Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Saga Plc LSE:SAGA London Ordinary Share GB00BLT1Y088 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% 118.40p 118.00p 118.20p 119.70p 117.30p 119.40p 3,528,300 16:35:19
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Life Insurance 871.3 193.3 14.1 8.4 1,326.43

Saga Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
23/1/2018
18:10
Circle leasing but looking at it you might not get it as its trade only. hxxps://www.circleleasing.co.uk/products I did say she invests the 40k at 5% and actually today its 6.3% Of course there is over 7% to be had here. M and S shares. Dividends paid twice a year. Everyone happy? Tiger
castleford tiger
23/1/2018
17:30
Deutsche upping their stake from 5% to 6%. Dividend likely to be maintained - yielding 7.6% at current share price
justiceforthemany
23/1/2018
11:52
99.9p coming?...insiders can still keep the lifestyle going...
diku
23/1/2018
10:08
Took a hit on this one and could well be wrong but if you can’t understand what’s really going on and it doesn’t seem to follow normal rules then that makes me uncomfortable and when I’m happier holding aim stocks more than this that’s a big red flag for me.The trouble is as that to big to fail construction company has shown you just can’t trust the figures fortunately wasn’t in that and I’m not suggesting the situation here is in anyway comparable but that drop was way overdone for that news and the lack of any real bounce to date worrying.I wouldn’t like to imagine the fall here on a true profits warning given how the market is reacting lately.
123trev
22/1/2018
12:14
Saga SAGA Peel Hunt Buy 118.90 117.80 195.00 195.00 Reiterates
justiceforthemany
22/1/2018
10:55
There's money to be made
ianian4
22/1/2018
10:50
I tried to get on the site but it must be overloaded with deal-seekers. Dammit !
yump
22/1/2018
10:46
All these deals are available for a small fee on Nigeriancarsandbankdeposits.com
ianian4
22/1/2018
09:10
£20, £20k, 20p whatever !!
tonybaloni
21/1/2018
20:32
castleford, id like one of those deals also. pls forward the details of the supplier thanks
gutterhead
21/1/2018
14:25
I have stumbled across an amazing thread. A 40 K Merc AMG SUV for £60 a week with no down payment. An account paying 5% interest. A motor vehicle that devalues only £20 in three years. Either I have fell out the back of the wardrobe or we truly are in a wonderful place. Details of where all these deals are please asap.
ianian4
21/1/2018
11:34
There is a clear similarity between Carillion and Saga - they're both floated on the stock market. Carillion's problems stem from a tiny profit margin, which put the whole business at risk from any downturn.
yump
21/1/2018
09:58
castleford, can you share the details for the car you got wifey. sounds too good to be true.
pyemckay
20/1/2018
21:45
Tony at 20 quid i think i would hang on to it , but i would also like to know the source of the car deal .
holts
20/1/2018
19:41
Business model is stuck in old era...the only winners are the insiders...keep their lifestyle going...wonder if the insiders get free cruises?...facilitate company to be split & sold off...
diku
20/1/2018
16:18
Wow, That deal on the car and 5% interest sounds brilliant. Any chance of sharing the source of that deal and interest rate as I am about to change my Range Rover sport ( which has annoyingly lost just under £20 in less than 3 years)
tonybaloni
20/1/2018
14:50
Well the car market can be hit but don't lets confuse Debt as they always quote the figure including house debt. Its the card stuff that should worry people and the car finance ( well the sort with a balloon at the end) Just got the Wifey a new AMG merc auto sports SUV with all the kit for £60.00 a week! that's NO upfront ,No at the end and its 40k of car. (10,000 ) miles only She invests the 40 at 5% gets 2k a year so cost is 3120 a year less the 2000 = 1120 pounds. No tax,no tyres. No depreciation etc. Explain how that stacks up? Tiger
castleford tiger
20/1/2018
13:09
In the 1970's it was known as asset stripping Jim Slater of Slater Walker , Ralli Trust ...a lot of it went on. Slightly different modus operandi but they all went under due to the weight of debt if memory serves. Are we waking up to the fact that Government Debt , Corporate and Personal Debt has the potential to bring everything crashing down. Time will tell as ever
ignoble
20/1/2018
12:23
GOSH IT WAS A COMPLICATED STORY By Telegraph staff 10:23PM BST 06 Jun 2014 Would you believe it? The same private equity owners behind the float flop of Saga - the insurer that doesn’t want to be called an insurer – are at it again and ready for a second shot at a London Stock Exchange listing. Acromas, owned by private equity groups CVC, Charterhouse and Permira, was a beast created through the £6.2bn merger of the AA and Saga - a heady binge on leverage in 2007. Just why those businesses were ever put together for any other purpose than for the buyout group to increase the debt level by 40pc and walk away with £2bn has never been truly debated. Saga’s refinancing and own listing last month began the unpicking of the bloated organisation. Back in 1905, when the Automobile Association started with just 100 motor enthusiasts as members, things were simple. But this all changed when the firm, run by its members, was demutualised in 1999, paving the way for a £1bn takeover by British Gas owner Centrica. It later realised that gas and petrolheads aren’t the best combination and sold the AA for £1.75bn to private equity groups CVC and Permira. The accelerated IPO process could still leave Acromas owning a 31pc stake in the AA, and there were mixed opinions in the City on how readily other institutions would buy more shares. Some City stalwarts pointed to the £3bn debt pile and that management had not provided real detail on how to significantly grow the business. However, others took a more pragmatic approach to the AA’s reliable cashflow generation and the fact 11 institutions had already signed on the dotted line to support the ownership change. then you see that.................. In 2011, Acromas added 716 new cars to its AA patrol fleet, bought driving school BSM and acquired home care providers, Nestor and Allied Healthcare. The investment into health care involves a lower- margin business compared to roadside rescue, but is faster growing given the demographics of Saga customers. With the acquisiton of Nestor and Allied, Saga is now the UK’s largest home care provider, with 40m visits a year. Under the Saga brand, the company also sold 150,000 holidays and insurance for 3m homes and 1.1m drivers. The AA, meanwhile, had 3.5m call-outs and cut 10,000 new keys for drivers locked out of their cars. Although debts reduced slightly, Acromas still labours under £4.3bn of bank debt, which racks up £207m in interest. The company, 22pc owned by employees, also has a £2.9bn “shareholder loan note” at 16pc interest a year, equating to £420m. This rolls up, to be paid when the group is sold or floated HAS ANYONE READ THAT DEBT FIGURE> and 16% rolled up interest!! So they float in may 2014 selling about 35% selling more in FEB 15 then again in MAY 15 and July 15 and December 15 before dumping the lot in April 16 Not sure how these City boys get away with this time after time. Just reading the history is frightening that all the money is sucked out. Tiger
castleford tiger
20/1/2018
12:04
Further information -- The Company (180 days), the Shareholder (180 days) and the Directors and Senior Managers in respect of their direct holdings of Shares in Saga (365 days) have committed to lock-up arrangements following Admission, which are subject to certain customary exemptions IT HAPPENED HERE TOO.
castleford tiger
20/1/2018
12:01
Agree with comments on flotation's. Furthermore price is often supported ( by lock ins and market news) till the selling party get the lock in period out of the way. Massive example was DFS.........as soon as the final tranche are away then the problems start. Most business exiting private equity or private buyers are often loaded with debt and costs stripped to get the valuation multiple as far as it can go. The AA another example. Its the loading with debt which can often drag them down. DIGNITY yesterday another example of too much debt built up during the good times. So pretty fundamental mistakes being made by some of our leaders. Tiger
castleford tiger
20/1/2018
10:35
So many IPO's are overpriced these days, you can often buy in 6 months - 3 years later at half the price. I generally avoid IPO's as they generally come when the business is peaking. Also look at the debt levels at Saga when it listed, enormous.
eastbourne1982
20/1/2018
10:30
my view was it was overpriced at flotation and particularly as that was coming from private equity , now on the face of it more realistic and as is pointed out free cash flow supports divi .
holts
19/1/2018
23:03
Markets work in a mysterious ways...if you think more buyers and the price rises and more sellers and the price falls is a myth!!!...
diku
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