Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Sky plc LSE:SKY London Ordinary Share GB0001411924 ORD 50P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +9.00p +0.66% 1,364.00p 1,454,058 16:35:20
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1,361.50p 1,362.50p 1,365.00p 1,357.00p 1,360.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 12,916.0 803.0 40.6 33.6 23,447.40

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Sky Daily Update: Sky plc is listed in the Media sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SKY. The last closing price for Sky was 1,355p.
Sky plc has a 4 week average price of 1,305p and a 12 week average price of 1,103p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,402p while the 1 year low share price is currently 893.50p.
There are currently 1,719,017,230 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 2,140,453 shares. The market capitalisation of Sky plc is £23,447,395,017.20.
barvin: Rather than going through about a million RNS. What are the current share price bid prices and expected offers for Sky?
jaknife: Ball Deap, You're a broken record repeating the same thing over and over again. Here you were telling us to sell when the share price was 920p back in November: Https:// If you keep saying "sell sell sell" then one day you might be right. But with a takeover around the corner at £10.75 and Elliott buying a position from which to lobby for a higher price, now is not the right time. JakNife
eaaxs06: I’m quite surprised how much the share price has come off in the past couple of days. Does the broad market sell off affect the Sky price that much? The £10.75 bid is still on the table, with a 13p payment going xd end of March, makes for an total of £10.88. With the deal ‘expected̵7; to complete by June this year the time premium is getting near negligible levels, so last weeks’ dealing around the £10.60 - £10.65 level seems fair to me. Seeing the price down to £10.40 this morning was strange, maybe the markets know something I don’t?
jaknife: Interesting read, seems to be pointing to a potential premium in excess of £10.75 note the end: Fox still expects to complete the deal by June. Sky’s share price closed at £10.06 last week, below the existing offer. Polygon said that, if Disney loses the argument that it would not be bound by the Takeover Code to make a mandatory offer for Sky, it should be offering “above £13 a share”. The hedge fund’s intervention could be the first signs of a rebellion against the original Fox deal to push for a premium from Disney. Mr Burki said minority investors were “uniquely positioned to exert leverage” for a higher price if regulators clear the Fox deal and it would be no surprise to see “some sort of activism” next year.
loginname: 10p special dividend on its way. “The CMA delay means that Sky shareholders will receive a special dividend of 10 pence (13 U.S. cents) per share "without a reduction in the offer price of £10.75 per Sky share," according to Sky's Oct. 12 earnings release.” "We can now confirm that the ex-dividend date will be 11 January 2018 and the dividend will be paid on 9 February 2018 to shareholders on the register at close of business on 12 January 2018 should the Offer not have completed by 31 December 2017," the company added.
loginname: Found the bit about potential dividends in 2018. This means £10.75 + 0.10 in Jan + some dividends could result in SKY shareholders pulling down almost £11 once it's all over... "In addition, Sky Shareholders shall be entitled to receive any dividend declared and paid by Sky in the ordinary course in 2018 and prior to the Effective Date. The price of £10.75 per Sky Share shall be reduced to the extent that: the dividend in respect of the six months ending 31 December 2017 exceeds 13.06 pence per Sky Share; and the dividend in respect of the year ending 30 June 2018 exceeds 21.8 pence per Sky Share." From "Recommended cash offer for Sky Plc by 21st Century Fox Inc." ("sky-21cf-rule-2-7.pdf") here: hxxps://
walbrock82: Looking SKY, here are some interesting thoughts. Sky PLC is under takeover propose from 21th Century Fox, a firm owned by Rupert Murdoch. It is currently under government review, and the takeover price is £10.75 per share. Current share price stands at £9.13 per share, a discount of 17.7%. Anyone playing this takeover needs to do due diligence. especially those using leverage. There is a chance the deal would get block by the government. The huge discount means investors aren't optimistic this deal gets made. Before the takeover got announced, Sky’s shares were trading around £8. A miscalculation could potentially cost investors 12%. unless Sky PLC saw improving operational performance. First quarter update Main numbers are: - 5% increase in like-for-like revenue to £3.3 billion. - 11% increase in EBITDA to £582 million. Business in Sky has been getting along and we can assume cost savings are made because sales increase is smaller than EBITDA. Rule of thumb (2% growth in sales and 10% growth in operating profit = increase in operating margin.) (10% growth in sales and 2% growth in operating profit = decrease in operating margin.) Historical Performance Without much data from Q1 trading update. Let’s look at Sky PLC over the years. Although turnover has grown exponentially, SKY has struggled to grow EPS consistently. There is a lot of debt on their balance sheet, especially after their acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia for £7bn. However, this resulted in net borrowing spiking from £6bn to £15bn in one year. Now, it stands at £18bn, which is 23 times larger than net profit (£700m). Despite the low interest rates, SKY’s interest cover is below their historical average of 6.4 times to stand at 4.7 times. Market Valuation With only the first quarter numbers out, there’s a lot of information to measure valuation. Most brokers are putting a “hold” on the stock with price target of £10.75. One broker is super optimistic with a £13 price tag. Using 2018’s forecast, EV/EBIT is on 15 times multiple, with EBIT margin at 10.8%, below their historical average of 17%. Final Thoughts If takeover review panel blocks 21th Century Fox acquisition, then the potential downside is £8 per share. But, SKY’s performance has been up and down if you delve into the raw data. It explains why net debt to market cap. has risen from below 10% to 60%.
spob: 21st Century Fox makes £11.7bn formal bid for Sky Takeover sets up showdown with smaller shareholders and UK and European regulators FT by: David Bond and Arash Massoudi in London and Matthew Garrahan in New York 15 Dec 2016 Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has made a formal offer to take full control of Sky, setting up a showdown with smaller independent shareholders and a battle with UK and European regulators. The £10.75 a share all-cash offer for the 61 per cent of Sky that the US media group does not already own values the UK-based group at £18.5bn, and will cost Fox £11.7bn. The offer comes almost a week after the European pay-TV broadcaster announced it had reached an agreement with Fox on a proposed deal. James Murdoch, Sky’s chairman who is also chief executive of Fox, said he was confident the deal would pass “regulatory muster” and would be completed before the end of 2017. “We will be engaging with the relevant agencies and authorities,” Mr Murdoch told an investor call, adding that he was sure “no meaningful concessions will need to be made”. The UK government is unlikely to decide whether to refer the Fox takeover to Ofcom, the media regulator, before the new year. The deal is also expected to require clearance from the European Commission following Sky’s acquisition of Fox’s Italian and German TV businesses in 2014. £11.7bn deal was settled over two weeks of talks after several years in the offing Fox’s offer, which remains the same as the price agreed last week, values Sky at a 36 per cent premium to its closing share price on December 8, the day before news of the approach was announced. However, some smaller shareholders such as Standard Life, Jupiter Asset Management and Royal London have spoken out against the offer arguing that it undervalues Sky: its shares were trading at the offer price back in February. To sweeten the deal, Sky said it would pay a special 10p dividend if the transaction was not completed by the end of 2017. The Murdochs abandoned their last bid for Sky in 2011 amid the public outcry over the UK phone hacking scandal. Since then, their group has separated into two companies: Fox, which consists of a movie studio and television assets, and News Corp, which owns newspapers such as The Times and the Wall Street Journal. Abandoning the bid in 2011 cost News Corp a break-up fee of £38.5m; this time Fox will pay Sky £200m if it walks away from the deal. Fox said the combined company would help create a “consumer powerhouse reaching 100m households”. “This deal will enable us to be a leader for the next wave of content consumption growth,” James Murdoch added. 21st Century Fox confident that bid will not be derailed this time However, Sky faces challenges on a number of fronts, including sharp inflation in the cost of live sports rights and increased competition from BT and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. John Nallen, Fox’s chief financial officer, told investors the US media group would pay for the transaction with cash and $10bn of new debt. There would be no new Fox shares issued to pay for the deal, he said. A bridging loan would be used to finance the deal and replaced with longer-term financing once the takeover is completed. To speed up the takeover process Fox and Sky will pursue a “scheme of arrangement” takeover structure, which requires the backing of only 75 per cent of a company’s independent shareholders.
boix: 21-Oct-16 UBS Buy - 1,310.00 Reiteration Some friends went yesterday and they are also at a loss to explain yesterday's fall. The audience response was favourable and there was no sense of concern amongst the invited guests. Even today's LEX column said the mobile numbers were easily deliverable. The Sky share price always seems to have unknown forces moving it? - Rupert?
boix: Sterling taking the next leg down will offer further support to the Sky share price.
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