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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.00 1.32% 76.50 42,977 13:30:39
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
73.00 80.00 77.50 75.50 75.50
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 1.08 -7.29 -16.08 36
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
15:49:22 O 656 77.20 GBX

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Actual Experience Daily Update: Actual Experience Plc is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker ACT. The last closing price for Actual Experience was 75.50p.
Actual Experience Plc has a 4 week average price of 34.50p and a 12 week average price of 23p.
The 1 year high share price is 170p while the 1 year low share price is currently 23p.
There are currently 47,579,811 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 64,381 shares. The market capitalisation of Actual Experience Plc is £36,398,555.42.
steve695: wow, sale of 1k shares brings the price down nearly 3%, this share price is on incredibly thin ice
rainmaker: believe that a consolidation issue is on the cards which should help the share price hence the recent strength regards
rainmaker: A consolidation issue or stock split is urgently needed here as the high dealing costs are putting off potential Buyers and having an negative effect on the Company's share price. The cost of the spread is currently 23%(calculated by offer price less bid price divided by offer price-3.25-2.50/3.25 x100.If the Company could cancel its 66mln shares and replace them with 6.6mln new shares then I would estimate the spread and dealing costs to halve.Furthermore I believe that(for the same reason) it is receiving less coverage/exposure from the Press than would othewise be the case-I can't ever remember a "Value" Share being tipped whose share price was less than 10p. It's true that a consolidation issue would just be a paper exercise but it would attract renewed interest in this Company and its products from Stock Market Investors who,I think it's fair to say that, generally, have comparatively high rates of disposable Income.IMHO a CI would be cost effective and money well spent Regards
andysand: Results out and look very good considering the share price! It was a good rise today but I think there will be a much bigger bounce tomorrow as it needs some press.... Andy
chapman123: REA HOLDINGS (RE.) – 232p BUY What happens to rainforest after the loggers have done their worst? Answer: sometimes the land is covered with a new type of tree – palm trees. In Indonesia’s East Kalimantan, REA is developing a 125,000 hectare (480 square mile) plantation complex with its own mill for making palm oil. This replaces biodiversity with monoculture, but at least it turns carbon dioxide back into trees. Palm trees take four years to mature, peak in production between 8 and 15, and retire at 25. Palm oil is a staple food in Asia and the Indonesian government levies a 4.8% export tax. But consumption per head is far higher in developed countries because the oil is used in soap and cosmetics. Consumption per head in the US is three times the level in India. As Asian consumers become richer, we can expect demand to soar. REA started planting in 1994. In the late 1990s, it had to contend both with the Asian financial crisis and two years of El Nino drought. During these hard times, it brought in a 20% US partner. This relationship went sour and the Americans have sued, claiming they were promised a 30% interest. Their case was largely dismissed by a US court, but could in theory cost REA £20 million. El Nino will be a lesser problem next time because more trees will be mature. It is the saplings that suffer most from drought. El Nino has also brought higher prices. In 1998, they were close to $700 per tonne versus a recent $430. REA’s English management used to run Anglo Eastern Plantations (AEP), another UKlisted producer, but reckoned a bigger plantation would be more efficient because it could have its own mill. The new estate was also able to take advantage of more productive hybrid trees recently developed. Just over 13,400 hectares are planted and the company is adding about 4,000 per year. At that rate, it will be planting fresh areas for another 20 years. Using cautious assumptions, Hardman & Co forecasts earnings per share of 18.6p next year, rising to 25.6p in 2005. Admittedly, there is then a plateau but, by 2010, the figure reaches 53p. The shares have already done well and still have some oil in the tank. Shares Summary Rising affluence in Asia is driving demand for palm oil. REA is an ultra-efficient producer. Profits are starting to pour in. Rising commodity prices look set to drive the shares. BUSINESS: REA is developing a highly efficient 125,000 hectare palm oil plantation in Indonesia. VITAL STATS: Market value: £43 million Historic PE for 2002: 290 Prospective PE for 2003: 12 Prospective PE for 2004: 9.4 No dividend Spread: 4.22% VOLEX GROUP (VLX) – 156p BUY In normal times, you would need matchsticks to stay awake when Volex is mentioned. But these times are not normal and this company is a good deal more interesting than it first seems. It is the world’s number three supplier of power cable assembly makers. Phwoar! What makes this market interesting are the familiar themes of outsourcing and globalisation. Volex has been well established in China for years, so it is well equipped to benefit from both trends. Over the past two years, the management has seen a halving of turnover as the telecoms and IT boom collapsed. It has worked to slash costs. Two years ago, the company made £3 million in the first half on sales of £217 million. This year, it lost just £700,000 on £113 million sales. Finance director David Hudson reckons full-year breakeven is at £220 million. After that, each extra £1 of sales adds 25p to profits. In the first half, Volex spent £3 million closing a plant in Ireland. There are no further plans for closures, but they must remain risk. The company still makes two-thirds of its cables in Europe and the US. Despite this concern, we can see increasing signs of growth. The success of broadband in Europe has given the company a boost and has some way to go. Forecasts for computer and mobile handset sales are gradually rising. Volex will benefit from all this. The power cable market is also less subject to price deflation than electronics. Extra volume translates more easily into extra revenue. That halving of sales in three years helped cut Volex’s balance sheet to ribbons. Last year, the company breached a lending covenant, resulting in the hammering of the share price and triggering hefty fees. This year, the company must satisfy (unspecified) interest cover and debt to EBITDA requirements. But Volex is fairly confident. Net debt was £41 million at 30 September. Why buy the shares now? Because there seems to be real momentum building in electronics. Spending upturns start with small items, then move bigger. Volex should be an early beneficiary and the forward earnings multiples are still rock bottom. Consensus forecasts for March 2005 and March 2006 show sales of £248 million and £268 million, giving EPS of 13p and 20p. Shares Summary Recent interims suggest the worst is over. Global IT and telecoms spending is starting to rise. High gearing has frightened investors. The shares are still recovering. BUSINESS: Maker of power cables for computers, telecoms and automotive markets. VITAL STATS: Market value: £43 million Historic PE to Mar ’03: -21 Prospective PE to Mar ’04: break even Prospective PE to Mar ’05: 11 Prospective PE to Mar ’06: 8 No dividend Spread: 4.39% ACTIF GROUP (AIM:ACT) – 8.12p BUY Two years ago, Actif was on its uppers. The risky move into selling men’s underwear with the Joe Boxer range proved a disaster, losing £1.2 million out of total losses of £2 million in 2001. Fortunately, the ELLE brand was going strong, and new management took over in the shape of chief executive Mark Evans, formerly of Grattan and Wickes, and finance director Julian Ghinn. Joe was closed down, but a big customer went bust, losing Actif a further £250,000. Hopefully, these disasters are now history following a solid set of full-year profits released a month ago and an upbeat trading statement from Evans. Pre-tax profits rose 6% to £333,000 which was ahead of house broker Seymour Pierce’s forecast of £300,000. Debt, which threatened to overwhelm the company at one stage, fell sharply again to £1.1 million – or 27% gearing – a long way from the 2001 figure of over £3 million and gearing of 91%. The store opening programme has been revived, Fiona with new flagship stores opened in Meadowhall, Reading, Glasgow, Birmingham and Portsmouth last month. The 17th store will open in Croydon’s new Centrale shopping centre next March. The repositioning and restructuring process is complete. The new design, buying and merchandising teams are concentrating on improving sales and margins. They seem to be successful with sales in the new financial year up 15% in the retail arm and 22% up in the wholesale business. This fundamental improvement in both the quality and styling of products bodes well for the allimportant Christmas trading period. Profits are expected to surge to around £800,000 this year and to £1.25 million next year, dropping the PE to just over 5. The shares trebled at one stage this year but, having since dropped back from almost 10p, they look excellent value at the current price. But readers should not chase the shares too high as the market capitalisation is still only £5.3 million. Shares Summary The market has started to wake up to the turnaround at Actif. With the market capitalisation a fifth of turnover and a very low PE, the shares look like doubling over the next year or so. BUSINESS: Retailing of ELLE women’s clothing ranges. VITAL STATS: Market capitalisation: £5.3 million Historic PE to Jul ’03: 13.5 Prospective PE to Jul ’04: 7.4 Prospective PE to Jul ’05: 5.4 No dividend Spread: 8.82%
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