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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
First Derivatives Plc LSE:FDP London Ordinary Share GB0031477770 ORD 0.5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  120.00 4.71% 2,670.00 2,565.00 2,595.00 2,680.00 2,550.00 2,570.00 132,642 16:35:22
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 237.8 18.3 55.9 47.8 730

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
18/4/2019
13:12
Eh? @Swiss Paul: So you think the actual results are going to be materially above what they have just guided? You really think that's likely? I'm going to bet they are no better than the numbers released today and that the accounts provide some juicy conundrums for us bears to pick over. All eyes on the cash flows. :)
skatersav
18/4/2019
12:54
Yes, for the story they tell, profits growth as usual will be underwhelming.
aa29
18/4/2019
12:52
Aye Sav but FDP have always underpromsed and over delivered. Keep your powder dry and focus on PTSG!! Dont forget that move is on 'what the market expects' b/w
swiss paul
18/4/2019
12:37
Revenue growth in the H2 was only about 12%. Hard to justify valuation on that growth profile. Little margin expansion as well.
skatersav
18/4/2019
12:26
I think the inline statement contained therein is a trigger signal for some to capitalise on the strong recent rise. It's probably an over-reaction but of course we might see other holders spooked out if it dips sub 3000p leading to further pain in the short-term.
mach100
18/4/2019
12:14
Some fall today. Re-state of guidance not enough for small holders who are bailing for whatever reason but not on the TW rubbish which now turn out to be the work of shorts. Sue him I say
badger36
10/4/2019
17:58
Consensus forecasts are formulated by the bagholders who want the corporate finance work. They are meaningless, especially in the context of this company for which EPs has held no relation to cash generation. I look forward to seeing what shenanigans the company presents in its next accounts. 35x consensus “earnings̶1; for a services company with a string of governance issues. I remain short. Good luck.
skatersav
10/4/2019
13:43
Sharescope has a consensus of 80.75p eps for the year just ended compared with 54.01p last year.Not long to wait as you say!
johnroger
10/4/2019
07:07
They haven't said anything, results are generally towards end of May so not long to wait anyway. Isn't it lovely and quiet here? I'm tempted to say "There she blows, Looks like TW was incorrect after all" :) after a near 50% share price rise in 6 weeks, but I'd rather have confirmation from the company in news flow over the next months and years.
mog
09/4/2019
17:15
Last year there was a trading update on April 25th, any indication of one this year?
johnroger
29/3/2019
17:32
Two 30,000 buys pushed the price up this afternoon. Now up 30% in the past month!
johnroger
09/3/2019
12:59
Demanding the release of the accounts of Kx is not naive. Quite the opposite. That subsidiary has been paying out millions in dividends to its minority shareholders. The IP it holds is core to the company’s investment case. And the accounting approach FD have employed results in no minority interest line on the P&L, despite the sub clearly being profitable! It’s shocking that they have not released these accounts, but of course in the context of our wonderful AIM...
skatersav
08/3/2019
15:12
Yes. A bit too much emotion in that. Sorry.
ds8095
08/3/2019
11:09
"I hope you lose all of your money." Gosh ds8095, what provokes you to be so terribly beastly? Postscript: 11.15hrs Ah, I see you have moderated that post now, and rightly so!
glavey
06/3/2019
20:23
I have just watched the capital markets presentation via the Company website. Very impressive. Having met the management of this Company a few years ago I was surprised that they found themselves subjected to a bear raid. First Derivatives has highly regarded management and was one of the stocks I always wanted to own... but it was always too highly rated. Thanks to the bear raids I have bought in at £21.40-£22.10. Their product is vastly superior to their competitors. Their client base is about as blue chip as it gets. Sales in new verticals have been hindered to begin with by extended procurement cycles, particularly in the utilities space and because many of the first projects in these new verticals were proof of concept which are now leading to full scale implementations. Normally I would be the first to agree with posters being cynical about cash conversion ratios and accounting for associate companies...but I think in these particular circumstances the shorters are missing the point. Still, they have made their money and now I will have the chance to make mine. Once a technology like Kx is utilised cross platform in different market verticals I see little point in trying to account for it separately. Asking for 10 years accounts for a business which has been fully integrated as a core technology platform seems naive. I doubt it would allow FDP to optimise tax planning and allocation of R&D budgets will have substantially distorted any comparisons in any event. GLAH
bootycall
06/3/2019
17:53
Is there a petition against the rampant corporate misbehaviour on AIM?
ds8095
06/3/2019
10:46
If companies performed in line with their forward looking statements and delivered the shorts would not exist. They smelt puffery and were proven correct. FDP had plenty of opportunities to address the allegations by TW and failed. Silence equates to guilt
badger36
05/3/2019
23:08
If any seasoned investor feels that shorting is unethical then please sign and share this petition : https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/242399
dgduncan
20/2/2019
15:00
There she blows Looks like TW was correct after all. CMD was nothing but a bluff exercise
badger36
18/2/2019
16:25
Looks like another big slide after the vaunted CM day. No clarity leaves a smell which is now becoming rancid.
badger36
15/2/2019
18:30
Harry Nimmo has a blind spot. He was a big holder of Globo and, more recently, a major shareholder of Accesso. Good luck leaning on his “weight”.
skatersav
13/2/2019
21:00
Standard life vote of confidence? Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 10.00 0.00 10.00 26,162,258 Position of previous notification (if applicable) 9.48
swiss paul
12/2/2019
21:54
Closing the sale on kx is key. It essentially locks in the financial sector given have embedded the technology is in most banks/hedge funds electronic trading. What you might see is First derivatives becoming a subsidiary of a much larger corporation which little to no exposure to the financial industry..It is very clever to partner and migrate solutions to the cloud as this immediately will dissolve all attempts by other promising technologies thinking they can reduce the cost with minimal impact on performance. Capturing a trillion row database on a few hundred servers crunch data for millions of queries and computing complex view in sub ms will not be something an investment bank will want to gamble on by changing tac. It's here to stay, and the prospects are large. Don't get washed up on hear say from the local circus
simonadvfn2
10/2/2019
19:50
“could kx be copied“? yes! everything in the world can be copied. even Hallstadtt was copied. but then, half the kdb+ (kx as they call it now) is in clear and anybody can download and look at it. and good luck as you're going down that rabbit hole as it is not for the faint of hart. that page is just "marketspeak" but not wrong at all.
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