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SafeCharge International Group LSE:SCH London Ordinary Share GG00BYMK4250 ORD USD0.0001
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -5.00p -1.84% 266.50p 103,541 16:11:10
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263.00p 270.00p 271.50p 266.50p 271.50p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 82.69 19.37 11.95 21.5 394.8

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SafeCharge Daily Update: SafeCharge International Group is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SCH. The last closing price for SafeCharge was 271.50p.
SafeCharge International Group has a 4 week average price of 236.50p and a 12 week average price of 236.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 355p while the 1 year low share price is currently 236.50p.
There are currently 148,132,371 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 33,859 shares. The market capitalisation of SafeCharge International Group is £394,772,768.72.
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."
rivaldo: Continuing to look good here. One day we'll hopefully wake up to news of an acquisition from the $113m cash pile and the current share price will be left in the dust.
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%
rivaldo: Exactly fizzypop. Unbelievable. Profits will be "broadly in line", which is code for only around 3%-4% below. Yet here the share price is down 12%! And that's with extremely bright prospects and with the share price being arguably extremely undervalued to start with. Especially given the £100m or so cash pile. Hopefully there will be a big bounce.
rivaldo: Wow - £4m of shares bought back by the company at 270p yesterday. Both a gesture of confidence that the share price is cheap and a nice clearance of stock from the market: Https://
rivaldo: Good summary of why this investor would buy SCH - and it doesn't even mention the £100m+ cash pile..... Http:// "Why I'd buy Safecharge International Group Ltd over Monitise plc By The Motley Fool Dec 2, 2016 Payments services provider Safecharge(LSE: SCH) has released an upbeat trading statement today. It shows that the company is making good progress with its strategy and is on track to meet full-year guidance. It also provides clues as to why it's a better buy than Monitise(LSE: MONI) at the moment. Strategy progress Safecharge's strategy to win tier 1 customers is progressing as planned. In new verticals, it's now processing and acquiring European card transactions for Nayax, which is a solutions provider for the unattended machine industry. This includes vending machines in over 100,000 locations worldwide. In traditional verticals, Safecharge has higher quality revenue after tier 1 client wins such as PaddyPower Betfair and Sun Bingo. This should provide it with greater stability and resilience, while also boosting its growth rate. In new markets, the company is now operating in Italy, Romania, Portugal and Poland. This increase in geographic diversity reduces the company's risk profile, while also allowing it to access potentially higher rates of growth over the medium term. And with a new office in Singapore as well as expansion within the travel and airlines market, the outlook for the business is very encouraging. Looking ahead Safecharge is forecast to record a rise in its earnings of 28% in the current year, followed by further gains of 12% next year. On their own, such strong growth rates have the potential to improve investor sentiment. However, when combined with a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.7, it equates to a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.7. This indicates that there's a wide margin of safety on offer, which should lead to substantial share price growth in future years. In addition to growth and value appeal, Safecharge also has excellent income prospects. It yields 5.5% from a dividend that's covered 1.2 times by profit. Alongside its high earnings growth rate, this indicates that there's scope for a brisk rise in dividends. Relative appeal The payments services market is relatively broad and highly competitive. One operator within the mobile payments space that has enjoyed success in winning major clients is Monitise. Its mobile banking platform has been popular with customers and consumers alike. And the bad news? The company hasn't been able to turn a successful product into a winning business model. For example, Monitise remains lossmaking and is forecast to be in the red in the current year. While it has the potential to turn itself around in the years ahead, Safecharge is the company that's performing well now. As such, it offers a much lower risk profile than Monitise, as well as clear catalysts to push its share price higher and a generous, well covered yield. As such, I'd buy Safecharge, but would avoid Monitise."
trentendboy: Word to the wise. Imagine the rumours are true and PTEC buy BPTY. That is a massive deal that looks like it might go through. Now tell me who does all the mcash processing for PTEC companies? Yep, you guessed correctly. So who gets the BPTY gig post takeover? Yep, you got it. Must be worth a lot on the SCH share price. Long and going longer
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