Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Andrews Sykes LSE:ASY London Ordinary Share GB0002684552 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 545.00p 520.00p 570.00p 545.00p 545.00p 545.00p 0 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 71.3 17.3 33.4 16.3 230.33

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20/6/2016
08:51
Any sign of a heatwave yet , Keith ? Will it ever stop raining ?
ignoble
05/6/2016
18:25
I'll keep my eyes open !
ignoble
05/6/2016
15:01
Probably better off with an Ark but who am I? There's only one thing worse than a cold blob.......a warm blob. Spot a warm blob and you are in trouble.
keithfox
04/6/2016
07:27
I love the term "cold blob" ... they were using it on the BBC as a way of describing our current climate. I think I will start building an Arc ... worked for Noah
ignoble
03/6/2016
22:00
The Jet Stream is in the wrong place!!! No wonder it's more like Feb than June. Hit the animate button:- http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=jetstream;sess= ALL IMO. DYOR. QP
quepassa
03/6/2016
18:21
Fair bit of news coverage regarding climate issues at present (including some on bloomberg today). The jet stream is presently in an very unusual location at and causing some un-seasonal low pressures over europe. In addition to this we have the north atlantic "cold blob" to add to the mix.
thorpematt
03/6/2016
09:54
Thanks chaps! All very helpful. hadn't considered that they might additionally be trucking in equipment from UK. Not very far, after all.-Good point Sure that ASY will do all in their power to assist. when we had those terrible UK floods a couple of years ago ( The Thames overspilling), ASY did a good job and their services and equipment were in full use. Weird weather again. Seems that last year's terrible El Nino has given birth to La Nina after all this year. All this activity due to extreme weather, should feed through very positively to their income for the year. Thanks again all. ALL IMO. DYOR. QP
quepassa
03/6/2016
09:40
Howdy Keith At last , us long termers are seeing the benefit of our faith ,lol ! I think my first purchase ,many years ago was around 72p ish Think the most I paid was 230p so Sykes have done me well .
ignoble
03/6/2016
09:35
They have opened a few depots around Paris and I would imagine they will bring in pumps and driers from the UK as they won't be very busy here at the moment, same with the Low Countries and Milan. However, our aircon will start to get busy next week, so all in all looking good. Sympathies to all those badly affected on the Continent of course, but ASY can help out a bit.
keithfox
03/6/2016
08:03
QP hxxp://www.andrews-sykes.com/worldlocations/ Not sure what scale the French operation in Paris is , but I'm guessing they're busy.
rhomboid
03/6/2016
07:53
Terrible floods in the Paris area and parts of Southern Germany. Sympathies to all affected. Does Sykes have coverage and depots in the affected areas please? Thanks. ALL IMO. DYOR. QP
quepassa
02/6/2016
11:30
It's a while since I posted on the weather but It looks like some favourable stuff is possible. Well, the European floods will be giving the foreign depots something to do re pumps/driers etc. but as far as we are concerned it looks like some reasonably hot weather is due next week, and fairly widespread too so aircon should start to see some movement.
keithfox
13/5/2016
20:30
In fact looking back at this afternoons trades it appears that there were sales at 321 and a buy at 325 (also a 322.3 trade that i'm not sure about). You do though need to be patient and vigilant.
cockerhoop
13/5/2016
10:07
Get your point but you can currently get 334.7-317 electronically without even approaching a MM. Still too wide but there's virtually no free float.
cockerhoop
13/5/2016
09:41
With a bid offer spread of 9% (335-305) though they are uninvestable at the moment...
stemis
12/5/2016
05:47
Considering the price now includes and 12p dividend the 17.5p rise was a bit underwhelming really. Would hope for more rises to come in the next few days/weeks. Hold on there biscuit, due to the relative illiquidity on these shares they tend to rerate in a very short period of time. Yopu need to be patient to make sure you are on board when they go.
keithfox
11/5/2016
13:18
I have held for a number of years and am underwater having bought at 348, but the yield has sweetened the pain. The minority treatment contrasts well with others like say BPM. A hot summer would help as already said.
bscuit
11/5/2016
12:56
They've posted their results in May for as long as I can remember and that's 1997. Not a problem with me. Yes, they are definitely reliant on the weather and they have produced these results without the help of their most important division, air conditioning sales and rental in the UK. An improvement there and the results will be even better, they just need more than 1 or 2 weeks of warm weather in the summer which is what they've been rationed to in the last 3 or 4 years.
keithfox
11/5/2016
12:36
Thanks for that dave. Paul's views largely coincide with mine and I'm even willing to allow a little latitude on the time taken to produce results as long as they are good!
cwa1
11/5/2016
12:27
I believe Paul doesn't post in ADVFN anymore? I think the BOO thread had something to do with that? A shame because his analysis is ususally very sound.ASY of course is a very different proposition to BOO but they both sit very well in my portfolio for the foreseeable for very different reasons. I agree with the general sentiment of a likely rise in stock price. Of course the divi is so tasty that an investment case can be made even without that.
thorpematt
11/5/2016
12:06
Hi - This is the commentary on the numbers today on the Stockopedia site by Paul Scott. Regards Andrews Sykes (LON:ASY) Share price: 310p (up 4.2% today) No. shares: 42.3m Market cap: £131.1m Results y/e 31 Dec 2015 - it's ridiculous to be releasing 2015 results in mid-May 2016. What on earth is the FD thinking? I used to get audited results out in 6-7 weeks of the year end, for a similar sized (albeit private) business, in the 1990s. So this is very sloppy, in my view. Having said that, the figures look terrific. This is such a good business, it's just a cash machine - churning out large free cashflows every year. 2015 appears to have been a very good year, with EPS up to 25.6p (2014: 22.0p). So at just over 300p, the shares are currently on a modest PER of just over 12. Note that nearly all earnings were paid out in dividends. It has net cash of £14.6m, and the balance sheet is excellent. Outlook comments sound cautiously optimistic: The group continues to face challenges in all of its geographical markets but our business remains strong, cash generative and well developed, with positive net funds. The mild and wet weather in Europe experienced in the fourth quarter of 2015 continued into the first quarter of 2016, thereby presenting both opportunities and challenges. Our business in the Middle East continues to perform well but we are mindful of the current political and economic issues that surround the region. The board is therefore cautiously optimistic for further success in 2016, always being mindful of the favourable or adverse impact that the weather can have on our business. There is some talk of investing in new products which are less weather-dependent, but I think it's best to regard ASY as a mature company, which is a terrific cash cow. My opinion - this is a lovely business, and very reasonably-priced. So there's a good chance of a significant re-rating, in my view, up to perhaps 400p? Bear in mind the unusual ownership structure, with only a small free float, which some investors don't like. Although the majority shareholder has looked after minorities well to date, with generous divis for example.
dave129
11/5/2016
08:09
Morning Happy enough with these on a quick first glance. Would be nice to see a steadily improving price on the back of it though.
cwa1
11/5/2016
06:25
Yup, that makes good reading and the shares should see 350p in the coming few weeks. A hot summer would be nice though!
keithfox
11/5/2016
06:10
Good results all round. Well done ASY. Thanks for maintaining dividend. Encouraging outlook of cautious optimism. Investing in new tech and growing the business. ALL IMO. DYOR. QP
quepassa
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