Savills Plc

9.00 (0.99%)
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Savills Plc LSE:SVS London Ordinary Share GB00B135BJ46 ORD 2.5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  9.00 0.99% 917.50 115,640 16:35:20
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
918.00 919.00 934.00 912.00 934.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Business Consulting Svcs,nec 2,298.60 119.40 82.70 11.13 1,324.44
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:55:30 O 2,853 917.50 GBX

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Posted at 09/11/2021 17:47 by km18
Savills issued a solid trading update this morning. The Group has continued to trade strongly since June, particularly in the UK and Asia Pacific regions where outperformance is expected. The Group has also benefited from a continuation of lower than normal levels of discretionary expenditure which is expected to continue through the remainder of the year. The Group is likely to achieve “overall profits materially ahead of 2019 for the current year, before a resumption of more normalised trading and cost dynamics in 2022.” Share price is pushing up to record highs. BUY...keep up to date with stocks with WealthOracleAM

Posted at 06/8/2021 12:05 by sophiejane1
I agree Mike but notice Investors Chronicle have said take profits Sell. I do find it annoying the way the share price can be quite volatile at times without any underlying reason which I can find. It’s a sentimental hold for me which is probably a bit daft but there you go.
Posted at 06/8/2019 03:03 by johncasey
p45's for svs employees...where will they go hoodless or beaufort?
Posted at 16/5/2019 12:14 by broadwood
An initial interim dividend of 4.8p per share (2017: 4.65p) amounting to GBP6.6m was paid on 3 October 2018, and a final ordinary dividend of 10.8p (2017: 10.45p) is recommended, making the ordinary dividend 15.6p for the year (2017: 15.1p). In addition, a supplemental interim dividend of 15.6p (2017: 15.1p) is declared, based upon the underlying performance of our Transaction Advisory business. Taken together, the ordinary and supplemental interim dividends comprise an aggregate distribution for the year of 31.2p per share, representing an increase of 3% on the 2017 aggregate dividend of 30.2p. The final ordinary dividend of 10.8p per ordinary share will, subject to shareholders' approval at the AGM on 8 May 2019, be paid alongside the supplemental interim dividend of 15.6p per share on 13 May 2019 to shareholders on the register at 12 April 2019.

Anybody received the supplementary divi?

Posted at 15/3/2018 08:36 by broadwood
- Savills, the international real estate adviser, increased its underlying profit by 3.5% to £140.5m in 2017.

Revenues rose by 11% to £1.6bn.

The group's statutory profit before tax increased by 13% to £112.4m.

The total dividend for the year has been increased by 4% to 30.2p per share.

Transaction Advisory revenue grew by 13%, Consultancy business revenue by 14% and Property Management revenue by 9%, including the full year effect of the 2016 UK acquisition of GBR Phoenix Beard.

Savills' Commercial Transaction business grew revenue by 15% with strong performances in many markets including the UK and significant growth in the Asia Pacific region, in particular, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Australia.

The Residential businesses withstood challenging conditions achieving revenue growth of over 6%.

Savills Investment Management assets under management increased to £14.6bn from £13.9bn. Investment Management revenue declined, reflecting the reduced level of disposal transactions from the liquidating SEB German Open Ended Funds Savills inherited as part of the acquisition of SEB Asset Management in 2015.

The reduction in transaction fees in the Investment Management business, together with a decline in the volume of larger complex transactions in the US and the costs of expansion in a number of markets, restricted the underlying profit margin to 8.8% (2016: 9.4%).

The statutory pre-tax profit margin remained stable at 7.0% (2016: 6.9%), with lower acquisition-related costs and profits on disposal of investments offsetting the expansion costs and decline in the US business.

Jeremy Helsby, group chief executive, said: "Savills has delivered another strong performance in 2017. Revenue and profits grew in each of our global Transaction Advisory, Consultancy and Property Management businesses despite challenging conditions in a number of markets. The strength of our business in key transactional markets across the globe, including a highly resilient performance in our UK residential business, were key to this result.

"Throughout the year we maintained our focus on delivering exceptional service to our clients and continued to build on our global network through complementary acquisitions and new team hires.

"We have made a solid start to 2018 with a pipeline of business carried over from last year in many markets, although this is against the backdrop of heightened market uncertainty, geopolitical risks and rising interest rates. We anticipate a tempering of the strong transaction volumes of recent times in some markets; however, at this early stage in the year our expectations for 2018 remain unchanged."

Posted at 16/1/2018 12:51 by broadwood
Beating expectations _ Asia Pacific strong London buyers.

e Group experienced a stronger than anticipated finish to the year in a number of our businesses around the world. In addition to substantial commercial transaction volumes in both the UK and a number of Asian and European markets, the relative resilience of Savills UK Residential transaction business, which achieved year-on-year revenue growth in challenging markets, was of particular note. Accordingly, the Group now anticipates that underlying results for the year to 31 December 2017 will be ahead of our previous expectations.

In the UK, we saw increased market share in commercial transactions, primarily as a result of relatively robust occupier demand and continued strong investment interest from the Asia Pacific region. Our Less Transactional businesses, both in the UK and globally, performed in line with our expectations.

Posted at 10/8/2017 08:14 by broadwood
- Savills' group revenue grew by 7% at constant currency to £714.4m in the first half of the year, with underlying profit up 5% to £48.1m.

Transaction advisory revenue was up 15%, reflecting strong performances in Asia, Europe and the UK commercial market, which offset a slight decline in UK residential revenue.

Property management revenue rose 13% and consultancy revenue increased by 15%.

At Savills Investment Management, revenue rose by 22%.

Jeremy Helsby, group chief executive of Savills, said: "In an environment of ongoing political and economic uncertainty, we continue to anticipate that our performance for the full year will be in line with the board's expectations."

Currency had a positive impact on reported group performance increasing revenue by £47.2m and underlying profit by £3.1m.

Statutory profit before tax, including deferred consideration provisions and acquisition and restructuring costs was £32.4m, 27% higher than the first half of 2016.

Savills made incremental acquisitions and team hires for the Savills Studley platform in the US, including the acquisition of Cresa Partners Orange County (California).

It also recruited a significant capital markets team in New York, the costs of which affected US profits in the period.

In the UK, it acquired a commercial real estate service provider in Guernsey and in Europe it invested in a new start-up in the Czech Republic. These expenditures caused the group's underlying profit margin to fall to 6.7% from 6.9% the year before.

Savills increased the interim dividend by 6% to 4.65p per share.

Posted at 09/5/2017 15:59 by broadwood
In today's Annual General Meeting statement from Savills, the Company said that during the year it has traded in line with expectations and ahead of the corresponding period in 2016.

"In the UK commercial markets, Savills has maintained a significant share of the Prime Central London investment and leasing markets, although market uncertainty continues to affect transactional volumes," Savills said.

"Outside London, our transactional volumes and Professional and Development services have grown over the comparable period in 2016.

"As expected, volumes in the UK Prime Residential market have been lower in the year to date compared with the very strong comparable period in advance of April 2016's increase in Stamp Duty. Our UK Rural business has performed better than anticipated. The period leading up to the UK General Election is expected to have a short term adverse impact on residential transaction activity over the next few weeks.

"Savills Asia Pacific business has had a very strong start to the year. We have seen substantial underlying revenue and profit growth in the year to date, with Hong Kong, Australia and Japan all ahead of our expectations; in addition, our reported results continue to benefit from the effect of Sterling weakness.

"In the US, Savills Studley has had a slower start to the year than initially anticipated with some occupier transaction deferrals. However, the pipeline of activity for the remainder of the year remains good. In addition we have continued to expand our footprint with acquisitions and significant recruitment in Southern California, Denver, Colorado and a Capital Markets team in New York.

"In Continental Europe, to date we have traded in line with our expectations, with France, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy experiencing a particularly strong start to the year.

"Globally, our Consultancy and Property Management businesses have delivered continued revenue growth with particular strengths in the UK and Asia.

"Following a strong year in 2016, Savills Investment Management has grown revenue and profits as anticipated for the period to date as we near the end of the disposal of assets within the liquidating German Open Ended Funds under the SEB brand.

"While we have started the year well, typically the first four months represent a disproportionately small element of the expected outturn for the full year. Against a political and economic backdrop which demonstrates greater levels of uncertainty than a few months ago, we continue to anticipate that our performance will remain in line with our expectations."

Posted at 22/3/2017 07:25 by broadwood
Happy enough with this.

Savills has lifted its FY pretax profit by 1%, revenue by 13% and total dividend by 12% in what it described as a another record performance against a backcloth of geopolitical distractions in some markets.

Pretax proft was £99.,8m, from £98.6m, with revenue coming in at £1.445bn, from £1.283bn. Total dividend was up 12% to 29p a share, from 26p.

CEO Jeremy Helsby said overall Savills had delivered another record performance in 2016 despite the geopolitical distractions in some of its markets.

"We benefited from the scale of our operations across the globe, which have grown substantially over recent years, as well as a highly resilient performance in the UK," said Helsby.

"Our less transactional businesses, particularly Property Management and Investment Management grew strongly while our global Transaction Advisory business produced a solid performance despite variable conditions in many markets," he added.

Savills had entered 2017 with a continuation of global macro-economic concerns, rising bond yields, uncertainty over the impact of Brexit negotiations in the UK and Continental Europe and a new administration in the US.

"We have started the year well and our expectations for the full year remain unchanged."

Posted at 27/8/2014 10:52 by contrarian2investor
werty5, Jockthescot & long-term SVS holders,

I have been wondering if SVS has further to climb after its strong
run over the
past few years. Can it climb beyond it previous highs before market
pressures return?

Using the IC recommendation, I asked the generous posters on the
ZULU the question below:

Does SAVILLS meet the criteria to be a ZULU stock?
SVS Opinions and comments please. TIA c2i.

These are the replies that I got:

simon42 26 Aug'14 - 19:47 - 790 of 801 0 0

I don't think Savills does qualify for the following reason, Jim
Slater doesn't like cyclical stocks and quotes the property sector
as an example.
I suspect he may have changed his mind since the first edition Zulu
book but that viewpoint did stand.
However, he does buy miners etc... which are cyclical and his son's
fund that has Zulu principles (flexible guidelines) does buy house


mrx9000 26 Aug'14 - 19:50 - 791 of 801 0 0

Contrarian: SVS... in regard being a zulu... SVS is in an area I am
familiar with...

- Mkt Cap of £871m, generally this would be regarded as being
to big a mkt cap to be a considered a zulu.
- It doesn't really have something new? Business model is
replicated time and time again
- Dividend Yield has been reducing over last few years, now only
1.6%, however still paying one.
- Directors cashing in big time on variou sales.

Plus Points
- 4 Years EPS growth, plus 2 yrs forcast on top of this.
- A lot of cash, no debt.
- Zulu PEG of 0.74

Certainly I can think of far worse companies, however you have to
ask yourself is what do you think will happen to the housing market
when rate rises start to kick in.

Margins used to be high back in the day, however they dropped and
have gradually climbed back to half of what they used to (14% to
7.5%). My opinion is this 7.5% margin will be under pressure from
competitors and the climate it is operating at present.

Alas not for me, but thanks for pointing it out.

dasv 26 Aug'14 - 21:14 - 792 of 801 0 0


On -'s screens SVS is a big hitter.

SVS qualifies forJames O'Shaugnessy Cornerstone Grow… (in
Growth Investing).
SVS qualifies for The Screen of Screens (in Quality Investing).

SVS qualifies for Naked Trader-esque Screen (in Growth
SVS qualifies for Value Momentum Screen (in Momentum
SVS qualifies for Cash Accruals Screen (in Quality Investing).
SVS qualifies for Growth at a Reasonable Price Screen (in Growth
SVS qualifies for Jim Slater ZULU Principle Screen (in Growth
SVS qualifies for Richard Beddard's Nifty Thrifty Scr… (in
Value Investing).

These screens are generally simplified and not necessarily accurate
representations of the original screens (e.g the zulu screen throws
up some unlikely candidates).

However SVS has decent metrics overall. Forward PEG is 0.81,
forward divi is 3.87%. It is cyclical and it is exposed to the
supply of credit and interest rates. It took a hit in the 2008
crash but has recovered. 675p was the cycle high last time.

SVS were my first bagger having bought in 2003. I took a job there
as a developer in Moorgate and wrote their UK residential property
search, integrating their CRM system with their web site. My boss
was a tetchy woman with no experience of technology who seemed to
have been given the position through contacts in the firm. She was
so rich her horse, when it died, was buried in her garden. Her
partner was a classic car dealer to the Maharajahs. (I left after a
year mostly because of her personality, and the complete lack of
oxygen in the offices: the air con did not work and the windows
were sealed shut). Even she baulked at some of the types who worked
at Savills. But the toffs are necessary to sell to big money
(probably). The big commercial deals (e.g. new Sainsbury's head
office) came through by serious contacts. Like structured property
finance in investment banking.

I guess because of my time there I won't ever invest but I can see
why people do - it keeps making money. "The richer are getting
richer every day, and the little that the poor man got it shall be
taken away" - Junior Byles "Rockers" Sound track.

Savills used to charge 2.5% on a residential property sale - a
fairly fat margin

sundance 13 26 Aug'14 - 21:33 - 794 of 801 0 0

Sorry wrong board for last post!

Re: SVS - continue to think risk of interest rate rises is
overblown, salary inflation remains depressed, while with the
election coming up the political parties won't want to upset the
housing market too much by being overly hawkish.

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