Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Pets at Home Group LSE:PETS London Ordinary Share GB00BJ62K685 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.40p -0.32% 123.30p 767,811 16:28:48
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
123.20p 123.40p 125.50p 122.60p 124.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 898.92 79.60 12.60 9.8 616.5

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16/7/2018
09:20
Pets at Home Daily Update: Pets at Home Group is listed in the General Retailers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker PETS. The last closing price for Pets at Home was 123.70p.
Pets at Home Group has a 4 week average price of 122.50p and a 12 week average price of 120p.
The 1 year high share price is 221.70p while the 1 year low share price is currently 120p.
There are currently 500,000,000 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,385,768 shares. The market capitalisation of Pets at Home Group is £616,500,000.
16/6/2018
11:06
cantrememberthis2: Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS): Commentary On Fundamentals Kevin Zeng June 16, 2018 Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. PETS is a financially-sound company with a a strong track record high-grade dividend payments, trading at a discount. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on at Home Group here. Excellent balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend PETS is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that PETS has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. PETS appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.55x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated. PETS’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts’ consensus forecast growth be correct. Compared to the rest of the specialty retail industry, PETS is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This bolsters the proposition that PETS’s price is currently discounted.
13/6/2018
15:45
spotdog40: Sales are up, debt is down, cashflow is healthy, it's paying a stupidly high dividend (but it's not the divi that's stupid,it's today's market valuation) Yes, not going bust, but couple of doubts from latest results have precipitated a collapse in what was already a depressed share price. 1) Cutting margins on branded/premium petfood to compete with amazon, or zooplusAg on price isn't sensible. Let those busy fools compete for margin share, and slim profits. If a customer wants pet food quickly, they'll be prepared to pay a premium to buy in store. Let the customers pay you that premium, or better still fob them off with some own brand stuff (higher margin) - which is "just as good", or if you happen to be in partnership with 500 vet practices, then get them to recommend the own brand. 2) I thought expanding the number of vet practices was the future, and the slowdown in expansion raises worries. If they haven't got the cash to do it, then just slash the divi to pay for it, and we'll forgive you when the profits come rolling in in future years. If it's not a good idea, and too many practices have been opened recently in unsuitable locations, with unsuitable partners, then the future might not be so bright. However PETS still keep getting their 18% of turnover from the veterinary businesses until they pull the plug, and the majority of the loans are in the vets names anyway. I'm heavily invested in this through my SIPP, and like others I'll keep adding more, until the true value of this company is realised. Others who watch charts will react to tomorrow's ex-divi drop, and sell it down to new low levels. (Leaving the FTSE 250 is also unlikely to help support the price.) If the shorting isn't a pre-meditated plan to soften up the share price for takeover, then it may well "innocently" lead to the same result. Connections of the Directors have been buying plenty of shares at higher prices, and rather than paying a 6% divi on a potential growth stock, they've be better off taking it private.
08/6/2018
10:12
cantrememberthis2: Pets at Home Upgraded by Morgan Stanley today: Morgan Stanley upgraded Pets at Home to ‘equal-weight’ from ‘underweight’ on Friday following significant recent share price underperformance. The bank, which kept its price target on the stock at 125p, said that while it remains cautious about the company’s longer-term financial prospects, the issues are now fairly reflected in the share price. MS has had an ‘underweight’ rating on the stock since it initiated coverage shortly after the IPO in 2014, amid doubts about the sustainability of gross margins on the retail side of Pets’ business, while more recently it highlighted that many of its vet joint ventures are struggling to reach profitability. "Despite significant recent price investment, Pets at Home's Retail business still has a gross margin of more than 50%. We think this will prove difficult to maintain, given rising competition from discounters, supermarkets and online specialists." The bank said its concerns on these issues remain, but they are now priced in as the shares have almost halved since the beginning of last year and are now down around 60% from their 2015 peak. "Whilst earnings forecasts have fallen, the shares have de-rated significantly and now trade on a single-digit price-to-earnings multiple on consensus forecasts," Morgan Stanley said. "We think gradual further earnings downgrades are likely in the medium term, but we do not envisage a big profit warning anytime soon. Nor do we see the shares de-rating much further."
05/6/2018
21:18
cantrememberthis2: https://www.fool.co.uk/investing/2018/05/31/the-sse-share-price-isnt-the-only-6-yielder-id-buy-today/ Roland Head | Thursday, 31st May, 2018 This is starting to look cheap Pet superstore chain Pets at Home Group (LSE: PETS) has been a poor investment since its flotation in 2014. The group£s shares are currently trading at a post-IPO low of about 125p. Investors are worried about low growth rates, with earnings per share expected to be flat this year and to rise by just 3% next year. However, I think this cautious view overlooks the value offered by the group£s strong cash generation. Pets generated free cash flow of £55.8m last year, compared to an after-tax profit of £62.8m. This means the dividend was covered 1.5 times by free cash flow, which is a far better level of cover than many large companies achieve. Cheap enough to buy The pet superstore£s shares now trade on a 2018/19 forecast P/E of 9.4, with a forward yield of about 6%. In my view this could be a profitable entry point. Debt is fairly low and the dividend looks quite safe to me. If Pets at Home can return to growth, these shares could easily be worth a lot more.
24/5/2018
16:31
spotdog40: I've bought more. My holdings now worth about the same as it was at the beginning of the week! Hovered over sell at 159 on Tuesday when I saw the results. They're disappointing, but so typical of this share that a small percentage drop in profits becomes a large percentage drop in price- from what was a pretty depressed valuation already. I've watched the presentation, and I still believe in the veterinary business model. Just a shame that it needs cash at a time when the retail business is under margin pressure. I think the business will transform from an ugly caterpillar of a retail business into a beautiful butterfly or a veterinary business, with the novelty of a pet shop attached. Can't see much downside from here. Take out the 5p divi, and you're looking at a share price of 125p, and a market cap of £625m The same business that KKR bought for £995m and then floated for £1.23bn is now available at a 50% discount to it's launch price.
23/5/2018
12:44
spotdog40: Interesting that PETS have decided to separate out retail and veterinary for 2019.Makes it easier to see the value in the veterinary business. CVS revenue £271m, for profit before tax of £14.5m, EPS 18.5p, share price 1000p Pets VET REVENUE £94m, EBIT £29m, contributing 33% of the basic EPS 13.5p, share price 140p. In terms of EPS (4.5/18.5 x 1000p)a standalone PETS veterinary business on a CVS valuation would be worth £2.43 per share. PETS veterinary business should attract a higher valuation though, as the businesses are immature, and we can expect double digit growth for the next few years. CVS have been collecting mature businesses which are unlikely to grow at the same rate. 15% shorting of this stock has made it vulnerable to a takeover or buyout. The price has been mostly under £2 since early 2017. Anyone want to rescue a pet shop chain- free to good home?
22/5/2018
09:19
spotdog40: Needs to find it's niche. Does it want to be a Zooplus clone, selling loads of food online, for virtually no profit? Can it survive as a high street retailer in a difficult time for the sector? Does it want to be a veterinary business? Defending their business share by cutting margins and going multichannel,has damaged retail profit margins. I'd concentrate on the vet business, and use that to get customers in store. Hold prices high on branded food, and wean customers onto higher margin own brand product. Don't worry about losing business to online competitors. They'll soon have to put their prices up soon to justify their fancy valuations. Holding the dividend so as not to upset the market, won't hold the share price up. Investors want to know where tomorrows profits are coming from. Scaling back the veterinary surgery openings, and increasing loans to the surgeries rings alarm bells. I saw that as the future.
29/11/2017
13:17
lomax99: IC comment: Margins slim at Pets at Home Pet retailer Pets at Home (PETS) surprised investors in August with a first-quarter trading update that sent the share price surging on the back of good like-for-like sales. In October, the price began to come back down, before falling sharply again this week with the release of these half-year results, losing all the ground gained. There are a few potential reasons for the latest drop. Pre-tax profit was down on both a statutory and adjusted basis, with the group gross margin declining 198 basis points to 51.9 per cent following "price repositioning" (price cuts) and adverse currency movements. Margins are expected to be further diluted by 200 basis points (bp) to 250bp in the year to March 2018 due to planned investments. The other potential reason behind the drop is the announced departure of chief executive Ian Kellett to pursue “personal business interests”. Mr Kellett will leave on 31 May next year, to be replaced by Peter Pritchard, the retail division’s current chief. In addition, non-executive director Nicolas Gheysens has resigned from the board. Mr Gheysens works for private equity backer KKR, which has opted not to replace him, prompting speculation it will continue selling down its stake in Pets at Home. KKR sold a chunk of shares in October, hence some of that October weakness. Analysts at Numis are forecasting pre tax profit of £83.7m, giving EPS of 13.3p for the year to March 2018 (from £96.4m and 15.2p in FY2017). The rise of internet retailers has hampered Pets at Home’s progress in recent years. The group is combatting this with the growth of its services division, but with a forward price-earnings valuation of 13 times, we are staying neutral. Hold.
17/10/2017
15:26
malcolmmm: LONDON (Alliance News) - Old Mutual PLC raised its stake in Pets at Home Group PLC late last week, acquiring a further 1.09% stake in the pet goods retailer. Having held a 12.01% stake in the London-listed firm prior to the transaction on Friday, Old Mutual now has a 14.10% holding through 70.5 million Pets at Home shares, according to a stock market announcement on Tuesday. Based on Pets at Home's current issued share capital, Old Mutual upped its stake by around 10.5 million shares from 60.1 million beforehand. Based on the closing share price on the day of the transaction last Friday, the purchase would have been worth around GBP20.1 million, and value its current holding at about GBP135.4 million. Based on trading on Tuesday, with Pets at Home trading down 1.0% at 185.75 pence, the value of Old Mutual's stake has fallen to about GBP131.0 million. The purchase comes amid a recent sell-off by another major shareholder in Pets at Home. Kravis Roberts & Co sold off 61.0 million shares last Tuesday for around 195.08 pence for a total of GBP119.0 million, before selling off further shares through two other firms last Thursday.
20/6/2017
18:48
alibx11: Liberum now coming out with a sell recommendation.... you've got to laugh....how they come to this position is beyond me... the fact that the share price has already dropped more than 30% in 5 months on increased profits and expanding vet and grooming services is totally irrelevant to them by the look of it. Proven market domenince and adapting to newer more profitable markets means nothing eh? Pets at Home Group PLC 12.1% Potential Decrease Indicated by Liberum Capital Posted by: Amilia Stone 19th June 2017 Pets at Home Group PLC using EPIC/TICKER code (LON:PETS) has had its stock rating noted as ‘Reiterates217; with the recommendation being set at ‘SELL’ today by analysts at Liberum Capital. Pets at Home Group PLC are listed in the Consumer Services sector within UK Main Market. Liberum Capital have set their target price at 145 GBX on its stock. This now indicates the analyst believes there is a potential downside of -12.1% from today’s opening price of 165 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has increased 0.6 points and decreased 23 points respectively. The 52 week high share price is 273.4 GBX while the 52 week low for the stock is 154.1 GBX. Pets at Home Group PLC has a 50 day moving average of 173.71 GBX and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at 205.93. There are currently 500,000,000 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 2,263,825. Market capitalisation for LON:PETS is £805,000,000 GBP.
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