Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Carpetright LSE:CPR London Ordinary Share GB0001772945 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -3.75p -1.62% 228.00p 230.00p 238.00p 235.00p 228.00p 230.25p 13,710.00 16:35:07
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 456.8 12.8 14.9 15.3 154.87

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28/3/2017
17:11
I could do with some artificial grass for my head.....
1fox1
28/3/2017
14:27
Quite a busy weekend it seems based on trustpilot. Also sale until today, let's get some last minute volume to pump those numbers up :) Artificial grass offerings look even better than last year.
blondeamon
23/3/2017
10:43
Simso, prices are already up by at least 5% since Brexit. If you follow the website you can notice it yourself. Also, they stopped doing discounts of more than 50% so margins improved from that. 2 years back you could see 70 and 80% discounts on many items. Not anymore. Of course there is a hit but I believe we've seen most of it already in H1 where the results were not very good and the business was adjusting.
blondeamon
23/3/2017
10:41
A possible return to dividends this year may also improve sentiment in the co.
bookbroker
23/3/2017
10:39
Sim., what I saw from my conversation was that the staff are actually buying in to the notion of recovery by being happy to see part of their remuneration buying stock through incentive schemes, and actually being proactive in the business as much for themselves as CPR!
bookbroker
23/3/2017
10:30
bookbroker and eamon, thanks for your interesting thoughts. i agree "its only one store" bookbroker, and in reality its not even that…in the sense it is a salesman telling us they are happy with performance, when in reality they are hardly likely to say anything else! The industry figures about Retail Park footfall are relevant, though, and show Feb was the biggest decline since 2013. CPR are on a lot of Retail Parks, and I can't see them being immune from this drop in figs. I suspect Easter will be an important comment of this final quarters trade. eamon - in terms of margins, you say CPR have passed on cost increases to date to the customer, but in fact margins are flagged as down 1.25%-1.5% points, which is a big hit on £450m turnover …perhaps £6m in its own right. I think the pricing (e.g. 5.99 per sqm etc) make it hard to increase prices, as you can't make that price £6.14 a sqm. If CPR are hedged until April 17, then we have not yet seen the currency hit, so thats a concern for next year.
simso
23/3/2017
09:54
It's also positive that new stores open again. I think we're up to 5 new ones this year and 1-2 in Europe as well. Growth is still possible if we move to the right locations with favourable leases and exit the really unprofitable ones. Europe this year will bring in a lot of money. Raw materials have risen but they were hedged until April 2017 and we already passed the cost on to the consumer so there are no surprises waiting for us after April. Also, the company has turned to UK made carpets more and more which should help a bit. Netherlands is particularly strong this year and driving the sales there. With the elections giving a good result for economy the consumer confidence is highest in last 9 years and people are spending. UK should also see a bounce in the £ soon after Article 50 is delivered and uncertainty starts to go away. I think April will make for a very strong update, especially as last year's was not very impressive anyway so comparables are not so bad.
blondeamon
23/3/2017
09:16
It is only one Sim. in the original format, what we know is that margins are pretty skinny, but the co. is working hard to improve its image, and it does seem to be having a positive effect, it is difficult to know how performance is overall, we also have seen the significant re-rating of the co., hence the share price rebalancing, their website is much improved in terms of interaction. One of the biggest problems for this co. has been the onerous leases, they are still in a sort of roll-off from them, and where possible re-negotiating much shorter terms, so the business can be quicker to react where unprofitable locations are taken out of the estate, time will tell, difficult to predict!
bookbroker
23/3/2017
08:59
Thanks book broker, thats helpful feedback. Given the normal Operational Gearing of Retailers…and with CPR on a particularly narrow Profit to Sales ratio, it is sensitive to that final quarter (Feb-April) sales LFL number. I think anything better than +3% LFL in the final quarter will be an "Ahead of expectations" profit number…and confirming the encouraging numbers we saw in January. However, anything around 0% LFL or less for that final quarter and I fear a profit warning! If anyone hears any anecdotal information about stores they visit, it is invaluable background given that sensitivity.
simso
23/3/2017
08:25
Maybe, difficult to compare, a small part of SCS business is flooring, they are mainly furniture, sofas, etc., CPR generally still carpets and flooring with beds, I spoke to sales guys at one store early March and they were quite happy with sales volumes. This is not necessarily reassuring as they have 500 stores, but the co. is revamping its business and much is in transition, this was one of the older stores I saw, but we are working of a low base, with little or no debt, but they have a strong position despite big competition in the south. Nonetheless I think there some grounds for optimism, there is lots of work going on behind the scenes to improve performance, and I think European side doing pretty much ok, iniatives I hope will see this company continue to progress.
bookbroker
23/3/2017
08:15
The ScS results this week highlighted a big slow down in trade for February, and it looked like -6% lfl for the month, having previously been flying. March was more encouraging so far, though, they said. They blamed Retail Park Footfall. I wonder if a similar trend at Carpetright?
simso
23/3/2017
07:35
Another example of the transformation here Http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/carpetright-engages-80-employees-online-learning-learniningheroes/
blondeamon
17/3/2017
15:36
Things are looking up at last....and not before time.. nice to see the share price now trending up..Fab. GLANot holding.K
kumala
16/3/2017
22:36
Good read to understand the transformation here does not end with store closure and refittings: Https://www.ricoh.co.uk/media/Carpetright%20-%20case_study_tcm81-14728.pdf
blondeamon
16/3/2017
11:18
March has been a very busy month if the trustpilot review additions is anything to judge by. Score improved to 8.9 and on average there's 5-6 new reviews everyday which is on par with the January record. Netherlands elections went the right way for the economy so the boom in economic confidence will probably continue for a while longer, good for our International sales. Artificial grass started to be sold again, proved an excellent money maker last year and with improved IFC offers this could go quite well this year as well.
blondeamon
16/3/2017
10:43
Looking perky today...having another go at 250p
gleach23
09/3/2017
16:56
For those who haven't seen the monthly technical chart of Carpetright here's the link: http://bit.ly/2mFdRyQ
walbrock82
09/3/2017
16:48
Admittedly it's a few years ago now, but last time I visited my local store it seemed like time travelling back to the 1980s. Time for another poke around.
only who?
09/3/2017
16:16
I think there'll be some debt now with the accelerated fitting plan but nothing compared to previous years. Time will tell but imo this is turning around quite fast and they even open new stores now so sales could start to stabilize soon and even go up by next year.
blondeamon
09/3/2017
15:50
This is a sound business, margins might be a bit skinny, but new guy attempting to bring overheads in hand, and get out of those expensive leases, it is a good name which needed some TLC., that he is doing, main thing is that this co. has practically no debt, that is a good cushion against competitors!
bookbroker
09/3/2017
15:46
That might apply to any retailer OW.
bookbroker
09/3/2017
15:40
There's been a disturbing trend around here redently to rate CPR using logic and crazy things like fundamental analysis. From previous experience this is folly. We should go back to sticking a pin in a chart:)
only who?
09/3/2017
15:40
It's like the best B&B. In the world, rated by TripAdvisor, supposedly in Llandudno, know someone who went there, quality severely lacking!
bookbroker
09/3/2017
15:20
Take them with a pinch of salt sure.
blondeamon
09/3/2017
15:15
Interesting, a few with one stars seem almost implausible, like customer being taken to cash point to pay, one assumes they request payment before fitting, I sometimes wonder if these comments sites are actually reflecting the opinion, or somebody with an axe to grind, and fitters turning up in a white van with a broken windscreen.
bookbroker
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