Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
JD Sports (John David Group) LSE:JD. London Ordinary Share GB00BYX91H57 ORD 0.25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +1.40p +0.32% 445.00p 444.10p 444.80p 446.40p 440.70p 441.60p 2,903,290 16:35:12
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 1,821.7 131.6 50.2 8.9 4,330.89

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27/4/201710:50JD Sports, Debt-Free, Low PE High Growth Retailer399.00
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JD Sports Daily Update: JD Sports (John David Group) is listed in the General Retailers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker JD.. The last closing price for JD Sports was 443.60p.
JD Sports (John David Group) has a 4 week average price of 380.80p and a 12 week average price of 346.40p.
The 1 year high share price is 462p while the 1 year low share price is currently 207.40p.
There are currently 973,233,160 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,006,005 shares. The market capitalisation of JD Sports (John David Group) is £4,330,887,562.
alphabeta4: I've done some detailed SPD research this morning - their warehouse problems led to a c£10m 'hit' for their policy to then pay above minimum wage, I've been trawling through a lot of articles but I can't see them ending up with big back pay costs and from JD's press coverage only 30% of the workers are Assist Recruitment which is where I would suspect the problems are most likely to come from. The site in question employs 1500 workers who work 4 days on 4 days off so average of 42 hours per week. If to be cautious these were all full time (obviously not the case as some seem to work on zero/minimal hours) then that's 2.96m hours a year, or a wage bill of £21.3m based on the minimum wage. With JD having c£200m pre tax profit for the year (based on current analyst forecasts) changes to this wage bill would look to have a minimal impact on profits. Since SPD started getting these problems in September to December last year their sales have been growing, c7.6% on forecasts according to Monrningstar. This has been above prior trends so there doesn't seem to have been an impact on sales from the coverage. SPD's main problem looks to be they didn't hedge their currency exposure, causing a big dent to margins as with their customers being so price focused they've been unable to pass on price rises to the customer as easily (compounded by competitors being able to keep them the same because they did). EBITDA for the current year is forecast to fall from 502m to 271m and PBT from 407m to 130m which when you then chuck in a steady stream of corporate governance issues helps explain how they've lost over 2/3 of the share price. Overall back on JD from an ethics stand point this looks to be disappointing and I hope they will properly address it. I have confidence in this because of the way it has run the rest of it's operations (hedging, back office cost control and efficiencies, consistent sales growth etc). Therefore I feel we're just left with a cost to remedy from the retraining etc. On a conservative basis I can't see this being above £10m representing 5% of profit before tax. So I make that a hit of 17p based on the prior price of £3.37 and the overall investment case intact, I've therefore rebought my position.
alphabeta4: Thanks Martin. Like you I'm scratching my head to understand why they need that much cash when Retail Fascia capex was £52m in the last year. On a separate note Morningstar normalised PBT consensus was £149m so another beat by c5%. The share price not reacted just yet presumably on some profit taking. They also had 2017 PBT of £160m so I'm expecting further upgrades here. As an aside I thought the 2017 number looked very undemanding - new store openings have been running at c12% of the estate - assuming these are as profitable as existing stores then organic growth would be left negative(!) to achieve this against the 'positive trading' mentioned in the statement. Outside this all I can think is a reference to the living wage introduction perhaps? But even here you would expect a decent chunk of their customer base would also get their spending power increased at the same time (I've e-mailed their investor relations on this to try to get an idea of their average customer breakdown and wage cost line and will post here if I get a response). For what it's worth I've got a revised 2017 forecast of £182m made up of the £157m plus 12% plus 5% organic growth for a beat of previous forecasts by c14% for a new target price of £13.
mickeyb: Nice rise today currently 43p (4.3%) up at 1058p, expect more rises in share price next week.
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mechanical trader: JD Sports share price jumps 7 per cent as it posts record profits by Billy Ehrenberg September 17, 2014, 7:54am JD Sports posted record first-half results as its pre-tax profits soared, rising 170 per cent to £16.4m. (Source: Getty) Shares in JD Sports rose seven per cent in mid-morning trading as the retailer posted record first-half results as its pre-tax profits soared, rising 170 per cent to £16.4m. Revenue also jumped to £721.4m, an increase of 27 per cent. The bulk of the growth was in the company's UK and European sectors. Peter Cowgill, executive chairman, said the sports business was still a key driver of growth. Our Sports operations continue to provide the engine for profit growth and cash generation in the Group and will therefore continue to be the primary focus of investment. Cowgill identified the second half of the year as more challenging, but hoped JD would post full-year results towards the upper bounds of market expectations. The Board recognises the demanding comparatives of the second half of the last financial year, particularly in the core UK and Ireland Sports fascias where like for like sales increased by 11.2 per cent, as well as our significant dependence on Christmas trading but following the robust performance of the business in the first half believes that the Group is well positioned to deliver results towards the upper end of current market expectations
discodave4: Thanks Martin,My point was that from a consensus of a number of broker forecasts (as per the Morning Star website), the forecast PE & eps for year end equates to zero uplift in the share price - from where it is now. I do appreciate however that they are by nature a prediction which may not truly reflect what does happen. IMV the share price at any given time is purely the result of supply and demand and what the market believes is its true, or perceived, value, which may not fall into line with the normal financial metrics, I.e Asos.So my confusion is that I too believe that the current share price is cheap with reasonable uplift over the next year or so, BUT broker forecasts say the opposite (in terms of share price derived from forecast PE). Or have I got it completely wrong?.GLDD
discodave4: SlogsweepFrom the MorningStar website the forecast for year end 2015 is pre tax £80m, eps 118.9 & PE of 11.8. (average of all broker forecasts).Please forgive my inexperience but does that imply that there is no potential uplift in the share price until year end? peaked too early!! Lol. Or if the PE stays as is then there's a potential 16% uplift? (Or brokers forecasts are pants haha).I'm confused!!DD
discodave4: Thanks typo had completely missed the fact that JD had been promoted.....must research more!!. Had been closely watching index rankings on as hold AHT but missed JD. as only recently put on my watchlist.Fairly new to this but would have thought that promotion would attract larger II's and more stable share price & growth rather than a fall like this, could you help explain this please?, thanks.DD
xyllyx: You are not alone DiscoDave4 Looks to me that the rather gloomy comments generally about retail sales for the Christmas period has affected the price of JD disproportionately due to the recent strong surge in JD share price. I am happy to hold on to JD.
canteatvalue: Any idea what's causing the absolute drop off in price here? General retail worries or something more specific? Even so, a 40% drop in share price over 5 months seems way, way overdone here. Net cash, a 4% yield and a mid single digit PE.
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