Lo-Q profit expected to be twice market's expectations

Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2008 9:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Shares in Lo-Q rose sharply on Monday as it predicted full-year profits would be twice market expectations. The bulk of Lo-Q’s revenue comes from US leisure operator Six Flags.

Read more from The Financial Times.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:48 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

From the article:

Jeff McManus, chairman, said: “After having been available in theme parks for over seven years now, Q-bots are becoming a cultural normality for theme park visitors.”

Gee, where have we heard that before. I can't believe I give this stuff away for free. ;)


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Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:56 AM
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Get a job!


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Tuesday, September 23, 2008 6:38 PM
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"The bulk of Lo-Q's revenue comes from Six Flags."

If I'm the CEO of Lo-Q, I would be worried to have to rely on the financial stability of Six Flags for the bulk of my company's revenue. Time to generate some new customers.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:34 PM

^^Cedar Fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:03 PM
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^NO


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Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:12 PM

^^YES!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:28 PM
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Just because their "product" is becoming a "cultural normality" doesn't make it right. They figured out how to make a profit by allowing the number one amusement park taboo to be broken by whoever will or can pay up. They hold fairness at a ransom. The pretend solution only makes the problem of long lines worse. Cutting is still wrong no matter how pretty the packaging.

I hate Lo-Q. Profitable or not, accepted or not, they are still just crooked scam artists, in my opinion.

Nowhere in the article did they explain the negative side effects of Lo-Q's product. It's a nice, happy little article, isn't it?

Last edited by LostKause, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 2:25 AM
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 9:08 AM

If congress weren't debating whether or not to spend a sum equal to the US trade deficit for all of 2007 to buy back mortgages gone sour, I'd have a lot more energy to worry about someone cutting in line in a theme park.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:44 PM
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Wow. This is getting to be like Batwing Fan SFA complaining about not getting a new coaster. You can almost set your watch by it.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 1:05 PM
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SFA never did get that coaster, did they?

I suspect this will have the same outcome. ;)


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 2:38 PM

Brian Noble said:
If congress weren't debating whether or not to spend a sum equal to the US trade deficit for all of 2007 to buy back mortgages gone sour, I'd have a lot more energy to worry about someone cutting in line in a theme park.

AKA, the Mother of All Line-Cutting. AIG, WaMu, etc.,... sure, here's your pass. Let the regular schmucks (the American taxpayer) wait for their ride.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 2:42 PM

Or, perhaps more correctly, let the regular schmucks pay for your ride.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 8:45 PM

SFA never did get that coaster, did they?

Actually, with Two-Face for sale, they're potentially one in the hole.

Or, perhaps more correctly, let the regular schmucks pay for your ride.

Moral Hazard, indeed. To be fair, I suspect something like the buyout is going to have to happen one way or the other. I would kind of like it if more than just One Guy were in charge of the checkbook, though.

Last edited by Brian Noble, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 8:46 PM
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 11:42 PM
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You CAN set your watch by it. I'm sorry to be so annoying but how else should I react when I feel the need to balance the conversation and show the other side of the coin any time Lo-Q is getting praise. Not everyone is in love with the company who made line cutting acceptable. They just don't speak out as much as I do.

Go back to commenting how wonderful Lo-Q is. I've already said what I needed to.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 11:49 PM

^^But I didn't get a 'high-five' yet from you for understanding your deeper meanings?!?

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