Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Rotala Plc LSE:ROL London Ordinary Share GB00B1Z2MP60 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 30.00 29.00 31.00 30.00 30.00 30.00 8,730 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 78.1 -4.8 -8.1 - 15

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I'm tempted to buy in at this price .... but not quite sure if I will. Witnessed an interesting piece of Central Connect driving this morning when one of their buses sped thru a red light at >40mph in a 30mph area. It was at 09:25 with the vehicle heading from Hurst Lane North to Hurst Lane across the Chester Road junction. If that bus is fitted with a forward facing camera then it would be interesting for ROL management to review the recording.
don muang
I think the sale price and the dip are daft - the worrying thing is that the MMs could trigger a few stop-losses.
I'm surprised to see that someone's dumped 195K@25p! Clearly, they have a less positive take on the TS
All buses in Notts are totally ditched, you cant tell what is window and what is metal. I'd say they are telling the truth and it's a fair excuse. You can't really wash buses using eastern Europeans, they arent tall enough. They use specialised auto washes, like a large car wash. Been watching these for ages, but still put off by the debt, even though pe is very low.
On a more significant note, they've just released their TS, which, whilst containing understandable reservations concerning uncertainties arising from the Govts Spending Review and the rises in fuel, appears cautiously optimistic. Interesting to see how the Mkt responds over the coming weeks.
Does this mean that it'll be next April that the buses get cleaned? My local car wash (which is operated by an enterprising group of east Europeans on the forecourt of a disused petrol station) is still operating OK. So, being my usual cynical self, is it more a case of the bus co could arrange to clean the vehicles but it isn't cost-effective to do so. Claribels (which operate some services in east Birmingham) seem to have reasonable clean vehicles at present.
don muang
Hi DM As a shareholder I was concerned to read about your observations so i got in touch with the company. This is the reply I received "We have not been able to wash buses for a few weeks due to the cold weather. The bus washes at both Tividale and Long Acre shut down if it too cold" This makes much sense and hopefully the engine compartment was an isolated incident. Regards Chesters2
.... the one thing that I have noted when I've seen their buses around is that they've gone from being very clean (outside) to a bit tatty ... one last week I saw driving along with it's rear engine conpartment not fastened down ... so their operational standards seem to be dropping .... although they'd have to drop a lot further to get down to the level of the major operator in Brum ... just my personal opinion / observation whilst using a combination of public and private transport around this city
don muang
Right, they have gone ex-div today, and the share price has not changed, even though anyone buying now will not get the 0.3p dividend.
lizzie ii
The half-yearly report included :- "The Company will pay an interim dividend of 0.30 pence per share on 6 December 2010 to all shareholders on the register on 10 September 2010." That being the case, why has it not gone ex-div today, 3 working days before the record date? And why so long until the dividend is paid?
lizzie ii
Joy riders steal coaches from Birmingham industrial estate http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories//tm_headline=joy-riders-steal-coaches-from-birmingham-industrial-estate%26method=full%26objectid=27045141%26siteid=97319-name_page.html Zaks Bus and Coach Services Ltd is a bus transport subsidary of Rotala Plc. A spokesman for Rotala said it had no comment.
don muang
If you are interested in quizzing management, the company is exhibiting at this show in April: www.masterinvestor.co.uk. They have a few free tickets available for shareholders and other interested parties if you email the organisers at mi2010tickets@t1ps.com quoting 'Rotala shareholder'.
not many companies with growing and predictable revenues from either quasi govt (local authorities) or major corporates (Sky / Glaxo/ Br Airways) on such a low rating. BBs are full of tips for pre-revenue concept stocks eager to burn through your cash, most of which will disappoint. Basic good old value will come through in the end as either the PER goes to 1 or someone will see them as a cheap acquisition.
yeep.... agreed. very competent management that know the bus business ....
don muang
posting on a few boards to see if anyone has a similar view to me on this. the company continues to grow in areas where roads are congested and buses needed, contract wins announced recently, won a big grant to buy green buses and now the competiton commission are looking at the behaviour of the big guys which must at least give them a couple of years during which the oppo are going to have to be nice! I think the analysts expect around 8p of earnings for 2010 which puts then on a pe of 6x. it's a small company that seems to be doing the right things but off most peoples radar screens. it's a business we can all get our heads round i.e. nice and simple and predictable.
Trading Update Rotala is pleased to announce the following pre-close trading update for the twelve months to 30 November 2009. Throughout the period the Company has continued to win new contracts and expand its operations, as set out in previous announcements. During the year to 30 November 2009 Rotala commenced new bus operations in Bath, Birmingham and Worcester. Additionally, the Company's Heathrow operations secured a renewal to February 2015 of its contract to provide a private bus service for British Airways personnel. Other contract renewals or extensions included the contract with Qantas for a further three years and a transportation contract for Cathay Pacific's employees. Rotala is pleased to report that it expects full year results to be in line with market expectations and accordingly, the Company anticipates that it will pay a dividend for the year ending 30 November 2009. Looking forward to the new accounting year, the Directors believe that significant opportunities exist both to extend its contractual relationships with current customers and to attract new customers to the Group. The Board also considers that the Company's record for customer retention is excellent and it expects this trend to continue in the year ahead. The Board is also pleased to announce that it has secured a grant of GBP2.9 million under the Department of Transport's GBP30 million Green Bus Fund initiative. The aim of the Fund is to help bus operators acquire low carbon buses. Currently such vehicles have a higher capital cost than conventional diesel-powered buses. The grant will enable the Company to acquire 23 hybrid diesel/electric vehicles to be manufactured by Alexander Dennis Limited. These buses will be deployed in the Bristol and Bath region and the Company will be the operator of almost all the hybrid vehicles to be brought into service under this initiative in this area of the country. Low carbon buses use at least 30 per cent. less fuel and emit almost a third less carbon than an equivalent conventional bus. Therefore they also make a significant contribution to the improvement of air quality. The Board is delighted to be able to bring to the people of Bath and Bristol vehicles which, in congested cities like these, will reduce the impact of road transport on climate change. The vehicles will also meet the most stringent emission standards to improve air quality. In November 2009 the Rotala raised GBP2.15 million through a placing which will enable the Group to support the new business outlined above as well as to underpin the further organic growth which is expected in its chosen geographical regions, particularly in the South-West. In this placing Rotala was pleased to attract the support of two new blue-chip UK institutional investors. The preliminary results for the year ended 30 November 2009 are expected to be released in March 2010.
T is M-suspect its a done deal I am just happy to see the share price moving in the right direction Chance of a divi next year methinks Latest thoughts from HB below Hoodless Brennan Daily Small Cap News Flash including StatPro, Brulines, Rotala, Xploite, IdaTech and others Rotala (ROL, 47.5p, £12.85m) Has announced a placing to raise £2.15m by the issue of 5.774m shares at 40p, a 15% discount. The group has commented that the second half of the year continued the growth trend with commencement of bus operations in the Bath area, northern Birmingham and a commercial/subsidised network in Worcester. In addition the ground transportation contract with British Airways has been extended for a further 5 years from the previous expiry date of February 2010 and Cathay Pacific has awarded a similar contract worth £0.15m per annum. The placing will help fund growth including the acquisition of a new depot in the Bath/Bristol area and 15 new busses for the BA contract. The group remains a BUY. We are raising our price target, despite the 17% dilution from the placing, to 100p as the group is nearing its November year end and thus investors will focus on next year's 10p+ EPS.
So friends of the broker are getting shares at 40p while we have to pay 50p. I will not vote for that.
"Placing to fund the continued organic growth and strategic development of the Group" ..... so, perhaps TravelWM might eventually have some serious competition ...
don muang
Sudden jump! MMs must be bored or there is a big buy order somewhere.
"We are now expanding our network into Worcester to offer the public a competitive and friendly bus service at an affordable price." http://www.westmids-jobs.co.uk/jobDetails.aspx?id=21809
don muang
HURRAY - another live ROL owner! Not the world's most exciting company - but currently one I am enjoying owning alot! Proven management team - proven model - able to bolt on acquisitions in a synergistic way - making profit - may pay a dividend - of a small size which means they will benefit from the government's anti-monopolistic policies on the larger companies....probably deserves to be a few pence higher....
LOL Bought a few this morning first thing, went through Plus.
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