AO World – trading update, does “revenue up by 8.2%” really justify a £600m+ market cap here?

Published 74 days ago

Having questioned on November half-year results from online electrical retailer AO World (AO.), can the high growth company rating really be justified?, today a “Trading Update”

Topps Tiles – trading update, consumer confidence & spending caution?

Published 76 days ago

A trading statement from Topps Tiles (TPT) includes “our strategy of ‘out specialising the specialists’ continues to serve us well” and “we continue to make good progress with our plans for commercial and our strategy of ‘disrupt and construct’ is proving successful”. However, a sub 65p share price compares to more than 90p in early 2018…

Purplebricks – half-year trading update, sensible yet again to be doing the opposite of Woodford

Published 140 days ago

A trading update for its half-year ended 31st October 2018 from Purplebricks (PURP) is noticeable for what it fails to say not for what it actually says...

Victoria plc – warns on margins, Lucian’s ‘roll up unravel’ underway?

Published 147 days ago

“Trading Statement” from self-styled “international designers, manufacturers and distributors of innovative floor coverings” Victoria plc (VCP) emphasises early; “The group is realising the benefits of the growth and diversification of the business over the past few years”. A positive trading update then… You what? The shares are down approaching 25%, to 455p?!?...

System1 Group – ‘a return to profit growth’… or not?

Published 197 days ago

Marketing services group System1 (SYS1) has updated including that “a return to growth in operating profits vs H1 prior year… is anticipated”. Already down from more than 1000p reached last year, the shares have though currently responded slightly further lower to 230p. Hmmm…

System1 Group – admits FY results “disappointing”, but “potential to build a much larger and more stable business”?

Published 298 days ago

Market research and marketing group System1 (SYS1) has announced results from an admitted “disappointing” year ended 31st March 2018, but considers it now has “a more competitive and scalable offer, with the potential to build a much larger and more stable business over the years to come”

Safestyle UK – 2017 results, mighty dividend yield an attraction - or a warning?

Published 368 days ago

Its shares having fallen from more than 300p less than 9 months ago to 90p, Safestyle UK (SFE), “the leading UK-focused retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors for the homeowner market”, has announced 2017 calendar year results…

Crawshaw – half-year results include “impressed by the progress”. Really?

Published 543 days ago

Crawshaw (CRAW) has announced results for its half year ended 30th July 2017, including emphasising “progress made against strategy to position Crawshaws as Britain's leading value butcher, delivering great quality fresh meat at the lowest possible price”. However, the shares have responded more than 12% further lower to 18p…

InterQuest – trading update following offer closed. What now?

Published 574 days ago

Following short-term negativity right as the executive management team were trying to buy the company, there is now a further trading update from InterQuest (ITQ). This follows the offer closing earlier this month with 58.32% acceptances (that including the 32.36% interest of founder and Chairman Gary Ashworth) and the independent director, noting the intention statements made in the offer document, having reminded that AIM cancellation requires 75% approval

DFS Furniture – earnings “at the low end” of a range given less than two months ago...

Published 593 days ago

Following a June profit warning which saw them down to 200p, shares in DFS Furniture (DFS) had recovered to above 230p. They are currently though back below 220p on a “Post-Close Trading Update”

Nature Group – as I warned; without additional material contracts in the short term, it’s cash crunch ahoy!

Published 637 days ago

On 31st May-announced results from port reception facilities and waste treatment group Nature (NGR), I noted having previously warned on the shares in January as they jumped above 12p, they down, heading towards 8p, as clearly material improvement in performance is needed otherwise it’ll soon be cash crunch ahoy. Bargepole. The shares are currently further significantly lower today, heading towards 4p, on the back of an AGM statement… which warns of cash crunch ahoy!...

Countrywide – full-year trading statement, a “pleasing” performance?

Published 802 days ago

Following Foxtons earlier this week, Countrywide (CWD) has now updated for the 2016 calendar year with CEO Alison Platt claiming “it is pleasing to report modest full year revenue growth”. Hmmm…

SIG – trading update review as shares rise

Published 802 days ago

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

Foxtons – full-year trading update, sales trend dire…

Published 804 days ago

Already down to sub 100p having commenced 2016 at 188p, has a full-year trading update helped shares in London estate agency Foxtons (FOXT) recover somewhat? Er, nope…

Bonmarche – profit warning, performing poorly in all weather...

Published 916 days ago

Womens value retailer Bonmarche (BON) has announced it has followed a “generally poor summer season” with “extremely poor” trading in September – stated to be “largely as a consequence of the unseasonably hot weather which has not favoured sales of our new autumn ranges”. Hmmm…

GAME Digital – expects to report adjusted EBITDA ‘within range’, so why are the shares still further down?

Published 965 days ago

“Pre-Close Trading Update” announcement from GAME Digital (GMD) includes that it “expects to report an Adjusted EBITDA for the 53 weeks ended 30 July 2016 within the range of current market expectations”, though the shares are currently approaching 5% lower, at sub 70p, in response. Hmmm, let’s take a look...


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