View From Reader's Windows & Desks: Isolation Edition. No 12 Stuart in Pendle Hill, North East Lancashire
Hello, Share Crushers. The beauty of niche companies is that few, if any, other firms, are in the same line of business. So if demand is strong, then the share price and dividends can be expected to rise. One such outfit which I have long supported is Photo-Me (PHTM)...
Photobooth, laundry and other vending equipment group Photo-Me International (PHTM) has updated that “trading has been in line with expectations… the group has continued to make strategic and operational progress in line with its strategy to diversify its range of products and services”. Sounds encouraging – but the shares are currently a further more than 3.5% lower, towards 86p…
Hello, Share Daisies. Looking through vintage family photographs, I came across a set of four mini portraits of my dashing youth. They were neatly labelled ‘Photome’. And this company name crops up everywhere because it almost had a monopoly on self-taking photo booths. And it still does.
Hello, Share Strummers. Time for another look at Photo-Me (PHTM) methinks. Uncle Tom once described this as my favourite share. But that was in the old days when the share made a steady climb towards the 170p mark. I took back my loyalty when the stock started to decay. And it eventually dropped to 80p-ish. Today it's about 92p...
In December I again cautioned on instant-service vending equipment provider Photo-Me International (PHTM), noting a reliance on a swift about-turn from “large order lags” in the current macro climate as the shares headed below 100p. Now, with the company’s year ending this month, a trading update…
Photobooths and ID and laundry and other vending equipment company, Photo-Me (PHTM) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2018 – with the shares currently approaching 10% lower, at sub 100p, in response…
Photobooth, identification technology, laundry and digital printing kiosk company Photo-Me International (PHTM) has announced results for its year ended 30th April 2018, including emphasising “2018 has been another year of good operational progress, reflected in revenue growth of 7.1%, 4.4% growth in PBT, including a one-off gain on the group's shareholding in Max Sight Holdings Limited, and double-digit EPS growth”. Hmmm, let’s take a look at the detail…
Results for its year ended 30th April 2016 from Photo-Me (PHTM) noted it growing “deploying machines in Japan in order to respond to the increased demand created by the roll-out of a new photo ID”. The following year’s results noted “adoption by citizens has not been as rapid as the government had anticipated” and a trading update now includes on Japan “a very difficult market due to an oversupply which has put pressure on commissions across the industry”. Uh oh…
Hello, Share Skimmers. For the simple reason that the share keeps on rising and has just powered through its record high, I return to Photo-Me (PHTM).
Hello, Share Plungers. It’s reasonable to keep you up to date on shares I’ve been writing about positively. This is especially enjoyable when the stock in question is probing new highs. Because then the question arises, is it now time to take profits?
Hello Share Samplers. When a share approaches company results day, whether for six months or the full year, we can expect the share price to rise. Once that special day arrives, the value often falls - even when profits are in line with expectations or even better. Naturally, the most trading often goes on in the run-up to the announcement concerned and in the week afterwards. But there’s an advantage in buying your shares when nothing imminent is on the company’s diary and when no other news is expected.
Hello Share Pifflers. There are many little tricks we learn over the years as we play the golden game of share shifting. As I’ve been in the racket since King Alfred burned his buns, I’ve probably used most of them. As it’s another boring weekend with no markets open, allow me to share a few of the best
Hello Share Pickers. I knew Photo-Me (PHTM) would hit the daily losers list when the shares rose noticeably the day before. And yet the full year results figures which sparked the drop, were better than many of us expected. Buy on the rumour, sell on the fact is a rampant strategy.
I previously commented on Photo-Me (PHTM) in January as the shares slid from above 170p to below 155p on UK photo ID regulation media comment. The company has now made a “Trading Update” announcement for its year ended 30th April…
Hello Share Squirmers. There was a rather unnerving fall for shares in Photo-Me (PHTM) in the middle of last month. It was based on a scare story that the quality needed for official id photos could be provided by mobile phones and so could be something of a challenge in the future for automatic photo machines.
Hello Share Gobblers. Uncle Tom has said that Photo-Me (PHTM) is my favourite share. This is no longer quite true, but I do have a lot of faith (and money) wrapped up in the stock.
Having been down approaching 20% earlier today, Photo-Me (PHTM) has had to make a “Share price movement” announcement – noting this “following media comment regarding photo ID regulations in the United Kingdom”…
Hello Share Twiddlers. There are some shares in our bag, gang, that we know, just know will keep on bumping up our investment. I have brought to your notice recently the Welsh computer engineer IQE (IQE). That is one of them. Another is Legal and General (LGEN). And a third is the Honkers Bonkers bank (HSBA).
Photo-Me (PHTM) has announced an agreement for Asda Stores’ Photo Division – “in the calendar year 2015, the Photo Division generated unaudited sales of circa £19.3 million and made an unaudited loss of £3.4 million”. Hmmm…
Hello Share Swappers. I know it’s not been long since I last featured Photo-Me (PHTM). This is the share that Uncle Tom characterises as my favourite. Well, it has made me a lot of money, after a very poor start yonks ago. The reason I return to it so rapidly, is that I am even more convinced that the present share price has room to move upwards. The share reached a high of 185p a few months ago. Then on June 21, three days before Brexit, it suffered. Though like many companies singled out for sudden punishment, the shares were oversold in a panicked situation.
Results for its year ended 30th April 2016 from Photo-Me International (PHTM) include “a 14.6% increase in reported underlying pre-tax profits to a record £40.1million”, though the shares are down more than 17%, at around 132p, in response. As a shareholder Malcolm Stacey’s response is HERE and the following is my take.
Hello Share Twinklers. As Uncle Tom would have it, Photo-me (PHTM) is my favourite company. I’m not sure about that but it is still rather galling for me to have to report that the shares are down 15% as I write. It has, to be fair, motored upwards for a few days earlier on the expectation of a preliminary results statement which came out today. But that statement is not at all bad, and I fancy that the 15% fade will soon start to look a lot better.
Hello Share Flickers. For many months now, I’ve been bringing you shares which you may not have considered before. I’m delighted that some of these companies have shown tasty improvements, despite a very downbeat City at the mo.
At least all the outdated ID malarkey allows the likes of Photo Me International to cash in on the need for the right kind of photo.
Hello Share Buffs. Over the last few months you may have noticed that I’ve been putting your noses up against a few Footsie companies which are often ignored by the tipsters. They are all doing ok , if you strip out the slight falls nearly every company has suffered in the wake of this Chinese thingy
Given how expensive (to a humble chartist) the cost of Photo Me International’s photos are, I can vouch for the way that from a fundamental perspective this is a company which appears to be well founded.
Hello Share Swappers. There is a stagnant feel to the markets this happy July. Nothing seems to be moving very much, held back by the traders' summer hols, China and, to a lessening extent, Greece. But there are always some bunnies which are still running north. And if a share is sailing ahead, even in these stormy days, then it must have a lot going for it. One such perky stock is Photome (PHTM) the company which runs those little boxes that take selfies in railway and bus stations etc.
Hello Shares Bashers. You are the first in your street to hear this, but I have a new book coming out in a few weeks’ time. Tah-rah!
Hello Share Smoochers. If I continue with my usual policy of only pointing you in the direction of companies in which I hold shares, there are only so many firms which I can bring to your notice. The ones with a really chance of putting on weight, anyway. So I return to an outfit now who really do continue in life’s upward journey up the hill of profits. I refer to Photome (PHTM), one time darling of the bully boards.
It seems I was right when I last tipped Photo-me (PHTM) the company which owns, rents out and services 25,000 little tardises all over the world.
Hello Share Pals: You may have heard me go on about a feisty firm called Photome (PHTM) before. They operate those Tardis-like thingies, which you find in post offices and railway stations. Lots of other places, too, these days. And they do other photographic stuff as well.
Hello Share Twisters: The most important advice in all Sharesville is ride your winners and dump your losers. I agree with that – though there are still a few difficulties with this rule.
Hello Share Shakers. I told you some months ago about a little share I hold called Photome (PHTM). Among other things, they supply and work those jolly little booths we find at stations, airports, bus terminals, shopping centres and so on. The ones which make tiny photos for use in passports, bus passes and all that jive.
Hello Share Pals: The weather is awful here – freezing cold rain most of the time. No birds, no bees, no leaves, no wonder, November.
Hello Share Hoppos: I recently said on this very website that I had once got carried away with a company called Photo-me (PHTM) This happened many years ago when forums for small investors was a reasonably new idea.
Hello Sharemates: There is a mind-set which should be eradicated in Shareland, but can I usually ignore it? Can I Buckden Abbey!
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