In general, Signify is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting.
ECGS recommends to vote FOR all proposals.
In May 2018, the Company changed its name from Philips Lighting to Signify. The new name is an expression of the Company's strategic vision and purpose, which is "to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world".
Signify NV, formerly Philips Lighting NV, is a company based in the Netherlands that provides lamps and lighting solutions. Its product portfolio includes, among others, incandescent lamps, halogen lamps, fluorescent lamps, linear fluorescent lamps (LFL), compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), high-intensity discharge lamps (HID) and light-emitting diodes (LED), as well as electronic components, such as electronic ballasts and drivers. The Company also provides integrated and customized lighting systems. Its service portfolio includes light management and value-added services, such as energy audits, light design and engineering, as well as remote monitoring and managed services. The Company operates through four segments: The Lamps segments comprises conventional lamps and lamp electronics; the LED segment focuses on LED lamps; the Professional segment includes lighting systems and services for professional consumers, and the Home segment covers consumer luminaries and home systems.
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Today we publish updated estimates. We have made limited changes to our organic growth and adj EBITA estimates. Our DCF and SOTP based target price increases to €26 per share (from €23) on the back of higher FCF estimates, higher peer multiples and lower than expected IFRS 16 lease liabilities. We believe that the overall picture for Signify is unchanged. We still see difficult market circumstances impacting the top line, offset by solid cost savings measures by the company. We expect Signify to report more-or-less flat profit and FCF in the coming years, supporting a reiteration of our HOLD r...
SIGNIFY NV (NL), a company active in the Electrical Components & Equipment industry, loses a star(s) at the fundamental level and sees its general evaluation downgraded. The independent financial analyst theScreener just removed a fundamental star(s) for a 2 over 4-star rating. As such, market behaviour remains unchanged and is evaluated as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the loss of a star(s) merits downgrade to the general evaluation of the title, which passes to Neutral. As of the analysis date May 17, 2019, the closing price was EUR 24.75 and its expected value was estimated at...
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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