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FDP - First Derivatives Share Price

2715p -55.0  -2.0%

Last Trade - 10/05/21

Mid Cap
Market Cap £752.5m
Enterprise Value £810.9m
Revenue £240.7m
Position in Universe 505th / 1828
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52w High -25.1%
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Year End 29th Feb 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
83.2 117 151.7 186 217.4 237.8 236.3 253 +23.4%
+160.8 -50.1 +25.5 +15.1 +21.1 +1.3 -5.48 +20.0
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 31 August 2020, FirstDerivatives plc revenues increased 3% to £119.6M. Netincome decreased 8% to £6.1M. Revenues reflect Softwarelicenses and services increase of 4% to £74.4M. Net incomewas offset by Research and development costs increase of37% to £7.7M (expense), Depreciation/Amortization increaseof 17% to £8.3M (expense), Sales and markeng costs increaseof 2% to £17.5M (expense).
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Profile Summary

First Derivatives plc is engaged in the provision of a range of software and consulting services, particularly to finance, technology and energy organizations. The Company provides software solutions that address data challenges, particularly those involving large data volumes and streaming data, across a range of sectors. Its segments include Consulting activities, which include services to Capital Markets, and Software activities, which include the license of intellectual property and related services. Its products are built on kdb+, a time series database developed by the Company. Its software applications enable the real-time capture and analysis of market data. Its consulting customer base includes investment banks, brokers, exchanges, regulators and hedge funds. The Company's subsidiaries include Activate Clients Limited, Affinity Systems Limited, Cowrie Financial Limited and First Derivatives Canada Inc.

Last Annual February 29th, 2020
Last Interim August 31st, 2020
Incorporated April 16, 1996
Public Since March 25, 2002
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 2,400
Sector Technology
Industry Software & IT Services
Index FTSE Aim All Share , FTSE Aim 100 , FTSE Intl-aim UK 50 ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (AIM)
Shares in Issue 27,717,324
Free Float (0.0%)
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Monday 17th May, 2021 Estimate
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Frequently Asked Questions for First Derivatives
What is the First Derivatives share price?

As of 10/05/21, shares in First Derivatives are trading at 2715p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £752.5m. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the First Derivatives share price performed this year?

Shares in First Derivatives are currently trading at 2715p and the price has moved by 0.18% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the First Derivatives price has moved by -19.35% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for First Derivatives?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for First Derivatives, there are there are currently 1 "buy" , 1 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for First Derivatives is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will First Derivatives next release its financial results?

First Derivatives is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-08-31
What is the First Derivatives dividend yield?

First Derivatives does not currently pay a dividend.

Does First Derivatives pay a dividend?

First Derivatives does not currently pay a dividend.

When does First Derivatives next pay dividends?

First Derivatives does not currently pay a dividend.

How do I buy First Derivatives shares?

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What is the market cap of First Derivatives?

Shares in First Derivatives are currently trading at 2715p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £752.5m.

Where are First Derivatives shares listed? Where are First Derivatives shares listed?

Here are the trading details for First Derivatives:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: FDP
What kind of share is First Derivatives?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, First Derivatives is currently classified as a Falling Star. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a First Derivatives share price forecast 2021?

Shares in First Derivatives are currently priced at 2715p. At that level they are trading at 20.56% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 3,417.67.

Analysts covering First Derivatives currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.56767 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the First Derivatives share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like First Derivatives. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -11.72%. At the current price of 2715p, shares in First Derivatives are trading at -9.33% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the First Derivatives PE Ratio?

The First Derivatives PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 47.94. The shares are currently trading at 2715p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of First Derivatives?

First Derivatives's management team is headed by:

Keith MacDonald - NID
Seamus Declan Keating - CEO
J. J. Kearns - SEC
Virginia Gambale - NID
Donna Troy - CHM
David Humphries - COO
Ayman Sayed - NED
Thomas Seifert - NED
Steve Fisher - NED
Ryan Preston - CFO
Who are the major shareholders of First Derivatives?

Here are the top five shareholders of First Derivatives based on the size of their shareholding:

Conlon (Juliana) Individual Investor
Percentage owned: 14.61% (4.05m shares)
Kabouter Management, L.L.C. Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 8% (2.22m shares)
Columbia Threadneedle Investments (UK) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 7.2% (2.00m shares)
T. Rowe Price International (UK) Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 6.8% (1.89m shares)
Aberdeen Standard Investments (Edinburgh) Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 6.71% (1.86m shares)
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