Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description Group Plc LSE:MONY London Ordinary Share GB00B1ZBKY84 ORD 0.02P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.60 0.23% 259.60 2,022,023 16:35:22
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
257.60 258.60 265.80 256.20 265.80
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 388.40 116.00 17.70 14.7 1,393
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18:43:14 O 5,364 259.60 GBX (MONY) Latest News

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09:20 Daily Update: Group Plc is listed in the Media sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker MONY. The last closing price for was 259p. Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 250.40p and a 12 week average price of 250.40p.
The 1 year high share price is 402.10p while the 1 year low share price is currently 210p.
There are currently 536,674,673 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 3,326,270 shares. The market capitalisation of Group Plc is £1,393,207,451.11.
1santino: One down,only Martin Lewis to go. Then,maybe,less of these massive share price drops. Although a opportunity to buy if one has confidence in the company.
billy_liar: Not cheap and if/when revenue falls there is no room for error in the share price. A HOLD at best, but I think you will find Simon Nixon knows better, and REDUCE may be the most sensible option at these levels. Each to their own though.
funkmasterp12: Numis flip-flopping again: Following further share price appreciation (predominantly re-rating) and now even ignoring our view of the Google threat, we believe MONY is over-valued. We believe a 20x/19x adjusted FY15/16 P/E is expensive: i) vs. its own historical one year forward average (14.5x, stdev 2.8x), ii) vs. forecast EPS growth (FY14-16 CAGR: 7.6% our est., 7.9% consensus), iii) vs. online listed peers (trading at 0.94x peer group P/E multiple vs. 0.78x average) and iv) vs. recent transactions (Esure recently paid 9.7x P/E for the 50% of GoCompare it did not own). We re-iterate our negative recommendation (downgrading from reduce to sell due to the price strength) and note that we would now have a negative recommendation at the current price, even if we thought there was no Google risk. Put simply, we think a c.20x P/E is the wrong multiple for a company with these current growth prospects and qualities. We think it is even more over-valued if you believe Google will at some point prove to be a disruptive competitor in the industry. Expensive vs. historical averages: MONY's average 1 year forward P/E since IPO has been 14.5x, with a 2.8x standard deviation. It is currently trading on c.20x. Moreover, during c.2/3 of its listed life it operated with a substantial net cash position(currently near flat), probably biasing up the historical average P/E by 1-2 P/E points. Expensive vs. forecast growth: Our FY14-16E EPS CAGR is 7.6% and consensus is 7.9%, putting the stock on a PE/g ratio of c.2.5x. Consensus estimates for Rightmove or Hargreaves Lansdown for example would put those companies on 1.75x/1.35x PE/gs. Expensive vs. online peers: Since IPO, MONY has traded at a c.22% P/E discount to the average P/E of online peers Rightmove, IG and HL. It is currently trading at just a c.6% discount. We think MONY is a lower quality business than this group, by virtue of being a transactional (rather than recurring fee driven) model and through a lower operating margin (lower margin of safety: MONY c.35% currently vs. peers c.64%).There is nothing inherently "wrong" with this model, we just do not think it is as valuable.
adelwire2: Gd to see share price on move upwards. Gd company but anyone aware of why this decent rise?
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isis: Standard Life UK Equity High Income Fund research update Heather Ferguson | Thu 17 July 2014 The UK Equity Income sector is one of the more popular areas for investment with our clients and for good reason - the sector has been among the best performing in the world over the past 5 years. A key objective of the Standard Life UK Equity High Income Fund, managed by Karen Robertson, is to find undervalued companies with earnings potential not fully recognised by the broader market. She feels ample opportunity remains, despite the UK market's strong performance over the last few years. She does not favour any particular sector, preferring to let her views of individual companies shape the construction of the portfolio. With a rapidly growing data business and a current dividend yield of 4%, Karen Robertson has initiated a position in The recovery of its Google ranking position has led to the website appearing higher in search results. This has resulted in increased traffic to the site which the manager believes will follow through to increased sales. She also recently added to the fund's holding of Dixons as it continues to win market share following the demise of Comet. Dixons has sold its underperforming assets and Karen Robertson feels there is potential to win further market share once the merger with Carphone Warehouse completes in August. The fund's holding in renewable energy developer, Infinis Energy, has acted as a drag on returns over the past 8 months - the share price suffered following concern on whether subsidies for new power generation technologies are sustainable. Esure, general insurer and owner of the Sheila's Wheels brand, detracted from returns over its holding period, as heightened price competition in the motor insurance market led to concern about company profitability. The manager subsequently sold the holding at a loss in November 2013.
fugwit: I think the multiple is about right at the moment, there is no doubt that Mony is a terrific business but core group growth has slowed even with the addition of MSE, fortunately the business verticals are better diversified these days and energy has been able to take up the slack. Marketing spend is due to increase 10% to nigh on £100m next year. Capex is going to double to circa £14-15m next year as well. These are not insignificant numbers. So with expected revenue of £238m for 2014 an increase of £13m versus extra costs of circa £24million performance may not be as rosy as many are expecting. Group margins are already under some pressure and 2014 figures are unlikely to help. On this basis I would not be surprised to see a decline in the share price over the shorter to medium term which would suit me fine as I still prefer cheap stock. Just my current thoughts.
dlewis1: Someone is dumping these shares. Yesterday 250k was sold and today 500k. I don't understand why it hardly moves the share price.
indiestu: Sapara,Interesting comments and indeed at first glance it does seem to be a massive dump into the close. However, thinking along slightly different lines. Considering the generally tight spread we see on MONY could it be the tip of an iceberg order to buy around 150? Could be if someone was trying to build a large position and would partially explain why the share price has dropped over the last few weeks to accommodate. That's a reasonable pay day for a lucky dealer. Takeover? On the other hand if someone was trying to sell that could be the last they want to move, who bought them? For sure they are not going to want to sell them cheaper than they paid. Or, is it a short position closing out which could be interesting. So, I'm not normally prone to make predictions but today could be a turning point for the share price. Remember this company is the still the best in class and people's attitude to money is changing in these more careful considered times. In the meantime there's a massive cash pile building that's going to pay increasing divs over the long term. A good hold for me. All pure speculation. Comments very welcome.
prokartace: Difficult to answer your question fugwit, as you know the further forward you look the less accurate the forecast. If you take an average growth rate over the next 3 years you get a 19% growth rate. In terms of valuation from this you could use the Price Earnings to Growth ratio. If we take the current price we get a forward PEG of 0.78 This implies that the share is cheap. A PEG of 1 implies a share price of 197p. In reality the growth rate for 2013 skews the figure and would suggest that the share should trade to 2014 growth rates, so using earnings of 11.49p and a forward PEG of 1 we are looking at a share price of 115p. As you can see, an inexact science at best share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange
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