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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Finsbury Food Group Plc LSE:FIF London Ordinary Share GB0009186429 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  2.40 4.48% 56.00 55.00 57.00 56.00 53.50 53.50 730,181 15:28:44
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food Producers 306.3 2.9 -0.6 - 73

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24/3/2014
07:14
Results look good to me at first glance.. Summary · Operating profit up 5% to £2.6m (H1 2012: £2.5m) · Group revenue from continuing operations down 1.8% to £86.6m (H1 2012: £88.2m) · Profit before tax from continuing operations up 50.6% to £2.1m (H1 2012: £1.4m) · Net debt down 57% to £11.8m (H1 2012: £27.4m) · Proposed interim dividend of 0.25p per share (H1 2012: 0.25p per share) Operational highlights · New cake slice 'snap pack' packaging format launched · Snacking cake automation investment program on track for year end completion · Nicholas & Harris bread facility expansion has been commissioned in January · New Livlife Low Carb Bread progressing well Commenting on the results, John Duffy, Chief Executive of Finsbury Food Group plc, said: "I am pleased with the progress made in what has been a transitional year for the Group. The sale of the Free From division, consequent group restructuring and capital investment have transformed the balance sheet and provided the Group with the strong foundation on which it is operating. "Whilst the trading environment remains tough in the short term, our low level of debt and interest costs allow us to make significant investment in our factories and businesses for the future, in line with our stated strategy. We believe that although the consumer markets remain challenging, an improvement in consumer behaviour lies ahead, and the Group is in a strong position to mitigate against these wider market challenges and focus on its strategy for growth."
battlebus2
21/3/2014
16:42
Interims out Monday. Not optimistic, I have to say. That said, any profit improvement will underscore the low rating that Finsbury is trading at. El1te
el1te
22/2/2014
18:27
A few thoughts that may be of interest to others. http://www.privatepunter.co.uk/Companies/fif-22-february-2014
hastings
21/2/2014
14:15
price of sugar appears to have hit shares of a sector company.... although business model etc is not the same http://uk.advfn.com/p.php?pid=financials&symbol=LSE%3ARGD
smithie6
17/2/2014
11:53
Nice move up ahead of results maybe ! Finsbury Food Group PLC Notice of Results TIDMFIF RNS Number : 0552A Finsbury Food Group PLC 14 February 2014 Date: 14 February 2014 On behalf Finsbury Food Group plc ('Finsbury', 'the Company' of: or 'the Group') Embargoed until: 0700hrs Finsbury Food Group plc Notice of Results Finsbury Food Group plc (AIM: FIF), a leading manufacturer of cake, bread and bakery goods, will announce its interim results for the six months ended 28 December 2013, on Monday 24 March 2014. An analyst briefing will be held at 1000hrs on the day at Redleaf Polhill, First Floor, 4 London Wall Buildings, Blomfield Street, London, EC2M 5NT. Analysts wishing to attend the briefing should contact Rachael Brown on 0207 382 4736 or email rb@redleafpr.com to register. - ENDS - For further information: Finsbury Food Group plc www.finsburyfoods.co.uk John Duffy (Chief Executive) 029 20 357 500 Stephen Boyd (Finance Director) Cenkos Securities plc Bobbie Hilliam (Corporate Finance) Alex Aylen (Sales) Redleaf Polhill finsbury@redleafpr.com Rebecca Sanders-Hewett 020 7382 4730 Jenny Bahr Publication quality photographs are available via Redleaf Polhill on the numbers shown above Notes to Editors: -- Finsbury Food Group plc (AIM: FIF), is a leading manufacturer of cake, bread and bakery goods. Within its Cake business, the Group's focus is premium and celebration cakes plus low fat cake slices. Its Bread business manufactures artisan and organic bread and also morning goods. -- Finsbury Food Group is the second largest manufacturer of Ambient Packaged Cake (excluding In Store Bakery) in the UK, a market valued at GBP939m (Source: Kantar Worldpanel Total UK Coverage, January 2014). -- The Group's strategy is to generate returns for shareholders by building a crafted bakery group focused on premium, celebration and well being that delivers for customers and consumers. Finsbury continues to develop its licensed brand portfolio to complement its core retailer brand relationships and improve its understanding of and response to changing consumer needs. -- Whilst the Company sees exciting organic growth opportunities in all its businesses and its short-term focus is on integrating and growing its existing businesses, the aim is to take advantage of the appropriate bolt on acquisitions to drive longer term value as opportunities and circumstance allow. This information is provided by RNS
cheshire man
10/2/2014
09:16
Clever move battlebus :-)
cheshire man
10/2/2014
09:06
bounce on!
topvest
10/2/2014
08:36
Buying on the dip could be paying off ..
battlebus2
06/2/2014
13:22
the worst thing that could happen is that AIM and / or the FCA indulge in a prolonged investigation into the details of how PDMR transactions are dealt with at FIF Such an investigation could take ages and be very distracting for the Board. And we really want them focussed on running the business. The best outcome is that whoever was at fault Monk, FIF, the various Advisors involved holds up their hand, demonstrates that it was a mistake and then everyone can move on.
jpjp100
06/2/2014
12:42
I think a fine can be imposed by the FCA In this case, as I said earlier, I don't see that the company has done anything wrong. But, on the face of it, it does look as though Monk should have piped up sooner doesn't it? Whether he asked the Chairman for permission to deal or not is a separate matter in my mind, but one that should be being investigated by the company right now. It isn't just a matter of asking when you pass someone in the corridor either: the request and the answer to it should be in writing.
jpjp100
06/2/2014
12:20
Well found jpjp100. But what if any sanction will be applied to this nice chap Monk by either the London Stock Exchange or the company? I am tempted to write to the company asking what they are doing about this as their RNS suggests that they only knew about these dealings 2 days ago (which kind of refutes an earlier posters suggestion that he would have had to obtain permission from the company prior to dealing).
callumross
06/2/2014
08:39
Yes, the tardiness of his declaration should be investigated.
spaceparallax
06/2/2014
07:03
Here's a note on the model code on share dealing. Just found it through a google search, so can't vouch for its accuracy: http://www.out-law.com/page-11693 However, it does say that a director should before dealing get the chief executive's permission and then deal within two days. Assuming that was followed here, the company should have been aware that he was dealing. And yesterday's release after market hours stinks imo, especially when the company was notified the day before. (I don't actually hold here, so I'm not sure why I'm so annoyed about this!)
gargoyle2
05/2/2014
21:31
What was the share plan the other directors had for about 10% of the company? Any link between that and them opting to sell the family jewel?
bonio10000
05/2/2014
21:11
Yes, that is disgraceful behaviour from a NED. If this was his mistake, and I suspect it was, he is either clueless or corrupt. If, however, it was the companies fault it is even more serious, but I think that unlikely. He should be fired straight away if he didn't notify this promptly. Any NED with a functioning brain knows that this sort of thing needs to be announced. What is he doing as a NED if he can't administer his own shareholding properly. Not a major issue otherwise for the Company. Not helping the price though. Oh well, still think this will bounce soon as looking very cheap again.
topvest
05/2/2014
20:54
Does anyone know the market rules on how quickly director selling has to be notified? I have often seen director buys and sells notified to the market on the very day they took place. You are right Elite. It is hard to "forget" 5 big trades but maybe he did not forget. Maybe he just did not want to alert the market about his selling and push the price against him until he got out. It may or may not be against the rules but it certainly is immoral for a director to behave in this way. He is certainly laughing at us now. Wouldn't be surprised to see the share fall further just on the disgust of PI's at this kind of person being entrusted with their investment.
callumross
05/2/2014
19:45
THat really is shoddy behaviour by the director. I would have thought that failure to notify the company -- when he must know he has an obligation to do so -- is a sackable offence.
gargoyle2
05/2/2014
18:40
Indeed Callum. Had I known about him selling, I wouldn't have followed FIF as soon as I did 20p further down from that level though so not too bothered. I have seen times before when directors have literally 'forgotten' to notify the company, and the notification has been made several months later. It's rather different to 'forget' after 5 trades, so that can't be the answer At 47.5p though, it's very good value in my opinion, regardless of the lack of past growth. Heavily oversold as well. El1te
el1te
05/2/2014
18:35
This announcement of sales by director Mr Monk at 68p stinks. It took him months to declare this to FIF. Hasn't he done very well out of this when you see today's price! Anyone thinking of buying this one must wonder about the people running this company. Is there not rules that require him to declare these sales timeously and not have to wait months before advising the market?
callumross
05/2/2014
17:54
24th Jan "today issued and allotted 641,800 ordinary shares of 1p each ("New Ordinary Shares") following an exercise of options." perhaps 641800 shares being sold since then
smithie6
05/2/2014
17:52
sp falling like a stone recently.... maybe the outlook for rain in the Russian wheat fields is bad ! (and hence that flour price might be going up.... or similar for sugar)
smithie6
05/2/2014
17:51
the director Monk selling around 60p in Oct and Nov... but not reporting it till today... is that not breaking the rules ?
smithie6
05/2/2014
17:40
I have been watching this one for quite some time but never invested and the last update did not change my mind. They have several issues including flat sales, rising costs and the inability to pass those increased costs onto their customers so I will stay out for the moment. The share price got away with itself over the last year and is now just correcting for that. If you had held this for the last 2 years you would still have beaten the market soundly.
salpara111
05/2/2014
16:00
Indeed Boffster. It continues to defy belief! This drop has been relentless
el1te
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