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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Rpc Group Plc LSE:RPC London Ordinary Share GB0007197378 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.80p -0.10% 789.60p 789.40p 790.00p 790.60p 789.40p 790.20p 755,255 16:35:27
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Industrials 3,747.7 316.6 61.6 12.8 3,212.64

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
16/5/2019
09:58
gettingrichslow, Sorry, only just seen your response in #3602. I think that RPC was sold too cheaply. I don't think that the fact the bid succeeded proves that view is 'wrong' or that I have a closed mind. It more likely reflects the situation of the institutions by whose decisions we are bound, what their cost price was and whether they want to crystalise a profit. I have a substantial holding in EIG (formerly Enterprise Inns) and rode the shares all the way up to £8 (considerably more in real terms taking into account shares issues etc).....and all the way down to 25p! I have been a critic of their strategy for years and even tried to garner support from the main shareholders for an alternative, but as the shares have recently recovered to around 220/230, the perspective of someone who bought lower and has seen a multiple increase in value is rather different to someone who sees it in terms of 'recovery'! Anyway, it's all water under the bridge now. I think I was just bridling at the "closed minds" comment.
jeffian
16/5/2019
09:41
Have now managed to reinvest part of the proceeds in D S Smith. Looking a bit rocky in the short term but in the long term I hope it does what RPC did for me - good growing dividend stream and capital growth.
jeffian
04/5/2019
18:37
Jeffian, you're completely missing my point. I'm NOT saying anyone who resisted the bid or who were unwilling sellers are therefore people with closed minds. I'm saying that anyone who dismissed the notion that it could end up being sold for a low price had a closed mind. They are very different things. And for the record, I too was a holder and resisted the bid and was against it. But I realise that my notion of the value of the company was (evidently) different from the market's view, and I accept that they may well be right and I may well be wrong!
gettingrichslow
04/5/2019
17:28
gettingrichslow, There are many examples of companies being taken over on the cheap - when I challenged one Chairman who was taking his company private, he responded "I can because the market lets me" - but it doesn't mean that those of us who resisted this opportunistic bid have "closed minds", just that we were unwilling sellers. It's all over now, of course, but thanks for taking the trouble to come back and tell us what you think of us!
jeffian
04/5/2019
16:34
I actually listen to all of them and then form my own judgement.
bouleversee
04/5/2019
16:12
Bouleversee, your definition of having an open mind isn't very open-minded! How about considering that all your instincts might be completely wrong and trying to understand the arguments from the opposing viewpoint? Just listening to 20 others with the same view as yours will always lead to 'confirmation bias'.
gettingrichslow
04/5/2019
15:43
Jeffian, fair enough so one or two may have believed it was possible at the time, but the general point remains that nearly everyone convinced themselves that the 'true value' was north of £10, yet the reality is that it can't have been, because nobody has offered at that kind of price. I don't think pointing that out is being smug, I'm just stating facts and how there has been an element of 'group-think' on this board.
gettingrichslow
04/5/2019
11:26
Getting rich slow - On the contrary, I think some/many of us have very open minds; open to the potential value of this company and the possibility of someone coming in with a higher offer, which Berry did, albeit only 11p better. Of course, anything can happen and terrible things do but surely it's better to fight on rather than throw in the towel at the first punch. Depending on the size of the holding, even 11p is worth having though admittedly it is a long time to wait and we would have done better to sell at the high point. So easy to be wise after the event and such a pity we don't have crystal balls but at least some of us do have some. (Am not including myself, being female!) It could just as easily have gone the other way, smugface.
bouleversee
04/5/2019
11:18
Well I hope that makes you feel better about yourself - well done, you - but it isn't entirely borne out by the facts. If, rather than relying on "From memory", you go back and read the posts following on from your 900p comment (post #2600) you will see that there were others expecting lower (whatsyourgame for one) and I think the tone of the rest was disappointment that a combination of a hammered share price (as a result of the Northern Trust and Blue Planet adverse publicity), a disgruntled major shareholder and a flawed negotiation by the Board could result in offers with which many of us were not happy. Whether or not such a "low-ball price" succeeded was never in the hands of PI's posting here, but the Institutions, and when your largest shareholder says publicly they want out, the writing's on the wall.
jeffian
04/5/2019
10:47
This board is a great example of people with very closed minds. When Apollo first approached, I suggested we'd be lucky to see 900p max. From memory, not one of you on here believed it could be sold at such a low-ball price. I gave up trying to explain why it was possible, and of course it turned out to be sub-800p!! What surprised me about this was that there are clearly people on here who are pretty informed and the one thing I've realised over the years is that pretty much anything can happen, however convinced one might be about the case for a particular outcome. Therefore you HAVE to keep an open mind to other opinions! Anyway, good luck all for the future.
gettingrichslow
03/5/2019
13:01
Blueskier, This info is in the public domain so isn’t confidential in any way. Your summary is basically correct. You can either cash in your share plan now or continue to save into it for a further six months. If you are in the 2017 scheme (as I am) then it is worth continuing to save into it for a further six months as you obviously then gain another six months of profit. If you are in the 2016 scheme then it is less beneficial to do this as the offer price was higher in 2016 (so the profit is less). Regardless of whether you cash in now or wait six months, you will also receive a cash compensation payment equivalent to six months worth of profit. This is taxable as income, Hope this helps - good luck.
cashcow5
03/5/2019
01:12
@psn1 well hopefully im not going to be thrown in the clink for this. The document we (sharesave members) have just received gives a few choices. I will only give my options of being able to take a part in the two most recent offers as a previous employee of Bpi. We can either end one or both or neither of our share plans upon the court sanction. However you also have the option to continue saving into the plans for up to a further six months. As there is a significant upside on at least one of the plans then i believe that is the better prospect. As long as you exercise your options in the sharesave plans then you also receive the compensation which is the equivalent of the potential profit for six months. That is payable if you cash out on day one or at six months. Hopefully you are fully aware of this but from my own workplace there is so much confusion over the arrangements. Even employees who are extremely clued up have been bamboozled.
blueskier
01/5/2019
12:13
Yip, public domain.
psn1
30/4/2019
22:18
Public domain, i should think.
bouleversee
30/4/2019
22:08
@psn1 forgive me. Is pd public disclosure?
blueskier
30/4/2019
21:56
I'm confident that it's pd Blueskier. My wife knows more about it than I do. Which comes as no surprise to me whatsoever....
psn1
30/4/2019
15:55
@cashcow5 you mention you are in the Sharesave and that it will run its course. Are you aware of the different options on the table regarding that? I'm not sure if that information is in the public domain or if it is ok to share so will not say anything more unless prompted. But although not explained clearly in the notes they are a few different ways to ensure maximum money in your pocket.
blueskier
30/4/2019
14:36
trust you have kept your shorthand skills up to date? LOL
phillis
30/4/2019
13:58
Plillis. You will recall that I joined this site some months ago and after crossing swords with you, I then had to contend with your vitriolic replies at that time. You will recall, it concerned BW’s posts regarding the responsibilities and practices of a PLC’s company secretary, you will also recall that I’m an ex C/S. Well you were wrong then and have been either wholly are partially wrong ever since. I have followed this excellent site with interest, but have not expressed my opinions via postings because I did not want the aggravation of your rude and offensive replies. I’d just like to say that some of your past short stump statements were open to so many different interpretations that almost any replies you got were at variance to each other due to whatever interpretation each person made at the time, so eventually you got no replies at all. The truth is that you grossly underestimated BW’s ability to get the better of you by mainly logical means, you obviously gained a closed mind and deluded yourself by entering a very narrow channel of self opiniated rubbish. You got exactly what you deserved. Don’t bother answering this post as you will not get any reply from me.
red_rod9
30/4/2019
11:35
glad to see you are well Whizzer Where else do you post/are you invested?
phillis
30/4/2019
10:51
I could give you a list of past candidates but I think I would need an A4 sheet. VCP might fulfil some of your criteria. Very strange RNS today. And how about LONMIN?
bouleversee
30/4/2019
09:30
I’ve sold up as well so my only remaining RPC interest is the sharesave scheme which will now follow it’s course. I’d just like to say thanks to everyone for the info and humour over the past couple of years and best of luck in the future. 👍
cashcow5
30/4/2019
08:32
Quite right Jeffian. As your previous well placed quote stated, I did 'close the stable door'. However, and rather strangely, I do feel a minor sense of guilt in contributing to the apparent present state of insanity that one of our fellow poster's find himself (or herself) in. I can only hope that this individual learns the error of his ways and approaches any future forum he may participate in, with a calmer and more measured frame of mind. Anyway, that's my lot, so good luck to you all and MAKE MONEY in the future!
billywhizz1
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