Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Actual Experience Plc LSE:ACT London Ordinary Share GB00BJ05QC14 ORD 0.2P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 110.00 100.00 120.00 110.00 110.00 110.00 0.00 07:46:03
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 1.1 -7.3 -16.1 - 52

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
16/2/2005
19:46
Looking good now BP. Not yet bought back in but I am encouraged by the recent upward trend.
tonyx
16/2/2005
19:44
Up again today. Looking very interesting. See this link for chart analysis from fingers at post 3070: http://www.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=8031627&from=3054
barnetpeter
15/2/2005
20:03
Another solid 5% rally. I am looking for this to rally up to the previous 7.5p level.
barnetpeter
14/2/2005
16:49
I hope so. This has had me tearing my hair out. I'm bald now but maybe i can afford awig if this goes back to 10p.
marketshaker
14/2/2005
14:10
think the corner been turned with directors buying heavuily last week can see it getting back to the 8-10p levels before too long...
chapman123
14/2/2005
11:04
Nice rally again today with more nosey buying and the bid back at 5p.
barnetpeter
03/2/2005
19:20
bp, Not holding at the mo-sold out a week or so before the first profits warning last year. Looking more interesting now though! Is there a predator in the wings? PS-I take it you mean market cap £3m (not £3!)
tonyx
03/2/2005
19:16
Tonyx - I think this is around the bottom of the range and the CEO and other directors can see that business is improving. Tiny cap of £3. Hold on in there.
barnetpeter
03/2/2005
19:06
Hi bp, Well those buys correspond with the 933K X trade yesterday. Im surprised the price didn't move today ,though.
tonyx
03/2/2005
18:44
David Brock, chairman of Actif Group PLC bought 733,333 shares in the company at 4.5 pence per share, lifting his stake to 1.73 mln shares or 2.6 pct of the issued equity. The company also said Lindsay Page bought 200,000 ordinary shares at 4.5 pence each, lifting his holding to 266,667 shares or 0.4 pct.
barnetpeter
27/1/2005
22:24
Comments from the CEO: 1. The impact that the collapse of Allders will have on Actif Group will depend on the future of the individual stores. We have very minimal debt exposure to Allders as all our trading with them was fully insured up until this credit insurance was pulled a week ago, and we immediately stopped further stock deliveries after that point to minimise our risk without breaching our contract with them. Going forward, if all Allders stores cease trading then we would lose the future contribution we could make through the 4 Elle concessions we have, but this represents a very low proportion of turnover and Group profits. Our expectation is that at least 2 of the stores we are in will continue trading. Any future trading will depend on guarantees from the administrator and future owner about the security of our assets: cash, stock, fixtures etc 2. The comparison with ASOS is not valid. We are building a designer fashion brand, whilst ASOS are making cheap, quick copies of celebrity styles - a good idea certainly, but not one that is difficult to copy if it proves to be successful. I am still not convinced that clothing is a natural product to be sold over the internet, as it is best sold in an environment where the product can be touched, examined closely and tried on to understand sizing, shape and fabrication. The high proportion of customer returns associated with clothes shopping over the internet present significant logistical problems and you need to be sure of getting the right scale of business to cover the high set up costs and operational costs. One for the future still we think.
barnetpeter
26/1/2005
14:34
If this lot get a web concern going, the shareprice may rise just on all the excitement caused by asos and ideal. good risk:reward well spotted BP
artful dodger
25/1/2005
20:35
New thread - http://www.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=8209257
barnetpeter
25/1/2005
20:10
http://www.actifgroup.com/ Actif is a womenswear high street business that also has a growing wholesale business. It has had a chequered history over the last few years and as a result the market cap has fallen to around £3 million as against sales which should approach £30 million this year. The latest statement is naturally cautious but still reports good progress: "Actif Group plc announces that like for like sales in its retail business for the 5 weeks to 8th January 2005 were up by 6.0% on the previous year. This sales improvement was driven by an increase in Christmas gift products, a generally favourable reaction to the Autumn / Winter product offer and an earlier start to the Winter Sale. Cumulatively, like for like retail sales for the 23 weeks to 8th January 2005 were down 2.5% on the previous year. As reported in the 2004 Annual Report in October, the financial year got off to a poor start as we were up against very strong comparative sales figures in August, due to the exceptionally hot summer of 2003. Since then, retail sales have been on a recovering trend as the Autumn / Winter collections have been well received. Mark Evans, Chief Executive, commented: "The Christmas trading period has been encouraging for our retail business and it has helped to recover most of the shortfall we saw in this part of the Group during August. However, we remain cautious about prospects for the second half of our financial year given the uncertainty over the economic outlook for 2005." So why buy the shares? At this modest market cap and a price of around 5p, I think the price is at its lows. There is a lot of business here. It has a solid balance sheet and made a small profit even in the worst days of last year. The company does well in the summer months and has little to beat on last years figures. Wholesale is increasing in value and I understand it is looking at on-line trading and the success of ASC. It has a well-known brand in ELLE. Finally, there is some interesting buying at the moment. Do not discount the possibility of a take-over at this level.
barnetpeter
23/1/2005
14:17
Actif Group plc announces that like for like sales in its retail business for the 5 weeks to 8th January 2005 were up by 6.0% on the previous year. This sales improvement was driven by an increase in Christmas gift products, a generally favourable reaction to the Autumn / Winter product offer and an earlier start to the Winter Sale. "The Christmas trading period has been encouraging for our retail business and it has helped to recover most of the shortfall we saw in this part of the Group during August. However, we remain cautious about prospects for the second half of our financial year given the uncertainty over the economic outlook for 2005." Hardly suprising that they are cautious after this years profit warning. But this is hardly a poor statement is it?
barnetpeter
20/10/2004
19:51
Very true Willie - but they did make a profit not a loss. A hell of a lot of business here for 2.5 million cap. Sales - 27.64 mln stg vs 25.57 mln Pretax profit - 85,000 stg vs 333,000 " Within wholesale, we have seen overall sales growing in line with expectations and in the two months since the year end wholesale sales have increased by 48% on last year. We are now taking orders for our Spring / Summer 2005 wholesale collection and are seeing indications that our customers are cautious about the prospects for this season, a direct reflection of the difficult season we have just experienced. Whilst we are still expecting sales to increase on last year, the rate of increase is likely to be slower than the past two seasons". Even so, 48% over two months is the fact not the opinion.
barnetpeter
20/10/2004
08:30
One would assume that Downside is now limit......but until positive news appears, there could be a long wait for that elusive upward tick.
williemanjaro
20/10/2004
07:54
Results better than expected (they said just break-even) and sales up 9% too. Still a savage markdown on no deals. At this tiny cap and with this level of sales, one to watch.
barnetpeter
19/10/2004
16:57
Bit of movement here? Results are due soon and whilst they will not be great, the company is now valued at just over 2.5 million and the wholesale business is still racing away. Recovery possibilities.
barnetpeter
14/7/2004
21:10
Response from the company - self explanatory "1. No, we are clearing the ranges in Sale activity within season, and envisage limited carry over. The residual stock will be sold through our Outlet business. 2. Our banks are fully supportive of the business and management team. It is not the norm for banks to indicate a timeline of support, and this is not something we have asked for from them. 3. The trading statement identified two major causes of the difficulties within the retail business, whilst I appreciate your point regarding the UK summer, our retail business has a heavy sales bias to selling t-shirts and tops during June and July. Retail sales in this period account for some 20% of annual sales. There is a direct link between sales of summer apparel and the weather, we along with all other operators in the clothing arena are subject to this condition. If the weather is poor sales are suppressed . In the trading statement we acknowledged that the position was compounded by a weaker performance of the summer ranges .We have taken action to supplement the design and buying teams to address this point. 4. The management team has taken the business from a inherited loss of (£796K) and net debt of over £3 million in 2001 , declared operating profit for both 2002 and 2203, and reduced net debt to under £1 million. Along the way, repaired the poor relationships inherited with its principal partners, Hachette the Elle brand owners, its bank and principal shareholders. This year the company will record sales levels and confirm the restoration of its wholesale business, with an annualised growth rate of over 35%. Whilst I accept the performance in the retail division is unacceptable it would not be accurate to use this seasons performance to formulate a view on the business as a whole".
barnetpeter
13/7/2004
22:44
I always sell on a profit warning no matter what the markdown. This has invariably proved to be the right decision. I also never buy the company again at any price. It's mean but it works. Andy
andysand
13/7/2004
18:36
Andy, you did well. Wish I could get out for that loss. But I cannot. Not convinced the company is sinking yet so I am not going to sell at any price but wont exactly be rushing to buy more.
barnetpeter
13/7/2004
11:28
Actif Group 4.25 down 2.62 Full-year profits warning late yesterday; 'hold' from 'buy' - Seymour Pierce
james 2
13/7/2004
08:00
Just out of bed but put in a sell order last night. I was out this morning at 4.5p for a loss os £970. Could have been worse....Not yet showing as above NMS I suppose. It's 46715 shares. Andy
andysand
13/7/2004
06:44
Big mark down as expected.
tonyx
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