Card Factory (CARD)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

164.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      1.40p
  • 52 Week High: 209.00
  • 52 Week Low: 151.20
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 341.55m
  • Volume: 251,051
  • Market Cap: £560.14m
  • Beta: 0.01

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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 164.00p
Change Today 1.40p
% Change 0.86 %
52 Week High 209.00
52 Week Low 151.20
Volume 251,051
Shares Issued 341.55m
Market Cap £560.14m
Beta 0.01

Card Factory Star Ratings

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Value
88.57% above the market average88.57% above the market average88.57% above the market average88.57% above the market average88.57% 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
58.08% below the market average58.08% below the market average58.08% below the market average58.08% below the market average58.08% 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
93.54% above the market average93.54% above the market average93.54% above the market average93.54% above the market average93.54% above the market average
79.49% above the sector average79.49% above the sector average79.49% above the sector average79.49% above the sector average79.49% above the sector average
Growth
80.3% below the market average80.3% below the market average80.3% below the market average80.3% below the market average80.3% 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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  Final Special
Ex-Div 09-May-19 08-Nov-18
Paid 18-Jun-19 14-Dec-18
Amount 6.40p 5.00p

Trades for 19-Sep-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 115,482 @ 164.00p
16:29 55 @ 164.10p
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Card Factory Key Personnel

CEO Karen Hubbard
CFO Kristian Lee
Chair Paul Moody

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