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Manchester United is one of the, if not the greatest football clubs on the planet. Forbes also rated it the most valuable sports franchise as well. In addition being the most popular club in the most popular sport in the world it's underperforming right now on the field. This is largely due to it's former manager Sir Alex Ferguson retiring and new manager David Moyes taking over. This is an adjustment period and for a club that is used to being in one of the top 3 positions in the EPL being at the number 7 sport seems somewhat disasterous. This is why it's time to invest in Manchester United. The club will spend the money to bring in the quality players that it will need to be successful. Hell they are almost like the New York Yankees in that aspect. Once Moyes has the right squad to play his brand of football then the value will increase. This certainly isn't a quick turn over but it will go up over time.Given the club has signed Moyes to a 5 year contract, recently agreed to a deal with star player Wayne Rooney it's only a matter of time before all the pieces of the puzzle come into play for Manchester United and they get back to the winning ways we were used to seeing under Sir Alex.This is why this is a good time to go for Man Untied.
This is only for die-hard fans of the soccer club.
A negative $21 EPS?!
Popularity only counts in high school, not in the business world.
Absolutely bonkers valuations. These stocks popular among retail investors (see also MTN pitch) are inflating the price and the bottom could easily fall out.
1. be brave when others are fearful...2. i find it hard to believe that the most popular sports team on the planet can't figure out a way to turn a consistent and attractive profit. man u is the cowboys, lakers and yankees all rolled up into one and served to an international audience.
I don't bet on sports.
Management cashing in at shareholders' expense.
With more dominant teams in the Barclays Premier League rising, revenue for Manchester United will fall. More dominant teams also brings about the hunger for better players, which they will have to spend much money on.
Stocks go up or down what counts is doing your homework and being selective in your overall due diligence. What goes down must come upl
This valuation is absolutly crazy.....
Remember the Celtics?
-high p/e for single digit growth (how much bigger can this franchise get?)-tons of debt-no voting power on the shares
This is the most bleeding obvious short idea I ever came across, and that's not even because I'm an Arsenal fan! Let me list the most obvious reasons:1. They lose money every single year2. They're deeply indebted3. Club is competing against billionaire owners who don't mind forking a quadzillion dollars on talented players4. Shares don't even have voting powerIf I had a third thumb, I'd have three thumbs down.
Fan's excitement can't salvage this heinous offering.
As a major Man U fan, my blood bleeds red, err.....wait. Well, I am a big United fan but this deal doesn't make a whole lot of sense. 10% of the company goes public, half of that goes to lining Glazer pockets and the other half goes to paying down debt. Where's the growth story? Where are the new business opportunities? Performance of the stock will be tied to performance much like the Celtics stock was. Unlike the Celtics, MANU has been packaged as a complete business not just a sports club. Regardless, if Man U has their Champions League run end abruptly in the early stages (as was the case last year) millions in TV deals will be squandered and the stock will be punsihed. Add this one to the list of crappy IPOs for 2012.
Can't miss a chance to short another IPO and pick up some easy CAPS points.Cautionary Note: I didn't even analyze this one at all, but am operating under the presumption that most IPOs are garbage and taking my chances.
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