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Last 143.75 GBp
Change Today +6.50 / 4.74%
Volume 102.2K
RWS On Other Exchanges
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As of 7:44 AM 09/3/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

rws holdings plc (RWS) Snapshot

Open
138.50 GBp
Previous Close
137.25 GBp
Day High
143.75 GBp
Day Low
138.50 GBp
52 Week High
02/26/15 - 185.00 GBp
52 Week Low
06/29/15 - 119.50 GBp
Market Cap
304.1M
Average Volume 10 Days
48.7K
EPS TTM
0.07 GBp
Shares Outstanding
211.6M
EX-Date
06/25/15
P/E TM
19.9x
Dividend
5.14 GBp
Dividend Yield
3.65%
Current Stock Chart for RWS HOLDINGS PLC (RWS)

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rws holdings plc (RWS) Details

RWS Holdings plc, through its subsidiaries, provides patent translation, intellectual property (IP) support services, and technical translation services in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through four divisions: Patent Translations, Commercial Translations, Information, and inovia. It offers European patent translation and validation solutions; and an optional filing service for patent cooperation treaty, national, and European patent applications, as well as additional IP related translation services for litigation and information purposes, including prior-art documents, office actions, opposition proceedings and correspondence, and written opinions of international searching authorities. The company also provides technical and commercial translation services, including translation of software user manuals, aeroplane specifications, financial reports, insurance policies, press releases, holiday brochures, and birth certificates, as well as language support services. In addition, it offers medical and pharmaceutical translation services, such as translation of clinical trials documentation, health authorities' opinions, approvals and authorizations, healthcare educational material, marketing collateral, pharmacovigilance material, EMA and FDA marketing authorization applications, Training courses, presentations, and video scripts, as well as language support services. Further, the company provides search and retrieval services that encompass IP and other technical literature, such as journals, text books, conference proceedings, and trade literature; and PatBase, a patent database for professional searchers, as well as localization and Web based international filing solutions. It primarily serves chemical, aerospace, defense, automotive, telecom, manufacturing and engineering, energy, law, insurance, and finance industries. RWS Holdings Plc was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Chalfont St Peter, the United Kingdom.

615 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/2/15
Founded in 1958

rws holdings plc (RWS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 338.0K GBP
Executive Chairman, Member of Audit Committee...
Total Annual Compensation: 247.0K GBP
Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, Co...
Total Annual Compensation: 248.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

rws holdings plc (RWS) Key Developments

RWS Holdings plc Approves Interim Dividend, Payable on 24 July 2015; Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2015

RWS Holdings plc announced that the Directors have approved an interim dividend of 1.03 pence per share, an increase of 5% over the 2014 interim dividend of 0.98 pence (adjusted for the 5 for 1 share split in February 2015) which will be paid on 24 July 2015 to those shareholders on the register on 26 June 2015. This increase reflects the group's strong financial base, the Board's confidence in the group's market position and commitment to a progressive dividend policy, which was stated at flotation in November 2003 and has been delivered upon every year since then. The company announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended March 31, 2015. For the period, revenue was GBP 45,378,000 against GBP 46,889,000 a year ago. Operating profit was GBP 9,136,000 against GBP 9,691,000 a year ago. Profit before tax was GBP 9,555,000 against GBP 9,586,000 a year ago. Profit for the period was GBP 7,260,000 against GBP 7,096,000 a year ago. Total comprehensive income attributable to owners of the parent was GBP 8,732,000 against GBP 6,339,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per ordinary share were 3.4 pence against 3.3 pence a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was GBP 7,663,000 against GBP 8,137,000 a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was GBP 1,015,000 against GBP 4,737,000 a year ago. Purchases of intangibles (computer software) were GBP 16,000 against GBP 8,000 a year ago. Sales on a constant currency basis were GBP 46.9 million against GBP 46.9 million a year ago. Adjusted profit before tax was flat at GBP 10.8 million against GBP 10.8 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share were up by 3% at 3.9 pence against 3.8 pence, after 5 for 1 share split.

RWS Holdings Mulls Acquisitions

RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS) is seeking acquisitions. Andrew Brode, Chairman of RWS Holdings, said in RWS Holdings half yearly report, “In terms of acquisitive growth, we continue to search for suitable potential acquisitions in the intellectual property support services and high level commercial translation spaces. We seek niche businesses capable of delivering well above industry average levels of profitability or highly complementary businesses capable of reinforcing our dominant position in intellectual property support services.

RWS Holdings plc Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Half Year Ended March 31, 2015

RWS Holdings plc provided earnings guidance for the first half year ended March 31, 2015. The board expects group revenues for the first half of fiscal 2015 to be approximately £45.3 million compared to £46.9 million in 2014, a reduction of 3.4%, predominantly as a result of the weakness of the Euro as anticipated. In constant currency terms, revenues in the first half would have been approximately £1.5 million higher. Adjusted profit before tax (before amortization of intangibles and share option costs) is expected to be broadly in line with the board's expectations and in line with the same period in the prior year.

 

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