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|Sales in line with forecasts, that will do for now to start the share price recovery.|
|No probs gswredland. Interactive Investor can be a bit hit-and-miss on their timetable sometimes.|
|Should be interesting. I did my bit for their sales in December!!|
|Thank you blips - thought it was today according to interactive investor|
|Tomorrow, according to their website.
|I thought they were releasing a statement today|
|As a result of weak high street sales, there are concerns about how Majestic Wines and Bonmarché have fared.|
|Keep some customers away maybe. But majestic shouldn't try and keep on a par with supermarkets; it's a battle they can't win. A loyal customer base with a higher average spend is the pay off.|
|---was a bit disappointed to walk in to my local Majestic over Christmas, and be hammered a pretty full £ 12 more per bottle - just because i did not want a full case. i thought they had got over this persistent point that customers have been complaining about for years and were trying to keep on par with at least some of the supermarkets. This point alone continues to keep people away....|
|profit warnng coming
This week the value of the pound fell to a six-year low against the Euro, falling to €1.10 for the first time since March 2010.
A direct result of Brexit, the WSTA has estimated that should the value of the pound fail to rally, the average cost of a bottle of wine coming into the UK from the EU is likely to increase by 29 pence, and by 22 pence for bottles imported from outside of the EU.
This is if retailers choose to pass on rising costs to the consumer, which is likely given increasing commercial pressures. Currently, 99% of the £1.8 million worth of bottles of wine drunk in the UK are imported, meaning that the vast majority of wines will be impacted.
“It is not well understood that the UK is the global hub of the international wine trade”, explains Patrick McGrath, managing director of UK wine importers Hatch Mansfield.
“The fall in the value of Sterling is having a serious and immediate impact on importers. While currency fluctuations are an accepted risk for importers, three months on there appears to be little prospect of a return to pre-Referendum values.
“The importers are having to meet the increased costs, which is already having a significant impact on profitability|
|mmm delicious WINE|
19 November 2016 • 4:09pm
Questor says: Hold
Majestic Wines, once a common sight on the British high street, has struggled in recent years against the rise of online rivals and rock-bottom supermarket prices.
After a profit warning in September and years of decline, boss Rowan Gormley, who described last week’s half-year results as the “tipping point” for the company, needs to convince investors that his turnaround plan is working.
The fact that Majestic has reinstated its dividend at 1.5p should be a seen as a good first step.|
|Bought in after fall following the September update which I considered way OTT. It continued to fall after that so been showing a small loss but today's results vindicate my view and I'm back well into profit. Should continue to strengthen from here.|
|heading up nicely again|
|WINE and youll feel fine|
|ill be suppin some wine when this hits 350p even if it might only be 11 oclock :)|
|Majestic Wine shares flow higher as turnaround plan bites
08:32 17 Nov 2016
The firm has been under pressure to kickstart growth and in September issued a profit warning
Majestic Wine shares flow higher as turnaround plan bites
The firm reinstated an interim dividend of 1.5p a share, underlining future confidence
Shares in wine merchant Majestic plc (LON:MJW) flowed a little higher as it told investors its turnaround plan was working and it unveiled a 13% increase in sales in the first half.
The firm has been under pressure to kickstart growth and in September issued a profit warning, forecasting pre-tax earnings before interest for the full year to April 2017 would be lower than market expectations.
In the latest six months to September 26, revenue was £205mln (2015: £181.6mln). The loss for the period was £4.4mln, compared to a profit of £4.3mln in the same period last year.
The loss recognised £4.5mln of adjusted items, largely relating to the group's acquisition of online retailer Naked Wines in 2015.
The firm reinstated an interim dividend of 1.5p a share, underlining future confidence.
Chief executive Rowan Gormley said: "Now that we have built a solid platform for future growth, future cost growth will be much lower.
"We are reiterating our commitment to hitting our goal of delivering £500m sales by 2019, and we believe that will translate into healthy profit growth now that the step change in investment is complete."
The period saw a 26.7% increase in sales at Naked and a 5.7% rise like-for-like in the retail division. Majestic commercial was up 1.2%
Its Lay & Wheeler fine wine group was firmly back in growth, with a 27.8% increase in sales, due largely to the huge positive impact of a new management team.
House broker Liberum rates shares a 'buy' and targets 380p.
"The dynamic model being created is a far cry from the old Majestic," it says.
The transition towards a 'return on investment' focus via opex driven growth was always going to create a short, albeit sharp decline in these first half results, it notes.
"There are signs of positive momentum which, should they continue, drive outperformance."
Shares added 1.08% to 305p.|
|bowl to 450p i tell ya|
|buy sit back, enjoy WINE|
|buy sit back, enjoy WINE|