GB Group PLC

GB Group is engaged in the provision of identity data intelligence services. Co. has two operating segments: Identity Proofing, which provides electronic ID Verification services for combating ID fraud, money laundering and under-age gambling, ID Employ & Comply services for employee authentication and screening, and ID Fraud & Risk Management services; as well as Identity Solutions, which provides ID Registration, ID Engage and ID Trace & Investigate software and services that provide consumer information and facilitate understanding, targeting and retention of profitable consumers. Between them, the segments have six complementary lines of business including ID Verification and ID Engage.
  • TickerGBG
  • ISINGB0006870611
  • ExchangeLondon Stock Exchange
  • SectorSoftware & Computer Services
  • CountryUnited Kingdom

Analysts

Katherine Thompson

GB Group - International expansion drives strong H2

GB Group expects to report FY19 revenues, adjusted operating profit and net debt ahead of consensus expectations. The recent acquisitions have integrated and performed well, providing much of the upside to forecasts. We have upgraded our FY19 earnings forecasts to reflect the better trading performance in H2 and lower net debt in FY20 and FY21.

Katherine Thompson

GB Group - Expanding eIDV in the US

GB Group (GBG) has acquired IDology, a US identity verification business, for an enterprise value of $300m/£231m. It has placed 39m shares at 410p per share to fund £160m of the purchase price, with the remainder coming from a new credit facility. We estimate that the deal offers significant cross-selling potential and will boost GBG’s international revenues to close to 50%.

‘Disruptive’ US tech firm set for banner 2019

ClearStar is an Atlanta HQ’d tech firm that is disrupting the $4.0bn-$4.5bn employment & medical (MIS) screening sector. Here, we think its leading cloud hosted mobile/desktop solutions - including biometrics/facial recognition – could even eventually become the industry’s de facto standard. Replacing less efficient & more time-consuming background checks with much faster, IT-centric customer/user-friendly and fully automated applications. Encouragingly, this ‘competitive advantage’ is visible in results as today’s update shows, with 2018 sales climbing 13% (15% H2 vs 11% H1) to $20.1m (vs $1...

Katherine Thompson

GB Group - Location, location, location

GB Group’s Loqate division was the focus of yesterday’s capital markets day. Presenters highlighted the need for accurate address data as a prerequisite for many business processes, including e-commerce, insurance and invoicing. Loqate’s ability to provide the “golden record” in a simple, fast and consistent way gives it a competitive edge and supports the division’s international growth ambitions.

Katherine Thompson

GB Group - Executing on growth strategy

GB Group's H119 results confirm that it is on track to reach its targets for 10%+ organic growth and 20%+ operating margins. As previously flagged, H119 reported growth rates are skewed by the large perpetual licence signed a year ago; adjusting for this the group achieved 11% underlying organic growth and 8% adjusted operating profit growth. We maintain our revenue and profitability forecasts, with small adjustments to our net cash forecasts.

Katherine Thompson

GB Group - International expansion drives strong H2

GB Group expects to report FY19 revenues, adjusted operating profit and net debt ahead of consensus expectations. The recent acquisitions have integrated and performed well, providing much of the upside to forecasts. We have upgraded our FY19 earnings forecasts to reflect the better trading performance in H2 and lower net debt in FY20 and FY21.

Katherine Thompson

GB Group - Expanding eIDV in the US

GB Group (GBG) has acquired IDology, a US identity verification business, for an enterprise value of $300m/£231m. It has placed 39m shares at 410p per share to fund £160m of the purchase price, with the remainder coming from a new credit facility. We estimate that the deal offers significant cross-selling potential and will boost GBG’s international revenues to close to 50%.

‘Disruptive’ US tech firm set for banner 2019

ClearStar is an Atlanta HQ’d tech firm that is disrupting the $4.0bn-$4.5bn employment & medical (MIS) screening sector. Here, we think its leading cloud hosted mobile/desktop solutions - including biometrics/facial recognition – could even eventually become the industry’s de facto standard. Replacing less efficient & more time-consuming background checks with much faster, IT-centric customer/user-friendly and fully automated applications. Encouragingly, this ‘competitive advantage’ is visible in results as today’s update shows, with 2018 sales climbing 13% (15% H2 vs 11% H1) to $20.1m (vs $1...

Katherine Thompson

GB Group - Location, location, location

GB Group’s Loqate division was the focus of yesterday’s capital markets day. Presenters highlighted the need for accurate address data as a prerequisite for many business processes, including e-commerce, insurance and invoicing. Loqate’s ability to provide the “golden record” in a simple, fast and consistent way gives it a competitive edge and supports the division’s international growth ambitions.

Katherine Thompson

GB Group - Executing on growth strategy

GB Group's H119 results confirm that it is on track to reach its targets for 10%+ organic growth and 20%+ operating margins. As previously flagged, H119 reported growth rates are skewed by the large perpetual licence signed a year ago; adjusting for this the group achieved 11% underlying organic growth and 8% adjusted operating profit growth. We maintain our revenue and profitability forecasts, with small adjustments to our net cash forecasts.

A director sold 138,560 shares at 417p and

A director at GB Group sold 138,560 shares at 417p and the significance rating of the trade was 71/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board members a...

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Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS)

GB Group PLC- Proxy report - 26/07/2018

Contrary to UK market practice, the Company does not have annual elections of directors. Elections are staggered and only two directors are standing in the current year. There are concerns over the composition of the Board. The Chairman, Mr. Rasche, undertakes some general and operational consultancy for the business through his consultancy business Rasche Consulting Ltd, for which he is given expenses by the Company. Furthermore, 50% of the Board are executives and only 33% are independent. There is insufficient independent representation on the Board. Item 6: Re-appoint the auditors Ernst...

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