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
  0.00 0.0% 45.25 234,207 09:59:23
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
45.15 45.50 45.50 44.80 45.45
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 451.50 65.20 15.10 3.0 155
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
10:06:38 O 18 45.50 GBX

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Card Factory Daily Update: Card Factory Plc is listed in the Leisure Goods sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker CARD. The last closing price for Card Factory was 45.25p.
Card Factory Plc has a 4 week average price of 30.40p and a 12 week average price of 30.10p.
The 1 year high share price is 170p while the 1 year low share price is currently 22p.
There are currently 341,549,306 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,031,959 shares. The market capitalisation of Card Factory Plc is £155,063,384.92.
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.
fenners66: "lastchance23 27 Jul '20 - 04:33 - 2655 of 2655 Fenners66<< I distinctly remember the 2m saving comment on debt interest, I would of used the news updates on HL, it is on one of them on right tab." I genuinely don't recognise the £2m comment , first you said it was in one of Karen's announcements, so I re-read them, now you say it could be in a HL news feed. So is it an official RNS or not ? Can you reproduce? As far as saying that there are other companies struggling - I have not mentioned going concern, you just did - I have mentioned the specific New Covenant tests being applied here - whether or not others are struggling it changes nothing about the covenant tests applied here. We have been discussing this for a while What that does do however is add pressure to the lenders. They know as we do that if CV shutdowns etc continue there will be fallout for them , so they will not sit on their hands. My contention has been since CF covenant tests have changed ; both by test and by frequency ; from 6 months to monthly, after 4,5,6... months of zero profit that rolling 12 month EBITDA test gets worse. You think they are happy to move from a 6 month test to monthly? Do you know what work and added worry that is for the BOD? Why did they agree? Because they were over a barrel , they had no choice. As I said IF the test is debt to EBITDA the ratio doubles once they get to 6 months without any profit , or earlier if those 6 months are a loss, then failing the test comes over the horizon very quickly. The good thing about that point is - it's maths. It's not warm fuzzy words or we think this or that... its in the maths. I walked past the nearby shop again Sat morning 2 customers one way , none the other..... "the risk is baked into the share price " we have been discussing this for weeks - you thought the risk was baked into the share price , then , in the 50's now we are around 40. Its the impact of the rolling EBITDA test, is it rapidly getting worse ?
lastchance23: Fenners66<< I distinctly remember the 2m saving comment on debt interest, I would of used the news updates on HL, it is on one of them on right tab. Regarding the covenants, apart from having revised covenants, and revised debt financing, and additional covid liquidity options; I have seen several businesses have their covenants waived through this covid situation. Also regarding your going concern comment, this is on nearly half the ftse at the moment, they are all issuing warnings; should card need funding, they have further options, and there are many more steps, and plenty more time, most of the risk is baked into the share price Mallorca<< It is apparent you just think high street, so its bust...The high street is changing, but if it gets to the point of multiple types of store closure, then it reduces footfall to the other entities such as coffee shops, restaurants, cinemas, clubs, bowling alleys, gyms etc. I feel they will do their best to support businesses like card, because with a rescaling of commercial property from more home working, they are going to want to occupy the space. Long term landlords will also know there is not likely to be a queue of replacement tenants, so you have to take a balanced viewpoint, that under these circumstances businesses that were profitable prior to covid will for the most part be given some room to manouvere. I do feel the online presence does make a difference, and I believe banks will look at the business as a whole in terms of future financing. Restructure and some store closures are possible, but I think they should focus on the most profitable stores in major locations anyway. On a separate matter got an email about free delivery on personalised cards, not sure what cost is, but I'm guessing they've done a deal with royal mail.
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: Mallorca - I misunderstood. I thought from your post the BOO share price had bounced from 210 to 380 and you had made gbp100k. Having looked at the share price which closed at 235p I see you will have made gbp15k - still not bad but using your logic if CF returned to 350p I would make a shed load more - But who cares?
wiseman1967: Dexdringle - the majority of the fall in share price from 350p to 50p was attributable to poor management in the guise of Karen Hubbard - and now she is gone! Covid pressures are still there but beginning to ease. With one of the issues gone and the other easing I believe it is a good time to buy. It is still a high margin, cash generative, market leading business, in a resilient retail sub sector and in my opinion the leverage is not so high. Don't forget that under Charterhouse ownership the leverage was over 3.5x ebitda compared to the latest figure of 1.76x. The shorters can bleat all they want but they won't affect the share price and certainly not the underlying financials of this business. They would get wiped out though if a PE fund were to bid for this!
lastchance23: >>dexdringle I agree with your commentary on share price, but this is still on a relative basis cheap, if you look at a lot of shares they have been squeezed, the point is share prices can range 50% on a normal year, in this market 100%+. My view is that most stocks need to be traded and reduced regularly to get best price, it gets more complicated when you get to CGT, then you want things that don't move much but pay a dividend like Tesco, Sainsbury. But, in terms of masks, this is China's everyday normal life, it wouldn't be a worry their, the fact that all businesses now have to do this will cross promote the situation, its still early days give them chance.
garycook: fenners,Yes she was totally clueless,and now rightly gone.Good riddance.In her reign CARD share price went from over 300p to where it is today.Yes very bad management on her part.Bonus payments for failure !
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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