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Card Factory LSE:CARD London Ordinary Share GB00BLY2F708 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.30p -1.32% 171.70p 377,538 16:35:07
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
170.60p 171.30p 178.00p 170.30p 178.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 422.10 72.60 17.10 10.0 586.4

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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 174p.
Card Factory has a 4 week average price of 170.30p and a 12 week average price of 164.40p.
The 1 year high share price is 302.40p while the 1 year low share price is currently 164.40p.
There are currently 341,549,306 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 397,493 shares. The market capitalisation of Card Factory is £586,440,158.40.
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.
hydrus: Well the share price drop has seen to me, not prepared to risk large capital loss here. I'll watch with interest.
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!!
walbrock82: Studying the Card Factory, I think the shares are oversold, given it is paying a dividend yield of 12%. Next year, management decided to cut the special dividend in the range of 5p-10p, instead of the 15p. If the ordinary dividend of 9.3p is unchanged, then the yield falls to a high of 8%. The other reason for the share price falling is the fall in profits. For more daily analysis on the Card Factory, along with Mission marketing and Belvoir Lettings results.
eastbourne1982: The market at the moment is pretty dire for retailers however given the update in Jan 18 and the subsequent share price fall I cannot see how these results and solid outlook cannot be seen as anything other than positive. I do wonder if CARD will be a takeover target now, could be a decent buy for someone like Walmart or BME. Someone like BME could keep the CARD shops but also add significant sales areas into their existing outlets, if I were at BME I would be looking at this very closely. Current market cap is circa 650 million, 1 billion would probably take this out, hardly expensive for a business regularly doing circa 90 million in free cash flow.
marksp2011: A mixed bag Special divi cut and the debt to sales ratio is rising which isn't so good. Cutting the special to 5-10p from 15 will help with that. No excitement in 2019 2020 financial year has different currency hedges so things should improve then So forecast 8.6% yield looks like it at a 190p share price 6% gives a share price of 270
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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