I Read The News Today Oh Boy! 8-Mar-2019 (& March 2019 Update)

Friday, Mar 08 2019 by

Morning all!

Note: I have posted my March 2019 Update (which covers my February Buys & Sells) - You can find it here if you wish to have a quick read on this quietish news day.

Goal Soccer Centres ( Goals Soccer Centres (LON:GOAL) ) – 56p – £42m – PER 9.8

Trading Update – Ouch! New auditors, accounting errors, reviewing practices, FY results to be materially below, covenants exceeded – First 2 months of the year strong with a LFL increase (how the hell do they know!).

This is going on my Avoid list for now.

PCF ( PCF (LON:PCF) ) – 32p – £69.3m – PER 9.2

Trading Update – First 5 months in-line with management's expectations.

Huge DEBT here but it is probably acceptable given the nature of the business. This remains on my Watchlist and I am quite tempted (if I can get my head round that Debt!). 

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Goals Soccer Centres plc is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in the operation of outdoor soccer centers. The Company operates in the United Kingdom and United States, and operates in the operation of soccer centers segment. The Company offers 5-a-side soccer centers across approximately 50 centers in the United Kingdom and one in Los Angeles, the United States. The Company's centers are in locations, including Aberdeen, Beckenham North, Beckenham South, Chingford , Coventry, Sheffield, Norwich, Sunderland, Teeside, Bexleyheath, Birmingham (Perry Barr), Birmingham (Star City), Black Country (Wolverhampton), Kingston (Tolworth), Bradford, Bristol North, Bristol South, Glasgow South, Wimbledon, Plymouth and Heathrow, among others. The Company's subsidiary includes Goals Soccer Centres Inc, which is engaged in the trading business. more »

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PCF Group plc, formerly Private & Commercial Finance Group plc, is engaged in banking business. The Company offers retail savings products for individuals. In addition, the Company deploys those funds through its two lending divisions such as consumer finance and business finance. Consumer finance, which provides finance for motor vehicles to consumers. Business finance, which provides finance for vehicles, plant and equipment to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Company also provides both depositors and borrowers with a service and a straightforward, range of products tailored to suit their needs. more »

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MrContrarian 8th Mar 1 of 1

My morning smallcap tweet: Auditor blows whistle on Goals.

Goals Soccer Centres (LON:GOAL), Big Sofa Technologies (LON:BST), Non-Standard Finance (LON:NSF)

Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) FY results will be materially below expectations and publication delayed due to discovery of accounting errors. Reviewing some accounting practices and policies. Breached covenant on 31 Dec. Recent LFL positive.
Big Sofa Technologies (BST) FY rev up 29% but still a big loss of £3.4m (£3.9m). Cost cutting. Going concern stmt - will need funds or cut costs more if sales targets missed.
Non Standard Finance (NSF) FY U/L results ahead of consensus forecasts. Rev up 39% to £166.5m, normalised EPS up 8% to 3.7p. F/C rev £162m, EPS 3.93p. NSF must have an easier EPS F/C no to beat than Stockopedia.

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