The sales thread is up, the start of EVE Museum as a profit making entity in its own right!
Dividends have been paid. i didn’t add new money, so dividends slipping slightly:
1.37 M per share (3.7%). 3000 shares out, total payout is 4.12 bn, accumulated payout is 51.18 bn.
Before dividend payout there is 27 bn in CC wallet and 17 bn residing in the master wallet.
No additions to the collections this month except for a kind donation of a rigged Caracal from petertje35.
For trade, the museum now has 5 officer modules available in the sales thread.
That was rude!!
…AND as I was saying, generous contributions from Noobs Market Orders - who never left any trail of messages to aid my deteriorating memory - but nevertheless was the one to donate a Pacifier and several other ships and goodies!
As you know, the museum is now allowed to trade stuff for profit. The vote for that was back in February, but I didn’t really start buying merchandise until now. Now I have a sale thread (of officer modules) which I will nurse and develop into a permanent shop for the museum.
I really like this shop idea and am looking forward to continued publicity from it in the years to come. (I do think one of the recent donations came about that way).
But modules have slow turnover and the investments will drain the museum master wallet. Some time soon I will wish I had more money!
I know many people will want me to sell more shares, but I don’t want to as I tend to pour too much money into dividends. If the museum makes actual profit over a period, then maybe.
So I am thinking of starting a small bank instead, with low interest. This would actually be my third time making a bank in EVE lol (the second bank was this one from 2010). Here is my idea for a bank sprout:
- Total cap 50 bn
- Minimum account 1 bn
- Max account 10 bn
- 1% interest on an account you can withdraw within 1 week
- 1.5% interest on an account you can withdraw within 1 month
The 3000 shares that are out now have an official value of 120 bn, i.e. that is what I owe other players at this point. (There hasn’t been anyone asking to hand back shares for years though.)
The full value of the museum is 400-500 bn.
I could put up the Freki as collateral for the bank, but I don’t want to.
And if noone puts money in the bank, we wouldn’t be any worse off.
Let me hear what you think, would you vote yes to allow the bank, even without a collateral set up? And what do non-shareholders think?
I may end up doing that - I did use collateral once before - but in principle the items and ships are there for the public.
Btw I am also thinking that each bank account holder (for min. 1 bn) will be sent 1 share (value 40 mil) as a welcome present.
This I would do because I want the community of shareholders to be as diverse as possible - I am worried that the current shareholders eventually become mostly inactive players.
No shareholder has voiced objections for the bank idea, at the same time noone have stated they would like to see it. Please state your opininion, I will set up a vote in a few days.
Meanwhile, the first sale in the Museum “shop” of officer module has gone through. This means that 2 years into the project, you shareholders can finally receive actual dividends from actual profit made on transparent EVE Museum business yay! The sold items can be seen here.
Ok! Having given the financing matter some thought, I have decided to put forward less controversial cash injection of a collateralised loan. This will be for max. 70 bn and collateralised with the Freki. I will make the 1% and 1.5% options that I mentioned available, but not call it a bank.
The purpose also as mentioned, is for the Museum to trade more officer modules and this way create its own profits (and publicity).
I consider this vote a “safe” vote and it should go through smoothly, as we have done a collateralised loan before. Please vote yes, I will leave the vote open for 5 days. If noone votes at all, I will consider the vote as passed based on my own vote.
edit: this is a shareholder voter in case you are in doubt.
Dividends have been paid out and they were record high:
2.04 M per share (5.1%). 3000 shares out, total payout is 6.12 bn, accumulated payout is 57.3 bn.
You may notice that these dividends were paid out over two rounds. Why?
This is because the museum is now making its own money with the officer module shop, and the first month of sales went splendidly. Six modules were sold.
The October dividends of altogether 5.1% thus are broken down as 2.2% that came from the known and transparent profits from the forum sales, and 2.9% came from the dark money pool of Cista2.
It is the ambition that the donations from Cista2 shall at some point shrink to nothing and the museum shall be independent.
Also, the vote about taking a loan went through (100%), so be on the lookout for that loan/bonds later this month.
Confirming receipt of dividend.
Also noting I may be open to selling my 100 shares. Will consider offers of 45m+ per share. Not interested in selling small amounts off, but will consider splitting between a couple of buyers if necessary.
Magnu, I can take the 100 shares off of you for 47m each. Let me know here and I’ll get back to you soon as I can (sometimes I don’t get to check back often so pardon any delays in replies).
Presume Cista2 will want to broker it.
No rush on my part by the way.
Looking to purchase shares if anyone is willing to part with the ones they own.
Opening offer: 45m per share
Willing to increase price for groups of shares, PM me if interested
I can do a direct transfer of ISK to your character first, and then you can transfer the shares to me within the next 48 hours. Let me know if this is feasible.
Nouva, check your mail, the shares were sent to Cista2
Also looking for shares, though in smaller amounts. Willing to pay 48million each for up to 5 shares.