Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Quarto Grp. LSE:QRT London Ordinary Share US74772E1001 COM STK USD0.10
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 127.50p 125.00p 130.00p 127.50p 127.50p 127.50p 0 06:30:08
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 152.6 -1.0 -23.1 - 26.07

Quarto Grp. Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
16/8/2017
15:06
Just had another look at the interims. They were truly awful. Balance sheet is insolvent. If you were cynical, you would say it was convenient to announce the possible bid to keep the share price up. They do need a very good Autumn and Xmas trading period. This is not investible to me given the balance sheet. Wonder if Bloomsbury Publishing were interested?
topvest
16/8/2017
14:30
I suspect that some party thought this might be an opportunity to snap this up, but when they looked further at the longer-term prospects, felt it wasn't worth the risk. With the debt pile, one bad Xmas and they're in a bit of a pickle!
stocktastic
16/8/2017
14:29
Looks to me like they need to have a good H2 to avoid covenant problems. All hands to the pumps. Looks problematic to me.
topvest
16/8/2017
09:18
Going back to the previous announced results - this business is in trouble, kitchen sinking 2016 did not work and the mystery bidder is not really interested - but they do not mention due-diligence , perhaps this was refused - maybe they did not want him seeing the books - and so he walks away.....
fenners66
16/8/2017
09:15
battlebus 214 "How can it be low given this mornings statement" galeforce1 217 "Of course if the bid fizzles you're left with a holding that's really difficult to sell." Battlebus - you have your answer
fenners66
16/8/2017
07:57
Yes all too convenient and the reasons are pretty lame.
battlebus2
16/8/2017
07:49
IMO the insiders always knew the bid was a non starter.
spooky
14/8/2017
19:16
Agreed battlebus - it is also too easy for people to make fraud bids. An ex employee claiming to have the support of bankers for example. Not saying that is the case here, but bidderz should be made public after pulling out if not before
stocktastic
09/8/2017
09:59
One downside of not being a UK listed as opposed to Delaware means there was no need to declare who made the approach, if it comes to nought we may never know..
battlebus2
09/8/2017
09:51
Looks like the market doesnt believe Leaver Bids at a time of weakness - a company with an accounting screw up, too much debt and underperforming sales... does not typically see a fantastic bid. Still, this could be a rival taking its chance to grab this, as opposed to quarto being 'rescued'? When Leaver said the terms looked positive - he maybe meant for himself securing a chunky payment?
stocktastic
08/8/2017
17:42
"How can it be low given this mornings statement" Because the rest of the statement shows a company with high debt that will be in a pickle if xmas trading isnt good
stocktastic
08/8/2017
12:52
Seems to me quite an interesting risk/reward situation here. Shareholders are reducing or exiting because the preliminary approach and results provide a bit of liquidity in a share that it usually very illiquid. Unfortunately the debt is quite high, but otherwise there are things to like about this company. Very good CEO. Useful niche in illustrated books. Global footprint. Useful insti. investors like Herald and Liontrust. If the bid is at £2.50 and you can buy at £1.50 that would be a nice turn. Of course if the bid fizzles you're left with a holding that's really difficult to sell.
galeforce1
08/8/2017
12:13
Only a small holding from years back held mainly for the dividend but I wouldn't add on today's results.
battlebus2
08/8/2017
12:09
God knows, but trading this morning doesn't inspire confidence. I do not have a position.
spooky
08/8/2017
12:03
How can it be low given this mornings statement.
battlebus2
08/8/2017
11:56
Heavily offered, someone definitely doesn't think the bid will happen or that the price will be low.
spooky
08/8/2017
09:04
battlebus28 Aug '17 - 07:21 - 208 of 210 Results not good and interim dividend cancelled but let's hope the offer is around £4/5 and we're all happy. No chance. It will be closer to £2-£2.50.
trogerswinning
08/8/2017
08:19
Strange to speak of the bid as attractive before negotiations, suitor must be know by co? 🤔
battlebus2
08/8/2017
08:16
Thoughts on which potential bidder? The debt and poor performance must be off putting!?
stocktastic
08/8/2017
07:21
Results not good and interim dividend cancelled but let's hope the offer is around £4/5 and we're all happy.
battlebus2
04/7/2017
13:40
The annual report published "adjusted headline figures" which suggested underlying growth. The loss ascribed to write downs and losses in the disposed of Australian business , not sure about the NZ co. One might think that as they split the NZ out in order to improve the realisation on sale that it could be profitable and thus worth selling. However it may have been that it was worse and the buyer of the Aus co. did not want it. Either way to have removed the yoke of the Aus co. was supposed to leave the underlying profitable growing business and kitchen sink 2016. If now some few months later we are told that profitability is getting worse then it means that buying time kitchen sinking did not work there must be more fundamental problems. I guess this may follow the "rule" of profit warnings coming in 3's - I make this number 2 so maybe after market reaction to the results for full year 2017 there will be something worth looking at. DYOR etc etc
fenners66
04/7/2017
12:16
I was a bit complacent here, happy to hold a share I did not particularly understand but that seemed to offer yield plus growth. I guess part of the problem with the company is it is quite hard to see what they really expect. I find it quite hard to pick my way through the accounts to see why we had such a big loss this last year, and hence to see why it is a one off. It was similarly not obvious that today's RNS was a profit warning. I guess people like me who are too lazy to work their way past all the mission statements in the annual report to get a proper understanding will be bailing out now that unthinking confidence is harder to maintain. When I read the RNS I thought I would sell while I could still get out slightly ahead. Unfortunately I went out to breakfast before contacting my broker. Having taken the trouble to read the annual report more closely now, I'll very probably hold and hope.
gnnmartin
04/7/2017
11:47
Debt looks too high here.
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