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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Goals Soccer Centres Plc LSE:GOAL London Ordinary Share GB00B0486M37 ORD 0.25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 27.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.00 01:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 33.1 8.2 9.3 2.9 20

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21/7/2005
19:12
thx for that chapman worth topping up imho
gucci
21/7/2005
16:22
POWERLEAGUE BETTER VALUE IMHO BUT THIS MOVED TODAYS PRICE Buy Goals Soccer Centres at 127.5p Argues Rob Cullum, editor of Trendwatch.co.uk Warren Buffett once said: "I like a business that an idiot can understand, because sooner or later it will be run by one". We're fairly sure that no idiot is lurking in Goals Soccer Centres, because it's certainly easy enough to understand. Goals is one of those companies that has found a successful business model, operating 5-a-side football centres, and is now aggressively rolling it out across the country. Its roots go back as far as 1987, when Goals' managing director Keith Rogers co-founded his first soccer centre. After building it up to 11 centres, he sold it to 3i for 28 million pounds. So Mr Rogers clearly understands what he's doing; and if people like 3i are involved, you can be fairly sure that there's a lot of growth potential in this sort of business. The value of investments can go down as well as up. Investing in equities can lose you part or all of your capital. Smaller company shares can be relatively illiquid and thus hard to trade. And that makes such investments more of a high risk than larger company shares. Uk-Analyst.com is owned by t1ps.com Ltd which is regulated by the FSA and can be contacted at 49 Rivington St, London EC2A 2QB or on 0207 033 9389 Why is that? Well, it's almost self-evident, really. Football has captured the imagination of the world. Millions of people want to play 5-a-side for fun and for healthy exercise. And if you offer excellently run, attractively designed, all-weather, floodlit facilities, people will hopefully beat a path to your centre. 30,000 customers pay Goals around 5 pounds per game every week. Goals was formed in November 2000 to effect a HBOS-backed management buy-in of an existing business that operated five football centres, often on land leased from schools. It floated on AIM in December 2004. Goals now has 12 centres, and plans to open another 15 over the next three years. The minimum criteria for a centre are that it must be well located and easily accessible within urban areas of at least 150,000 population. A typical centre costs 1.8 million pounds to set up and 5 months to build. Most pitches use the most up-to-date artificial grass technology, which more accurately reflects the characteristics of real grass, but without the heavy maintenance overhead. Most of the current centres are held on long leases, often located on land leased from schools or local authorities. Goals allows the occupants of these premises to use the pitches during off-peak times free of charge. This mutually beneficial arrangement helps Goals to secure well-located sites from both the public and private sectors. Its maiden full year results, published in February, looked very promising. Sales up 35%, earnings per share up 50%. KBC Peel Hunt foresees extraordinarily fast growth: a near doubling of earnings this year and a further 66% surge next year. The shares are currently rated in line with its sector; but that is much too low relative to its earnings growth rate. This is evidenced by the exceptionally low 2006 PEG of 0.3. It does have competition. For example, AIM-listed Powerleague has more than double the number of Goals' centres and attracts 75,000 players a week compared to Goals' 30,000. Goals claims that its emphasis is on delivering a quality experience for the customer. Around 30% of Goals' revenue comes from non-foot balling activities such as bar sales. That's about all there is to know. Goals is a company with a well defined growth strategy. And, in general, strong earnings growth and a rising share price go hand in hand. It isn't quite in Warren Buffett's league in terms of scale but Warren's attraction to simple businesses that he can understand (and his rejection of those he cannot) is legendary. The story behind Goals is so straightforward that even we can understand it; so Warren would probably love it. BUY Key Data EPIC: GOAL NMS 5,000 Spread 125p - 130p Market Cap 53.4 million pounds TrendWatch is unique. It is the only publication that gives you complete listings of shares in uptrend and downtrend - vital information for investors and traders alike. Based on this, we make three fully researched share recommendations per fortnight. For a 3-issue free trial, contact us at http://www.trendwatch.co.uk/. UK-Analyst.com is owned by t1ps.com limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The website and the articles on it are for general guidance only and we cannot assume legal liability for any errors or omissions it might contain. The value of investments can go down as well as up and you may not get back the full amount you invested. To unsubscribe from UK-Analyst.com click here. The past is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The difference between the buy price and the sell price for smaller company shares can be significant. Before investing, readers should seek professional advice from a Financial Services Authority authorised Stockbroker or Financial Adviser. Some of the shares recommended on this site will be smaller company Shares. By their nature such investments can be relatively illiquid and thus hard to trade. And that makes such investments more of a high risk than larger company shares.
chapman123
21/7/2005
12:18
nice :-) chart breakout
gucci
11/7/2005
00:56
super-high P/E ratio expands even more this is no google
heartless112
08/7/2005
17:41
Typical! took profits last week as they were close to previous highs, seems I may have been a bit hasty.
myoldmate
08/7/2005
10:02
GOAL looks set for a breakout
gucci
27/6/2005
15:32
from last weeks shares magazine bodes well for goal and pwr if they get it right .......... In a different league? I purchased some Powerleague (PWR:AIM)shares a couple of weeks ago just after they floated and I have been doing some comparisons between them and Goals (GOAL:AIM), which floated last December. The latest profit forecast for PWR is £4.1 million for the year to June 2005.Goals reported £2.3 million in its recent finals and is valued at £48 million. However Powerleague is on £43 million,which appears rather odd,if not the wrong way round. Am I missing something? Both companies operate in a buoyant and growing market,is it just a matter of time before the valuation of Powerleague catches up with Goals? PHIL SHEPPARD Susanna Twidale replies: Interesting point. It is worth bearing in mind that Powerleague only floated in May this year, and when Goals first floated back in December its valuation was much lower – at £26 million. Goals shares have almost doubled over the past six months while Powerleague has only been trading for three weeks. Analyst David Davies of KBC Peel hunt says 'the growth prospects for both companies are huge if they get it right'. When Goals launched it was the first of its kind and the market has been impressed by the quality of its centres and its strategy. Even though Powerleague has double the number of centres, all Goals centres are brand new with state-of-the-art pitches, while Powerleague is in the process of updating facilities. Basically the market has been more impressed with Goals so far but, as Powerleague has only been trading for a few weeks, it has time to catch up. It could also have something to do with investor activity – Goals has been proactive on the PR front and could have been busy visiting fund managers, thus promoting activity on the shares. If Proactive has been quieter, then less people know about the company and there is less fuss about the shares – hence no price appreciation! .. 160605 p82 letters 14/6/05 3:48 pm Page 82
chapman123
25/6/2005
23:11
When did this all happen? Last time I checked the list of major holders only J O Hambro were on this list! Bodes well though, there are some quality investment houses in the frame. Major Shareholders---------------------------Amount-----% Holding Keith Taylor Rogers--------------------------5,047,886----- 12.05 J O Hambro Capital Mgmt Ltd------------------3,978,980-------9.50 Hermes Administration Services Ltd-----------2,785,000-------6.65 Aviva PLC------------------------------------2,650,000-------6.33 Framlington Investment Management Ltd--------2,463,795-------5.88 Schroder Investment Management Limited-------2,000,000-------4.78 JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management-----------2,000,000-------4.78 Old Mutual Asset Management------------------1,695,000-------4.05 William Berrie Gow---------------------------1,659,427-------3.96 Deutsche Asset Management--------------------1,555,603-------3.71
myoldmate
23/6/2005
10:37
chart looks set for a breakout
gucci
26/5/2005
12:52
check out PWR powerleague which floats today same thing will double too IMHO
chapman123
24/5/2005
14:19
-->Reynard46 - I've been considering getting out since 23/3, when the candlestick chart produced what I call a half-curtis, but which hadn't quite developed into a full-curtis pattern. My Sharescope charts include a c/stick one with exponential moving averages set at 20, 50 and 200 days. Curtis refers to the name of the chap in our Swansea group who first brought a particular shorting pattern to my attention (possibly collected from Linda Bradford Raschke?). It involves identifying the first daily candle to be wholly below a newly-falling 20ema line (body and tail all clear of the line), then drawing a sideways line from that day's low point. If in the following few days the intraday price drops through that line, short it. (Subject to glancing at the history of that stock to see if the pattern works). That 23/3 half-curtis (114.5p low) wasn't completed until 15/4, which was really too far away to count.. and it was an up-day for the stock, so I didn't act. But it left a doubt. Intraday prices have since revisited that 114.5p level a few times. Yesterday morning it happened again, and the behaviour of the marketmakers seemed a bit odd, so this time I got out. It hadn't dropped through that 114.5p level, but I guess I felt I had given it more than enough time to pull clear in recent weeks and it hadn't done so. mtg
m.t.glass
24/5/2005
12:48
thanks MT.
gswredland
24/5/2005
12:22
MTG, what caused you to sell?
reynard46
23/5/2005
23:46
Most charts relate to market prices on the day, not to the premarket float price.. Some based on the closing price first day, others depending on how quickly sites woke to its existence ;o/ (Often stocks open up/down from float price on day one, depending how many customers the MMs can see queueing to get aboard) Sharescope show it opening on 7 Dec at 78.5p, peaking 85.5p and closing 83p (all mid prices). PS: i was among those who sold out this morning.
m.t.glass
23/5/2005
21:43
any thoughts on where the bottom might be? notice also that the float price was 62 according to some articles on here however the chart shows 82?
gswredland
11/5/2005
09:42
Alot of sells today, is it the market on a down day or is there a problem with the company. At 116p his has a peg of 0.24, forcast growth of 81%,and a forward PER of 19,any ideas. Many thanks.
ronmikeh
10/5/2005
08:37
looks like we're up and away
kitkat
10/5/2005
08:18
Ah wondered where you got to. Hope you had a nice time. See you come back and we get these nice tick ups to start the day. Very nice indeed :)
tole
10/5/2005
08:04
yes ta still holding Tole been on holiday
kitkat
09/5/2005
17:21
KK - not seen you around for a while? Hope all is well. Are you still in with a few small caps? Curious if you are still holding afew of the regulars? tia
tole
09/5/2005
16:08
looking good
kitkat
01/5/2005
09:58
You're right myoldmate - also saying on their website that theyre already building at Sheffield and Heathrow!!!! Ive played at both PL and G's and from what I can see, G's have got it spot on and theyre always packed -no comparison!!! http://www.goalsltms.co.uk/goals/news/default.aspx
inspiredinvestor
29/4/2005
20:04
Looks like another one's in the bag. http://tinyurl.com/8z9ol Also Goals competitors Powerleague are floating, I think it's next month, if they rise early doors as GOALS did it could be a nice little earner!
myoldmate
21/4/2005
14:40
very quiet
kitkat
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