Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Lpa Group LSE:LPA London Ordinary Share GB0007320806 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% 128.50p 125.00p 132.00p 128.50p 128.50p 128.50p 9,223 07:51:42
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 21.4 1.5 12.3 10.4 15.90

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10/8/2017
16:24
These are the plans to improve Birmingham's train services as London Midland loses bid Key elements of the bid include free wi-fi on all services, 20,000 extra seats for rush hour passengers in Birmingham and 100 new carriages on an extended Cross City Line 16:09, 10 AUG 2017 A Dutch and Japanese consortium has won the battle to run key Birmingham rail services including the Cross City Line until 2026 it has been announced. West Midlands Train Ltd, a consortium of Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsuii & Co Ltd, has pledged £1 billion investment in services across the region in its bid. Key elements of the bid include free wi-fi on all services, 20,000 extra seats for rush hour passengers in Birmingham and 100 new carriages on an extended Cross City Line. West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said: “We want to see a new golden era for our local trains and today’s announcement is an important step towards that. “Having the ability to use our local knowledge and understanding to shape what West Midlands Trains will deliver for passengers and businesses has been a real game changer. “When it comes to our local train services we have not had this level of local influence and management before and it fits with the wider powers and responsibilities currently being transferred from Whitehall to the West Midlands. “The result of this influence is that we will see West Midlands Trains deliver more of the services that passengers want including earlier and later weekday services and more trains on Sundays. Transport secretary Chris Grayling added: “We are improving the whole travelling experience with lie train crowding information, compensation for people delayed by 15 minutes and above and better value tickets for part-time workers. ''This shows we are delivering on our commitment to build a railway that works for everyone.” The Abellio group beat off competition from Govia, the company which currently runs the London Midland franchise. The new franchise covers services across the West Midlands, as well as trains from London Euston to Crewe and from Liverpool to Birmingham. Dominic Booth, Managing Director of Abellio UK, said: “We are delighted to have been announced as preferred bidder for the West Midlands franchise, driving growth in one of the most exciting regions in the country. We will be investing nearly £1 billion into the network, delivering new trains, better stations and a whole host of other benefits for passengers.” Key plans include 20,000 extra seats for rush hour passengers in Birmingham. 50,000 standing places for Birmingham passengers in Metro-style carriages 100 new carriages on the Cross City line 80 new carriages for the Snow Hill line Compensation if delayed by more than 15 minutes Free WiFi on all main line services by the end of 2019 A roll out of smart ticketing and live passenger information Trains and stations branded in a purple, yellow and white West Midlands Railway livery 800 digital information screens across 150 stations £70 million investment in depots £60 million in station upgrades with more parking spaces, cycle racks and better waiting facilities More trains between Birmingham and Shrewsbury Regular two trains per hour to Rugeley on the Chase Line Extension of the Cross City Line to Bromsgrove More Sunday services on the Cross City Line More services between Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent Sunday services between Stourbridge Junction and Birmingham increase from two to six per hour Extra evening services between Walsall and London. hTTp://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/plans-improve-birminghams-train-services-13456643
buywell3
09/8/2017
09:55
Chairman's statement closing paragraph in the Interim Report: 'We expect good progress in orders and sales through the remainder of this year and the current order book underpins the situation for the medium term. The future looks encouraging.' After re-reading this morning, felt the need to add a few more.
ansc
04/8/2017
16:07
I found this interesting, re needing skilled staff Spanish train maker CAF to open new £30m factory in South Wales creating 300 jobs 13 July 2017 A leading Spanish train maker is opening a factory in Wales, creating 300 jobs. CAF is ploughing £30million into the plant at the Celtic Business Park in Newport, a former steelworks that is not far from the steel hub of Port Talbot. The Welsh government is understood to have offered a grant of around £3million, helping the area beat about 100 other locations being looked at across the UK. Due to open in 2018, the factory will build and test trains including diesel, electric, high-speed and trams. Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said: ‘This £30million investment is a major economic boost that we hope will kick-start the growth of our rail sector and create hundreds of highly skilled, very well-paid jobs.’ Welsh economy secretary Ken Skates said: ‘This will underpin the development of the rail sector in Wales and places us at the heart of an industry with massive growth potential. ‘As well as creating 300 high-calibre jobs, it also coincides with our major Welsh Government Metro rail investment in south-east Wales, details of which will be unveiled over the coming weeks.’ The investment announcement coincided with a three-day state visit by Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia. Spanish infrastructure firm Sacyr also unveiled plans for a new office in London. Richard Garner, CAF’s UK director, said it planned to increase its work in the UK, where it has more than £800million in contracts, at a time of huge development in the industry. CAF is looking at contracts on the new HS2 high-speed line, having worked for major projects and companies including Heathrow Express, Northern Ireland Railways, Arriva Rail North and FirstGroup. On Wednesday, CAF announced it was buying the Nottingham engineering consultancy BWB Consulting, to help with expansion plans. hTTp://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-4694098/Spanish-train-maker-CAF-open-factory-South-Wales.html#ixzz4oncM3fLq
buywell3
03/8/2017
17:15
I make it that there will be an LPA update on Mon 28th Aug Anybody know any different ?
buywell3
03/8/2017
11:58
Could buy £6k online, but not £7k.
someuwin
03/8/2017
11:46
Think people were stripping out the property gain and deciding the organic growth was not that clever. But it does look cheap and seems poised for a decent run.
meijiman
03/8/2017
11:39
I notice the 10k sale (@ 128p) this morning was executed at 09.44 but not marked until 10.44 on the volume chart. Mingy Machs up to their usual trickery!
ansc
03/8/2017
09:44
Doubled up my holding with another 5000 shares this morning, averaged down (hurray), average price now 145p (boo). Shouldn't be long before we're back there, have the benefit of working for a company that supply LPA, that's all I can say. GLA
waspfactory
03/8/2017
09:11
Chairman's comments (on 26th June) "In my comments at the Annual General Meeting, I reported that the Group had established itself on a new trading level and that this was being sustained with excellent levels of orders and sales. I am delighted to report that this remains the case. "Our new manufacturing facilities give us the capacity and improved productivity to continue to grow and prosper. "Our current order book underpins expected progress in the remainder of this financial year and in the medium term. "As a measure of our continued confidence, the interim dividend has been increased by 5.0% to 1.05p." Personally, unable to find much wrong with that so current price weakness is puzzling. With the PE ratio possibly around 10 (ish) at this price , added a few more yesterday.
ansc
20/7/2017
16:29
Have you been topping up today then ? or is it you freddie
buywell3
20/7/2017
11:34
Massive 30/40% upside to broker target. If available buy is my advice tiger
castleford tiger
17/7/2017
17:16
Too early to say this is bottoming out.
freddie ferret
15/7/2017
07:11
Why are LPA shares falling this year ? I think it is because of the following : Train Operators shares have been leading the way by also falling this year BECAUSE their margins have been eroded away to the point where many franchises are becoming loss making or break even ie they are running trains for the government for free. 28 June 2017 hTTp://www.insider.co.uk/company-results-forecasts/stagecoach-suffers-80-drop-annual-10700403 ''Stagecoach hit by Virgin East Coast rail line woes Rail and bus operator Stagecoach Group has reported a 15.3% drop in full-year pre-tax profit. It has also been hit with a £84m charge at its unprofitable Virgin East Coast rail franchise, of which it owns 90%. Chief executive Martin Griffiths said revenue growth on the line had not met the expectations envisaged when it bid for the franchise in 2013-14. After the announcement, Stagecoach's shares were trading down 11% at 180p, the lowest level since December 2009.'' hTTp://www.cityam.com/265785/firstgroup-fgp-shares-fall-despite-ftse-250-train-operator ''margins in the rail network, soon to include the South West Rail franchise, are falling.'' hTTps://www.ft.com/content/12f460fa-fd8a-11e6-96f8-3700c5664d30?mhq5j=e3 ''The fall in rail operating profits drove down overall group operating profits before amortisation for the six months by 13 per cent'' hTTp://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/01/pressure-stagecoach-defend-east-midlands-rail-franchise-amid/ ''The shares have fallen a quarter in the past year to 206p at the time of writing.'' Railway trade unions backed by the Labour party and the Mayor of London are rampant and strike action is continuing to cause disruptions and lower wafer thin TOC margins thinner still, thus: ''the existing franchise model is struggling on its own terms. Operators are exiting the market and the average number of bids is now below the department’s own target for realising value for money. Behind closed doors, it has been acknowledged that the risk of an operator defaulting has risen.'' hTTp://www.citymetric.com/transport/difficult-decisions-are-now-due-transport-challenges-ahead-3128
buywell3
11/7/2017
09:47
hTTp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40534911 Trains account for over 50% of LPA revenue The new DCO driver controlled and operated trains are causing a major problem for Northern, Southern and Mersey-rail There is a stand off developing which could impact projects and timescales
buywell3
05/7/2017
17:29
Why don't you give us all a break and find these facts out for yourself (if you are that interested) rather than asking these never-ending, seemingly pointless questions on this board and boring us all to tears?
ansc
05/7/2017
16:53
What about the new ships being built up in Scotland for the navy ? by BAE hTTp://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/01/bae-systems-lands-multi-billion-pound-deal-royal-navy-frigates/ Do LPA do any contract work that is ship related ? If they were/are to get any naval work with BEA on the above then LPA would be working a contract for BAE on this hTTp://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/april/21/170421-scottish-shipyards-begin-building-latest-patrol-ship Are they ?
buywell3
05/7/2017
11:14
THANKS GREAT insight. I have e mailed Peter
castleford tiger
05/7/2017
11:02
A Bombardier and Siemens Joint venture and stand alone rail company would have to have a base in the UK in order to bid for future HS2 trains. Whoever wins contracts over the next 20 years Bombardier, Siemens, China or Hitachi, LPA being local will be a preferred supplier to HS2 and has already supplied to all of these companys. As LPA are a world class patented and proven reliability to BS standards supplier they will also want to get involved in every one of the worlds new infrastructure train builds.
olliemagern
05/7/2017
10:40
WH Ireland have only been the broker for a few years, in that time they have given 4 forecasts and every one has been at least 10% short of the actual result. As LPA are such a small co the broker has a limited budget for analysis hence the cautious stance. The f/c should therefore be used as a minimum they will rise again on the September update and rise again when results come out in January.
olliemagern
05/7/2017
09:05
I shall ask the man in charge. tiger
castleford tiger
05/7/2017
08:46
What you need to see Tiger is an RNS saying that LPA has won a contract with Bombadier re their £900M new trains deal. Or some such similar size deal ie worth around £3M What other companies are likely to be in that sized frame ?
buywell3
04/7/2017
18:21
Yes Buywell. The 300p target for 2017 is equal to 20x earnings which is probably too high a valuation. However it may take that sort of figure to buy the company. It was a brave target but sadly optimistic target . I still think great things to come here. current p/e is 10 which is a bit harsh Tiger
castleford tiger
04/7/2017
18:15
Market Cap £20m Current Price 166.5p Target Price 200p (unch) Today’s trading update notes “excellent levels of orders and sales” in the year to date which would seem to comfortably support our FY revenue growth estimate of +5% (to £22.5m). The statement also flags slightly lower H1 margins which is explained by i) a shift in product mix towards project work; ii) reduced defence and aerospace business; iii) the previously-flagged loss to administration of an oil and gas sector customer; and iv) the phased relocation of LPA’s LED lighting facility in Yorkshire (currently underway). H2 is expected to be unaffected by these factors and when coupled with the reference to strong growth in the sales line, we remain comfortable with our FY17 PBT forecast of £1.7m (EPS 13.2p). Other takeaways include a £2m contract for connectors in London, new news today. LPA’s fortunes are substantially underpinned by investment in the rail industry, not just in the UK (Crossrail, Intercity Express etc) but also in Europe, Asia and Australia. We retain our 200p price target (15x current year P/E) and a Buy recommendation.
castleford tiger
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