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Stock Name Stock Symbol Market Stock Type Stock ISIN Stock Description
Card Factory Plc CARD London Ordinary Share GB00BLY2F708 ORD 1P
  Price Change Price Change % Stock Price Last Trade
1.00 2.9% 35.50 15:35:18
Close Price Low Price High Price Open Price Previous Close
35.50 34.50 36.15 35.55 34.50
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fenners66: A great headline but "Through the incredible efforts of Card Factory staff and customers, we have now raised over £6 million! Card Factory has been supporting Macmillan Cancer Support since 2006. So far, we’ve raised over £6 million for people affected by cancer. Over the last nine years, employees and customers at Card Factory have taken part in multiple fundraising events for Macmillan, ranging from loose change donations to the annual National Bear Raffle, and Christmas card promotions. This incredible support will help to ensure that no one faces cancer alone, so thank you." Looks like they are acknowledging a lot of that has come from customer donations and fundraising by the staff. How much has come out of turnover / profits ?
lastchance23: 6 million gbp for macmillan for people affected by cancer by direct donation through CARD hxxps:// I don't know how much for other cause cards, they are often linked to a partnership i.e. CRUK, so % of each card.
lastchance23: fenners66 - office are not CARDS core target market, CARD have environmentally friendly cards, and as I say they support good causes on their cards too, so it becomes a trade off as to which cause you want to support. All I can say is, if you have a daughter turning 18, or need to send a condolence card for a family member, you are not going to cancel the occasion to save a fraction of paper, which could be environmentally friendly anyway, and support a cause in the process. Obviously sales will be down the media are selling cooked up covid statistics to fund big pharma, but it is about the relative valuation. Card is PE 2.8 (approx), FANG stocks are 30, FANG stocks are artificially inflated by ETF's (about 50% of valuation), what do you think happens when a load of people lose jobs or sentiment changes??? Where as people have been sitting on side lines with value stocks and retail, and there is a lot of money on side lines, at some point more money will come back into everything, at this point when people are looking for value and upside, they have choice between overvalued and risk of over paying, or undervalued with some temporary pressure.
lastchance23: How has digital/social killed CARDS bravebet??? I can't stand those really annoying animations, they are not the same as a physical card. The primary reason for the shops is convenience and choice, busy lives, people forgetting/leaving till last minute. Agreed social changes nature of business, so you need online/multi-channel strategy, but even Amazon and Apple integrate a store presence as a driver to core product. Its about getting the right fit for a changing business, but Cards and party/celebrations will always be celebrated in physical format.
lastchance23: Sorry for slow reply to Fenners66 and Mallorca, I lost half my week defending CARD so am limiting my time on here... Don't confuse CARD with general market, it would do you good Mallorca to do a course in economics before commenting, when ALL retail, travel, leisure pull back it is a SECTOR issue, not a company issue, ONLY when there is share price movement associated with the company is it fair to spread your mindless gossip... Whether you like it or not, CARD save £2m in interest a month, I am not entirely sure how long 0 interest will last, but that's a 24m saving a year, even if a worst case scenario of 20-30% of usual revenue occurred, they would still not default come January. DYOR, you are out of touch, CARD may need to adapt like other retailers, I agree they have too many stores and should focus online, but they have had a wake up call are restructuring, and now the only thing imminent is the egg on your face... Did you take a position on Amigo??? Now that's on a tight rope, I did ok, but I'm reluctant to consider that again.
wiseman1967: Dave0011 as you own six card shops and have been in the industry for 20 years I am surprised you don't understand the CF model. It is far from low margin as you put it. They design and print their own cards which is why they make a gross profit of over 75% on single greetings cards - the only other type of retailer that makes that kind of margins that I have come across is opticians. You may have to buy cards from wholesale suppliers which is probably why your margins are lower - your suppliers and printers have taken their share.I agree footfall is an issue for however long Covid lasts but the summer months are some of the quietest months in card retailing.
mr_spock: dave0011...I agree the figures were trending down, but they were still nicely profitable. What may help now is the rents. Rents will have to come down, and CARD leases are shortish. Landlords have had their day. May take a while to come through, but I think CARD can benefit from this big time. Who wants a shop on the high street any more but the discount retailers like CARD, Wilko, B&M, The Works...think they will all be in a good position at negotiation time. lastchance23...they did get carried away with the dividends. I'm neutral on CARD at the moment. Could go either way. The market may be shrinking slightly but they are taking a bigger share. If they can renegotiate some rents and close unprofitable stores then what's not to like?
fenners66: And Card were doing such a good job of online that they have only just written down the value of one of their online businesses..... There has been online growth since , it may now get to break even ... A large % online growth of such a small segment here is almost an irrelevance. CARD chose to expand stores , without CV they would have circa 1100 now they are going to be seen as a liability I suspect. Sure stores are open - but given the advice that there is a risk visiting them so much so that you have to wear a face mask , far fewer people are going in - because they do not have to. We do go to the supermarkets... but we can get birthday cards there as well. The last CEO's message was all about getting people to impulse buy more cards.... now no one is impulse buying that message and her "reign" is over... How many shops will now have to close , before they recover the set up costs of each? That leaves debt as a legacy.
garycook: I sent this to Karen Hubbard on 14/01/2020.Looks like the BOD finally got the message.Should have been done earlier.FAO Karen Hubbard.Being a CARD shareholder holding 21,000 shares I am unhappy with the current situation.You need to justify your £500k a year salary.Seeing the CARD share price performance under your tenure.Current management are missing opportunities.This Xmas range was dire,as last years.CARD needs better quality cards.The strategic review is 2 years to late.You need now to correct things urgently to let the market know your in control.The Special dividend going is a must to reduce debt.Regards Gary Cook.
fenners66: So I'm just jotting down some thoughts as I read the RNS: "our teams are looking to introduce innovative ways ... including helping customers reduce the frequency of their visits, but increase the average basket value in each shop" Innovative ? Most obvious would be increasing prices but that's not innovation. So getting people to buy more cards.... like I see you have a B'day card , how about getting some Xmas cards with that ? Or how about buying for people who have had their B'day this year already , or I see you have made new friends in the Queue how about getting them a B'day card as well ? So at best cannibalising future sales - but at a cost of stocking Xmas cards all year around ? Stock increase ..... New website "enable a significantly improved customer experience and the delivery of our multi-channel roadmap" looks like closing shops is on the cards... at last. ""I look forward to sharing in detail our exciting plans for growth on 28 July 2020." could end up with egg on her face when they announce shop closures....
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