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IDS International Distributions Services Plc

-3.80 (-1.66%)
12 Apr 2024 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
International Distributions Services Plc LSE:IDS London Ordinary Share GB00BDVZYZ77 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -3.80 -1.66% 225.40 1,615,264 16:35:29
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
225.80 226.20 235.40 225.80 235.40
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Business Services, Nec 12.04B -873M -0.9126 -2.48 2.16B
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:22:02 O 186 227.93 GBX

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13/4/202413:05Royal Mail / IDS1,284
24/11/202210:53Ideal Shopping-the IDEAL investment1,545
24/1/200508:10The Ideal investment for 2005-"cheaper than ASOS"315
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Posted at 14/4/2024 09:20 by International Distributi... Daily Update
International Distributions Services Plc is listed in the Business Services, Nec sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker IDS. The last closing price for International Distributi... was 229.20p.
International Distributi... currently has 956,567,218 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of International Distributi... is £2,163,755,047.
International Distributi... has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of -2.48.
This morning IDS shares opened at 235.40p
Posted at 11/4/2024 02:25 by 31337 c0d3r
Errrr.... So we collect 5 quid each time one of these is used???

Yes, double the price it was just 6 months ago.
Posted at 21/3/2024 13:45 by casholaa
I've pencilled-in results on 26 March but the ids website states 23 May??? What's on the 26th Mar???
Posted at 12/12/2023 12:12 by cwa1
Dec 12 - Shares of Royal Mail parent IDS IDSI.L were set for their biggest
one-day gain in over 3 years on Tuesday after BofA Global Research upgraded the stock to buy
from neutral, citing turnaround progress at Royal Mail (RM) and potential upside to consensus
"Recovery at RM is progressing steadily: a union agreement has been implemented and the
company is winning back volume share. We are encouraged by this and see the deal benefits
starting to impact the P&L meaningfully", BofA said. Its new price target of 335 pence implies a
35% upside.
Posted at 29/11/2023 21:24 by not my real name
RNS from 20 July 2023


International Distributions Services plc (IDS) today announces the appointment of Martin Seidenberg as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IDS. Under the revised structure, Martin will lead the IDS Group and set its strategic direction. He will be appointing CEOs for Royal Mail and GLS responsible for operational management of the two subsidiaries in due course.

That was the last announcement on the subject. Still waiting for 2 x new CEOs. He is effectively CEO of IDS, Royal Mail and GLS at this time.

Posted at 17/11/2023 11:09 by tuftymatt
I think the value of GLS alone is worth well more than the current share price.

Good luck all 👍🏻
Posted at 13/11/2023 08:21 by tuftymatt
As we move into peak season for parcel volume I had hoped for a bit of a lift in the share price. Looking at last years chart I see it came in December but not by much.

Hopefully peak goes well for IDS and we see this one start a push closer to 300 than 200 🤞🏻

Edit, I think todays fine news didn't help much either!!

Good luck all 👍🏻
Posted at 02/11/2023 19:10 by not my real name
Hi tuftymatt,

The general feeling around the business amongst the senior managers is that Royal Mail has indeed turned the corner and is now rapidly accelerating towards break even next year and profit the following year. The reason for todays' rise is, however, probably more to do with this reiterated BUY recommendation from Citigroup.

Good luck to all holders!


PS. Runs 3 & 4 now up and running with all teething problems sorted. Looking forward to April when 5 & 6 come on board.


Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C)

Analysts have reiterated their buy recommendation for shares in Royal Mail, which officially changed its trading name and ticker to International Distributions Services PLC (LSE:IDS) last month.

Citigroup analysts have lowered their target price, where they believe the company’s share price would create ‘fair value’ for shareholders, to £3.25 per share.

The current listed share price for International Distributions Services PLC (LSE:IDS) is 261.8p per share, as of Thursday mid-afternoon.

Analysts said they believe that pay increases will be offset by improvements in productivity, operations and network optimisation.

They analysed cost savings from seasonable contracts, reduced sorting hours and sickness rates.

Citigroup analysts estimate that the potential disposal value of the company’s real estate is worth about £240 million, given the network optimisation at Parcelforce and Royal Mail depots.

“We believe that c.10% of pay rises between 2022 and 2025 amounting to £400m will be more than offset by the proposed productivity, operational improvements, and network optimization,” Citigroup analysts said in a research note on Thursday.
Posted at 10/4/2023 22:46 by greygeorge
Post Office Ltd is no longer part of IDS, it was carved out over a decade ago, as I already stated. HOWEVER, Post Office Ltd is obligated under contract to offer IDS services and ONLY IDS services to the public. At a ridiculously reduced payment rate for parcels acceptance. The subpostmasters are expected, amongst other things, to segregate the mails into 1st and 2nd, tag and seal the bags with the corresponding label, and hand to the collections officer. Some of these mails bags get randomly labelled by the collections officer with a red X label so that IDS can check random samples and 'fine' Post Office Ltd for non-compliance. this is one small, but effective way in which IDS - parcels, especially - robs from the taxpayer-funded Post Office to reduce their own overheads, whilst ensuring they have the monopoly on parcels post mailed by the Great British public.

IDS's 'profitable' parcels business is built on theft from the taxpayer in the form of Post Office subsidies, as well as the work performed by Royal Mail employees in collecting, sorting and shifting a massive tonnage of parcels, disguised as 'mails logistics'. Yes, by all means, let's let Post Office Ltd offer the whole range of courier services available in the free market, and let RM concentrate on letters deliveries, and in return IDS will run its' parcels business on the same terms and under the same rules as every other courier.

Then let's see just how long IDS remains such a miraculous cash cow.
Posted at 29/3/2023 21:47 by not my real name
I do not see where this story about selling off GLS has come from. The company have clearly stated their plan would be to float GLS as a separate entity. Each IDS shareholder would be issue with 1 RNG and 1 GLS share for every IDS share held. Each company is already a separate legal identity under the banner of IDS holding company.

GSK did exactly that when they floated Haleon in June last year.

Under this scenario RMG would be effectively a dead duck but GLS (circa£400m annual profits) would be valued at around £4bn or £4 a share. That is why the IDS share price is not tanking when threats of insolvency are being bandied around.

The ideal scenario for shareholders would be to turn RMG into a £400m profit machine as well but if this is not possible...........second prize will do me!

Posted at 24/12/2022 13:19 by casholaa
When I look at the 5 year chart, it's pretty much showing what was in 2019, but it IDS and the general economic times, leave me with the impression that things are now worse than ever before. Am I the only one that thinks the IDS share price is well overpriced and doing that Wile E. Coyote stepping off a cliff moment???
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