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QinetiQ Group director Paul Murray buys 25 July 2017

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QinetiQ Group (L:QQ.) Non-Executive Director Paul Murray bought 8,272 shares worth GBP19,887 ($US25,934) on July 25. The purchase price was GBP2.40.

Paul Murray (Reported Buying; trailing 12 months)
MonthNo. of SharesPrice, GBXValue, GBX
July 25, 20178,272240.411,988,672
Jan '1718,865263.584,972,425
Total27,137256.526,961,097

Original news release

Source: London Stock Exchange

SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY PAUL MURRAY, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Skills and experience: Paul has a broad range of experience in finance and corporate governance from a cross-section of industries, all of which leverage technology.

Previously, Paul was a Director of Knowledge Peers plc, Senior Independent Director of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, a Non-executive Director of Thomson SA and Tangent Communications plc, and has also been Group Finance Director of Carlton Communications plc, Group Finance Director of LASMO plc and a Trustee of Pilotlight. During the year under review, Paul ceased to be a Director of Independent Oil and Gas plc.

Other appointments: Paul is a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at Royal Mail Group plc. He is also a Director of Ventive Ltd and Naked Energy Ltd.

Remuneration

Salary/fees: Pound 55,333

Bonus: Pound

Other benefits: Pound

Payment in lieu of pension: Pound

2013 Total: Pound 55,333

SECTION 2 QINETIQ GROUP PLC SCORECARD (United Kingdom:QQ.):

+ Qinetiq Group PLC is placed 911/1,387 in the BSS News Bites ranking of the United Kingdom performers in the past year, a percentile ranking of 34.

2.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

QQ.Revenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
20173.616.717.123.2
2016-1.15.912.230.4
2015-2.5-14.539.4
2014-40.7-12.818

2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

QQ.CloseDividendsCapital Gain %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jul 25GBX237.60GBX5.805.92.68.4
1 Year agoGBX224.46GBX5.500.92.53.4
2 Years agoGBX222.38GBX5.0132.515.6
3 Years agoGBX196.72GBX4.1016.72.419.1
4 Years agoGBX168.57GBX1.1013.50.714.2

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 Revenue783.1978.5888.31,110-12.1
EBITDA162.7203.398.3122.9-17.9
Operating Profit133.7167.163.979.9-18.6
Net Profit123.3154.154.868.5-12.9

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

2.4 Performance (All figures in %)

A track record of profits in 3 of the last 5 years

DescriptionAnnual5 years Avg
EBITDA Margin20.813.5
Operating Profit Margin17.19.6
Net Profit Margin15.78.6
Return on Equity23.216.1
Return on Assets12.77.3
Return on Capital Employed22.315.2

2.5 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Today's TurnoverGBP8.8 million (US$11.5 million)In Top Quartile
Return on Capital Employed [ROCE] %22.3In Top Quartile
Total Debt to Equity0.05In Top Quartile
Interest Cover60.8In Top Quartile
Return on Assets [ROA] %12.7In Top Quartile

2.6 Present Value of GBP1000 invested in the past

PV10001-week1-month1-year
QQ..L8668521,085
FTSE 100 Index1,0061,0111,108

2.7 Trailing Price Change %

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
QQ.-14.78-18.385.86
Aerospace & defense sector-3.823.2318.93
FTSE 100 Index0.142.1910.8

2.8 Market Position

Qinetiq Group PLC (L:QQ.), the United Kingdom's 6th largest Aerospace & Defense company by market cap, sank GBX23.70 (or 9.1%) year to date in 2017 to close at GBX237.20. This makes the stock the biggest decliner in the Aerospace & Defense sector which is up 14.7% in 2017. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 3.6% YTD, this is a relative price change of -12.7%. The average daily volume of 1.8 million shares so far in 2017 was 1.2 times the average daily volume in 2016. In 2017 the market cap has declined GBP159.4 million (US$207.1 million).

2.9 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,592 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)1.8B5,687Top
Total Assets (US$)1.3B8,424Top
Revenue (US$)1B6,349Top
Net Profit (US$)160.2M3,673Top
Return on Equity %23.23,055Top
Net Profit Margin %15.77,199Top
Price to Book3.523,535Second
Price Earnings11.35,381Top
Yield %2.59,901Top
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,08022,034Second
US$* Change (1Year) %14.317,418Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)1739,293Bottom

* 1 year ago GBP 1 = USD 1.31

Jul 24, 2017: GBP 1 equals USD 1.2993

SECTION 3 OTHER DIRECTORS OF QINETIQ GROUP PLC

Steve Wadey, Chief Executive Officer

David Smith, Chief Financial Officer

David Mellors, Director

Mark Elliott, Director

Michael Harper, Independent Non-Executive Director

James Burnell-Nugent, Non-Executive Director

Lynn Brubaker, Non-Executive Director

Susan Searle, Non-Executive Director

Paul Murray, Non-Executive Director

Ian Mason, Non-Executive Director

Jon Messent, Company Secretary

SECTION 4 QINETIQ GROUP PLC ACTIVITIES

QinetiQ Group plc (QinetiQ) is an international provider of technology-based services and solutions to the defence, security and related markets. QinetiQ develops and delivers services and solutions for government organisations, in the United Kingdom and United States, including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies. In addition, the Company provides technology insertion and consultancy services to commercial and industrial customers around the world. QinetiQ has three sectors: EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Australasia), which delivers technology solutions, consultancy and managed services to the Ministry of Defense in the United Kingdom, and civil and other government customers in the United Kingdom and Australia; QinetiQ North America, which provides technology and services to the United States Government, and Ventures, which comprises commercial product businesses and business venturing activities. In July 2009, QinetiQ acquired Cyveillance, Inc.

SECTION 5 RECENT NEWS OF QINETIQ GROUP PLC DIRECTORS

18 July 2017

Steve Wadey of QinetiQ Group in second quartile of the United Kingdom CEO Scorecard for past year

Steve Wadey's performance as CEO of QinetiQ Group is ranked in the second quartile of BSS News Bites' the United Kingdom performers for the past year. The shares were up 22.3% for the year ended July 18, 2017. The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date of April 27, 2015 at close price of GBX193.30 is GBP1,490, for a capital gain of GBP420 and dividend reinvested of GBP70.

29 June 2017

James Burnell-Nugent - QinetiQ Group updates director's profile

QinetiQ Group recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of James Burnell-Nugent, Non-Executive Director is shown below.Skills and experience: Sir James has significant experience of the defence industry, contracting with government and management.Sir James was High Sheriff of Devon during 2015. During a 37-year career in the Royal Navy, which culminated in his appointment as Commander-in-Chief Fleet, he commanded the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible and three other ships and submarines. Between operational duties, Sir James held several positions at the MOD and gained cross-Whitehall experience while on secondment to HM Treasury.Other appointments: Sir James is the Non-executive Chairman of Witt Limited.

29 June 2017

Ian Mason - QinetiQ Group updates director's profile

QinetiQ Group recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of Ian Mason, Non-Executive Director is shown below.Skills and experience: Ian has considerable experience in strategy, business transformation, eCommerce and international development.He was Group Chief Executive of Electrocomponents plc from 2001 until 31 March 2015, having joined that company in 1995. Previously he worked for The Boston Consulting Group and was a Non-executive Director of the Sage Group plc from 2007 to 2013.Other appointments: In October 2016, Ian was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Domestic & General Insurance Limited.

29 June 2017

Steve Wadey - QinetiQ Group updates CEO's profile

QinetiQ Group recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of Steve Wadey, CEO is shown below.Skills and experience: Steve has in-depth experience of the defence industry and technology, and extensive operational and corporate experience and stewardship. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.He was previously Co-chair of the UK Defence Growth Partnership, a member of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group, Co-Chair of the National Defence Industries Council Research and Development Group and a Non-executive director of the UK MOD Research and Development Board. Steve held various roles with MBDA from 2001 to 2014, most recently as Managing Director, MBDA UK and Technical Director for the MBDA Group. Before that, he held various roles in engineering with Matra BAe Dynamics from 1996 to 2001, and various roles with British Aerospace held from 1989 to 1996.Other appointments: Steve is Chair of the Defence Industry Liaison Board of the UK Department for International Trade, Defence & Security Organisation.

29 June 2017

David Smith - QinetiQ Group updates CFO's profile

QinetiQ Group recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of David Smith, CFO is shown below.Skills and experience: David has extensive executive experience in blue-chip companies and has worked in the aerospace and defence, technology and automotive sectors. David is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of its Advisory Panel.Before joining QinetiQ, David was Chief Financial Officer and a director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc from November 2014, having joined that company in January 2014 as Chief Financial Officer of the Aerospace Division. Prior to Rolls-Royce, David was Chief Financial Officer and a Board member of Edwards Group from 2010 to 2013. David was Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover from 2008 to 2010, having been Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO in 2008 and, from 1983 to 2008, held a variety of roles with Ford Motor Company. During the year under review, David ceased to be an Advisory Board member for the Warwick Business School.Other appointments: David is a Non-executive Director of Motability Operations Group plc.

29 June 2017

Paul Murray - QinetiQ Group updates director's profile

QinetiQ Group recently released their Annual Report. The updated profile of Paul Murray, Non-Executive Director is shown below.Skills and experience: Paul has a broad range of experience in finance and corporate governance from a cross-section of industries, all of which leverage technology.Previously, Paul was a Director of Knowledge Peers plc, Senior Independent Director of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, a Non-executive Director of Thomson SA and Tangent Communications plc, and has also been Group Finance Director of Carlton Communications plc, Group Finance Director of LASMO plc and a Trustee of Pilotlight. During the year under review, Paul ceased to be a Director of Independent Oil and Gas plc.Other appointments: Paul is a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at Royal Mail Group plc. He is also a Director of Ventive Ltd and Naked Energy Ltd.

SECTION 6 RECENT REPORTED BUYING BY QINETIQ GROUP PLC DIRECTORS

25 July 2017

QinetiQ Group chief executive officer Steve Wadey buys

QinetiQ Group (L:QQ.) Chief Executive Officer Steve Wadey bought 15,000 shares worth GBP35,517 ($US46,247) on July 24. The purchase price was GBP2.37. The shares hit an eleven-month low on the day.

22 July 2017

QinetiQ Group director Michael Harper buys

QinetiQ Group (L:QQ.) Independent Non-Executive Director Michael Harper bought 5,000 shares worth GBP12,050 ($US15,630) on July 21. The purchase price was GBP2.41.

14 July 2017

QinetiQ Group chief executive officer Steve Wadey buys

QinetiQ Group (L:QQ.) Chief Executive Officer Steve Wadey bought 15,000 shares worth GBP39,252 ($US50,596) on July 13. The purchase price was GBP2.62.

12 July 2017

QinetiQ Group chief executive officer Steve Wadey buys

QinetiQ Group (L:QQ.) Chief Executive Officer Steve Wadey bought 76 shares worth GBP199 ($US256) on July 10. The purchase price was GBP2.62.

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