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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Andrews Sykes Group Plc 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
  0.00 0.0% 480.00 460.00 500.00 480.00 480.00 480.00 114 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 67.3 15.8 30.9 15.5 203

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01/6/2018
06:52
Yes, very surprising and interesting! Depends where they got the shares from. There were some big sales in the last few months but would the mm's want to get rid of excess stock at that price? Not my area of expertise really, would be interested in any comments. However, as there is only about 5m shares on the market that takes quite a chunk, about 2% if my maths is right.
keithfox
01/6/2018
06:44
I'm confused by the rns and buyback, can anyone help? How did the company get shares at 494p? An internal seller? I understand this is a great deal for the company but for shareholders? Does the value/ultimate roi derived from reduction in shares outstanding outweigh the low price paid here which will lower the share price? Would not a better message have been sent by buying back at an amount in the 500's - ie "ASY is undervalued at 530" is better than "ASY is undervalued at 495"? Maybe someone with more experience than I can explain? Many thanks
valuehustle
31/5/2018
12:59
We will never know Could be the Murray Son's Trust bought half a sale each. The Director who sadly passed away may have had a holding . Pension Fund moving stock around "in house" .... Just don't know ... I stopped trying to guess ages ago ....it is Sykes after all , LOL Good they found a home with little trouble or so it seems
ignoble
31/5/2018
12:42
Hasn't moved the share-price. When it has 2 different times could that mean someone has sold them to someone else do you think?
keithfox
31/5/2018
12:28
Big chunk just traded
ignoble
29/5/2018
06:51
Good Morning Keith Does look encouraging
ignoble
29/5/2018
06:08
.......and of course, Europe has been even warmer than us and will continue to be so.
keithfox
29/5/2018
06:00
Well this warm spell is looking as though it's got legs left in it yet. Charts for this week and even next week are looking warm, though with thundery downpours. Have to say the first ha;f is looking good for asy weather-wise, what with the cold weather lasting into April and now a complete turnaround into summer. We usually get a couple of months of 'spring' weather which is not much help to asy either way. If the weather is ever going to help them, then this is surely it.
keithfox
25/5/2018
20:00
I can give you a more definitive answer to the trades as it was me. I picked up the stock at the lower levels. They were transferred to my sb provider who then re-booked at whatever level they did.
horndean eagle
25/5/2018
08:05
They don't usually announce they are posting the results.
keithfox
24/5/2018
07:47
What may have happened yesterday is someone had 6000 ish to sell, the MM took 2575 at 516p and promised to work the remaining 3575, was then able to offer 3575 at a decent price 527.5 knowing that he could get them for 516p? Made £400 with no risk after hours.
cockerhoop
24/5/2018
07:40
Keith, Not sure this answers your specific question but generally if you see a largish trade going through in a thinly traded stock it's worth getting your broker to contact the MM if you want to do the opposite. eg If you saw a 10,000 sale in ASY go through at £5.00, get your broker to offer £5.05 to pick up the line of stock. The MM makes £500 and doesn't have the risk of 10,000 shares sitting on his books. Doesn't always work as the may be picking up stock for a known buyer etc. but worthwhile for companies with large spreads. If you want to be more pro-active you could get a decent broker to inform the MM the you're a buyer of say 10,000 at £5.05 which will give them the confidence to take a line of stock at thinner margins knowing they can shift it quicker and more profitably.
cockerhoop
24/5/2018
07:19
OK, sorry about this but another technical question. Seems like a sale of 3575 went through yesterday (as well as the 2575). However, there was a trade of 3575 at 527.5. Do you suppose this was a matched trade or whatever they are called i.e. someone bought 3575 at a good price? If so, do the mm's organise this?
keithfox
23/5/2018
14:43
Don't hold your breath on a tender. Murrays own 90%+ iirc. They would have to tender their own stock to really make it worthwhile doing. They should really pay out a huge dividend. Cash is sat there doing nothing. In the past they took out a large slab of a dividend by taking out a huge loan to pay for it. Many moons ago though.
horndean eagle
23/5/2018
13:41
Good point Jeff H , forgot that which is careless since VLE one of my larger holdings did exactly that recently🙂
rhomboid
23/5/2018
12:08
A tender offer
jeff h
23/5/2018
10:06
They have 4 options: 1 Do nothing...might be attractive for Estate planning purposes..but hopefully a long way off🙂 2 Special Dividend- tax implications 3 Acquisition..not in their usual playbook but who knows? 4 radically raise the Capex to increase growth rate...unlikely as I think they’re currently growing as fast as they want to with Capex not a limiting factor. Any other suggestions on a postcard 🙂
rhomboid
23/5/2018
09:56
I follow the weather and make educated guesses at how it affects their turnover etc. but I must admit I'm not an expert in financial matters per se. Can anyone help me with the net funds bit? They have over £20m now which is a lot for a company their size. I presume the company won't carry on growing it will they, seems a bit of a waste really? What do co's do with excess amounts like this? Do they share it out, or do they keep it for a rainy day (no pun intended)? Doesn't look like they will ever go into the takeover market again sine the Cox business in the late 90's. Any ideas?
keithfox
22/5/2018
11:45
Totally agree. I am hoping the weather has helped them a bit in the first half what with the beasts from the east, the late spring, and now these intermittent warm spells. There have been years in the past where we haven't seen this sort of weather until July and then only fleetingly.
keithfox
22/5/2018
09:19
Horndean, Fully concur. When blocks available in this thinly-traded share, I too am accumulating ALL IMO. DYOR. QP
quepassa
22/5/2018
08:20
Shares look pretty attractive and so have been accumulating. They have about 50p in cash. Strip that out and its on a p/e of about 13.5. That is a bit mean for a business with such prodigious cash generation and roce metrics.
horndean eagle
18/5/2018
17:42
Thanks Rhomboid. My returns not perhaps as good as yours from what I have seen on Twitter! As you mentioned my blog, here are my notes from the 2016 AGM if anyone is interested: hxxps://maynardpaton.com/2016/05/11/andrews-sykes-cash-cow-attractions-sustain-7-4-yield/#comment-9756
tmfmayn
18/5/2018
16:19
Rather a good idea Be nice to think that we have all done rather well with our ASY investment both income and capital gain wise. A lot of my faith has been down to the Board and the way we have been considered as shareholders. So gentleman , what do you buy a 100 year old billionaire for his birthday ?
ignoble
18/5/2018
15:14
Yep all in order. No need for any meetings realy but here's what we'll do: When Mr Murray gets to 100 we'll ALL turn up to mark the occiassion and achievement. I'll bring some custard creams in case there's a bit of shortage.
thorpematt
18/5/2018
13:05
Good Afternoon Keith , Well put ...all seems in order
ignoble
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