Card Factory (CARD)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

36.65p
   
  • Change Today:
      0.60p
  • 52 Week High: 194.90
  • 52 Week Low: 28.60
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 341.55m
  • Volume: 12,770,033
  • Market Cap: £125.18m

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Card Factory H1 sales rise 5.5% in 'challenging' environment

By Frank Prenesti

Date: Tuesday 13 Aug 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Card Factory reported a 5.5% rise in group sales for the six months to July 31 as it reiterated guidance for the full year, and said costs had risen as it stockpiled ahead of Brexit.


Like-for-like sales rose 1.5% against a "challenging" consumer environment, the company said on Tuesday, although sales at its Getting Personal unit fell 10.5%, impacted by continued intense price competition and high costs of customer acquisition.

The second quarter was a little weaker in the season of Father's Day, impacted by footfall.

Sales were driven by a 'strong' first quarter, boosted by Valentine's Day and Mother's Day seasonal ranges, the company said in a trading statement.

"We have made good progress with our ongoing business efficiency programme targeted at mitigating structural cost pressures and there are further opportunities ahead."

"However, Card Factory has incurred some additional costs related to the storage of increased stock levels, which includes preparation for the potential impact of Brexit."

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Card Factory Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 36.65p
Change Today 0.60p
% Change 1.66 %
52 Week High 194.90
52 Week Low 28.60
Volume 12,770,033
Shares Issued 341.55m
Market Cap £125.18m

Card Factory Star Ratings

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Value
99.18% above the market average99.18% above the market average99.18% above the market average99.18% above the market average99.18% above the market average
95.74% above the sector average95.74% above the sector average95.74% above the sector average95.74% above the sector average95.74% above the sector average
Price Trend
96.46% below the market average96.46% below the market average96.46% below the market average96.46% below the market average96.46% below the market average
88.24% below the sector average88.24% below the sector average88.24% below the sector average88.24% below the sector average88.24% below the sector average
Income
68.79% above the market average68.79% above the market average68.79% above the market average68.79% above the market average68.79% above the market average
42.86% above the sector average42.86% above the sector average42.86% above the sector average42.86% above the sector average42.86% above the sector average
Growth
76.14% below the market average76.14% below the market average76.14% below the market average76.14% below the market average76.14% below the market average
29.41% below the sector average29.41% below the sector average29.41% below the sector average29.41% below the sector average29.41% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

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Neutral 3
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Card Factory Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Special Interim
Ex-Div 07-Nov-19 07-Nov-19
Paid 19-Dec-19 19-Dec-19
Amount 5.00p 2.90p

Trades for 29-May-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
17:06 15,500 @ 36.65p
16:35 6,442,710 @ 36.65p
16:29 572 @ 37.80p
16:29 16,287 @ 36.66p
16:29 260 @ 37.80p

Card Factory Key Personnel

CEO Karen Hubbard
CFO Kristian Lee
Chair Paul Moody

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