Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Haynes Publishing Group Plc LSE:HYNS London Ordinary Share GB0004160833 ORD 20P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 405.00 400.00 410.00 405.00 405.00 405.00 2,569 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 33.8 3.6 9.9 40.9 28

Haynes Publishing Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
24/9/2013
17:28
I still service my car - you are right that the computer diagnostics are a no-go area , but you don't need them for a service , nor for replacement of most parts other than engine management . Timing belt is similar to 30 yrs ago for example. The bigger problem for Haynes is that it is cheap to get the manufacturers maintenance guide copied onto a couple of CDs from ebay.
wad collector
23/9/2013
18:43
Results out today. Revenue falls are getting really serious. I do like Haynes as a company (maybe its the petrol head in me!) and think they are doing all the right things. The problem though is that people don't try and mend things these days. My car is a computer with a massive hard drive, twin turbo's and just about every other gadget you could wish - instruction manual or not, there is no way that anyone could fix it other than take it to a BMW dealership. That's the real world of new cars these days. I do think Haynes is becoming a bit of a hobbyist sideline niche player. They need to be big on selling to dealers, but do BMW, Mercedes, etc. actually buy from Haynes... I suspect not! Does anyone know much about the digital side? It is growing, but not quickly enough to compensate for the rest of the business falling off the side of a cliff. I've sold most of mine before the dividend cut, but still have a very small holding to retain an interest. I will not be adding until there is some prospect of getting revenues back to £30m+. It's a very simple gauge, but investing in businesses which can't grow revenue is always a long term mistake. I would love to see Haynes succeed by the way!
topvest
20/9/2013
11:57
Weary or wary ? I am both. But the market thinks otherwise today - a year high .
wad collector
20/9/2013
06:43
exactly this is what has always made me very weary of investing in Haynes I notice in the past that different financial websites give different market caps for Haynes, based on two totally differnt values for the true number of shares in circulation if you are aware of this and it dosen't bother you, fair enough but you have been warned
spob
19/9/2013
20:01
The Report & Accounts should detail the rights of each class. It is common for a computerised analysis to ignore unquoted classes and thus produce totally misleading eps figures. This never happened in the days of human analysts ! In my view, if an issue of unquoted high-voting shares trigger a dilution on a take-over bid (ie. less dosh being payable to the lower-voting shareholders) then full dilution should be assumed on all calculations.
coolen
19/9/2013
10:17
As you say ; The Haynes family own about 9 Million Benificiary A shares and another 8 Million Non-Ben A shares as well as their ordinary shares. Not clear whether divis paid on these shares . I wasn't aware of this - rather makes a farce out of the per share analysis . Glad I don't have many of these , though the yield remains impressive but only just covered using the Ordinary shares numbers ( so presumably no dividends paid on the A shares , a vehicle for maintaining control against takeovers?)
wad collector
19/9/2013
06:25
This stock has a dual share structure. Ordinary shares and A shares I think from memory. The actual true eps is much lower than the one you see often quoted. And the true market cap is much higher than the figures usually given by various websites. If you think I am wrong please show on here where I am wrong.
spob
18/9/2013
08:43
What's the forecast eps here at the moment (I mean taking into account ALL of the shares in circulation and not just some of them )
spob
18/9/2013
07:29
Haynes have just bought another paper manual publisher. The MMs have marked up a few pence - on no trades yet. Or is buying another outdated publishing mode flogging a dying horse?
wad collector
02/9/2013
10:20
Haynes Publishing Group PLC 02 September 2013 Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. ("the Group") Operational update Following the conclusion of its six month strategic review of the business at the end of June (first announced on 18 December in the pre-interim close statement), Haynes Publishing Group has today announced that it proposes to focus its business on the areas with the largest growth potential - DIY manuals; information systems for use by professional mechanics; and the expansion of its digital offering, including the development of additional digital platforms. As a result of these changes, it is restructuring parts of the UK business. It has commenced a consultancy period for staff across its Haynes Books Division and distribution teams, with a small number of redundancies (voluntary and, if necessary, compulsory) proposed from the Books Division. It is also closing its distribution site, situated at Haynes' headquarters near Yeovil, and outsourcing this entire function to an external provider, with all staff transferring to the new partner under TUPE Regulations. J Haynes, Chairman of the Group, commented: "the review has enabled us to focus on the core strengths of the business and we are confident that we now have the right strategy in place to return the business to growth. This involves returning to our grass roots, while adapting to modern needs by enhancing our digital capabilities and expanding our presence in the professional market through HaynesPro. Regrettably we will need to reduce UK staffing levels in this process but we need to focus our business on our strongest performing areas to drive growth. We will of course offer all the support we can to those who will need to find new positions." The Group will report the results of its 4th quarter trading and its final results for the financial year ending 31 May 2013 on 23 September 2013.
wad collector
23/8/2013
09:18
Shareholders are advised that the sole reason for the change in results date is due to the above timing. In relation to the Group's financial performance, the Board is confident that it will be reporting pre-tax profit and earnings figures slightly ahead of the latest broker's forecast. Some good news at last?
wad collector
19/6/2013
21:36
RNS of 6th March has provided a cushion, perhaps ?
coolen
19/6/2013
11:16
Boy this BB is humming! Crept up a bit todya on no news and a small amount of volume. MMs playing around ?
wad collector
04/2/2013
13:02
Broken business model - Going the way of the buggy whip makers. (imo etc). Being well and truely run out of business by the internet - Taken off watch list.
pugugly
04/2/2013
10:33
Sliding fast this morning ; wonder where it will end up?
wad collector
01/2/2013
08:44
Yes - fair point. I'm not sure this is across the board though. Your internet comment is valid and definitely reduces the value of their Intellectual Property. Still has value, but is it as valuable?
topvest
01/2/2013
07:59
I disagree about people not doing DIY on their cars anymore. I'd say they are doing it more than they ever did. But that does not necessarily benefit Haynes. Because as i said, it's all there on the internet for free. For any diy project i undertake on my car there is simply no end to the amount of information i can source on the internet from others who have not only done the same diy themselves but fully documented, photographed and uploaded to the internet for free. You cant beat real world experiences of hundreds of others owning the same vehicle and sharing their real world diy fixes on the net.
spob
31/1/2013
21:13
Held up quite well despite the dire news today. I'd like to understand volumes versus selling prices over the last 5 years - suspect it might show that hardback manuals are in structural decline due to computer diagnostics etc, but revenues have held up reasonably well through price increases. 10-20 years ago, people used to spend time playing with their cars and doing DIY themselves. Not sure this happens much these days..people are too lazy or don't have the patience or skills...that's the problem, unless they sell to the auto trade workshops, but that is lower volumes. HaynesPro is only up 7% (excluding currency movements) which is very low growth given the investment being made. If they can get the digital side motoring then this will transform the business, but it's looking a hard ask. Dividend cut and lack of future outlook detail tells me that the outlook is still very tough. Anyway, still watching as am hopeful that they can turn it around as they have before, but this is going on-line!
topvest
31/1/2013
09:28
Oh dear. The curse of share buybacks strikes again. Most do not benefit remaining shareholders in my experience. Spare cash should go as dividends if the management is devoid of good investment ideas. Beginning to look like new blood needed here. Sorry chaps, my target price was 150p but I don't think I'm interested any more. I'll take it off my monitor and wish you all good luck.
aleman
31/1/2013
08:55
any updates from Haynes on the latest best selling womens fetish novels ?
spob
31/1/2013
08:49
More excuses. Bottom line ; "the Group's pre-tax profits ended the period at GBP1.2 million (2011: GBP1.8 million), down 33%, but ahead of the latest broker forecast"
wad collector
31/1/2013
07:56
Dividend cut - be interesting to see what today's results will do to the share price. I was expecting about a £1m profit, so slightly better than could have been. But, unless they start getting some revenue growth prospects look tough. Will look at further later, but the decline in print sales continue to exceed the modest growth in digital.
topvest
25/1/2013
17:34
I'm still monitoring it for repurchase but consider the price too high. I suspect buybacks are being used to keep the price up, which would make matters even worse. Declining revenues and declining cash balances would be bad news. However, I keep monitoring in the hope I am being too critical. I would take 195p as a good exit price until they show signs of stabilising things.
aleman
25/1/2013
17:17
I've reluctantly reduced ahead of the interim results. Really like this company, so it was a difficult decision, but worried about the structural decline in revenue. I've turned a small profit. Management have failed to drive up the revenue line in recent years, and it's getting to quite a critical point so worried about the strategy review results and potential dividend cut. Will be back in if either the price falls significantly or things are not as bad as feared. We will find out next week.
topvest
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