Keywords – CEO Steps Down Amid Strong Trading

Keywords – CEO Steps Down Amid Strong Trading
3844328 / Pixabay

Keywords Studios PLC (LON:KWS) CEO Andrew Day will step down from his role following an extended leave of absence. Jon Hauck and Sonia Sedler will continue as joint interim CEOs until a replacement is found.


Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more

Here Is What Electron Capital Told It’s Investors On A Recent Call [Exclusive]

InvestElectron Capital Partners returned 10.3% net for August, pushing its year-to-date returns into the green at 10%. The MSCI ACWI was down 3.9% for August, bringing its year-to-date return to -18.8%, while the S&P 500 was down 4.2% for August, which brought its year-to-date return to -17%. The MSCI World Utilities Index lost 1.8% for Read More

Revenue growth excluding currency fluctuations and the impact of acquisitions was 25% through the first four months of the financial year. The momentum is expected to continue, though a strong performance in the second half last year means growth rates will temper.

The board expects Keywords to meet market expectations for the full year.

More detailed information on the group’s interim performance will be provided in early August.

The shares fell 0.7% in early trading.

Keywords CEO Andrew Day Stepping Down

Laura Hoy, Equity Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown:

“It should come as little surprise that Andrew Day is stepping down from his role as CEO at Keywords. A health-related leave of absence that began in March prefaced his decision. The market rarely bills a CEO’s departure as good news and Day saw the group through a bumper year last year, so it’s understandable if investors are nervous about the unknown.

With a price-to-earnings ratio some way above the long-term average, execution is everything for Keywords. There’s no space for missteps and uncertainty, two things which may come bundled up with a new CEO.

But Day’s departure doesn’t change the story behind Keywords stock—the firm is in a strong position and its long-term growth story remains intact. So far this year, the group has seen strong revenue growth and expects to deliver on the market’s lofty expectations. As the search for a new leader progresses, ups and downs are inevitable, but a fresh pair of eyes is rarely a bad thing and Keywords should continue to perform well in the accommodative environment.”

About Hargreaves Lansdown

Over 1.6 million clients trust us with £132.9 billion (as at 30 April 2021), making us the UK’s largest digital wealth management service. More than 98% of client activity is done through our digital channels and over 600,000 access our mobile app each month.

Jacob Wolinsky is the founder of, a popular value investing and hedge fund focused investment website. Jacob worked as an equity analyst first at a micro-cap focused private equity firm, followed by a stint at a smid cap focused research shop. Jacob lives with his wife and four kids in Passaic NJ. - Email: jacob(at) - Twitter username: JacobWolinsky - Full Disclosure: I do not purchase any equities anymore to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest and because at times I may receive grey areas of insider information. I have a few existing holdings from years ago, but I have sold off most of the equities and now only purchase mutual funds and some ETFs. I also own a few grams of Gold and Silver
Previous article Ashtead – Accelerating Into 2022 As Recovery Gathers Pace
Next article Six Ways Small Businesses Can Use TikTok

No posts to display