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% 23.50 22.00 25.00 23.50 23.50 23.50 0.00 01:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 1.1 -7.3 -16.1 - 11

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
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
20:51
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
09:30
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
08:54
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
17:57
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
22:10
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
23:44
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
19:36
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
12:28
Actif Group 4.25 down 2.62 Full-year profits warning late yesterday; 'hold' from 'buy' - Seymour Pierce
james 2
13/7/2004
09:00
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
07:44
Big mark down as expected.
tonyx
12/7/2004
19:04
I don't think Ted Baker will be too impressed-they hold 15% of ACT from memory.
tonyx
12/7/2004
18:57
May have to take a loss .... if the market will take any stock. The real worry is if they are stuffed full of summer clothes which then has to be marked down and sold off cheap. They do not have the financial clout to ride through a big downtrend. Not good.
barnetpeter
12/7/2004
18:21
There is no way to dress this up as positive really. The wholesaling is good of course but retailing sucks at the moment. Actually I have some small experience of this as I own a small shop as a sideline business and it's tough out there! Difficult to know what to do as the shares will be significantly marked down in the morning of course and selling will be pretty much impossible. Too illiquid. I will suffer a fair loss but nothing that will hurt too much....probably between 1-2000 pounds. Ouch... Andy
andysand
12/7/2004
18:17
For those that are having trouble getting the news from this pitiful service on ADVFN lately, here it is..... Actif Group PLC - Trading Update [DLDTGFP] RNS Number:7572A Actif Group PLC 12 July 2004 Actif Group plc Trading update At the time of the interim results announced by the Company in March this year, the Chairman reported that good progress had been made towards increasing sales and margins of Elle merchandise across both the wholesale and retail distribution channels. However he also stated that the Group was finding post-January trading in its retail formats to be unpredictable and took a cautious view about the short term outlook for Elle retail. Since then retail trading conditions in Elle prime stores and concessions have deteriorated sharply resulting in total retail sales for the 23 weeks since 31 January 2004 being 14% below last year, which represents a like for like decline of 18%. This is attributed to difficult market conditions, where the cool, dull weather since Easter contrasts sharply with the prolonged spell of hot, sunny weather enjoyed last year. This is a similar situation to that being experienced by other High Street clothing retailers, but has been exacerbated by a poor performance of High Summer ranges, especially within the Tops category, which accounts for approximately 50% of the retail sales mix. This sales shortfall will have an adverse impact on profitability, and the Actif Group Board now anticipates that the outcome for the year to 31 July 2004 will be significantly below market expectations, coming in at around the break-even level. The Group continues to generate good cashflows and net debt at the end of the year is anticipated to be in line with last year at around £1.1m, following capital expenditure of £0.7m. Sales within the wholesale business have remained strong, building on the growth seen in the first half, with full year sales increasing by 35% on last year. Mark Evans, Chief Executive of Actif Group comments: "This is a disappointing set back to the profit recovery of the Group, particularly given the improvement in the wholesale division. The weakness in our retail summer ranges has been compounded by more challenging market conditions. The necessary actions have been taken to address the product weaknesses highlighted in the Spring / Summer season and the results of these actions are evident in the strength of Autumn / Winter 2004 wholesale sales. We remain confident in the Elle brand appeal in the UK market and in our future development." Enquiries: Mark Evans, Chief Executive, Actif Group plc Tel: 020 7462 8801 Julian Ghinn, Finance Director, Actif Group plc Tel: 020 7462 8810 Jessica Rouleau, gcg hudson sandler Tel: 020 7796 4133 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END TSTEAXXAFFALEFE 12Jul04 16:13 GMT Symbols: gb;ACT Source RNS London Stock Exchange Regulatory News Categories: R/GB L/EN MST/RNS
andysand
12/7/2004
17:51
No but I bought some at 7p expecting a good rally up to results. At 2.5 million cap (i.e. around 4p) they will look ok but buying losing stocks is not my style. Shame, coz up till 5 I was having a flying day too.
barnetpeter
12/7/2004
17:45
bp, Are you a buyer @ 4.5p?
tonyx
12/7/2004
17:40
Will be around 4.5p in the morning - biggest faller of the day I suspect.
barnetpeter
12/7/2004
17:40
Yes,very poor-no wonder they released it after close. Was lucky to reduce my holding last week into the rise and only hold a few. May well be a bloodbath tomorrow :-(
tonyx
12/7/2004
17:32
Poor trading update. Any views anyone?
aly48
06/7/2004
13:58
Looking good for you all!.......Why todays rise????....i wouldn"t say there was a lot of volume!??
alistair richmond
06/7/2004
09:47
EDIT see trading update !
james 2
06/7/2004
08:17
Still on the move up-have reduced my holding though. Only hold a few now.
tonyx
05/7/2004
17:12
30K @ 7.25p...nice!
tonyx
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