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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Northern Bear Plc LSE:NTBR London Ordinary Share GB00B19FLM15 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.50p -0.82% 60.50p 59.00p 62.00p 61.00p 60.00p 61.00p 23,815 12:02:32
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 53.6 2.6 10.8 5.6 11.20

Northern Bear Share Discussion Threads

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16/5/2019
19:46
Yes, I haven't forgotten that it took two weeks of badgering by PI's in Jan. 18 as the share price sank before they put out a statement saying no material consequences from Carillion liquidation. See posts 845-924. The problem is that there are no institutional investors to nudge them and no forecasts, significant deviations from which (up or down) would have to be reported to the market as soon as they were aware of them.
sharw
16/5/2019
15:04
You can rely on them to do the absolute minimum in updating shareholders
zoolook
16/5/2019
13:43
Graham, I agree. The only two things I can imagine making the final results bad would be a big debtor knocking them as I've said before or some 'accounting issue' at a subsidiary like the bossman has effed off with the funds (and his secretary!). Either way, under such circumstances do they have to inform the market as soon as anything like this comes to light. After all it would be information that would affect the share price
eggbaconandbubble
16/5/2019
12:37
Last year there was another trading update in June, so we might get something else before the results. However, with a March 31 year end we are already well into close period. That does raise a separate issue: why does it take three and half months to produce the figures. I know there are lots of subsidiaries, however if their accounts department is worth its salt, it really should not take that long......
graham1ty
16/5/2019
12:09
Jeez, do we have to suffer this malaise until results in July?
tiswas
16/4/2019
03:32
10000 @ 65p FWIW. Sold a similar amount at 80.5p last summer not that should matter either. Quite frankly the pig ignorant arrogance of the management here sickens me but I can’t ignore value.
zoolook
15/4/2019
22:24
Zoolook ... how many ? What did you get at ?
ed_derby
15/4/2019
19:23
Little bit of buying interest returning today.
its the oxman
12/4/2019
15:11
Unless they engage with shareholders......all of this is speculation. The RNS was fundamentally unclear, shareholders were spooked, the share price dropped. Simples. Being NTBR there will be no further communication until the results.
graham1ty
12/4/2019
09:11
I think the term "collapse" in profits gives the impression that there has been a fundamental shift in the outlook of the business. I don't think this is necessarily the case - but we are all agreed updates really don't look more than 3/6 months into the future for this company it seems - so the lack of comment makes it hard to work out where everything is trending Looking at h1 this year compared to h1 last year the difference in profit is 220k - for a company with an annual turnover of 53 mill. Normally this would probably be seen as very consistent that you are either 200k ahead or behind at half year but the year end result is the same.A difference of this magnitude is as likely to be a timing issue or natural variability as anything else - so the "collapse" in profits (if we are using that term) doesn't appear to necessarily mean its the same with the underlying fundamentals. I guess the thing here is if we don't like how the company assists in keeping us up to date then we can sell out and move onto something else. Lets end up with some good news though they have secured some decent landmark (in our neck of the woods anyway not on national scale :)) type contracts in the near future so hopefully if nothing else the tone of the next update will be at least be head above water than below. hxxps://northernbearplc.com/major-new-contracts/
rmillaree
11/4/2019
17:24
Oxman, yes, on the face of it, very cheap. However, from the RNS ( and that is all we have as they refuse to speak to investors: and there are no brokers forecasts), from the RNS 2H has seen a collapse in profit. At the interims operating profit was up 30%, but the RNS says operating profit for the year will only be in line with last year ( ie 2H must be down by c30% to negate the gains made in 1H). Earlier trading statements were upbeat, and they say that they are ahead of management expectations.....yet, they only expect to match last year’s result. So.....management were actually expecting a fall in profit. All that analysis may be wrong, but until the Company engages with shareholders we will never know. The RNS was hopelessly ambiguous, so we have no idea if it is actually cheap or not. It may always look cheap
graham1ty
11/4/2019
16:13
And still v v cheap sub 70p
its the oxman
12/3/2019
15:31
having bought a heap at 13p years ago I am happy!
this_is_me
11/3/2019
21:23
This is me The share price peaked at 90p over 18 months ago and has since come off about 25%. And as people posted above, it is not clear from today's announcement if they are still growing profits in the second half. Still, as long as you are happy.
tiswas
11/3/2019
20:52
I like it the way is - just let them get on with making money instead of spending time and money on PR etc.
this_is_me
11/3/2019
15:57
A corporate PR company would be very useful here! Anyone know anyone. Business to be had maybe!
eggbaconandbubble
11/3/2019
14:18
I agree with everything that has been said here, the position is confused and uncertain.
tiswas
11/3/2019
10:41
They have been like this for as long as i can remember. It's mainly why i sold out earlier in the year. This rns the latest in a long line of really poorly written statements that leave the market scratching its head.
fozzie
11/3/2019
10:18
The trouble is, it all comes down to the fact, they don't have a broker and they don't inform shareholders (probably just us PI plebs) what their expectations are for the year. Hence we get this ridiculous scenario of a "ahead of expectation" and a 15% drop in the share price Bonkers.
mathewawood
11/3/2019
09:44
Unclear update doesn't help, but operating profit should similar to last year so trading remains pretty strong, will have to wait to see if div increased or special is paid. Nice opportunity sub 70p though, very cheap, suspect we will climb back up over the next few weeks. And expect further acquisitions in time which should add to the story. Personally, still hoping for 100p, but perhaps I'm a dreamer. Also wonder is there anyone who might bid for ntbr. They must be attractive to someone themselves.
its the oxman
11/3/2019
09:04
Whoever wrote this release needs to have a long look in the mirror......
meijiman
11/3/2019
08:12
I am trying to work out the consistency here with regard to how they are not now expected to not be ahead of the previous year but give i up. Perhaps last years "outstanding" trumps this years simply exceptional(h1) - perhaps the lack of a decent superlative being applied for the last couple of months means we should expect that they will have a poor last couple of months. all i can guess being less silly is that when they say management expectations they are talking about what their expectation were at the start of the year - so although we are only inline now after being ahead this is still a slightly better result than they predicted at the start of the year - that's reasonably consistent with the previous year being an "outstanding year" All slightly disappointing as i was hoping this company was heading for decent growth this year and hopefully beyond. I can't really see that the company is going to change its style anytime soon so more tea leaf reading probably needed to work out where they expect earnings to be trending next year (or this "broadly")
rmillaree
11/3/2019
08:09
last year there was a special dividend, presumably because they thought that the outstanding results last year were a bit of a fluke and winter weather could have been a problem in subsequent years. If the results this year come out as similar to last year that should be taken as a positive sign. Eliminating debt and having cash on the balance sheet would give a war chest for any excellent acquisition opportunities that might emerge in the future. It looks like we should have the same dividend and special dividend as last year or perhaps a slight uplift.
this_is_me
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