Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
RWS Holdings LSE:RWS London Ordinary Share GB00BVFCZV34 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +13.00p +3.11% 431.50p 420,886 16:35:14
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
433.00p 434.00p 439.50p 401.00p 401.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 164.04 33.87 11.00 39.2 1,177.5

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RWS Daily Update: RWS Holdings is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker RWS. The last closing price for RWS was 418.50p.
RWS Holdings has a 4 week average price of 397p and a 12 week average price of 397p.
The 1 year high share price is 559p while the 1 year low share price is currently 335.50p.
There are currently 272,890,637 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 441,251 shares. The market capitalisation of RWS Holdings is £1,177,523,098.66.
jeffian: This from 'Questor' in today's Telegraph - "Update: RWS Holdings Questor has been a long-standing enthusiast for RWS, the patent translation group, thanks to its hard-to-replicate business model and record of successful acquisitions. The shares lost 15pc after a profits warning in April, caused partly by exchange rate movements. However, the group released its half-year report last week and the shares jumped by 10pc. Keith Ashworth-Lord, who runs the SDL UK Buffettology fund, said: “The results were good and have steadied investors’ nerves. We have continued to buy, picking up stock at prices as low as 347p.” Questor says: hold Ticker: RWS Share price at close: 407.5p"
jeffian: From Questor in Daily Telegraph - "Update: RWS Holdings On April 24 RWS, the patent translation service regularly tipped here, issued a trading update that sent the shares falling by about 15pc. The group said recent weakness in the dollar, in which it earns much of its revenue, would hit profits. We asked two fund managers who hold the stock for their reaction. Keith Ashworth-Lord, of the SDL UK Buffettology fund, said: “It is always worrying to get a profit warning – albeit a minor one – in the wake of the volume of acquisition activity that RWS has pursued lately. “I had been watching the appropriate financial ratios for any sign that the earlier two big purchases, CTi and Luz, were not firing. I have not yet seen such a deterioration. I am further reassured by having Andrew Brode at the helm. He is a consummate manager and will be fixated on making sure that matters do not get worse. The free cash flow yield is 4.5pc, the return on equity is high teens and the balance sheet relatively strong. With this in mind, we have bought more shares at 385p.” Anthony Cross and Julian Fosh, of Liontrust’s UK Smaller Companies fund, said: “We view this setback as a short-term hiccup and have taken the opportunity to buy into share price weakness. The effect of currency trends on profitability is very much a case of swings and roundabouts, and has no impact on the attractions we have identified in RWS.” Buy."
woodhawk: I'm with you, jeffian. This has happened several times before with this share - and the recoveries have been swift. I think the inflection point is imminent. I'm not only sitting tight - albeit as a recent investor here that's not too painful - but will be adding more should there be any further significant drop in the next day or two. I fail to see the rational behind a 25% drop in the share price, and I'm not inclined to look a gift horse in the mouth. There's a nice big gap between 440p and 455p that needs filling, so that's my short term target.
woodhawk: R Ball seems to be one of those mugs who believe that his simplistic one-liners will have some bearing on the share price. Who on earth gives these idiots are creedence?
redartbmud: Share price perking up now. Volume isn't great, but Hey ho.... Onwards and upwards.
r ball: Don't think so. What's important is the forward PE. Mild profit warning and share price will tread water for 3-4 months unless there is corporate activity which is unlikely given reference to integration period.
orange1: The most recent company announcement reveals all:
microscope: Agree jeffian, management have a proven track record that should be the envy of most on AIM. The price rise in recent days is not their fault and I suspect the leak will not have come from RWS's end. Brode made an acquisition at LTG recently after a reported nine months of negotiation, and there wasn't a sniff of a move in the share price in the days leading up to the announcement.. It is this company's modus operandi, to grow by selective (large) acquisitions and they have all come up trumps for investors thus far. This to me looks another superb deal. The one disappointment would be the non-invitation for PIs, but if you go to a supermarket there are always "bulk buy" offers, and I guess that's why institutions get priority, though it's a shame in this case. No reason i can see for investors with a long term view to sell at this level, I'm sure returns will continue to grow superbly. Cracking business and as the numbers new posters have come up with, set to remain so. And don't forget the existing businesses continue to increase profits.
jombaston: I agree with Alphabeta 1. no question - the deal leaked hence the price surge y'day 2. I'm also hacked off I had to pay over £4.50 to avoid dilution. This is a stock that has been well supported over the years by private investors. 3. On a more positive note, the placing and acquisition may have drawn in new institutions (and new funds in existing institutions) who otherwise would have been put off by a lower mkt cap, less liquid share (but I should still be allowed to buy at the same price!) 4. Clearly the deal is highly earnings enhancing so could support a higher share price (hence the move y'day) 5. The purchase price isn't super cheap but with a 3 yr CAGR of 26% this is a high growth company and the combined entity should be very cash generative, supporting the increased debt. On balance, I'm pleased that this will support a share price that was starting to look toppy over £5 and longer term this should help extend RWS's exceptional record of profit and dividend growth since flotation.
martinthebrave: Stockopedia's Graham Neary likes the results - RWS Holdings (LON:RWS) Share price: 354p (+4.5%) No. shares: 215.8m Market cap: £764m Acquisition and Placing AGM Statement A strong statement to open today's news: "Since [30 September 2016], the Group has traded strongly with underlying growth bolstered by favourable currency movements. We are achieving meaningful new client wins in both of our core activities, intellectual property and Life Sciences and increased levels of business from a number of our established clients. As a result, profits for the first quarter were comfortably ahead of management's expectations. I must admit that I haven't studied this company before, but it sounds quite interesting: RWS Group is internationally renowned for providing high-quality translation, intellectual property and language support services, which we deliver through our in-house translators, searchers and technical experts. Excuse my ramblings, but shouldn't IP translation and search be secular growth industries in today's economy? RWS has had 13 successive years of growth in sales & profits - is that a mark of their individual brilliance as a company, or is it mostly to do with growth trends in their markets? I'd be curious to learn more. Anyway, today's $82.5 million acquisition is for the life sciences division: The Acquisition strengthens the Group's leading position in global Life Sciences both in the US and Europe, building upon and complementing the October 2015 acquisition of Corporate Translations Inc. ("CTi") and creating a full service offering. It also enhances the platform for expansion into Asia, building on the existing Chinese and Japanese presence of other RWS divisions. The Acquisition also brings strong cross-selling opportunities through enhanced exposure to the important West Coast patent market and potentially bringing new clients to the wider Group. It also provides diversification to the Group (including currency) and further visibility across the value chain. It's good to see a combination of funding sources being used: the placing, cash and a bank term loan, with most of it coming the placing (worth $50 million at GBPUSD = 1.25). The Value Rank is not a big fan of this stock, at a PE ratio of 27x. Without going into it in any more detail, it wouldn't surprise me if this stock was in fact decent value here - specialist, niche services with huge growth momentum behind them are often worth paying up for.
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