Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Roland Head The AO World (LSE: AO) share price has risen by 250% so far this year. Yesterday, AO shares rose by 30% in a single day.In this article I’ll explain what’s happened at the online electrical retailer. I’ll also explain what I think shareholders and potential buyers should do now.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A lockdown winnerThis year’s lockdown and work-from-home policies have had a brutal impact on some businesses. But for others, they’ve created an incredible surge of demand. AO World appears to be one of the winners.On Thursday, the company said that sales for the six months to 30 September rose by 57% to £715m, compared to the same period last year. UK sales rose by 54%, while sales from the group’s smaller business in Germany rose by 83%.These are amazing results, but I think it’s worth looking at what the company didn’t say in yesterday’s update.What about profits?AO sales have grown strongly in recent years, but the company has struggled to make any real profits. Will that change in 2020–21? I’m not sure.Thursday’s trading update didn’t include any mention of upgraded profit guidance for the current year. This suggests to me that AO’s historically low profit margins haven’t improved much.Indeed, the only mention of profit I could find related to Germany. AO said that it expected the German business to turn a full-year profit during the 2021–22 financial year. In other words, not until next year.Of course, all retailers have experienced extra costs this year. I’d imagine that handling a huge surge in demand while dealing with COVID-19 safety issues has not been easy. But I’m still struggling to get comfortable with the AO story.The AO share price looks too high to meLegendary US investor Warren Buffett once said that “you pay a very high price in the stock market for a cheery consensus”. I think that’s the case here.AO World shares now trade on about 38 times forecast earnings, giving the group a market cap of £1.4bn. To put this in context, AO’s much larger rival Dixons Carphone trades on just 10 times forecast earnings. Dixons’ sales have also strongly risen this year. Historically it’s been much more profitable than AO World.AO World says that it believes appliance sales have made a permanent shift online and that this will support future growth. Perhaps. But AO still needs to make money. So far it hasn’t really done this.I’m also concerned that AO is reporting an increase in contract cancellations in its mobile phone business, due to changing customer habits. To me, this sounds similar to problems reported by Dixons Carphone. If I’m right, then this could be an expensive headache for AO.I have a lot respect for what AO founder and CEO John Roberts has achieved. But as an investment, I don’t see the appeal. Until I see evidence that AO is making real, cash profits, I’ll be staying away. At current levels, I’d rate the stock as no more than a hold. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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196 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: app data Justgiving Technology ThankQ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Howard Lake | 3 July 2012 | News JustGiving has announced two new CRM apps that will allow charities that use Salesforce and thankQ to import their JustGiving data directly into their existing fundraising database.The apps were developed using JustGiving’s open platform technology.SupporterCRM has been developed in conjunction with the Salesforce.com foundation and technology firm appiChar to allow any charity to integrate their JustGiving reports with Salesforce. The app includes access to the donated Salesforce not-for-profit starter pack, giving any charity 10 licenses to use Salesforce.The thankQ JustGiving module allows charities to communicate directly with JustGiving to bring fundraising pages, along with their donations, directly into thankQ. This functionality allows charities to upload custom CRM codes to JustGiving at both event and page level. The module should help save time for charities in that it eliminates the need for manual processing.JustGiving’s open platform allows any third party to develop new tools using its fundraising and reporting technology. There is a clear demand from charities wanting to connect JustGiving with their fundraising database. Earlier this year, 61% of charities surveyed by JustGiving reported an interest in achieving this.www.justgiving.com JustGiving announces apps that integrate with Salesforce and thankQ
Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Alpha Chi Omega’s fashion show raises awareness about domestic violence Search for the perfect horse Facebook Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ Nicole Strong World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ printThere’s a new dining option rolling through campus. TCU Dining Services is now serving brown rice sushi. Students can try free samples or purchase the sushi at Union Grounds in the Brown-Lupton University Union.Retail director Rick Flores said the idea came from the dining service committee and student requests. He said that students were asking for healthier alternatives at the BLUU, King Family Commons and Mary Couts Burnett Library.Audio Playerhttps://www.tcu360.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Brown-Rice.m4a00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The health benefits of brown rice vs. white rice Venngage InfographicsFlores added that the sushi served around campus is made fresh and daily. The brown rice sushi can be identified by a “Brown Rice” sticker shown on the front of the packaging. Flores said Dining Services intentionally placed the sticker for students to be able to distinguish between the two options. “We had to make sure that we had a brown rice sticker on the packaging and not just have it on the ingredient list because it looks different from regular sushi rice,” he said. “Sushi rice is a little bit brighter white so we didn’t want the impression to come across like the rice was not fresh and we wanted to make sure the students were aware that this is a brown rice product.” Sophomore political science and Spanish & Hispanic Studies double major Morgan Williams said she was excited about the new product.“Whenever I visit Asian restaurants I’ll typically order brown rice sushi, so I’m really glad the BLUU is now offering this healthier option,” she said. The brown rice sushi will be offered regularly this fall. To leave feedback for dining services, visit tcu.sodexomyway.com. </p><section><h2>Brown Rice Vs. White Rice</h2></section><section><h2>Brown Rice</h2></section><section><h3>White Rice</h3></section><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Linkedin The “Brown Rice” sticker displayed on the front of the packaging (TCU360/Nicole Strong). + posts Pi Phi Wing competition promotes literacy Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Delta Gamma goes for gold with Lectureship event Previous article10 Frogs earn Academic All Big-12Next articleSorority raises money for Ronald McDonald House Nicole Strong RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/
Home Local News City overhauls downtown incentive programs Facebook Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bronchos renew acquaintances with Eagles in area round of playoffsNext articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High caps spring slate with Red and White Game admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest OC employee of the year always learning Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp City leaders approved an overhaul of two public incentive programs on Thursday aimed at spurring downtown development, reworking grants the city offers so the funds will be used in a more concentrated area and setting stricter criteria for eligible projects.Members of the Odessa City Council and their appointees on the Odessa Development Corporation, which oversees a fund intended for economic development, say they hope the changes will yield better results revitalizing a long blighted area.Effective immediately, grants the city offers for sprucing up the facade or infrastructure of a downtown building will be awarded on a tiered system — offering the most money for projects closest to Grant Avenue and the city-supported hotel and convention center being built nearby. The downtown boundary approved in 2015 remains: from First Street to 10th Street and Adams Avenue to Bernice Avenue. But grants would be awarded on a tiered scale so that projects spanning further from the core of that area are eligible for less public money.Downtown properties that are already for sale could not receive the grants. And there would be requirements to reimburse the city for grant money awarded if property owners sell within two years of receiving public funds.“If their intent is to sell that business, why would the city want to support that… and increase their return,” Marrero said.Other changes approved Thursday included setting $200,000 as the cap for an infrastructure grant one property owner can receive, and establishing stricter criteria on what that money can be used for. Property owners already had to match, at a minimum, the grant amount awarded by the city. And none of the projects awarded so far have come close to the new cap. Now, the city will only award infrastructure grants for improvements required by City Code. No longer can a property owner seek public money under the infrastructure grant program for improvements like Wi/Fi, parking lot upgrades or equipment specific to the property instead of the business. In the past, officials including District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales had objected to public money being used for expenses such as buying kitchen exhaust hoods. That would no longer be allowed.City officials also revised the facade grant program, choosing to raise the maximum amount of funds a property owner can receive to $25,000, while eliminating a provision allowing big buildings or properties on corner lots to receive a greater amount. The City Council and the ODC created the downtown grant programs in early 2016, and city officials say they have always been seen as temporary. So far, the city has awarded more than $500,000 worth of the downtown grants. Recipients included a cafe and a shooting range downtown — projects that city officials lauded. But other grants helped fund facelifts to attorneys’ offices and in one case incentivized a private parking lot, raising questions about the effectiveness of the programs.After funding a flooring businesses on the fringes of the downtown boundary, the City Council and the ODC decided put the brakes on the programs in March until the city could overhaul them.“We want the area by the convention center to look the best, and we need to give Downtown Odessa a little bit of direction to say: These are the most important areas, contact these owners, let’s work with them,” Mayor David Turner said at the time, referring to the city department managing the programs.The City Council signaled they may further amend the programs. District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff said she wanted to create exceptions for certain types of businesses identified as key to drawing more people to the area, such as restaurants, entertainment venues and shops. She suggested allowing those businesses to receive the full grants amounts as long as they build within the downtown boundary. “I want a loophole,” Graff said. “I want people to come in and put in a restaurant. I want people to put in entertainment — A business that will attract people.” Facebook Local News City overhauls downtown incentive programs WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Creamy Fruit SaladFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – May 10, 2018 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Grant Avenue Application of Zoning and Design Overlay.
Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – September 26, 2014 Pinterest WhatsApp Post-mortem to be carried out on 19-year-old woman found dead in Derry Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter Google+ Previous articleDonegal company wins best new company at Ploughing ChampionshipsNext articleRyder Cup: Day 1 Fourballs News Highland A post-mortem examination will be held today to determine the cause of death of a young woman who died in Derry early yesterday morning.The 19-year-old died after being taken to Altnagelvin Hospital, and detectives are appealing for information to trace her last movements.A man remains in custody in relation to her death.The dead woman hasn’t been named by police, but Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey, who is leading the enquiry has confirmed that she was 19, and from Co Down. She was in Derry as part of her university studies to become a nurse.Shortly before 2.30 yesterday morning, paramedics were called to a flat at Cromore Gardens, where they found the woman unconscious at the foot of some stairs. She was taken to hospital, where she later died.DCI Harvey says police know she was in a nightclub in the city centre with friends on Wednesday night, and they believe she left the nightclub in a taxi at about 1am.He says police are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances of this death, adding that if anyone saw anything unusual in the Cromore Gardens area, they are asked to contact the detectives at Strand Road police station by calling the 101 non-emergency number and asking for extension 57072.A 21-year-old man who was arrested yesterday remains in custody at the Antrim serious crime suite. Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North
1. We examined published studies relating resting oxygen consumption to body mass and temperature in post-larval teleost fish. The resulting database comprised 138 studies of 69 species (representing 28 families and 12 orders) living over a temperature range of c. 40 °C. 2. Resting metabolic rate (Rb; mmol oxygen gas h–1) was related to body mass (M; wet mass, g) by Rb = aMb, where a is a constant and b the scaling exponent. The model was fitted by least squares linear regression after logarithmic transformation of both variables. The mean value of scaling exponent, b, for the 69 individual species was 0·79 (SE 0·11). The general equation for all teleost fish was 1nRb = 0·80(1nM) – 5·43. 3. The relationship between resting oxygen consumption and environmental temperature for a 50-g fish was curvilinear. A typical tropical fish at 30°C requires approximately six times as much oxygen for resting metabolism as does a polar fish at 0°C. This relationship could be fitted by several statistical models, of which the Arrhenius model is probably the most appropriate. The Arrhenius model for the resting metabolism of 69 species of teleost fish, corrected to a standard body mass of 50 g, was 1nRb = 15·7 – 5·02.T–1, where T is absolute temperature (103 × K). 4. The Arrhenius model fitted to all 69 species exhibited a lower thermal sensitivity of resting metabolism (mean Q10 = 1·83 over the range 0–30 °C) than typical within-species acclimation studies (median Q10 = 2·40, n = 14). This suggests that evolutionary adaptation has reduced the overall thermal sensitivity of resting metabolism across species. Analysis of covariance indicated that the relationships between resting metabolic rate and temperature for various taxa (orders) showed similar slopes but significantly different mean rates. 5. Analysis of the data for perciform fish provided no support for metabolic cold adaptation (the hypothesis that polar fish show a resting metabolic rate higher than predicted from the overall rate/temperature relationship established for temperate and tropical species). 6. Taxonomic variation in mean resting metabolic rate showed no relationship to phylogeny, although the robustness of this conclusion is constrained by our limited knowledge of fish evolutionary history.
With the sale of its quiche manufacturing plant to The Food Investment Group at the end of January, Milton Keynes-based Giles Foods closed the door on nearly 30 years of producing and selling chilled quiches. But why sell a successful business that had grown by 150% in its previous year? The answer, says Giles, is added-value bread.Giles has just completed the final phase of building a state-of-the-art speciality bread bakery, at a cost of over £5m. This is situated just around the corner from the old quiche factory. The site has been built in two phases: the initial phase saw construction of a speciality bakery, which has been fitted out with three automated bread lines. This now feeds a new added-value plant, with four automated lines, able to pack into chilled or frozen formats. Realistic pricesBaguettes, ciabatta, focaccia, flat breads, slices and ‘tear-and-share’ are all produced at the new facility. Giles says it offers retailers and foodservice customers quality products, made to individual specifications, at realistic prices. To do this, the firm operates at high technical standards and completed the first full audit of the new site in February, gaining British Retail Consortium (BRC) Accreditation, grade A.While this was happening, the company says it has kept its focus on the Danish pastry market. It has also upgraded its Warminster site, nearly doubling it in size. This site, too, has just achieved BRC accreditation, grade A. Giles Foods’ technical director Cindy Lester says: “To gain grade A accreditation on both sites, while going through the turmoil of selling a major part of the business, has been an immense achievement by all members of the team. It was a real test of our systems and their robustness.” Shop floor upwardsAs a privately owned and managed company, Giles Foods does not have a complicated decision-making structure. The management runs the company from the shop floor upwards. Having turned over nearly £28m a year, before the sale of its quiche business, Giles now has ambitions to double its business from its new base of £13m over the next two years.“‘Who are you?’ has been a question too often asked by buyers, when being contacted by the sales team,” says David Marx, sales and marketing director. “With buyers in high street retailers changing every 18 months to two years, we have to make a lasting impact. In order to do that, we will lead in development, quality and reliability.”
Belcolade (Belgium) is launching a new Collection range of single-origin chocolate.”From cocoa plantations of Costa Rica, Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, Peru and Venezuela, it will help bakers, chocolatiers and pastry chefs capitalise on the rising demand for single-origin chocolate,” says Matt Crumpton, marketing director of Puratos UK. “It offers a