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There's still time yet, but I would have thought if anyone else was out there they may have shown their hand by now.... but hey! what do I know, I had a massive last time round!
I've bought the following:
Ascent Resources (AST) - Bought an initial holding back in here, the share price has now dropped back to mid 2005 levels, I believe they still plenty of potentil but have lost favour.
Garner (GAR) - managed to get all mine @ 4.75 - 5p, now 6.625p up 40% already, bought in mainly for the run up to results again! The slightest bit of demand for the shares & these move north quite swiftly due to few shares in free float.
Geong International (GNG) - Bought an initial holding in these, may add once the Tradus deals go's through.
Reneuron (RENE) - Topped up on these.
GNG & RENE have both been tipped on these BB's, AST & GAR I have been in previously and done pretty well. All IMO & DYOR!
Still looking for the next QXL!!! Anyone?
Freddie F are you going to share your latest purchases?|
|wildmanof: Anyone going to contact that Boyd character then? Any way someone can send him over much of the useful fax on this site? Even better if he can be given pointers on what areas to investigate eg Thai connection, dealings through third parties etc, what the share price would now have been without the Zuid Afrikan's approach? If it's made easy for him then he's got little excuse for not doing some probing. Time's running out to to be sure of scuppering the deal, so it's now or never I guess.|
|alibongo6l2: you guys are really thick. If there was no bid, QXL would be sitting way below £10-00 in line with a vast swaithe of stocks that have been hit by the current market turmoil. So those wishing that QXL/Tradus walk away, be careful what you wish for as the bidder may just do that and then you'll all be wishing that you sold at c.£18-00. .. instread watch the share price crash to £9-00/£10-00 and below.. then wait for another 2 years to just get back to where it is now.|
|goldie40: sikh has a good point about the friendly agreement with tradus and ebay now with a possible new owner they will have to expand to get there return ebay will have to bid or watch there market share go down as most ebay users are fed up with them in the uk and would be only to willing to switch if they could rev up uk site, this the last chance saloon for ebay to protect its market and for goole or alibaba to buy into this market we should all hang on for the ride, the share price being so near to the offer price is telling you the same, happy xmas all|
|winston270: Hi all,
I will be hanging on in here until the bitter end (this time round!).... I would prefer Tradus to remain independent and continue with the current year on year growth that we've seen for at least the next couple of years. The only way I'm going to sell, is if we get locked in a bidding war and there's a much more generous price on the table...
BTW, has anyone be keeping tabs on our South American equivalent Mercadolibre, its share price has doubled since September, according to ADFVN they are now valued at 2.7Billion, with a turnover of 71M & a profit of just 4.69Million - which is a considerably poorer margin to that of Tradus/QXL. Not sure how growth prospects compare? Anyone shed any light?|
|sikhthetech: What matters is the price the bidder is prepared to pay, ie market cap...the number of shares and share price is worked out from mc...
What matters when prices and fall is the % amount...it seems like a 100p rise or fall but it only represents less 8% change...its all relative...
Therefore, doing a share split will improve liquidity and reduce the volatile nature but won't make much difference to the eventual bid....
A £1 increase in todays money would equate to a £20 gain in pre-Dec 06 prices, ie £20 gain on £340 share price ..
|gohunk: was that a new record hi today, swing of a pound in a day....bit unpredictable at the mo eh.
time for a consolidation i rek, another 20 to one would do me, or 50 to 1 to take me back where i started... with a share price of 3.40....how do you start the ball rolling on this then, much more scope for increases if its at 3.40, get the old penny traders into it again.
what u rek sikh ?|
Originally I think I bought around 2k worth on the back on Maestro £40 price target (it was the day after they doubled in a day if I remember right, they were around £6 a share I think!), I then continued to average down on a number of occassions, but still they plumeted further... At QXL's all time low, I was around £4.5k down and my shares were worth about 100 quid. I sold the lot the day they shot up 600-700% in that day and then brought back in at just under a fiver, I then purchased more after the inial offer from Tiger. At the time of the battle between Tiger & Florissant I had 388 shares, I was back break even & rather than hanging on and watch them drop like I usually did, I sold the lot as I thought QXL was going private as it was a done deal.... Never expected a 3rd party to get involved (Izaki) - The wounder being my 388 shares becoming 7760 post 1 for 20 consolidation x today's closing price £16.49 = £128K & a very GUTTED winston......... That would have just cleared my mortgage :-(
I now have 1542 shares at a average price of around £7, so I'm doing ok, fingers crossed for a bidding war if QXL/TRADUS does get taken out or 50% - 100% rises for the next 3-5 yrs if a deal can't be agreed as Sikh's/Freddie Ferret !!!
BTW Sikh - I've been pretty impressed with your share price targets, you've been pretty bang on every time !!! Well done!|
|winston270: Do you want the long term TRAD chart removing? As it gives potentially new investors a false picture of the share price....|
|winston270: smoketoomuch - 23 Dec'06 - 14:17
STOP PRESS: 10 May 2007 - Casenove target £14.36
STOP PRESS: 26 June 2007 - Numis target £15.02
STOP PRESS: 16 October 2007 - Citigroup target £14.40
STOP PRESS: 8 November 2007 - Numis estimated take-out price £21.62
STOP PRESS: 22 November 2007 - QXL name change to TRADUS plc (don't ask us why though.....)
STOP PRESS: 18 December 2007 - Naspers Ltd (South African Media Group) makes recommended £946 million or £18/share cash offer for Tradus Plc.
SHARE REORGANISATION HISTORY
April 2000 - 2 for 1 bonus
March 2003 - 1 for 1000 consolidation
Dec 2006 - 20 for 1 subdivision
TRADUS (formerly QXL Ricardo) is one of Shares magazine's top 10 tips for 2007 (issue 51 page 36). We're in their 'high-risk portfolio', although imho since the recovery of Allegro in Poland we're more of a cash generating machine than 'high risk'.... Here's what they said:
"Investing in QXL Ricardo, a European competitor to eBay, has been a roller-coaster ride but the real key to the future is the repatriation of its Polish subsidiary, of which the group regained control in August. Sales rose from £7.6m to £13.5m in H1 of this year.
The Polish market is much less developed than elsewhere. Only 28% of the population are on the net, less than half the comparable figure in Western Europe, which in turn is less developed in the US.
One-third of Polish internet users have either bought or sold on QXL. This proportion is likely to grow substantially as half of all Poles on the net have registered with the QXL site, which is much larger than eBay's Polish site.
House broker Evolution Securities believes QXL Poland's revenue with grow at some 60% a year over the next three years.
QXL has a leading position in Switzerland, Denmark and Norway. During the past three years these sites have seen compound annual revenue growth of 32.5%. European e-commerce revenue is forecast to grow at twice the US rate over the next three years.
In each of these markets, the group is bigger than eBay. The very size of the group's sites means sellers know buyers will be plentiful, while buyers know QXL will offer a wide variety of goods. The level of liquidity is important and should ensure the sites' long-term growth.
The group is seeking to offer classified advertising as an additional source of revenue.
Evolution expects turnover to rise by 42% next year to £64.1m and 37% in 2008/09 to £87.6m. The broker is forecasting earnings per share of 439.8p rising to 533.5p next year and 676.1p in 2008/09.
The forecast 1p maiden dividend is rather irrelevant in the context of the share price of £5.80 [pre-split £116]. But Evolution forecasts the shares could rise to £6.50 [£130] and believes its unique auction assets could be worth more than £10.00 [£200] a share to a trade buyer."
SIKH'S GUIDE TO THE QXL (TRADUS) GROUP:
http://www.allegro.pl (auction - Poland)
http://www.otomoto.pl (motor sales - Poland)
http://www.otodom.pl (homes - Poland)
http://www.ceneo.pl (price comparison - Poland)
http://www.platnosci.pl (online payments system - Poland)
http://www.payu.pl (Poland - 100% owned by Allegro, holding company for Platnosci)
http://www.paygsm.pl (online mobile phone top up's - Poland - 100% owned by PayU)
http://www.istore.pl (????? - Poland)
payback (online payments - Poland 100%)
sanoma payback (Hungary - 35%)
http://www.molotok.ru (Russia - 30%)
http://www.aukro.sk (Slovakia, wherever that is....)
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