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
  -1.10 -0.63% 172.30 367,735 16:35:07
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
170.60 171.60 175.10 170.50 172.10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 436.00 66.60 15.00 11.5 588
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:22:35 O 11,110 172.30 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 173.40p.
Card Factory Plc has a 4 week average price of 154.70p and a 12 week average price of 150p.
The 1 year high share price is 210p while the 1 year low share price is currently 150p.
There are currently 341,549,306 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 523,968 shares. The market capitalisation of Card Factory Plc is £588,489,454.24.
wiseman1967: I am surprised how little the share price has increased given the addition of 815 new outlets - 440 at Aldi, 360 at the Reject Shop in Australia and 15 at Matalan. Clearly these will not be the equivalent to new CF stores, but depending on the profit share agreed with each retailer could be very accretive on a profit per card measure. Keen to hear more from management.
smokybenchod: 1novice, I posted the exact point as you regarding declining share price and profits with increasing stores and was ridiculed on this board by another poster. It is a shame as this was once an interesting discussion forum although seems to have been overtaken by emotional, rude, blinkered investors that cannot have a bad word said about CARD, no matter how valid the points. For that reason I’m going to avoid this board going forward.
1novice: Sorry wiseman, I didn't realise yours was the only opinion that is right and everyone else is wrong and therefore "incompetent/idiot/ or worse. I made a lot of money on these, when they peaked. But if you think that doubling their store numbers since floating while the share price slides and like for like sales stagnates is good then you deserve to get stung. I genuinely hope you lose big on these for your arrogance and rudeness to others
1novice: Having worked in this industry for many years as a publisher and retailer their figures ain't good. Only thing propping the share price up is the divi. Like for like sales poor, way too many shops. Either a buyout or CVA is coming
riostroy: Never thought that 6 nos shares can drop a share price for 2,5% (almost sane volume as dividend payment)
leopoldalcox: I bought in here near the top in 2017, when peel hunt were very bullish. Since then, profits are steady, the share price is down 40%, yet they are bearish. No idea how these guys research.I'm very pleased with Card. Shame about the share price, but profits And LFL sales are good enough for this environment. And the board are very open with investors
riostroy: You will not see similar behavior in other shares. After auction share price is always corrected to the level at which 100k shares has been sold at 16:35.
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.
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.
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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