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Offline Michael Gallagher

Final Year Profit
« on: Nov 14, 2017, 10:44 AM »
QE2 made a profit of £22.5 million in 2008 as opposed to £13.4 million in 2007.

Offline pete cain

Re: Final Year Profit
« Reply #1 on: Nov 14, 2017, 01:39 PM »
Not bad for an obsolete old lady you want rid of

Offline Trevor Harris

Re: Final Year Profit
« Reply #2 on: Nov 14, 2017, 02:06 PM »
Could have called off the sale..
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: Final Year Profit
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2017, 02:11 PM »
Makes we wonder, if she had continued in service without any notice, would it have been that high? Or would the profit have been the same as the year before, maybe slightly higher ore lower.


Last week a local company closed down, lovely people, but they announced that they where closing due to faling revenue, how ever the last month after they announced the closure the profits went up 400%, because everybody wanted a final taste of there lovely products.

Offline No 736

Re: Final Year Profit
« Reply #4 on: Nov 14, 2017, 06:20 PM »
Just think what a comeback tour might make?
Its not done The Stones any harm and she certainly looks better than Jagger and Richards  :)

Offline June Ingram

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Re: Final Year Profit
« Reply #5 on: Nov 14, 2017, 06:53 PM »
Could have called off the sale..

Should have called off the sale...
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Offline Trevor Harris

Re: Final Year Profit
« Reply #6 on: Nov 14, 2017, 07:37 PM »
Should have called off the sale...
Never made the sale, made a phony announcement..
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Offline Thomas Hypher

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Re: Final Year Profit
« Reply #7 on: Nov 15, 2017, 03:33 AM »
It's the old behaviour, more people want to savour a good thing before it's gone forever and clamour for the opportunity to do so as Bob said. Her profits would not have been so high in 2008 if her sale hadn't been announced the previous year. They would have been similar to 2007's profits.
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Offline Greg Rudd

Re: Final Year Profit
« Reply #8 on: Nov 15, 2017, 04:53 AM »
QE2 made a profit of £22.5 million in 2008 as opposed to £13.4 million in 2007.

The average of profit figure of 2003-2006 would have been compared to the cost of a major refit to bring her up to Solas 2010 and when the refit number ended up being higher then that's when she was "on the market" as they say in auction speak.

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Final Year Profit
« Reply #9 on: Nov 16, 2017, 01:28 PM »
The "Don't Know What You've Got 'Til Its Going Going Gone" effect there I think.


 

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