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% 72.00 0.00 00:00:00
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
72.10 72.40
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 451.50 65.20 15.10 4.8 246
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
16:14:29 O 90,467 68.75 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 72p.
Card Factory Plc has a 4 week average price of 30.55p and a 12 week average price of 30.55p.
The 1 year high share price is 85.15p 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 9,972,980 shares. The market capitalisation of Card Factory Plc is £245,915,500.32.
makinbuks: CARD and the banks can all see when the shops are going to open again. What they don't know is how well trade will recover. The key question is how quickly can they get back inside the covenants. A rights issue will be a part of that model. Obviously the bigger the rights issue the less risk there is in the assessment of the trading prospects. Moonpig is a double edged sword. On the one hand it is a threat to the high street model and on the other it shows the potential online market that CARD could access. Remember CARD is a card producer too so there is scope to partner with other online retailers too
overeager: I would expect a combination of a small rights issue (which is likely to be strongly supported) and a small interest rate increase. If the banks were going to pull the plug they would have done so some time ago. The fact is, the business has managed to make a cash profit all through the pandemic, even with the stores closed. It has also transformed the online offering. In fact, it is poised to make a strong recovery. I have to thank Moonpig for putting me on to this. I looked at the float prospectus and could not believe that what is basically an online printing business making very modest profits was being valued at £1.25 Billion. (My most optimistic valuation as to what I personally would pay was £250m.) However, that prompted me to look at CARD. If CARD were to use some money on slick online marketing, I honestly don't think there is much to choose between Moonpig and CARD apart from the fact that CARD has a good high street presence - and in my opinion, most people can't wait to switch off their laptops and get out into the real world. I also see in the Sunday papers that this week's budget is likely to include multi billion pound support for the high street. Time will tell if I'm right.
bountyhunter: A CardFactory app comes up for me also, rated 4.9* out of 5 but only 10k downloads to date. My point is that with CardFactory valued at peanuts compared to MoonPig at £1b+ CardFactory has huge online growth potential, especially as their cards are less than half the price of MoonPig's (those which I've looked at). The MoonPig app has only 4.7* out of 5 but 1m+ downloads. Based on price and ratings "Should have gone to CardFactory!" ☺️
bountyhunter: Has anyone else compared the price of cards at with those at MoonPig ? CardFactory online cards are hugely cheaper, no wonder it's grown by 137% LFL! Moonpig is valued at £1b+ for online only, CardFactory have online sales rapidly growing (+137% LFL), retail outlets due to reopen before long and concessions, with a market cap of just £170m for the lot. I'd rather buy these now than participate in a MoonPig £1b+ floatation.
finkie: Card factory is sizing up its options I would suggest and in my view deciding how to tap up investors for more money and at what discount to current share price to tempt them, my guess is new equity at 25p....
wiseman1967: Minerve - I am not yet arbitraging Moonpig as it's maiden results could be strong given the continued lockdown keeping its competitors stores shut. As for the long term advantages of CF I see them coming from vertical integration (capturing the design, printing and retail margin), its scale (1,000 shops and 250m+ card sales each year), and its everyday low prices (that are 1/3 of it high st and online competitors). Absent the pandemic I don't believe they have a long tail of unprofitable stores and store level profitability and ROI is strong. I have never used a home made card option delivered by Amazon but a quick look on the Amazon website suggests the cards are expensive. There is always the danger that card quality is poor from a mom & pop Amazon retailer.
minerve 2: Wiseman Thanks for the reply. Don't worry, I'm just teasing on the AA. I'm not a great fan of EBITDA, I'm old school Buffett. ;) But yes, I understand your point of view. Are you arbitraging Moonpig? I generally look for long-term investments. I don't see what durable competitive advantage Card Factory have. Yes, vertical integration is a point they like to promote but when you have a marketplace of home businesses selling cards on Amazon utilising Prime to deliver to your door for 'free' I don't see how Card Factory can compete. I like the fact Card Factory have the convenience of instant purchase when perhaps out grocery shopping but even then convenience stores have their own cards for sale. Good ROE, ROCE, CROCI, Gross Margin etc.. but has done nothing to post tax profit for the last 5 years. Maybe a short-term undervalue play here but nothing with long-term promise that I can see. I'd like to be persuaded otherwise.
wiseman1967: Minerve/Kaos - What I like about Card Factory is that it is the clear market leader (in physical card shops), vertically integrated, highly cash generative with strong gross margins (especially on cards), some 80-90% of cards sell for under one pound and it is undervalued by the public markets. The business has a temporary issue in that COVID restrictions means the stores are shut and this has caused leverage to be high relative to ebitda. But the quantum of debt is not excessive once stores reopen and run rate ebitda tends back to 80m gbp. The other thing I find interesting is that Moonpig and Card have similar amounts of debt but the MCap of one is 1450m gbp whilst the other is 100m gbp.
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.
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