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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Sthree Plc LSE:STHR London Ordinary Share GB00B0KM9T71 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 300.00 297.50 300.50 - 0.00 01:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 1,258.2 47.0 26.6 11.3 398

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09/3/2012
08:09
Subject: DJ SThree 1Q12 Gross Profit Up 15% Year On Year LONDON (Dow Jones)--SThree PLC (STHR.LN), the specialist staffing business, Friday said gross profit growth year on year has improved in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. MAIN FACTS: -1Q12 group gross profit up 15% year on year (up 12% in 4Q 2011) -Permanent gross profit up 16% year on year (up 14% in 4Q 2011); Contract gross profit up 13% year on year (up 9% in 4Q 2011) -Permanent deal pipeline volume up 11% year on year (up 1% at year end 2011) -Seasonal recovery in contract runners tracking broadly in line with 2011 -Strong financial position with net cash of circa GBP30 million at period end -Average placement fees for the quarter have grown strongly year on year, despite continuing weakness in the global banking and finance market, with particularly strong performances from Energy and Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology -Average contractor gross profit per day rates also strengthened year on year during the quarter -Group sales headcount at Feb 26, 2012 was broadly level versus the year end, and up 27% year on year -Group opened offices in Oslo and San Diego during the quarter, taking the total to 62 offices in 18 countries -Market conditions remain in far better shape than in the aftermath of the global financial crisis -Shares closed at GBP2.9 valuing the company at GBP347 million. -By Jana Weigand, Dow Jones Newswires
cambium
09/3/2012
07:49
well at the last update they said they had seen further weakness - now they have sales up double digit and saying Q1 is up on Q4 too - that sounds like a decent improvement to me. With a yield of over 5% that looks pretty safe and a history of divi growth and cash back - I think brokers have under estimated STHR imo. Don't get 5%+ yielding cyclicals as the market picks up imo. Way too cheap imo. CR
cockneyrebel
09/3/2012
07:43
Better than expected I'd say, no sign of the slip in growth late last year continuing, good news overall just the UK letting the side down. If eurozone quietens down, at least for a while, we might even get the share price up a bit.
paleje
08/3/2012
16:50
If any of these muppets are to be believed, euroland is getting less risky which has got to be in our favour, see what Russell says tomorrow. "Inflation rates are now likely to stay above 2 percent in 2012, with upside risks prevailing," Draghi said in Frankfurt today after the ECB kept its benchmark interest rate at a record-low 1 percent. While risks to the economic outlook remain on the downside, "the risk environment has improved enormously," he said. "We see many signs of returning confidence in the euro." http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-08/draghi-sees-europe-inflation-rate-above-2-with-economic-growth-stalling.html
paleje
08/3/2012
16:26
Looking good ;-)
shammytime
08/3/2012
13:54
reality dawns imo £3 woulds be disappointing imo - based on MPI 350p looks more realistic imo. perhaps the trading update leaked - I would hope :-) CR
cockneyrebel
08/3/2012
13:54
Looks like tomorrow's update will be an absolute belter :-)
shammytime
08/3/2012
13:53
Wow, what happened there? lol I'd like to think it was down to my statement...
shammytime
08/3/2012
13:52
Whoosh - thast's more like it! :-) CR
cockneyrebel
08/3/2012
13:44
I'm absolutely convinced that this will hit 300p before this week is out.
shammytime
08/3/2012
11:27
How has MPI outperformed STHR by so much when STHR performs better and is such a good divi payer? free stock charts from uk.advfn.com
cockneyrebel
08/3/2012
10:46
STHR IMS statement tomorrow or Mon imo. CR
cockneyrebel
07/3/2012
15:54
Seen how MPI is bouncin gtoday yet on that high? MPI on a PE of 22 for 2013 ! STHR on a P Eof 14 and much better cashwise too. CR
cockneyrebel
06/3/2012
10:32
I think it was the bit about Q4 getting challenging and y-o-y growth dropping that markets didn't like. First 2 months this year have stayed same as Q4, so a bit directionless. I'll be surprised - pleasantly - if we can buck the trend in Fridays update, agree we're in better shape though.
paleje
06/3/2012
08:18
A rather decent statement from MPI today - and STHR look so so much cheaper and better run imo. CR
cockneyrebel
02/3/2012
14:28
Interim Man Statement March 4th last year - so Monday then? CR
cockneyrebel
01/3/2012
11:52
Thanks CR. Robert Walters reported this morning, UK the problem country, France was brilliant, Germany good, rest of world growing, outlook possible turbulence but confident they can handle it.
paleje
01/3/2012
11:18
Goldman Sachs has upgraded three European business services stocks. It has raised Randstad (RAND.AE), SThree (STHR.LN) and Electrocomponents (ECM.LN) to buy from neutral. "A number of the lead indicators for key end markets which we track for the most cyclical business service sub-sectors have shown signs of improvement year-to-date. With positive trends developing, we are reflecting a more positive outlook in our forecasts, particularly in the staffing and distributor sub-sectors,
cockneyrebel
01/3/2012
11:13
G.Sachs raise taarget from 240p to 346p. CR
cockneyrebel
01/3/2012
08:16
upped to buy from hold at G.Sachs today. CR
cockneyrebel
29/2/2012
21:11
yep, STHR looks the killer play to me in the recruiter sector imo. CR
cockneyrebel
27/2/2012
15:01
MPI current yr PE over 30, we're about 19 with twice the divi (plus hint of another one-off) and more diverse in my opinion. We're about a quarter of their market cap yet we've got almost as much cash. I'd agree with you CR, we look the better bet, won't be adding though not just yet, eurozone still bugs me, looking forward to the updates.
paleje
27/2/2012
13:40
Interim Man Statement due next week. A nice dip to be buying on ahead of that imo - so I've added a few :-) MPI chart going through the roof and these have to be a cheaper and better co imo. CR
cockneyrebel
15/2/2012
20:28
Shore Capital 'still positive' on recruitment industry Tue, 14 Feb 2012 Shore Capital Stockbrokers says it remains positive on the recruitment industry as an investment prospect, having taken a 'negative/neutral stance' for much of 2011, up until early December. This 2011 stance was "justified as it [the recruitment industry] underperformed the FTSE All Share by 32.8%", according to the firm.The company's report cites the Markit employment Purchasing Managers Index for December 2011, when the index climbed above the 50 point mark (representing growth) amongst factors in the change in attitude. The report says: "We think that the sector remains good value and retain our positive stance", listing Michael Page, SThree, Robert Walters, Harvey Nash and Staffline as favoured stocks, while having a negative stance on Capita and Matchtech.
paleje
04/2/2012
11:00
We've been doing ok last few weeks, fingers crossed we don't get any deflating news in next months trading update, I've still got Germany/ eurozone worries and remember STHR's Nye Bidwell's played down warning from end November but overall happy if cautious. http://www.recruiter.co.uk/crisis-will-filter-to-germany/1011916.article Crisis will filter to Germany 30 November 2011 Contract hiring in Germany remains strong despite the Eurozone crisis. But according to SThree's regional director Germany South, it is only a matter of time before the effects are felt. Nye Bidwell told Recruiter: "The contract market remains strong." However, he added: "It has never been the case that the German market hasn't been affected; it is more that the effect will take a while to filter through." SThree operates in three sectors of the German contract market: IT, engineering and life sciences. He explained that part of the reason for the current strength of these markets was that German companies took a long-term perspective and didn't react to short-term fluctuations in the market. "German companies are not used to panicking, they tend to take balanced view and take time to make a decision," he explained.
paleje
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