Cenkos Securities (CNKS)

Business description

Cenkos is a specialist, UK institutional stockbroker, focused on growth companies and investment funds. Its principal activities are primary and secondary fund raising, corporate advisory, research, trade execution and market making activities.

Stock data

Market cap.£47.9m
Last close84.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)180.0p / 80.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net cash (£m)25.7
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A

Price performance

Relative *(14.3)(37.4)(55.9)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Cenkos Securities plc (CNKS.L)

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 07:44:48 GMT

Cenkos Securities faces potential fine over advice to former Quindell firm

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:13:21 GMT

'Brexit' uncertainty almost wipes out profits at Cenkos Securities

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT

U.K. Regulator Fines Cenkos $690000 Over Scandal-Laden Quindell

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:18:45 GMT

Cenkos Securities PLC Looks Like A Target For Barclays PLC

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:00:46 GMT

Y/E Dec Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (fd) (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2014A 88.5 27.2 27.0 35.2 2.4 2.1
2015A 76.5 20.0 19.9 27.2 3.1 3.1
2016E 50.0 6.2 6.1 7.7 11.0 6.8
2017E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Last updated on 28/09/2016

Latest research

Transparent, entrepreneurial business model

Update | Financials | 26/05/2016

Daily comment

Institutional Comment | Financials | 30/03/2015

Daily comment

Institutional Comment | Financials | 14/10/2014

AA super-charged

Outlook | Financials | 13/10/2014

Daily Comment

Institutional Comment | Financials | 18/09/2014

Daily comment

Institutional Comment | Financials | 23/06/2014

Galloping ahead in positive markets

Update | Financials | 17/04/2014

Daily comment

Institutional Comment | Financials | 26/03/2014

A thoroughbred broker

Initiation | Financials | 14/10/2013

Specialism pays

Outlook | Financials | 30/09/2011

Investment summary

The background for corporate transactions and equity issuance this year has been more challenging than last and CNKS reported H1 profits of £1.7m vs £18.6m for H115, a period that benefited from the (£1bn) BCA Marketplace fundraising. The total raised for clients was £529m compared with over £2bn. Costs also fell (by 60%), underlining the flexible nature of the cost base. The first half bore costs relating to the FCA investigation into Cenkos’ historical advisory work for the former Quindell that is now concluded. A number of significant fundraisings fell into the second half and this, together with a healthy pipeline, means the second half should be markedly stronger although we have made a relatively modest reduction in our full year estimate with FY16e PBT now £6.1m versus £6.6m.

Last updated on 11/10/2016

Industry outlook

Sentiment may be buffeted by unfolding news on the nature of Brexit, but as the picture clarifies entrepreneurial companies are increasingly likely to take opportunities generating renewed deal flow.

Last updated on 11/10/2016

Key management

Gerry Aherne, Chairman
Jim Durkin, CEO
Mike Chilton, FD

Company address

6.7.8 Tokenhouse Yard,
United Kingdom
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