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rws holdings plc (RWS) Snapshot

Open
781.00 GBp
Previous Close
797.50 GBp
Day High
826.50 GBp
Day Low
780.00 GBp
52 Week High
02/10/14 - 1,030 GBp
52 Week Low
11/19/14 - 681.00 GBp
Market Cap
349.7M
Average Volume 10 Days
39.0K
EPS TTM
0.36 GBp
Shares Outstanding
42.3M
EX-Date
01/29/15
P/E TM
23.0x
Dividend
25.44 GBp
Dividend Yield
2.78%
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rws holdings plc (RWS) Details

RWS Holdings plc, through its subsidiaries, provides intellectual property support services; and technical, medical, legal, and financial translation services worldwide. The company operates in two divisions, Translations and Information. It offers various patent translation services, including translation of patent applications, priority documents, etc. for filing at patent offices; translation for litigation purposes; European and Japanese patent translation and filing; PCT patent translation and filing; and translation for information purposes. The company provides its patent translation services for companies that are active in patent filing in the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, defense, automotive, and telecom industries, as well as patent agents representing such clients. It also offers a range of search/retrieval services covering intellectual property; and other technical literature comprising journals, text books, conference proceedings, trade literature, etc, as well as publishes PatBase, a patent database service. In addition, the company offers technical translation services, such as engineering/telecoms and chemical translations; insurance/legal/financial translations; medical/pharmaceutical translations; and localization services, as well as Web based international filing solutions. RWS Holdings PLC was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Chalfont St Peter, the United Kingdom.

605 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/9/14
Founded in 1958

rws holdings plc (RWS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 321.0K GBP
Executive Chairman, Member of Audit Committee...
Total Annual Compensation: 236.0K GBP
Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary an...
Total Annual Compensation: 206.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

rws holdings plc (RWS) Key Developments

Holdings Recommends Final Dividend Payable on February 27, 2015; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015

RWS Holdings plc has recommended a final dividend of 18.0 pence per share. The interim dividend, paid in July, was 4.9 pence per share, so that the total payout in respect of the year will amount to 22.9 pence per share, an increase of 13% over 2013, reflecting both the underlying growth in Group earnings during 2014 and the Board's confidence in the Group's continued progress. This proposed payout marks an eleven year unbroken record of double digit increases in the dividend since flotation in November 2003.  Subject to shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting, the final dividend will be paid on 27 February 2015 to all shareholders on the register at 30 January 2015. The company reported consolidated earnings results for the year ended September 30, 2014. For the year, the company's revenue was £93,556,000 against £77,404,000 a year ago. Operating profit was £19,586,000 against £18,865,000 a year ago. Profit before tax was £19,629,000 against £20,510,000 a year ago. Profit for the year was £15,199,000 against £15,918,000 a year ago. Total comprehensive income attributable to owners of the parent was £14,581,000 or 35.6 pence diluted per share against £15,624,000 or 37.6 pence diluted per share a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £18,023,000 against £16,204,000 a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was £4,919,000 against £376,000 a year ago. Purchases of intangibles (computer software) was £78,000 against £34,000 a year ago. Adjusted earnings were £17,135,000 or 40.1 pence diluted per share against £16,315,000 or 38.6 pence diluted per share a year ago. The Board fully expects the Group to grow revenues and profits in 2015, consolidating its market leading position in the intellectual property support services space.

RWS Holdings plc, 2014 Earnings Call, Dec 09, 2014

RWS Holdings plc, 2014 Earnings Call, Dec 09, 2014

RWS Holdings plc Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ended September 30, 2014

RWS Holdings plc (RWS) provided earnings guidance for the year ended September 30, 2014. On a constant currency basis, the company will achieve at least a 26% increase in revenues to approximately £97.8 million against £77.4 million a year ago. This performance primarily reflects further organic growth in the core patent translations business, together with a full year's sales from the inovia Holdings Pty Limited business and a strong performance from the search business, where the patent search revenues increased by 36% and PatBase subscription revenues advanced by 5%. Reported revenues are expected to be up by 21% to £93.6 million against £77.4 million a year ago. It is anticipated that the Profit before tax will reach approximately £22.1 million despite the currency headwinds, and in line with market expectations.

 

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