Equiniti Group (EQN)

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144.40p
   
  • Change Today:
    -0.20p
  • 52 Week High: 230.40
  • 52 Week Low: 133.40
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 364.54m
  • Volume: 168,594
  • Market Cap: £526.39m

Liberum stays at 'buy' on Equiniti, hails 'momentum' in business

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Thursday 02 May 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Analysts at Liberum reiterated their 'buy' recommendation for shares of Equiniti, telling clients that the latest update from the company confirmed he "momentum" in the business.
With Equiniti management having said that 2019 "started well" and that integration of the WFSS operations that it acquired from Wells Fargo was going well, the analysts stuck to their estimates for fiscal year 2019 revenue growth of 5% and for EBITDA to rise by 10%, as well as their projection for net debt at period end.

Liberum also highlighted Equiniti's ability to keep all of the clients who had come up for renewal and its "encouraging" new client wins, including National Grid, Danske Bank and DWF in the UK.

The broker added that: "Encouragingly, the company continues to make progress with its plans to cross-sell services into the North American market, supporting our forecasts for an acceleration of growth in FY19 relative to the rates achieved in 2H18."

Liberum also believed that the roughly 35% discount that the shares were trading on in terms of their price-to-earnings multiple versus peers Computershare and LINK would unwind over the next 18 months, given Equiniti's increasing diversification and on the back of the successful integration of the EQUS assets.

The broker stood by its 290p target on the shares, estimating that the shares were changing hands on a calendar year 2019 P/E multiple of 11.1 against 17.2 for Computershare and 18.2 for LINK.

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Equiniti Group Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 144.40p
Change Today -0.20p
% Change -0.14 %
52 Week High 230.40
52 Week Low 133.40
Volume 168,594
Shares Issued 364.54m
Market Cap £526.39m

Equiniti Group Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
10.18% below the market average10.18% below the market average10.18% below the market average10.18% below the market average10.18% below the market average
19.63% above the sector average19.63% above the sector average19.63% above the sector average19.63% above the sector average19.63% above the sector average
Price Trend
50.99% below the market average50.99% below the market average50.99% below the market average50.99% below the market average50.99% below the market average
48.21% below the sector average48.21% below the sector average48.21% below the sector average48.21% below the sector average48.21% below the sector average
Income
10.84% below the market average10.84% below the market average10.84% below the market average10.84% below the market average10.84% below the market average
9.59% above the sector average9.59% above the sector average9.59% above the sector average9.59% above the sector average9.59% above the sector average
Growth
40.64% above the market average40.64% above the market average40.64% above the market average40.64% above the market average40.64% above the market average
21.15% above the sector average21.15% above the sector average21.15% above the sector average21.15% above the sector average21.15% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 4
Buy 0
Neutral 3
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 7
buy
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Equiniti Group Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 19-Sep-19 11-Apr-19
Paid 25-Oct-19 16-May-19
Amount 1.95p 3.49p

Trades for 10-Jul-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 78,237 @ 144.40p
16:29 27 @ 145.00p
16:29 983 @ 145.40p
16:23 1,769 @ 145.00p
16:20 2,040 @ 145.40p

Equiniti Group Key Personnel

CEO Guy Wakeley
CFO John Stier

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