Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Stagecoach Theatre Arts LSE:STA London Ordinary Share GB0031087744 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 63.50p 0.00p 0.00p - - - 0.00 05:00:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 6.0 0.7 4.8 13.2 6.35

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
13/3/2012
09:45
I was in in since listing at 100 and at various times topped up lower prices. Always a fan and of the governance as well over the years. Perhaps frustrated that they could not get the shares racing but never did any deals - what is point of having shares if not to do deals with. Incredibly good down to earth Management and reporting - good luck to them and new owner going forward.
gelp
12/3/2012
08:08
Offer at 65p. Well I'm not really very impressed that there was no mention of why the dividend had been dropped at the interims which led me to sell in effectively a false market. Missed out on the upside because directors didn't disclose something that probably should have been tabled in my opinion. I suppose they couldn't say why the dividend had been dropped without saying they were in bid talks. Oh well, can't win them all!
topvest
29/2/2012
15:16
Competition involving STA: www.market-swings.com
liarspoker
28/2/2012
13:38
Well, pretty poor interim results. Not impressed by the slashed dividend and no commentary whatsoever. As a result of this, I've taken a small loss and moved on. Whilst this is a good business, there is a distinct lack of revenue growth and it's difficult to see where any growth will come from in the medium term. They keep talking about the international business, but it's not really growing it's top line.
topvest
11/8/2010
07:54
Yes, very solid results. Happy to hold this quality business.
topvest
11/8/2010
07:38
Great results again- and what we would expect. Again very transparent announcement. Surely time for a rerating. At risk of being boring I again point out Franchise model is exemplary. The cash rolls in from well motivated franchisees, world wide proven expandable model with lots to go,ethical and popular, healthier than Mac Donalds, over 20 years constant a documented progress, fabulous up to date web site, cash positive, nice dividend well covered, established well diversified motivated board - look at the very sensible motivational option scheme geared spot on with results and improvements to shareholders prospects as a whole. Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber where are you? - forget the bricks and mortar - it's what's in em wot counts!
gelp
11/8/2010
07:25
Stagecoach Theatre Arts plc (AIM: STA) ("Stagecoach" or "the Group") Preliminary Announcement of Final Results for the year ended 31 May 2010 "Stagecoach Theatre Arts plc operates the UK's largest franchise network of part-time performing arts schools for children aged between 4 and 18" Highlights: Financial � Operating profit increased by 3% to GBP720,000 (2009: GBP697,000). � Profit before tax GBP727,000 (2009: GBP726,000). � Franchise network fees GBP29.2m (2009: GBP29.4m). � Healthy cash balance at year end of GBP1.1m (2009: GBP1.0m), and with no bank debt. � Earnings per share 5.2p (2009: 5.3p). � Final dividend proposed of 2p per share (2009: 2p), giving total annual dividend payments of 2.5p per share (2009: 2.5p).
gelp
09/8/2010
07:31
Results due any day now. Good luck holders. no adverse news last couple of months is good news.
gelp
30/3/2010
20:26
Yes, I've liked these for a while, but never quite got the timing right to buy. Thought they were fantastic value in the mid 40's, so snapped some up. Happy to hold until there is an exit, or overvaluation, and pick up the juicy dividends in the meantime.
topvest
30/3/2010
00:47
Glad to see some one else taking an interest. Absolutely excellent well run company and has franchisees so regular income stream from well motivated people.20 years of progress and has to have the best presented annual reports anywhere. All questions are answered before asking the questions! The company is well below it's floatation price of 100p going back several years and share price still suffers from the early investment costs though they are all paying off today. Great foundations and fantastic growth opportunities world wide as proven. Great yield at these prices & if the public does not buy the shares the Directors surely will - again! Loads of cash and nice spread of very experienced Directors. Note: Hardman & co publish regular research notes and invariably have been spot on or understated on forcasts of sales and dividend - what more can they say?
gelp
29/3/2010
19:39
Nice chunky buy gone through today, by the look of things.
topvest
28/3/2010
17:23
Thought I would start a new thread. Financials; c10m shares 2009 net assets - c32p 2009 cash per share - c10p 2009 eps - 5.3p 2009 dividends - 2.5p
topvest
25/3/2010
21:06
Looks like there is a seller knocking around. Good opportunity to buy a quality franchise.
topvest
25/3/2010
13:09
I've recently added some - looks a quality business with a market leading position, for a very low price. At some point, shareholder value will be crystalised and there is a steady dividend in the meantime.
topvest
17/3/2010
09:10
The price dipped on ridiculously small sales recently and is now yielding about 6% based on 2.5p dividend!Hardman and Co give a very full analysis of company with forcasts to 2011. Traditionally at any where near these levels Directors snap up shares and why not if others do not see the potential. I have held for a long time and still absolutely confident that recognition will come. Would love to top us more at this level but committed elsewhere. Constantly moving forward on a very sound cash base. The dividend is well covered and the company is incredibly transparent & right to be proud of achievements to date.See Hardman report on web.
gelp
03/2/2010
16:14
'Challenging' first half at Stagecoach http://www.growthcompany.co.uk/news/1147073/challenging-first-half-at-stagecoach.thtml
investinggarden
03/2/2010
08:42
Stagecoach Theatre Arts plc (AIM: STA) ("Stagecoach" or "the Group") Interim Results for the half year ended 30 November 2009 "Stagecoach Theatre Arts plc operates the UK's largest franchise network of part-time performing arts schools for children aged between 4 and 18" "SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE IN DIFFICULT ECONOMIC CLIMATE" Highlights: Financial · Satisfactory performance in difficult economic environment, with trading and underlying profitability of the Group similar to prior period. · Profit before tax was GBP267,000 (2008: GBP333,000) - the reduction in profit compared to last year predominantly reflects a write-back of provision in the prior period. · Network fees, which reflect total school fees earned over the period by franchisees, were down fractionally by 1% to GBP13.1 million (2008: GBP13.3 million). Group revenue was GBP3.0 million (2008: GBP3.1 million). · Healthy net cash balance of GBP1.3 million as at 30 November 2009 (2008: GBP1.4 million). · Earnings per share were 1.9 pence (2008: 2.5 pence). · Interim dividend maintained at 0.5 pence per share (2008: 0.5 pence). Operational · German operations have had a very good start to the year with six new schools opening in September 2009, an increase of 40% to a total of 21 schools - moving towards critical mass for profitability. · Total number of students during the Autumn Term 2009 increased from the Summer Term 2009 by 1% from 38,927 to 39,321 students. · The Stagecoach Agency saw the total of individual submissions for jobs in the first six months of the year increase significantly from the prior year to 13,500, resulting in approximately 4,000 auditions or bookings. · The Stagecoach Board remains committed to bringing each part of the business to profitability. With the new school openings in Germany, the Group remains on track for achieving this goal by the year ending 31 May 2011. David Sprigg, Managing Director, commented: "As for many businesses, this has been another tough six months. However, the effects of the recession and swine flu have had a minimal impact on the sales and underlying profitability of the business, and we have seen an increase in student numbers from the Summer Term 2009 to Autumn Term 2009. This demonstrates the popularity of our Stagecoach Theatre Arts schools training and education and the resilience of our business model."
gelp
27/1/2010
07:43
Interims due in a few days. I have seen nothing to suggest that the research notes at www.hardmanandco.com are not as relevant today as in August 09. 20 years old, cash in bank, international, dividend resumed, ethical,growth - plenty to go, depth in experienced Management, plus lots more. When will patience be rewarded? Good luck to STA & all holders!
gelp
28/10/2009
09:02
Hi Gelp, 365k is the difference between their previous holding of 875k and new position 510k.
strollingmolby
27/10/2009
17:35
With an avowed intent to buy in more shares I expect the shares have been readily acquired. Hazell Carr have done very well thank you(from 40) & still on board not sure where you picked up the 375k figure? Not many obvious reasons, if any, to sell. looking fwd to the divi soon!
gelp
27/10/2009
16:26
I see 365k of the volume on 22/10 was Hazell Carr Edwards FURB selling 3.5% of their holding. Will be interesting to see who picked them up, if all one entity/person. Let's see how the market reacts tomorrow morning! http://www.hcefurb.com/index.php#aboutus
strollingmolby
12/8/2009
12:22
Yes i had been watching their notes & pretty impressive - as with the rest of the stuff re: STA. As I say do have a look at the actual colour annual reports - i guarantee you will not have seen better from an investor point of view. If there was prize for presentation year after year theses guys would win hands down. Compnay will send you copy if you request one but is on site.
gelp
12/8/2009
10:03
Thanks, Gelp - yes, should have said 54.5p. Did you see this from Hardman? http://www.hardmanandco.com/Research/stagecoach_5_aug09.pdf
strollingmolby
12/8/2009
09:21
"At 34.5p, down from a year's high of 72p, the shares offer some medium to long-term recovery potential." strolling - please note that article reads at '54.5p' not 34.5p. The full annual report can be seen on the investors section of the stagecoach web site & as always is some lesson in corporate detail and transparency. The directors purchase was quick and opportunistic and was available to any of us for just a very short time as never takes much to lift the price from any exeptional lows. My enthusiasm is well documented & I just love the reports. At sub 60p there shares yield nearly 5% and with half the market cap in cash. The franchise model is easy to make cash from and the multi country roll outs proven model as wekll as wider product offerings is big scale stuff. 25 years expertise and well spread Management. With 2p per share beng paid nov to all on register october and cash building year by year to me this is better than money in the bank and will fund not only my grandchildren through school but my great grandchildren as well! I think the 2p per share being paid of the 2.5p for the year equates to 10% on shares bought today approx. OK spread if one buys and sells but for those with a longer term view can't be bad. Not easy to buy many shares as very tightly held but i have done so on a gradual basis over a few years. I repeat a very well directed company and credit to all concerned - share price will respond one day. dyor etc.
gelp
06/8/2009
11:30
It all read so well until the last line... "At 34.5p, down from a year's high of 72p, the shares offer some medium to long-term recovery potential." It was 34.5p in April and only jumped into the mid-fifties following the director purhases!
strollingmolby
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