Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Shoe Zone Plc LSE:SHOE London Ordinary Share GB00BLTVCF91 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.50 -1.37% 180.00 178.00 182.00 182.50 180.00 182.50 29,402 09:00:24
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 162.0 6.7 11.4 15.7 90

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
27/1/2017
18:44
318 different ones left!
topvest
27/1/2017
18:22
I see you've sold out on 8 shares today topvest, so I shan't take it personally. So what you got left? If I sold out of that many shares I'd not have a lot left... :-)
edmundshaw
27/1/2017
18:01
I'm out for a very small profit and a few dividends thrown in for extra. Its a good company, but a marginal one. Had a purge on selling marginal shares today and this was one of my non-core holdings.
topvest
27/1/2017
17:36
Hi Linton5 and theclaw! Thanks for the helpful tips - will research over weekend.
bookwormrobert
27/1/2017
17:11
lol I'm in both as well for 3weeks now,at least there's a pulse there. Crst also a good divi after great results. Dlg still a buy with juicy divi
linton5
27/1/2017
15:58
bookwormrobert Same for me with both SHOE and EHG, and I continue to find more, and have done well with CARD with had good press coverage yesterday.
theclaw
27/1/2017
15:21
This share is one of my best ever finds - huge dividends with a potential capital gain as well. (The other share in this vein I'd recommend is Elegant Hotels Group (EHG) on AIM, also profitable, with a huge dividend, and a potential juicy capital gain). I know Shoezone aren't exactly the most fashionable of retailers, but their numbers are just so good!
bookwormrobert
25/1/2017
16:18
Same again today no sells can't be much stock left as very little free float
linton5
24/1/2017
15:01
Buys always outweigh sells lol nudge it somewhere jeez oh ???
ed 123
24/1/2017
14:38
Buys always outweigh sells lol nudge it somewhere jeez oh
linton5
18/1/2017
08:03
and that ignores the divi effectively
joe say
18/1/2017
00:10
As at 14 Jan 2017, the consensus forecast amongst the 2 investment analysts covering Shoe Zone projects that the company will outperform the market. The 2 analysts providing annual price targets for Shoe Zone have a median target of 195p, with a high estimate of 200p and a low estimate of 190p. The median estimate represents a 8.3% uplift from yesterdays closing price of 180p.
masurenguy
17/1/2017
17:42
There's the 50k sell at the end of the day, soaking up half the buys. I suspected a big order as the price has staed firmly at about 51p to buy all day. Shot term voting machine in operation, but it is the long term weighing machine that interests me...
edmundshaw
17/1/2017
14:54
Definitely that's how I look at this share as well GL
linton5
17/1/2017
14:47
Essentially this share is currently available for 166p, when you adjust for the final dividends that are all but assured. We are already into the next financial year and we already know it has started OK ("solid start to the year"). On that basis the share is on a PE of just under 10, and on top of that I am pencilling in a full year dividens of around 16p. Worth a small investment I'd say...
edmundshaw
17/1/2017
13:28
Yip just hold on Edmundshaw very very small amount of shares available if we had a rush of buying this will fly. patience
linton5
17/1/2017
12:45
Nice write-up from P.S., Mas, thanks for sharing it. Shoezone is a nice simple business to understand, and the cash generation and dividend policy are appealing... even if it is AIM-listed... I also have a smallish holding here.
edmundshaw
16/1/2017
15:53
Edison research(may have to register) for anyone interested:- http://www.edisoninvestmentresearch.com/research/report/shoe-zone/full
cwa1
14/1/2017
08:25
It may be unfashionable, but its a very well run high margin retailer throwing off lots of cash. If Big Box format and internet sales continue to accelerate then it could start growing again.
topvest
14/1/2017
00:07
An interesting and positive review of the results from Paul Scott a few days ago. Shoe Zone (LON:SHOE) Share price: 182.5p (unchanged today) No. shares: 50.0m Market cap: £91.3m (at the time of writing, I hold a long position in this share) Results 52 wks ended 1 Oct 2016 - the figures for this discount shoe retailer were pre-announced in a trading update, which I reported on here, on 25 Oct 2016. So this looks OK. A bit more detail: •Gross margin - excellent, at 62.0% (LY 61.5%) - can this be maintained though, as forex cost pressures mount? In narrative, company reassures that GM can "broadly" be maintained. •Online sales up 11% (should be more). I can't find a figure for total, or what proportion of grand total, so assume it's not particularly high. •Growth in international sales online - encouraging, but need figures on this to assess important. •Short leases - this is a key competitive advantage, which I like very much. Average length is only 2.6 years. This means company has flexibility to relocate, and take advantage of "trend of falling rents". •Business rates - company says it will be a net beneficiary from the recent revaluation - good news. •Balance sheet - very solid, with plenty of cash. Although note pension deficit has risen significantly and £0.6m annual cost is going to rise. •Family-controlled, so a takeover bid is very unlikely, unless they want to sell out. If they do, then it would have to be at a decent premium. •Dividends - very generous - 6.8p final, plus 8.0p special divis are in the pipeline. •Cash generation - very good, and anything above £11m is paid out to shareholders, a terrific discipline. •Current trading - in line with expectations. They're up against soft comps though, as last year's H1 was poor. My opinion - I like it a lot. However, it's a mature business, so where's the growth going to come from? In current market conditions, I doubt there is much upside on this share price - the market isn't interested in mature retailing businesses right now - it wants fast growing ones. That said, the income from divis here is smashing. I've dipped my toe in, with a small purchase this morning. My intention is to research it in more depth, and think about it more, before deciding whether to buy any more. I doubt this will become a significant holding for me, it's more a dabble, and to generate a bit of dividend income. Based on the bullet points above, I think Shoe Zone should be able to cope with more depressed retail conditions in 2017 far better than many others. That's mainly due to its variable (and reducing) costs on shop leases, and an apparent ability to maintain margins. I like that it's a really entrepreneurial business, run by a family who clearly know what they're doing, and are experienced. That said, I don't see much excitement being likely with this share, and it could even drift down, in current market conditions. I would buy more if it dropped significantly. EDIT: I forgot to mention, FinnCap has put out a rather downbeat note today, saying it's going to reduce its forecasts. Another broker has put out forecasts which show negligible profit growth over the next 2 years. Therefore I think we should work on the basis that profit is likely to be flat, or maybe down a little in the short to medium term. I think they're perhaps being a little too negative. Sure, SHOE is subject to the same wage cost pressures as everyone else. However, it has mitigated cost increases from the forex issue, so it says, and is also able to manage down its rent+rates costs, unlike most other retailers. So to my mind, this company is more likely to weather any storm in weaker consumer confidence, than most other retailers. http://www.stockopedia.com/content/small-cap-value-report-11-jan-2017-part-1-shoe-joul-166152/
masurenguy
11/1/2017
21:09
Pretty solid results I thought. A very well run business and 10% yield will do nicely. Should move up to £2 in my view.
topvest
11/1/2017
13:44
The year end results were just as expected and inline with the year end trading update. This years total dividend of 18.1p provides an overall yield of 10% at the current shareprice, which is a truly outstanding return from a debt free, net cash company ! Highlights Final Results The business delivered revenue of GBP159.8m (2016: GBP166.8m) and continues to generate cash effectively from a sound financial position and a debt free balance sheet. Profit before tax increased by 1.1% to GBP10.3m (2015: GBP10.1m) while earnings per share increased 4.3% to 16.9p (2015: 16.2p). Dividends Following another successful year of cash generation, the business closed with GBP15.0m of cash. As a result, the Board is proposing two dividends to be paid: a final dividend of 6.8p per share (2015: 6.5p), resulting in a total dividend for the year of 10.1p (2015: 9.7p) per share, and a special dividend of 8.0p per share (2015: 6.0p). The total distribution for the year of 18.1p (2015: 15.7p) represents an increase of 15.3% over the previous year. The aim of the special dividend is to distribute any surplus cash back to shareholders. We continue to believe the business can operate on an opening/closing cash position of GBP11m and any excess above this level will be paid out to shareholders unless there is a change in business requirement. The dividends will be paid to shareholders on the register on 24 February 2017, payable on 15 March 2017 if approved at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 2 March 2017. The shares will be ex-dividend on 23 February 2017. Project 'Big Box' We have had a very encouraging start to the launch of our new trial Project 'Big Box'. During August and September we opened two stores, Launceston (Cornwall) and Durham, followed by Kirkstall Bridge (Leeds) post the period end in October. These stores on average are twice the size of a Grade 1 store and benefit from an enhanced branded product range, driving a higher average transaction value in a enhanced shopping environment. The three trial stores are all located out of town and therefore this concept creates significant opportunity for Shoe Zone in this space with all future openings being out of town location or in larger high street units. This new growth opportunity is a key strategic development for the business, broadening the reach of the Shoe Zone brand and enabling us to improve our market share. Current trading and Outlook The outlook for consumer spending looks challenging with the current difficult economic conditions likely to continue. Despite this, we are well positioned given our strong value proposition that has proven to be robust in challenging market conditions. We are exposed to fluctuations in the value of sterling but have put significant work into managing the risk through foreign currency hedging and re-sourcing. While we anticipate this pressure may be here for some time we expect to broadly maintain our gross margin percentages. We have continued to manage the store portfolio having opened six new stores since the year end and refitted four. Early signs are that the changes we have made to store rebranding has been favourably received with customers. There are currently five new stores with provisional opening dates and a further 39 full refits planned for the remainder of the year. We plan to open a further six Big Box stores in 2017 at various locations across the UK. These stores will be a mix of out of town and high street locations but will all operate with the new contemporary format, offering a good brand mix, extended product range and broad customer appeal. If the trial continues to be a success through 2017 we will look to accelerate the opening programme of these stores into 2018 and beyond. We expect the business will continue to convert cash effectively but anticipate a small increase in both capital expenditure and contribution to defined benefit pension schemes. We anticipate spending an additional GBP1.0m more in 2017 on store opening, refits and head office improvements. We are currently contributing GBP600k to one of our pension schemes and are in discussions around the ongoing funding with the trustees of our two schemes. Our multichannel offering has had some exciting developments since the year end and we are now trading on Amazon marketplaces in France, Germany, Spain and Italy. We plan to continue to grow into new international online marketplaces throughout 2017. Following a Google algorithm change in September we have experienced a step up in organic search on shoezone.com that is also very encouraging. Further online growth in 2017 will come from investment in 'Personalisation', implementing new technology to enable us to enhance our conversion rate optimisation, giving our customer a more personal shopping experience. Shoe Zone has made a solid start to the year and trading is in line with expectations. We are making good progress against our strategic objectives and the board remains positive about the outlook for the Group for the remainder of the year. Financial review In the 52 weeks to 1 October 2016, Group profit before tax ('PBT') increased to GBP10.3m (2015: GBP10.1 m), an increase of 1.1% on last year. PBT margin also increased to 6.4% (2015: 6.1%). Revenues of GBP159.8m (2015: GBP166.8m) declined by 4.2% due to the planned closure of loss making stores and as a result of difficult trading conditions in the first half. Store numbers reduced by a net 25 branches to 510 at the year end (2015: 10 branches closed leaving a total of 535). Multi-channel revenues (excluding store orders) have continued to grow achieving 11.4% during the year (2015: 39.4%), and have developed to 3.9% of total sales (2015: 3.3%). Product gross margin strengthened to 62.0% (2015: 61.5%) reflecting further increases in direct sourcing and management of write downs. Operating expenses increased to GBP17.4m (2015: GBP17.0m). Administration expenses, which increased by GBP0.7m largely due to the impact of unhedged foreign exchange differences were, offset by continuing efficiencies in distribution costs. The effective rate of corporation tax for the year was 21.8% on PBT (2015: 24.4%). Earnings per share increased 4.3% to 16.9p (2015: 16.2p). The business has a debt free financial structure and generated GBP13.9m cash from operations, a year on year increase of GBP2.3m resulting in a net cash position of GBP15.0m (2015: GBP14.2m) at the year end, underpinning a strong balance sheet. The Group's current bank facilities consist of an on demand overdraft facility of GBP5.0m with HSBC. This facility has not been used within the year.
masurenguy
05/1/2017
07:59
Shoe Zone tipped by a TMF writer this month A cash-rich budget brand Footwear retailer Shoe Zone (LSE: SHOE) operates at the budget end of the market. This small cap is a familiar site on UK high streets, but also sells online. The group’s strengths lie in sourcing footwear cheaply from contract manufacturers abroad and keeping costs low at home. This lean business model generates an operating profit margin of 6%, with strong free cash flow and no debt. Consumer spending is expected to come under pressure next year, but Shoe Zone’s specialist focus on value should help to protect sales. Management also has a big stake in the business — founders Anthony and Charles Smith own 50% of the group’s shares. Shoe Zone currently trades on a forecast P/E of 10, with a prospective dividend yield of 5.8%. Demand for this generous income could push the shares higher in 2017, if trading remains stable. http://www.fool.co.uk/investing/2017/01/04/3-retailers-that-could-deliver-30-gains-in-2017/ Final Results for 2016 (y/e 30 September) are due next Wednesday (11 January).
masurenguy
28/12/2016
12:28
Shoe Zone tipped by IC this month on 19/12/2016 as a compelling investment proposition at the current valuation with an attractive dividend as well Great products, an attractive dividend yield and efficient management of capital make this UK based business a compelling investment proposition at the current valuation.(IHT qualifying). This proven retailer, with an expanding online offering, is a well-managed outfit and worth a look at the current modest rating. With a strong net cash position and dividend yield… http://www.investorschampion.com/channel/company-research/a-compelling-investment-proposition-at-the-current-valuation-with-an-attrac
masurenguy
23/11/2016
17:02
Always a good time for shoes - wet weather - floods - leaking shoes = New Shoes Big Sheds, Big Brands = Big Bucks
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