Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Havelock Europa LSE:HVE London Ordinary Share GB0004149356 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 6.00p 5.50p 6.50p 6.00p 6.00p 6.00p 0 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Household Goods & Home Construction 60.8 0.2 0.3 20.0 2.49

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
20/9/2017
12:20
A week today hve will report how badly they have f'd things up. My bet on a discounted placing any thoughts
neverforget
16/9/2017
17:05
It's not that for me. The company could have announced its pipeline. There is a 101 things that it could do to have made something more positive from that car crash it didn't. Rather drop in share price and wouldn't be surprised to see a shareholder buying.
neverforget
16/9/2017
14:56
On the 7/09/17 Havelock make a major announcement and lose 40% of its share value. On the 11/09/17 Havelock announce a major hotel contract. To be completed in 2019. The time scale between these dates is 1 working day. Todate not one director or senior manager has been held accountable.
truthful tommy2
16/9/2017
14:13
Sat here today wondering if this share price bashing is just a way to take the company private on the cheap. Seems the latest hotel news is v positive yet we only hear sh1t. Lots of bashing. Never trust big shareholders they have only their interests at heart.
neverforget
13/9/2017
15:26
rose57, it happens all the time that old businesses get run into the ground. Probably from complacency when times were good, and people lacking acumen thought they were clever, when it just happened they were lucky. My favourite experience was that of a century+ old company that bought the assets of a competitor who had gone bust through over expansion, they then installed the transport manager from the bust company over the head of their existing transport manager. Arrogant young man who persuaded the old family firm directors that his computerised route planner would save time and mileage. This was a metal-bashing business that supplied many small engineers who only took deliveries between 08:00 and 16:00. The tried and tested method is to leave early to get to the furthest location for the first delivery at 08:00, and then work your way back delivering as you go. The new clever system was to have a circular route leaving the yard about 30 minutes before the first delivery. That results in a choked yard as several vehicles try to leave at once, and then straight into traffic jams as the business is based near the centre of large city. This led to about 30% of deliveries being brought back since the clients day ended before the trucks could get there. It was such an obvious failed experiment that you would think the management would see the mistake in a few days, but no they persisted for month after month losing many customers along the way. The only thing that saved their neck was the fact that they owned the large site freehold and debt free. There's no shortage of crass idiot managers, along with sycophants that encourage them.
lefrene
13/9/2017
15:00
The management of this Company appear totally incompetent and it is a complete disgrace that a 50+ year business is so very badly managed. The only hope is that the chairman , will live up to his reputation and take urgent and necessary decisions to stabilise the business.Otherwise , it will be the fastest wipe of his investment of £600k in memory and his professional business reputation in tatters. The seasonality of the business needs to be addressed , accuracy in planning and forecasting and costs forced below the revenue line. Non performing elements must be identified and dealt with immediatly. There are just so many good things with this business, and it is crying out for competent leadership.
rose57
13/9/2017
14:11
Thanks horridharry but no need to apologise - we all have to make our own investment decisions and I value your input on this board. Some of the risk here was apparent after the AGM statement, so I can't say I was totally surprised by the TU. However... - in the April Finals (less than 5 months ago) they reported improving margins and although a sluggish H1 was flagged they also said that prospects for the FY were "encouraging". - in the AGM statement (just 3 months ago today) they advised that, for the FY, lower public sector activity would be balanced by a better than expected demand elsewhere so that FY performance would be in line with "Board expectations". Not sure what happened over the summer or whether the Board was being open about its expectations but I feel misled by these commentaries if the FY outcome is suddenly going to be "considerably below" expectations.
gleach23
13/9/2017
10:58
I hope everything works out for HVE. I sold my shares ages ago but wish the company well.
capricious71
13/9/2017
09:32
That trading statement caught me completely by surprise I apologise. I was expecting a poor first half but this was all but expected to reverse in H2. Nothing more I can say.
horridharry
12/9/2017
11:37
So more good news that never seems to translate to good news in the numbers. hxxps://www.havelockeuropa.com/article/378/havelock-secures-prestige-hotel-and-spa-fit-out
neverforget
12/9/2017
09:01
So what this tells me is that this is more to do about people who have left and less to do about people who are still tgere. Good luck to those that are still tgere.
neverforget
10/9/2017
14:29
Well obviously there are not that many disgruntled people.
neverforget
09/9/2017
16:03
Some time ago Havelock directors warned every employee not to read the comments on this site and it was a serious warning.They also warned employees not to go on social media. Shortly redundancies may well be announced no employee will come forward to say or tell anything christmas will soon be upon everybody. Unfortunately this is Havelock in 2017.
truthful tommy2
09/9/2017
15:36
neverforget, I applaud your bravery and enthusiasm and wish I could help but being a ex`employee I cant lend much support other than moral...Most of your management "likely lads" have been exposed on here to little effect.but you might want to take your time to make more people aware of this and meet to compose your intentions and alternative strategies collectively before your "management" will take anything seriously or even contemplate any actions.The other side of the coin is that if you show that too many employees are disgruntled it may have an adverse effect on any existing share holders and what confidence remains within that community. I do hope the situation improves, but with your upper echelons firmly bedded in with iron clad contracts and the power to do as they see fit...be it right or wrong, you might find yourself lost or without a paddle up a creek ..lol...Time as they will tell and it`s little comfort but apparently every dog does have its day...I hope yours comes soon.
hasbeen
09/9/2017
14:29
Seriously if we have 50 employee or ec employee comments on here by Monday then management will have to listen or will be forced to listen! So post get your colleagues posting it cannot be traced to you so it's anonymous
neverforget
09/9/2017
13:54
Keep it coming. Encourage other employees to post. I know management read this. Let's make a noise. Our major shareholder is a contributor. Let's save this company by forcing change.
neverforget
09/9/2017
12:02
musketshot its the employees at the top that have drawn large salaries with all the addon perks and failed to deliver. They have brought this company to its present position. There are some very fine and hard working people trying there best every single day. But those at the top have only ever looked after themselves history has proved that. Please note that this is not a new ting its been going on for the last 10 years. Started with RL and exploited by MH.
truthful tommy2
09/9/2017
11:44
Just come to have a look in view of share price fall and current market cap -v-revenue. Thanks to all recent posters above (both ex and curren employees) for giving a detailed insight into business practices. On business administration - Fully agree needs a much closer control of quotations, execution costings and profit margins - From the 2016 accounts Revenue of some £60 million for a profit after tax of £258K signals (to me) total management failure. Apart from this the reason why I am not digging further is the apparent pension defecit increase over the last year to 9,356K from 1,031K. against a market cap of £2.5 million (assuming ADVFN figures are correct) and no support from Tangible assets. Best of luck to those still working there - drawing pesions and invested. Sorry will not we joining you unless a very significant change in managment though I do like the revenue line and feel that there is potentially significant opportunity with LUCK and good judgement.
pugugly
09/9/2017
11:38
It certainly wasn't aimed at you Hasbeen.
musketshot
09/9/2017
11:24
musketshot, for the record I`m not having "a dig" and yes i agree YOUR company has a lot of great people and make great things. The opportunity for all to point out the obvious failings has been an ongoing,drawn out,and to be honest worn out exercise mostly and understandably by people who are either scared to lose their livelihood and-or the moneys they have invested in shares. And who can blame them ? At this point they have little or no control of their destiny.My post was not to meant to cause offence but to offer a little solidarity to people who are in a difficult situation through in most cases no fault of their own. My career was probably cut short due to my failings and inabilities to conform. and to be honest I'm not bitter, there is life after HVE !.... To yourself and your colleagues the best of luck for the future and every success.
hasbeen
09/9/2017
10:38
My post was a plea for the Chairman, the major shareholders & investors to come together and make the changes so this company can move forward. There are some great people in this business from top to bottom but changes need to be made to reduce the overhead. We make great things and it would be a travesty if it folded. It wasn't another opportunity for ex employees to have a dig. The same bitter talk is no help what so ever, it's nor the place or time for that nonsense.
musketshot
09/9/2017
09:22
WMCC was Willie McColl ex owner of ESA McIntish
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