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Kingfisher supplies home improvement products and services through a network of retail stores and other channels, located mainly in the U.K. and continental Europe. As of Jan 31 2017, Co. had nearly 1,200 stores in 10 countries across Europe.
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KINGFISHER PLC. (GB), a company active in the Home Improvement Retailers industry, improves its market behaviour and slightly increases its general evaluation. The independent financial analyst theScreener just upgraded the stock market behaviour as moderately risky. At a fundamental level, theScreener confirms 1 out of 4 possible stars; the general evaluation is slightly increased to Neutral but the title remains under pressure. As of the analysis date September 10, 2019, the closing price was GBp 205.50 and its target price was estimated at GBp 174.80.
Item 3: Approve the remuneration policyThe structure is unsatisfactory. Though it is weighted more towards rewarding long-term performance, there are serious concerns over the use of qualitative criteria. The annual bonus is entirely based on qualitative criteria of performance and the transitional LTI plan is also based on qualitative assessment of performance. Furthermore, with respect to the LTI, the maximum award size is excessive and part of the award is not dependent on performance conditions. Accelerated vesting in the event of a change of control is possible. We recommend shareholders ...
No-moat Kingfisher announced on June 26 that Thierry Garnier will succeed CEO Veronique Laury by the end of September 2019. We have a favorable opinion of Garnier, who has spent the past two decades in senior roles at Carrefour (a French multi-national retailer). His experience leading the Carrefour Asian business since 2012 and specializing in digital and e-commerce sales fits well with the current Kingfisher corporate strategy of shifting to smaller format stores and emphasizing digital channels. However, we maintain our Poor stewardship rating given the One Kingfisher plan has been abandone...
On 9 May 2019, the Company issued convertible bonds for a total principal amount of EUR 150 million. The sole agenda item relates to the proposed approval and ratification, in accordance with Article 556 of the Belgian Companies Code, of conditions of the convertible bonds in case of a change of control. These are standard provisions and they are in line with the market practice. Hence, we see no reason for shareholder concern and recommend to approve.
General: Hella is a leading automotive supplier with over 125 locations in some 35 countries. In financial year 2018/2019, the Company generated sales of EUR 7.0bn with around 39,000 employees. Hella specialises in innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics in its segments Automotive and Aftermarket. Furthermore, in its Special Applications segment, Hella develops, manufactures and sells lighting and electronic products for specialist vehicles. As of 31 May 2019, a total of 60.00% of the Company's shares were covered by a pool agreement of family shareholders. A total of 62 members o...
In general, NN Group is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Extraordinary General Meeting. On August 12, 2019, the Company announced that Mr. Lard Friese stepped down as CEO of the Company to become the new CEO of Dutch competitor Aegon. ECGS notes that the sole agenda item of this EGM (ITEM 2) concerns the intended appointment of Mr. David Knibbe as CEO and member of the executive board of NN Group. According to Dutch law and the Company's Articles of Association, shareholders are NOT entitled to vote on such agenda item; it is a discus...
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