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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.10p -1.13% 183.20p 330,666 16:35:19
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
183.60p 183.90p 187.90p 183.00p 185.50p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 422.10 72.60 17.10 10.7 625.7

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Card Factory Daily Update: Card Factory is listed in the Leisure Goods sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker CARD. The last closing price for Card Factory was 185.30p.
Card Factory has a 4 week average price of 181.20p and a 12 week average price of 159.40p.
The 1 year high share price is 253.40p while the 1 year low share price is currently 159.40p.
There are currently 341,549,306 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 508,037 shares. The market capitalisation of Card Factory is £625,718,328.59.
garycook: A high street winner Times are tough for high street retailers. But one company that’s performing well is discount giftware retailer Card Factory (LSE: CARD). This £600m firm continues to expand and enjoy stable sales from its existing stores. This may not sound exciting, but Card Factory’s policy of designing and producing all its own cards has made it a surprisingly profitable business. For example, last year’s results showed an operating profit margin of 17.9%. For shareholders, this means that this retailer is something of a dividend heavyweight. At current levels, the stock offers a forecast dividend yield of 8% this year. What’s the catch? Card Factory’s share price has performed poorly in recent years, falling by more than 40% since January 2016. But the firm’s financial performance has been much more stable. Sales have risen from £326.9m in 2014 to £422m last year. Profits haven’t quite kept pace with this growth, but given the firm’s high margins, I think that’s acceptable. I’ve been watching this stock drift lower for some time now. I’m starting to consider a purchase. I’m confident this discount retailer will be a high street survivor. And with the shares trading on 10 times forecast earnings, and offering an 8% dividend yield, the risks seem acceptable to me.
bbonsall: So a 0.1% fall in LFL sales equates to a 15% drop in share price! Usual neurosis of the market.
this_is_me: Definitely gone ex growth. I can't see much possible upside from the current share price.
leopoldalcox: 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
marksp2011: Woodless I think that buy low, and then watch a sinking share price is more of your thing whilst crowing that the trailing yield is even higher than it was yesterday. The game is total return If that is "vacuous drivel", I will keep posting it.
garycook: A turnaround with short term rewards Discount greeting card retailer Card Factory (LSE: CARD). The company’s share price has fallen 40% over the past year as two profit warnings have dented investors’ confidence in its ability to continue profitably growing. However, while the decline in profits is lamentable, I think selling has been overdone and that its current valuation of just 6-to-7 times full-year EBITDA is far too low for what is still a highly profitable, growing business. This is especially true as Card Factory shareholders aren’t just banking on future growth from steady estate expansion, but are also currently reaping the rewards of the group’s high cash flow that comes from owning its design, printing and distribution facilities. Last year the company’s revenue grew to £422.1m while its small drop in profits still left it generating £94m in EBITDA and £72.6m in pre-tax profits. This allowed management to reward shareholders with a 9.3p per share ordinary dividend and 15p special dividend that together represent a trailing yield of 13.3%. Now, management has warned that this year’s special payout will be in the 5p-10p range, reflecting lower profits, but even at the low end of that range and with no growth in the ordinary dividend, shareholders would be looking at a fantastic 7.8% dividend yield. While Card Factory is certainly facing headwinds from the general slowdown in retail, the company’s sales are still moving forward thanks to new store openings, its margins remain admirably high thanks to its vertically-integrated business model, and shareholders are receiving huge dividends. Together, I think this means Card Factory warrants a closer look from income investors.
1novice: Remind me, what was their float price? How many more stores do they have now? What's their share price today?
marksp2011: Woodhawk If the divi is maintained then it IS effectively rising as a percentage of the share price the more the share price declines This is arithmetically correct but you have two Ifs If the divi is maintained (CARD cut) and implicitly if the price fall was incorrect ie the shares weren't previously overvalued. Trying to value an asset with reference to its previous values (adaptive expectations) is proven not to work. Try reading the General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money I prefer to use the rational Expectations model and use the entire pool of available data. IMPO CARD was overvalued - it is a decent business but it is a low growth cash cow.
woodhawk: marksp2011, You just don't get it do you. I'm a contrarian. I want to buy stocks when other people don't want them (i.e. when they're very cheap). I'll sell them later on, when people DO want them (ie. when they're expensive). In the meantime, I may receive income in the form of a divi (if I hold the stock that long). If the divi is maintained then it IS effectively rising as a percentage of the share price the more the share price declines. You need some lessons in basic economics and maths, boy!!
mattcookson: LIBERUM UPGRADES CARD FACTORY AND SUPERDRY AFTER SHARE PRICE WEAKNESS (ShareCast News) - Card Factory and Superdry got a boost on Wednesday as Liberum upgraded both stocks to 'buy' from 'hold' in a note on the general retail sector. The brokerage said it was bumping up its rating on Card Factory following share price weakness after the stock dropped more than 30% since the company's last update in January. "Whilst it was disappointing to downgrade numbers in January, this needs to be set in the context of cost headwinds (FX, wages) and ongoing investment into the group's systems and infrastructure. "Card Factory's deep vertical integration, established over many years, has created sustainable, long-term competitive advantages. It supports a disruptive value proposition, best-in-class margins, high returns on investment and prolific cash generation, which allows for both disciplined reinvestment and a sector leading, sustainable dividend yield." Liberum currently has a price target of 240p on card factory.
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