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
  +0.00p +0.00% 25.00p 24.00p 25.80p - - - 100 08:00:18
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 47.4 -9.5 -12.7 - 31.32

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03/4/2018
21:14
I dunno why anyone would want to hold these shares at this price. This small company has sent £35m to money heaven in 3 years as far as I can see. I don't understand the statement that profits are lower than last year. Last year they made a stonking big loss, so does that mean losses have gone up this year? As far as I can see even if this company recovers and makes a modest return on £50m sales it still won't be worth today's price. Is it nostalgia that keeps people pumping money into this dog?
arthur_lame_stocks
03/4/2018
11:44
It seems it is all sorted spob, with new lenders in place, and morale is starting to build with trust returning in UK and abroad. Improving sales towards the end of the financial year - which is the big positive. Net Cash at the end of the year c.£4 million. IMO the turnaround is starting to gain traction, it might be a bit slow but it is getting there. The accounts will be delivered promptly as well around mod-June, which bodes well.
clocktower
03/4/2018
07:21
covenants breached Statement this morning
spob
21/3/2018
19:48
That is traditional retailing which Hornby threw out along with many ither concepts that they did so well you never noticed what was being done , until it all stopped and their sales proceeded to collapse , of course they also sacked all those who largely knew what they were doing .
holts
12/3/2018
17:25
I agree with you 100% HOLTS - So many companies upset their small retailers both by offering big retailers bigger discounts, and even closing accounts as they like the product in so-called prestige sites. On top of that, as you say the compete with their own trade base on-line and directly. They could save a huge amount by working with small retailers by paying them for displaying stock, and making their websites reward small retailer when sales are achieved in their designated area. The retailer pays for the stock, they get inspected by local reps and they get free stock based on the displays and sales achieved both in the shops and on the company website.
clocktower
05/3/2018
19:39
Franchise shops dont work they alraedy tried it , basically they need to concentrate on their trade customers , they think the end user is their customer , wrong , they should forget competing with their own trade base .
holts
26/2/2018
22:20
Yeah but CT there is no good news, which is why the shares are at an all time low! I think PUGUGLY had it right when he said they would be far better off as a private company, with some franchise shops. The brands are good but really you need a single decision maker to run it who lives and breathes models. I suggest you sell up and switch to Stanley Gibbons.
ltcm1
26/2/2018
11:57
With Phoenix Asset Management holding 74.87% and Artemis Investment Management with 14.56% that leaves only 10.57% free floating - which is around 13 million shares floating around with many these tied up in the bottom draw of a few old holdings, hoping for a big recovery of fortunes. Any good news could send this rocketing if Phoenix or Artemis sit tight.
clocktower
26/2/2018
08:07
Increase in stake leaves even less in free float. Is a bid on the cards?
clocktower
22/2/2018
18:02
A couple of very large trades today, that is unusual for HRN & both being at 20p.
clocktower
13/2/2018
19:36
I can't believe people keep stumping up cash to keep this afloat, It must've blown enough cash to buy a real train in the last few years. There must be some really nostalgic fund managers out there.
arthur_lame_stocks
26/1/2018
19:12
I averaged down yesterday on a bit of residual stock I had forgotten about , at least a tight spread then , they are taking the micky with it today .
holts
26/1/2018
15:45
Stock looks to be in short supply, hence the rise on the small volume. If there was any sign of good news, I guess it could rocket. Big spread though.
clocktower
25/1/2018
16:16
Phoenix has 74.66% as of 07.12.18 - Today`s RNS - Artemis 12.42% = 87.08% plus add in a few other previously announced holdings that may still be holding, leaving little in general float. What would you consider a derisory offer. Bear in mind they raised £12m @ 29p not long ago, and some of it has been used to reduce debt - so the books might look better than one might imaging bearing in mind that the 2017/18 accounts are unlikely to show any benefit from the share of Oxford now owned. Maybe a big US toy company might like the Brands.
clocktower
25/1/2018
15:50
I have not looked at the holdings recently , 82 per cent and 12 certainly doesn't leave much but do you not think the only way out is to turn the business around because who would cough up ? Other than a derisory offer . Stranger things have happened .
holts
25/1/2018
11:30
It has taken the company three days since being notified of the increase in holdings by Artemis Investment Management LLP and on behalf of clients now holding over 12% of the stock, that it seems they held back the info until today's RNS was released.That now leaves very few floating shares in the company. Could there be another bid for the company on its way? Is Artemis still buying?
clocktower
25/1/2018
08:50
Having taken a look at the company retail websites, rather than sell direct they could place a link alongside each product that states BUY NOW but links to a choice of retailers websites - that stock the particular item in their bricks and mortar shop, with the best priced one always being at the top, so to ensure the customer gets the best value and encourage competition between retailers.
clocktower
25/1/2018
08:17
I may be wrong , but its not the discounting that was so much the problem , they offered product to everyone at a discount which was fair . The problem is that they were and still are competing with their own trade customers online even to the extent for example that a retailer could not buy or advanced order an item even though it was in stock or allocated unsold at hornby because the stock was allocated to their online shop . Why would a trader want to bother much with such a company ? Pricing , a piece of junk accessory is being sold by Hornby at £30.99 plus a switch needed £11.50 , so £42.50 Competitor manufacturer , who even has the cheek to give their item part nos Hbys sells the item for £5.95
holts
25/1/2018
08:14
Today's RNS is a shocker and leaves little to be said, other than hopefully the new policies will work in a reasonable period of time.
clocktower
24/1/2018
22:29
Humbrol is not a leader neither is Scalex any more , they attract business yes and as I said it makes sense for those to be there but they are not the money makers .
holts
23/1/2018
15:36
While Hornby Trains may not sell at Toy Fairs, other Brands like Humbrol as a leader in its field must generate considerable business, and I see Scalextric has new products for 2018, so there is scope for growth and a return to profit, if all the brands start to deliver under the new management. hTtps://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/
clocktower
23/1/2018
15:03
Clock , no , the toy fair has been a non starter as far as model railways are concerned for many years , non of the significant manufacturers now attend , Hornby dropped out of it one year realising this but returned as they had done away with the Margate visit at a similar time . For the remaining parts of the business it makes sense I suppose but I would like to see the numbers . I would guess Oxford were already booked in anyway , in reality to have them together would be an embarrassment , Corgi is so overpriced in comparison . There is the source of one of their two biggest problems , paying over 7 million for corgi , when at the time Oxford was able to and did sell to Hornby , Hornby were selling to the trade , the trade could sell to the public for the same price as standard Oxford retail, the product was good and massively cheaper than Corgi . So what does some genius at Hornby do ? Well buy corgi of course , blowing all the cash in the bank, everyone knew corgi were going bust and why would you do that when you already know someone could do it clearly far better and more cost effectively for you ? Staggering really.
holts
19/1/2018
15:07
Over 500k sell almost at bid which is somewhat of a surprise. Unusual volume, maybe another part to this transaction that we are yet to see.
clocktower
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