Card Factory (CARD)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

161.10p
   
  • Change Today:
    -2.50p
  • 52 Week High: 209.00p
  • 52 Week Low: 151.20p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 341.55m
  • Volume: 245,031
  • Market Cap: £550.24m
  • Beta: 0.80

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 161.10p
Change Today -2.50p
% Change -1.53 %
52 Week High 209.00p
52 Week Low 151.20p
Volume 245,031
Shares Issued 341.55m
Market Cap £550.24m
Beta 0.80

Card Factory Star Ratings

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Value
89.24% above the market average89.24% above the market average89.24% above the market average89.24% above the market average89.24% above the market average
62.26% above the sector average62.26% above the sector average62.26% above the sector average62.26% above the sector average62.26% above the sector average
Price Trend
56.64% below the market average56.64% below the market average56.64% below the market average56.64% below the market average56.64% below the market average
20% below the sector average20% below the sector average20% below the sector average20% below the sector average20% below the sector average
Income
93.86% above the market average93.86% above the market average93.86% above the market average93.86% above the market average93.86% above the market average
74.36% above the sector average74.36% above the sector average74.36% above the sector average74.36% above the sector average74.36% above the sector average
Growth
80.58% below the market average80.58% below the market average80.58% below the market average80.58% below the market average80.58% below the market average
16.36% below the sector average16.36% below the sector average16.36% below the sector average16.36% below the sector average16.36% below the sector average

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Card Factory Dividends

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

Trades for 12-Nov-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 62,490 @ 161.10p
16:29 516 @ 160.10p
16:29 113 @ 160.10p
16:29 311 @ 160.50p
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Card Factory Key Personnel

CEO Karen Hubbard
CFO Kristian Lee
Chair Paul Moody

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