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Volution Group LSE:FAN London Ordinary Share GB00BN3ZZ526 ORD GBP0.01
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.75p -0.43% 174.00p 173.00p 175.00p 175.00p 173.00p 175.00p 2,869 16:35:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Construction & Materials 130.8 15.5 5.9 29.5 348.00

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25/9/2016
09:20
Volution Daily Update: Volution Group is listed in the Construction & Materials sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker FAN. The last closing price for Volution was 174.75p.
Volution Group has a 4 week average price of 165.09p and a 12 week average price of 156.31p.
The 1 year high share price is 204p while the 1 year low share price is currently 133p.
There are currently 200,000,000 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 577,500 shares. The market capitalisation of Volution Group is £348,000,000.
06/6/2011
13:54
protean: It's already been trading as PVT Moorsie2 since the end of last week: http://www.advfn.com/p.php?pid=nmona&article=47884091 t1ps gave a positive update at the weekend and said they "reckon the share price is set to at least double from here".
19/5/2011
20:03
hh9: The Smiths are gone - Praise be the lord Now perhaps the business can be run properly instead of their personal expense account. This will save the business over £1m a year on its own, let alone all the grief caused and the poor regard for them and thus the business in the City. I knew they'd get rid of it for a £1 in the end. No chance of getting ANY deferred, not with Smith acounting. Either way good ridance Now watch the business grow and the share price grow Perhaps there is a god!!
30/3/2011
18:38
protean: Nigel Wray buying such a significant stake is definitely worth paying attention to. His shrewd decisions over time have got him into the rich list and obviously he thinks there is significant upside in the FAN share price.
27/2/2011
12:25
edcrane: Yesterday's Daily Mail market report contained the following which will hopefully helpthe share price again on Monday morning Speculation that entrepreneur Nigel Wray took a wad of stock in a £2m placing at 20p a share helped media company First Artist Corporation advance 2.75p to 28.75p.
24/2/2011
17:35
tsmith2: First Artist: Initiation of coverage. Buy at 26.75p with a target price of 65p Key Data EPIC FAN Share Price 26.75p Spread 26p - 27.5p Total no of Shares 49.86 million NMS 3,000 Market Cap £13.3 million 12 Month Range 7p - 30.5p Market AIM Website www.firstartist.com Sector Media Contact Jeremy Barbera, Executive Chairman, +1-212-520-4140 First Artist Group, the media, events and entertainment management group has today completed the latest step in its financial, organisational and strategic transformation. A £2 million fund raise at 20p and the recent sale of its loss making Events business reduces the company's debt balance, net of deferred consideration, towards its previously announced target of £14.5 million, and more significantly in terms of the profit and loss account leaves the company one step away from obtaining a far better rate of interest from its bankers. The company is in advanced negotiations to raise a further £2 million from theatres industry contacts in the near future. We expect this second round funding to be completed at a higher price than the first and within weeks. On completion of this additional capital raising, we estimate that the cost of the most expensive portion of First Artist's debt will reduce from 10% over base to 3% over base. These steps will save First Artist significant sum on its annual interest charges while the disposal enhances core profitability still further. Balance sheet enhancement This is the second much needed cash injection the company has received during the last 3 months. On the 8th December 2010 it emerged that the identity of a previously announced potential purchaser for First Artist, was Pivot Entertainment, a New York based entertainment marketing company. Whilst no offer transpired, Pivot did invest £1.1 million at a share price of 11p. Simultaneously First Artist entered into an agreement with Pivot to provide the Company with an unsecured loan facility of £1.4m The Loan is for a maximum term of 5 years. The Loan attracts interest at 8 per cent per annum. Enhanced management team Pivot's principals have significant experience working in the performing and visual artists industry. The partnership with Pivot has enabled First Artist to recruit some heavyweight names from the Media industry to the Board. On 16th December 2010 it was announced that David Stoller and Jeremy Barbera had been appointed as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer respectively. The Stoller family has had a significant involvement in the arts as investors, performers, organizers and promoters for over 30 years. Mr. Stoller has been Chairman and CEO of Transload America Inc. since 2003. David Stoller has considerable experience in project finance and private equity. In 1993, Mr. Stoller, through the Charterhouse Environmental Capital Group, launched American Disposal Services, an integrated waste management company that ultimately acquired and consolidated, with $34 million in equity capital, more than 80 waste management companies. American Disposal had a successful IPO in July 1996 and was sold in 1998 to Allied Waste at a price exceeding $1.1 billion. Mr. Barbera has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive of MSGI and its predecessor businesses since he founded MSGI Direct as an Entertainment Marketing company in 1987. Mr. Barbera pioneered the practice of database marketing for the live entertainment industry in the 1980's, achieving nearly one hundred percent market share in New York. Under his leadership, MSGI, through their Pegasus Internet subsidiary, originated the business of web-based ticketing in 1995 and became the dominant services provider in every major entertainment market in America. Their principal areas of concentration also included: financial services, fundraising and publishing. New focus on core business activities and cost reduction First Artist's poor financial record over recent years can be attributed to underperforming legacy operations and its debt burden as well as a bloated central overhead. The new Board members plan to implement an immediate and significant cost reduction programme. The disposal of the Events business Finishing Touch (to ExEvents a firm owned by RSH the ultimate owner of GE&CR) for £100,001 plus an earnout of 50% of the profits attributable to existing FT customers over the next three years, removes from the group a unit that contributed a loss of £200,000 in the year to November 30th 2010. We believe that synergies with ExEvents will allow for the earnout arrangement to be profitable for both parties. We expect the last legacy business (a football player representation agency) to be sold imminently. Core Businesses The core business that remain are within First Artists's Media division which generated sales of £35 million in the 6 months ending May 2010. Dewynters is a leading UK based arts and entertainment agency. The company provides marketing and promotion services to the arts sector, focussing largely on theatrical productions. Dewynters has defined entertainment and theatre industry marketing in the UK and the US with iconic advertising and merchandising campaigns for productions ranging from Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music to Les Miserables and The Royal Opera House. The agency's client list extends into the leisure and tourism sectors, with an offer that includes design, merchandise and digital marketing as well as full-service advertising. Newman Displays, a subsidiary of Dewynters is the UK's leading front of house and fascia display company. As well as producing the displays for all major theatre productions including Spamalot and Mamma Mia!, Newman also works with all the leading West-End cinemas. Spotco based in New York is another entertainment advertising agency. In June 2010, SpotCo's clients took home 19 of the 26 Tony Awards, including the four "BEST SHOW" categories. Forecasts and valuation We believe that the invigorated management team will be able to drive revenues forward by at least 10% during 2011 to £80.3 million. This coupled with the cut in overheads would translate into a 6 fold increase in EBITDA to £3.2 million. With a reduced interest charge this should result in a £3.8 million swing into pre-tax profit from continuing operations of £1.7 million. First Artist has strong brands within this niche market and as of today a much less onerous debt burden. The new Board additions have a wealth of experience with which to drive the business forward. In 2012, the first full year of operations following this restructuring, we believe that EBITDA of £4.7 million is an achievable target. The company has much to prove to investors and we are valuing the shares just shy of a 10x 2012 EV/EBITDA ratio on a restructured annualised basis, generating a target price of 65p. However if, as we expect, the new management team shows clear delivery on our forecasts we believe that a higher multiple would be warranted. We initiate our coverage at 26.75p with a stance of Buy.
21/12/2010
09:17
argy2: Moorsie2 Following may explain much of that. Note the last sentence. T1ps fund latest update bodes well for the share price: Our investment approach at times requires a lot of patience but in the cases of Avanti, Medusa, Domino's and a good chunk of our Fund this patience pays off sooner rather than later. But in the case of AIM listed First Artist Corporation the patience instilled in the eventual realisation of value has taken longer to begin to pay off. We remain confident with our investment analysis from Day 1 and regardless of whether re-ratings are rapid or take time we are confident in the end result. First Artist illustrates this perfectly. The company announced on 10 August 2010 that it was in talks which a third party which may or may not lead to an offer being made for the company. We valued the underlying business of the company so were not totally surprised that this had occurred, especially in regards to the Theatre business. Four months later and it was announced on 8 December 2010 that Pivot Entertainment, a New York based entertainment and market ing business, backed by the wealthy Stoller family, had initiated the first stage of a long term investment program via an investment of $4 million. The investment was composed of an issue of equity and a long term loan agreement, and is aimed at developing the core business whilst reducing the level of debt that the company is exposed to. Together, Pivot Entertainment and the Stoller family will hold 29.86% of the company, we now hold well over 5%. We have bought aggressively since the news and are in regular dialogue with the new managers - we have been for a while. We are confident in the Stoller's business acumen in the entertainment industry and with David Stoller taking over as Executive Chairman on 13 December 2010 this materially highlights that they will be having a real hands on approach in the direction of First Artist from here onwards. This is something that has made us feel confident in the continued future potential of the business. With the shares currently trading at 16p First Artist is capitalised at £6.3 million, implying an Enterprise Value of circa £22.8 million. We reckon that the entertainment business, when run well, can generate £5 million plus EBITDA. The current valuation is undemanding and implies that the Events and Sports business are thrown in for nothing. We have been buying aggressively here recently as see some very solid untapped potential beginning to emerge and we think 60p is about the right share price.
17/12/2010
22:06
argy2: T1ps fund latest update bodes well for the share price: Our investment approach at times requires a lot of patience but in the cases of Avanti, Medusa, Domino's and a good chunk of our Fund this patience pays off sooner rather than later. But in the case of AIM listed First Artist Corporation the patience instilled in the eventual realisation of value has taken longer to begin to pay off. We remain confident with our investment analysis from Day 1 and regardless of whether re-ratings are rapid or take time we are confident in the end result. First Artist illustrates this perfectly. The company announced on 10 August 2010 that it was in talks which a third party which may or may not lead to an offer being made for the company. We valued the underlying business of the company so were not totally surprised that this had occurred, especially in regards to the Theatre business. Four months later and it was announced on 8 December 2010 that Pivot Entertainment, a New York based entertainment and market ing business, backed by the wealthy Stoller family, had initiated the first stage of a long term investment program via an investment of $4 million. The investment was composed of an issue of equity and a long term loan agreement, and is aimed at developing the core business whilst reducing the level of debt that the company is exposed to. Together, Pivot Entertainment and the Stoller family will hold 29.86% of the company, we now hold well over 5%. We have bought aggressively since the news and are in regular dialogue with the new managers - we have been for a while. We are confident in the Stoller's business acumen in the entertainment industry and with David Stoller taking over as Executive Chairman on 13 December 2010 this materially highlights that they will be having a real hands on approach in the direction of First Artist from here onwards. This is something that has made us feel confident in the continued future potential of the business. With the shares currently trading at 16p First Artist is capitalised at £6.3 million, implying an Enterprise Value of circa £22.8 million. We reckon that the entertainment business, when run well, can generate £5 million plus EBITDA. The current valuation is undemanding and implies that the Events and Sports business are thrown in for nothing. We have been buying aggressively here recently as see some very solid untapped potential beginning to emerge and we think 60p is about the right share price.
15/12/2010
19:01
markt: a tara7 tip in Jan 2010 at 15p ....and in Dec share price at around 5p before the latest sudden jump....new investor at 11p... not exactly a good investment.... cap. value around 4-5M. ==== is tara7 method to find a small cap. between 0 and 5M....buy some shares...and then ramp it hard and long !
08/12/2010
11:48
jay083: well, i brought some. you have to ask why the share price is holding up so well given how illiquid this share is and the amount of selling. I can appreciate that there are a number of holders that will have been waiting for this opportunity to get out. Placing done at 11p - on good terms with banks - if they can restructure management and turn this around from here could be worth multiples.
24/8/2010
16:46
tsmith2: ARGY2 Note TALKS WITH rather than in talk with with a Statement re: Share Price Movement The Directors of First Artist note the recent share price movement and the Company's Board confirms that it is in talks which may or may not lead to an offer being made for the Company. The Board emphasizes that discussions are at an early stage and that there can be no assurance that an offer will be forthcoming.
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