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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
  +6.00p +0.41% 1,475.00p 1,474.00p 1,475.00p 1,492.00p 1,471.00p 1,492.00p 39,578 15:36:56
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 158.1 38.4 95.1 15.5 473.99

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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 1,469p.
Games Workshop Group has a 4 week average price of 1,186p and a 12 week average price of 885p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,492p while the 1 year low share price is currently 455.25p.
There are currently 32,134,794 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 118,313 shares. The market capitalisation of Games Workshop Group is £473,988,211.50.
nod: 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.
simso: Thanks Nod. I am investing significantly in Games Workshop, yet feel slightly uncomfortable in not fully understanding it. The recently reported exceptional performance in the second half has clearly moved the share price up, and the broker note expressed the view that recent performance had been surprisingly strong against their expectation of a tail off in advance of the 8th edition launch. Perhaps there was no tail off..but more the opposite case of a peak of vets buying before stock is replaced by 8th edition. Is there a one off spike in sales performance at the end of last financial year for this very reason, which may be difficult to repeat, or is it (as I hope) that the new year ahead will be much stronger than last year driven by sales of the new 8th edition.
trident5: Nod - yes, but any fall back will not be from a lofty height. Whilst the share price has gone up a lot lately - relative to dividends of £1 over the last few months it is not expensive.
pnetol: Wow, briefly suspended, the 10% movement rule and they uncrossed a few mins later at 1054, what a spectacular day. I wonder what the house broker will upgrade their share price target to???It must be a minimum of £1.00-£2.00 higher than the current £11.50 me thinks
chrisatom: As long as you hold before the ex dividend date you're good. The share price will drop by the divi amount on the day, this is to stop people just buying in for the divi.
nod: I would agree with most of this MF article except perhaps the conclusion. The shares are currently cheap because licensing is lumpy. It has always been lumpy - a point I have made on this board for ten years. If license revenues fall next year that is expected and already in the price.Britain was a world leader in video games and still provides the talent to many US companies. What a shame British software developers can't get the financial backing anymore.The article raises some valid points about the core business "spluttering" due to poorly implemented changes.MF article follows:Video gaming is big business. The industry is valued at around $100bn right now and with the rise of mobile gaming and the widening of the demographics that are playing, it only looks set to expand.Unfortunately for us, most video game studios tend to list in America, but there are a few small-cap shares with direct exposure to this gargantuan and growing industry, one of which I believe could transform your portfolio. From tabletop to desktopGames Workshop (LSE: GAW) is famous for its Warhammer and Lord of the Rings tabletop war-games. These games have rich backgrounds and gamers are as invested in experiencing the game worlds as they are in playing the game itself."The history behind these fictional worlds has been built up since 1975. There are literally hundreds of novels and thousands of short stories written about the universe. One of those novels, A Thousand Sons by Graham McNeil, even hit the New York Times Best Sellers List. The rich tapestry created by this library of fiction isn't easily replicated and the resultant fictional worlds are the company's greatest assets. Gaming studios are often attracted by the detailed lore and established customer base, and pay Games Workshop handsomely to take advantage of both.But the company's core business of selling models to hobbyists is spluttering, largely due to poorly received rule changes and aggressive price hikes. Sales have fallen from a peak of £134.6m in 2013 to £118m last year. This took an even greater toll on core operating profit, which fell 27% last year, but a mammoth jump in video game licensing profit from £1.5m to £5.9m kept operating profits level.Unfortunately, with the core business struggling and licensing income depending on the success of outside influences, Games Workshop's prospects are unclear right now.Trading at only 12.4 times last year's earnings, the shares may appear cheap, but if the lumpy licensing income was to return to 2015's level, operating profit could drop from £16.9m to around £12.5m, with the share price likely to follow.Therefore, I recommend waiting on the sidelines unless the core business turns around.
nod: Are Lloyds Banking Group plc, Games Workshop Group plc and PZ Cussons plc Brexit bargain buys?Games Workshop (LSE: GAW) warned in January that pre-tax profit for its financial year to May would be unlikely to exceed £16m. However, the company has bounced back since its disappointing December. Today, in its annual results, it posted a pre-tax profit of £16.9m. That's a modest rise of 2.1% on last year, but earnings per share rose 9.9% due to a lower tax rate.At a share price of 455p, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is cheap-looking 10.8. And, after paying a 40p dividend during the year, the trailing yield is a whopping 8.8%.This highly cash-generative company is run with no debt, and the board has a commitment to "distribute genuinely surplus cash to our shareholders". Thus, after reinvesting £12.6m in the business and distributing £12.8m to shareholders, year-end cash of £11.8m was little changed from last year.Games Workshop is an international business centrally run from headquarters in Nottingham, with 72% of sales coming from outside the UK. The company has no policy to hedge against foreign exchange exposure and should benefit from the weakness of sterling since the referendum.TMF
nod: MONEY OBSERVEROctober 1, 2015 - 10:04am - Richard BeddardGAMES WORKSHOP (GAW)In full-year results for the year to June 2015, fantasy wargaming and modelling company Games Workshop reported revenue down 4 per cent. Adjusted profit fell 5 per cent.New chief executive Kevin Rountree said the fall in revenue and profit was due to adverse exchange rates and poor trading in Europe. The strong pound made exports from Nottingham, where the company makes its models, more expensive. About half of the fall in revenue was deemed 'non-core' by the company.In Europe, the company has closed its regional headquarters, removed middle management, centralised its trade sales teams at home, and continued rolling out the one-man store format, which involves shutting down larger stores and opening smaller ones carrying less stock and operating reduced opening hours.Rountree says that in the second half of the year the trade sales team, which sells to independent hobby stores, grew revenue very slightly in Europe. The company's own European stores are taking longer to adjust.Renewed impetus may also come from the newly relaunched Warhammer Fantasy game, 'Warhammer: Age of Sigmar'. The company is rebranding Games Workshop stores 'Warhammer' too.By cutting costs, Games Workshop has remained comfortably profitable. Return on capital in 2015 was 13 per cent, slightly above the six-year average. The company thinks modest growth will resume when the disruption from the restructuring abates and revenue from new stores it plans to open kicks in.A share price of 565p values the enterprise at £230 million, about 16 times adjusted profit. The earnings yield is 6 per cent.
trident5: Nod thanks for the link - it does refer to TK as "acting CEO" so clearly it's not being viewed as a permanent position, and you wouldn't want to hurry finding the right person. But, its being going on for over a year and that's too long. 2M - I'm not sure what you're reading into the gaps. The share price movement on this stock is generally fairly quiet - the gaps are just reactions to trading updates and results, I would have thought. And pretty meaningless about where the share price is headed in the future, positive/negative updates will largely determine that.
nod: a read of the above company statement as to why GAW does not and does not need to comply with the UK Governance Code - on a number of fronts, including 'independent' directors (who are not really).It is now exactly one year since the CEO of five years stepped down. The strong share price growth for 5 years through to 2013 was undoubtedly down to Wells' strategy - which had corrected previously poor strategy from Kirby for several years before him, which had caused the share price to plummet.In less than one year Kirby has managed to turn the company around - but in the wrong direction again. GAW needs to leave Kirby in the USA where he wants to live to develop the US market and get a more mature CEO to run the company.
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