In this digital age everyone goes multi-tasking, you may even see photographers 'righting' articles!! (another bad slip of the dyslectic pen)
JPR as a company remains on the cusp (IMHO), but is that to rise from the ashes or become them. read ftse's posts as he has a good insight, so does selldot but he seems to have gone AWOL. I remain a hope for the best person. I also don't like share consolidations, I would have profered a 10 t1 ONE.
Thanks for posting the AH email scoobi, good to know you are appreciated and working hard to deliver improvements at JPR, I don't think the news has filtered out to other potential investors yet - but it will and then we will get the steady rise.
Well done Mr FTSE, I hope your timing is spot on and you have hit the low spot and the steady rise in share price soon follows. You have always been honest with your opinion and research so deserve success and your success is our success!! Good luck. I think you must agree the email to JP staff as posted by scoobi is very encouraging. This share has to be a good buy on a) potential fundamentals and then the possibility of a merger or takeover.
When is the closed period for JPR? Selldot had said 'no comments' will be made from him ( I think it is him!) in the closed period. I can't see anything as dramatic as Phoenix rises or death knells in December, steady progress with the odd hiccup is the best we can hope for. It is fair to say Ashley H has had to dig deep in many ways to get JP back on track and without his efforts, and low interest rates have helped, JP would not exist in 2014 /15 , shareholder value would be less than today's or nothing. The referendum is worrying investors and market sentiment so next week is not going to be good for any shares. JP can't say anything about the referendum or where it will base post no or yes! It's tied to reporting news not making it. After the dust has settled Ashley H and the board can start to reinforce decisions ie make plans to perhaps have a split site HQ, admin in Scotland and important stuff moving south. ( that is if my memory is correct with h q being north of the boarder?)
Ftse - I think that is your first post of the heart rather than the head, I like the 'head' ones best !
Perhaps a little more confidence returning to PVCS with the resolution of the arbitration and the possible shortage of silicon wafers. We have been treading water for a long time and it would be good to move away from bargain basement levels into a grown up company once again. The release of company numbers would take the guess work out of the game , so here is hoping. Yes still holding! At buy in levels now with the latest news? It does at a little to available research. Good luck all.
Reply appreciated, with what I read as an honest post, it highlights your position and views of the company as you see them. It seems your 6) reply is as good as a Mark in the opinion box, I wonder if mr ftse has seen that! Let's hope it all comes together to bring JPR back on a healthy footing. We know it will not happen overnight but steady progress coupled with honesty when there are headwinds, which there will be, may be we will move to be a successful business again. GL all holders and future holders!
Thanks JPP79, I hope your move from JP has been a success for you and your family . You raise some interesting points through your observations. I feel ftse invader will endorse many of your thoughts / observations and question also how JP will translate digital into cash, without the help of smoke and mirrors. The strategy from A H must be spelt out and clear enough to engage staff at all levels and abilities, or for team leaders to translate into workable strands. Sounds easy!! We all know it is not, I hope AH is up to it.
(Come on jo pavey, just an aside!)
Welcome selldot, my q's will follow, slow brain syndrome.
Have you noticed the opinion box ? It does have options!
Just for starters is middle management up to the job, do they encourage, support, train /educate encourage accuracy , follow up ideas and weaknesses? Can you get rid of staff who let the others down. Is client support discussed ie churn of SME's, I assume big advertisers are looked after very well. I've only known one person who eorked at JPR and he wasn't very happy there, is there generally a good team spirit? Thanks for putting your head above the parapet . We did have an employee on the board before but he has faded away. Is the Yorkshire post yours - that is a good publication .
Good response ftse invader at 9-10. I tried to respond earlier to your 14-25 post but fat fingers lost the lot and I couldn't do it all again!! Keep giving your views, we don't have to agree with it all but it normally gives an insight to help with our investment quest. You haven't given me any sleepless nights yet but nor am I investing more. Sounds like a hold from me then! I assume yesterday's 6.9 x 10 to the 6th was a buy. Not yours then! I think the local titles will always have local support and the skill is getting the platform correct for the time, we are without doubt moving to a digital community and companies know they have to engage in more than one format to increase access figures. Autotrader is still a national format and majaski sold it at the right time, but we still want local information re cars, houses, jobs, ads as well as news. The what's on pages attract readers who then use the ads and then spread the word! Changes in format will not lead to quick fix revenue increases but steady changes will be sustainable, will JPR still be around by then- you probably know better than me! Now as for the company strategy I agree it needs spelling out, and tell us that the basics are being done accurately. I remember a trades person (yes he was a man!) saying he was frustrated with the accounts dept, you can't have that at any time. The customer has to be looked after or they will take their business and their mates elsewhere,
Thanks for the update 'invader' always good to have the latest views from yourself, it keeps me questioning my policy. That is good! I appreciate your concerns regarding digital and the changes that appear to be difficult and slowish. I am sure digital is the way advertising will go in the fullness of time but when and how will it become profitable. We have stopped having news papers in the house and so use the web for research now. I agree regarding the lack of strategy news but now the finances are in place I hope that AH van focus on strategy and investor relations.
Rising steadily, trinity mirror had a good statement yesterday and they highlighted their online platform as a growth area, let's hope that is genuine and not smoke and mirrors (pun intended!!) so fingers remain crossed for jpr's next update. Any invader news mr ftse? Did you take the plunge and buy a few? Is JPR still on your radar? GL all.
Share price up over 10% today. This co will not be independent for much longer. Mr Robinson will be the deal maker and move on to bigger things . DYOR but look for the signs, they seem very positive to me, PEG or Trakm8. C21 has a lot going for it and things to offer a rival co. The loss of a customer may turn out to be an advantage to the share price.
Thanks for the update / thoughts as to a possible future option for both JPR and TNI, interesting if the whispers become a little louder. I would agree JPR need to post a satisfactory set of numbers at the half year stage or investors will move away. I think the survivors in the business will be the ones who from now on push the boundaries of journalistic delivery in the next phase of creativity. When you think of the developments since the millennium and the ideas that are on the scrap heap you can see how developmental costs can soon swallow any potential profit and pull a co. down to its knees. As a share holder I hope the board /AH have the flair to take us forwards with a balanced delivery platform, which is profitable!! GL all.