SOPH.L - Sophos Group plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
386.50
+2.00 (+0.52%)
As of 2:40PM BST. Market open.
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Previous close384.50
Open385.10
Bid385.90 x 151300
Ask386.80 x 209800
Day's range380.90 - 395.00
52-week range273.40 - 645.50
Volume442,402
Avg. volume1,730,106
Market cap1.866B
Beta (3Y monthly)1.03
PE ratio (TTM)71.57
EPS (TTM)5.40
Earnings date26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Forward dividend & yield0.04 (1.06%)
Ex-dividend date2019-09-19
1y target est6.11
  • CrowdStrike Almost Doubles in Debut as Tech IPOs Rush Ahead
    Bloomberg8 days ago

    CrowdStrike Almost Doubles in Debut as Tech IPOs Rush Ahead

    (Bloomberg) -- Software maker CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. soared in its trading debut after raising $612 million in one of the biggest-ever initial public offerings for a cybersecurity company.Shares opened at $63.50 in New York and rose as much as 97% from their IPO price to $67. The stock closed up 71% to $58 on Wednesday. That valued the company at about $11.41 billion, almost quadruple its $3 billion valuation last June when it raised about $200 million in a private funding round.CrowdStrike sold 18 million shares on Tuesday at $34 each, above its already elevated target range, the company said in a statement confirming an earlier report by Bloomberg. The Sunnyvale, California-based company had marketed the shares for $28 to $30, a target range it had earlier raised from $19 to $23.Founded in 2011 by former McAfee Inc. executives, CrowdStrike makes software to protect clients from cyberattacks, including predicting and detecting potential hacks. Its clients include Amazon.com Inc. and HSBC Holdings Plc, according to its filings.CrowdStrike Chief Executive Officer George Kurtz said he expects continued interest in the company partly because of geopolitical events, which will prompt governments and businesses to review their security.“The stock is going to move.” Kurtz said. “We just need to stay focused on the long term -- protecting our customers from breaches.”Cyber RankingThe IPO is the fourth-largest by a cybersecurity firm, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The largest was Avast Plc’s 602 million pound ($856 million) listing in London last year. The only other IPOs topping CrowdStrike’s were Gemalto NV’s 515 euro ($631 million) offering in 2004 and a 352 pound listing by Sophos Group Plc in London in 2015.CrowdStrike’s value approaches that of Symantec Corp. the maker of Norton antivirus software. Symantec, which went public in 1989 in a $16.5 million IPO, is currently valued at $11.86 billion.Some of CrowdStrike’s peers were buoyed by its gains. Carbon Black Inc. climbed as much as 4.4% while BlackBerry Ltd., which agreed to buy Cylance Inc. last year, was up as much as 8.1%.Like many in this year’s crop of tech companies going public, CrowdStrike is unprofitable. It reported a net loss of $140 million on revenue of $250 million for the year ended Jan. 31, compared with a net loss of $135 million on revenue of $119 million in the same period a year earlier, its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission show.IPO WaveUber Technologies Inc.’s $8.1 billion offering is the year’s biggest, followed by smaller ride-hailing rival Lyft Inc.’s $2.34 billion IPO as well as the $2.9 billion listing by Avantor Inc., a chemical maker for the life sciences industry. Other tech-related listings this year have included Pinterest Inc. and Zoom Video Communications Inc. So far the results have been mixed for investors: While Lyft has crashed 19% from its offer price, Zoom Video remains the fourth-best performing U.S. IPO of 2019, with its shares up 185%.Slack Technologies Inc. is set to go public next week in an unusual direct listing that, according to people familiar with the matter, could value it at $16 billion to $17 billion. Other tech related companies considering IPOs include Peloton Interactive Inc., Postmates Inc. and WeWork Cos.CrowdStrike has said that it had raised $200 million in a funding round led by General Atlantic, Accel and IVP that valued the business at more than $3 billion. Alphabet Inc.’s growth equity arm CapitalG also took part in the fundraising. The company has raised more than $450 million since its founding, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Because CrowdStrike’s Class B stock carry 10 votes per share compared to one each for Class A shares, executives directors and current investors will control about 75% of the voting rights of the company after the IPO, according to the filing.CrowdStrike’s IPO was led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Barclays Plc. The company’s shares trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CRWD.(Updates with CEO’s comments in fifth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Jeran Wittenstein, Ellen Huet and Sonali Basak.To contact the reporters on this story: Crystal Tse in Hong Kong at ctse44@bloomberg.net;Liana Baker in New York at lbaker75@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Elizabeth Fournier at efournier5@bloomberg.net, Michael Hytha, Matthew MonksFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Estimating The Fair Value Of Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH)
    Simply Wall St.16 days ago

    Estimating The Fair Value Of Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH)

    In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) by taking the expected...

  • Reuterslast month

    Financials, miners lead FTSE 100 rebound, but Burberry, Thomas Cook slip

    By Muvija M and Yadarisa Shabong (Reuters) - Rallying banks and mining stocks lifted Britain's FTSE 100 on Thursday, but weak earnings hit luxury brand Burberry (BRBY.L) and Thomas Cook (TCG.L) was floored ...

  • Reuterslast month

    Sophos shares soar on higher-than-expected annual earnings

    The company, which makes antivirus and encryption products and competes with U.S.-based Symantec Corp and FireEye Inc, said billings fell 1.1 percent to $760.3 million (592 million pounds) for the year ended March 31. "The demand environment for cybersecurity solutions continues to be robust, and we are confident that we are well positioned competitively, especially as more organisations move to adopt next-generation cybersecurity offerings," Chief Executive Officer Kris Hagerman said. The company, whose customers include Under Armour Inc, Ford Motor Co, Toshiba Corp and Pixar, said revenue grew 11.2% and cash core earnings jumped 15.7%, both higher than analyst estimates.

  • Does Sophos Group plc's (LON:SOPH) CEO Pay Reflect Performance?
    Simply Wall St.last month

    Does Sophos Group plc's (LON:SOPH) CEO Pay Reflect Performance?

    Kris Hagerman became the CEO of Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) in 2012. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO...

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Huawei ban fans China-U.S. worries, hits FTSE 100; Thomas Cook slumps

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  • Does The Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) Share Price Fall With The Market?
    Simply Wall St.2 months ago

    Does The Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) Share Price Fall With The Market?

    If you own shares in Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) then it's worth thinking about how it contributes to the volatility of your portfolio, overall. In finance, Beta is a measure of volatility. Modern finance theory considers volatilit...

  • Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) Insiders Have Been Selling
    Simply Wall St.4 months ago

    Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) Insiders Have Been Selling

    We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. On the other hand, we'd be remiss not to mentionRead More...

  • Reuters5 months ago

    FTSE jumps on Sino-U.S. trade hopes, ending chaotic week with gains

    By Muvija M and Shashwat Awasthi (Reuters) - British blue-chip stocks rebounded sharply on Friday to bag four weeks of gains despite a tumultuous week in UK politics, helped by improving global sentiment ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus5 months ago

    FTSE 100 jumps on Sino-U.S. trade hopes, ending chaotic week with gains

    British blue-chip stocks rebounded sharply on Friday to bag four weeks of gains despite a tumultuous week in UK politics, helped by improving global sentiment prompted partly by signs of easing trade tensions between the United States and China. The FTSE 100 advanced 2 percent after trading lower most of the week as sterling rose amid tumultuous updates in UK politics and the mid-caps were up 1.2 percent at their highest in a month and a half. A Bloomberg report that China has offered to ramp up U.S. imports accelerated the rise in global stocks that was sparked by another report that said Washington was considering lifting some or all of the tariffs imposed on Chinese imports.

  • Reuters5 months ago

    Sophos shares tank as demand for cybersecurity tools wane

    Sophos said third-quarter constant currency billings, which represents the value of products and services invoiced to customers, rose 2 percent. "There are a lot of problems in this announcement, not least the fact that management guidance once again has proven overly optimistic," Nicholas Hyett, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said. The company, whose customers include Under Armour Inc (UAA.N), Ford Motor Co (F.N) and Toshiba Corp , expects third quarter's "subdued performance" to continue in the next quarter as well.

  • Reuters - UK Focus5 months ago

    Sophos Group shares tank after warning of lower FY billings

    Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) of Sophos Group Plc (Frankfurt: 2SO.F - news) fell 25 percent on Friday, after the cyber security company warned of slightly lower annual billings as hardware and sales to new customers fell. Sophos, which makes antivirus and encryption products, said constant currency billings, which represents the value of products and services invoiced to customers, rose 2 percent in the third quarter. The company, whose customers include Under Armour Inc (Xetra: U9R.DE - news) , Xerox Corp, Ford Motor Co and Toshiba Corp, said it expects the "subdued performance" in third quarter to continue into the fourth.

  • Read This Before Buying Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) For Its Dividend
    Simply Wall St.5 months ago

    Read This Before Buying Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) For Its Dividend

    Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. In the last few years Sophos Group plc Read More...

  • Reuters - UK Focus7 months ago

    Britain's FTSE joins U.S. midterm rally despite ITV, M&S misses

    UK shares joined a post-U.S. midterms rally with strong gains across sectors despite disappointing trading updates from retailer Marks & Spencer and commercial broadcaster ITV. The FTSE 100 top share index ...

  • Reuters7 months ago

    Sophos shares plummet after cutting second-half forecast

    Sophos said on Wednesday it sees modest improvement in constant currency billable growth in the second half of the year, as it struggles to match the "dramatic acceleration in demand" it had last year for cybersecurity products in the backdrop of several high-profile, global ransomware attacks. In July, Sophos had said it expected to return to mid-teens constant currency billings growth in the second half after warning that it would report lower-than-anticipated billings growth in the first quarter due to difficult year-ago comparables at one of its security businesses. "I think these results caught everybody by surprise and hence the big share drop especially because peers have been reporting quite some substantial numbers in the past few weeks.

  • Reuters - UK Focus7 months ago

    BUZZ-Sophos sinks 23 pct to bottom of FTSE 250 after 'weak' billings outlook

    ** Sophos Group shares plunge to bottom of mid-cap FTSE 250 index after the company reports disappointing H1 results and lowers full-year guidance ** Company says it expects "modest" improvement ...

  • Simply Wall St.7 months ago

    Is Sophos Group plc’s (LON:SOPH) CEO Paid At A Competitive Rate?

    Kris Hagerman has been the CEO of Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) since 2012. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of Read More...

  • Simply Wall St.7 months ago

    Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH)?

    Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH), which is in the software business, and is based in United Kingdom, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the LSE over Read More...

  • Reuters - UK Focus8 months ago

    LIVE MARKETS-Small-caps: Look closely and you can find value

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  • Reuters - UK Focus9 months ago

    Ex-divs to take 0.3 points off FTSE 100 on Sept 20

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

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