Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Footasylum LSE:FOOT London Ordinary Share GB00BYPHD607 ORD GBP0.001
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 32.00p 510,532 14:00:16
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
31.00p 33.00p 32.00p 30.95p 32.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 194.77 1.94 0.19 168.4 33.4

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Footasylum Daily Update: Footasylum is listed in the General Retailers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker FOOT. The last closing price for Footasylum was 32p.
Footasylum has a 4 week average price of 27.50p and a 12 week average price of 27.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 269p while the 1 year low share price is currently 27.50p.
There are currently 104,474,390 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 356,007 shares. The market capitalisation of Footasylum is £33,431,804.80.
typo56: Babbler, shorters don't drive a company under, management does. Unless the company want to issue more shares, it matters not to them or the viability of the company what the share price is.
barnetpeter: Paul Scotts view award winning commentator. Ignore at your peril! When he suggests a stock is uninvestable I have learnt to stay well away. My opinion - I always try to establish whether a profit warning is something temporary & fixable (a good profit warning, which might be a buying opportunity), or whether there's something more serious, and structural, going wrong. It seems obvious to me that FOOT's problems are in the latter category. We all know that retailing is brutal at the moment. Costs are rising, and business is leaking away online. Meanwhile property leases are like dead weights - with rents fixed too high, there's no way out from a loss-making shop, other than a CVA or pre-pack Admin. The High Street is entering a period of massive change. Rents have to come down drastically, in order to allow existing retailers to compete & survive. I don't know what lease liabilities FOOT has already signed up to. It appears that management have been wildly over-optimistic in assessing market conditions to date. Is this business viable? Possibly not, unless it can get its rents down, or somehow stimulate demand & improve margins. Overall, I think this share is now uninvestable. Things seem to be going badly wrong, and it's difficult to see what will change for the better. Therefore this is one falling knife that I'm keeping well away from. The bull case is basically hoping that management can turn it around. That may happen, but it's not a very sound basis for investing in anything, unless there's some clear evidence that a turnaround strategy is actually working. The opposite seems to be the case here, at least for now. I wonder if the business expanded too fast? It's very difficult to manage rapid growth, and lots of new store openings. Systems & people often fall over in rapid roll-outs, and there's some evidence of this here. It looks a bit of a mess overall, with the original bull case of a fast-growing, profitable competitor to JD Sports, now long gone. It's important not to anchor to the old share price, and imagine that it's now cheap. The fundamentals have deteriorated so badly, that the 74% fall from the float price still doesn't make it cheap in my view. I'm even asking the question whether this share is worth anything? If it could jettison the shops, and operate online only, it might be worth a look. Trouble is, I'm worried that younger people in particular (FOOT's clear target market) are doing things on their smartphones increasingly, so why would the down-trend in High Street performance change for the better?
john09: Ignore me at your peril. Should have listened when I was informing you what SCSW said about this. Should have listened when I said it wouldn’t be a nap tip, that the share price had got ahead of itself, that it was materially overvalued .. etc Night Scully - fair price is PE of 10 given it’s disapointed and it’s a retailer
scully12345: John what do you think the share price will sink to?
tony5000: The share price graph looks like someone was happily walking along one day and then inadvertently fell down a 100m vertical cliff ! All ropes still hanging down - just saying - IMHO DYOR
scully12345: Well it didn't do the share price much good and it was closer it the bid so I think it was a sell.
john09: I think the share price is telling it’s own story. Told posters yesterday 80p is a long way from the bottom. This was always incredibly overpriced . Incredibly This will command a PE of 10 at best. Not sure which the accurate EPS is that’s being banded about because there’s a lot of posts here and not all are helpful . But find that EPS and x 10 and that’s where this is going imho
bulltradept: IC View: For a company so new to market, a one-day, 48 per cent fall in the share price just isn’t what you want. But trainer specialist Footasylum (FOOT) – an offshoot of JD Sports (JD.) – suffered just this fate on the release of its 2018 annual numbers. Admittedly, these figures met market expectations, but projections for the coming year put some analysts on edge. Chief financial officer Danielle Davies confirmed that the contraction in the gross margin, down 90-basis points to 45 per cent, is likely to continue, especially as the business grows its wholesale and online operations. Shifting old stock is also a problem, so further discounting should be expected. The board has also changed tack when it comes to store openings and refurbishments. At the time of the IPO last November, bosses said they wanted to focus on new sites. While this remains the case, the group will carry out more “upsizes”;, than previously planned. This will add to the rent bill this year, and reduce cash profits by around £1.4m. However, the market’s concerns don’t stop there. While the board now claims this is simply an “investment phase” in the company’s history, broker Peel Hunt says this isn’t what investors “signed up for at float”. Analysts there are also concerned over longer-term issues, specifically the retailer's relationship with some of the key sports brands such as Nike and Adidas. Manufacturers are increasingly determined to go straight to the consumer, rather than sell products via multiple retail partners. As such, these relationships have been whittled down, and Peel Hunt suspects further cuts will be made. While groups such as JD Sports have a wide reach across global markets, effectively making their position with manufacturers more secure, Footasylum can’t yet boast the same footprint. In the shorter term, analysts at Peel Hunt have trimmed their forecasts for the coming year and now expect pre-tax profits of £5.3m (previously £7m) for the year ending February 2019, giving EPS of 4p (previously 5.3p), compared with £8.4m and 6.2p in FY2018. FOOTASYLUM (FOOT) ORD PRICE: 89p MARKET VALUE: £93m TOUCH: 88-90p 12-MONTH HIGH: 269p LOW: 88p DIVIDEND YIELD: nil PE RATIO: na NET ASSET VALUE: 40p NET CASH: £11.4m Year to 24 Feb Turnover (£m) Pre-tax profit (£m) Earnings per share (p) Dividend per share (p) 2015* 78.0 0.4 na na 2016* 110 3.6 na na 2017 147 8.1 8.0 nil 2018 195 1.9 0.2 nil % change +33 -76 -98 - Ex-div: na Payment: na IC View Pulling the rug from under your investors so soon into life on the public market means months – perhaps years – of rebuilding trust. For our money, we can’t see any reason to shell out 22 times forward earnings for a company whose direct competitor has a far better track record, and offers up shares for 15 times forward earnings. Sell. Last IC View: None
john09: Basically commenting it has 65 stores and if it reaches 150 the share price will double. Well what a genius write up lol.
vatpaul: hxxp:// Footasylum (FOOT) Retail stocks are out of favour. But Richard Bullas, manager of the Morningstar Bronze rated Franklin UK Smaller Companies fund, says the best way to play the sector is to find those that are on a “growth track”. “We try to stay away from the mature stocks where they’re trying to eke out 3-4% sales growth.” Bullas recently took part in the initial public offering of footwear retailer Footasylum. Run by the team that had success with JD Sports (JD), Bullas says it’s on a store rollout plan and has aspirations to take its current 55-shop portfolio to 150 in the next five years. The popularity of athleisure apparel is fast growing, as shown by the success of companies in the sector JD and SuperDry (SGP). Those two stocks are currently up over 800% and 200% respectively in the past five years. While Footasylum is later to the party, Bullas still sees it as “a big growth area”. It’s solely UK-focused currently, but he foresees a similar path to JD and an expansion into Europe once its UK plan is in place. “They’re already generating a little bit of overseas interest through the website without pushing it or marketing it.” At 201p currently, Footasylum’s share price is trading 6% above its flotation price three weeks ago.
Footasylum share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange
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