Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Celtic Plc LSE:CCP London Ordinary Share GB0004339189 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% 112.50 105.00 120.00 112.50 112.50 112.50 1,513 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 83.4 11.3 9.3 12.1 106

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Could this be one of the most memorable days in the club's history?
No point spending money when we have in my view, a sub-standard manager. Mick
mryesyes If we don't qualify for the CL the share price will suffer.
LBO Strachan has my 100% backing!
Usual problem if we win the league the share price goes down owing to the player win bonuses
Celtic Must Make Changes Starting With Strachan or We Will Get Worse
Setanta in talks to trim SPL contract costs
'mon the Hoops!
A win tomorrow puts us five points ahead and would be a huge step towards the Champions League pot of gold.
Peter Lawwell: We haven't been penny-pinching, no-one wanted our money Feb 22 2009 Mark Guidi PETER LAWWELL last night insisted Celtic were desperate to splash the cash in the transfer window - but nobody wanted their money. The Hoops only managed to land Cardiff's Willo Flood for £50,000 last month and fans are upset the club failed to bring in more stars to bolster the squad. Celtic used past winter windows to snap up Roy Keane, Craig Bellamy, Paul Hartley and Barry Robson but punters were starved of a glamour signing this year. However, chief executive Lawwell has hit back at accusations of penny-pinching by claiming he was ready to spend big. Figures were agreed to bring in Spartak Moscow utility man Radoslav Kovac - now on loan at West Ham - and West Brom left-back Marek Cech only for the deals to collapse. A bid to land Hibs hitman Steven Fletcher also faltered because the Easter Road club weren't prepared to put a fee on his head. And a bold move for Egyptian golden boy Shikabala hit the rocks when the Zamalek midfielder turned his nose up at a trial. Stability That left Lawwell frustrated but he insists Gordon Strachan still has enough quality in his squad to seal a fourth consecutive SPL crown. Lawwell said: "We had targets and moved for them but for a variety of reasons it didn't happen. "As can be the case in January we found it to be a dead market but we will work hard again to strengthen in the summer. "Our focus is now firmly on retaining the league title. Gordon is happy with the squad and feels we can win four-in-a-row." Celtic had debts of over £30million five years ago but the latest figures show that figure has fallen to under £1m. The wage bill has been cut dramatically and the days of loan stars like Bellamy coming on around £40,000-a-week are over. However, Lawwell knows he still has to bring in big names to appease fans who care more about trophies than balance sheets. After announcing pre-tax profits of £8m, he said: "We spent £7m on players in the summer and that's not a significant amount of money compared to clubs in the big European leagues. "But we spend every penny that comes into the club. That's the way we will continue to operate and the challenge is to be successful on the pitch and have stability off it. "We've managed to do that for the past few years because we've had great managers in Martin O'Neill and Gordon. It has been a real team effort and we will continue to work hard over the next few years. "If we could have the same success in the next five years that we've had in the past five there wouldn't be too many complaints." Strachan has twice led the club into the last 16 of the Champions League since taking over from O'Neill. And Lawwell believes Celtic can still make an impression in Europe despite facing a financial handicap. He said: "It isn't getting any easier for us to compete with the main European clubs. "We have now re-focused on ways of getting players to the club and need to create our own Champions League stars. "We want to press on in the Champions League." However, Celtic will only be guaranteed a place at Europe's top table next season if they keep hold of the SPL title. And losing out to Rangers could have a huge effect on how many season tickets are sold. At the moment the club has a record 54,700 season-book holders but in the current economic climate supporters might think long and hard about renewing. Two summers ago Celtic beat Rangers to the £4.4m signature of Hibs star Scott Brown. That kind of signing will be required again to appease the punters. And possibly the manager. Lawwell said: "It's a challenge and one we look forward to. "We know how important it is to win the league in terms of prestige and the rewards that come with it. "That's why the championship is our main focus."
Peter Lawwell: Despite strong financial results, prize Celtic want most is SPL title Feb 21 2009 By Gary Ralston CELTIC chief executive Peter Lawwell revealed a glittering set of financial results and then stressed the prize his club wants most is four in a row. The SPL champs have announced profits of s8.36million on turnover of s46.78m for the six months to December 2008. Celtic are now carrying debt of less than s1m and Lawwell is adamant they are among the best-equipped clubs in Europe to deal with the economic downturn. However, he insists what he wants to see most at Parkhead is the SPL trophy, not plaudits for financial and business acumen. Lawwell expressed regret at being unable to add significant quality to the playing squad in the January transfer window, but maintains the market was stagnant. However, he reckons Gordon Strachan still has the talent at his disposal to see off Rangers and book a Champions League slot again next season. Lawwell said: "They're good numbers and we're delighted with them because they give us a stability and a strong foundation as we enter deeper into this recession. "We're in as good a shape as any football club going into it. We're prepared and agile enough to cope with what's thrown at us and see it through. "However, we don't want to show the balance sheet as a trophy. The trophy we want to see most is the title and the opportunity to play at the highest level in Europe again next season. "The only reason we're here is to win football matches and our job is to help that happen within our financial means. We've got to strike the right balance but I don't hide from the fact we're all as frustrated as the supporters we couldn't deliver on more good players during the January window. "We did all we could to bring fresh faces in,as we have in the previous three years, but were unable to do so because of a lack of availability. "The resources were there and we were intent on doing business but if you look at other big clubs in England and Europe hardly any was done. It was a dormant market. "Nevertheless, we still have a very good squad and will hopefully go on and win our fourth title under Gordon." Celtic's turnover was up by 10 per cent. Profits were down slightly from last year's figure of s10.07m due to reduced activity in player sales. Celtic spent more this season on new players than last,s7m against s1m. Merchandise sales were up 6.4 per cent to s10.89m. Season-ticket sales are at an all-time high but Lawwell says the club will look at their pricing structure closely ahead of next season. He added: "We froze the price of season-tickets last year and introduced very low costs for kids, which has been a fabulous success. We understand the hardship people are facing and will be considerate of that." Lawwell insists the club's business model is not dependent on qualifying for the Champions League, important as that is. He added: "We aim to get there every year but don't budget for it." Lawwell spoke of the responsibility to sustain Celtic for the future. He said: "The easy thing would be to go out and sign players for the sake of it but you often have to make some difficult decisions in the short term to benefit the club in the long term."
There will be a lot of English and European clubs going into administration this year as the credit crunch squeezes the life out of clubs that are heavily in debt. Celtic will amongst others find themselves spoilt for choice this summer for "cheap players" transfer and wages wise. If it wasnt for the Sky tv deals the English Premiership would be far up the sh*it creek.
Celtic's finances please Lawwell Lawwell said Celtic were frustrated during the January transfer window Celtic have reported a dip in profits from £10m to £8.3m for the six months to 31 December 2008. But the club's chief executive Peter Lawwell welcomed a reduction in debt from £3.6m to £0.97m - with turnover also rising by 10.3% to £46.7m. "We're very pleased with these results, but results on the field remain key to the success of the club," said Lawwell. He said money was available in January to strengthen the squad, but a "stagnant" market ruled out any moves. Lawwell told BBC Scotland that the club had been keen to add to Gordon Strachan's playing staff. "We've won three league titles in a row and remain in contention for all three domestic trophies this season," he said. "There was real frustration at not being able to add to the squad in January, but there was a lack of real quality available in a very stagnant market. "The resources were there to fund players coming in but we, like many other clubs, were left frustrated at the availability of players who could realistically bring something to our squad."
celtic plc interim results Newsroom Staff CELTIC plc Interim Results for the six months to December 31, 2008 have today been announced. SUMMARY OF THE RESULTS Operational Highlights • Currently lead the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. • Scotland's sole participant in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. • Co-operative Insurance Cup finalists. • Continued participation in the Homecoming Scottish Cup. • 15 home matches played in the period (2007: 16). Financial Highlights • Turnover increased by 10.3% to £46.78m. • Operating expenses increased by 4.9% to £34.10m. • Profit from operations of £12.68m (2007: £9.92m). • Profit before taxation of £8.36m (2007: £10.07m). • Period end net bank debt of £0.97m (2007: £3.63m). • Investment in players of £7.01m (2007: £1.04m). CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT The challenge facing us in the last six months has been to build upon the success of last year amidst the most difficult economic environment that many of us have ever experienced. Far larger organisations than ours have fallen spectacularly from world-leading positions to oblivion or reliance on public funding. Despite this backdrop, I am pleased to be able to report positively to you on our results for the six-month period to 31 December 2008. This is a testimony to the hard work and committed support of everyone associated with Celtic; from the Board to the backroom, through management and players, from shareholders to supporters. I want to start by recording my thanks to all of you. As Scotland's sole representative in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League this season, our revenues for the first six months of this financial year increased by £4.35m, 10.3%, over the same period last year, to £46.78m. Increased pre-season match fees and merchandising sales also contributed to the uplift in revenue, even although we played 15 home games in the period rather than the 16 of last season. The importance of European football has never been more obvious. Because of your support, our merchandising revenues rose by 6.4% to £10.89m despite the very challenging environment. The number of season tickets holders is this year at an all-time high, with more concessionary tickets sold than ever before, a remarkable achievement in difficult times. Though our numbers are up, the income generated is down as a result of our intentional decision to freeze season ticket prices last year and to introduce new, further concession tickets to encourage a new generation of younger fans and to give something back to our fans to reflect our strong financial results in the previous year. Despite the resultant loss of potential revenue in the short-term, we believe that by doing so we have taken the right decision for our supporters and Celtic's longer-term future. Our operating expenses also rose over last year by £1.59m to £34.10m, a rise mainly driven by additional wage costs following the changes made to the first team during the summer of 2008. Samaras, Maloney, Loovens, McCourt and Crosas all joined us on permanent contracts, with our investment in the first team squad in the period reaching just over £7m compared with £1.04m the previous year. At £8.36m our retained profit for the six months is £1.70m down on last year's interim figure reflecting exceptional operating expenses not incurred last time, an increase in amortisation following the increased investment in the playing squad and reduced proceeds from player trading. Our net bank debt of £0.97m at the end of the half year compares favourably against last year's £3.63m reflecting the strong trading performance. Although the coming, second half of the year with fewer home games to play and no further European football will generate less revenue than the first - the normal pattern has been for full year profits to be less than the interims – our midway position nevertheless allowed resources to be made available during the recent transfer window as they have been in past years. However, general market conditions and particular circumstances curtailed the product of those endeavours this year. In the past we have been criticised, and indeed on occasions pilloried, for adopting a careful and business-like approach. We know well that we are much more than just a business, and for many of us supporting Celtic is a way of life. The intense and perfectly understandable hunger for immediate football success that this fuels must always be balanced with the need to ensure that the underlying financial model - and the football success dependent upon it - can be sustained, not just in one year, but year after year. Others in football and elsewhere are finding out just how difficult achieving and maintaining that balance can be. We know from experience that sound finances are necessary for football success, and vice-versa. While nothing can ever be guaranteed, we have managed to achieve this balance in recent times. Success has been delivered consistently on the football field in the last few years, and our financial model is proving to be reasonably resilient. But football is not immune to wider social changes and we cannot expect not to be affected at some point by the recessionary forces in the wider economy. Therefore we cannot afford to be the least bit complacent and we do not underestimate the challenges that will face us later in the year in both football and in financial terms. But at this stage of the year our finances are sound, we have everything to play for in the League and Cups, our supporters are strong and our commitment to deliver success remains undiminished. Dr John Reid Chairman 20 February 2009
The treble's still on!
A hard fought victory today. A couple of good signings during the transfer window should see us marching on to 4 in a row!
Merry Christmas! All the best for the 27th
Good three points going into Rangers game. Good to know no matter what, we'll go into the new year on top of the league.
A missed opportunity to go 6 ahead today. Lots of twists and turns to go this season I suspect.
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