Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Hornby Plc LSE:HRN London Ordinary Share GB00B01CZ652 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.125p -0.44% 28.00p 27.00p 29.00p - - - 8,534 16:35:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 47.4 -9.5 -12.7 - 35.07

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22/11/2017
16:04
This seems a suspiciously low price for 49% of LCD so what we are getting for that will be interesting . Microlink industries became insolvent in 1997 so it may not all be perfection but LCD was split out of that at some point . As far as a market goes , there is still one out there but Hornby have lost their biggest advantage in it was the go to product on their main range , not anymore , stupid pricing and stupid decisions .
holts
17/11/2017
15:10
Looks like a great deal looking at Oxford Diecast Limited Accounts to 31.12.16 with Net assets having gone up almost 25% and return on Capital of around 27.5%. Clearly, the right person to lead the group.
clocktower
17/11/2017
14:44
Today's news provides a very positive message by way of obtaining 49% of LCD Enterprises, and funding at the closing price yesterday. Having taken a brief look at the deal and Lock-in arrangements, it looks like a win, win situation for all concerned. Seeing that Phoenix Asset Management Partners Ltd already own so much of the company, and are behind the deal, it is a forgone conclusion that the deal will be done on 5th Dec. This could take off once complete and delighted that all qualified shareholders can take part in the open offer.
clocktower
11/11/2017
16:17
clocktower: Thanks for the link - Maybe it played well in the reseach and very PC but not sure how well it communicates the generic message John Lewis for Toys - Gifts that brighten their world. Though has a significant number of hits -
pugugly
11/11/2017
14:50
This years John Lewis add is a good advert for the Scalextric type of track and racing cars. Should help sales as it is just the sort of real toys all kids love, grown ups also Pugugly. hTtps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw1Y-zhQURU
clocktower
09/11/2017
11:18
Pugugly, Back in the 80`s you would have said that about the filofax, and look what happened in the 90`s - it is not all about electronic toys/games, kids like to see, touch, open real versions of what they see on-line, in much the way as you buy real products that you see advertised in the media. It is all about good marketing and excitement. hTtps://filofax.com/
clocktower
09/11/2017
11:02
I suspect a lot of truth in post 38 above - Market is broken - Teenagers now electronic not mechanical and older market dying out - Very similar in a way to the reason Stanley Gibbons market Stamps etc going out of fashion (general market) and becoming a growing smaller HNW niche collectable market. In neither case (imo) sufficient to support a quoted plc with all the necessary compliance costs. Summary - For both coys - Dead rats - drop them. The cynic.
pugugly
09/11/2017
10:53
hTtps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=MwU29yk9YKM
clocktower
09/11/2017
10:50
Huge announcement - Warley 2017 See the Huge H class 54 ton engine. hTtps://www.hornby.com/uk-en/news/the-engine-shed/warley-2017-huge-announcement/ Do not under estimate the new man in charge and the possibilities about investment in his business.
clocktower
18/10/2017
10:15
While there might be a future for their products from a declining number of die-hard (or diecast!) hobbyists, this business model may struggle to justify a market capitalisation much more than the current approx. £28m or indeed a Stock Market listing at all.
investorschampion
17/10/2017
14:29
He is at least the right sort of person for the job , not particularly a Rail specialist but has two assists in that area . The problem I see is the whole set up in trade and end user terms has been dismantled , whilst this has been going on many competitors have arrived in the market sucking money away from Hornby . They are no longer the go to manufacturer , the two most successful suppliers do not for example compete with their own customers . Good luck to him , hopefully he will be allowed to do the necessary and not have one hand tied by the majority holder . Kitchen sinking was to be expected .
holts
17/10/2017
13:24
Seems like the RNS has been taken in a very positive manner, or is there more going on behind the screens that involve LCD? I guess the RNS was put out there so there could be no ambiguity before any deal is struck,so that expectations are not exceeded, if that is the case at all.
clocktower
17/10/2017
07:24
LG taking decisive action and clearly standing no nonsense, and what is to be commended is reiterating a previous statement about the already known profit position but without trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes by suggesting they might make up the shortfall in the current year. Hopefully, we can look forward to the investment in his successful business, LCD and a return to sound business practices together with profits 2018. No time has been wasted by him getting to grips with the problems and previous poor management so far, so hopefully we get a better RNS before long and see the share price move northwards rather than south. He will gain so much respect in the trade by ensuring that small retailers are no longer having to accepting paying much higher prices than the large retailers, whom the sold stock at below their costs to the company.
clocktower
28/9/2017
19:50
Prices are going up , why is that ? pound dollar is substance of the reply , really ? rate at last increase 1.23 , rate today 1.34 .
holts
18/9/2017
13:34
very little these days , what there is would be insured until now, the insurers will pull the plug if its that bad.
holts
18/9/2017
07:51
Let us hope HRN is not exposed to Toys R Us: hTtps://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2017/09/suppliers-halt-shipments-toys-r-us-teeters-bankruptcy/
clocktower
13/9/2017
09:41
And another one bites the dust . http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/09/11/hornby-boss-steps-phoenix-tightens-grip/ trouble is in recent history just when you thought it could not get worse along comes another one with no 'feel' for the business.
holts
06/9/2017
15:37
HOLTS - Pity they do not listen to the independents, they are the core to any business and the wise heads. They know best attitude of the board, is the problem with so many companies and they actively work to destroy the small retailer, and only when it is to late realise and cost the damage done.
clocktower
06/9/2017
09:59
This is what they said on 21.06.17 - "The current financial year has started positively and we are well placed to achieve the Board's expectations for the year." So, one month later had there been any change which they did not share with stakeholders?
clocktower
06/9/2017
09:45
Back off the rails today, could the fall trigger the bid to buy the balance of the stock that Phoenix does not own. Only two months ago the board were saying the offer did not reflect an adequate premium for control and "Significantly" undervalued Hornby and its prospects. Well, it now looks as though they are a bunch of buffoons that are incompetent and have mislead stockholders, as one can only assume that sales surely must have slipped prior to those statements around two months ago. Clearly, should have taken the offer Phoenix made and come out with a small profit, the only hope now is a bid from a third party, or cut and run. Hmmmmmm
clocktower
02/8/2017
13:52
Looks like the trains starting to creep out the station today, how long before it reaches the express lines?
clocktower
31/7/2017
10:18
Since the expiry of the offer, few buy transactions have occurred but today sees a few small buys going through at above the bid offer.With so little stock available I guess it could jump substantially on further good news of profitability or an offer that would be unlikely to be refused by the major stakeholder.
clocktower
26/6/2017
11:06
HOLTS - From you last line suggesting that they have only improved a little leads me to guess you are a customer/retailer, that maybe the case but an improvement all the same, however small and at least a step in the right direction, even by recognition of the companies past failures is a positive imo. I agree with what you say but while they may not want the likes of Mattel to buy the business, if the price is right it would I expect be accepted. One of the things I took note of in the last accounts was - "Hornby, Airfix and Humbrol are three of our most profitable brands which are particularly strong in serving our important hobby customers. There are significant opportunities to further improve the performance of these brands by continuing to improve execution, recovering lost market share, increasing margin and improving the brands' appeal to new customers." With those Brands now being Profitable that now leaves Scalextric`s as the major loss maker as they also seemed to highlight - "The Scalextric brand primarily delivers slot car sets to consumers through multiple retailers and as such is a relatively low margin business. There are significant opportunities to improve Scalextric margins and to carefully grow volumes through improved innovation and marketing support." There clearly is little short term downside imo but if a bid comes a very quick uplift, and it could be significant. If a bid does not come at this time, it is likely that once the company publishes or forecasts a profit, the stock will jump anyway, as they wish the company remains on the AIM market.
clocktower
24/6/2017
08:46
They were simply obliged to make the offer under the rules just a technical event, I don't think they want the whole company . It equally certainly does not want to be bought by the likes of Mattel . It is a niche hobby business that lost its way simply because of the wrong decision in not buying the manufacturer when it came up for sale and then having to find a new one capable of doing the job . Trouble is this was not seen as the problem , it was compounded by bringing in people who knew nothing about this sort of business ,they made all the changes their MBA type degrees lead them to think were necessary , resulting in alienating their trade base , and dismantling many of the joined up elements that made the business work previously , which is still the case even now . They do have a quality manufacturer now , but at a premium , saying they have re connected with the trade base , not so sure , its improved a little .
holts
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