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GBG Gb Group Plc

3.00 (1.25%)
08 Dec 2023 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Gb Group Plc LSE:GBG London Ordinary Share GB0006870611 ORD 2.5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  3.00 1.25% 243.00 493,069 16:35:21
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
242.00 243.60 244.80 237.40 243.80
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Computer Programming Service 278.81M -119.79M -0.4743 -5.12 613.25M
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:07:43 O 2 243.80 GBX

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Posted at 08/12/2023 08:20 by Gb Daily Update
Gb Group Plc is listed in the Computer Programming Service sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker GBG. The last closing price for Gb was 240p.
Gb currently has 252,576,034 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Gb is £613,254,611.
Gb has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of -5.12.
This morning GBG shares opened at 243.80p
Posted at 20/11/2023 07:41 by simon gordon
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Posted at 08/11/2023 07:30 by hotfinance14
Retirement of Chief Executive / Appointment of CEO designate

GB Group plc, (AIM: GBG) the experts in digital location, identity verification and identity fraud software, announces that Chris Clark, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, has informed the Board of his intention to retire as CEO and will step down from the Board with effect from 30 January 2024, and will be available to the Company until 30 July 2024.

Following the conclusion of a rigorous selection process by the Nomination Committee, the Company is pleased to announce that Dev Dhiman has been promoted to Chief Executive Designate. Dev will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer and will join the Board on 30 January 2024. In the meantime, he will work closely with Chris to ensure an orderly handover.

Dev joined GBG in November 2020 as Managing Director, Asia Pacific. During the past three years our APAC business has consistently delivered year-on-year revenue growth and Dev has demonstrated excellent leadership qualities aligned with GBG's people-focused culture. Previously, he spent 12 years at Experian, where he held a variety of senior positions, he has considerable knowledge and experience of the sector and the markets in which we operate.

Richard Longdon, Chair of GBG, said: "On behalf of the Board, I would like to give our thanks to Chris for his significant contribution over the last 7 years, his passion and dedication will be missed by everyone at GBG and we wish him the very best in his retirement. I am delighted to be able to announce Dev's appointment as CEO designate. During our selection process it was clear that Dev's deep understanding of GBG, its markets and potential, make him the ideal leader to replace Chris. We are confident that he will work together, with the excellent Executive Team, to lead GBG through the next phase of its evolution."
Posted at 01/11/2023 11:57 by marktime1231
GBG will come again. The timing of the Acuant acquisition was not the problem except with hindsight perhaps, so much as the ridiculous high price paid, as we know and felt at the time. Let's remain hopeful. I agree the momentum of debt reduction has petered out, but this is still a company making a healthy profit out of providing in-demand tech services in the world's most important market.

GBG was a universal favourite pick for good reason two years ago, everyone was excited (then). Does one flat half-year really mean ex-growth?

IC a laughing stock in recent years, a contra-indicator, sometimes wise after things have unfolded, sometimes not even then. They are particularly good at switching to a Sell when the stock has already hit rock bottom and rising, and will shift to a Hold or Buy after the share price has appreciated.
Posted at 23/10/2023 13:29 by sphere25
An interesting holding RNS just popped out. A value fund seeks value?

I am sure we are all sat here wondering where the bottom is for so many shares right now and is there value here. The trends are still terrible, and sellers still swarm all over any price rises, so from a trading perspective it is case of almost knowing that you have to lob into a move higher, before the sellers kill off any cause for enthusiasm.

I had stuck this one on the watchlist for a possible trade on the trading update. There were buyers in size at 240p so I thought, if it held that mark, it could have a further pop higher, but the sellers kept coming in...over and over and just exhausted the buyers and straight back down it went. Clearly reminiscent of so many others, even if the update is in line when the market was expecting a warning.

The interesting thing was that the price did bounce on an update that wasn't great, but it was better than the market was expecting, so maybe a sign that alot of the bad news is in the price here. The chart seems to be trying to form a bottom.

It still feels early because you can't be sure of further warnings and the macro is horribe, but as far as AIM goes, this almost looks like a prize asset. It might be a case that it gets taken out on the cheap at some form of premium at these levels. It would be very surprising if another bid didn't emerge here so I stuck it on the list to see if any irregular activity happens at some point to try and nip on board.

Some broker comments here:

"A re-rating of GB Group (GBG) shares will rely on growth ‘reaccelerating’ but there is signs of stabilisation, says Peel Hunt.

Analyst Gautam Pillai reiterated his ‘hold’ recommendation and target price of 300p on the identity verification and fraud prevention group, which advanced 7% to 225.4p last week, but are still 30% down so far this year.

First-year revenue growth of 1.8% was ‘slightly soft’ but Pillai was ‘encouraged by early signs of revenue stabilisation in the identity segment, which is 55% of revenues’.

The group cut its operational expenditure by £6m and ‘cost rationalisation provides management confidence to meet full-year adjusted earnings before interest and tax expectations’.

‘We believe GB Group shares re-rating is contingent on growth reaccelerating,̵7; said Pillai.

However, the analyst thinks the ‘comprehensive product portfolio, blue-chip client base and solid cash generation’ mean it is at an ‘attractive valuation’ of 9x current year enterprise value/earnings before interest, taxes, deprecation and amortisation."

I wonder if so many folk piling into cash and bonds is an initial sign of give up type mentality out there. It is still very hard to go on the attack right now, more a defensive waiting game until the trends change and the good times come...EDIT that....the better times is not like rates are just going to fall away back down so I doubt most of the valuations will go back to the extravagant highs in the more normalised rate environment, but if they are beaten down enough, and with so many single digit pe's out there, should still be a fair chunk of bullish upside.

But an interesting one here that caught the eye.

All imo
Posted at 24/9/2023 12:13 by lomax99
GB Group, which makes fraud prevention software, promises to "help your business build online customer relationships based on trust". Yet investors in the company, which carries out identity and location checks for online shopping and financial transactions, might be running out of faith.The technology company's stock has been mauled over the past 12 months. GB briefly attracted American bidders last year: private equity group GTCR expressed interest in a possible cash offer in September, before walking away a month later. That helped it trade above 600p last September, having been at 440p before the takeover talk ignited. Now the stock is changing hands at just 218p. Reasons for Aim-listed GB's decline clearly go beyond the withdrawal of the takeover: rises in interest rates and a weaker pound hurt its finances, and growth has been disappointing.GB rode the wave of the boom in interest in both cryptocurrency and online shopping during the pandemic, which led to more demand for its identity checks and fraud prevention software. But when interest waned, GB was hurt, too. It fell to a £118 million loss for the year to April from a £22 million profit a year earlier, mostly due to a huge write-down in the value of two acquisitions in the US. Partly in response to this, investors rejected a board pay deal earlier this year.However, GB, which processes some 210 million transactions each day for customers including Volvo, Barclays, IBM, HSBC and Lego, is in a structural sweetspot. Demand for its services looks set to rise alongside the proliferation of sophisticated fraud.Gross margin has remained a steady 71 per cent over the past two years, and Charles Brennan, analyst at Jefferies, concludes "that the slowdown in growth at GB is more cyclical than structural. For the patient, improving growth should be rewarded with a material re-rating."The stock is trading on a price to earnings ratio of 13, while its larger rival, Experian, changes hands at 23 times price to earnings.GB has transformed since it launched in 1989 as a business that checked customers' names and addresses for catalogue shopping companies, and its relevance now looks unparalleled.There remains a chance of a takeover bid at GB from a different private equity firm or a software giant. "While the costs of financing have increased, PE firms are still active and have equity to deploy. There is nothing in the [GB] share price for this," says Andrew Ripper, analyst at Liberum. Buy.
Posted at 20/7/2023 06:16 by hotfinance14
2023 AGM Statement

GBG (AIM: GBG), the experts in digital location, identity verification and fraud prevention software, will hold its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") today at 10am at its registered office in Chester, UK. Shareholders are invited to attend the meeting in person to engage and share views with the Board of Directors.

At the AGM, Richard Longdon, Non-Executive Chair, will make the following statement:

"As reported in our full-year results announcement on 15 June 2023, FY23 was a year of continued strategic progress as GBG reported its highest-ever revenue and adjusted operating profit, supported by contributions from the businesses acquired in the previous year alongside strong delivery in Location and Fraud. Group revenue and profit in FY23 was lower than expected at the start of the year, largely due to significant macro uncertainty and challenging post-pandemic conditions in certain end markets, primarily impacting our identity business in the Americas.

While there has been no material change in market conditions, we continue to expect some gradual revenue acceleration in the latter part of the year and to achieve our FY24 profit and cash generation expectations assisted by a group-wide focus on efficiency. We remain focused on cash generation and repayment of debt and are pleased with the improvement in our current net debt position to £90.9 million, prior to the payment of the final dividend, which is subject to shareholder approval at today's meeting.

Looking to the future, the Board is confident GBG is well-placed to benefit from attractive structural growth in our markets. The increasing proliferation and sophistication of fraud through the advent of generative AI reinforces the need for customers to adopt multi-layered identity solutions. This presents a long runway of opportunity for GBG to capitalise on the breadth of its capabilities and global reach.

Our next scheduled trading update will be the pre-close trading statement in mid-October 2023."

ALL positive and the debt lowering significantly.
Posted at 18/7/2023 11:33 by seanyboy
The bottom line is how are GBG fixed going forward? their recent mistake-riddled past is clear for all to see but it is past and any signs on Thursday that the monkey is off the shoulder would be welcome news and create a platform for the share price to head north
Posted at 17/7/2023 17:49 by expleaseme
From the annual report and accounts to March 2023 I can see that options over 354k shares to the CEO (issued in prior years) lapsed as the EPS growth and TSR target were not fully achieved. I would suggest that the option awards outstanding over a further 400k options (share match award scheme) will probably be adversely affected by performance to date and will also lapse.

FYI - Performance criteria for the Share Match Plan are set out below and have been the same/similar for a number of years.

Not saying this excuses the current awards and performance but might explain that the CEO has lost out as he used his bonus in prior years to buy shares at market rates in order to get the share match awards - he's lost not only his investment in GBG shares (would have purchased between £4-£8 per share) but also the loss of the option awards.

Remco thinking is always to take action to incentivise and consider what has been lost and see if this can be made up in some way.

I would also suggest that the Remco chair would have met with major investors to check and balance the award rationale with them in order to avoid potential vote against the RemCo report at the current AGM.

Share Match Award Criteria (Page 88 of the 2023 Annual Report):

The share matching awards were subject to a three-year adjusted EPS compound annual growth performance condition with vesting. 75% of the share matching awards were subject to a three-year adjusted EPS compound annual growth performance condition and 25% to TSR vesting requirements. The EPS element vested on a sliding scale from 25% if 8% EPS CAGR is achieved over three consecutive financial years with full vesting being applied where a level of 15% EPS CAGR is achieved. In terms of the portion of the award subject to the TSR measure, 25% of the award vests at median performance against the peer group (FTSE 250) and 100% of award vests at upper quartile, i.e. the 75th percentile.

At the time of this report, based on GBG’s EPS performance and TSR, neither award has vested.
Posted at 08/9/2022 14:57 by seanyboy
It is a hard one to call how the share price will shape up with the deadline offer date still a few weeks away. No doubt if offer was removed share price would tank - to where depending on market conditions but lest we forget the share price was hovering at around 430p just around two weeks ago! I am loathe to sell any of my GBG shares but I did just that ie approx 33% of my substantial holding. It was hard not too with such a sudden acceleration in the share price & with the daily doom & gloom in the broader depressed market. Plus I needed some cash flow for travels. However I am confident that over time GBG will keep on accelerating - offer or no offers - and that they remain a solid growth stock!
Posted at 06/9/2022 17:10 by marktime1231
Yes it feels too soon to see the benefit of GB Group's bold acquisition in to the US market, but I guess the slide in cable means the GBG share price looks dirt cheap if it already wasn't.

And yes I am in to this up to £9+ when some of the insiders sold off, so it had better be a great offer, clock ticking to 4 Oct. (edit - no, actually my highest price was a rebuy at 850p having sliced some at 940p.)

No I can't find any press speculation, this is GTCR's stable ...

Funnily enough I was feeling grumpy last week that none of my speculative stakes had enjoyed a boost from a take out; oh well.

Worth a speculative add or should we wait and see?
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