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17/10/2019
09:20
Globaldata Daily Update: Globaldata Plc is listed in the Media sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker DATA. The last closing price for Globaldata was 830p.
Globaldata Plc has a 4 week average price of 817.50p and a 12 week average price of 797.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 880p while the 1 year low share price is currently 565p.
There are currently 102,236,422 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 2,658 shares. The market capitalisation of Globaldata Plc is £848,562,302.60.
29/7/2019
10:12
littleredrooster: We look forward to the second half of 2019 hTTp://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/globaldata-DATA/share-news/GlobalData-PLC-Unaudited-Interim-Report/80413417 GlobalData PLC Unaudited Interim Report 29 July 2019 GlobalData Plc Unaudited Interim Report For The Six Months Ended 30 June 2019 "Revenue growth drives further margin improvement" Financial Highlights -- Enhanced visibility on revenue, improved margin and strong operating cash flow. -- Group revenue increased by 18% to GBP88.5m (2018: GBP75.0m). -- Organic revenue growth (1) of 10%. -- Deferred revenue (7) increased by 15% to GBP77.2m (30 June 2018 restated: GBP67.2m), which represented 13% organic growth. -- Adjusted EBITDA(2) increased by 53% to GBP22.3m (2018: GBP14.6m), with margin of 25.2% (2018:19.4%). -- Adjusted profit before tax(4) increased to GBP19.4m (2018: GBP12.6m). Statutory profit before tax of GBP5.2m (2018: loss GBP4.2m). -- Cash flow from continuing operations increase of 97% to GBP34.1m (2018: GBP17.3m). -- Interim dividend increase 43% to 5.0 pence per ordinary share (2018: 3.5 pence). Operational Highlights -- Our financial results demonstrate our progress towards becoming a world leading data and analytics business, with a proven business model. -- Continued product investment has focused on an enhanced user interface and integration of additional data sets and tools within our multi-industry platform, to give our clients a richer experience with greater insight. -- Integration of the Research Views businesses has been successful and our shift to a single product platform and centralised operating model is now complete. Mike Danson, Chief Executive Officer of GlobalData Plc, commented: "The first half results reflect the product development and integration since the acquisition of Research Views in April 2018. Our vision of creating a differentiated world-class product, that is integral to professionals across the world's largest industries, has been consistent throughout our development. We look forward to the second half of 2019 in which we expect to further leverage the GlobalData platform, and we do so on the back of some very encouraging metrics in the first six months. Our results demonstrate the focus we have placed on our business model fundamentals and show the Group at an inflection point with further accelerated growth and margin improvement expected across the medium term."
24/6/2019
22:05
littleredrooster: $100bn European listing and the wrong envelopes were dispatched to shareholders. hTTps://www.ft.com/content/daa5ddc2-942d-11e9-b7ea-60e35ef678d2 South Africa’s Naspers postpones planned $100bn European listing Administrative error forces group to delay Dutch move until September Joseph Cotterill in Johannesburg June 21, 2019 South Africa’s Naspers delayed its planned $100bn European listing of global internet assets, which includes a large stake in China’s Tencent, after the wrong envelopes were dispatched to shareholders. Johannesburg-listed Naspers said on Friday that it would postpone listing what is likely to be Europe’s biggest consumer internet group until September, following the administrative error by an external service provider. The listing on the Euronext Amsterdam, a landmark in the rise of Africa’s most valuable listed company as a global investor, was originally scheduled for July 17. Naspers, which also announced results for the year ending in March on Friday, said that the outside company mixed up names and addresses on circulars sent to shareholders ahead of a meeting this month to consider the listing. “This could in some cases lead to confusion” and the company has delayed the meeting to August “so as to allow all shareholders equal opportunity to fully consider the circular and resolution,” Naspers said. The listing is aimed at reducing a significant discount in Naspers’ share price that is being driven by the sheer size of its investment in Tencent, which it has held since 2001. The company’s 31 per cent stake in the Chinese gaming giant — of which it sold a portion last year — has pushed its value to about a quarter of the Johannesburg stock market. South African investors have been forced to sell the stock to cut down on concentration risk as a result. Naspers plans to retain about 75 per cent of the vehicle, which has been named Prosus, the company said on Friday. It will also include assets such as Russia’s mail.ru and India’s Swiggy as well as internet classifieds. The free float of about 25 per cent will be offered to shareholders and is also likely to be snapped up by European investors as the company will enter major stock indices. Prosus will have a secondary listing in Johannesburg. Naspers increased trading profits by 10 per cent to $3.3bn during the 12 months ending in March, a year in which it spun off its African pay-TV arm, MultiChoice, in Johannesburg. “Naspers enters the 2020 financial year as a fundamentally different group, with virtually all revenues now generated from online activities, and is well positioned as a global consumer internet group,” the company said. The group invested more than $3bn during the period as it expanded segments including classifieds, food delivery and payments. Naspers reported $6.3bn in cash after it reduced its Tencent stake for the first time ever last year, and sold a stake in India’s Flipkart.
17/6/2019
22:40
littleredrooster: Well, this is also nice. Jun 17 16:30 Globaldata PLC Share price change +60.00p % change 8.60% Share price 760p Market Cap £777.0m http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/globaldata-DATA/share-price
04/9/2018
23:58
littleredrooster: hTTps://techcrunch.com/2018/09/04/amazon-strikes-1-trillion-market-cap-4-weeks-after-apple-did-the-same/ Amazon strikes $1 trillion market cap, 4 weeks after Apple did the same TechCrunch - 7 hours ago Amazon just joined the exclusive $1 trillion club (briefly). The e-commerce behemoth jumped above a trillion dollar market cap on Tuesday during intraday trading. Its share price hit an all-time high of $2,050.27 earlier this morning bringing its value above the massive, yet meaningless, milestone. The share price is bouncing around and is currently sitting a few million below the number but the share price will inevitably rest above the number soon enough. Amazon, founded in 1994 with the lofty ambitions of taking on Borders and Barnes and Noble, has completely rewritten the rules of retail in the past couple decades as it has aggressively moved to build a massive logistics engine to power all sorts of e-commerce needs for a consumer base emboldened by the shift to mobile. This news is all the more notable because it follows Apple’s ascent to the same milestone just a few weeks ago. The two tech behemoths may have been able to find the same value to shareholders, but while Apple has relied on its ever-evolving consumer hardware business and line of services to support its devices, Amazon has locked onto the country’s capitalistic infrastructure both in moving atoms as it ships billions of items worldwide and bits with its AWS platform. While Apple’s market cap growth over the past year has been near a staggering 40 percent, Amazon has been even more of a value rocket ship. As of Tuesday, its market cap represented nearly 110 percent year-over-year growth. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is currently estimated to be worth around $166 billion, which is about $70 billion north of Bill Gates’s worth in the #2 wealth position, so he’s doing alright I guess. https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/04/technology/amazon-1-trillion/index.html
02/8/2018
11:12
littleredrooster: It's interesting that Facebook is concerned about the "costs of new data centres to support video initiatives". hTTp://citywire.co.uk/money/tech-managers-split-on-facebook-after-growth-shock/a1142941 Tech managers split on Facebook after growth shock Allianz Technology manager Walter Price cuts stake but AXA's Jeremy Gleeson says share price plunge an 'overreaction'. by Daniel Grote on Jul 31, 2018 at 14:31 "The issue is that costs of new data centres to support video initiatives and costs for improving the platform in content filtering and fake news removal are increasing faster than revenue." hTTp://techcompanynews.com/blackbird-wows-global-media-industry-by-delivering-workstation-experience-in-the-cloud/ July 27, 2018 Blackbird Wows Global Media Industry By Delivering Workstation Experience In The Cloud "By working in the cloud all the processing power needed to manage video is performed remotely – freeing businesses from the costs of investing in hugely expensive editing hardware and associated upgrade and maintenance expenses. Downloading and transferring huge volumes of video between workstations is also expensive, slow and frustrating. Working in the cloud on just the video content you need dramatically saves time and boosts productivity. Plus the nature of working in the cloud means that media teams can operate simultaneously on the same workflows and projects in real time. So as you can see, the cloud provides many huge benefits to organizations that manage video content and Blackbird is perfectly placed to meet those needs."
08/12/2017
13:58
littleredrooster: http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/globaldata-DATA/share-news/GlobalData-PLC-Acquisition-of-MEED-Media-FZ-LLC/76259190 GlobalData PLC Acquisition of MEED Media FZ LLC 08/12/2017 1:45pm GlobalData Plc is pleased to announce its agreement to acquire MEED Media FZ LLC ("MEED") from Ascential PLC for a cash consideration of $17.5m. MEED provides premium business information content with an industry focus on infrastructure and projects in the Middle East. The business services its growing client base principally through annual subscription contracts. Background to the Acquisition The acquisition of MEED supports the Group's strategy of expanding its premium subscription based services into global markets and adds a further vertical industry to the Group's offering. MEED has quality proprietary content and brings deep regional and sector expertise to the Group. For the financial year ended 31 December 2016, the revenues for MEED were $18.7m with an EBITDA of $1.7m and it had net liabilities of $1.7m, largely as a result of its deferred revenues. The cash consideration will be financed using the Group's existing bank facilities and the acquisition is expected to be earnings accretive in the first year of ownership. Commenting on the acquisition Bernard Cragg, Executive Chairman, said: "MEED gives the Group the opportunity to further expand into a key region and adds an additional industry vertical to our offering whilst maintaining our disciplined investment criteria of premium proprietary content and strong renewable subscription based revenues. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new colleagues to the Group and wish them every success for the future within GlobalData." About GlobalData Plc 4,000 of the world's largest companies make better and more timely decisions thanks to our unique data, expert analysis and innovative solutions delivered through a single platform. At GlobalData, our mission is to help our clients decode the future to be more successful and innovative. We are now one of the largest data and insights solution providers in the world.
12/9/2017
10:03
littleredrooster: companies with high capital spending tend to underperform http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/NASDAQ/AMZN/share-news/New-Amazon-Headquarters-Should-Alarm-WSJ/75624748 New Amazon Headquarters Should Alarm -- WSJ 12/09/2017 8:02am Dow Jones News By James Mackintosh This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (September 12, 2017). The list of warning signals for shareholders includes diversification into new industries, changes of business model, massive hiring programs, unfettered CEO power, distracted management, and high capital spending. But top of the list for many is the construction of a new headquarters. Hubris, meet Amazon.com. Amazon has achieved extraordinary feats, most notably in speed of expansion. It hired more than 30,000 people in the last quarter alone, and in the past three years has tripled its head count to 382,400. It appears to have managed this without a hitch, even as it spent billions of dollars on Hollywood productions, launched a hit gadget and ramped up its spending on research and development. Investors are betting that CEO Jeff Bezos will keep his magic touch, and that money plowed into expansion today represents big profits to be made some time in the future. History and human nature are against Mr. Bezos -- and may eventually prove a headwind for much of the rest of the market too. The lesson from the long term is that companies with high capital spending tend to underperform. Kenneth French, a professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, calculates that shares in the 30% of U.S. companies with the lowest investment returned six times as much as those with the highest investment since 1963. Human nature provides a story to back up the findings. CEOs like to expand (not coincidentally, CEOs of bigger companies earn more), like to chase new ideas (putting them on the front of popular magazines) and like to do what shareholders want (boosting the value of their stock options, at least in the short run). The three come together when a company or sector is in vogue, as shareholders give it cheap capital and cheer on plans for growth. Often it turns out that the premise for the expansion was mistaken, and much capital spending is wasted. Remember peak oil, the race to dig new mines to satisfy forecasts of endless emerging-market growth, or the vast overinvestment in shipping to prepare for global trade's inevitable expansion? Those early in the expansion are right to invest, but as more capital is deployed it can drive down prices and destroy the very opportunity shareholders hoped to exploit. Other times CEOs just fritter the money away, as in the dot-com bubble. If you exercise little control over management and actively encourage them to spend money as quickly as possible, you shouldn't be surprised if much of it is wasted. The rise and rise of Amazon has come as the patterns of the past seem to have been suspended. Since the start of 2009 the runaway success of big tech stocks and big dividend payers have helped companies with the most and least investment do well, while middling companies underperformed. Calculations by Goldman Sachs' chief U.S. equity strategist David Kostin suggest shareholders have shifted again in the past 18 months, rewarding capital spending with bigger share-price gains than for dividends and share buybacks. If it continues, CEOs will get the message and corporate investment will pick up. Amazon shareholders might argue that the company won't fall victim to misplaced capital spending because it is exploiting disruptive technology, investing in growth and spending heavily on R&D. If the past is any indication, these offer up only a glimmer of a hope. History offers plenty of examples of disruptive technologies leading to investment booms, but those caught up in the spending spree usually lose out horribly. The British "railway mania" of the 1840s is a classic example: money poured in from excited shareholders, railroad companies found ways to spend it and were rewarded with ever-higher share prices, until investors discovered just how much of the capital had been wasted. The winners were the broader economy and those who entered early or sold out in time. But much capital had to be written down as profits were competed away or overestimated. Investing in growth is more plausible. Academics have shown that higher R&D spending on average is followed by better stock performance than for companies with lower R&D spending. For this to justify further increases in Amazon's stock price means assuming investors are once again underestimating the future profits from its R&D spending. Given how hard it is even to work out how much the company is spending on R&D -- it is lumped in with "technology and content," where $5.5 billion was spent in total in the second quarter -- it's impossible to come up with a firm view of how well it is spent, or what profits might result. The share price might well be underestimating future products, but might equally be extrapolating the past successes of the web-hosting division or the voice-controlled Alexa device to unknown future products. Amazon expects to hire another 50,000 staff earning on average more than $100,000 a year at its second HQ over a decade and a half, adding $5 billion a year of pay to the more than $5 billion capital cost of "HQ2." Amazon shareholders betting on it bucking history have to hope that by the time HQ2 is completed the company has both grown enough to justify its vast scale and found a way to profit from all its capital and R&D spending.
01/8/2017
14:52
littleredrooster: I come to the party via IBG (shares possibly bought when IBG was valued at less than £1m). hxxp://www.azam.info/tmn-group-buy-ibg-affiliate-future/ IBG (Affiliate Future) sells to TMN for no premium Posted by Azam Editorial Team as Performance Marketing Some shareholders in IBG, parent company of AffiliateFuture, have expressed concern about the decision to effectively sell the network to direct marketing company TMN Group (formerly TheMutual.net). The reason is because the acquisition values each IBG share at a miserable 12.75 pence and the whole of IBG at a mere £9.84 million. This compares to a share price of 28 pence six months ago on 20 June, 2007 and talk of IBG shares looking to hit the 40 pence mark. “I think what has happened over the past 6 months is a bloody disgrace”, says a shareholder who goes by the name Omlaysause on the ADVFN.com stockmarket forums. “First off we get that ridiculous RNS saying we MAY have a problem with profits and then to say it could be effected for 2 years, which as we all know, killed the share price there and then. Coupled with the strategic review which turned out to be a complete waste of time. We are then told, don’t worry lads, we’ve got some great ideas and you’ll all reap the benefits if you stick around for the next 2 years. Then a few months later, do you know what, we’re just going to sell up with no benefit to the IBG shareholders in the deal, it’s a simple swap of IBG to TMN.” Most IBG shareholders have expressed similarly negative views on ADVFN.com as they’ve felt that, by selling when the share price is at its lowest point in years, and by selling without a premium, they’ve been let down. However, some of the biggest losses will be incurred by IBG Directors who hold substantial holdings in the company. As recently as 7 August 2007, Non-Executive Director Nicola Costa and CEO Maziar Darvish bought £99,755.84 of shares between them at around 16.5p. The buyout/merger ends a year which has seen a number of affiliate networks and what could be more or less described as affiliate companies come together. Examples of notable tie-ups include TradeDoubler and The Search Works, Buy.at and Lightstate, Linkshare and TrafficStrategies.com as well as CauseLoyalty.com and AffiliateFuture and NetFreeStuff. The two CEOs, Maziar Darvish and Mark Smith, are both astute businessmen and will have made the decision with the best interests of their ‘babies’ at heart: the greater size will bring cost savings and there will be the potential to cross-sell services. With email marketing companies always hungry for campaigns and with affiliate networks always desperate for means to market their advertisers, this could be the perfect marriage of convenience… even if there is discontent about the amount of dowry paid. You can read the full buyout/merger statement below: “TMN – Nil Premium Merger with IBG 14 December 2007 .... •TMN’s services include email and website marketing (TMN Media), full service digital advertising (EDR), online fieldwork solutions (iD Factor) and research analysis (ICD Research). For the year ended 30 April 2007, TMN reported revenue of £16.1 million and operating profit of £3.3 million. For the six months ended 31 October 2007, TMN reported revenue of £9.0 million, and headline profit before tax of £1.4 million.. •IBG’s operations are divided primarily into the following three divisions: AffiliateFuture (a Performance Marketing network), IBG Media (brokering traffic as well as publishing a variety of websites), and E-commerce (websites retailing product lines across several sectors within sports and lifestyle). IBG is today announcing its preliminary results for the financial year ended 31 October 2007, reporting revenue of £16.4 million, profit before share based charges, interest, taxation, depreciation, amortisation IFRS share based charges and movement in investments of £1.6 million, and profit before taxation of £0.92 million."
23/6/2017
12:08
littleredrooster: Amazon Web Services alone making almost 90% of operating profit in the first quarter http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/NASDAQ/WFM/share-news/Blind-Faith-in-Bezos-May-Sting-Investors-WSJ/75099223 Blind Faith in Bezos May Sting Investors -- WSJ 23/06/2017 8:02am Dow Jones News By James Mackintosh This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the US print edition of The Wall Street Journal (June 23, 2017). Investors think Jeff Bezos has the magic touch. Few companies other than Amazon.com Inc. could announce a nearly $14 billion takeover of a mature firm, give no details of why they are buying the very business model they're trying to disrupt, and have their market value rise by more than the takeover price. Since Amazon said last week that it would buy upscale grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc., multiple theories have circulated about what it is up to. Some think it is about convenience shopping. Some that it is about customer data. Some suggest logistics, the grocery supply chain, or an extra distribution channel for the company's growing range of own-brand electronics. Still others think Amazon hasn't really got a strategy yet. What all seem to agree on is that Amazon will make it work, and other grocers should be cowering in the their freezer cases. Amazon doesn't inspire the near-religious fervor found among Apple's true believers, but the online-shopping-to-movie-studio conglomerate does depend on faith, hope and charity. Faith in Mr. Bezos's inventiveness provides the essential underpinning for Amazon shares, while investors hope that he doesn't really think of the company as a charity to finance wacky new ideas. Amazon -- like Google and Facebook -- has a successful core business, pays little heed to shareholders and plows its spare cash back into expansion and research and development rather than dividends. In the 20 years since it listed, it has made a total of $5.7 billion in net income, more than half of that in the past two years. It has spent $64 billion on R&D in the same period, including $4.8 billion in the first quarter alone. Mr. Bezos set out his principles in 1997. "We will continue to make investment decisions in light of long-term market leadership considerations rather than short-term profitability considerations or short-term Wall Street reactions," he told shareholders. Investors have bought in to the idea that by not maximizing profit in the short term, Amazon can maximize profit in the long term -- even if, 20 years later, the long term still hasn't arrived. At most listed companies, the exact opposite is true, with management under constant pressure to boost dividends and buybacks. "It's become easier to invest as a private company than as a public company," says James Anderson, a partner at Edinburgh-based Baillie Gifford & Co., whose biggest holding is Amazon. "There's a small number of companies that appears permitted to do this, and it's very difficult for most other public companies." Holding shares in Amazon requires the belief that Mr. Bezos will find enough good investments to offset the mistakes -- such as cash Amazon put into Pets.com, the epitome of badly-thought-through dot-com bubble catastrophes. So far, just one of his successes would cover a lot of mistakes, with Amazon Web Services alone making almost 90% of operating profit in the first quarter. Investors also need to believe that eventually Mr. Bezos will start paying out some of the cash. The value of a company ultimately comes from future dividends -- and Amazon has yet to pay a cent. The long-term danger is that instead of paying dividends, the cash is wasted. History is littered with examples of chief executives indulged by shareholders who become so enamored of their own brilliance that they fritter away shareholder money on wasteful expansion. So far, the founders of the big tech stocks have mostly made good decisions, and while they aren't exactly humble, hubris isn't apparent either. But their secrecy -- on display again with the lack of explanation of the Whole Foods deal -- shows a degree of contempt for investors. The short-term danger doesn't involve Amazon, but its shareholders. Investors seem to have suspended disbelief. However brilliant Mr. Bezos is, it is extraordinary that he is able to launch a big takeover without offering any strategic or financial rationale. The same glass-half-full attitude was behind shareholder acceptance of nonvoting shares in Snap Inc.'s initial public offering. When doubt returns, as it always does, Amazon shares will suffer. In many ways, Amazon is an exemplar for investors. In most companies, shareholders should encourage more R&D spending, worry less about quarterly targets and tell managers to focus on the business, not the share price. In Amazon's case, the willingness to accept no explanation at all for a $13.7 billion purchase suggests faith has run too far.
23/5/2017
16:23
littleredrooster: My estimate is that an early investment in IBG has significantly outperformed Google but the real star has been Amazon, and I would expect that I have benefitted from the rise in the Amazon share price via my investment in a global technology fund (and probably other such collective investments). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/shares/amazon-20-shareholders-have-gained-49000pc-others-lost-94pc/ Amazon at 20: some shareholders have gained 49,000pc, others lost 94pc James Connington 20 May 2017 • 7:23am Investors who stuck with Amazon over the past two decades would have enjoyed a return of nearly 49,000pc, despite a 94pc collapse in its shares when the tech bubble burst at the turn of the millennium. This week marked the 20th anniversary of the online retail giant’s public listing. The stock has been “split” multiple times over its lifespan. Share splits involve investors being given, for example, 10 shares for each they already own. This dilutes the value of each share but prevents them becoming prohibitively expensive. Adjusting for share splits, Amazon closed its first day of trading on May 15 1997 at $1.96 a share, after a 30.5pc rise that day. Today the stock trades at $959. However, the ascent of Amazon's share price has not been smooth. During the 1999 tech bubble it hit a high of around $107 before collapsing to $6 by late 2001 - a 94pc loss. Many retail investors own Amazon through funds, as it has become a perennial favourite of professional investors who target growth. Of the 3,636 funds included in the classification system of the Investment Association, the trade body, 113 have Amazon as a top-10 holding, according to data service FE. A constant cause of concern for many investors is the company's valuation, and whether it can be justified. On a price to earnings (p/e) basis, it has repeatedly looked untenable. The p/e ratio measures share price relative to annual earnings per share. At times Amazon's p/e has registered in the thousands, and its average since 1997 is 236. Today it sits at 182 according to data service Bloomberg, compared with 23 for the wider US market. These valuations have not prevented the share price from rising, and many investors see Amazon as unique and almost impossible to imitate. The business is notoriously guarded in terms of explaining its investments - even to fund managers - but many investors believe in its ability to innovate and disrupt existing sectors to continue to deliver growth. hxxp://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/082715/if-you-had-invested-right-after-amazons-ipo.asp If You Had Invested Right After Amazon's IPO By Investopedia | Updated May 15, 2017 — 11:09 AM EDT "Today — May 15, 2017 — is the 20th anniversary of Amazon.com Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AMZN) initial public offering (IPO). Those in the investment industry know that Amazon has been a hot stock for quite some time. However, this was not always the case. When Amazon first went public in 1997, its stock was priced at just $18 per share. From that modest beginning, the online retail giant has seen its stock skyrocket, despite a rocky period during the dot-com crash. In fact, if you had invested just $100 in Amazon's IPO, that investment would have been worth $63,990 by close last Friday. On the 20th anniversary of its IPO, the stock price opened at $958.68, slightly under the all time high the previous week at $962. Hidden Growth It is clear from the figures above that even a modest investment in the company in 1997 would have turned into a healthy contribution to anyone's retirement savings. In fact, the stock has multiplied almost 491 times, using the split-adjusted close of $1.96."
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