Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Games Workshop Group LSE:GAW London Ordinary Share GB0003718474 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +120.00p +5.04% 2,500.00p 2,476.00p 2,482.00p 2,500.00p 2,364.00p 2,386.00p 661,439 16:35:16
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 158.1 38.4 95.1 26.3 810.97

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16/12/2017
08:20
Games Workshop Daily Update: Games Workshop Group is listed in the Leisure Goods sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker GAW. The last closing price for Games Workshop was 2,380p.
Games Workshop Group has a 4 week average price of 1,857p and a 12 week average price of 1,771p.
The 1 year high share price is 2,500p while the 1 year low share price is currently 640p.
There are currently 32,438,899 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 139,338 shares. The market capitalisation of Games Workshop Group is £810,972,475.
11/12/2017
13:50
cockerhoop: Hard to tell, the next RNS is likely to be the Interims which will only add flesh to the December 1st TS (last year contained no outlook statement). Shortly after that I'd expect the Christmas TS which will probably be more influential........BWTFDIK :-) From this weeks IC: Low Risk Momentum Portfolio Games Workshop All too often, corporate recovery plans involve desperate cost cutting, without addressing the underlying problems in the business. Not so for Games Workshop (GAW). The stars aligned for the game and model retailer when it initiated its digital push at the same time as a wave of nostalgia for fantasy figurines – perhaps sparked by the Game of Thrones TV series – swept the globe. The result is that both profits and the group’s share price have more than doubled in the past year and investors who bought into the recovery strategy in late 2016 are probably feeling pretty smug. True, some of the top-line momentum has come from helpful currency movements – GAW generates most of its revenues outside of the UK – but that has been supported by underlying sales growth of 21 per cent. Operating profits grew 85 per cent in constant currencies in the year to May 2017 and the momentum has continued in the current financial year. But still the shares carry a forward price-to-earnings multiple of just 13 times, which is way too low considering the continued stellar growth.
11/12/2017
13:13
cockerhoop: Quite interesting that after the trading statement last December (which I believe was the most transformational I'd read from a mid cap company) the share price action was initially relatively muted and only started to push on through late December and January. Could a similar thing be happening this year?
12/11/2017
15:18
nimbo1: Thanks for the store feedback. Reading the last annual report it is the expansion in the US and into Asia that interests me the most. UK will do whatever it does but if GW can turn this into a properly global business where the UK makes up on 15% of revenues the share price will be a lot higher. This feels like something the Chinese would enjoy, i hope they can have a crack at that market.
24/10/2017
09:37
robinnicolson: Here are the old and revised Peel Hunt forecasts for 2018 & 2019: FY 2018: Turnover: £182.4m Now: £195.6m Profit: £55m Now: £65m EPS: 136.2p Now: 161.1p DPS: 100.0p Now: 120p FY 2019: Turnover: £179.4 Now: £189m Profit: £50m Now: £55m EPS: 123.8p Now: 136.3p DPS: 110.0p Now: 120p Sharescope data now shows GAW on a forecast PE of 13.6, forecast PEG of 0.4, forecast dividend yield of 5.5 and a FCF yield of 4.5. IMHO still looks extremely attractive despite the share price surge.
19/10/2017
09:22
nod: Yes, it's not just a case of comparing today's statement relative to its last statement. In releasing this today GAW would have considered this week's share price / valuation and (imho) has concluded that a warning was necessary in accordance with LSE rules. i.e. Trading has materially changed since its last statement.The mind boggles.It could be that predators are circling.
19/10/2017
08:23
nod: The trading update so far in advance of December would suggest to me that GAW is smashing its previous forecasts and furthermore doesn't think that today's share price is above valuation - otherwise they could be accused of pumping an already inflated share price - and GAW has never done that.GAW has always been ultra-conservative with its RNS and foreword statements. Like an army on the battleground, GAW prefers to surprise. So this RNS strikes me as an exceptional warning that profits are going to be huge..."TRADING STATEMENTFollowing on from the Group's update in September, sales to date have continued strongly. Given the high operational gearing of the business, any movement in sales is directly reflected in profits. Sales and profits to date therefore continue to be well above the same period in the prior year."
12/10/2017
03:58
nod: This is not an entirely accurate write-up and is misleading in places. MF has consistently been wrong in its analysis of and prediction for GAW. As MF now predict GAW will make me fabulously rich from this point forth then I will go along with them. One important point they do get wrong is the inference that GAW has gone nowhere in 20 years. GAW has produced excellent dividends during many of these 20 years and stupendous capital growth at times. GAW is not a buy-and-go-to-sleep for 20 years. I can’t think of many companies that have been. Warren Buffet likes companies that have an unassailable moat around them and Buffet’s “Moat Test” is a key part of his investment strategy. GAW has been good at building moats, as you might expect given their business of battle strategies. http://www.fool.co.uk/investing/2017/10/11/2-small-cap-growth-stocks-that-could-make-you-fabulously-rich/ 2 small-cap growth stocks that could make you fabulously rich Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 After years of volatility and no overall price gain in nearly 20 years, shares in Games Workshop Group (LSE: GAW) have taken off like a rocket over the last year — they’ve more than trebled in value in 12 months to 2,030p. After a gradual climb, June’s trading update ahead of full-year results inspired a spike, and since then it’s just been up and up. In the end, the year to May 2017 saw a 127% rise in pre-tax profit coupled with an 84% hike in operating cash generation. Earnings per share more than doubled to 95.1p, and the dividend was lifted by 85% to 74p per share. Chief executive Kevin Rountree described the year as a “fun and exciting” one, suggesting that “prospects for the business are good” — and at least the second part of that seems modest. Strong margins A sales boost from the fall in sterling has certainly helped, as most of the company’s sales are overseas, but I see another long-term cash cow here too. Games Workshop’s margins are high, with a very impressive gross margin of 72.4% for 2017, and it really doesn’t require a lot of capital expenditure to keep it going. And though it’s taken a long time for the share price to get moving, the company has been paying out handsome dividends for years. This year is already off to a good start, with Q1 sales and profits “well above the same period in the prior year” and the firm telling us we should be seeing expectations-busting results this year. Forecast dividends of 100p would provide a yield of 4.9% with the shares on a P/E of 15, and that looks good to me. A million by retirement Shares like these two tucked away in your SIPP give you the hope of enjoying growth and dividends for years to come after you retire, and there are more top shares out there that can do the same.
30/7/2017
21:25
nod: To illustrate how useless professional analysts and tipsters can be, I recently highlighted how Shareprophets had GAW as a basket case two years ago when share price was around 600p.And more recently Motley Fool seemed to have not a clue:By The Motley Fool 30 Jun 2017, 13:45OutlookThe prospects for retailers such as Game Digital and Games Workshop(LSE: GAW) appear to be rather bleak. The outlook for consumer spending remains tough and, realistically, things could get worse before they get better. Political risk remains high, and this could hurt business confidence and create a prolonged period of economic gloom. This may lead to profit warnings across the retail sector such as that experienced by Game Digital on Friday....In the case of Games Workshop, it is forecast to deliver a fall in earnings of 11% this year. This is due to be followed with growth of 3% next year. Given that it trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.6, it seems to lack a sufficiently wide margin of safety to warrant investment at the present time. While the company may have a sound strategy and strong business model, external factors could count against it and lead to relatively disappointing share price performance.
28/7/2017
11:55
pnetol: Wow that 100,000 buy earlier at £15.00 has really put a fire under the share price today , long may it continue. What's great is that my sons are telling me to hold the shares as the line up for the new Warhammer 40k looks awesome, their is a massive battle across the world to try to save the world of Kondor, apparently it's "awesome". They also tell me that the new computer game for Total War Warhammer II is due out in September, but if you order early then you get an addition to the previ game. It all sounds rather exciting doesn't it.
02/7/2017
02:40
nod: http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/06/30/is-game-digital-plc-a-falling-knife-to-catch-after-dropping-30/Motley Fool article about Game Digital and GAW. They are very different companies.Is Game Digital plc a falling knife to catch after dropping 30% today?By The Motley Fool 30 Jun 2017, 13:45OutlookThe prospects for retailers such as Game Digital and Games Workshop(LSE: GAW) appear to be rather bleak. The outlook for consumer spending remains tough and, realistically, things could get worse before they get better. Political risk remains high, and this could hurt business confidence and create a prolonged period of economic gloom. This may lead to profit warnings across the retail sector such as that experienced by Game Digital on Friday.In terms of the future prospects for the firm, it seems to be dependent upon the supply levels of the latest Nintendo console. While it is optimistic about this, there is no guarantee that supply levels will improve. Therefore, it may be prudent for investors to await further updates before buying a slice of the business, given its uncertain outlook.In the case of Games Workshop, it is forecast to deliver a fall in earnings of 11% this year. This is due to be followed with growth of 3% next year. Given that it trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.6, it seems to lack a sufficiently wide margin of safety to warrant investment at the present time. While the company may have a sound strategy and strong business model, external factors could count against it and lead to relatively disappointing share price performance.
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