Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Gattaca LSE:GATC London Ordinary Share GB00B1FMDQ43 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -5.00p -4.52% 105.50p 103.50p 107.50p 109.50p 100.00p 109.50p 92,262 16:35:12
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 642.4 11.5 23.4 4.5 33.91

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
19/10/2018
16:42
Hi PUGUGLY - I'm also concerned re the prospect of the kitchen sink as previously stated, but if profits were < the prev statement, wouldn't the have had to update by now? What are the rules on this? Also - what are the expectations?
value hound
19/10/2018
16:27
value hound - Could it be worries about the debt ? "Net Debt, which at the end of July 2018 was GBP41m (being better than our previous estimate of GBP46m). One-time restructuring costs to be incurred during FY19 are expected to be of the order of GBP3m. " or the recoverability of the receivable and or fear of significant further write down of intangibles. Plenty of areas for BLACK HOLES to be found - Could there possibly be another CAKE in the baking? New CEO is bound to Kitchen Sink - - PLUS of course in UK freeze in hirings due to Brexit uncertainty PLUS PLUS of course further crackdown on Self Employed contractors supposed tax advantages in the Autumn Budget - might have a very significant impact on contract revenue OK we know restructuring in hand but given the previous significant importance of conraact revenues could the business model have broken a gear?
pugugly
18/10/2018
09:06
Your thoughts are exactly the same as mine. I'm pretty certain we could generate a lot of shareholder value if we were running it, its just a question of whether current management can.
spooky
18/10/2018
09:01
Well the latest we knew was: "FY18 underlying PBT expected to be broadly in line with market expectations" and we have current assets less all liabilities of £27.78m - versus a mkt cap of £39m at the bid of 121.34p (based on a dummy trade I just did). So what are the market's expectations exactly? Average post-tax profits over the past few years come out around £8.5m and most recruiters seem to reporting well - and founder George Materna with 25% will have his fellow shareholders' interests at heart. But the business as a going concern is still effectively valued at not much over a year's post-tax profits - so something's not right; either trading has deteriorated or the shares are a bargain. I prefer to believe the latter but we'll know more on 8th November. They did talk about a "a final quarter weighting" with the interims, but they also made a pre-tax underlying profit of almost £7m (and re-based the divi to a more realistic level). All in all, I'm neither buying nor selling. You can't imagine the narrative being hugely optimistic on 8 Nov, but there wasn't a further trading update which they'd had to have done, AIUI, if trading had deteriorated further. My best guess is that this is an absolute bargain - but it's also possible that the shares could fall early doors on the 8th. Any views???
value hound
18/10/2018
08:19
going sub £1
quepassa
27/9/2018
12:11
Looks set to trade up again imo
kmann
19/9/2018
09:00
De la Rue....... share price performance absolutely woeful in recent years. First job for Kevin, change the corporate name from Gattaca which was/is bad kharma. ALL IMO. DYOR. QP
quepassa
19/9/2018
08:54
Let's hope he's not one of the new breed of CEOs who come in and immediately kitchen sink things, then make themselves look good by getting the share price gradually back to where it was when they took the helm!
value hound
19/9/2018
08:31
New CEO - ex Verifone (US technology company providing point of sale of sale systems). Here is his CV - hxxps://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinfreeguard/?originalSubdomain=uk Not massively overwhelmed by the appointment. No direct recruitment industry experience and no experience heading up a plc. No doubt he'll now be given a big salary and bonus/option package that'll make him a wealthy man just for getting the share price back to the 300p mark it was 12 months ago...
stemis
04/9/2018
13:28
Unlikely to move until after April 2019... Brexit (movement of people and inward investment in building projects to be affected) plus IR35 reform hitting the private sector, will have huge impacts on this business. Look at how IR35 reform in the public sector affected them last year (alot!) and when you understand that they rely on their private clients much more you would think that Q2 2019 will be a tough one! IMHO DYOR SD
stockdawg1000
04/9/2018
12:49
yes good to refocus. but it shows that the international expansion was a total disaster and a graveyard corporate strategy. personally, i don't think they have gone anywhere near far enough in right-sizing, refocusing and retrenching. there'll be much more pain to come in my view before this company starts to heal and regenerate. on a scale of one to ten, I wonder what staff morale is like. all imo. dyor. qp
quepassa
04/9/2018
12:24
Yes it makes sense to cut out the areas that are not really profitable, hopefully as SteMIS says this will free up working capital and get the net debt position looking better. I actually don't think the debt position is too much of a worry, current assets less all liabilites looks pretty healthy but maybe the headline figure is putting others off. I still think these are the cheapest recruiter out there, I also have some RTC and that is hobbled by incredibly greedy management without which the price would probably be a lot higher.
arthur_lame_stocks
04/9/2018
12:16
Also agree a sensible move to focus on core targets, and a new ED research note with adjusted forecasts and raised fair value calculation is now out. Freely available here: https://www.equitydevelopment.co.uk/edreader/?ltkn=311f88749bc580190704bfae65ba9165rFezHxdt&d=%3D%3DwM2QjM
edmonda
04/9/2018
10:45
agree, less costs,effort on low margin ps Optibiotix is a plain and simple pump and dump, remind what the revenue was again?
kmann
04/9/2018
09:44
Looks like a sensible move by GATC. No point tying up working capital and management resources where returns are poor. Better to concentrate on areas where you have strength.
stemis
31/8/2018
19:09
Amen to that Mann, you da man. Get ramping! All investors should have a ramp-champ and you are mine.......xx P.s. To any bewildered GATC holders, I do apologise, this is all in jest after the a-hole has been trying (and failing miserably!) to trash Optibiotix. Good weekend all. =~)
dire cons
31/8/2018
14:12
Seem to have stabilized, they are working hard at it too. Every bit of vizsability on brexit sees this move nearer where you expect it VH. My target similar to yous at 300p
kmann
28/8/2018
17:54
If I had to pick one single share from my top holdings that should be double where it is, it would be definitely Gattaca ... possibly followed by PHSC. Ramps over!
value hound
28/8/2018
17:14
Starting to make that move back up
kmann
23/8/2018
11:53
Civil engineering starting to move, great read across for GATC imo. Staffline getting tipped too, so that unloved sector starting to get attention again. Get ahead of the curve, BUY
kmann
20/8/2018
09:19
FTSE sell off over imo, talk of new highs before end of year. Time to buy these bombed out stocks now imo
kmann
17/8/2018
12:46
Starting to break technical resistance levels now as it consolidates.
kmann
16/8/2018
12:59
That gap needs filling at 160 imo
kmann
15/8/2018
11:17
Staffline up almost 50% from its lows. Making Gatc look way undervalued. I agree gatc should at least double this valuation right now. Do what buffet does, buy when others ...
kmann
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