Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Gusbourne Plc LSE:GUS London Ordinary Share GB00B8TS4M09 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.00 1.85% 55.00 1,544 09:32:50
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
52.00 58.00 55.00 54.00 54.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 1.39 -1.77 -4.62 25
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
11:50:47 O 852 57.25 GBX

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Gusbourne Daily Update: Gusbourne Plc is listed in the General Financial sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker GUS. The last closing price for Gusbourne was 54p.
Gusbourne Plc has a 4 week average price of 54p and a 12 week average price of 54p.
The 1 year high share price is 85p while the 1 year low share price is currently 54p.
There are currently 45,716,142 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 10,773 shares. The market capitalisation of Gusbourne Plc is £25,143,878.10.
roddyb: "?" indeed... The share price is bouncing around on a daily turnover of shares of about 5,000, yet today we have seen about 22,000 change hands? All pretty small beer except for the share price increase...
jonwig: The H1 results this morning include; The Group's activities are financed by its own cash resources, bank loans and convertible bonds. Bank loans and convertible bonds at 30 June 2014 amount in total to £3,792,000 (2013 - £nil)) and represent 57% of total equity (2013 - 0%).The achievement of the Group's long term development strategy will depend on the raising of further equity and/or debt funds to achieve those goals. Additional funding will be sought by the Company to invest in additional vineyards, winery capacity, and stocks of wine as well as brand development, in line with its development strategy. I'd love to invest here, for the same reasons as Lord Ashcroft. My pockets aren't as deep as his, unfortunately! By the time it moves into sustainable profit (after 2017?) the share price will already have risen. Or not, if it flops.
onehanded: 0926 GMT [Dow Jones] Numis Securities lifts GUS (GUS.LN) target price to 1234p from 1030p. Says Experian is one of the most attractive businesses that investors in the UK market could gain exposure to. "With all the attractions of Experian to drive the share price, investors in GUS effectively get an 'option' on any improvement in the retail market thrown in for free," brokerage says. "To us, this seems a much safer way of playing this angle than buying into a pure household retail business such as DSG (DSGI.LN) or Carpetright (CPR.LN)." Maintains GUS' buy rating. Trades +1.4% at 1037.5p. (DWE) Should see a short on CPR for tomorrows results then
maywillow: GUS downgraded to "hold" Wednesday, December 21, 2005 5:37:39 AM ET Seymour Pierce LONDON, December 21 ( - Analysts at Seymour Pierce downgrade GUS Plc (ticker: GUS-GBX) from "outperform" to "hold." In a research note published this morning, the analysts mention that there is limited upside potential to the company's share price in the near term. According to the analysts, Argos Retail's performance in the Christmas season is unlikely to have been impressive.
grupo guitarlumber: UK Retail Seen Hitting Christmas Forecasts Thursday, December 15, 2005 6:54:16 AM ET Dow Jones Newswires 1037 GMT [Dow Jones] Deutsche expects most UK retailers to realize expectations for Christmas, leading to share price increases, says Deutsche. Marks & Spencer (MKS.LN) and Kingfisher (KGF.LN) look fully valued, says the bank, while the share prices of Signet (SIG.LN), Next (NXT.LN), Dixons (DXNS.LN) and HMV (HMV.LN) do not reflect their good organic growth prospects, bank says. Best performers over the next year will be stocks that make profit outside the UK such as GUS (GUS.LN) and Signet, adds the bank. (MIC)
ariane: GUS underlying H1 profit down 8 pct as Burberry demerger set for Dec 13 LONDON (AFX) - GUS PLC, the retail and business services group, reported a better-than-expected 8 pct fall in first-half underlying pretax profit as it set Dec 13 as the date for the demerger of its remaining 65 pct stake in Burberry Group PLC, the luxury brand. Subject to shareholder approval GUS will allocate the Burberry holding to its shareholders by way of a "dividend in specie". The move will be accompanied by a consolidation of GUS shares, designed to keep the GUS share price at approximately the same level, subject to normal market movements, before and after the demerger. For every 1,000 existing GUS shares held at 7.00 am on Dec 13 GUS shareholders will receive 305 Burberry shares and approximately 859 new GUS shares. For the six months to Sept 30 2005, GUS made a profit before tax, exceptional items and amortisation of 376 mln stg under new IFRS accounting rules compared to analyst expectations of 346-374 mln stg but down from a re-stated 407 mln stg last time. Pretax profit fell to 348 mln stg from 365 mln stg. The interim dividend is 9.6 pence per new consolidated GUS share versus 9.0 pence per existing share. jdd/jc
waldron: GUS believes slump will last another year Published: 11:02 Wednesday 12 October 2005 By Douglas Bence, Companies Correspondent Retail sales are expected to remain depressed for another 12 months, according to GUS, the Argos to Homebase and credit rating group, vindicating Aberdeen fund manager Chou Chong's decision to ditch its shares recently. 'I can't see the non-food, non-clothing market turning round for another year' finance director David Tyler said while commenting on GUS' interim trading statement. GUS shares were in favour earlier this year as investors switched out of other retailers and speculation grew of a possible break up of the company. However last month's Aberdeen Asset Management's head of pan European equities Chou Chong told Citywire he had sold out his holdings in the company because its valuation had become too stretched. Although Tyler expects the Argus Retail Group to beat its competitors, trading at both Argus and Homebase was hit in the period to 30 September by what he calls 'the challenging UK retail environment'. But a grim first half for GUS was rescued by an 'outstanding performance' at its credit agency arm Experian where sales were up 29%, boosted to a record by a 31% rise in the second quarter against 26% in the first. GUS shares added 6.25p to 862.75p in active early trading. Experian's activities are dominated by the US, 60% of the total, where sales were up 37%. Acquisitions accounted for 19% of growth. But the group is also moving into China and is now working for seven banks in Korea. Total sales in the first half increased 29% at constant exchange rates. Organic growth was 12% while the balance of 17% came from acquisitions. Tyler said growth will continue, but not at these high rates unless there are further acquisitions. Homebase was particularly hit by the collapse in the do-it-yourself market with sales 1% lower in the seven months to 30 September with a 4% fall like-for-like. Seven months because Homebase has a February year end to avoid distortions arising from when the busy Easter weekend falls. Horticulture and kitchens did well in Homebase's 293 stores, but tools, building and seasonal gardening lines were weaker. Gross margins were slightly ahead of last year, but higher costs are impacting operating margins. Although Tyler wouldn't say how Homebase planned to counter B&Q's initiative on special offers, he did warn that increased promotional activity could hit profits. The addition of new stores helped turnover rise 4% at Argus' 636 stores in the six months to 30 September, but like-for-like sales were 3% down. Argos opened 44 stores in the half year, including 30 of the 33 acquired Index stores – the other three open at the end of the month. Index is expected to add 2% to Argus sales by the year end. Sales of MP3 players and LCD televisions boosted consumer electronics sales while white goods, leisure products and toys also did well. Jewellery and homeware sales were difficult. Tyler said that both Argos and Homebase outperformed their markets and maintained or improved gross margins. Retailers were currently facing higher cost inflation, which is adversely affecting Argos and especially Homebase, given its cost structure. Internet sales increased 30% and now represent 7% of total revenue making Argos number three in this market behind Amazon and Tesco. GUS gave no clue as to when it might proceed with its plan to float off Experian, but current market conditions suggest that it is still at least a year away. The sale of the 65% Burberry stake is still set for December. In spite of collapsing retail markets, Numis analysts Steve Davies and Jose Marco still rate GUS a buy and have a target price for the shares of £10.30. Retail sales were not down by as much as some expected and, although they think the figure might be 'a little optimistic', they are looking for profit before tax for the year of £956.2 million. Citywire Verdict: Although GUS shares threatened to break through the £10 barrier at the beginning of the year, they suffered badly in the spring and had a poor September. As a year ago they were 893p, they have seriously underperformed. Analysts are keen to get a timetable for the sale of Experian and it's easy to see why: without it today's trading statement, while not catastrophic, would make a miserable read. The proceeds from the Burberry sale are already reflected in the share price, so stay away.
ariane: LONDON, April 15 ( - Analyst Philip Mitchell of JP Morgan maintains his "overweight" rating on GUS (GUS.ZRH). The 12-month target price is set to 990p. In a research note published this morning, the analyst mentions that the company's H2 sales were marginally ahead of expectations. Despite the market weakness, GUS witnessed gross margin expansion at its retail segment, the analyst says. GUS' robust cash flows and earnings growth would support the company's share price going forward, JP Morgan adds.
maywillow: LONDON, April 14 ( - Analysts at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein reiterate their "buy" rating on GUS Plc (GUS.ZRH). The target price is set to 1,025p. In a research note published this morning, the analysts mention that the company's 2H trading statement revealed a mixed performance. Experian generated robust 20% CER global growth in H2, while the sales performance of Argos was disappointed, the analysts say. Any near term weakness in the company's share price would, however, offer an attractive investment opportunity. The PBT estimate for FY06 has been reduced by £15 million to £1,015 million.
ariane: Demerger Speculation at Gus By Graeme Evans, City Editor, PA News The owner of Argos and Homebase could demerge credit checking business Experian in an overhaul later this year, it was claimed today. The speculation over the shape of retail conglomerate GUS comes as the blue-chip company prepares to unveil another sharp rise in annual profits. It may also announce plans to return £400 million to shareholders on Tuesday. However, the Sunday Telegraph added that a demerger of Experian was being considered, possibly for the end of the year. The company, which also has a stake in Burberry, is thought to be waiting for evidence that the retail business, including recently-acquired DIY chain Homebase, is strong enough to operate as a stand-alone venture. It may also want to prove that Experian has traded out of a slowdown in one of its US mortgage-related subsidiaries. Today’s report quoted an unnamed banker as saying that GUS was “getting things in motion” for a separation. The business, which could be valued at £4 billion, may be hived off completely or part-floated on the stock market. No-one from GUS was available to comment on the report today. Experian, which has its headquarters in Nottingham and California, employs 13,000 people and sells credit information in more than 50 countries. The business generates 18% of GUS sales and 33% of profits but analysts believe its performance is not fully reflected in the company’s share price. Fund manager Gerrard expects GUS to report annual profits of £809 million on Tuesday, up from a figure of £571 million seen a year earlier. TODAY(23rd May 2004) Current Share Price 787p approx. Turnover per share 704p Cash per share 35p NAV 260p Negative Net cash 231p Negative NTAV 7p Tomorrow
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