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Photo-Me USA is sold due to poor performance

Photo-Me shares surge on sale of US vending unit Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:43am EDT LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s Photo-Me International (PHTM.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) added more than ten percent to its market value on Monday, after it sold its loss-making U.S. vending business. Photo-Me, which operates about 21,000 photo booths in railway stations, airports and shopping centres, said the sale of Auto Photo Systems Inc and its unit, Photo-Me USA LLC., would yield a small exceptional profit. Photo-Me shares gained 13 percent to 13.25 pence at 0928 GMT, valuing the entire firm at about 48 million pounds. No financial details were provided, but Photo-Me said the U.S. business, which operated 250 photobooths, or about 1 percent of its group total, made a pre-tax loss of 700,000 pounds ($1.39 million) on revenues of 1.2 million pounds in the fiscal year just ended. Jean-Claude Perrottey, a former employee of Photo-Me, bought the business, the company said. “The USA has always been a limited market for ID photography and US vending has tended to be loss-making in recent years,” Photo-Me said in the statement. “The disposal is part of Photo-Me’s strategy to divest of small, remote and loss-making businesses and to focus on development and diversification of its well-established businesses. “The USA remains an important market for Photo-Me’s equipment sales activities.” (Reporting by Hsu Chuang Khoo; Editing by David Cowell)  This is pretty significant news in the photobooth world. I wonder what will happen to those 250 booths out there?  Maybe they will have some good deals on close out photo booths for...

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Photobooth for sale

If you are looking for a photobooth for sale you might want to rethink about buying a booth from photome. According to the news article below the company’s photoboth division is is serious trouble.  To make the matter worse many of photome’s newer digital photobooths use propritary printers who’s media can only be purchased via photo me at inflated prices.  Their business model is great for them because they get a continual sale of paper for the booths. Unfortunately if the company goes under so does the availability of the photo paper. Effectively turning your $8000 photobooth into a paper weight. Consider buying a photobooth for sale from www.rentphotobooths.com We offer the lightests booths in the industry and all our software and printers are open source so you are free to modify them and get your supplies where you want.  Article is below. Photo-Me sees return to profit growth next year  By Paul Sandle LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – Britain’s Photo-Me International (PHTM.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said it would return to profit growth next year after a writedown in the value of its digital photo-booths plunged it to its first loss for five years. “In the current year, we will concentrate on stability, consolidation and restructuring”, Chief Executive Thierry Barel told Reuters on Thursday. “After this year, we are heading for one-digit solid profitable growth.” The company’s shares, which have lost 84 percent of their value over the last 12 months, fell a further 6 percent at 12 pence by 1115 GMT. Photo-Me, which operates about 21,000 photo booths in railway stations, airports and shopping centres, posted a pretax loss of 21.6 million pounds ($42.8 million) for the year to April 30, against a 15.7 million pound profit in the prior year. Excluding the costs of restructuring and cutting the lifespan of its first-generation digital photo booths from eight years to five, the loss was 1.9 million, he said. Analysts had expected a loss of 3.7 million, according to Reuters Estimates. Analyst Roger Hardman at Hardman & Co said earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of 35.8 million pounds met expectations. “The results were just what we were looking for,” said. “The photo-booth business just throws off money.” But in terms of strategy, the big issue is what to do on the manufacturing side which made a 7.8 million pounds loss before exceptionals, he said. “It’s...

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Ellen Degenerous New photo booth ads

check out 43 seconds into the commercial/movie. Seems like Ellen’s “People” have photobooth strips pasted all over their office. Very cute...

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3d photobooths for sale. It would be cool to buy a photo booth like this.

http://www.hineslab.com/ If you scroll down about half way on the above web site you will come to this link http://www.hineslab.com/3dPhotoBooth.html It is not exactly an item for sale, but it is unique in that he is selling a license. …A photo booth developed by Steve Hines to produce a 3-dimensional color photo on large-format Polaroid film, and vend a souvenir photo frame with 3-D glasses. The booths are provided with 3-D camera, interior light, lighted sign, sample viewer, bill receptor, and a 3-D background which enhances the depth. …The 3-D photo booths are ideal for theme parks, vacation areas, the beach, shopping malls, ball parks, etc. This is not a product for sale by HinesLab to end users, but rather 3-D technology being offered for license to photo-booth manufacturers. One could easily take a remote control photo program and hook up two digital point and shoot cameras to it, download the two photos and have a program like photoshop create the blue/red interlaced photos. Cool concept, but I don’t think it is that hard to do...

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Why buy a photobooth for $8000 when you can get one for half the price?

http://photoscopes.net/content/sales.html Who doesn’t like saving a bit of money and while this photobooth is certainly cool looking at $8000 it is close to double the cost of the fabulous ones we sell at...

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