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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Card Factory LSE:CARD London Ordinary Share GB00BLY2F708 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +2.70p +1.55% 176.80p 177.30p 177.50p 178.00p 171.80p 173.90p 593,530 16:35:06
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 422.1 72.6 17.1 10.3 603.86

Card Factory Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
11/1/2019
12:02
bbonsall >11 Jan '19 - 01:15 - 1004 of 1007 "When you say there was negative cash flow last year " Looked up the financials page and its says £-5.6m
fenners66
11/1/2019
11:38
Purchased here at 162p Bargain if 160 holds !
garycook
11/1/2019
10:05
So a 0.1% fall in LFL sales equates to a 15% drop in share price! Usual neurosis of the market.
bbonsall
11/1/2019
03:57
Outperforming In the rough seas of the UK retail environment, Card Factory stands out as a company that has what it takes to weather the hostile environment. The UK’s leading specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts today reported sales growth of 3.4% for the 11 months to the end of December 2018. On a like-for-like basis, sales declined by 0.1%. What I’m really interested in, however, is the growth at the firm’s online business. The update notes cardfactory.co.uk delivered revenue growth of 59.1% for the 11 months to the end of December 2018, following an increase of 65.8% in the same period last year. Granted, this is still a relatively small part of the overall business. Management estimates the group has around 1% of the £100m online personalised card market, implying total sales of just £1m compared to overall revenue of £400m+. But it is expected to start turning a profit this year. Any further sales growth should go straight to the bottom line. With sales rising by more than 50% per annum, this online division will be a considerable driver of profits in the years ahead. Thanks to growth from the online business, as well as the contribution from new stores to overall sales, management expects to hit its profitability targets for the current financial year. The City is expecting earnings per share of 17.4p and a dividend of 13p, implying a forward P/E of 11.2 and dividend yield of 6.7%. Based on today’s trading update, I see no reason why the company cannot meet these targets. Overall, Card Factory’s growth looks to be hotting up, and this retailer appears to me to be a much better investment than Sainsbury’s.
garycook
11/1/2019
01:15
When you say there was negative cash flow last year do you mean the positive figure reduced to a lower positive figure for cash flow? Otherwise you are suggesting cash outflows occurred, which was not true. LFL sales reduced by 0.5%. Pretty good I would say in the circumstances most other retailers find themselves in.
bbonsall
11/1/2019
01:07
From the trading statement "We continue to mitigate a large proportion of expected cost challenges, including National Living Wage and electricity wholesale prices, which will result in GBP5-6m of additional costs. In light of the current consumer and macro-economic backdrop, we anticipate that FY20 will be another difficult year. " They managed revenue growth only because of new stores and LFL is negative. But new stores have start up costs that hit the P&L When they run out of new locations the LFL suggests that sales will actually decline - but we know that there will continue to be wage inflation and arguably more. Management do not see profits growing this year or next. Net Assets £218m but that includes £332m of intangibles... There was negative cash flow last year and 51 stores to pay for this year so how much of the debt do they expect to pay off and when ? Add the doom and gloom of lower footfall and high street sales and this could well go into reverse in the future...
fenners66
11/1/2019
00:39
Forget the 15p special dividend. Even if it is maintained at only 5p we are now talking about 9% re5urn on investment at this share price Pretty tasty!
bbonsall
10/1/2019
08:35
Yes agree, the share price doesn’t deserve this treatment. Saving 10p on the special dividend will surely cut debt by £30 million plus. Card is still highly cash generative, how many companies can claim that?
bbonsall
10/1/2019
08:31
Over reaction I think. Like for like sales down 0.5%. EBITDA expectations unchanged. That's not at all bad in the current environment
leopoldalcox
10/1/2019
07:36
Definitely gone ex growth. I can't see much possible upside from the current share price.
this_is_me
07/1/2019
19:45
The share price is recovering today ahead of the update. Hopefully, a good sign. By not paying the extra 10p special dividend they have saved £34 million to pay down the debt. I expect good news, they are not a fashion retailer!
bbonsall
07/1/2019
18:56
Trading update jan 10
spoole5
17/12/2018
14:32
Retail shares being hit hard todayPlan to top up card.Latest trading update was good in my view. Expect debt to fall with annual results and the share price to rise in tandem
leopoldalcox
16/12/2018
23:49
My local Card Factory shop is very busy every time I have visited it in recent times. I have usually had to queue at the checkout.
bbonsall
30/11/2018
10:24
Card now has a stock rank of 89 on stockopedia and is defined as a 'super stock' meaning is scores highly across their quality, value and momentum catagories
leopoldalcox
22/11/2018
15:26
Thanks for that.
rickyy
22/11/2018
12:14
The stock rank is their basic rating of a share. Previously, card has been in the high 70s, but this is the first time Ive seen it in the 80s. Their research strongly indicates that shares with higher stock ranks consistently outperform the market
leopoldalcox
22/11/2018
08:38
what does that mean?
rickyy
16/11/2018
13:18
Good press coverage for card y'day
leopoldalcox
15/11/2018
11:04
Well the debt increase is reasonably explained by the taking on of stock for Christmas. What I dont like is the addition of the extra stores isnt increasing profit.So presumably the new stores arnt profitable or like for like sales per store are decreasing.
renewed1
15/11/2018
08:04
Looks like nothing much has changed, apart from debt up 12m. End the specials, pay down the debt
spoole5
14/11/2018
20:04
Trading update tomorrow
spoole5
08/11/2018
14:52
Held up well today on going ex divi
leopoldalcox
07/11/2018
21:45
Expect a drop in price as a result...
johnthespacer
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