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Keywords Studios

Current Price 1251.77p Bid 1247.00p Ask 1248.00p Change -4.30%
Last Updated: 21/09/2019 07:40. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Keywords Studios plc is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. Established in 1998, and now with over 50 facilities in 21 countries strategically located in Asia, the Americas and Europe, it provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localisation, audio and customer care services across more than 50 languages and 16 games platforms to a blue-chip client base of approximately 950 clients across the globe. It has a strong market position, providing services to 23 of the top 25 most prominent games companies, including Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Konami, Riot Games, Sony, Square Enix, Supercell, TakeTwo, Epic Games and Ubisoft. Recent titles worked on include Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Call of Duty: WWII, Mortal Combat X, Assassin's Creed Origins, Battlefield 1, League of Legends, Fortnite, Clash Royale and Rainbow Six Siege.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2018

Turnover
£250.81m
Operating Profit
£22.69m
Dividend Yield
0.00
Dividend Per Share
1.61
Dividend Cover
13.95
P/E Ratio
56.26

Key Personnel

Andrew John Day
Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Ellis Hauck
Chief Financial Officer
David Joseph Broderick
Group Finance Director
Ross King Graham
Non-Executive Chairman
David Alan Reeves
Non-Executive Director
Giorgio Guastalla
Non-Executive Director
Maria Charlotta Ginman
Non-Executive Director
Georges Fornay
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
KWS
ISIN
GB00BBQ38507
Shares in Issue
65,117,133
Market cap
£848.48m

Analyst Views (3)

Strong Buy
 
0.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
66.67%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
33.33%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
1247.00p
Bid Price
1247.00p
Ask Price
1248.00p
Volume
895866
Change Today
-56.00p
% Change Today
-4.30%
Open
1279.00p
Previous Close
1247.00p
Intraday High
1287.68p
Intraday Low
1230.72p
52 Week High
2020.00p
52 Week Low
885.00p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Keywords Studios Intra-day Chart

Keywords Studios News

News in this section is provided by AJ Bell

Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Keywords Studios 18 Sep 2019 | 10:00 Keywords Studios reports growth in revenue; margins shrink slightly 18 Sep 2019 | 07:33 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Keywords Studios 01 Aug 2019 | 10:30 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Keywords Studios 31 Jul 2019 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Keywords Studios 04 Jul 2019 | 09:00 Keywords Studios' David Broderick to step down as CFO 17 Jun 2019 | 07:55 Keywords Studios acquires Descriptive Video Works for CAD 3.2m 12 Jun 2019 | 07:48 Director Deals - Keywords Studios (KWS) 02 May 2019 | 09:05 Keywords Studios acquires Wizcorp from Ankama and Silicon Studio Corporation 23 Apr 2019 | 07:52 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Keywords Studios 09 Apr 2019 | 15:20 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Keywords Studios 09 Apr 2019 | 09:10 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Keywords Studios 08 Apr 2019 | 09:00 Keywords Studios profits jump as expanded offering bolsters revenue 08 Apr 2019 | 08:29 Keywords Studios acquires GetSocial to expand technology base and marketing reach 21 Feb 2019 | 09:56 Keywords Studios profits up sharply on 'strong' growth from player support and engineering businesses 31 Jan 2019 | 09:59 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Keywords Studios 31 Jan 2019 | 08:20 Keywords Studios completes acquisition of Sunny Side Up 04 Jan 2019 | 09:39 Director Deals - Keywords Studios (KWS) 24 Dec 2018 | 10:40 Keywords Studios to acquire Sunny Side Up; sees performance in line with expectations 21 Dec 2018 | 08:41

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Tangible Assets
15.0
10.1
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
180.1
132.6
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
3.1
1.2
Total Non-Current Assets
198.2
143.9
Inventory
0.0
0.0
Trade & Receivables
60.5
49.8
Cash & Receivables
39.9
30.4
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
0.0
0.0
Total Assets
298.6
224.1

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Short Term Liabilities
95.0
52.5
Long Term Liabilities
11.2
10.4
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
106.2
62.9

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Net Assets
192.4
161.1

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Share Capital
16.4
12.8
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
34.5
20.7
Share Premium Account
102.2
102.1
Other Equity
39.2
25.7
Total Equity
192.4
161.1

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
32.2
13.6
Cashflow Before Financing
-10.1
-77.2
Increase / Decrease in Cash
9.5
14.3

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Turnover
250.8
151.4
Cost of Sales
155.0
96.4
Gross Profit
95.8
55.1
Operating Profit
22.7
16.4
Pre-Tax Profit
22.1
12.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
14.9
7.3

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H1 Dividend
03 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
H2 Dividend
30 May 2019
21 Jun 2019
H1 Dividend
04 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018
H2 Dividend
31 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
H1 Dividend
05 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017
H2 Dividend
01 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017
H1 Dividend
06 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016
H2 Dividend
02 Jun 2016
23 Jun 2016
H1 Dividend
01 Oct 2015
23 Oct 2015
H2 Dividend
04 Jun 2015
26 Jun 2015
H1 Dividend
01 Oct 2014
21 Oct 2014
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