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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Spaceandpeople Plc LSE:SAL London Ordinary Share GB00B058DS79 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 11.50 11.00 12.00 11.50 11.50 11.50 0.00 08:00:21
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 2.8 -3.6 -17.2 - 2

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23/1/2015
08:24
I have just doubled up. Very cheap indeed still given that update. Sounds like they are confident for 2015 and I'm taking the view that they are probably over their nasty blip. The Group is very entrepeneurial and so it will be interesting to see the higher margin products coming through.
topvest
23/1/2015
08:18
Yes, bouncing back strongly (up 24%) at present on the back of: http://www.investegate.co.uk/spaceandpeople-plc--sal-/rns/pre-close-trading-update/201501230700089162C/ Unfortunately I sold my holding after the September trading statement. But credit to Mrs Impvesta who refused to follow suit, retaining her holding, and so was able to give me a triumphant gloat this morning when I told her about the positive trading statement!
impvesta
23/1/2015
08:08
A really good update this morning. Looks like the recovery is on!
topvest
19/1/2015
16:07
Wear some waterpproof trouser with bicycle clips securing them firmly around your ankles!
envirovision
19/1/2015
15:02
Should be due a trading update/pre close rns within the next 7 days if following last year's timetable. If no news then (imo) potentially bad vibes -
pugugly
29/12/2014
15:35
Yes, I was thinking that. Definitely a positive sign. Is this a double bottom from a chart perspective? Given this, you would expect a good trading period over Christmas. Hopefully, 2015 will see the road to a strong recovery here after a truly terrible 2014.
topvest
29/12/2014
14:47
Signs from recent price action that this one has turned the corner or is it just an illiquid market in the shares. Can sell a pile but not buy in quantity.
callumross
07/11/2014
09:05
Interesting and agreed need for more accurate forecasts BUT apart from making sure that local shopping regulations permit certain activities (which was one of the difficulties) the CRITICAL factor is how promoters are going to allocate their budgets this Christmas - In other words did the revenue/consumer response and subsequent uptake meet or surpass their expecations - If yes they will re-book if NO SAL are toast. I know SAL management have a lot of skin in the game and run a tight ship but there are two sides to the business - The availability of space which has hopefully now been addressed and the demand by promoters for this space. So far as I am concerned the level of Christmas demand has not been advised and is critical. The company should know by now and I would hope for an rns shortly. The longer the announcement is delayed the more concerned I will be - To put it another way - SAL are a bit like a hotel - If rooms are not let the revenue is gone for good.
pugugly
06/11/2014
20:44
Yes, I'm optimistic for next year. Agree with the comments. The share price has stabilised of late and I think if they can get through this year reasonably on forecast with a better outlook and a 2p dividend then things will start to look much better. If you look back at their financial record it has all been very good, except the last 12 months. There is no reason why they can't get back on track with some discipline to go with their obvious entrepreneurial flare.
topvest
06/11/2014
06:34
Paul, thank you for your thoughts on SAL. At one time SAL were an appreciable part of my portfolio and with, at the time, a decent paper profit. I managed to sell early on the day of the first profits warning and fortunately came away without profit or loss. I was however a touch disenchanted with the management team who in my opinion did not have their finger on the pulse of what was happening in the company; something which takes a lot of forgiving in my view. Whilst I like the business concept I feel I will only enter another trade with SAL once some really positive momentum is built up in terms of share price and encouraging trading statements. I rather hope that they can sort out the business plan as such niche markets are often so promising.
hatter2
05/11/2014
23:23
This is my current thinking on SAL, for what it's worth. Obviously the company has had a bad year, and has disappointed, we know all that. So what happens next? They've got a good, niche core business. They've run into a series of problems this year, and have cut costs & are sorting out the problems. Give them time, and I think it will be on the mend in 2015. 2p divi indicated for spring 2015. I think a reasonably reassuring trading update after Xmas should see these shares recover to maybe 65-75p. Then we'll need further confirmation that the problems have been fixed properly for hopefully a continued share price recovery to about 100p maybe by the middle of next year? That's just a guess, but it's how I could see things panning out. Management own about 20%, and hence are properly incentivised. When I last met management, they were clearly passionate about turning the company around, and indicated that the company is NOT under any financial pressure. The Balance Sheet is OK, with little to no debt, so no concerns there. I'm supportive of management, and think they will turn it around, so from this level there's good upside in my view. It's not going bust, as they can strip out more costs if necessary. Everyone is on the same page about turning it around, so it's just a question of waiting to see what happens. Management have also recognised that they need to be much more cautious with forecasts in future. So they need to steer the market towards a base case forecast which can be achieved even if a few things disappoint. Then any out-performance is icing on the cake. But we can't have another profit warning. It's still profitable. So a disappointing share so far, but it will recover in my view. Regards, Paul.
paulypilot
04/11/2014
21:53
topvest - everybody seems to be on the same page so I think we are just curious to substantiate MagC claims. But for me the directors significant shareholding is the best safeguard in this scenario so am not too bothered anyway.
vinnegar
04/11/2014
21:21
If they spent £10-20k on a good annual event, that's very good value. This is a capitalist company, not a charity or socialist convention. Ridiculous comments in my view.
topvest
04/11/2014
14:09
Doesn't Matthew Bending (CEO) own like 10% of the equity and therefore it is rather unlikely he would accept wasting his own money on something which is too extravagant? I would say that given significant management shareholding I am less worried about the conflicts of interests as I see CEO rather aligned with other shareholders. What do you guys think? Still interested to see how much it cost and some more details, so please come forward MagC if you have any more specifics.
vinnegar
04/11/2014
08:25
BG &tv:_ Agreed needs to get involved and spend time to get to know the executives and their teams. The fact that no answer from MagC yet and the fact that he/she only stated using this handle on 3rd Nov 2014 suggests to me that he/she may be an employee or very recent ex-employee. However I stand by my previous comment - What appears to be extravagant out of office expenditure on a get to know you exercise is (from my experience which is considerable) a negative rather than a positive - Hence my initial request for details. Memo to self and other holders - Need to ask the coy "How much and Where" next time we speak. My worry is we now have a big Company Chairman who might just think big company levels of expenditure.
pugugly
03/11/2014
21:25
You certainly cannot say that SAL have been anything other than careful with their money historically. Directors remuneration for example has been modest relative to the success achieved in prior years. If they have spent a couple of grand away somewhere then that sounds like money very well spent to me!
topvest
03/11/2014
18:39
It might even be that Martin was a good guy, who just wanted to retire! My own view in terms of the PLC board, is that the company should slim to around two exec directors and four useful non-execs, but I don't suspect Martin's decision is (in the main) related to anyone's view of board composition. Perhaps it would be good for the company to have a separate executive board reporting to the PLC board. MagC, you mention about the new chairman organising to spend some time with his new colleagues. That sounds an excellent idea if true. Presumably your only issue might be one of cost? If you can provide numbers to back your view that it was 'extravagant' I'd be very interested - otherwise, I'll simply assume he was doing what I'd hope for in a cost conscious and appropriate manner. Just for clarity on that subject, I in no way wish to deter employees or recent ex-employees from pointing out wrong-doing or activities that are not in shareholders interests - just please provide sufficient information to ensure it is such, not just tittle tattle.
briangeeee
03/11/2014
15:37
Well you chaps are an optimistic bunch. If you look at the accounts, they appear to have MD overload. Matthew Bending does this role so it seems pretty logical to me to move this chap out and save a six figure sum and more.
topvest
03/11/2014
09:17
This will end up insolvent imo.
envirovision
03/11/2014
07:57
Night of the long knives ?? So soon before what should be the peak revenue period the immediate departure (?? forced ??) of an ExecutiveDirector may indicate bad news in the pipeline. http://www.investegate.co.uk/spaceandpeople-plc--sal-/rns/directorate-change/201411030700167669V/ Decision ?? Bail out and take a major hit or top up - The water is very murky (IMO etc) Anyone have any direct knowledge about Martin Kemp that has not been on the web site ??
pugugly
07/10/2014
07:26
I think you will find that many if not most of the companies that Hammond is a director of are group companies of Forth Ports so not too concerned about this. I had not realized that David Henderson-Williams had left and can find no RNS to that effect.
cerrito
07/10/2014
06:11
Good heavens seeing Mr.Hammond's extensive list of directorships I question if he has the time for SAL?
gac141
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