Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Connect Group LSE:CNCT London Ordinary Share GB00B17WCR61 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.25p -0.77% 32.35p 32.15p 32.55p 33.25p 32.35p 33.25p 71,754 13:43:56
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 1,594.3 34.2 11.0 2.9 79.96

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
15/9/2018
17:03
It has further to fall.
scobak
14/9/2018
18:41
The share price has tanked. Iff this TU is telling it like it is they should be able to announce a modest {2p say} dividend next month with a plan that starts paying down debt slightly next year and then more aggressively in 2020 when the one off costs are cleared and they no longer have to cough up £4 mill per annum on the pension deficit.
colonel a
14/9/2018
17:51
We are going to be in for a terrible next few months in the share price hastened by the rapid closure of Pass my parcel. All the costs will necessarily be bundled together. If we are aware of that then it will not come as a surprise and we can ride it out in the full knowledge that we will come out of it sooner. Also means that when the S/P tanks we can take full advantage. Keeping my powder dry for now.
scobak
14/9/2018
17:06
How does a fatality reflect on the previous owners, had it happened in the previous decade they owned it? They bought them in 2014.
ls24
14/9/2018
14:10
Yes: that was a great write up speedsgh. He seems mildly positive (unlike some readers in the comments section!). Clearly a difficult time for CNCT but having re-read this morning's announcement I can't help but think we've seen a bit of an overreaction in the share price Most of the bad news were one-offs and it appears that they will be dealt with sooner rather than later. It looks like they've made rapid progress in closing down P2P. They've had issues with HMRC over minimum wage payments and the terrible fatality but reading between the lines my view is that this reflects on the previous PE owners at Tuffnells. Q: who the F would buy ANYTHING from a PE outfit?! There are reasons to be positives IMHO with the new CEO having started and a biz review underway. Noticed also that Nortrust and Aberforth recently increased their shareholding in the company. Obviously this is not without risk but we do have 2 out of 4 (very shortly 3) businesses performing within the group...
mitch74
14/9/2018
13:41
Excellent write up by Graham Neary in today's SCVR over on the other side following today's TU... HTTPS://tinyurl.com/y7ysafom
speedsgh
14/9/2018
12:50
If the CEO wants to show that he means business, I would expect him to cancel the dividend in the short term with a commitment to reinstate it asap once the business has stabilised. It needn't be for a long time, just long enough to generate figures/evidence that show his turnaround strategy (which is still to be communicated publicly) is working. At this point in time the business needs to retain as much cash as possible to help rectify the situation. Investors may have bought this primarily for income but withdrawing the div in the short term is in the long term interest of the company imo.
speedsgh
14/9/2018
12:12
In July cnct paid out an interim divi of £7.662m (3.1p per share) on 247m shares in issue - there should still be plenty in the tank to absorb the exceptionals just by cancelling any final divi
elpirata
14/9/2018
11:53
Overall performance In summary, trading in the period has seen a continuation of the challenging trends experienced throughout the year; as a result, the Group expects its full year trading performance to be below expectations. FWIW :- Berenberg Hold 33.38 40.00 35.00 Downgrades
skinny
14/9/2018
10:52
this has a 'dixons' flavour (or maybe woolworths but hopefully not) - last man standing will mop up whats left of the market. as long as they don't go bust in the meantime. i suppose thats why they trade on pe of about 2 - there is a chance of them not digging their way out of this. worth a punt though. not for widows & orphans
steverabet
14/9/2018
09:46
Edmund, it looks like your abilities are similar to mine!
this_is_me
14/9/2018
09:32
And it looks like the core business is trading on 2-3 times earnings.
riverman77
14/9/2018
09:08
The market again too distracted by all the peripheral and one-off issues. Hardly surprising the new CEO would want to get everything out in the open. The core business, which makes up the bulk of the profits and accounts for virtually all the value of the business, is holding up ok.
riverman77
14/9/2018
09:03
That would have depended on other people's nerve though too. A hard call, I prefer to invest in businesses not in popularity contests, just cos I am better at that (slightly)
edmundshaw
14/9/2018
09:01
Edmund, it looks like you were correct; it's a pity that I didn't have the nerve to take advantage. I could have made money by now.
this_is_me
14/9/2018
08:30
Exactly. A lot of one-offs is not nice but not a major long-term issue. The new management though will be the decider.
edmundshaw
14/9/2018
08:08
As long as it is not going to go bust there is going to be value at some level. The question is at what level.
this_is_me
14/9/2018
08:04
Oh good, another buying opportunity! :-(
edmundshaw
14/9/2018
07:59
Yes the new boy has put all the dirty dishes in the kitchen sink; at least we are now fairly sure that nothing nasty is hiding in the closet.
this_is_me
14/9/2018
07:45
with magazine sales weakening a little further in the final quarter. Who goes to a shop to buy a magazine now, considering the price, take the ic for example nearly £5. Most magazines if you buy them off the shelf £4 or £5. Can only see the market getting worse for them.
2breakout
14/9/2018
07:39
Right now he has to transform a cowpat with a newspaper sticking out of it
danieldruff2
14/9/2018
07:26
The new man no doubt wants everything out in the open so he starts from a clean slate and can go onto to show what an amazing transformation he has made.
plasybryn
14/9/2018
07:23
Back to the twenties!
owenga
14/9/2018
07:23
Looks like share price will plummet again after that announcement. Not a single ray of sunshine on the horizon.
owenga
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