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  • Holiday musing by Guitaman
    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:19:00 GMT

    It does strike me that the longer this cool weather carries on up north the more late bookings jet2 will get

    G By Guitaman
  • Re: sp -hedging by tejo
    Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:25:00 GMT

    Guitaman, you may well be right but it may depend on how they hedge their fuel and currencies.

    The reason for the reduction in profit last year appears to be losses on hedging despite the falling fuel price. I do not know how their hedging works but if they had simply bought their fuel requirements forward, the contracts would simply have worked their way through the time period of the hedge. To actually incur losses seems to imply a contract for difference type hedge.. If they have done the same for this year, the falling oil price may not help. Just a guess. By tejo
  • Re: sp by Guitaman
    Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:41:00 GMT

    I note from the accounts that the average hedged price of fuel (US$ per tonne) has only fallen by 4%. Therefore the benefit of falling oil price is still to come.

    Cheers
    G By Guitaman
  • Re: SP by casey5521
    Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:55:00 GMT

    Tejo

    From bitter experience, I can say that if you top up, the SP will crash; if you don't, it will be 600p before you know it

    There again, I have topped up and the SP continues to rise...I have done something right....

    Dart is not a minnow penny share, but a billion £ company, so it will be much more stable than AMC / JLP
    My advice BUY, but WTFDIK

    GLA
    KC By casey5521
  • Re: sp by tejo
    Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:55:00 GMT

    Thanks Tiger. I had never heard of Dart until when the oil price started to fall and I looked to see who would benefit it was clear that holiday airlines and their consumer customers were high on the list. I bought Easyjet -Flybe and Dart without looking at the fundamentals, which, for me, is unusual. I have been happily astonished at the rise in the sp of Dart which has outperformed Easyjet and Flybe and have now just looked at their accounts. Quite honestly, if I had looked at their accounts first, I would never have bought the shares. The profit actually went down and the shareholders' equity reduced substantially. Although there were some one off items, the figures that standout are the losses on the hedging of both fuel and currency. It rather looks as if they use derivatives rather than forward buying. the conclusion is that their market activities are as important as their trading, in terms of the impact on the P and L. Nevertheless one is left with the impression of a very well run company riding the crest of a wave and with the Chairman owning a third of the company that he has built up, the omens are good for the future whilst the UK economy steadily improves and incomes rise. I also like the fact that the growth has been organic and the assets are real rather than intangible. The sp looks very expensive on any historical basis but I shall ignore all that since lucky instinct brought me on board which is where I shall remain and may add a few more more. If the UK economy goes backwards it will be the time to reduce imho By tejo
  • Re: CT -- Fastjet by Tenobas
    Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:06:00 GMT

    Thanks, I value your opinion.

    I guess there might emerge risks in the regulatory framework, air safety, governance etc but I think you think that there is no question that budget airlines are there to stay.

    So why is it a problem that it is at an early stage? I would be more worried if they had been chewing away at this bone for ten years and were getting nowhere fast.

    I don't favour Flybe for two reasons: 1) the pension deficit, 2) I cannot see who would want to buy into an operation based on aircraft with 80 seats. (Not even Dart?)

    Regarding the risk reward ratio I think that Africa wants this company to succeed and that would be worth a lot.
    By Tenobas
  • Re: SP by CASTLEFORD TIGER
    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:36:00 GMT

    It was last Saturday back.so mega peak season.
    As she said the A320 was 50% full and our 757 was 98% full.

    The great thing for shareholders is the fact that we have HOLIDAYMAKERS via JET2 HOLIDAYS now taking up 50% of the seats. So DART don't have to offer silly prices.

    On the same day my daughter booked last Thursday Mon was 100.00 DTG was 152.00.

    As for the top well I reduced my holding but I can see 600p now based on EPS current year jumping to mid to high 40`s...profits being 100 million.

    Tiger By CASTLEFORD TIGER
  • Re: CT -- Fastjet by CASTLEFORD TIGER
    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:30:00 GMT

    I think its still in the very early stage of development.

    Think if you want a punt back "Flybe ".

    If you are wanting a safe Airline back EZY.

    The shares were 2.5p fell to 1p and then consolidated. Did watch it for a time but even for a gambler like me...its very high risk..do I need that?
    Think companies like MFX/LPA offer that gamble but a much better risk/reward.

    I will keep an eye on them, so good luck

    tiger By CASTLEFORD TIGER
  • hit £5 by KEEPING CALM MIKE
    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:17:00 GMT

    Inter day high hit £5, which will be a a great barrier to break ahead.

    If the Oil price stays around $50 then this could give some good savings for the foreseeable
    future and may help Dart.
    K.C.M By KEEPING CALM MIKE
  • Re: CT -- Fastjet by Tenobas
    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:34:00 GMT

    Y/E Dec 2014
    The loss was $30m
    The revenue was $53.7m

    The year on year revenue growth figures Jan to July were
    46%
    50%
    66%
    78%
    76%
    69%
    64%

    Their fuel costs are not hedged so that provides enough improvement to put them at break even Y/E 2015 or possibly even better since this is a low margin business.

    It is becoming clear that Africa wants non national operators and a loosening of the bilateral agreements straightjacket.. I think this company is not going to disappear but in the medium term these foot holds will become very profitable.

    The ending of the easyGroup management deal will also improve profitability.

    The one thing which gives me cause for concern is the sale of 3.5m shares (out of 66.4m issued) by
    Bryan Collings at 80p. I note that he is not one of the six granted share options over 3m shares but I suppose a NED would not get those.

    Maybe the current price of 91p has washed away that question mark?
    By Tenobas
  • SP by tejo
    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:13:00 GMT

    Whilst it is good of Tiger to splash the cash on our company, his canny daughter illustrates that there are cheaper alternatives, except maybe in peak season. I am happily puzzled by the huge rise in the SP during the last few months and can only assume that the northern economy has really translated into higher disposable incomes. Are the shares still a buy does anyone think -I would like to add to my holding but maybe the sp has peaked? By tejo
  • Re: CT -- Fastjet by MrMeerkat
    Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:38:00 GMT

    Figures on Stockopedia scream "basket-case". Losses have exceeded revenue for the past 3 years - that must take some doing. There look to have been large issues of new shares but balance sheet is still pants. What do you see that's promising?

    MM By MrMeerkat
  • CT -- Fastjet by Tenobas
    Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:38:00 GMT

    What do you think of FastJet (FJET).

    It looks to me to be very promising.
    By Tenobas
  • flight today by CASTLEFORD TIGER
    Sat, 08 Aug 2015 20:42:00 GMT

    Returning from Faro to Leeds today plane was again 98% full...I paid 250.00 plus each way.
    My daughter bought a 1 way back on monarch today 100.00 pounds but only 50% full.
    Out two Saturdays ago the plane was sold out.
    Both flights on their oldest 28 years 757/200arrived early.
    Faro was very busy with at least 6 jet 2 aircraft on the ground.
    The crew were happy ,the plane certainly did not look its age.

    I think that DART may well make 100 million if not this year then next.

    The whole experience was painless....even their car hire company came up trumps. Gold in Faro.
    All in all a good job done even though I paid over 1500 return for 3 seats!!

    tiger By CASTLEFORD TIGER
  • Nice rise by casey5521
    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:19:00 GMT

    Yet another nice journey north today

    By casey5521
  • Two articles by Libero
    Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:14:08 GMT

    analysing Dart

    link

    link

    The former strongly suggests DTG should do very well this summer / this year and thus I'm sticking it on the watchlist to see if I can get in after this sell-off period following the massive share price spike!
  • qpp by TrickyEFC
    Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:20:54 GMT

    Yes I put some of my gains into that and came out a loser. However hopefully wrn may make up the qpp loss. Seems a good little company DTG. Nice nubmer of shares in issue and a strong customer base. Also a quiet bb which is a nice change.
  • RE: dtg by Sandyshore
    Sat, 14 Mar 2015 09:31:54 GMT

    Yes, and unexpected. Ive sat with these for a year now. Had promised myself to sell at £3 after big dip in the summer, but just sitting now with a stop loss at £3.40. may go someway to sweetening my losses on IGAS, QPP and SULA!!
  • dtg by TrickyEFC
    Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:09:07 GMT

    Nice rise. Not invested but have been before and did me well. Well done holders.
  • forward contracts?? by cm45
    Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:12:28 GMT

    Recently sold all my DTG to bank profits and have not seen them named alongside Easyjet as beneficiaries of the oil price crash. Cant see any mention of whether DTG have bought oil forward but if not they should surely benefit hugely from cheap oil. Anyone know anything about this?
  • daily mail today by mikeep
    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:11:57 GMT

    I see the DM are doing their best to screw all the airlines with this over priced ruling. Compensation culture on this scale will be the death of cheap flights. And we can go back to the '80s and expensive shorthaul.... "Has your flight been delayed in the past six years? Here's how to claim compensation ... which could be as much as £480"
  • Tipped by Paul Scott by Libero
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:09:36 GMT

    and is reminding me of GTC right now - a good company whose profit warning was more of a blip that has opened up a potential buying opportunity.
  • Positive by mikeep
    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:17:53 GMT

    Very positive again today on decent volume again. Anything brewing?
  • RE: UPDATE by wearydoc
    Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:10:51 GMT

    Yep, well happy with share performance. Has decisively broken above 10 and 30 wk moving averages, with potential valuation of £4.53 using DCF method and £3.52 using Graham formula. 2/3 brokers = strong buy (the other is a hold) and the Blackpool airport closure seems to have gone past without any hiccups, might even produce some economies for the company. Very happy with my holding and the latest update. :)
  • UPDATE by mikeep
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:39:25 GMT

    Excellent update. As usual DTG never over do it. No mention of reduction in fuel costs which must help all parts of the business. Hopefully no exchange cover ups like last year and these have all been flushed out. What is the profit figure expected to be exceded ?
  • Blackpool airport by Tomohawk
    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:29:58 GMT

    Blackpool airport is to close on 15th October if a buyer cannot be found. Jet2 operated to 11 destinations and whenever I used it the planes were pretty full. Also the fares from here were higher compared to say Manchester playing on the convenience and handiness of Blackpool and the fact it's £90 return in a taxi to Manchester. With this airport gone customers loyalty to Jet2 will vanish.
  • Encouraging news by wearydoc
    Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:18:37 GMT

    Some news from TTG Digital about Dart S Heapy, CE. "the tail end of summer is looking slightly more encouraging and winter 2014 is pretty much where we expect to be, and summer 2015 within expectations", “Hopefully we’ve been through the worst and the market will recover.” The same problems have been encountered by other operators, with talk of overcapacity running though the industry. However, this threat subsided as the summer went on - enough for the group chairman, Philip Meeson, to talk of “uplift” in the market in September.
  • big trade by mikeep
    Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:52:59 GMT

    550k shares for 1.05m today and a slight rise in SP. Good to see a gradual increase since 180p on release of year end results. Still not sure how the hedging/exchange rate issue will affect future profits and am still baffled by the accounts and lack of transparency on this from last year. Hopefully business on all fronts is continuing to grow.
  • One profit warning may/often by jollyspeculator
    Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:59:23 GMT

    [....]...fill in the cliche "Outlook Taking people on holiday, whether through the sale of a flight or a full holiday package, and the distribution of produce and prepared foods sold by supermarkets, are much-needed, high-potential businesses. Our scale, experience and competitiveness in each sector gives us optimism in our outlook for the long-term growth of the Group. In relation to the current financial year, we are finding demand for leisure travel, this summer, to the markets we serve, less buoyant than we would have hoped for and market pricing weak. This may be due to the weather, the World Cup, or because the financial recovery hasn't yet taken hold in our home territory, the North of the UK. Unfortunately, therefore, in view of the current visibility we have of our remaining summer 2014 forward bookings, we now expect the current year operating profit outturn to be lower than previous market expectations."
  • Tough to value by jollyspeculator
    Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:57:42 GMT

    cos of all the hedges...so total net assets fell (and comprehensive income was negative) ...the op profit is not gauge of value creation here imv...with plenty going on elsewhere (hedges and leases in particular)