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Fidessa Group chairman John Hamer buys 24 July 2017

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Fidessa Group (L:FDSA) Chairman John Hamer bought 5 shares worth GBP118 ($US154) on July 21. The purchase price was GBP23.63.

John Hamer (Reported Buying; trailing 12 months)
MonthNo. of SharesPrice, GBXValue, GBX
July 24, 201752,363.011,815
June 23, 201752,418.012,090
May 23, 201752,505.312,526
April 25, 201752,616.5413,083
March 23, 201752,547.012,735
February 23, 201752,560.012,800
January 23, 201752,260.011,300
December 28, 201662,324.513,947
November 24, 201652,399.011,995
Sep '16242,484.7159,633
August 24, 201652,490.012,450
July 25, 201652,411.012,055
Total802,455.36196,429

Original news release

Source: London Stock Exchange

SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY JOHN HAMER, CHAIRMAN

John Hamer joined the group in January 1983. He has a BSc. Hons. in Computer Science from Leeds University and was Chief Executive of the group between 1992 and July 2001 when the group had multiple business streams, each with its own Chief Executive. John became Chairman of the group in July 2001 when the group focused on the Fidessa business by divesting the help desk and call centre software businesses.

The Board considers the Chairman's role to be similar to that performed prior to July 2001 when there were multiple businesses and there to be no conflict with Chris Aspinwall, the Chief Executive, who was already the Chief Executive of the Fidessa business prior to July 2001. He currently has no other material business commitments.

SECTION 2 FIDESSA GROUP PLC SCORECARD (United Kingdom:FDSA):

+ Fidessa Group PLC is placed 978/1,357 in the BSS News Bites ranking of the United Kingdom performers in the past year, a percentile ranking of 28.

2.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

FDSARevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
201612.320.714.721.7
20157.70.913.219.2
2014-2.3-9.814.219.2
2013-12.53.715.521.4

2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

FDSACloseDividendsCapital Gain %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jul 24GBX2,337.0GBX92.500.844.8
1 Year agoGBX2,317.89GBX83.506.53.810.3
2 Years agoGBX2,176.83GBX83.1014.44.418.8
3 Years agoGBX1,902.56GBX83.396.34.710.9
4 Years agoGBX1,790.37GBX91.1141.57.248.7

2.3 Revenue and Net Profit

DescriptionAnnual (GBP M)Annual ($US M)5 years Avg (GBP M)5 years Avg ($US M)5 years CAGR %
Total Revenue332.7410.7301.3371.96.0
Operating Profit48.860.342.352.24.2
Net Profit35.844.131.538.84.0

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

2.4 Performance (All figures in %)

A 5-year track record of positive earnings

DescriptionAnnual3 years Avg
Operating Profit Margin14.714.0
Net Profit Margin10.810.5
Return on Equity21.720.0
Return on Assets11.811.2
Return on Capital Employed26.524.2

2.5 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Return on Capital Employed [ROCE] %26.5In Top 8%
Return on Assets [ROA] %11.8In Top Quartile
Today's TurnoverGBP2 million (US$2.6 million)In Top Quartile

2.6 Present Value of GBP1000 invested in the past

PV10001-week1-month1-year
FDSA.L9739751,047
FTSE 100 Index9961,0001,096

2.7 Trailing Price Change %

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
FDSA-2.5-7.330.82
Software & computer services sector-0.360.372.24
FTSE 100 Index-0.621.569.62

2.8 Market Position

Fidessa Group PLC (L:FDSA), the United Kingdom's 5th largest Software & Computer Services company by market cap, increased GBX143.11 (or 6.4%) year to date in 2017 to close at GBX2,382.0. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 4.7% YTD, this is a relative price increase of 1.7%. The average daily volume of 42,998 shares so far in 2017 was 0.8 times the average daily volume in 2016. In 2017 the market cap has jumped GBP29.6 million (US$38.4 million).

2.9 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,513 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)1.2B7,388Top
Total Assets (US$)394.6M14,503Second
Revenue (US$)431.6M10,051Top
Net Profit (US$)46.4M7,442Top
Return on Equity %21.73,567Top
Net Profit Margin %10.810,340Top
Price to Book34.630,551Third
Price Earnings25.913,362Second
Yield %3.96,052Top
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,04223,994Third
US$* Change (1Year) %6.220,918Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)1739,297Bottom

* 1 year ago GBP 1 = USD 1.32

Jul 21, 2017: GBP 1 equals USD 1.2971

SECTION 3 OTHER DIRECTORS OF FIDESSA GROUP PLC

Chris Aspinwall, Chief Executive Officer & Director

John Hamer, Chairman

Andy Skelton, Chief Financial Officer

Andy Malpass, Director

Ron Mackintosh, Director

Elizabeth Lake, Independent Non-Executive Director

John Worby, Independent Non-Executive Director

Ken Archer, Non-Executive Director

Ishbel Macpherson, Non-Executive Director

Richard Longdon, Non-Executive Director

Susanna Freeman, Company Secretary

SECTION 4 FIDESSA GROUP PLC ACTIVITIES

Fidessa group plc provides multi-asset trading, portfolio analysis, decision support, compliance, market data, and connectivity solutions for firms trading in financial markets worldwide. The company offers buy-side solutions, including investment solutions to portfolio managers, traders, compliance managers, and IT managers. Its buy-side solutions also comprise Sentinel for pre -and post-trade compliance management; Minerva OEMS for order management, trading, and post trade processing; Tesseract, a fund management tool for portfolio modeling and decision support; Derivatives module for workflow and trading; and LatentZero for hedge funds to support hedge fund investment and trading workflows. The company also provides LatentZero as a Service, a front office solution; EMS workstation, a trading application for equities and equity derivatives; and managed connectivity service that offers support service for front office trading. Fidessa group plc also provides sell-side solutions, such as trading solutions comprising order management and trading services to the broker/dealer community; and advanced trading tools comprising algorithmic trading, basket trading, intelligent liquidity access, multi-asset support, middle office, and risk and compliance solutions, as well as market data. In addition, it offers a suite of connectivity solutions that facilitate trading connectivity between global counterparties, as well as low latency exchange and liquidity venue access to the trading community. The company was formerly known as royalblue group plc and changed its name to Fidessa group plc in April 2007. Fidessa group plc was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

SECTION 5 RECENT REPORTED BUYING BY FIDESSA GROUP PLC DIRECTORS

25 July 2017

Fidessa Group chief financial officer Andy Skelton buys

Fidessa Group (L:FDSA) Chief Financial Officer Andy Skelton bought 5 shares worth GBP118 ($US154) on July 21. The purchase price was GBP23.63.

25 July 2017

Fidessa Group chief executive officer and director Chris Aspinwall buys

Fidessa Group (L:FDSA) Chief Executive Officer and Director Chris Aspinwall bought 5 shares worth GBP118 ($US154) on July 21. The purchase price was GBP23.63.

26 June 2017

Fidessa Group chairman John Hamer buys

Fidessa Group (L:FDSA) Chairman John Hamer bought 5 shares worth GBP121 ($US154) on June 22. The purchase price was GBP24.18.

26 June 2017

Fidessa Group chief financial officer Andy Skelton buys

Fidessa Group (L:FDSA) Chief Financial Officer Andy Skelton bought 5 shares worth GBP121 ($US154) on June 22. The purchase price was GBP24.18.

26 June 2017

Fidessa Group chief executive officer and director Chris Aspinwall buys

Fidessa Group (L:FDSA) Chief Executive Officer and Director Chris Aspinwall bought 5 shares worth GBP121 ($US154) on June 22. The purchase price was GBP24.18.

13 June 2017

Fidessa Group chairman John Hamer buys

Fidessa Group (L:FDSA) Chairman John Hamer bought 114 shares worth GBP2,735 ($US3,462) on June 09. The purchase price was GBP23.99.

13 June 2017

Fidessa Group chief financial officer Andy Skelton buys

Fidessa Group (L:FDSA) Chief Financial Officer Andy Skelton bought 6 shares worth GBP144 ($US182) on June 09. The purchase price was GBP23.99.

13 June 2017

Fidessa Group chief executive officer and director Chris Aspinwall buys

Fidessa Group (L:FDSA) Chief Executive Officer and Director Chris Aspinwall bought 114 shares worth GBP2,735 ($US3,462) on June 09. The purchase price was GBP23.99.

23 May 2017

Fidessa Group chief financial officer Andy Skelton buys

Fidessa Group (L:FDSA) Chief Financial Officer Andy Skelton bought 6 shares worth GBP150 ($US195) on May 22. The purchase price was GBP25.05. The shares hit a six-day high on the day.

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