Card Factory Plc

-0.20 (-0.22%)
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Card Factory Plc LSE:CARD London Ordinary Share GB00BLY2F708 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.20 -0.22% 90.50 220,632 15:24:17
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
90.30 90.60 91.40 90.00 90.40
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Greeting Cards 463.40 44.20 - 6.98 309.40
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
15:29:01 O 1,104 90.534 GBX

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Posted at 22/5/2023 16:46 by bbonsall
Just written this to ADVFN

How long will it be before you update the Financials for Card Factory after publication of FY 2023 results? The confirmed EPS is 12.9p
ADVFN states “ The current CARD market cap is 317.99M. The company's latest EPS is 2.4 and P/E is 46.90”
The figures for latest EPS are very out of date and highly likely will be misleading prospective shareholders to believe Card share price to be too high at 92p. In fact the PE ratio is now only just over 7.

This clearly illustrates what I have said previously about forecasts not reflecting known information.

Posted at 18/5/2023 10:59 by bbonsall

Thank you for suggesting Liberum. I can only find their apgrade to Card share price target of 135p. The date of this is November 2023, just as Card increased their revenue guidance for the first time. In it Card predicted EBITDA of £96million. Results published in May showed this came in at £112 million.
Liberum forecast free cash flow for 2024 of £24 million, far below what Card reported in May. This shows what I mean about analysts not keeping up with the published information, so giving a false forecast which shows a downturn.
If you have seen a more recent Liberum forecast please refer me to it. Thank you.

Posted at 05/5/2023 13:12 by darrin1471
kaos3: Card have an excellent inflation strategy. As they make their own cards they are able to keep the same price points by re-engineering the card during its normal life cycle.
Card detailed this process in a previous webcast
As costs increase the latest design moves up through the price points or is re-engineered using thinner paper, smaller size format or reducing the embellishment. An entry level card remains at the same price and a premium card may have a higher price point. As the designs are continually changing the "price increase" are less obvious.
With paper prices now falling, will CARD keep the prices at current levels allowing the margins to benefit by the falling input prices.

Posted at 04/5/2023 09:56 by bbonsall
Just looked at ShoZone.
Their EPS is 14p and the share price is 250p!
Our EPS is 12.9p and share price is 101p
A correction has to occur sooner or kater,

Posted at 04/5/2023 09:03 by omron
A lot of rubbish being written here, especially about an 80p share price. At a PER of 12x with eps of 12.9p this should be trading at 155p. On an EV/ebitda basis that would only be 6.2x. Share price is down on the back of small trades. Once the institutions have finished their analysis of the results and realise this will be a FTSE250 company again they will drive the price to where it should be. I don't think these shares will be available this cheaply for much longer.
Posted at 30/4/2023 23:09 by bighairyspider
I want see a resumption of a divi too, however, the two refinancing RNS's in April and May last year outlined a pre requisite debt repayment of £31.25m and a leverage ratio of 1.5 before there is sniff of getting a divi back. Target January 2024. In the last half yearly report, I couldn't see how much of that debt had been paid, although the leverage ratio was 0.9. Wednesday's results will be better than expected, that is already known, but how this will reflect on the share price is guess work. Two of my other holdings, LGEN & IPX recorded excellent results / AUM updates recently yet the share price plopped. Am hoping third time lucky with CARD.
Posted at 25/4/2023 11:25 by bigbigdave
25 April 2023

Card Factory plc

("Card Factory")

Acquisition of South Africa Greetings

Card Factory, the UK's leading specialist retailer of greeting cards, gifts and celebration essentials, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of SA Greetings Corporation (Pty) Ltd and its subsidiaries, which trade as SA Greetings, for GBP2.5m, which has been paid in cash.

SA Greetings is the leading wholesaler of greeting cards and gift packaging in South Africa. It also operates 24 'Cardies' retail stores, with four further stores operated by franchisees, and owns and operates a roll-wrap production facility. Its head office and main warehouse are located in Johannesburg, with sales offices in Durban and Cape Town.

The acquisition was financed from Card Factory's working capital and is expected to be earnings enhancing. SA Greetings realised an EBITDA of GBP591,000 (unaudited), and a PBT of GBP165,000 from net sales of GBP9.4m (unaudited) during the 12 months to 28 February 2023 and had a net asset value of GBP5.8m and gross assets of GBP8.5m on this date. (Exchange rate applied: 20 ZAR to 1 GBP 1).

South Africa is one of the target territories for Card Factory's partnership expansion. The acquisition of SA Greetings, supports this strategic growth pillar by providing access to key wholesale accounts through the company's printing, merchandising and warehousing capacity.

Darcy Willson-Rymer, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of SA Greetings and look forward to working with our new colleagues. Under the continued leadership of SA Greetings MD, Willie Engelbrecht, we will closely collaborate to further enhance and develop opportunities for the Card Factory and SA Greetings businesses.

SA Greetings brings with it significant experience operating a wholesale business, which can inform and support development of our retail partnership business, and is entirely aligned with Card Factory's strategic plan for international expansion. As well as giving us a foothold into our target South African market, we will also be using their mature printing, merchandising and warehousing facilities to understand how we can deliver similar local capability in other target markets."

Posted at 24/4/2023 11:26 by bigbigdave
24 April 2023

24 April 2023

Card Factory plc

(" Card Factory " or the " Company ")

Notice of Preliminary Results and Strategy Update

Card Factory, the UK's leading specialist retailer of greeting cards, gifts and celebration essentials, today issues an update regarding the timing of the publication of its preliminary results for the 12 months ended 31 January 2023 and its Capital Market Strategy Update. The Group's auditor, KPMG LLP has requested additional time to complete its standard audit procedures and as a result, the Group will now announce its results on Wednesday 3 May 2023, delayed from the previously announced release date of 25 April 2023.

The performance in the year ended 31 January 2023 includes revenue of GBP463.4 million with expected EBITDA of at least GBP112 million and profit before tax of at least GBP52 million, both of which are ahead of the expected outturn that was reported in the Company's January 2023 trading update.

The Board are assured by KPMG LLP that the delay is caused by a requirement for additional time to allow them to complete standard audit and completion procedures.

Preliminary results webcast and Capital Market Strategy Update

The analyst presentation for the preliminary results will be held at 10:00 am on 3 May 2023 in central London, which can be viewed via live video webcast with prior registration using the following link .

The results presentation will be followed by a Capital Markets Strategy Update, commencing at 11:30 am on 3 May 2023. The event will be hosted by CEO Darcy Willson-Rymer and will feature a series of short presentations from some of the Card Factory senior management team who will provide a broader update on strategic plans through to FY27.

A live video webcast will be available via the following link . Those analysts who wish to join in person are requested to contact Yasemin Balman of Teneo on the number provided below or by emailing .

Registrations received for attendance in person or via the webcast for the presentations of the results and the strategy update will be valid for the rescheduled events.

Posted at 08/3/2023 12:42 by bigbigdave
There is a lot to like’. That is the conclusion of Liberum after it initiated coverage of Moonpig Group PLC (LSE:MOON) with a ‘buy’ recommendation and 145p a share price target.

In the plus column were the facts it has around 70% of the online greeting cards market, a 25% EBITDA margin and is throwing off £50mln of free cash per year.

“But we question if it gets any better from here, with some clear risks,” the broker added in a note to clients.

While positive on the stock, Liberum said it would “advise loading up on Card Factory (LSE:CARD), where we see ongoing recovery and growth offering much greater upside for the UK’s market leader”.


Posted at 11/1/2023 17:26 by darrin1471
Lauders. WRKS have a bit of cash in the bank and CARD have some debt they would like to pay down
CARD have a history of good profits and WRKS do not
CARD has a mkt cap of £325m vs £28m at WRKS
WRKS makes small profits so a similar high street upturn to that experienced by CARD should lead to a large percentage increase in profits.
IMO WRKS share price has been held back by Hoyles selling his 15% stake on apparent health grounds.
Did hold both CARD and WRKS. Taken profits in CARD and put it all on WRKS. If WRKS is revalued then will take profits and split the initial investment between WRKS and CARD

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