Last 769.50 GBp
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769.50 GBp
Previous Close
735.50 GBp
Day High
769.50 GBp
Day Low
769.50 GBp
52 Week High
02/10/14 - 1,030 GBp
52 Week Low
07/1/14 - 725.00 GBp
Market Cap
325.6M
Average Volume 10 Days
58.7K
EPS TTM
0.36 GBp
Shares Outstanding
42.3M
EX-Date
06/25/14
P/E TM
21.3x
Dividend
22.94 GBp
Dividend Yield
2.98%
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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.

590 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/2/14
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

RWS Holdings plc Declares Interim Dividend, Payable on July 25, 2014; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2014

The directors of RWS Holdings plc have approved an interim dividend of 4.9 pence per share, an increase of 9% over the 2013 interim dividend of 4.5 pence per share. This dividend will be paid on 25 July 2014 to those shareholders on the register on June 27, 2014. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended March 31, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenue of GBP 46,889,000 compared to GBP 36,666,000 a year ago. Profit from operations was GBP 9,691,000 compared to GBP 10,096,000 a year ago. Profit before tax was GBP 9,586,000 compared to GBP 10,249,000 a year ago. Profit for the period was GBP 7,096,000 compared to GBP 7,738,000 a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share were 16.6 pence compared to 18.3 pence a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was GBP 8,137,000 compared to GBP 8,833,000 a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was GBP 4,737,000 compared to GBP 148,000 a year ago. Purchases of intangibles (computer software) were GBP 8,000 compared to GBP 34,000 a year ago. Free cash flow was GBP 3,481,000 compared to GBP 8,793,000 a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was up by 6% to GBP 11.0 million compared to GBP 10.4 million against the same period a year ago. Adjusted profit before tax rose by 2% to GBP 10.8 million against of GBP 10.6 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share were flat at 18.9 pence compared to 18.9 pence a year ago.

RWS Holdings Mulls Acquisitions

RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS) is seeking acquisitions. RWS Holdings said, "In terms of acquisitive growth, having been generally pleased with the return on acquisitions made to date, we continue to search for suitable potential acquisitions in the high level commercial translation and intellectual property support services spaces."

RWS Holdings plc Provides Earnings Guidance for the Half Year Ended March 31, 2014

RWS Holdings plc provided earnings guidance for the half year ended March 31, 2014. The Board expects Group revenues to be approximately £46.9 million compared to £36.7 million in the previous financial year, an increase of 28%. At constant currency rates, revenues would have been approximately £1 million higher. Adjusted profit before tax (before amortization of intangibles and share option costs) is expected to be broadly in line with that achieved in the comparative period, representing an underlying increase of approximately 12% after taking account of the net £1.3 million unrealized foreign exchange gain in the comparative period which resulted from gains on the unheeded USD balances the Group had held in anticipation of the purchase of the remaining two thirds of ionvia in September 2013, as referred to in the Group's half year results announcement on 10 June 2013.

 

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