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Our Historical Valuations in Euro (2002/2003)
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  • Abbey 2003 (July)- Property Development. To Date, 30 Percent holding by Gallagher Holdings. T.O./Profit approx 150m./36m (04/2002).
  • Alphyra (ITG) - Technology. Electronic pre-paid mobile phone, Credit/Debit and Gas Card top-up systems. T.O. ~50 Million. Loss ~20 Million (Yr. ).
  • Aminex - Oil / Gas
  • Arcon - Mineral Exploration and Mining. A company with a major involvement from the O'Reilly Family. T.O. ~20 Million.
  • A.I.B. - Bank, Financial Services - Increased competition in the Irish market and falling property prices may impact performance in the immediate future. Assets ~85 Billion. Profit ~1.4 Billion
  • Arnotts - Department Store Retailer - Going Private with a takeover by the Nesbitt and O'Connor families. Est. Cost ~260 Million. T.O. ~200 Million.
  • Athlone - Plastics - T.O. ~50 Million. Owned by Barlo.
  • Anglo Irish Bank - High Performing Irish Bank. Assets ~19 Billion.
  • Baltimore - Internet communications security software solutions, using Public Key Infrastructure(PKI) standards. T.O.~60 Million. Loss~100 Million (Yr.2002).
  • Bank Of Ireland - Bank, Financial Services - Increased competition in the Irish market and falling property prices may impact performance in the immediate future. Assets ~85 Billion. Profit ~1 Billion
  • Barlo Group - Plastics, Radiators and Packaging. T.O ~300 Million. Buyout offer, (July 2003), by its CEO, Tony Mullins, valuing company at approx 50m Euro.
  • Bula Resources - Oil & Gas Exploration and Development. Blocks in Iraq and Libya.
  • BWG - Grocery and Drinks Wholesaler and Franchise Owner for SPAR. T.O. ~ 2 Billion.
  • Aviva (was CGNU) - Insurance and Financial Services - The seventh laggest Insurer in the World
  • CPL - Recruitment and IT Contracting - T.O. ~10 Million
  • CRH Construction Material - Primary materials, Value-added building products, Specialist Building Materials Distribution. Largest Irish Company. T.O. ~11 Billion. 7% of sales in Ireland.
  • Datalex - Technology, eBusiness solutions to the global travel industry. T.O. ~25 Million.
  • DCC - Marketing Group with IT, Energy, Health and Food interests. T.O. ~2 Billion.
  • Dell - Worlds largest Computer Manufacture and Seller. T.O. ~32 Billion. 20% from Ireland.
  • Donegal Creameries - Dairy and Farm Products Producer and Distributor. 90% of Sales on the Island of Ireland. T.O. ~140 Million
  • Dragon Oil - Oil Exploration and Production. Production in Turkmenistan. Net Assets ~175 Million. T.O.~45 Million.
  • Dunnes Stores - Large Private Irish Retailer with ~22% of the Irish grocery market. T.O. ~2.5 billion.
  • Eircom Telecommunications - Former state-owned telephone company controlling Rep. Ireland fixed line telephone connections. Taken over by a group led by the O'Reilly Family. Coming under increased competition and government price regulation. T.O. ~1.75 Billion.
  • Elan Corp Pharmaceuticals
    - As of 6th June Share Price $7.63: 52 Week (July'02 High $9.02; Low $1.03). June 2003 Elan called EGM following its proposed divestment of certain assets to King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: KG).
  • EMC - Computer Data Storage, Softwear / Web Products and Services. T.O. ~5 Billion. ~50% from Ireland.
  • Fyffes - Fresh Fruit and Produce Distribution. Holds 17% of the EU Banana Market. T.O. ~1.8 Billion
  • FBD - General Insurance Underwriters & Brokers. Also Lifeassurance, pensions & investment advice. Assets ~1 Billion.
  • Glanbia - Dairy products and ingredients. Ready Prepared Foods. Second largest Food Group. T.O. ~2.5 Billion.
  • Glen Dimplex - International Manufacturer of Consumer Electrical Goods. T.O. ~1.5 Billion.
  • Green Prop Property Investment and Development. T.O. ~100 Million (2001). Privatised 2003 following takeover.
  • Grafton UK & Irish Merchanting, Wholesaling, DIY retailing. Strong move into UK market; 70% of sales. T.O ~1 Billion.
  • Greencore Food - Ready Prepared Foods and Ingredients. T.O. ~1.5 Billion.
  • Heitons - A leading Irish builders merchanting, plant and tool hire, steel stockholding and homecare/DIY Group investing in the UK and Ireland.
  • Horizon - IT Services and Product Distribution. Following restructuring, cost cutting and downsizing, the company is weathering the current very harsh market conditions.
  • IAWS - Food and Agri-business Group. Cuisine, Pierre, Roma and Delice brands
  • Independent News & Media - A media company with a major involvement from the O'Reilly Family. T.O. ~1.25 Billion.
  • Iona - Provider of Rapid Integration software. Excessive growth in operating expenses has led to ~330 Million loss. T.O. ~ 115 Million, down ~33% from Yr.2001.
  • IFG - Mortgage Business Solutions, Financial Services and Investment Activities. 20% fall in EPS (Yr. ). T.O. ~85 Million.
  • Irish Distillers Group - Producers of major Irish Spirit Brands, incl. Jameson and Paddy Whiskey. T.O. ~1.75 Billion.
  • Ivernia West - Base Metal mining and exploration company concentrating on zinc and lead.
  • IWP - Manufacturer, Distributor and Marketer of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products. Rationalizing its Constance Carroll activities. T.O. ~570 Million.
  • Jurys Doyle - Hotel Group. Operators of the International Jurys and Jurys Inn Chain and the Burlington, Westbury and Berkeley Court Hotels in Dublin. T.O.~250 Million.
  • Kerry Group - Food. Largest Food Group in Ireland. T.O. ~4 Billion.
  • Kenmare - Mining, Developers of the Moma Titanium Mining Project. Shareholders Funds ~60 Million (Dec.2002)
  • McInerney - Construction. Bank of Scotland Venture and Harcourt Holdings sell off their 33% shares in McInerney ; Management increase their holdings to 17% (-June 2003). T.O~250 Million.
  • Microsoft - Computer Softwear Manufacture and Sales. ~16% of its T.O. is generated from Ireland.
  • Musgrave - Grocery Wholesaler and Retail Franchiser (Centra & Super-Valu). T.O. ~2 Billion.
  • Norish - Food Warehousing & Distribution. T.O. ~13 Million, Loss ~3 Million, Shareholders funds down ~25% (for Yr.2002)
  • Oracle - Computer Database Softwear and Services. T.O. ~ 9 Billion. 20% from Ireland.
  • ParthusCeva - Technology. Licensor of DSP cores and Intellectual Property (IP) to the semiconductor and electronics industry. Technical support. T.O.~19 Million. Net Loss~22 Million.
  • Power Leisure - Gaming. Licensed Betting Offices, Telephone and Online Betting. T.O. ~700 Million. Operating Profits ~17 Million (2002).
  • Qualceram - Bathroom Products. T.O.~100 Million. Loss~10 Million.(2002)
  • Riverdeep - Educational & Consumer Software -
    Brands - Broderbund, The Learning Company, Destination Math, Destination Reading, Logal, Vantage Points Language Arts, Edmark, SmartStuff, Teacher Universe & Galaxy Classroom. Taken Private in 2003 with ~350 million buyout. T.O. ~150 Million.
  • RyanAir - Europe’s largest low fares airline, flying to 16 countries with 67 aircraft. T.O.~850 Million. Profit~250 Million.
  • Sherry Fitzgerald - Property. About to delist ISEQ. T.O. ~30 Million
  • Skillsoft - eLearning (former Smartforce). T.O.~100 Million. Loss ~280 Million (2002).
  • Smurfit - Paper - On its takover by Madison Dearborne last year it left the Irish Stock Market
  • Tesco - Large Grocery Multiple in the Irish Market. T.O. ~1.75 Billion in Ireland.
  • Trintech - Technology. A player in the secure payment infrastructure market though alliances, aquisitions and partnerships. T.O.~40 Million. Losses >12 Million p.a.
  • Trinity Bio - Laboratory Equipment. Amax & Delta Brands. T.O.~45 Million. Profit~5 Million.
  • United Drug - Largest pharmaceutical wholesaler & pre-wholesaler in the island of Ireland and a niche player in the UK market. Future savings in the health service may impinge on future profits. T.O.~1200 Million. Profit~30 Million.
  • Waterford Wedgewood - Glass & Giftware. A company with a major involvement from the O'Reilly Family. T.O.~900 Million. 1000 jobs cut in UK; Group having difficulty; restructuring mooted (June 2003).



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