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SIG remains cautious but I am not dumping my (small) shareholding

2021-03-25 10:30:42

Just over a year ago I wrote an article mildly bizarrely titled ‘Only Oscar Wilde understands SIG plc’ HERE. You can read about what I trying to say, but suffice to say the (fortunately very few) shares I owned in SIG plc (SHI), the ‘leading European supplier of specialist building solutions to trade customers across the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Benelux’, did not have a good 2020. However - in line with much of the market - the shares have at least doubled since eleven months ago. So do I move on or think about doubling up my holding?


SIG offers longer term recovery potential if it can ride out the coming months

2020-05-21 12:43:08

Covid-19 has had a big impact on many companies and quite a number of them now look priced to pretty much completely fail and go bust.


Only Oscar Wilde understands SIG plc

2020-02-25 11:00:49

In my estimations for all the love given to the utterances of Warren Buffett, investors would be even better served by mixing up the thoughts of the Sage of Omaha with the wit of Oscar Wilde. This is because reading today's regulatory news offering by building products company SIG (SHI), I was reminded of the latter's line that 'to lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness'…


SIG – why listening to an old hand is smart

2019-10-07 09:50:38

I last wrote about the 'leading European supplier of building materials' SIG (SHI) back in early July, observing that it was failing to cost-cut its way to growth due to the business being operationally/economically geared. Well the latter points are very obvious today with a trading update which notes a 'deterioration in trading conditions has accelerated over recent weeks, and political and macro-economic uncertainty has continued to increase'. Oh dear...but today's 22% share price fall has pushed the shares below 100 pence...


SIG proving you can't cost cut your way to growth

2019-07-05 10:00:58

I think it was after some great storm which had ripped up a few thousand roofs that I first became aware of SIG plc (SHI), which describes itself as a 'leading European supplier of building materials'. A fund manager colleague of mine was all over it like a rash and I remember one old-hand responding at the time 'SIG is buy at one quid and sell when you have made a decent turn'. Looking at the company's share price chart over the last decade, this advice has been pretty spot on…


SIG Set To Get Back on Track with a A (Fairly) New Head Honcho

2017-07-04 01:21:20

Hello share takers. Energy costs are in the news again, with the government’s latest ploy to cap charges for the less well off among us. It doesn’t quite seem the right time to invest in electricity suppliers, does it?


SIG – trading update review as shares rise

2017-01-13 03:31:16

Shares in building products distributor SIG plc (SHI) are currently recovering approaching 11%, above 100p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement…


SIG – profit warning & ‘mutually agreed’ that CEO walks the plank…

2016-11-11 04:23:31

On the back of “Trading Update” and “Directorate Change” announcements, shares in building products distributor, SIG plc (SHI) are currently more than 20% lower, heading towards 90p. Uh-oh…


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