Marks & Spencer Share Chat - MKS
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|Marks & Spencer||LSE:MKS||London||Ordinary Share||GB0031274896||ORD 25P|
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Marks & Spencer Share Discussion Threads
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|same reason they paid US$150m for a picasso when they could have it for US$10m 20 years ago Its because they can||opodio|
|Buy in jars. Why would the qataris buy marks at 550 ish when they could have got it at half the price 3 years ago||marko1961|
|P/E is 15.5. Does the expected growth justify it? I may have got this one wrong. Not too wrong though, I'm sure. Asagi (short MKS)||asagi|
|super update today||dlku|
Britain's biggest supermarkets are cutting their own throats in a race to the bottom on price, the boss of Waitrose has warned.
Mark Price, who is also deputy chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said relentless price-cutting to keep pace with German discounters Aldi and Lidl is damaging consumer choice and could even result in a company failure unless the biggest chains alter course.
‘Supermarkets are saying “If we drop our prices it’s all going to be OK again”. But the reality is people don’t eat more food because you drop your prices. If everybody keeps dropping their prices, it’s a zero sum game.
‘My instinct is that there will be a moment when retailers will have to say “We need to find a better way of attracting customers”. Otherwise the moves down will create real difficulty for one or two players.’
Waitrose emerged as one of the best performing grocers in figures released by market researcher Nielsen on Friday.
It is thought to be more insulated from the consumer shift than the four biggest players.
But Price said the rapid responses of Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s to each other’s price-cutting are creating only ‘fractional differences’ in the performance of the best and worst.
Fruit & vegetables section at Sainsburys Superstore in Camden Town, London, England.
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Undated file handout photo of Marks and Spencer Chief Executive Marc Bolland, who has highlighted signs of progress today after the high street chain posted a surprise rise in half-year profits.
Mr Bolland pointed to an improving trend in womenswear following "increasingly positive feedback" from customers, although like-for-like clothing sales were still down 2.2% in the six months to September 27.
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Aldi and Lidl, meanwhile, are opening stores faster than the ‘big four’ and rapidly gaining market share. Aldi has 600 stores but wants 1,000 by 2022. It says it is 15 per cent cheaper than its bigger rivals on a basket of products.
Price said: ‘You can sell cheap cheese. It’s not hard. You can sell value Cornish ice cream made from coconut oil, whey powder, milk powder, water, stabilisers, emulsifiers and pumped full of air.
'We could have ice cream that’s as cheap as a German discounter, but we don’t want to do that. Or you could have premium ice cream from milk, cream, sugar and eggs. Which would you rather have?’
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|looks like an entry chance coming here||edjge2|
|Bij wot u smokin ?||mornington crescent|
|imo they should do it. imo a merger between sainsburys and morrisons could come at any time. then it will be too late||buys in jars|
|people think that because sainsburys has got no margins. but there would be massive cost savings and M&S could make good use of sainsburys £11.1 billion property portfolio. I would bet that the combined cash flow would be very strong for many years, helped by a gradual flow of property disposals. and M&S could realign sainsburys business model to focus on higher value segments. I would bet you would see a strong recovery in margins. the problem with the sainsburys strategy is for years they have focused on market share and have had no bother about margins. the result is that it is now a very attractive takeover target||buys in jars|
|Rubbish bad mix SBRY.||qantas|
|the qataris should encourage M&S to buy sainsburys. qataris were rumoured to be interested in M&S a couple of years back. they have invested in IAG which is a consolidation vehicle for your sector. they could do the same with M&S, to consolidate food retail. food retail is a very important sector of the economy and wont go away. there is just too much competition, which can be resolved with a little bit of sector consolidation. what would the synergies be? whatever the number, it would be very significant.||buys in jars|
|No don't agree let the arabs carry on with SBRY.||qantas|
|imo he should buy sainsburys and make a fortune for M&S. if he paid in shares, he could leapfrog NEXT and challenge Tescos in the market cap rankings||buys in jars|
|Marc Bolland is experiencing a long stay of execution because his massive spend on advertising is fooling the markets into thinking the GM sales trend may be bucking. It bucking well isn't and it cannot be as the average M&S clothes buyer died a couple of decades ago. Bolland will be working on the tills back at Morrisons in a couple of years. Not that there's anything wrong with that.||rarther|
|Agreed. Reckon these are looking too expensive now and die a pullback to around 550 tops.||danboris2|
|results dull. pe of about 20. not cheap.||careful|
|Just for info, I don't hold these shares.
|any feedback is more than welcome||padelicious|
|This is why I took my profits on MKS and I run!!!
Now I think of starting a short position ...
The reason is MKS has a very weak and over-leveraged balance sheet, a full analysis: