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Foreign exchange: how to invest in the hottest of sectors

22/07/2019 · Alpha FX Group PLC (AFX)  · Argentex Group PLC (AGFX)  · Fairfx Group PLC (FFX)  · H&T Group (HAT)  · Ramsdens Holdings PLC (RFX)  · Record (REC) 

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As holidaymakers pack their suitcases, the pitiful value of the UK pound, which has recently fallen to two-year lows against the US dollar and six-month lows against the euro, may be a cause for concern. UK companies trading overseas have been feeling the pressure for a while, meaning effective currency management is of growing importance. The good news, for both businesses and holidaymakers, is that the growth in foreign exchange providers and consultants means that companies and individuals no longer need to get ripped-off by their banks or the airport bureau de change. The good news for investors is that the high demand for good FX services has bred a mini sector on the stock markets which is proving popular. Here we run through the investment cases of some of the UK’s best FX providers.


Company Market Capitalisation Annual Revenue (most recent historic) Annual revenue growth (%) Consensus forecast EPS growth (%) PE (x)
Equals £200m £26.1m 69 58 18.5
Record £64.7m £25.0m 5 -29 14
Alpha FX £282m £23.5m 73 9.9 31
Argentex* £162m £21.9m 65 NA 19
H&T £130m £22.5m 44.2 14 9.7
Ramsdens £53m £46.8m 17 7.1 9.8
*No broker forecasts - valuation based on our forecasts

Equals Group: look beyond the bizarre name change

Equals Group (LON:EQLS), which was previously called FairFX, has evolved from a simple international payments and travel money company into an integrated provider of money management solutions for consumers and businesses, covering banking and payments.

Since 2017, Equals has almost tripled in size in terms of turnover and its operations have broadened into three significant businesses – foreign currency card,…

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