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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
  -7.50p -1.29% 572.50p 565.00p 580.00p 572.50p 572.50p 572.50p 5,535 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 106.2 11.6 45.6 12.5 120.65

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18/4/2019
23:02
a substantial dividend hike would be appreciated as they have not bought back much and carry a lot of cash . unless they have a great use for it to expand or gear up growth significantly
mcartdon
18/4/2019
11:18
They had a bad H1 last year due to toysarus. I’m expecting sale to be up around 20 % and profits up 50% on last years soft measures, they continue to raise the dividend each half so continue to be a happy holder. Results were mentioned as beginning of May.
deanowls
18/4/2019
10:54
No posts here for nearly 2 months but it looks like there is buying of the shares and a long awaited re-rating going on.
campbed
28/2/2019
13:51
Absolutely. Single most important near-term driver for CCT's profits. A 'positive' Brexit outcome would be great for CCT: GBP would likely rally and it'd be a boost for consumer confidence.
tkamp
28/2/2019
12:24
rise in pound best news for character, profit will rise
mcartdon
05/2/2019
19:06
Are we getting there finally, breakup? its starting to look likely, the target of 625 looks possible.
mcartdon
24/1/2019
19:10
Thank goodness for that. What would we do without toys?
orange1
24/1/2019
17:24
Goes to show how many toy companies out there.
deanowls
24/1/2019
13:14
It´s also time to look forward: The Peppa Pig stage playset is one of the Toy Fair’s Hero Toys, a list of the 25 most exciting and creative toys launched at Toy Fair. https://www.toyfair.co.uk/toy-fairs-hero-toys-revealed-at-toy-fair-2019/
orange1
24/1/2019
13:08
The London Toy Fair is in full swing and it´s awards time: Each year the Toy Retailers Association announces at its annual awards ceremony at the London Toy Fair, not only which toys were most successful in the previous 12 months, but also which suppliers have performed best amongst their peers. At this year's gathering, Character Options was awarded the coveted "Supplier of the Year" Award for the excellent standard of service to its customers. Jon Diver, Joint MD at Character, commented: "The Character Options team strives to give the best possible service to its customers whilst also supplying the highest quality and most sought-after children's toys. We are delighted, therefore, to be recognised with this Supplier of the Year Award." In addition, Soft 'n Slo Squishies was announced the winner of the Craze of the Year category. In an industry where trends are so dominant this brand was a top performing item and one of the best sellers for Character Options in 2018. Two further Character Options brands received recognition with nominations in the categories; Peppa Pig in pre-school and Bubbleez as another brand in the craze category. To watch the interview with Character discussing the ranges being shown at the Toy Fair please follow this link: https://www.brrmedia.co.uk/broadcasts-embed/5c489294fb847413cc05168e/copied-from-5a69be0bcb01c41c2f977ee1?popup=true
orange1
20/1/2019
12:35
Thanks for sharing Simso
tkamp
20/1/2019
12:07
I attended the AGM on Friday. The Full Board plus advisors were in attendance, and around 10 private shareholders. A really good meeting, with vast majority of the time spent answering our questions, and the "formal business" and voting part dealt with very quickly. The Board also stayed afterwards to talk to shareholders. I was very happy with progress, and prospects look good. Particular growth drivers include the new Pokemon range...where sales will hopefully kick in from May when the eagerly awaited film is released. They seemed extremely confident on Peppa, describing a "gorgeous" product range to coincide with 15th anniversary. The TOY R US issues mostly impacted the States, clearly affected the first half of last year most fundamentally. Stil some ongoing but decreasing impact, and the Board seemed very confident of a good lift in performance in States in H2 19. They also seemed very happy with the Proxxy acquisition, and the prospects for increasing Sales with the backing of CCT's infrastructure and networks. One shareholder asked "What is your greatest wish for 2019?" and the CEO answered "$1.40 to the £1!!" While CCT generally hedge a year forward, it was a timely reminder of how sensitive the business is to $ rate...given a cost of goods sold of around £70m all paid in dollars, while 70% of sales are in sterling. I crudely calculate that a +/-10% currency swing on £ v $ is £3m-£4m of annual PBT...and a note in the annual report (which isn't very clear!) seems to corroborate this. While Management Remuneration here is very high for the size of business, I continue to believe this is a very well run business on a lowly rating, where earnings convert beautifully into free cash, and with an excellent Balance Sheet. Good Building Blocks on place for further growth in 2019 and beyond.
simso
18/1/2019
08:49
Trading update reads positively, although it is pretty light on detail. It does seem pretty obvious that they are back on a (firm) growth trajectory again. Only question now is what kind of growth rate are we talking about (e.g. 5%? 10%? 20%?)
tkamp
18/12/2018
11:40
Christmas trading news at AGM news at TOY fair feb, ~results update march results June usually.
mcartdon
18/12/2018
09:35
Anyone know When next results or ti are likely or due (at work!) Ta x
runthejoules
12/12/2018
07:26
Another share buyback. Nice dependable elastic share, wish I'd bought more on recent dips.
runthejoules
06/12/2018
14:22
Diluted eps contains the shares issued to employees and directors but not exercised given by the company its ok but basic eps is really relevant to the point i make the company is hiving off half its profit to persons other than basic shareholders enabling the gifts, that encourages employees but the real point is do they deserve any options when the share price has been flat 5 years and the dividend is low. why not share the company profit evenly and increase dividends and stop rewarding little progress. buy back the 3 million shares otherwise with the 15 m cash.to benefit allin one go
mcartdon
29/11/2018
17:08
mccardon, I always look at Fully Diluted shares, as that is what matters. You are quoting Basic EPS.
simso
29/11/2018
16:51
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in the calculation of basic earnings per share 22,398,806 2013 22,478,751 2012 not 25m from 2013 accounts
mcartdon
29/11/2018
12:04
A few points in answer to mccartdon's point about "5% Divi return...but where is the rest?" Firstly, they have consistently bought back shares over the last 6 years, and every year the FD Shares in issue are lower than the year before. In Aug 2012 we had 25,011k FD Shares, and by Aug 18 that was 21,403k...a total reduction of 15% in 6 years. Secondly, the Balance Sheet has improved over that same time. At Aug 12 we had debt of £7.9m, and by Aug 18 this now stands at £15.6m Net Cash. I was very happy with the numbers, and note that the second half 2018 was our best second half ever. We delivered 28p FD EPS in a traditionally weaker second half...and on that basis, a FY19 Forecast of 48p looks readily achievable.
simso
29/11/2018
09:22
Numbers are decent and show an inflection point has been reached. Now it's about continuing the good momentum and delivering several updates with top- and bottom-line growth.
tkamp
29/11/2018
09:17
CASH GENERATION 15M. dividend 5 m. actual profit 12m year after year, 15 m in cash, but where does the money go canceling just enough free shared for directors and staff to keep the same number of shares for 8 years.21 m no benefit to shareholders. and .5% return when 7 needed. stationary share price. pay dividends at 30 odd pence at least
mcartdon
29/11/2018
08:07
Strong recovery in H2, trading on a cash adjusted PE of 10!
rimau1
29/11/2018
07:59
Great numbers this morning.
deanowls
21/11/2018
11:50
I've picked up a 1000 shares today. Happy with the last trading update so hoping this is simply a blip on the radar and we see a return to 500+ soon.
zimbtrader
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