EQS Group (EQS)

Business description

EQS Group is a leading technology provider for digital IR, corporate communications and compliance, with more than 8,000 clients worldwide using its products and services to securely, efficiently and simultaneously fulfil complex national and international information obligations to the global investment community.

Stock data

Market cap.€71m
Last close€54.25
High / Low (52 weeks)€60.2 / €37.9
Stock market listingDB
Forecast net debt (€m)3.5
Forecast gearing ratio (%)13

Price performance

Relative *(4.8)(9)15.2

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

BRIEF-EQS Group AG reports 8.19 pct stake in Issuer Direct Corp - SEC filing‍​

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:41:15 GMT

EQS Group Takes Over TodayIR

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:00:27 GMT

EQS Group Wins Grand ARC Award for BMW Group's Interactive Annual Report (News ...

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:12:32 GMT

EQS Group facilitate the first virtual AGM in the UK

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:33:14 GMT

GK Software Plans to Acquire a Majority Stake in prudsys AG

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:58:11 GMT

Y/E Dec Revenue (€m) EBITDA (€m) PBT (€m) EPS (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2015A 18.4 3.5 3.1 120.1 45.2 13.5
2016A 26.1 4.2 2.4 96.1 56.5 13.4
2017E 32.3 4.7 3.7 146.2 37.1 14.8
2018E 36.8 5.6 4.5 186.6 29.1 12.4

Last updated on 23/08/2017

Latest research

Extra quality services

Outlook | Media | 22/08/2017

Scale Update - Top-line growth offset by higher investment

Update | Media | 15/08/2017

Q1 regulatory stimulus

Update | Media | 23/05/2017

Scale Initiation - Digital investor relations

Initiation | Media | 25/04/2017

Investor relations toolkit

Update | Media | 07/04/2017

Growth stimulus from regulatory changes

Update | Media | 16/11/2016

Global ambitions

Outlook | Media | 08/09/2016

Ariva acquisition well timed

Update | Media | 20/06/2016

Pushing the international growth plan

Update | Media | 02/06/2016

Investing in expansion

Update | Media | 21/04/2016

Pushing ahead in Asia

Update | Media | 03/12/2015

Communications hub

Initiation | Media | 23/09/2015


EQS Group

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EQS Group

Digital Investor Relations


Investment summary

EQS continues to add functionality to its cloud-based offering, growing its potential share of client spend across investor relations, compliance and corporate communications. H117 top-line growth was boosted by the consolidation of ARIVA (67.5% owned), with good momentum into H217 as clients prepare to meet further regulatory requirements. Operating profits, which dipped 3% y-o-y, were held back by spending on developing new services and on geographic expansion. With the IT and geographic platforms now in place, the EBITDA margin is set to expand over the medium term. The share price has performed strongly over the last year, yet the valuation remains at a discount to larger, more mature peers.

Last updated on 06/09/2017

Industry outlook

The incoming PRIIP regulation is stimulating sales at ARIVA (67.5%-owned) through FY17 ahead of its introduction in January 2018, with the requirement for companies to provide pre-contractual key information documents on financial products. The introduction of MiFID II may also be positive, although not quite so directly. Its requirements on factors such as corporate access and standards in financial market communications play well with the EQS workflow management suite, COCKPIT.

Last updated on 06/09/2017

Key management

Achim Weick, CEO
André Marques, CFO

Company address

Karlstr. 47
+49 (89) 210 298 0
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