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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
  +0.00p +0.00% 536.00p 526.00p 546.00p 536.00p 536.00p 536.00p 3,288 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 115.1 12.2 47.5 11.3 112.96

Character Group PLC Trading Update

14/09/2018 7:00am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)

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RNS Number : 7535A

Character Group PLC

14 September 2018


The Character Group plc

("Character" or "Group")

Designers, developers and international distributor of toys, games and giftware


The Board of Character is pleased to provide an update on trading activities ahead of the Company's results for the year ended 31 August 2018.

Character has delivered a very solid performance and continues to make good progress in meeting the demands of our customers and the consumer.

As anticipated at the time of our interim results in April 2018, the Group has witnessed a return to its previous growth pattern during the second half. With Character's UK domestic business delivering record sales, the trading results for the financial year ended 31 August 2018 will comfortably reach market expectations.

Character's established leading brands, developed in-house (e.g. Peppa Pig, Stretch and Teletubbies) and exclusive, distributed lines (including Little Live Pets and Mashems), together with new ranges (such as Pokémon, Treasure X and Doorables Disney Collection) have been selling extremely well. In addition, the growing trend of new "craze" lines (i.e. impulse purchase items at the right price point, such as Soft 'n Slo Squishies, Cakepop Cuties and Cra.Z.Slimy) has added a new, successful supplement to the Group's strong product portfolio.

We continue to witness positive listings and strong demand from our customers for our core ranges and new introductions. As a business, we feel confident of the prospects for the autumn/winter trading period, which includes the all-important Christmas season. This, we believe, will provide a solid foundation for the financial year ending 31 August 2019.

With the combination of our collaborative culture, both within the Group as well as in partnerships with our customers and suppliers, the agility of our business model in addressing changes and challenges within our market and the proven skills of our central management team, the Board remains confident in the Group's ability to grow the business profitably and expand its presence both domestically and internationally in the years to come.

The Group expects to release its preliminary results for the year ended 31 August 2018 on 29 November 2018.

The Character Group plc 
 Jon Diver, Joint Managing Director 
 Kiran Shah, Joint Managing Director 
Office: +44 (0) 208 329 3377 
 Mobile: +44 (0) 7831 802219 (JD) 
 Mobile: +44 (0) 7956 278522 (KS) 
Panmure Gordon 
(Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker) 
Atholl Tweedie Charles Leigh-Pemberton 
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7886 2500 
Allenby Capital Limited 
 (Joint Broker) 
 Nick Athanas 
 Tel: +44 (0) 20 3328 5656 
TooleyStreet Communications Limited 
 (Investor and media relations) 
 Fiona Tooley 
 Tel: +44 (0) 7785 703523 

FTSE sector: leisure:

FTSE AIM All-share: symbol: CCT.L: Market cap: GBP106.1m

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is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.

Upon the publication of this announcement via the Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

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