Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Safecharge International Group Limited LSE:SCH London Ordinary Share GG00BYMK4250 ORD USD0.0001
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 435.00 0.00 01:00:00
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 108.63 21.31 13.08 33.3 665
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
- O 0 435.00 GBX

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Safecharge Daily Update: Safecharge International Group Limited is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SCH. The last closing price for Safecharge was 435p.
Safecharge International Group Limited has a 4 week average price of 0p and a 12 week average price of 0p.
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There are currently 152,892,493 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 0 shares. The market capitalisation of Safecharge International Group Limited is £665,082,344.55.
amunro: Share price has risen to price of offer; whats going to happen next? Hold or sell?
blueflex2: Agree. Good post from Rivaldo. SCH look too cheap compared to peers. What is your view on SCH share price should be ? @TrentNewBoy and @Rivaldo
dr know: Could be a read across from the $1bn that Softbank is investing in Wirecard that was announced this morning which caused an 8% rise in Wirecard's share price. An 8% rise in SCH's share price would be very welcome.
rivaldo: Excellent year end trading statement - revenues at top end of expectations and EBITDA nicely in line. Plus a whopping dividend. Most importantly: "With robust current trading, an expanded client base and strong sales pipeline, the Directors look forward with confidence to the 2019 financial year and beyond." The share price should continue to rise very nicely from here - and the statement doesn't even mention the huge cash pile.
dr know: It’s time for Questor’s share tip of the year. As we did last year, we have approached the fund manager responsible for this column’s best-performing tip and asked him which stock he feels most enthusiastic about today. That fund manager is Gervais Williams of Miton, who in March 2017 put Questor on to IG Design, which gained 120pc before we sold it in September last year. For 2019, Williams has high hopes for Aim-quoted SafeCharge, whose advanced technology helps retailers to process card payments. “Accurate processing of these payments is extremely important for retailers, especially online,” he said. “You want to catch all the attempts at fraudulent use but you don’t want too many ‘false positives’, when the system rejects a payment that is actually legitimate, because this is annoying for customers and can lose business for the retailer.“Having the right ‘gateway’; software makes all the difference here. There is plenty of competition in this area, including from large companies such as Worldpay, but we are very impressed by SafeCharge’s payment technology, which it developed in-house.” Williams pointed out that the company was based in Israel, which gave it access to a pool of excellent software engineers thanks to the technological prowess of the Israeli armed forces. “The underlying business is very strong and transactions have been going through the roof, with 60pc growth in 2018,” he said. “Every customer it signs up is profitable, although profit margins vary because some customers need more support than others. I am not even slightly worried about margin erosion.” He said the company had also moved away from certain types of business, such as betting, which were seen as riskier. Investors have seen this and sent the share price lower. As a result, the stock trades at about 16 times expected earnings for the year just ended and about 14.2 times earnings for 2019,” Williams added. “This is superbly cheap for such a good business.” He said Miton was one of the largest shareholders, while the directors also have very large stakes – something that Questor finds reassuring as it encourages managers to take a sensible, long-term approach. The company is able to grow without much need for capital investment, so it has been able to grow its dividends “beautifully”, Williams said. At today’s depressed price the shares have a forecast yield of 5.8pc. SafeCharge also has net cash of £65m, against a market value of about £350m. “This year I think the stocks that will do well are those with minimal debt and a growing dividend,” the fund manager said. “We are allergic to geared [indebted] companies at the moment.“But we are very excited by SafeCharge. We love its yield and we love its cash cushion.” Questor says: buy
epicsurf: Dutch payments company Adyen opens at €400/share, a pop of 67%, now valued at $16B Ingrid Lunden @ingridlunden / 17 hours ago After raising €1.1 billion in its initial offering and pricing its shares at €240 each last night, Adyen, the Dutch payments company, went public today with a bang. It opened for tradingthis morning on Amsterdam’s Euronext exchange at €400 a share, an impressive jump of 67 percent. The share price closed at €462.50 — over 92 percent up on its price last night —  giving it a market cap of over €13.6 billion, or $16 billion at current exchange rates. It’s gone as high as €503.90 today. The number moved between about €15 billion and €16 billion throughout the day. This all represents a big jump on Adyen’s valuation. In a statement last night announcing its initial offer price of €240 per share, Adyen said the figure implied a market capitalization of €7.1 billion, based on the current number of Shares outstanding. The writing may have been on the wall for its strong performance this morning even then. Adyen said yesterday that the offering was “multiple times oversubscribed…; with strong demand from institutional investors globally.” Adyen is selling between 12 percent and 13.4 percent of its issued and outstanding shares, the latter figure representing if the over-allotment option is exercised in full. Adyen’s strong performance underscores both the strength for tech IPOs at the moment, as well as the strength of Adyen’s payment story specifically. For the year ended December 31, 2017, Adyan generated net revenue of €218 million, a rise of 38 percent over the year before. Perhaps more importantly (when you compare it to other payment startups that have recently gone public, such as Square) it is profitable. Adyen last year had an EBITDA of €99 million, giving it an EBITDA margin of 45.5 percent. Signs are pointing to more growth, too. The company counts fast-growing tech companies like Uber and Netflix among its customers, and earlier this year it picked up a key client in the form of eBay, which is swapping in Adyen instead of spun-out business PayPal as its primary payment provider. Processed volumes on its platform were €108 billion in the period, compared to just €66 billion in 2016, up 63 percent. In addition to established, large players like PayPal, and of course incumbent banks, Adyen competes with outsized startups that are still private, such as Stripe, to power payments and provide other infrastructure to conduct digital transactions. Disruptive startups in the field — who win business with faster and more functional technology, as well as lower fees compared to banks — have been buoyed by a strong rise in e-commerce activity, where some or all of a transaction by a customer is made either online or by mobile. Adyen has been one of the companies riding the wave by helping to reduce the friction between a company choosing to take payments online, and actually being able to do it. That typically can take multiple steps and agreements across numerous countries — Adyen’s pitch is that it essentially handles all of it in the backend as a service for its users. Adyen is not getting any share of the proceeds of this IPO, but it will be using its new position as a public company now to super-charge its growth by using it to leverage working with more and bigger customers. “I’m very proud to be building this company with such a great team,” Pieter van der Does, Adyen’s co-founder, CO and president, said in a statement. “This listing will only help us to continue to do what we are doing now: helping our merchants grow and reshaping the payments industry.” (Van der Does co-founded Adyen with Arnout Schuijff, who is the company’s CTO; the two previously founded and sold a startup, Bibit, to Royal Bank of Scotland, where it became the basis of Worldpay.) As we’ve pointed out before, there is still a long way to go before e-commerce is ubiquitous. Figures from the U.S. Census for the first quarter of 2018 show that e-commerce sales accounted for less than 10 percent of all sales in the U.S., and the U.S. is one of the more mature markets for digital transactions, meaning the opportunity for growth globally is strong. Adyen’s own growth in that more general trend has been very strong. The company last confirmed its valuation publicly back in 2015, when it raised funding from Iconiq, the investment firm that manages funds from Mark Zuckerberg’s family and other high-net-worth tech leaders. Then, it was at a $2.3 billion valuation. Adyen as a startup raised $266 million in outside funding, with other investors including Index Ventures (its largest shareholder with a 16.86 percent holding of the company going into this IPO), Felicis, Temasek and General Atlantic. Possible Reason for today's jump?
mr doughnut1: In rivaldo's absence thought I would fill in IC, hard copy, the assessment of AIM's 100 largest stocks. No. 47 Safecharge International. 'Patient investors were rewarded for investing in Safecharge international (SCH) in 2017 after the group's long-promised investment in building out its book of 'tier one' customers - large companies for which it builds custom payment platforms - began to pay off, leading to revenue growth of 7 percent. The group has been diversifying its customer base across industries to reduce regulatory risk. While transaction volumes and values have continued to rise, the move to lower-risk sectors has hit the group's margins and analysts don't expect the free cash flow yield to start rising until 2019. However, cash flow conversion has continued to rise and the group's dividend payment has remained as generous as ever. With the cash pile striped out, shares in Safecharge trade at 13 times forecast earnings, which is significantly below the multiple seen in recent years. With plenty of cash for acquisitions and rapid growth in transaction volumes, it still looks like a buying opportunity to us. BUY.' Make no mistake this is a quality company whose share price could well head further north, maybe testing 345/350 in the next couple of weeks. All in MHO.
rivaldo: Nice write-up on the results: Https:// "Safecharge £450m market cap SafeCharge International Group (LSE: SCH) is a UK-based payment services provider. The company provides these services to a blue-chip client base all around the world, with its proprietary payment platform connecting directly to all major card schemes including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Reporting full-year numbers for 2017 this morning, the company revealed that it processed 174m transactions last year, a 38% increase on 2016. This pushed revenues up a healthy 7% to $111.7m, although diluted earnings per share fell 9% to 15.8 cents on the back of larger employee-related and restructuring costs. Turning to the dividend, SafeCharge operates a policy whereby it pays out 75% of adjusted EBITDA, as long as there is no material M&A activity. As a result, the company has this morning announced a full-year payout of 16.9 cents per share, a yield of 4% at the current share price. That now marks three consecutive dividend increases since the firm paid its first distribution in 2014. In this time, the payout has grown over 100%. Can investors expect more dividend growth going forward? As it stands, City analysts currently forecast a payout of 21 cents per share for 2018. At today’s share price, that equates to a yield of 5%. However, analysts’ forecasts can be a little inaccurate sometimes, so I’d approach that estimate with an element of caution. For example, today’s 16.9 cent dividend is around 11% below what analysts had pencilled in for 2017. Nonetheless, with CEO David Avgi commenting this morning that “we remain confident that our focus on higher quality revenues driven by a healthy sales pipeline will yield profitable revenue growth in 2018 and beyond,” the outlook here does look positive, in my view."
trentendboy: The previous poster is correct - if you look at the reasons for the profit fall they are all reasonable. Exceptional gain on Visa sale and fintech AG sale. The more interesting part of the results is the "shaping" of the customer base. I suspect this means dropping a high risk China customer or something similar. Those who hold PAYS will already know about the sale of the Asia Gateway which is what held up any sale previously. My guess is that SCH have offloaded/dropped this customer and hence the loss of profits short term. This is a shame but on the plus side it positions SCH for a takeover as they have cleared out some of the less desirable revenues. It is a way of putting up a for sale sign. I can see this recovering some of the losses so far today. They might even kick in with some share purchases themselves (270 was the last price they did this at). The results were as predicted but the names of the tier 1 customers are impressive. Not least Plus500. Check out that share price - I think revenues from there could be huge. The WeChat stuff could also be massive. Future looks good to me. I will try to find a good entry price in the next couple of hours/days.
nod: Teddy Sagi controls SCH as he own Northenstar (did I spell it right?).The impact of this is very similar to Playtech in its early years, where the share price largely moved up and down within quite a wide trading range.With a small free float of shares any demand pushes the price up strongly. Similarly, modest selling on concerns (usually external) had a significant impact on the share price Only when Sagi sold a significant proportion of his holding did Playtech start to rise. However, each time he sold a stake the shares would fall and then take six months to recover as these shares were acquired by investors. The impact of Sagi's sales reduces each time but due to his massive holdings it lasts many years. It is still having an impact on PTEC even though Sagi is now down to 6.6%
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