Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
KCOM Group LSE:KCOM London Ordinary Share GB0007448250 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.50p +0.55% 91.00p 91.00p 91.25p 91.50p 88.75p 91.50p 24,399,615 16:29:47
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Fixed Line Telecommunications 349.2 88.7 14.0 6.5 466.42

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22/5/2017
18:11
Hopefully an overhang is being cleared. If so, and if the up coming numbers are half decent, we should be north of £1 in short order. I don't see the divi being pruned just yet.
lord gnome
22/5/2017
16:59
Largest daily volume for 6 years - no idea of the implication :)
toffeeman
22/5/2017
16:47
Still very interesting - but knowing it's a year old is surely relevant. Thanks Skinny.
grahamite2
22/5/2017
16:30
KCOM conversion to cloud-based service specialist continues July 2016.
skinny
22/5/2017
15:14
A date or link might be helpful.
grahamite2
22/5/2017
14:53
Septimus,this might be of interest: KCOM's expansion continues What a transformation it’s been over the past few years for KCom Group PLC (LON:KCOM). Since the onset of the global financial crisis the one-time Kingston Communications has changed its name, its strategy and even the nature of the infrastructure portfolio it owns. The result? – from a share price low of less than 12p hit in the doldrums of the 2008 bear market, the shares are now riding high at just over 110p, an increase of around 90%. Interestingly, 2008 was also the year that Bill Halbert moved over from a role as independent director and into the chief executive’s role. He describes the transformation the company has undergone in straightforward enough terms. “The business was originally a fixed-line telephony business,” he says. By a series of historical accidents it had managed to stay outside of the purview of British Telecom and was instead floated on the London Stock Exchange by Hull City Council during the dotcom boom. It then had to adapt itself to the rapidly changing world of the internet, which it did with mixed success. “What it then did,” continues Halbert, “was attempt to move up the value chain. That’s an undertaking very few companies succeeded in, but when I joined in 2006 that was what it had tried to do – it had created a national network and made a raft of IT acquisitions.” Then came the financial crisis. “By the time we got to 2007 and 2008 we were deep into slowdown,” says Halbert. “Lehman Brothers was our biggest customer. The business was in a bit of a crisis and there was a need in larger terms to figure out just what should this business be?” Then came the key realisation. “What was clear was that it should not be a telco,” says Halbert. “And happily when you looked at the various assets within KCOM you could see that there was a set of capabilities that if you could put them together would put the company in the right place – into IP and cloud-based services.” The aspiration that KCOM would be the owner and operator of a national telecoms network was abandoned. The traffic on the KCOM network was made over to BT in what at the time was the biggest wholesale deal BT had ever done. Subsequently, a buyer then came in for the network itself in the shape of CityFibre, which offered £90 mln in an all-cash deal. With a little bit of a boost from subsequent trading, that transaction has allowed KCOM to clear all of its debt and to emerge at the end of the financial year to March 2016 with net cash of £7.4 mln. The business which has emerged has two strands. There’s the remaining internet service provider type business centred around Hull and, more broadly, Yorkshire. Significant investment in new fibre-optic capabilities here is ongoing. And there’s the cloud-based system integration business, in which KCOM is partnered with industry giants like Cisco, Amazon and Microsoft. Here, Halbert offers a key business insight. “It’s all very well,” he says, “automating systems and processes inside big companies. That can result in significant cost savings and be a useful exercise in itself. “But you can only create value,” he says, “by interacting.” So, for example, cloud-based contact centre solutions are offered to HMRC in one of KCOM’s biggest ever contract wins, that allow HMRC to communicate with massively increased volumes of callers at peak times in the tax year. “Our vision,” concludes Halbert, “is to create an asset-light, IP cloud-based company that will be a new world disruptive challenger to the big IT and systems integration companies. And the market is just waking up to us as an organisation to watch.” Share Alastair_55b0a5ec88c28.jpg Alastair Ford   
gretel1921
22/5/2017
14:53
8 posts in a day! I thought it must have broken the £1 mark or something.
grahamite2
22/5/2017
14:29
Now the 9 million shares have been sold. Maybe they're different ones!
dogwalker
22/5/2017
13:54
Septimus, I think it was the fact that their legacy business was shrinking much faster than anticipated and their new business was growing slower than ecxpected
raysor
22/5/2017
12:28
Well, that RNS explains one of the 4.5m purchases.
grahamburn
22/5/2017
11:28
Majority of the trades are automatic. Hoovering anything up that becomes available?
septimus quaid
22/5/2017
11:14
SQ - I suspect it was the interim results on 29 November.
rcturner2
22/5/2017
11:01
9 mln shares they know something, divi prob not going to be pruned and if their is no gov golden share, could put kcom in play...wont take much buying some brokers are rec to 150 per share..
cityconindex
22/5/2017
10:42
I hold these but do not study them much (probably because I'm in profit and they pay a steady away dividend) but can anybody just provide a quick reminder of what happened last Nov/Dec to cause such a (seemingly permanent?) fall in value? Current yield looks a tad high at 6.5% (with last year's divi only covered by a small margin, x1.28). Presume divi is not sustainable and is due a pruning? Interim results coming up in a couple of weeks (02/06/17)
septimus quaid
22/5/2017
10:33
Interesting large-scale purchases this morning..... 9 million shares , plus.
dogwalker
11/5/2017
13:57
Looking better.
skinny
11/5/2017
13:57
Needs to break 95 and retest and then establish that as support.
toffeeman
11/5/2017
11:00
Results not until June 6 I think. It would be nice to see some of the big fall at the end of last year recovered, but with this dividend I could live with it if the price stayed flat.
grahamite2
11/5/2017
10:46
Seems there is some modest buying to make the MM move KCOM forward, if they produce some modest increase when their figures are released it may be very positive. The MM know this and want to spoil the party seem your point warranty about the dividend is making an impact..
cityconindex
07/4/2017
22:06
There is though something to be said for having such a safe share in a long term portfolio for the dividend alone. Let's face it, they're never going to shoot the lights out Capital growth wise but this looks a pretty good entry point for non holders.
warranty
04/4/2017
08:39
If it gets too cheap and starts a buyback then there could be a jump, or a takeover. It's management has shown no catalyst/imagination in driving the buisness forward. Stuck in a rut.
cityconindex
30/3/2017
12:20
Hang in there and collect the diffi !!
gretel1921
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