts to their methods, assumptions and underlying estimates  Exceptional items  Contingent consideration The FRC’s enquiry is now formally closed and management says the two main changes in disclosure related to non-operating charges and the use of the invoice factoring facility. 11:24 am BE And the one-offs ........ BE Equiniti continued its trend of stripping out one-off costs from underlying profits. In 2017, these amounted to 14% of EBITA (adj), mainly relating to the WFSS acquisition. BE And the capitalisation policy .... 11:25 am BE Equiniti has continued its trend of capitalizing more software costs than it amortizes. This gap equated to 12% of PBT (adj) in 2017 up from 9% in 2016. Equiniti has increased spend on regulatory compliance (e.g. MIFID II), software development mainly in Intelligent Solutions and the build out of the US business. The useful life for software assets is generally set at 5 years unless there is a supportable reason for a higher or lower period. This implies a gradual step up in amortisation in the next few years, which could weigh on margins. BE And the provisions ..... BE In 2017, Equiniti released £1.6m provisions including £1.5m for contingent consideration. This was included in underlying profits and equated to 40bp of margin or c40% of the YOY EBITA growth. Management however flags a number of offsetting non-recurring costs included in underlying profits including related to acquiring Boudicca and restructuring costs in Pensions. DJ Equiniti sounds like short of the year 11:27 am BE There are lots of reasons to be cautious about Equiniti and there are circumstantial reasons to believe it's potentially for sale. Whether GTCR's a serious buyer is another question entirely. BE But if there's anything needing said, I'm sure we can trust the Panel to make someone say it.
tonysss13
11/10/2018
17:18
If the story is true then current weakness (due to markets being down generally) could be a good buying opo. Will see what the shares do tomorrow, somewhere near 200p could be very tempting to average down a bit anyway.
ochs
11/10/2018
15:26
yes generally very good. Ben is a freelance financial journalist and has plenty of work published in the major newspapers
tonysss13
11/10/2018
15:23
Is betaville generally on the money or do they post a lot of fake news for want of a better phrase!
mattboxy
11/10/2018
15:04
think the first story has been around a while but hes only just opened his paywall 2nd one is fresh today i believe but buyer beware DYOR etc
tonysss13
11/10/2018
14:49
I'm confused if this is leaking now why the hell are they down so much !! Anyone?
mattboxy
11/10/2018
14:41
@tonysss13 Thanks. Considering the markets are a bloodbath right now, EQN diving is easily explained for today at least. :(
vacendak
11/10/2018
14:39
RARE ALERT: Equiniti said to ... - Part 2 Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:57 pm The mystery buyer circling Equiniti, the London-listed share registrar, is said to be a private equity firm. According to sources claiming to be familiar with the matter the private equity firm interested in buying Equiniti is said to be GTCR, a Chicago-based buy-out outfit. These sources claimed GTCR could be willing to pay between 315p and 325p a share for Equiniti. Bankers at Goldman Sachs and Greenhill are said to be advising on the potential £1 billion plus Equiniti takeover deal, said these sources claiming to be familiar with the matter. GTCR has a strong track record of investing in British financial companies. In 2014, GTCR bought Callcredit, a credit referencing agency, and then sold it to TransUnion for £1 billion earlier this year. Equiniti was previously owned by a European private equity firm, Advent International, before it listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2015 at 165p.
tonysss13
11/10/2018
13:35
hxxps://www.betaville.co.uk/betaville-intelligence/uncooked-alert-equiniti-said-to/ RARE ALERT: Equiniti said to ... Thursday, 20 September 2018, 4:15 pm Equiniti, the London-listed share registrar, is at the centre of takeover speculation. According to sources claiming to be familiar with the matter, a potential buyer is circling Equiniti and may have already indicated an interest in purchasing the business. However, the identity of the potential buyer is unclear. Equiniti used to be owned by private equity firm Advent International but floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2015 at 165p, the bottom end of its 165p to 200p range. Readers should be aware that Equiniti's shares have risen over the last few weeks from 204p to around 260p amid talk a purchaser has set it sights on the company. To be clear, some of this story is RARE! For readers unfamiliar with the RARE concept I will define it below. RARE: Market gossip that has been tested with some of Betaville's usually well-informed sources. In fact, Betaville might have spent several days or weeks working on this story. However, the rumour hasn't been tested through all formal journalistic channels (public relations executives, bankers etc). The scuttlebutt might be wide of the mark but then again there may be something in it, so it's worth airing on Betaville.
tonysss13
08/10/2018
13:32
Yes, I know, people paid through the nose then the Aston Martin share price tumbled, but this is not the fault of the registrar: Https://www.investegate.co.uk/article.aspx?id=201810081400013093D Considering the habit of Aston Martin to go bust, they may not be an Equiniti client for long; but still: Big fish (FTSE 250 even if they missed the FTSE 100), big name recognition, good for the image, thus good for business. :)
vacendak
05/10/2018
19:01
@Kamitora Thanks for the heads-up. As you stated, at some point they will merge their platforms. They will have the choice between: * Keeping things simple and go with the basic Shareview interface. * Go for the fancier looking but flawed option you described. Let me guess which it will be... :)
vacendak
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