Severn Trent

SVT: 2,146.00 -1.00 (▼0.05%)

Delayed:2016-12-12 12:02:52
Bid Price 2,145.00 High Price 2,164.00
Ask Price 2,147.00 Low Price 2,141.00
Open Price 2,146.00 Spread 0.09%
Prev Close 2,147.00 Volume 342,965.00

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Severn Trent Share Price Information

Name Severn Trent Epic SVT
Sector Gas, Water & Multiutilities ISIN GB00B1FH8J72
Activites Severn Trent Water is the group’s regulated water business. It provides essential water and sewerage services to around three million households and businesses in England and Wales. It also provides products and services to business customers in its region. Biffa is one of the UK’s largest integrated waste management businesses, providing collection, landfill and special waste services to local authorities and industrial/commercial clients. Severn Trent Laboratories, the major business within the Services Group, is the largest environmental testing company in the world, providing environmental analysis services in the US and UK. The water purification business delivers disinfection and filtration products to municipal and industrial customers principally in the USA. The Operating Services division handles operating and maintenance contracts for customers in the US. Contract operations, pipeline services and metering services are provided. Severn Trent Water International provides a range of management and consultancy services in Europe and the developing world. Severn Trent Systems’ main brand Aseriti supplies IT solutions and services for the private, public and utility sectors in the UK, USA and Australia. Worksuite, the work management business of the Systems Group, is a wholly owned subsidiary. Its market is in the UK and primarily North America, where it enjoys a leadership position. Severn Trent Property develops facilities in the UK primarily for the distribution, retail and industrial sectors. Charles Haswell and Partners offers consultancy services in a wide range of engineering and environmental disciplines. Derwent Insurance, based in Guernsey, provides insurance cover to Severn Trent group companies. Security Type Equity

Key numbers

Latest Share Price (p) 2,146.00 Net Gearing (%) 87.29
Market Cap (£m) 5,040.32 Gross Gearing (%) 87.94
Shares in issue (m) 239.79 Debt Ratio 86.75
P/E Ratio 15.04 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 0.90
Divs per share (p) 80.66 Assets / Equity Ratio 8.29
Dividend Yield (%) 3.85 Price to book value 4.95
Dividend Cover 1.00 SROCE (%) 4.20
Earning per share (p) 139.80 EPS Growth (%) 180.16
52-week high / low (p) 2,659.50 / 2,024.00 DPS Growth (%) -4.99

Severn Trent Broker Views

Date Broker Rec. Price Old target price New target price Notes
25 Nov Exane BNP Paribas Underperform 2,146.00 2000.00 2000.00 Reiterates
25 Nov JP Morgan Cazenove Neutral 2,146.00 2450.00 2450.00 Reiterates
25 Nov Deutsche Bank Buy 2,146.00 Reiterates
23 Nov HSBC Hold 2,146.00 2250.00 2330.00 Retains
17 Nov JP Morgan Cazenove Neutral 2,146.00 2450.00 2450.00 Reiterates

Severn Trent Director Deals

Date Director Type Volume / Price Trade Value
26 Jul 2016 Liv Garfield Dividend Reinvestment Plan 1368 @ 2467.11p £33,750.12

Severn Trent Company News

Dee Valley publishes Severn Trent offer document

Dee Valley has published a document containing the full terms of the offer for its recommended acquisition by Severn Trent Water.

The Severn Trent acquisition document is also available on the Dee Valley website at

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Severn Trent response to Ancala offer document

Severn Trent notes that Ancala Fornia has posted the offer document containing the terms and conditions of its offer to Dee Valley shareholders.

Severn Trent says it has announced an offer for Dee Valley of 1,825 pence in cash for each Dee Valley ordinary voting share and 1,713 pence in cash for each Dee Valley ordinary non-voting share.

Severn Trent says its offer is 119 pence (7%) higher than Ancala’s offer of 1,706 pence for each Dee Valley ordinary voting share and 111 pence (6.9%) higher than Ancala’s offer of 1,602 pence for each Dee Valley ordinary non-voting share.

It adds that the board of Dee Valley has announced its intention to recommend unanimously that all Dee Valley ordinary voting and ordinary non-voting shareholders accept the revised Severn Trent offer.

Severn Trent also notes that the board of Dee Valley intends to work with Severn Trent in implementing as soon as possible the terms of the revised scheme.

Severn Trent says the revised acquisition includes a loan note alternative to the cash consideration available.

Severn Trent’s intention in introducing the loan note alternative is that UK tax resident shareholders who would otherwise trigger for UK tax purposes a capital gain if they accepted cash under the revised acquisition will instead be able to elect to receive loan notes, in which case a capital gain would not be realised for tax purposes on the disposal of their Dee Valley ordinary shares.

At 1:28pm: (LON:SVT) Severn Trent PLC share price was 0p at 2209p

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FTSE down a jot on utilities, banks amid ex-divs

London equities turned a jot lower in early deals with the blue-chip ladder led south by utilities, banks and commercial property stocks. Additional ballast was provided by a swathe of FTSE 350 ex-dividend issues.

Soon after the open, FTSE 100 was down 4.54 points, or 0.07%, to 6813.17, while FTSE 250 was down 2.51, or 0.01%, to 17,620.0. At 8.32am, WTI crude was down 0.17% to $47.88/bbl and Brent was down 0.27% to $48.82/bbl. Gold was down 0.58% to $1182.4/oz.

National Grid (NG.) lost 2.42% to 909.15p, with other US rates-sensitive sector pals lower, too. SSE (SSE) fell 1.2% to 1443.5p. Severn Trent (SVT), down 0.76% to 2216p, has lifted its H1 pretax profit to £185.0m, from £175.3m.

Among lenders, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) faltered 1.32% to 202.3p, while Standard Chartered (STAN) fell 1.13% to 634.55p and HSBC (HSBA) ebbed 1.02% to 636.05p. In commercial property, Land Securities (LAND) lost 0.72% to 962p and British Land fell 0.59% to 589.5p.

Also south bound were several miners, consumer goods, investment specialists, leisure, media, oil, and house builders, although some in these sectors made gains. Overall, fallers outnumbered risers by 75 to 25.

Rio Tinto (RIO), down 0.64% to 3079.75p, has committed to generating $5 billion of additional free cash flow over the next five years from a productivity drive unveiled today as part of its long-term strategy.

To the upside, Direct Line (DLG) chaired proceedings with a 3.37% gain to 360.15p, with Intertek (ITRK), up 1.48% to 3227p, and Shire (SHP), up 1.4% to 4660.5p, following.


Imaginatik (IMTK), up 23.08% to 2p, said it expects to report a significantly reduced half-year loss after tax of £0.26m (2015: £0.41m). It has entered H2 with a healthy pipeline of new business opportunities.

Strat Aero (AERO), up 21.43% to 0.42p, said its two core divisions, Survey & Inspection Services and Commercial UAS Training & Education, are performing in line with its expectations. It said a short-term financing loan had been secured to provide adequate working capital to mid Q1 2017.

Weatherly International, up 17.65% to 1p, has provided an update on project development opportunities at Tschudi and Otjihase. “Further operational optimisation at Tschudi, plus project development at Otjihase and Matchless offer significant potential value for Weatherly,” it said.


Countrywide (CWD), down 13.46% to 167.8p, has warned its 2016 EBITDA will be at the lower end of market views. “This challenging environment underlines the importance of our focus on efficiency and productivity and the shift to our multi-channel model which we expect to yield significant benefit to our performance.”

Charles Stanley Group (CAY), up 12.99% to 302.38p, said funds under management and administration (FuMA) rose 13% to £22.5bn at end-September. Reported pretax profit for the half year to end-September was up 80% at £3.6m.

Quixant (QXT), up 11.72% to 324p, anticipates that total revenue for the year will be not less than $86m and profit will be ahead of market expectations.

Belvoir Lettings (BLV), down 10% to 108p, believes the impact of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s ban on upfront letting fees on the group’s gross profit will be less than 8%. It noted the period of consultation, and added it could not fully predict the likely financial impact on the results for the year ended December 2017 and beyond.

Scisys (SSY), up 9.77% to 118p, has conditionally acquired Annova Systems GmbH, a provider of media software solutions, based in Munich. Initial acquisition consideration was &euros;11.35m cash, plus a three-year earn-out of up to €16.48m in cash or shares.

CVS Group (CVSG), up 7.39% to 955.25p, said its like-for-like sales grew 6.3% in the four months to end-October, compared with the corresponding period last year.

Helical (HLCL), up 7.04% to 281.25p, said its EPRA net asset value per share rose to 471p at end-September, up 3% up from end-March’s restated 456p. Interim dividend was proposed at 2.4p a share, from 2.3p.

HSS Hire Group (HSS), down 5.92% to 89.38p, said its revenues rose to £256.0m in the 40 weeks to Oct. 1, up 10.9% on the 39-week period last year. It warned Q4 trading will be at the lower end of management’s expectations.

Pets at Home (PETS), down 3.15% to 226.15p, has improved its H1 pretax profit to £45.99m, from a year-earlier profit of £40.91m. Dividend per share was 2.5p, from 2p. Revenue for the period was £441.3m, from £404.5m. Its profit outlook for FY 2017 was in line with market views.

Other stocks in the news included Actual Experience (ACT), Chesnara (CSN), UDG Healthcare (UDG), Wolf Minerals (WLFE), Lindsell Train Investment Trust (LTI), ZincOx Resources (ZOX), Marston’s (MARS), Invesco Income Growth Trust (IVI), Starcom (STAR) and Netcall (NET).

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Dee Valley board backs Severn Trent revised offer

Dee Valley Group’s board has withdrawn its recommendation of Ancala Fornia’s offer and urged shareholders to accept a revised offer from Severn Trent.

Under the terms of the revised acquisition, Dee Valley ordinary voting shareholders will receive 1,825 pence in cash for each Dee Valley ordinary voting share. The revised acquisition includes a revised comparable cash offer for the Dee Valley ordinary non-voting shares priced at 1,713 pence per share.

It is intended that the revised acquisition of the Dee Valley ordinary voting shares will be implemented by means of a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement. The revised acquisition values the entire issued share capital of Dee Valley at approximately £84.0 million.

The Dee Valley board considers that the revised acquisition represents a superior offer in terms of financial value for holders of Dee Valley ordinary voting shares and non-voting shares as compared with the revised Ancala proposal.

The Dee Valley board intends to recommend unanimously that:

– all Dee Valley ordinary voting shareholders vote in favour of the revised scheme and all holders of non-voting shares accept the Revised Severn Trent contractual offer.

At 8:07am:

(LON:DVW) Dee Valley Group PLC share price was +84p at 1812.5p

(LON:SVT) Severn Trent PLC share price was +11.5p at 2244.5p

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