If the Quindell fraudster Rob Terry is, this morning, wondering who his roomie will be when he goes down, perhaps he may be able to discuss accounting fun and games with a member of staff from Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) which has today fessed up to the scale of its problems as it admits its days on AIM are almost over.
Major shareholder Sports Direct (SPD) has accused Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) of having “not appointed independent advisers to assist Goals in examining its historical treatment of VAT as well as its ongoing discussions with HMRC” and called upon it “to agree to Kroll's appointment” – and Goals has now responded…
Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has updated including “trading since 26 March 2019 has continued to be strong in both the UK and US, over the comparable period in 2018”. However…
I previously wrote on Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) earlier this month; now a hat-trick of own goals; accounting error warning, results delay & banking covenant breach!, concluding ‘the company may have “a view to agreeing re-negotiated facilities” but what about the bank? – and, even if it does also, what will it demand in consideration? Unsurprisingly, the shares have slumped lower – to a current circa 40p in response. But with the current financial performance and balance sheet uncertainty, for me this is presently uninvestable’. Today a “Trading Update”… and AIM suspension from trading…
Previously writing on Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) in January it was own goal as goes from “optimistic” to profit warning in 4 months – with I concluding, despite the shares then heading down towards 60p and the company arguing “it is anticipated that during 2019, considerable headroom will be generated”, that “anticipated” can be very different to reality – and particularly with also the “current economic and political uncertainty”. Sell / avoid. Now a “Trading update and change of reporting date”. Uh oh…
In September, previously writing on Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) I noted it stating “trading in H2 has started well” but also US and financial risk – and concluded to continue to avoid. Now a “Post close trading update” – and the shares currently more than 15% lower on the day, towards 60p…
Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has announced results for the first half of 2018, noting a “challenging H1” but “trading in H2 has started well” and “delighted by the underlying performance of the sites where we have invested”…
Previously writing on Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL), with the shares down to circa 75p I cautioned with the trading update, currently awaiting a new CEO and the Chairman admitting “our recovery plan remains ‘work in progress’”, I certainly continue to avoid. Today a further trading update – and the shares currently down below 70p…
Previously writing on Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) it was a month after interim results disappointment, “directorate change” - with I concluding, with the shares at circa 90p, “I’d suggest Jones’ impending departure after little more than 15 months in-situ a further far from encouraging sign of the outlook here. I continue to avoid”. Today a “Post Close Trading Update”…
Following a 12th September interim results announcement which saw me consider it clearly tough operating conditions and (further) forecast downgrades ahoy, Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has now made a “Directorate Change” announcement…
A half year 2017 results announcement from Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) is headlined “significant strategic progress in the period, early signs of turnaround”. The shares have responded… er, currently at 93.5p, more than 10% lower!...
A “Trading Update” announcement from Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) includes a “full year outturn being around £0.8m less than expected”, but the shares are currently slightly higher above 100p with there also a “Joint Venture” announcement…
Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has admitted “preliminary discussions” with key rival Powerleague on “combining the two businesses”, though emphasises that is “but one of the strategic opportunities currently being assessed by the Goals board”…
Having asked in September if recovery was well underway at Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL), I note a “Post Close Trading Update” announcement from the company…
Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has announced results for the first half of 2016, emphasising “recovery well underway”. The following updates with the shares currently unchanged at 108.5p on the announcement…
Having recently noted boardroom change aplenty but questioned trading change at Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL), the company has now announced completion of a strategic review, resulting in that “four strategic priorities have now been set”, and a 100p per share, £16.75 million (gross) placing. These are targeted to “help strengthen the group's market leading position, improve ROCE and increase value for shareholders over the longer term”. Hmmm...
Since announcing 2015 results – which I reviewed HERE – Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has now announced appointments of a new CEO and three new non-executives (including a new senior independent non-executive) as well as updated on trading and a review of the business…
Having most recently warned on shares in Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) in January HERE, the following updates on today’s self-declared “disappointing” results for 2015…
Operator currently of 46 5-a-side soccer centres in the UK and one in Los Angeles, Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has announced trading “in-line with revised market expectations” and that Managing Director Keith Rogers is to relocate to the US to become President of the US business next month, with a search for a new Group Chief Executive underway. The following updates, with the shares currently back below 140p in response.
From my perspective on a fundamental view on the share price, just having Mike Ashley on the shareholder register is enough to make shares in Goal Soccer Centres (GOAL) a buy.
Shares in operator currently of 46 5-a-side soccer centres in the UK and one in Los Angeles, Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) are currently down more than 14% today, at 131.5p, on the back of an, ahem, “trading update” - Tom has aleady kicked this one hard in Bearcast but here's the hard analysis.…
Operator currently of 46 5-a-side soccer centres in the UK and one in Los Angeles, Goals Soccer Centres plc (GOAL) has announced results for a “challenging” first half of 2015, though things have since got worse…
Shares in Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) currently trade 4% higher today, at 221p, on the back of its results for the first half of the 2014 calendar year and with the company “confident in meeting its financial expectations for the current financial year and delivering long term value to its shareholders”. I update in the following having, at 192.5p, identified potential value in the shares early this year.
For the West Ham reference see, for example, HERE. Meanwhile, Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL), which describes itself as “the UK's premier operator of next generation outdoor 5-a-side soccer centres with 43 centres”, has updated that 2013 “trading for the year was in line with market expectations” and that it “remains confident of continued progress in 2014 and beyond”. The following updates with the shares up from 125.5p at the start of 2013 and 176p at the commencement of this year to a current 192.5p.
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