Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Character Grp. LSE:CCT London Ordinary Share GB0008976119 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +2.50p +0.57% 440.00p 430.00p 450.00p 440.00p 432.50p 437.50p 13,315 15:15:36
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 115.1 12.2 47.5 9.3 93.03

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
10/12/2017
12:04
^ I would side with this view.
rimmy2000
09/12/2017
13:06
Yesterdays rise is only down to MM`s playing around with the spread to give the feeling of movement(both up & down) when there is none. In effect CCT is currently dead in the water. CCT tends to move only on news and what you have to ask yourself is, in the current market environment is that news going to be good or bad. In my opinion anyone looking for an upward move is going to be dissapointed.
fido
08/12/2017
13:59
Up 3% today so seem to be doing ok in the market's eyes. Not investing any more but confident I will get the rest of my -15% back and then a bit extra. Eventually. Santa rally seems to have started early this year with the Brexit deal as well anyway (fingers crossed). Ho ho ho y'all
runthejoules
06/12/2017
17:53
Managing does not make for a good investment as headwinds are still headwinds at the end of the day.
fido
06/12/2017
17:27
To be fair, they are managing this quite well. They have good brands, no debt, pay a rising dividend, have secured there major brands for the next three years, where they can manage they are managing. Go and try and get a laser x from Argos, all sold out,
deanowls
06/12/2017
12:51
CCT has left the door open for another profit warning if Christmas sales disappoint. What was just a hiccup then becomes a downturn and that will be reflected in the share price
fido
05/12/2017
09:05
Regarding Christmas 2017 sales the company say: "Inventories at 31 August 2017 were £9.0m (FY 2016 £10.3m); reflecting the prudent view the Directors have taken regarding Christmas 2017 sales" Prudence does not make profits.
fido
05/12/2017
08:55
Mixed emotions rtj. Very small miss on last years numbers is acceptable. Outlook seems to be hugging what they said at the last update, which makes me a little uneasy. It feels like they are waiting to see what comes out of xmas before jumping any guns on providing a new update. That makes me feel that their visibility is a bit limited and there could still be another warning in January if xmas isn't great. I think they are leaving themselves room to warn on H2 18 as well if this downturn isn't as 'temporary' as they think, which sadly these things rarely are Will want to speak to the company today
dan_the_epic
05/12/2017
08:34
The results are not that bad but going forward it is the first half of the current year that will be impacted so the damage to sales has yet to be seen in the results. As well as CCT do, they are still up against strong headwinds that are not going to go away anytime soon with confidence dented and interest rates on the rise.
fido
05/12/2017
08:24
Result-wise it's a little shy of the forecast (as expected) but not but by much. The net cash and divi hike are a surprise to the good. I had considered they might try to talk it down a tad given the preference for share buy backs as opposed to acquisitions. But the outlook indications (sentiments) are strong on both the product range and the general performance. Given the company's track record of delivery I think some confidence in a solid performance for 2018 is worthy. But that's just my opinion. 2018 estimates of 40p per share are pretty modest? EV of circa £70m I'd be pleased to see a dip here because it's a nice stock IMV and my holding here is quite small at the moment. P.S I have been posting on the other thread - just realised this is (a little) more used!
thorpematt
05/12/2017
08:15
As I was saying yesterday. "has especially affected our International customers who have also taken a more cautious approach and not placed repeat orders"
fido
05/12/2017
08:08
"Our international sales have been adversely affected by a combination of several factors; not least of these was that one of the world's largest toy retailers entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada in September 2017. As widely reported this has had a subsequent knock-on effect in every market where it trades, and has especially affected our International customers who have also taken a more cautious approach and not placed repeat orders. Furthermore, we have recently learned that the UK arm of this major customer is also likely to undergo a restructure" "Whilst overall the Group's performance for the half year ending 28 February 2018 will reflect a temporary 'slowdown' when compared to 2017" "In summary, despite the anticipated short-term weakness which will impact the first half of the current year"
fido
05/12/2017
07:39
Results look good to me considering, good forward prospects, underlying EPS, cash & dividend up. Shows how resilient it is as a dividend rather than a growth stock even with headwinds I think. What do you think Dan? https://www.investegate.co.uk/character-group-plc/cct/preliminary-results---year-ended-31-august-2017/201712050700083609Y/?fe=1&utm_source=FE%20Investegate%20Alerts&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Announcement%20Alert%20Mail&utm_campaign=Character%20Group%20PLC%20Alert
runthejoules
04/12/2017
16:56
CCT have already issued a profit warning about their next set of results which when released will probably see another sharp fall in the share price. CCT are pinning their hopes on good sales of new products, but with retailer confidence in the toy sector low and orders being scaled back, the odds are that CCT`s hopes may be dashed and a further profits warning may be forthcoming.
fido
04/12/2017
15:14
Hmm.. might cut ahead of the update as not sure they are going to be overly bullish so risk to the downside.... Frustrating as none of this is really CCTs fault
dan_the_epic
04/12/2017
10:59
Toys R Us is not so much an issue about the percentage of sales but the effect a flagship player in trouble has on the whole market. This ripple effect and drop in toy retailer confidence was highlighted by CCT some time ago but ignored by most. Once the market leaders flag up problems, the whole sector takes cover and this is something that is certainly NOT priced into CCT`s share price
fido
04/12/2017
07:49
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/01/800-jobs-may-go-as-toys-r-us-to-close-third-of-uk-stores "...US retailer Toys R Us is looking to close a third of its UK stores.... Experts said November had been a disastrous month for the toy industry, with sales down 10% and profit margins under pressure from excessive discounting...."
carcosa
03/12/2017
21:47
That's fair comment RTJ. Doesn't inspire me with confidence going into the update this week though :/. Might be some weakness unless they release tomorrow in an upbeat tone
dan_the_epic
03/12/2017
20:49
'Specialist restructuring firm Alvarez and Marsal is understood to be drafting a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) on its behalf. It hopes to strike a deal on Toys R Us's debts which will allow it to continue trading without being pursued for the money it owes' Seems like this is a positive move, certainly better than nowt. Long term the collapse of high st / big warehouse retail shouldn't effect one toymaker more than another?
runthejoules
01/12/2017
21:59
Bit of a kick in the teeth but thankfully not too much of sales http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42204182
dan_the_epic
30/11/2017
19:28
All this and the share price said, would be lying if I said I felt confident going into next week!
dan_the_epic
13/11/2017
17:35
h1a3, The downside to CCT`s failure to expand the International side of the business is that if pigeonholed in the UK they are much less of a threat to the majors and therefore a bid is far less likely.
fido
13/11/2017
16:59
I hope the Hasbro rumours about buying Mattel are wrong and they are really looking at CCT. Ah well, just some wishful thinking on a cold Monday evening.
h1a3
13/11/2017
16:59
I hope the Hasbro rumours about buying Mattel are wrong and they are really looking at CCT. Ah well, just some wishful thinking on a cold Monday evening.
h1a3
09/11/2017
23:21
Very smart idea hTtp://www.licensing.biz/news/read/eone-asda-and-character-options-come-together-for-special-peppa-pig-advent-calendar/046779
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