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|I drink costa coffee because I like the quality of coffee there.. Id much rather spend an extra £1.50 and get a flat white from costa then a £1 pound purely for better coffee quality|
|£1 coffee - good luck making any profit.|
|Whitbread was off the boil on news that its Costa Coffee arm will face even hotter competition on the high street.
EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has launched easyCoffee to sell £1 coffee in three UK locations and, and according to the Telegraph, has received over 200 approaches from potential franchise partners.
|Outlook for inflation, interest rates and consequently consumer spending power has deteriorated; meanwhile, coffee prices have rebounded approx. 40% this year, and that's only in US dollar terms. Direct competitors have been resurgent over last couple of years, in budget hotels especially.|
|ooops, double post|
|If you look at the 10 year graph above you can just about make out a dead cross at the right hand side (or very close to one). My own long term graph (which graphs week-ending prices) shows a dead cross last weekend. There is also what looks like a massive impending head & shoulders formation covering the last 2+ years. Very worrying times if you are a chartist.....anyone got some positive factors?|
|Doesn't it work t'other way around?!|
|Is this just moving with the large index funds ?|
|very odd, you would think that a continuing weaker pound in the event of Brexit would mean more foreigners staying in UK hotels and drinking Costa coffee, and also more Brits as they holiday in the UK which surely would benefit WTB, i.e. why the rise on the back of the court ruling; I don't get it - maybe that's why it went back down?|
|Toggle, strange about the High Court ruling......surely WTB earnings are not highly geared to EU membership? And the rise seems to have evaporated this morning. The market is very volatile just now - difficult to make any decisions!|
|This morning it appears that the share price spiked on the report that "Government is "disappointed" at the High Court ruling that Theresa May cannot trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union without the prior approval of Parliament."|
|Nice smash and grab day trade, beer money for the weekend, I would be nervous holding long term.|
|Looks like it going to retest the 12 month low.|
|This morning's presentation now available to view:
|Growth but slowing. More capital intensive. Rating is fair, no need for the falls this morning. Great business, happy to add at these levels|
|Did this really happen...
LONDON--Hospitality company Whitbread PLC (WTB.LN) on Tuesday reported a 5.4% rise in first-half underlying pretax profit, beating market expectations, and backed its full-year views.
You would think the sell off would slow down - not speed up.|
-- Premier Inn sales growth of 8.9% and lfl sales up 2.4%
-- Costa sales growth of 10.7%, system sales up 11.9% and UK lfl sales up 2.3%
-- Group underlying profit before tax rose 5.4% to GBP307.0 million
Interim dividend up by 4.9% to 29.90 pence. Paid 16 Dec 2016 on register on 11 Nov 2016
Plan to open c.3,700 new UK Premier Inn rooms and 230-250 new coffee shops worldwide.
Trialling new ‘finer’ coffee concepts, a new fresher food range, rolling out our Costa Pronto and Drive Thru formats.
Premier Inn focusing Middle East and German markets, exiting in India and South East Asia
Uncertainty in the UK’s economic outlook, expect to meet full year expectations.|
|Tuesday 25th - interims
|Why? You can't just post a sell. Can't see any reasoning.|
|Indeed - not only compared with what you would get from a building society but also that all being well dividends will increase with time.
In 1999/2000 interest rates were going down and I decided to set up a 'yield portfolio' - unfashionable at the time when everyone was piling into growth TMT stocks. One of the principles was to buy and hold unless circumstances put the dividend in danger. 16 years later most of them have been taken over or gone under but I still hold three, one of which is WTB. Adjusted for several capital reorganisations it is now giving me a purchase price yield of 14.6%. Beat that Nationwide!|
|that 2%+ divi yield (covered > 2x) is looking more attractive now in the new ultra low interest rate environment; good track record on dividend growth as well over the last 14 years... Http://uk.advfn.com/p.php?pid=financials|