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Naked Wines Plc LSE:WINE London Ordinary Share GB00B021F836 ORD 7.5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  12.00 2.84% 435.00 81,329 16:35:19
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431.50 435.50 439.50 419.50 439.50
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 202.91 -5.38 11.30 38.5 317
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
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Naked Wines Daily Update: Naked Wines Plc is listed in the General Retailers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker WINE. The last closing price for Naked Wines was 423p.
Naked Wines Plc has a 4 week average price of 415.50p and a 12 week average price of 371.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 486p while the 1 year low share price is currently 193.80p.
There are currently 72,827,354 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 145,136 shares. The market capitalisation of Naked Wines Plc is £316,798,989.90.
scapital: Sales in line with forecasts, that will do for now to start the share price recovery.
jdung: share price 300 p , maybe good time to buy?
chutes01: Watch out EWG, share price rising, the excellent summer will increase crop size to help meet demand.16.5p - 18.5p, get some !! All the best.
waldron: The Sunday Times - Business November 21, 2004 Judgment Day: Should you buy shares in Majestic Wine? Majestic Wine reigns over high street rivals MAJESTIC WINE runs Britain's biggest chain of wine warehouses. With 119 stores throughout the UK, Majestic will make up mixed crates of wine and deliver them free. Majestic also caters for the booze-cruiser with warehouses in Calais, Cherbourg and Coquelles in France under the Wine & Beer World brand. The company offers special deals for business customers and it also supplies drinks and glasses for parties and weddings. Majestic opened its first warehouse in Wood Green, north London, in 1980 and floated on the Alternative Investment Market in 1996. The company is run by John Apthorp, chairman, Tim How, chief executive, and Tony Mason, trading director. The two experts below have been selected for their skill in several investment areas. They, or the funds they manage, may buy or sell shares in the companies or sectors discussed. Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders The great thing about Majestic Wine is that you have to buy by the case - be it champagne, wine or beer, which for people who like a tipple is an excellent way of covering up how much alcohol they consume. The average spend is £110 per transaction, up from £107 last year. The average price for a bottle of still wine is £5.46 (against £3.97 for the UK market as a whole). The staff tend to join as graduates and are trained to know about wine (sounds like my type of course), so they are in an excellent position to advise customers. It is this attention to detail that has allowed the company to increase sales from £81.2m in 2000 to £148.3m for the year ended March 2004, with earnings more than doubling in that time. It has always been Majestic's policy to generate sales growth by constantly improving value for money. It therefore reinvests improvements in buying terms into pricing to drive customer numbers and sales growth rather than retaining those gains to boost gross margins. In this way it avoids leaving any pricing headroom that might entice additional competition into the market. The group has continued to achieve sales growth ahead of the market and has grown its market share. It operates from 119 stores, and analysts forecast that there is the potential to double that number. The chain has been helped by the dislocation at Oddbins since Castel took over, which has led to some predictably French- orientated ranging decisions that upset the notoriously independent Oddbins buyers and staff. Castel is now looking at Unwins, which, with sales of £178m, could create a formidable competitor for Majestic if it were to adopt a less chauvinistic sourcing approach. Majestic's shares have done very well as the group has developed a winning formula for the growing wine market in this country. The shares are on a p/e of 18 times to March 2005, with analysts expecting 10% earnings growth for the next two years. At this rating, if I held the shares I would sell some and buy the product to celebrate. Judgment: Take profits. Tim Steer, fund manager at New Star Majestic Wine is a growth stock with plenty of growth still to go for. It has 119 stores but the company has informed property agents that it wants sites in a further 100 locations. Majestic Wine requires sites in Surbiton and Stanmore in the south and Chester and Carlisle in the north. What is more, old pubs and petrol stations have few alternative uses and that's why Majestic is able to keep rents down. Last week it reported its interim figures. Profits rose by 27% to £5m, and earnings grew by 21% for the six months to September. Like-for-like sales in the UK grew by 7% on top of the excellent 12% growth in the first half of last year. Market expectations are that Majestic Wine will make a 2005 profit of £13m, up from £10.6m last year. Contrast this with other off-trade retailers such as Threshers, Oddbins and Unwins who make losses. It's hardly surprising then that Majestic is an expensive share, trading on 18 times 2005 earnings, because, apart from the supermarkets, it is up against other retailers whose models do not work. So in addition to low-rent locations with ample parking, a small central distribution centre (the stores hold all the stock), helpful and knowledgeable staff, excellent-value wines, free delivery and a business that self-finances its growth, what else does Majestic Wine have going for it? Some would say what else does it need? Well, the wine market in the UK is growing at over 6% each year. In addition, Majestic Wine customers are trading up as clients and typically spend £5.46 on a bottle of wine whereas the great British public spends only £3.97. But not everything in the Majestic Wine garden smells of rosé. The wholesaling of wine is down by 20%, but this is a lower-margin business. P&O, the ferry company, has put up the prices of its booze cruises and this has slowed the growth at Wine & Beer World in northern France. Still the growth in the UK compensates and I am a buyer. Judgment: Buy. Majestic Wine at a glance Share price: 244p Market value: £154m Year end: March 31 Consensus forecast for 2005 pre-tax profit: £13m Consensus forecast for final dividend: 4.9p The Apthorpe family has an interest in 30% of Majestic's shares, mainly through the P&L Trust Company. Scottish Widows holds 4%.,,2095-1367540,00.html
ariane: Foster's wine venture falls foul of world glut 13/06/04 00:00 By Tina Marie O'Neill Bumper wine harvests in Australia and the US over the last few years, a decade-long surge in US wine imports and a weakening dollar are giving Old and New World wine producers a hangover. California's current wine glut, the main cause for the tipple trouble, is forcing producers to choose between trimming margins or raising prices to maintain their market position. Australia's biggest wine-maker, Foster's Group, is the latest company to fall foul of the wine surplus, which is set to continue for at least two years. Foster's wine division has seen a decline in profits since 2000. The company's share price has fallen 18 per cent since June 2001, when it reached almost A$6. A 28 per cent drop in firsthalf wine profits forced Foster's to slash the value of unsold stock at its struggling Beringer Blass Wine Estates unit and lower its 2004 earnings forecast. Last week, the group said it will write down vineyards and surplus stock by as much as Aus$300 million, (e173 million), and plans to cut costs by Aus$85 million, (e51 million), a year by 2009.The announcement had little effect on the company's share price of almost Aus$5 (e2.8). Foster's bought Beringer in 2000 with the intention of reducing its dependence on beer in favour of growing wine profits. But profits from the company's beer products are currently offsetting losses from the wine glut, most of it of red wine, in the US and account for Foster's 5 per cent stock increase so far this year. US wine consumption increased by a third in the last decade, encouraging overseas wine producers in Australia, New Zealand,Chile and South Africa to boost their output. Meanwhile, American wineries expanded to such an extent that supply exceeded demand. California's Wine Institute reported a record 565 million gallons of wine were produced in 2000, at the peak of the surplus. The effect on Californian wine producers, often forced to drop prices to as little as $1.99 a bottle, was clear last year when a number began pulling out or abandoning thousands of acres of vineyards to rot. The US National Association of Beverage Importers reported that France, Italy and Australia accounted for 83 per cent of America's $1.25 billion table wine imports in the first 10 months of 2003. Out of those three, Australia is feeling worst hit by the glut. European wine producers, particularly the largest in France and Italy, have been spared much of the hardship as their domestic and European markets mean they are less dependent on US sales. However, European wine consumption is reported to be falling by 1 per cent year on year and the French wine industry is having its own problems. The French Agricultural Budget Commission forecast that the revenue for appellation controlee wine producers will fall overall by 32 per cent due to a small 2003 grape harvest. Champagne revenues will be flat, given the 37 per cent drop in production following sharp April frosts last year. A government crack-down on drink driving and speeding penalties, (France has one of the highest road fatality rates in the EU), has also had a negative impact on domestic wine sales. Drink-driving legislation has caused a record 6 per cent decline in domestic consumption, creating a dent in the country's €14 billion wine industry. Although New World wines have not had a big impact on the French wine market, the country's young are not helping matters by switching to spirits in the last few years. In Australia, where vine growing areas have double in size in the past five years, another good harvest has done little to stem the over-flow of red wine. Hardy Wine's 2004 crush was the largest annual grape crush in Australian history by any winery group. Southcorp, another of Australia's largest wine producers, reported a 25 per cent rise in red-grape processing for 2004. Things have improved for Southcorp since the 2002- 2003 period, when the company announced a Aus$48 million, (almost €28 million), profit downgrade. Southcorp's stock is up 21 percent to datethisyear at overAus$3, (almost €2), an improvement, but still a long way from the pre-glut era in mid 2001 when stocks were 60 per cent higher at over Aus$8 (e4.6) a share. Peter Lehmann Wines, another Australian winemaker, reported 2004 grape harvests up by over 30 per cent thanks to favourable weather conditions but said margins remain under pressure with increasing demand for cheaper wines. Peter Lehmann Wines is 85.6 per cent owned by Switzerland's Hess Group. The good news for big wine producers is that as the global economy recovers, high end wines are seeing a upward shift in sales. US Consumer spending data figures reveal that average basic credit card spending jumped by over 16 per cent between March and May this year, and wine lovers are once again splashing out on more expensive bottles of their favourite tipple. US analysts predict that fine wines will lead the way over the nextyear.They suggest that the current economic recovery in the US is rewarding the "affluent wine drinker" over the less affluent drinker because of more exposure to stock market recovery, less exposure to rising petrol prices and unemployment in lower paid industry sectors. Foster's has taken heed of the shift. It will introduce a sparkling version to the Beringer label and will pump more money into marketing its premium wines, which Foster's ceo Ted Kunkel believes will deliver high value growth to the company. Other winemakers, including Australia's biggest players, and the prestig ious wine houses of Baron de Rothschild and California's Huneeus Vintners are all following suit and targeting connoisseurs of fine wines to help get them out of the glut. Additional reporting by Bloomberg
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