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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Rps Group Plc LSE:RPS London Ordinary Share GB0007594764 ORD 3P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.60 -3.07% 82.00 199,302 16:35:25
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
82.50 84.40 86.90 82.70 84.70
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 612.60 4.84 -0.55 227
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:03:40 O 2,736 85.881 GBX

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28/2/2021
08:20
Rps Daily Update: Rps Group Plc is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker RPS. The last closing price for Rps was 84.60p.
Rps Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 71.70p and a 12 week average price of 62.70p.
The 1 year high share price is 143p while the 1 year low share price is currently 30.20p.
There are currently 276,903,032 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 154,957 shares. The market capitalisation of Rps Group Plc is £227,060,486.24.
14/12/2020
09:31
dr biotech: I bought back this morning the ones I sold last week. I'm not a trader and would never claim to be any good but I've now got 10% more shares than last week. Spoke with my RPS friend last week - he says that they thought the recent takeover of their rival was overpriced. Was aware that the same could happen to them, and said Brexit may affect their Irish office but would have little impact in the UK. Again I would stress that whilst he has quite a senior role within his region he's doesn't get the whole picture.
11/12/2020
08:16
masurenguy: Exited this morning taking a short term 17% gain. If there is a no deal Brexit on Monday then RPS could be hit by the negative sentiment. If not, there will be opportunities to re-enter at a good price.
10/12/2020
15:18
sphere25: Unsure how much this is Brexit jitters related, because the whole market isn't showing moves that suggest that is the main issue, possibly some jitters and then some folk getting nervous in shares that had got into very overbought territory. It only takes a few larger holders to flinch and then the excesses and froth unwind in the short term. In something less liquid like RPS, it wouldn't even take that. Not suggesting this can't bounce with others and come back. However, when a more sustained sell off does happen, it is normally a cascade of stops being hit and leverage forced sellers amongst normal sellers. Hopefully the US comes back and it's nothing more than a more gradual sell off rather than panic...hopefully. It has been an amazing run, no complaints. If stops get hit, they get hit. Viewing the short term with caution because there are some flashing red signals not just the overbought technical positions, fund managers equity exposure, the excessive IPO's and fund managers coming on business channels with highly bullish views (can be a contrarian indicator), but even moves in crypto. Bit coin is being ramped to the high heavens! You even see it on non-financial sites and it does make you wonder whether it is a sign to exercise some caution in the near term. The market makes fools out of all of us and guessing where the tops and bottoms are is impossible so this bullish burst could keep stretching alot higher, but I'd rather be prepared and preparing for a pullback than waking up to one, having to panic sell and unwind things. If the reliability of broker platforms of late is anything to go by, exercising more caution on short term moves is even more sensible imo. As per always, this is just an opinion. It could be grossly flawed. Form your own views. DYOR
10/12/2020
14:08
sphere25: Price off 13%. Can see the benefit of stops now. I'll be looking for a re-entry but there are a few more of these plunges beginning to happen. COST,CRST,SAGA,MCL, FORT even much loved TRN owned by stubborn fund managers who are happy to drive it bonkers valuations has been falling recently. It's expected with the way the prices have shot higher into overbought territory. Just hope the US comes back to correct some of the froth and excess, even have almost euphoria type behaviour in IPO's with DoorDash on a bonkers valuation despite being loss making. If the US keeps popping higher into some excessive euphoria, the plunge back down will be far more ferocious and nasty. Prepare for all scenarios is my penny's worth, but not chasing this market beyond quick trades. All imo DYOR
02/12/2020
16:06
simon gordon: RPS mentioned in this interview, target price 140p: Vox Markets - 1/12/20 Gresham House update Vox Markets on their portfolio and the stocks they are watching. Https://www.voxmarkets.co.uk/articles/richard-staveley-laurence-hulse-of-gresham-house-updates-vox-markets-on-their-portfolio-48bc3d9
16/11/2020
19:15
fredders7: Great article. Having been a reader on here and a follower/investor of RPS for last 3 years its hard to summarise the entirety of my thoughts. In big agreement with the board investment, they own a significant amount of shares including at prices well above 100p and so are heavily incentivised to bring the share price back to these heights. Essentially what RPS has done since the last CEO is via a massive revamp, turn a bit part dinosaur company into a modern machine fit to compete with the likes of ARUP and Mott Macdonald etc. Ie Create staff performance reviews & rewards, efficient IT systems, emphasis sharing synergies between different business sectors within the company. The transformation of the branding and website etc is a prime example of this. Throughout this time period the share price has been decreasing because to deliver this strategy has reduced reported profit, which has presented opportunity to buy cheaper and reap the benefits a few years down the line on the basis this strategy will come to fruition. If not for covid then the returns from this strategy were expected to start coming through this year. I expect in time (1-2years maybe) the added profitability and the beginning of increased organic growth coming from these measures the board expect, to also combine with Covid disappearing and the return of dividends to create the perfect storm to increase prices. Added to this is the high probability of big frameworks wins for the new AMP cycle (water side of the business which forms a good portion of profits) which has been in a transitional phase the last two years and has meant lower profits from this sector. The possibility of these outcomes are then backed by Norberts excellent tetra tech M&A prediction creating a double stringed strong likelihood of what I see as the potential to make enormous gains within the next 1-3 years, which would be upwards of 400% on the 30p I paid for a decent holding. The reason why the share price recently is so low is of course because there has been no reason to invest other than expected recovery in value across this investment horizon -there has been no dividends, no increasing profitability, and opportunity cost has led to others ignoring this stock.
13/11/2020
23:13
norbert colon: From Gresham House Strategic interims as out earlier this week:RPS Group plcWe added another core holding to the portfolio in September, participating in the GBP20m liquidity raise by RPS Group plc and built a c.6% weighting in the company in the process. RPS Group plc is an environmental planning and consultancy business serving the infrastructure, energy, transport and property sectors, tapping into some key growth drivers such as urbanisation, infrastructure spend and renewables. Significant revenues are derived from the public sector which should benefit from increased government spending. Our investment case centres around operational improvements driving margin recovery to sector averages, a repaired balance sheet and, following post-COVID recovered sales levels, improved organic growth delivery. There has been significant consolidation activity in the sector. RPS Group plc was two years into a turnaround under a new management and Board, with green shoots emerging just as COVID-19 struck. The fundraise has allowed us to gain exposure to the upside that the earnings recovery can deliver after much of the 'heavy lifting' has already been undertaken
03/9/2020
11:45
wigwammer: Yes it has been going on since March, after which the share price has averaged around 44p, ie the the placing price. Not sure which part of this you find difficult.
23/7/2020
16:39
pugugly: Just checked 3 broker forecasts re future dividends - All 3 none for fy's 20 and 21- Two saying none for 22 and one suggesting 1.2p - So unless a possible capital gain through share price apprciation stagnant cash for 2 to 3 years with always the possibility of futher share price decline but again it might go up -
27/4/2020
10:51
norbert colon: For anyone who works in this sector and follows it closely like myself (including M&A history) it’s worth reflecting on the WYG/Tetra Tech deal last year. Prior to announcement of the deal in May 2019 the shares were trading at circa 15p (mcap of GBP11m). With net debt of GBP10m the EV was circa GBP 20m (2 x mcap). Terra Tech paid 55p share, valuing the WYG Group at GBP 43.4m (78.9m shares) or ~0.3 x FY19 sales (low by peer Group comparison) Taking a look at RPS, it’s currently valued at GBP106m with an EV of GBP 206m when taking Group debt into account (2 x mcap as per WYG). With sales for FY20 now f/c at GBP 465m, a 0.3 x sales multiple would value RPS at GBP 140m (62p), a 32% premium to the current share price of 47p. This supports the current Liberum TP of 60p. With John Douglas (CEO) and other senior managers having bought a considerable amount of stock in the market over the last 9-12 months at prices from 100-140p, I anticipate any M&A (when it happens) to be at a much higher valuation than 60p but it will need sales to stabilise (or preferably return to growth) and net debt to be reduced. This will happen but it will take time. In the interim I can’t see the share price retesting the recent all-time lows unless there is a serious deterioration in trading or some other factor. The increased banking facilities (whilst at a fairly chunky cost) provide much-needed breathing space for mgt to focus their efforts on operations and clients. A positive update for shareholders and well done to those who took advantage of the recent share price weakness. I certainly did. Some of you may also be aware that John Douglas used to be MD of Coffey (Aus) who themselves were acquired by Tetra Tech in 2015. History doesn't repeat itself but it often rhymes....
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