Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® helps investors integrate governance into their investment decision and identify governance risks and opportunities within their portfolio.
Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® Service rates European issuers through the analysis of four main themes :
Each theme is rated taking into account several comprehensive sub-categories.
Our unique two-step process to achieve each rating includes a first step quantitative valuation and a second step qualitative filter. Indeed, our process is supported by a network of local experts that have a deep knowledge of each local market best practices (from both customs and regulatory points of views).
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SSE is engaged in producing, generating, distributing and supplying electricity and gas, as well as other energy-related services, across the U.K. and Ireland. Co. has three principal business areas: Wholesale, which uses turbines to convert energy from gas, oil, coal, water and wind to generate electricity, trading in wholesale energy markets, and managing energy contracts; Networks, which transmits and distributes electricity and gas to homes and workplaces; and Retail, which supplies electricity and gas and related services to households and organizations.
Founded in 1995, Proxinvest is an independent proxy firm supporting the engagement and proxy analysis processes of investors. Proxinvest mission is to analyse corporate governance practices and resolutions proposed at general meetings of listed firms.
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Proxinvest has been a pioneer and champion of good corporate governance and has grown into a recognised expert in the field.
Proxinvest is independently-owned and only works for investors : Proxinvest does not provide consulting services to the companies it covers, mitigating related risks to its clients and ensuring the independence of our analysis. As a result Proxinvest is able to take a robust, independent, engaged and unconflicted view of the companies in which our clients invest.
As Managing Partner of Expert Corprate Governance Service Ltd (ECGS), Proxinvest has built a large network of corporate governance experts to support clients in corporate governance analysis worldwide.
SSE’s profits are roughly evenly distributed between regulatory networks and liberalised power generation and energy supply activities. SSE’s wholesale generation unit operates roughly 11 gigawatts. We expect power generation to be the main earnings growth driver in the short and medium term on account of increasing power prices, reinstatement of capacity payments, and the commissioning of new wind and gas capacity. SSE's regulated electric and gas networks operate within a high-quality regulatory regime that allows it to generate value for shareholders. Regulatory risk is still an issue that ...
We reiterate our GBX 1,380 fair value estimate and narrow moat, stable trend rating after SSE released its trading statement for the third quarter of its 2019 fiscal year. We view the shares as materially undervalued. SSE lowered its 2018-19 earnings per share guidance from GBX 70-75 to GBX 64-69 versus our GBX 72 estimate. This adjustment is fully due to the suspension of the U.K. capacity payments, ruled by the European Court of Justice in November, whose impact amounts to GBP 60 million. We w...
The general evaluation of SSE PLC. (GB), a company active in the Conventional Electricity industry, has been upgraded by the independent financial analyst theScreener with the addition of a star. Its fundamental valuation now shows 4 out of 4 possible stars while its market behaviour can be considered as defensive. theScreener believes that the additional star(s) merits the upgrade of its general evaluation to Positive. As of the analysis date March 22, 2019, the closing price was GBp 1,222.50 and its potential was estimated at GBp 1,315.98.
Le renouvellement des mandats de Philippe Maubert, Christophe Maubert, Catherine Canovas, et Lionel Picolet sont soumis à l’approbation des actionnaires. Au regard du manque d’indépendance au conseil d’administration, Proxinvest s’opposera aux résolutions 5 à 8. La politique de rémunération pour 2019 présentée par la société dans le Rapport de Gouvernance d’entreprise est très insuffisante. L’absence de nombreuses informations ne permet pas à l’actionnaire d’estimer la rémunération attribuable aux dirigeants pour 2019. Ainsi, Proxinvest s’opposera à la résolution 9. Concernant la rémunératio...
GouvernanceLa société propose le renouvellement de 3 administrateurs et la nomination de 2 administrateurs indépendants. Parmi les renouvellements proposés figure celui de Julie Guerrand. Selon la politique de vote de Proxinvest, en cas de conseil ne comprenant pas une majorité de membres indépendants, Proxinvest soutient 1 représentant pour chacun des 3 principaux actionnaires. En l'occurrence, le représentant le plus légitime de H51, le premier actionnaire, est sa Présidente, Julie Guerrand. Nous soutenons donc son renouvellement, mais pas celui de M. Bauer. Concernant Mme Sénéquier, bien qu...
Le conseil n'est pas majoritairement composé de membres libres de conflits d'intérêts. Par conséquent, parmi les renouvellements proposés, seul le Président du conseil sera soutenu en raison de la séparation des fonctions avec la Direction Générale (résolutions 5 à 7). En ce qui concerne la rémunération 2018 du Directeur Général, l'absence de communication des taux de réalisation de chacun des critères financiers du bonus constitue un manque rédhibitoire pour Proxinvest. Par ailleurs, l'attribution d'actions gratuites est basée sur des critères non vérifiables et qui sont calculés sur une pér...
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