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Dominic Taylor starts fourth year as PayPoint Director 23 July 2017

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Dominic Taylor was appointed Director of PayPoint (L:PAY) three years ago on July 23, 2014. The shares were up from GBX872.9 to GBX882.0 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 9.1%. The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth GBP1,297, a gain of GBP10 and dividend reinvested of GBP286.

SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY DOMINIC TAYLOR, CEO AND DIRECTOR

Dominic joined PayPoint in 1997 as Retail Director and was appointed to his current role in August 1998. He was a Royal Naval officer for 12 years, following which he completed an MBA at the Cranfield School of Management. In 1991, Dominic joined the Vodafone Group where he led a number of initiatives including the development of its SMS service and a bid for the National Lottery, before becoming Sales and Marketing Director for the indirect sales of mobile phones to retailers. In 1996, Dominic joined Granada plc as a director of Granada Technology Group and Managing Director of Granada Business Technology, supplying film and telecommunications products into the hotel and leisure sectors.

SECTION 2 PAYPOINT PLC SCORECARD (United Kingdom:PAY):

+ PayPoint PLC is placed 951/1,357 in the BSS News Bites ranking of the United Kingdom performers in the past year, a percentile ranking of 30.

2.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

PAYRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
20174.3-32.781.5
2016-0.2-3.9-2.4
20153.17.522.733.9
20142.617.821.734.7

2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

PAYCloseDividendsCapital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jul 21GBX882.0GBX132.803.515.821
1 Year agoGBX839.02GBX28.20(1.6)3.31.7
2 Years agoGBX852.62GBX38.500.54.55
3 Years agoGBX848.39GBX35.30(1.0)4.13.1
4 Years agoGBX856.98GBX45.4059.68.568.1

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 Revenue228.9286217.9272.31.1
EBITDA69.386.546.157.611.3
Operating Profit69.386.542.953.613.2
Net Profit59.674.532.740.917.2

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

2.4 Performance (All figures in %)

A track record of profits in 4 of the last 5 years

DescriptionAnnual5 years Avg
EBITDA Margin32.721.6
Operating Profit Margin32.720.2
Net Profit Margin28.115.4
Return on Equity81.535.4
Return on Assets29.812.7
Return on Capital Employed94.046.0

2.5 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Return on Assets [ROA] %29.8In Top 2%
Price Change %2.3In Top Quartile

2.6 Present Value of GBP1000 invested in the past

PV10001-week1-month1-year
PAY.L1,0161,0331,192
FTSE 100 Index1,0101,0191,112

2.7 Trailing Price Change %

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
PAY-3.65-7.613.45
Support services sector2.396.6128.65
FTSE 100 Index0.074.7611.24

2.8 Market Position

PayPoint PLC (L:PAY), the United Kingdom's 34th largest Support Services company by market cap, decreased GBX40.08 (or 4.3%) year to date in 2017 to close at GBX882.0. The stock has a 6-month USD relative strength of 17 which means in USD terms it is underperforming 83% of its 47,513 global peers. A price fall combined with a low relative strength is a bearish signal. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 4.7% YTD, this is a relative price change of -9%. The average daily volume of 49,424 shares so far in 2017 was 0.7 times the average daily volume in 2016. In 2017 the market cap has declined GBP74.8 million (US$97.1 million).

2.9 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,513 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)779.4M9,819Top
Total Assets (US$)259.2M17,202Second
Revenue (US$)296.9M12,094Second
Net Profit (US$)77.3M5,664Top
Return on Equity %81.5288Top
Net Profit Margin %28.13,856Top
Price to Book11.128,896Third
Price Earnings9.94,447Top
Yield %15.4283Top
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,17817,673Second
US$* Change (1Year) %4.021,945Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)1739,297Bottom

* 1 year ago GBP 1 = USD 1.32

Jul 21, 2017: GBP 1 equals USD 1.2971

SECTION 3 OTHER DIRECTORS OF PAYPOINT PLC

Dominic Taylor, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Nick Wiles, Non-Executive Chairman

Rachel Kentleton, Executive Director

Tim Watkin-Rees, Executive Director

Eric Anstee, Independent Non-Executive Director

Gill Barr, Non-Executive Director

Giles Kerr, Non-Executive Director

David Morrison, Non-Executive Director

Rakesh Sharma, Non-Executive Director

Susan C. Court, Company Secretary

SECTION 4 PAYPOINT PLC ACTIVITIES

PayPoint Plc operates as a specialist payments company with operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, France, the United States, and Canada. The company, through its retail networks, Internet, and mobile phone channels, processes consumer payments across various markets. Its PayPoint branded retail network terminals process energy meter prepayments, cash bill payments, mobile phone top-ups, transport tickets, BBC TV licenses, and various other payment types for utilities and telecommunications, and consumer service companies. It also offers PayPoint.net Internet payment service to Web merchants, who require online credit and debit card processing, and linking into various U.K. acquiring banks to deliver secure online credit and debit card payments. In addition, the company provides PayByPhone services to parking authorities allowing consumers to use their mobile phones to pay for their parking by credit or debit card. It operates approximately 22,000 PayPoint terminals and 2,300 ATMs. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Welwyn Garden City, the United Kingdom.

SECTION 5 RECENT NEWS OF PAYPOINT PLC DIRECTORS

29 June 2017

Nick Wiles - PayPoint updates chairman's profile

PayPoint recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of Nick Wiles, Non-Executive Chairman is shown below.Nick retired as Chairman of UK investment banking at Nomura in 2012. He has worked in banking for more than 20 years, with the majority of this time at Cazenove & Co, where he was a partner prior to incorporation. He is currently a non-executive director of Primary Health Properties plc.

29 June 2017

Dominic Taylor - PayPoint updates CEO and director's profile

PayPoint recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of Dominic Taylor, CEO and Director is shown below.Dominic joined PayPoint in 1997 as Retail Director and was appointed to his current role in August 1998. He was a Royal Naval officer for 12 years, following which he completed an MBA at the Cranfield School of Management. In 1991, Dominic joined the Vodafone Group where he led a number of initiatives including the development of its SMS service and a bid for the National Lottery, before becoming Sales and Marketing Director for the indirect sales of mobile phones to retailers. In 1996, Dominic joined Granada plc as a director of Granada Technology Group and Managing Director of Granada Business Technology, supplying film and telecommunications products into the hotel and leisure sectors.

29 June 2017

Gill Barr - PayPoint updates director's profile

PayPoint recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of Gill Barr, Non-Executive Director is shown below.Gill has held senior strategy and marketing positions at John Lewis, Kingfisher, MasterCard and KPMG. Most recently she was Group Marketing Director for The Cooperative Group. She was a Non-Executive Director of Morgan Sindall plc for eight years and now has a portfolio of Non-Executive Directorships. She is a Trustee Director for Willis Towers Watson's master trust pension fund LifeSight. She is the Chair of the Customer Challenge Group for Severn Trent Water plc. She was recently appointed Advisory Board Member, Wiltshire Farm Foods.

29 June 2017

Rakesh Sharma - PayPoint updates director's profile

PayPoint recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of Rakesh Sharma, Non-Executive Director is shown below.Rakesh was appointed to the PayPoint board in May 2017. Rakesh started his career as an electronic design engineer at Marconi in 1983, before moving to Dowty as Chief Engineer in 1989. He was appointed Marketing Director of that business in 1993, when Ultra Electronics (Ultra) was formed. Rakesh has managed businesses and divisions across the full range of Ultra's wide portfolio, with consistent success in driving growth in the Ultra group. He became Chief Executive of Ultra in 2011, a position which he holds to date.

29 June 2017

Rachel Kentleton - PayPoint updates director's profile

PayPoint recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of Rachel Kentleton, Executive Director is shown below.Rachel joined PayPoint in January 2017. Rachel is a qualified accountant and has held a number of finance and investor relations roles at Unilever, NatWest, Diageo and SABMiller. Rachel's most recent role immediately prior to joining PayPoint was as Group Director, Strategy & Implementation at easyJet. Rachel is also a non-executive director of Persimmon plc, where she is chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk and Nomination Committees.

29 June 2017

David Morrison - PayPoint updates director's profile

PayPoint recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of David Morrison, Non-Executive Director is shown below.David has been Chief Executive of Prospect Investment Management (Prospect) since 1999, when he started the company. He became a director of PayPoint in 1999 following an investment in the company by clients of Prospect. Prior to establishing Prospect, he had worked in the venture capital sector with 3i, Abingworth Management and Botts & Company. He is currently a non-executive director of Record plc and several private companies.

29 June 2017

Giles Kerr - PayPoint updates director's profile

PayPoint recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of Giles Kerr, Non-Executive Director is shown below.Giles was formerly National Partner with Arthur Anderson & Co and previously held a number of positions with Amersham plc within finance and corporate development, culminating in his role as Group Finance Director. Giles is Director of Finance of Oxford University and is a nonexecutive director of BTG plc, Senior plc and Adaptimune Therapeutics plc.

SECTION 6 RECENT REPORTED BUYING BY PAYPOINT PLC DIRECTORS

19 July 2017

PayPoint director Rakesh Sharma buys

PayPoint (L:PAY) Non-Executive Director Rakesh Sharma bought 1,150 shares worth GBP9,934 ($US12,970) on July 18. The purchase price was GBP8.64.

23 June 2017

PayPoint director Tim Watkin-Rees buys

PayPoint (L:PAY) Executive Director Tim Watkin-Rees bought 13 shares worth GBP121 ($US153) on June 22. The purchase price was GBP9.30. The shares hit a two-month high on the day.

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