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RWS Rws Holdings Plc

-1.20 (-0.74%)
Last Updated: 12:31:24
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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Rws Holdings Plc LSE:RWS London Ordinary Share GB00BVFCZV34 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.20 -0.74% 161.00 924,323 12:31:24
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
160.60 161.20 165.00 159.00 162.80
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Business Services, Nec 733.8M -27.7M -0.0738 -21.98 608.53M
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
12:31:24 AT 1,687 161.00 GBX

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Posted at 24/4/2024 09:20 by Rws Daily Update
Rws Holdings Plc is listed in the Business Services, Nec sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker RWS. The last closing price for Rws was 162.20p.
Rws currently has 375,170,883 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Rws is £608,527,172.
Rws has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of -21.98.
This morning RWS shares opened at 162.80p
Posted at 13/4/2024 08:45 by ygor705
I've been hearing from somebody who works in the industry that RWS has introduced a new AI product that he described as being "a potential game changer". Nevertheless, the AIM market in general seems to be getting a real kicking for structural reasons. Interesting times. Let's hope that RWS can buck the trend!
Posted at 12/4/2024 10:54 by jeffian
I imagine because it has gone (temporarily one hopes!) ex-growth. For years it showed exceptional growth via a combination of underlying growth in existing businesses enhanced by a string of earnings-accretive acquisitions. Covid, of course, knocked it back but the 2023 results were depressed too, showing a loss as a result of impairment charges. However, as you say, the company has always been and remains highly cash-generative which enables it to continue its progressive dividend policy and I am hopeful that this will prove a temporary hiatus and we will return to the growth path soon.

At the macro level, there have been concerns about the business model being undermined by AI but RWS have always embraced new technology and the importance of the translation of specialist patent and technical papers suggest to me that few would be brave enough to rely solely on the bots without human intervention!
Posted at 12/4/2024 09:54 by alotto
Why has the share price dropped so dramatically?
I haven't followed RWS much but the company seems highly cash generative. What are the concerns?
Posted at 19/3/2024 09:30 by hatfullofsky
At 150p RWS would be valued at £600m which is crazy talk for a company generating £130m of Op Cash and already has £60m ARR. The depressed price is purely and simply about the potential impact of AI.If sales hold up and Evolve gains traction we'll re-rate very quickly
Posted at 19/3/2024 09:13 by ygor705
Bendpa.......I agree that the earnings trend for 23/24 is the critical issue here but we won't know the answer to that one until towards the end of April. That was why I posted are we heading for 150p? At 197p the shares are yielding 6.3% and I, personally, have never regarded RWS as an income stock. Yes there were chunky write offs of goodwill and intangibles last year but these were non-cash balance sheet adjustments. 2023 operational cash flow was down from £157m to c£130m but, even at arguably the wrong price, the buybacks have reduced the share capital by 5.2%. If trading has held up and the share price continues to drop for the next month or so there could be decent buying opportunity here imo.
Posted at 18/3/2024 15:23 by bend1pa
Well that recent share repurchase program did them no favours, having bought way above where the share price is now. The management team seem to be making some serious misjudgements. I would not believe their recent trading statement in February 'trading in line with expectations'. What does that even mean?
Posted at 13/12/2023 07:42 by redartbmud
Berenberg: RWS can regrow after ‘challenging year’

RWS (RWS) has encountered cyclical pressures, but the translation services provider can recover its growth trajectory, says Berenberg.

Analyst Calum Battersby retained his ‘buy’ recommendation and target price of 380p on the stock, which slid over 8%, or 20p, to 227p after annual results on Tuesday.

The full-year figures were in line with downgraded guidance RWS gave in October, reflecting a ‘challenging year for the company, with a 2% revenue decline and a 12% decline in adjusted earnings per share’.

Battersby said the company had been hit by a ‘range of macroeconomic and market-specific headwinds faced over the last year’.

‘While the outlook does not promise an immediate market recovery, we continue to see reasons to be positive about RWS’s longer-term outlook,’ he said.

‘Shares now trade on 10 times price/earnings with a 5% dividend yield for a business that remains in a net cash position, and is currently undergoing a £50m buyback, with a previously excellent track record of compounding earnings growth.’

While there is a lack of visibility on a 2024 recovery, Battersby said RWS’s current issues are ‘cyclical and one-off pressures rather than structural ones’ and remains ‘confident that the company will recover to its prior growth trajectory in time’.

The shares have fallen 41% this year.

Posted at 08/11/2023 05:54 by alotto
There is a massive spike in turnover (+50%) in 2022 and 2023 compared to 2020 and previous years, which is reflected in profits and dividend payout, whereas the share price has declined significantly in the same period (70% down).

The market clearly is not buying into RWS investment case, as shares were previously exchanged at a significant premium price tag compared to today.

What has changed investor's sentiment? 1. Is revenue growth going to continue on the from current levels (despite the short term challenging market, as recently announced by the company) or growth should be considered from 2020 levels? Was there any exceptional income items in 2021 and 2022 that have inflated revenue and earnings?

Why adjusted earnings are almost 50% higher than non-adjusted? I assume that the adjusted earnings have the cost of acquisitions added back.

With acquisition comes the challenge of integrating operations and optimising costs. Organic growth is often a sign of healthier growth as opposed to acquisitions.

To consider is the higher interest rate environment. RWS doesn't seem to have a significant cost of financing, however any return should be considered interest-discounted going forward.
Is this sufficient to explain the share price decline?
Posted at 20/5/2023 09:09 by casterd
 I assume that the RWS share price has plummeted as a result of worries that AI may render their product redundant. Even though it can be thought of as a hurdle for the translation industry, automation is the foundation of RWS's approach. The group's unique machine-learning technology is used by the company's large translator pool to do machine translation post-editing (MTPE). MTPE helps RWS boost profitability and take market share by enhancing translation production and efficiency.

Instead of endangering RWS, automation is promoting its long-term growth and resiliency. Thanks to its solid balance sheet, well-covered dividend, and potential for future margin growth, RWS is a dependable income opportunity.
Posted at 23/3/2022 11:07 by jeffian
Well I've just re-read the statement and I'm not sure it says "organic growth has stalled and (y)our business model to grow further is based upon acquisition alone". In fact, organic growth is mentioned quite a lot.

One thing that may have spooked the market is the reference to the unified European Patent which in the past has had a big influence on the RWS share price. Obviously, the need to translate all patents into every EU language has been a big element of RWS business and they have been working hard to decrease their reliance on it by globalising.
Rws share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange

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