send a huge CONGRATULATIONS to London Underground
on the opening of the Jubilee Line Extension, with a
special squeeze for the Honorable member from Norfolk
I actually believe that a hell of a lot of people
will keep on going to the Millenium Dome via the JLE,
and that perhaps this unprecedented rush of eager
sightseers could show up as a spike in the AFC numbers well
As for Australia; expressions of
interest were called by Sydney Transit Authorities a very
long time ago, so if I were to be told that Cubic had
no idea about this project I would just shrug and
mumble: "crazy, isn't it? I mean who would have a colony
all the way over there on the other side of the
world... I don't know...."
<shakes head and
chuckles inanely before walking away>
Hi there, I am new to this thread, but have kept
an eye over the
years on RMTR/RCOM and know that
they work together with CUBIC on smartcards.
just saw a "Call for proposals" for delivery of a
smart card integrated ticketing system for public
transport services in yesterdays "The Australian", and
wonder if CUBIC knows about that. They say copies can be
ordered by phone 61 (02) 9268 2912. CLosing date is 25th
June Sydney time.
I tried to contact CUBIC
directly, but found no link on there
My interest was in INTAG which owns part of RACOM,
but as they
have been de-listed I am looking at
other companies with an interest in
This info might be of value to some of you out
I found this site recently and decided to give it a
try. Actually made money the last 3 weeks in a
Take a look.
'We've dealt with the problems that were
affecting the company last year. We have a backlog of
nearly a billion dollars. I expect earnings to continue
to grow this year and next as a result of the
significant new business we've brought in,' said Zable.
Let's surmise for a moment that Walt is being
optimistic and that earnings that earnings are flat for the
next four quarters � at 0.36 � sound ridiculously
As of 3/31/99 release with the stock
price at $23.50;
ttm EPS (20, 24, 30, 36)=$1.10, P/E
Projected ttm earnings at 3/31/2000
(36, 36, 36, 36)=$1.44
Projected Growth Rate
3/31/99 � 3/31/2000 = 31%
Price/Earnings Growth (PEG
P/EG approximate valuation=$34
Price/Earnings as at 3/31/00 at $34=23.61
you can choose to trust the growth rate projected by
Mr/Ms Virgile for rest of 99 (40,45) and then project
flat earnings at .45 for first 2Q of fiscal 2000
Projected ttm earnings at 3/31/2000
Projected Growth Rate 3/31/99 � 3/31/2000 =
Price/Earnings Growth = 0.363
Projected Price/Earnings as at 3/31/00 at
the_mad_pom contends that truth is subjective, and is
extremely glad that he is not an accountant or financial
analyst... Good luck punters. I'm off for a quick nip of
Your comment regarding the possibility of some
evil europhobic Tory trying to put the brakes on a
Euro-compliant retrofit for the Passenger Operated Machines
immediately brought to mind one of my least favourite people
- the former British Defence Minister - This may be
of passing interest to CUB followers, especially if
this particularly uncuddly individual ever has enough
support to challenge and the Tories end up back in at the
next election (God help us all)...
This is an
excerpt from the November Edition of "The
"I think William should be extremely concerned about
what lies behind this Portillo agenda," Mr Heseltine
Mr Portillo had urged Mr Hague to provide
leadership and put the Tory party at the forefront of the
campaign to save the pound.
The critical tone of
his article displayed right-wing dissatisfaction with
Mr Hague and his reluctance to take charge of more
than 30 groups campaigning against the euro.
Mr Portillo, who lost his seat 18 months ago at the
general election, is anxious to get back into parliament
and is prepared to fight the first winnable
feel slightly ill, doesn't it? If you can stomach it,
the full article is at
On a brighter note, Cubic will report earnings this
coming week, we may see some action on the stock if the
numbers are as good as I expect them to be.
ask nicely, perhaps Rarstock would be obliging enough
to set aside some Armanac for you.
Well, then why did Ratty and Mole in `The Wind in
the Willows` go down there and form a love affair and
went in and they got the stuff out?
I note that
Cubic does have a habit of leaving things not bolted
adequately (no... not adequately... only if you love him)
but I don`t suppose completing this transaction
counts as a retrofit. Perhaps a persecutory conscience
will get at them.
I can imagine persons of
weird persuasion, occupying hideouts of evil in
Whitehall, resisting the retrofit to allow the Euro to be
used on POMs (ne pas pun, Pom). What do you say,
This AFC business is so fascinating to me. As a nomad,
I encounter all sorts of machines. But in Montreal,
we`re still happy to slip $1.90 to The Man, who slides
a small ticket back. We then walk forward three
feet and slide the ticket back into the booth via a
little window. Then they pull the switch and allow you
through the turnstyle. There`s something sweet, gentle
and loveable about this simplicity, don`t you think?
But it does make one
Mad Pom: Not sure about the "new bint" bit but I
shall certainly lob a saber at any I encounter on your
The state of the monarchy is of no concern to me;
seeing as I am otherwise domiciled, however I think that
if we are getting into a position where we are
trying to define what our rights are, and our priveliges
well, we may as well...
TISSY dude like says
that he like managed like "OPM" - Other peoples money
- reminds me of an erstwhile engineer who's sipping
champagne from the Holy Grail, what do you say,
As for most of those who "died" at Cubic, you have
to wonder after looking at the major project bottom
lines, is there any chance of rehabilition, or do we go
along with popular sentiment, which is - you know, do
we execute them?
It seems that every other
year or so, within management, there is a call for the
reintroduction of the death penalty, which as you know is
invariably a muddled affair...
Do say pip-pip to your
current bint on my behalf, and don't be a stranger,
Re: >Walt Zable is
>putting his money where his mouth is, wouldn't
>I call him The Abominable Nomad.
yes, absolutely, good point, well done.
think a lot of them, though I don`t-can`t quote you the
statistics, died at Cubic. After the war. And a generation
after the war, have all, well, most of them have
developed for Cubic and
Personal note to Mad POM: Our local press showed a picture
of your Prince Charles in Soho, outside a video
palace, confirming what I suspected about the state of