Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
N Brown Group LSE:BWNG London Ordinary Share GB00B1P6ZR11 ORD 11 1/19P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +1.80p +1.32% 138.50p 450,056 16:29:59
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
138.20p 138.70p 141.00p 136.80p 141.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 922.20 16.20 4.41 31.4 392.5

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N Brown Daily Update: N Brown Group is listed in the General Retailers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BWNG. The last closing price for N Brown was 136.70p.
N Brown Group has a 4 week average price of 135p and a 12 week average price of 135p.
The 1 year high share price is 361p while the 1 year low share price is currently 135p.
There are currently 283,429,454 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 317,983 shares. The market capitalisation of N Brown Group is £392,549,793.79.
r ball: Really! Share price reflects fact that physical presence is a loser and finance deals under scrutiny...
mauricemonkey: Reading through the results, it seems the exceptional items are mostly “ppi” style payments. I find it really frustrating that they don’t state explicitly whether these costs are over or if there will be another round of provisions next year. They stated all their forecasts costs except for these payments - until there’s some clarity I think the share price will remain in the doldrums.
walbrock82: Here are some interesting facts from this company. FIRST HALF RESULTS Group revenue grew by 5.6%, helped by 7.5% increase in their product revenue division. Their financial services division grew by 1.1% but was able to increase gross margin by 56.5%. Meanwhile, their product division will see margin fall 1.9% to 54%. Financial statements Despite higher revenues, N Brown saw adjusted net profit fell to £21m from £25.1m. The company reported higher exceptional items of £54.9m, up from £10m last year. This was due to a £40m writedown on their financing division because of an investigation from the FCA. It involves selling certain insurance products which were provided by a third-party insurance between 2006 and 2014. Meanwhile, store closures resulted in costs of £13.8m. Balance sheet One item looks out of place trades debtors. This is because debtors’ days is over 200 and the product isn’t overly expensive. In fact, N Brown merged their finance division and their product division together meaning loans lent to customers to pay for their products takes a while to pay off. Here is N brown receivables: Meanwhile, net borrowing has risen to £305m from £290.9m. Guidance for FY 2018 Here is the good news: - Financial Services gross margin +100bps to +200bps, compared to flat to +100bps previously. Here is the bad news: - Product gross margin -120bps to -70bps, compared to -120bps to -20bps previously. - Group operating costs up 4.5% to 5.5%, compared to 3.5% to 5.5% previously. - Net debt £325m to £335m, compared to £300m to £320m previously, reflecting the increased cash flow impacts of exceptional costs, together with the growth of our customer loan book -Exceptional costs of an additional c.£2m in the second half, as a result of our ongoing tax disputes with HMRC. Market Valuation Shares in N Brown has battled back from below £2 to £3.50. When it came to their valuation PE is trading close to their historical average of 13 times. Dividend is yield at 4% with growth in payout dropping to 5%. The dividend payout ratio is around 50% of earnings. Earnings yield is around 7%. Final Thoughts It looks like N Brown is experiencing rising costs from their product division. Also, the shares recovered from their lows and the half-year results and guidance won’t inspire further appreciation. At best, the share price would consolidate at around £3. You want to read more about companies releasing their results today, then click
ramridge: N Brown's share price has lagged behind other retailers by a significant %, over the past 4 months at least. Looking at the fundamentals I cannot explain it. So there must be other reasons why the price is depressed. The market cap is large enough for it to be analysed by brokers. big sellers selling shares in drips? If anyone can shed light on this, it would be good, otherwise I am seriously thinking of liquidating my holding. I do not like holding on to shares which behave contrary to my perception.
ed 123: Surely it must be difficult to get any of them wrong, if you have a following and publicise 'buy' or 'sell' recommendations in small cap stocks? The low liquidity will result in a move in the direction wanted by the writer. It's so easy. The problem for followers is that they will not normally be able to buy or sell at the price prevailing immediately before the publication. Have you ever tried to sell a small cap stock at a time when there are lots of sells hitting the market? Finally, I just don't understand the motivation of the writers. If I were such a great predictor of share price movements, what would I do with my time? Would I ....(A) Spend my time investing my money to the best of my ability? Or, (B) Spend my time writing about my ideas and letting others make money?
nw99: Key statsMarket capitalisation £581mNo. of shares out 283mNo. of shares floating 148mNo. of common shareholders not statedNo. of employees 2939Trading volume (10 day avg.) 1mTurnover £866mProfit before tax £55mEarnings per share 19.43pCashflow per share 28.35pCash per share 15.98pN Brown back in fashion, says JefferiesThere is good reason behind yesterday's 16% share price bounce at N Brown (BWNG), the specialist fit fashion retailer.Jefferies analyst Joe Spooner retained his 'buy' recommendation and target price of 250p on the company, which owns plus-size brand Jacamo, after its half-year results came in 'on the better side of consensus' with second half trading on track. The interim dividend was held at 5.67p per share.'Given weakness into this release, there's good reason here to see a strong share price bounce,' he said.'H1 2017 profit before tax at £31.6 million is a touch above the £30.5 million consensus and in line with Jefferies estimates at £31.5 million. Q2 product revenue growth reached +2.7% year-on-year from -1.6% Q1, taking H1 product sales to £300.9 million versus Jefferies estimates at £294 million,' he wrote in a note to investors.Spooner added that 'power brands continue to lead performance' with JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo building up customer numbers. 'We have a 250p price/earnings based price target. As for other retailers, there's the unknown of the post-Brexit economy and sterling weakness to navigate.'N Brown shares gained 29p to close at 206.7p yesterday. They have fallen 43% since March.
forsh: It's interesting. All flat on the trading front but some ups and downs within the make-up. The drop in GM is a concern but down to 'investment' in promotion - i.e price cutting. The rise in debt is a bigger concern - again, but remember that most if not all of this debt supports the creditor balances on credit customers; here, the size of the bad debt write off is a further worry. Recognising 'the importance of the dividend to shareholders' probably says something about the shareholder base, including the Alliance family. The share price rise look like a combination of relief; a maintained dividend and the very low rating compared to the peer group. Looking at the consensus estimates for the next two years, the group is flat lining so once the rating discount has narrowed, the shares will be dead money ?
ed 123: Hmmm ... Yes, Chief Executive was gifted shares via the option award but chose to sell a portion in order to raise the funds to pay the C. £185k tax due. It would have given confidence, after the big slide in the share price, if she had paid the tax from another source and kept the full number of shares awarded. AGM tomorrow. Anyone going? I won't be.
ed 123: Aishah. Yes, despondency rules. I've seen 10 analyst price targets. They range from 260p to 415p. Current share price? ..... 243p ............ below the lowest target. Will it need fresh bad news to fall further or will it just continue its momentum without further news? Who knows? When the share price was this low before, mid-2012, it went on to double over the following 12 months. Could that be repeated?
kenmitch: The danger from the share price perspective is that they are already warning of likely IT implementation problems (which strongly suggests these are already happening) sending the share down 15% so far today. So if as seems quite likely they warn again in due course (June trading update?) the share price will be hit by a double whammy. I hold but dithering whether to cut the losses or hold for what still looks a potentially exciting strategy change. Have no knowledge about the Management team but wondering whether there are problems there.. i.e new blood needed for the big shift from the old methods that worked so well for years???
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