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 2.97% 38.10 9,988,246 16:35:01
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
38.15 38.75 38.65 34.95 37.80
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 451.50 65.20 15.10 2.5 130
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:58:56 O 1,975,651 38.104 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 37p.
Card Factory Plc has a 4 week average price of 32.25p and a 12 week average price of 32.25p.
The 1 year high share price is 184.50p 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 1,248,669 shares. The market capitalisation of Card Factory Plc is £130,130,285.59.
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 ?
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.
fenners66: "Wiseman1967 26 Jun '20 - 10:49 - 2487 of 2490 Mallorca - you are wasting time. Share price has already bounced 7% from the initial surprise this morning. Your shorts will be getting more and more out of the money. The shares are largely held by institutions who are unlikely to be swayed by your insightful posts... Cut your losses before they become too big and take your scaremongering elsewhere." Agreed that mallorca is wasting his time IF he thinks that posting on here will move the share price The question is - why does it bother you? There are small AIM companies listed where it is obvious P&D's take some with them courtesy of these boards - but this company is too big for that. 2.5year lease average with 1000 in total means there will be scope for closing some in short order, but are they the right ones to close? The short lease rent negotiation will surely gather momentum though, that will have a profound effect on landlords.
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.
wiseman1967: Hi Mallorca - it is not going to go bust tomorrow but the share price could race ahead (it is trading at an undemanding 3.8x EV/ebitda (pre CV) multiple) - not sure you should be short into the results presentation. I agree with Lastchance23 that IF the trading update is appropriately worded the share price could bounce well.
mr_spock: Yes, I like this card buying idea. Smart. I can get my girlfriend a 59p Valentines card (I mean, she is already my girlfriend), and totally splash out on 99p cards for all the potential new girlfriends, AND I get to support the share price and force the share price back up and help recoup my losses! Card Factory here I come! Peace and Love.
ukneonboy: if you believe all the negativity posted on this message board and others like MF the assumptions being made range from Card Factory is in trouble, Card Factory is going into Administration, Card Factory is going bust !!! All total nonsense - and posted by "shorters" to try to destabilise the Card Factory share price. Yes an increase in the National Ninimum Wage will (in the short term) hurt Card Factory but it will also hurt Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys and other retail outlets. J D Wetherspoons have already stated that pay rises will signal increased pub prices But this is only one side of the equation - businesses will either raise prices or they will offer employees shorter working hours to offset. The Xmas trading statement is due to be released shortly and I'm not expecting any nasty surprises. I personally visited 6 Card Factory shops in various locations in West Yorks, during the run-up to Xmas and EVERY SHOP WAS VERY BUSY !!! People were spending not just looking. So moving back to fundamentals, Card Factory is basically a solid and profitable business. The recent fall in the share price to 142p is a buying opportunity. The P/E ratio is historically very low and the prospective dividend yield is mouthwatering for income seekers. At this price, Card Factory shares are worth a punt.
wiseman1967: StevieB - I believe the reason for the share price slump is that Mark Barnett, a big believer in CF, who bought about 28% of the company in 2014-15 for Invesco has had to split his job with another fund manager. Following this, Invesco sold down their holding to 21.9% by 16 Dec (and possibly lower now). This has forced down the share price, and probably caused the demotion of company from the FTSE 250. Once it was out, certain tracker funds would also have to sell shares - forcing down the price further. If trading over Xmas has been good then trackers will have to buy in again once CF's market cap crosses the FTSE 250 threshold again. I suspect the share price may be bumpy over the next few days/weeks but believe that a combination of stronger GBP and new sales from Aldi & Australia will boost trading in the next few months.
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