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HSD going UP target 200 in weeks (HSD)     

Snip - 28 Jul 2004 09:46

AIM I bought at 93
target is at least 200

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skinny - 12 Sep 2014 09:34 - 41 of 64

Panmure Gordon Buy 89.75 86.00 105.00 105.00 Upgrades

skinny - 25 Sep 2014 07:59 - 42 of 64

Full Year Results

skinny - 07 Nov 2014 07:08 - 43 of 64

Interim Management Statement

Summary
· We have entered into business relationships with a number of new significant IFA networks and other institutions in our target markets and plans are being implemented which will provide a platform for sustainable and diversified new business flows in the medium to long term;

· The Group has traded profitably during the period and generated positive cash flows;

· As previously reported, new business in Q1 2015 is approximately 30% less than Q4 2014;

· Our estimate of the Group's exposure, including professional costs, in relation to the issue of Chargeable Events Certificates previously announced, remains unchanged at £5m;

· Writs totalling approximately £5.9m remain outstanding against Hansard Europe (FY 2014: £5.9m);

· An increased final dividend of 5.0p per share was approved at the Annual General Meeting, for payment on 13 November 2014 (2013: 4.75p).



Gordon Marr, Group Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"We remain confident that, through the implementation of our Strategic Plan, the Group will be better placed to deliver increased levels of profitable new business, and diversify our exposure across a range of distributors and countries."

skinny - 29 Jan 2015 07:15 - 44 of 64

New Business Results

Hansard Global plc ("Hansard" or "the Group"), the specialist long-term savings provider, issues its new business results for the six months ended 31 December 2014. All figures refer to the six months ended 31 December 2014 ("H1 2015"), except where indicated.

Summary
· In line with our strategic plan we have successfully entered into business relationships with a number of new significant IFA networks and other institutions in our target markets. Plans are being implemented which will provide a platform for sustainable and diversified new business flows;

· New business in Q2 2015 is approximately 13% higher than the £13.8m PVNBP reported in Q1 2015, reflecting increased interest in the Group's products;

· We have seen a particularly encouraging response in the Middle East and Africa region - which accounted for £4.0m PVNBP basis for the first half of the year;

· New business in H1 2015 is £29.4m PVNBP, which is approximately 47% lower than the prior year. The comparison is adversely affected by the business introduced by the Japanese distributor that suspended its operations in October 2013;

· Our estimate of the Group's exposure, including professional costs, in relation to the issue of Chargeable Events Certificates announced in FY 2014, remains unchanged at £5.0m;

· There has been no material change in the litigation against Hansard Europe. Writs totalling approximately £5.2m remain outstanding (30 June 2014: £5.2m).

skinny - 26 Feb 2015 07:10 - 45 of 64

Results for the six months ended 31 December 2014

SUMMARY

· In line with our strategic plan we have successfully entered into business relationships with significant IFA networks and other institutions in our target markets which will provide a platform for sustainable and diversified new business flows;

· IFRS profits of £6.6m are in line with the comparative period and in line with expectations;

· EEV profit after tax of £6.6m (H1 2014: £2.2m loss) reflects improved market performance and the strengthening of the US dollar against sterling over the period. The low level of new business in the period resulted in a negative contribution from new business;

· The increased interim dividend of 3.5p per share is funded by positive operating cash flows;

· Our estimate of the Group's exposure, including professional costs, in relation to the issue of Chargeable Events Certificates announced in FY 2014, remains unchanged at £5.0m;

· There has been no material change in the litigation against Hansard Europe. Writs totalling approximately £5.4m remain outstanding (30 June 2014: £5.2m). We continue to defend these claims strenuously.

skinny - 14 May 2015 07:16 - 46 of 64

Interim Management Statement

Hansard Global plc ("Hansard" or "the Group"), the specialist long-term savings provider, issues its Interim Management Statement for the period from 1 July 2014 to date. All figures refer to the nine months ended 31 March 2015 ("Q3 2015"), except where indicated.

Summary
· We have seen increased interest in the Group's products, particularly in North Asia and in the Middle East and Africa regions, following recent product launches. This interest is reflected in new business issued in Q4 2015 which we expect to continue;

· New business in the period ended Q3 2015 is £40.8m PVNBP ("Present Value of New Business Premiums"), which is approximately 43% lower than the prior year, primarily due to the comparative period including £10.9m introduced by the Japanese distributor which ceased business in October 2013;

· The Group has traded profitably during the period and generated strong positive cash flows which supported the increased interim dividend of 3.5p per share paid on 2 April 2015.

skinny - 05 Jun 2015 07:05 - 47 of 64

Chargeable Event Certificate settlement with H M Revenue & Customs ("HMRC")

Hansard Global plc ("Hansard" or "the Group"), the specialist long-term savings provider, reported in May 2014 that it had provided £5.0 million to correct for shortfalls identified around the issuance of Chargeable Events Certificates required by HMRC. Following negotiations with HMRC, a full and final settlement has been agreed in the amount of £1.4 million on an estimate of tax lost basis (incorporating a penalty of £8,000). Taking into account professional and advisory fees, this will result in the release of £3.3 million into the IFRS profit and loss account for the quarter ending 30th June 2015.

skinny - 07 Jul 2015 16:02 - 48 of 64

Panmure Gordon Buy 100.00 105.00 120.00 Reiterates

skinny - 30 Jul 2015 09:55 - 49 of 64

New business results for the year ended 30 June 2015

Hansard Global plc ("Hansard" or "the Group"), the specialist long-term savings provider, issues its new business results for the year ended 30 June 2015 ("FY 2015").

Summary
· We have continued to drive the implementation of our sales and distribution strategy and have seen increased levels of well diversified new business come through in Q4 FY 2015. In particular we have been pleased with new business streams in North Asia, the Middle East and Africa;

· New business in Q4 FY 2015 for Hansard International Limited ("Hansard International") was £19.8m in Present Value of New Business Premiums ("PVNBP") terms vs £10.9m (adjusted for assumption changes) in Q4 FY 2014 and £11.4m in Q3 FY 2015;

· New business for the full FY 2015 totalled £60.6m PVNBP. As expected, this has decreased from £83.0m in the previous year due to the effect of a large distributor in Japan ceasing to write business during FY 2014;

· As announced on 5 June 2015, we reached a full and final settlement of £1.4 million regarding liabilities for UK Chargeable Event Certificates with HMRC. After taking into account professional and advisory fees, this resulted in the release of £3.3m to the profit and loss account as a result of a provision of £5 million having been previously established;

· Writs totalling approximately £8.8m relating to legacy operations of Hansard Europe Limited ("Hansard Europe") are outstanding against the Group at 30 June 2015 (30 June 2014: £5.9m);

· The Group as a whole remains profitable and well capitalised.



Gordon Marr, Group Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"With the strategic enhancements to our product range and distribution networks now complete, we have started to see encouraging signs of recovery after a challenging two years. Organic growth has increased significantly in Q4 and we see this continuing into FY 2016 to date. We are continuing to develop our presence in targeted locations where we believe that new licences could offer significant opportunities in the next 12 months. The Group remains profitable and is well capitalised to take advantage of the new business opportunities that we have identified."

skinny - 05 Aug 2015 12:01 - 50 of 64

20 month high @115p.

skinny - 25 Feb 2016 15:29 - 51 of 64

Results for the six months ended 31 December 2015

SUMMARY

· As announced in our January new business announcement, new business levels are £56.4m on a PVNBP basis, up 92% from the previous financial period as success in the Middle East & Africa is starting to be replicated across other regions;

· IFRS profits were £4.9m for the period, down from £6.6m in H1 2015. Most of this reduction is due to lower fee income from Hansard Europe which was closed to new business in 2013. Global stock market declines in the period have also reduced annual management charges earned across the Group;

· EEV profit after tax was £1.2m (H1 2015: £6.6m). Both 2016 and 2015 figures are predominantly driven by stock market and foreign exchange market changes;



· New business contribution and margin have improved from the levels of last year to be profitable in Q2 and we expect to see further positive progression over time;

· The Board has declared an increased interim dividend of 3.6p per share;

· Litigation against Hansard Europe has increased by a net £1m since the date of release of our full year 2015 results, primarily due to additional complainants adding to existing actions. We have however had some important successes with two cases in Belgium and one case in Italy being ruled fully in our favour (removing £1m of exposure).

skinny - 28 Jul 2016 07:23 - 52 of 64

New business results for the year ended 30 June 2016

Hansard Global plc ("Hansard" or "the Group"), the specialist long-term savings provider, issues its new business results for the financial year ended 30 June 2016 ("FY 2016").

Summary

· We have continued to deliver significantly increased new business levels compared to the prior financial year.

· New business for Hansard International Limited ("Hansard International") for the full year to 30 June 2016 was £119.3m PVNBP ("Present Value of New Business Premiums"), approximately 97% higher than the prior year.

· Q4 2016 new business of £32.6m PVNBP continues the growth momentum displayed in the past 4 quarters, having increased from £30.4m in Q3 2016 and being approximately 65% higher than Q4 2015.

· The Middle East and Africa continues to be the standout region with a key product enhancement launched in Q4 being well received.

· The recent vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has no direct impact on Hansard in terms of the operation of its business activities or access to markets. Sterling weakness compared to the US dollar will be a benefit to income and profit levels if rates remain at current levels as the majority of premium contributions and assets under administration are in currencies other than sterling.



Gordon Marr, Group Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"We are pleased to announce the delivery of sustained new business growth quarter on quarter. The full year business levels have put us on a strong footing after a year of transition in 2015. We see further opportunities for growth in new and existing markets and are confident of achieving this in the coming financial year."

skinny - 22 Sep 2016 09:43 - 53 of 64

Final Results

parrisf - 13 Dec 2016 11:51 - 54 of 64

What has happened to HSD?

parrisf - 13 Dec 2016 12:24 - 55 of 64

False alarm. Just a problem with Am. Sorted.

skinny - 23 Feb 2017 10:11 - 56 of 64


Results for the six months ended 31 December 2016

Hansard Global plc ("Hansard" or "the Group"), the specialist long-term savings provider, issues its results for the six months ended 31 December 2016. All figures refer to the six months ended 31 December 2016 ("H1 2017"), except where indicated.

SUMMARY

· As announced in our January new business announcement, new business levels were £74.9m for H1 2017 on a Present Value of New Business Premiums ("PVNBP") basis, up 33% from H1 2016;

· IFRS profits were £4.4m for the period, down from £4.9m in H1 2016. Profits were reduced by a £0.7m provision made for potentially irrecoverable balances due from a broker;

· EEV profit after tax was £8.5m (H1 2016: £1.2m) as EEV continued to benefit from favourable stock market and foreign exchange gains. New business margin has improved to 1.3% positive for H1 2017 (H1 2016: 0.4% negative);



· Assets under administration have increased since 30 June 2016 by £78m or 8% to £1 billion;

· As announced in our January new business announcement, we have signed a strategic alliance with Union Insurance Company PSC ("Union Insurance") to enable growth in the United Arab Emirates ("UAE"). This proposition was launched at an event in Dubai on 8 February 2017;

· The Board has declared an unchanged interim dividend of 3.6p per share. Whilst the Board also expects to maintain its final dividend for H2 2017 at the same level as in 2016 (5.3p per share), looking further forward, the Group's new business growth will require additional cash resources before we see the returns from this investment. The Board has therefore decided that, from H1 2018, it will be necessary to implement a reduction of 50% in the level of the dividend.

skinny - 23 Feb 2017 10:11 - 57 of 64

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skinny - 23 Feb 2017 15:41 - 58 of 64

Panmure Gordon Buy 100.50 143.00 143.00 Reiterates

skinny - 11 May 2017 09:16 - 59 of 64

Trading update for the period ended 31 March 2017


Hansard Global plc ("Hansard" or "the Group"), the specialist long-term savings provider, issues its new business results for the quarter ended 31 March 2017. All figures refer to this period ("Q3 2017"), except where indicated.

Summary

· We have maintained our trend of increasing levels of new business during the quarter, with the Far East and Latin America now following the success achieved in the Middle East and Rest of World regions;

· New business for Hansard International Limited ("Hansard International") for Q3 2017 was £38.9m in PVNBP ("Present Value of New Business Premiums") terms, approximately 28% higher than Q3 2016;

· As previously announced, our strategic alliance with Union Insurance Company PSC in the UAE was launched during Q3 2017;

· Assets under administration have increased since the last quarter by £41m or 4% to £1.04 billion;

· The Group traded profitably during the period and remains strongly capitalised.


Gordon Marr, Group Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"It is pleasing to see such strong rates of new business growth and for it to extend across all the regions in which we operate. We are delighted with the positive reception from our distribution partners in the UAE around our alliance with Union Insurance and look forward to achieving growth in that area in the coming year."

black bird - 15 May 2017 12:18 - 60 of 64

R N S i see it as p/ warning lowering divi buy on further weakness 50p BB
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