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Sage Group is a technology provider that assists to manage businesses of all sizes. Co. provides a suite of cloud business management solutions and services including accounting, financials, enterprise management, people, payroll, payments and banking, as well as marketplace apps that can be provisioned to match the exact needs of any business. Co. has three reportable segments in which it operates, being Northern Europe (the U.K. and Ireland), Central and Southern Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Poland, France and Portugal) and NorthAmerica (the U.S., Canada and North America Intacct).
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The independent financial analyst theScreener just requalified the general evaluation of THE SAGE GROUP PLC. (GB), active in the Software industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title still shows 1 out of 4 stars and its market behaviour is seen as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the unfavourable environment weighs on the sector and penalises the company, which sees a downgrade to its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date August 23, 2019, the closing price was GBp 687.60 and its target price was estimated at GBp 653.22.
SAGE GROUP - NEUTRAL | 690p vs. 710p (-6%) Q3 FY19 call feedback: a more cautious stance The move to subscription is working well The accelerated decline in SSRS burdens the operating margin We adopt a more cautious scenario We reiterate our Neutral rating and cut our Fair Value to 690p
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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