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
  0.00 0.0% 214.50 214.50 215.00 - 0.00 00:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 270.5 14.8 3.6 59.6 665

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Reference the point on staff attrition, the 23% staff turnover will be a reflection, as much as anything else, of a known tight labour market in cyber security which is only going to get tighter in coming times. Talent working in the industry from the best sales people through to the greatest technical architects can name their price.

Smart companies will work hard to keep the cream of their talent with retention bonuses and share options.

No customer wants to see a new account manager knock on their door every time they call NCC. I would describe the typical account manager from NCC - and I have met a lot - as at best mediocre. Quality talent, paid a premium, would yield better results and do a lot for the customer satisfaction index.

Jerseyman1 - A fair assessment I think - thank you.
The share price is only back to where it was about a month ago and I see today's rise as a relief rally on finding things more or less as hoped for then. Equally, I don't see a lot to go for in the near future (barring unpredictable corporate actions) given its already fairly generous p/e in a favoured sector.
It is supported by its growth rate which should continue, and a creditable margin improvement which may or may not continue given its dependence to some extent on external factors such as fx and competition. Cash generation is also rreassuring.
Steady progress leading, as you suggest, to eventual takeover is probably a reasonable expectation. However, any further setbacks on the road may incur harsh market judgement.

Just watched the results presentation. Firstly big improvement as no sign of Chris Stone speaking. Despite what has been said by several, including me, Palser was much better than last year, had some clarity and vision, but still delivers in a cross between scholarly and louche manner. Despite dislike for Tenner on here I like him, but can see why he is off.Results wise clearly an improvement virtually everywhere, especially cash generation. But the results are the most adjusted I can recall in any public company, it would be nice to have less ISI and adjustments, with a straight flow from EBITDA to PBT. Market reaction strikes me as a bit excitable, can't see why it justifies 10% share price rise, but I will take it. Going forward 10% seems a modest and achievable organic revenue growth target, which combined with continuing, albeit more modest margin growth should have a substantial effect on PBT or whatever adjusted profit measure is in vogue next year.Much comment on here re staff turnover, which seems high to me at 23%, but only up from 21% last year. But the more senior staff become the more you have to pay them so maybe not too bad a thing provided there is a recruitment engine, rather like the Big 4 accountants who churn staff more than this. Understandable angst from former and soon to be former staff, but in the big picture of the projects get done adequately at lower cost with less experienced staff so be it.So, I'll stay for a while, looks like a year or two more recovery and then takeover at £4 a share.....
As an ex employee and share holder I would have liked to have seen something more on how they will address what I always viewed as their major issue which was how to keep the sausage machine churning out high volume Assurance numbers whilst presenting a unified and strategic value proposition to their impressive client base. Many clients would have 4-6 "Account Managers" each selling a particular silo. They had attempted to address this several times but back pedalled when it impacted the Assurance volume, despite warning to RC that there was little head room left to fill the bucket with Pen Testing. I cannot see that cross selling into their base between Assurance and Escrew will work as its a totally different business with totally different decision makers within their customers. Whilst I always found Roger Rawlinson to be uninspiring, his resignation as one of the few on the inner circle of the previous management team, is likely to see others follow who have been a big part of the past success. In my opinion it appears that some decent & solid progress is being made by people who are not married to the old model that got them to where they were but had been exhausted and who were unable to take them to the next level.
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Yep, impressive share price jump today, but not fully justified, IMHO. So they are back in profit after a loss last year, and have a new finance director; but so what? Work reviews on NCC are mixed, and not that good. Management don't seem to be as good as perhaps one would like. They are in a growing field of business but have plenty of competition.

I said last month, I sold a chunk at a profit, and kept some, as much for a takeover as anything else. On balance, I'm staying with that. If the price drops back below say, 200p, I may buy a few back: but I'm not going to rush in at this time.

Maybe other holders may want to take some profits on today's rise (or trim losses/exposure)?

What a great set of numbers and a fine appointment. Should get us back to the heady heights of 300p plus
N+1 Singer synopsis ( Https:// ) NCC Group has released its final results for the year to May’18. Revenue is slightly below our expectations however improved utilisation of professional consultancy staff has resulted in an improvement in gross margin, offsetting the revenue shortfall. Adj. EBITDA of £42.5m is slightly ahead of our forecast. Good working capital management resulted in strong cash generation, with net debt at May’18 of £27.8m. This will reverse slightly in the current year as the FOX - IT deferred consideration (c. £10.m) was paid post the year end
I saw that as well about the new recruit, ED and let's hope that he is a better CFO for the experience
Really difficult to decipher the accounts. More exceptional items even though last year looks like it was kitchen sinked, changing allocation of costs to the divisions, I am struggling to work out whether these numbers are good or bad.

Tenner seems to have spent more time fiddling with technical accounting changes than focus on the commercial performance of the business. New guy has to be better than that.

New CFO doesn't seem much of a catch. Left Findel in April 2017 within a week of them announcing a £29m provision for "flawed financial service products", and doesn't seem to have had s proper job since.
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SH isnt a boardmember and is not Steve boughton. Never heard of Steve either. More graduates are starting soon so thatll keep the headcount up.
RR leaving at this stage is not good news, I would guess SH is Steve Boughton? Looks like he was brought in by the CEO, both ex QuinetiC & NSL group which was sold.......
Alot of shares traded today.

Forgive my ignorance but who is SH? Can't see anyone with those initials shown in the senior management section of the website.

I think RR is the last of the "old guard" so somewhat symbolic if he has decided to call it a day.

Always a danger in having a completely new team at the helm of a company with a large proportion of long service employees.

Clearly all is not well at the Board table...........

As ex employee and share holder from SAYE schemes I’ll be seeing what happens tomorrow and more than likely sell all my holdings.
As fivecents said these are long standing issues. When Rob Cotton was in charge these issues were kept hidden. When Brian took over and the strategic review happened they got more known. And when Adam took over things got worse. I dont know about jennifer, dont know who she is or what she is doing.

The big problem is all the directors are scared of the director of security consulting (SH) so they go along with what he wants to do. And SH goes along with the board in order to keep them happy.

Roger leaving hasnt been made public yet.

Maybe he realised what GDPR truly is...
Roger Rawlinson resigned on Friday
Very long standing issues, ask anyone in the industry about the "sausage factory". Good luck to Jennifer.
With the appointment of Jennifer Duvalier in April as nob-exec, who's expertise is in people & culture strategies, I'd hope the internal issues would improve.

Preliminary results tomorrow will give us an indication, we need some positive news if this share is to get out of the doldrums.I am a long term holder here and dismayed by the downward 'progress' of the share price. Recent board appointments have not impressed so far and the sudden departure of the CFO is worrying.

2LB (1733)Used to work for an IT Plc years ago. CEO had the same idea of sending 'everyone' on a jolly at a Golf Club - 4 weeks later the Administrators were brought in...
Are these issues new due the new management or has this been there for a while.
We have a major problem hiring new people. Experience hires know that ncc is the sweatshop version of assurance and know that you have no life and are always away from home. New hires don't know what ncc is like but take 6 months to train who either leave for more money, or don't make it through the training due to lack of leadership. Im meant to be an associate and work parttime hours but Im now doing a 65 hour week.
Interesting post above from someone actually in the Assurance division. Thanks for the input. Final results to be announced next Tuesday, 17th July 18.
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