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On February 3rd, Johnston Press Johnston Press (LON:JPR) put out an RNS stating that following an independent review their pension deficit has been reduced from £90m on 3/1/15 to £53m on 3/1/16. Following the announcement, the share price jumped 12%.This is a massive deficit reduction of 41% at one stroke which is unusual but not entirely unheard of. The company also stated that full details…

Recent UK IPOs have proved to be a rich seam for canny investors. The following three tables analyse UK IPOs over the previous 12 months to 30/10/2015. The data excludes investment trusts and REITS.The first table shows performance from first dealing dates to 30/10/15, both for absolute gains/losses and relative to the FTSE All Shares Index.The second table measures performance 3 months following the first…

Below is the text of an email I sent earlier today to Dmitrios Gryparis, Globo's Finance Director. The main issues have been unashamedly drawn from Paul Scott's blog of today (all E&OE are of course mine).  Any replies I receive will be published here."Dear Mr GryparisI am a Globo Plc investor who has been following your company’s fortunes fairly closely over the last 18 months.…

Today's Sunday Times carries an interesting article on the extent of pension fund liabilities in listed companies balance sheets and impact on prices. Nothing new in this for those who study financial results. What struck me as interesting is that the report saw a ratio of pension liabilities to net assets of 50% as a marker. Anything above 50% is a amber to red flag.…

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Carey - you have to be even handed in your view and should have said : " ...the buying opportunity will have gone or sitting on a major loss would been avoided..."

My reading suggests that not only have they problems with contract renewals but the recently acquired company Accumuli is not performing as expected. Too risky for me. Besides I no longer take a punt with falling knives. Have elastoplast on both hands.

Company REFS : 2016 Estimates Pre tax = 20.6m eps = 44.2p ( 42p for 2017) eps growth = 12.7%

Re. £G4M Here is an interesting tabulation showing how this company compares with EU competition. About 18 months out of date, but good enough for a general overview. Source: Admission Document.

Hi Paul - £G4M  I share your enthusiasm about this company and today's results are outstanding. I have been building up a stake since July and topped up again today. To take up your request for anything bearish to mention, the company is planning on opening two distribution centres/ hubs ove FY2017, one in Sweden and the other in Germany. That will require capital expenditure.…

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