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Joules Group Plc LSE:JOUL London Ordinary Share GB00BZ059357 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.02 -0.27% 7.40 180,519 11:55:13
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
7.31 7.99 7.41 7.07 7.07
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Leisure Goods 199.01 1.98 0.82 9.0 8
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
12:04:45 O 570 7.50 GBX

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Posted at 29/9/2022 09:20 by Joules Daily Update
Joules Group Plc is listed in the Leisure Goods sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker JOUL. The last closing price for Joules was 7.42p.
Joules Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 6.30p and a 12 week average price of 6.30p.
The 1 year high share price is 232p while the 1 year low share price is currently 6.30p.
There are currently 111,774,489 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,809,154 shares. The market capitalisation of Joules Group Plc is £8,271,312.19.
Posted at 22/9/2022 18:58 by debsdowner
panasnic, You have missinterpreted my post, it is both ! To get a placing underway the brokers normally price new shares at a discount to the share price, but there are exceptions to this rule as there are exceptions in any situation but the brokers do this to make sure the placing is taken up. However because there would be more shares in issue earnings per share falls which amounts to dilution. It isn't me a retard it's yourself for not understanding the situation on a placing. Moreover the more the share prioe falls the more share need to be issued to lower debt and therefore more dilution follows. All in all the company is in a rock and hard place the banks need the company to reduce debt and the company need to find a way of raising money. What the company should have done is raised money when they aquired garden trading but they called it wrong at the time, whether that was a mistake or reckless is another matter. With the company still in free-fall the markets are worried what the company is going to do. The company market cap is £8 million and to raise £8 million they would need to issue the same amount of shares in issue now even at the current market price and it would amount to 50% dilution on earnings per share. I suspect however the company needs far more than £8 million to satisfy the banks so it will mean significant dilution. It is not a good situation to be in at the moment, the only other alternative is to trade through the current crisis but they would need the support of the banks and the banks aren't going to give that support if trading and profits are falling.
Posted at 19/9/2022 21:46 by chin tu fat
Frasers Group PLC (LSE:FRAS) might have failed with its MySale acquisition at this stage, but its corporate shopping spree shows no signs of slowing down. The Australian online fashion marketplace knocked back a 2p per share, £13.6mln offer made last month after Frasers had built a 29% stake in the firm. While unsuccessful on this occasion, it isn’t the first time Mike Ashley’s company has dipped into what is a buyers' market. I Saw It First, Missguided and Studio Retail have been snapped up alongside an increased stake in Hugo Boss, but the attempted acquisition of MySale seems a rare setback Cost of living, inflation and general uncertainty in the market would usually dictate that firms look to consolidate their balance sheets but Frasers announced bumper results in July and that means there is cash to spend at a time when many competitors are distressed. Depressed market Share prices across the retail sector have tanked over the course of the year as consumers cut back on spending across the board. As a result, bigger firms like Frasers are building strategic positions, increasing their stakes in companies or outright buying them. “Valuations across consumer-related sectors are pretty depressed, given the factoring in of a recessionary environment,” said John Stevenson, a retail analyst at Peel Hunt “If you look across the sector, valuations are fundamentally attractive if you’re looking at it from a three to five-year view,” he added. Julie Palmer, a partner at corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor (AIM:BEG) notes that “it’s a really good landscape to be opportunistic for a cash-positive business.” Are there any signs it will slow down? Given the current state of the play in the wider market in general, it makes sense for Frasers to continue to push ahead with even more acquisitions. Joules next? Interestingly, Palmer notes that Joules could potentially be Frasers’ next target, although this is just her opinion. Next walked away from acquiring a stake in the clothing and homeware company and that may open the door for Frasers to swoop in. It makes sense, the share price is down from highs of 300p three years ago to around 45p now and Palmer notes how Ashley is looking at ways to “knit bits of retail together so they can work much more symbiotically.”; Frasers’ attempted acquisition of MySale is a sign of exactly that, according to Palmer, with the Australian group specialising in getting rid of unwanted stock in the west, and selling it in markets in the East. “Naturally, he (Ashley) will look across shores,” as he looks at ways of turning a process which is currently run by humans more automated with regards to returns.
Posted at 29/8/2022 00:55 by masurenguy
Next cools on Joules rescue deal Sky News said yesterday that Next had not received enough financial information to make a formal proposal and that there were questions about whether it would proceed with the deal at no less than 33p a share, the level of the share price when the talks were first revealed. This is because the value of Joules has fallen: on Friday its shares closed at 25½p. Liberum, its house broker, had thought the company would make a pre-tax profit of £3.4m in this financial year, but is now expecting a loss of £7m. Its analysts also cut their estimates for the following year, predicting that Joules would just about break even, having initially pencilled in a £3.6m profit. As of the end of July, net debt stood at £21.1m, having started the year with net debt of just over £5m. No position.
Posted at 19/8/2022 10:34 by debsdowner -- Shares in Joules Group (LON:JOUL) slumped again on Friday after the struggling fashion brand said trading conditions had worsened since its last update only a couple of weeks ago - a development that puts a question mark over ongoing talks about an investment from larger rival Next PLC (LON:NXT). Joules said it now expects a "significant loss" for the first half of its fiscal 2023 years, after trading "softened materially" in the five weeks through mid-August, leaving sales down 8% and retail margins down 6% from year-earlier levels in the first 11 weeks of fiscal 2023. "While overall margins have been weak in the year to date, we expect partial recovery in the coming months as sales of full price Autumn/Winter collections become a more important part of the mix," the company said. The expected loss leaves the company perilously close to exhausting its available liquidity. Net debt currently stands at 21.1 million pounds ($25.1 million), leaving headroom of only 11.4 million pounds as it scrambles to build inventory ahead of the key Christmas holiday season. Joules shares were down 34% by 05:00 ET (09:00 GMT). Joules said it expects to have to ask its bank to waive the covenants on its credit facilities. Whether the bank will do that may depend to a large extent on the progress of talks with Next over a possible equity investment and a distribution agreement that would see Joules' ranges included in Next's thriving online platform. Joules repeated on Friday that "there can be no certainty that these discussions will lead to any agreement, and further announcements in this regard will be made if and when appropriate." The company said it is "in positive discussions" with its bank regarding its liquidity needs, and also regarding its medium-term financing, "including a review of covenants to enable progress on the previously announced business simplification and cost reduction measures." Joules has been forced into emergency cost-cutting after being caught out by the sharp slowdown in U.K. consumer spending this year, and by the continued difficulties in shipping to the U.S. owing to shipping bottlenecks. Figures released earlier by market research firm GfK showed U.K. consumer confidence slumped to a new all-time low in August, as inflation surged over 10% for the first time since the 1970s.
Posted at 07/8/2022 20:07 by debsdowner
srpactive, Well....evidently NEXT have no intent on a takeover which would have been rejected at anything like the share price it was at its lowest price when they entered talks or even at a premium price. So the most they could hope for was a reasonable stake which would reduce debt and be benificial to both parties imo. As to any meaningful appreciation all depends what the RNS says and even then there is a risk it won't amount to anything. Joules have to consider any stake could be dilutive and if they trading hasn't deteriorated then its simply a cash-flow problem which they could work through with agreed banking terms. There are a lot of iffs here so far as shareholders are concerned and risks whatever happens. The reason for a 25% stake suggests quite strongly is there is no way Joules want to be taken over so your suggestion that this will happpen is far off the mark.
Posted at 07/8/2022 16:43 by debsdowner
I suspect Joules will issue an RNS out now the news has been leaked, Bloomberg say NEXT is seeking to make a £15 million stake in the company: Https:// "(Bloomberg) -- British clothing and housewares chain Next Plc is in talks to acquire a minority stake in troubled retailer Joules Group Plc for about £15 million ($18.1 million)." The potential investment will be made “at no less than” its current market price, Joules said in a statement responding to a report it was looking to sell a roughly 25% stake to raise capital. I think there must have been a leak at least a week ago seeing the share price spike up more than 50% from its bottom. 40p-50p ? I doubt if investors will be able to try and buy at the agreed price but who knows, the directors will be working on a statement this weekend, and the marker makers will price before the market opens.
Posted at 26/7/2022 20:43 by debsdowner
1daka, Are you telling me that on the 11th July the company didn't know what their profitability was when 8 days later they reported that profits would exceed expectations? I don't believe for a micro second the company improved profits in those 8 days that it needed an announcement which could not have been foreseen 8 days earlier ! The company didn't need to make any announcment on the 11th July they were pushed into it by the leak and they thought they needed to make a statement to stop the share price falling. But at the same time they had a duty to reassure shareholders of the profit expectations. What happend was the share price continued to decline many shareholders sold out at a loss. Whichever way you look at what they did it is bad reporting and shows poor faith for shareholders. What it also shows is the company have lost trust with investors. The concern I would have as an investment is trading could deteriorate further and shareholders are left in the dark until it is too late. It is not my intention to trash the share I quite like the company but there is now a risk over poor management.
Posted at 23/4/2022 17:42 by debsdowner
srpactive, not certail what u meant "Share price looking a little stronger as we should be blue." Share price is weak and trying to get off the bottom slowly but did u mean "share price should be looking stronger as we should be blue" ?
Posted at 01/4/2022 18:55 by debsdowner
Joules have a up to 50% off sale and a further 15% off mid season sale: Https:// With Joules having an almost permanent sale it doesn't suggest to me the company are doing roaring trade. Sales simply reduce margins and if they have to discount at 50% there is nothing left. Of course not everything is being discounted at those levels and some people will pay full price, but quite a lot of the public wait for sale prices and if you have to rely on constant sales there is something wrong with the business model. With the share price not making much headway it looks concerning to me and I have researched retailers for years. The cost of living crisis has got to affect retailers they are not immune to a sales decline. The only good thing about Joules is their acquisition and third party sales but its going to take a few momths to asses that. I think it's too early to invest at the moment the share price could fall further.
Posted at 26/3/2022 21:30 by debsdowner
harry, Lets face it NEXT is a well run long establidhed brand and Lord Wolfson knows retail i nside and out that is why its a very profitable company and worth more than Marks & Spencer. Joules in comparison is a relatively small company with a mix of third party brands, but dont get me wrong its quite a niche business but only because of third party brands but which come at smaller margin. Its core business fashion isn't much difference to other fashion business like Ted Baker and a pair of chinos is a pair of chinos there are lotss of competition and little difference in the product. Joules is up agsinst Gant and Ted Baker and a whole range of middle brands all competing against one another. When you look at the 5 year history here it's OK but they have had some lumpy profits and losses and there is no real consistency that is the concern. When you look at the worts case scenario where they would breach their banking covenants you have to add a lot of risk. I hope the opposite occurs however and they sustain their growth projections but at the moment its to early to say. Most retailers shares have taken a hit the last month or two so Joules is not on their own. I would be wondering why the founders haven't topped up their holdings but I don't know whether they are in a closed period which prevents them from buying. The company reminds me of Austin Reed but I think Austin Reed was more premium brand I say that becasue I have actually bough some Joules clothing and had mixed thoughts on the brand. The shirts are a bit short on arm length if you bought GANT you would find more material for your dollar so to speak. The more material the more it costs to produce but the less material and worse it fits. So I do know what I am talking about having bought some of Joules clothes and compared them to other brands. Joules falls short in comparison to GANT, Burberry, Jacques Vert, Ted Baker, Reiss there are a multitude of brands out there which Joules has to compete with too many to mention and Joules only has a small percentage of the clothing market. Joules needs to keep hold of their customers and try and gain market share and they are trying to do it with third part sales such as Marks & Spencer but then the margin falls considerable. But when you sell third party and to say Marks they want their pound of flesh and discounting then erodes any profit. I would say there is a lot of risk here but if the company does surprise with improving profits to the upside and beats market expectations you would see a sharp rebound in the share price, but at the moment it is too early to tell. You need to know someone on the inside who has the weekly figures but companies tend to keep these things very tight, some managers may in the shops may have a clue but only about there own sales per branch and most wouldn't tell you anyway. What you tend to find is the market itself gives you a clue if you see the share price rising significantly the market tends to get a whiff of things improving. You are right about retail sales but they dont take account of future sales and economic hit from rising costs of energy and fuel nor inflation in other sectors. Wages aren't keeping up with inflation.
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