Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ncc Group Plc LSE:NCC London Ordinary Share GB00B01QGK86 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  4.50 2.13% 215.50 216.50 217.50 217.50 210.50 211.00 615,029 16:35:01
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 250.7 17.8 4.9 44.0 599

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
22/6/2018
13:05
Loading the BoD with people who don't understand business is normally bad for tech co
blueblood
22/6/2018
10:41
As an ex employee I’m hearing many stories. It’s a shame to see a business that once had large swathes of its key employee base with large amounts of tenure churn staff in a way it’s never seen before.
jajc1
21/6/2018
18:14
2lbI heard the same from a reliable source when he was appointed. One of the reasons I sold out this week as I felt it was time to bank the profit. Still I bet NCC will become a TO target at some point.
seans66
21/6/2018
16:48
Sadly the Board and Senior Management here no longer know how to steer the ship and as a result it is floundering in a buoyant market. They are rightly avoiding any further acquisitions as the chaos of the previous M&A splurge still needs to settle Very very strange appointment as CEO - a bloke who not all that many years ago was just your standard BDM in the field. Chairman is a total loon with no clue about the nuts and bolts of how NCC works. Agree with the comment that previous NEDs should be held accountable for lack of decent governance and dodgy new appointments.
2lb
21/6/2018
15:35
New CEO has had zero public presence. Character bypass.
jerseyman1
21/6/2018
13:08
I only know what my friends say, that hes invisible, doesn't seem to know what to do to head up a business such NCC. The company was a great place to be and was a really good place to be which was some of why why it was so successful, we can only hope that something happens to return it to the days before I moved but it is unlikely with the people who are left there. Its noticeable that Tenner wouldn't even work his notice like all other finance people always did. No class. Im surprised more of the current staff haven't commented on the board as plenty still have shares and are so fed up with them.
ynwa1
20/6/2018
21:49
That sounds very sad and depressingI knew a number of the previous Board socially and from other businesses, and although RC could be a bit flash, Paul Mitchell and Felicity Brandwood were good people. Her husband is a very good commercial lawyer too.I will see what the results bring and try and read between the lines to decide what I do with my shares. It's such a vibrant market you have to think that will drag this business forward irrespective of what appear to be sub par managers now in place.Interesting you don't mention the current CEO.....
jerseyman1
20/6/2018
21:12
I worked in the UK Head office for a number of years. I am a shareholder from the SAYE schemes over all the years I was there and never sold, its my only investment. I know many people there in Escrow, Finance, IT and legal, but the long servers and talent all are leaving. According to my friends Tenner simply killed the culture with Board and Stone made it even worse with his ego and obnoxious way about him. Who ever recruited him in to a people business clearly doesn't understand what NCC is about. Calling previous management is simply unprofessional and shows the low quality of him, especially as he has done nothing. Staff just can't believe what he comes out with. The old team back to when there was Paul E and Felicity turned the Company in to something and it could be again but not with him. He and Tenner should respect that the majority of the senior and best people backed that team 100% and do not back them. Shame, I will probably sell when the results are out.
ynwa1
20/6/2018
20:35
I have sold my entire stake this week. Agree something seems not right, but good luck to existing holders. Sometimes it good to take a profit & i have had these they bought out ACM.
seans66
20/6/2018
17:57
ynwa you appear to have some detailed knowledge here. I agree that Stone is full of words and attitude designed to show his self importance, and have felt so from his first interaction with shareholders about this time last year. I understand that he has not implemented many of the initiatives he stated as being planned in his recruitment process. Sounds like a classic consultant, looks good on paper but no real substance. I am interested in your take on the CFO Tenner, who, only seen him in web presentations, seemed sensible and grounded. His departure may fit the flouncy attitude you mention re the CEO job. And then there is the new CEO.....can't remember his name which probably says it all! Underwhelming to say the least.So from August we will be left with The Ego as Chairman and The Ghost as CEO.....not inspiring. Let's see what the results show in July, and will take a view then over my, just in the money, holding.I just wonder if the previous team of Cotton and Mitchell were so bad after all.....despite what Stone has publicly said and implied about them. At least there was news flow and deals to spark things up and they did have an IT background....this lot are as interesting as watching paint dry.
jerseyman1
20/6/2018
17:06
The drive in the business was replaced by a showboating consultant Chairman and power crazed beancounter who has no commercial experience, the former NEDs should be embarrassed at what they caused. No people skills will mean talent is pouring out of the business whist the strategic consulting exercise has delivered nothing but catch phrases. Growth will be due to the levels of write offs made last year. The CEO is invisible as is their press presence.
ynwa1
20/6/2018
16:20
For a company in the fastest growing of industries NCC seem to score endless own goals and undermine investor confidence. Recent business performance has been a shambles and a reflection of a chaotic boardroom. A CFO leaving unexpectedly is never a good sign and a reduction in share price today is an inevitable result. Too many egos on the Board and not enough men or women of substance.
boozey
20/6/2018
13:01
Very unpopular person (not as unpopular as "ego" Stone) with all staff. Rumour is all his senior team left and he lost control of trade debtors. Has a history of stropping off when not made CEO as at Scapa and is seen as a sale prevention officer with little commercial know how by the sales people. Escrow head is expected to be gone soon as well due to losing his team.
ynwa1
20/6/2018
07:58
Company trading in line and has great prospects. Looks good to me. Need a new up coming CFO next to take us forward
a2584728
20/6/2018
07:19
Usual inane platitudes combined with the CFO's very short tenure - material risk - massage results up this year, big bath next? Of course, IMHO.
7ran5ac710n
20/6/2018
06:41
rivaldo, I assume everyone expected him to move on and from what I can see he did a good job; I would be pleasantly surprised if the replacement is in post by the end of August and let's hope some handover can be organised.
cerrito
20/6/2018
06:17
Good to see the CFO is leaving on amicable terms, and with sufficient time in hand to hand over to the new appointee. But more to the point, there's also hidden in the RNS these encouraging comments about trading and outlook: "I leave behind a business which is in good shape and with excellent prospects." The Board confirms that the Group continues to trade in line with its expectations and will report Preliminary Results for the year ending 31 May 2018 on 17 July 2018."
rivaldo
16/6/2018
10:51
Wish I had a 150 average! Can see a long-term improvement, but reckon it'll go down before it goes up - will see what these year-end results bring and be ready to sell out on the downslide. If at all I'll get back in before the next year's results but even that may be too soon. And who knows what the market will look like by then.
muddyw
08/6/2018
10:42
I am still a bull here and keep adding below 200p. My first tranche was 190 I then bought just over 110p so have quite a nice average now. Still think that durability will make this company great again
a2584728
29/5/2018
19:36
I'm not sure about your timelines Rich? The company was privatized almost 20 years ago (1999) and performed well ever since - it was FTSE 250 a couple of years ago. It's only about a year ago when it 'lost it's way' due to a couple of profit warnings that led the market to freak out and the board to follow suit. hxxps://www.nccgroup.trust/uk/about-us/what-we-do/history/ The client base hasn't changed in 20 years, but being the only UK company offering Escrow (for example) has. If anything they'll find it harder than ever to deliver organic growth now, even before they lost their leadership and replaced it with Jerseyman's favourite consultant and a CEO the market didn't seem impressed by. The share-price crash necessitated drastic action, and other than changing the CEO, I haven't seen the results of any. This is what has me worried in the short, medium and long term!
muddyw
28/5/2018
13:31
muddyw, I got in at 190P so I am ahead even if not by too much. I suppose in that position I am probably able to be more relaxed than someone who is still under water. Forgive me if everybody already knows this, but this company was originally the state owned National Computing Centre, primarily known in the past for its escrow business. I think that because of that it will have a stable base of blue chip clients. The company has clearly lost its way since being privatised however with a sound balance sheet and an established customer base I think the medium to long term potential is good.
richjp
28/5/2018
10:39
The (still Executive) Chairman came in acting like a typical consultant, slagging off the previous management and claiming he could see the way forward. Unfortunately for all concerned, unlike consultants generally, he is still there and has to implement his prescription for turning it around. I hear that he "looked good on paper" but has failed in a number of his promises. As I have nothing to give me evidence otherwise one of these failings may be the recruitment of what looks to be a reclusive CEO.I too will await the results and other information in July with my finger poised on the Sell button.
jerseyman1
28/5/2018
07:20
What did you buy in at Rich? Obviously the market over-reacted to the original profit warning, so if you got in at 90p, you're on to a winner. I've held for longer than that so still need the 250p ceiling to be broken to break even. PS - I wouldn't classify over a year as rushing into anything? They should have come up with a strategy in half that at the most (and the costs for all the 'experts' they needed to tell them what to do would have been included in the half year results). These year end results should demonstrate some increases in profitability (for the areas they still have), or at the very least the (apparently unaffected) Escrow division should start delivering the targets they've been missing year on year? I'd love to be surprised when the results come out, but as a long-term shareholder who's allergic to 'cutting their losses' I can't help but be concerned that the people brought in to 'save' the company don't seem to be having much effect!
muddyw
27/5/2018
17:48
I am reasonably happy with progress so far. I bought in to it as a recovery play and it is doing OK for me to date. I feel it can take a bit of time to figure out a new strategy in these situations and I would rather that they got it right than just go rushing in to new initiatives. If it can get to that broker target within the next twelve months that will do me nicely.
richjp
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