DFS Furniture (DFS)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

147.80p
   
  • Change Today:
    -2.20p
  • 52 Week High: 290.50
  • 52 Week Low: 110.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 255.37m
  • Volume: 165,514
  • Market Cap: £377.44m
  • RiskGrade: 257

DFS full-year profits rise but recent order intake 'subdued'

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Thursday 26 Sep 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - DFS Furniture posted a rise in full-year profit on Thursday but said recent trading had been "subdued" amid political and economic uncertainty.
On a pro forma basis, pre-tax profit for the 52 weeks to the end of June rose 31.1% from the 52 weeks to 28 July 2018 to £50.2m on revenue of £996.2m, up 14.4% on the previous year. Like-for-like sales on a pro forma basis were 5.7% higher, with growth across all brands and the full year impact of the Sofology acquisition.

In the 48 weeks to the end of June, however, pre-tax profit fell 13.2% to £22.4m compared to the 52 weeks to 28 July.

Chief executive officer Tim Stacey said: "Our trading performance for the last financial year was good overall, as we continue to execute our new strategy to lead sofa retailing in the digital age."

However, he also warned that order intake levels in the first 12 weeks of the year have been "subdued" amid an "increasingly uncertain political and economic backdrop". The company highlighted lower levels of footfall across its brands. This was attributed to weaker consumer confidence and a drop in housing transactions, which it said are the two key drivers of the upholstery market.

"Our financial performance in the year ahead will inevitably be dependent on broader political and economic developments and at this stage it is difficult to predict what will happen specifically within the upholstery market," Stacey said.

At 1040 BST, the shares were down 1.3% at 223.53p.

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DFS Furniture Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 147.80p
Change Today -2.20p
% Change -1.47 %
52 Week High 290.50
52 Week Low 110.00
Volume 165,514
Shares Issued 255.37m
Market Cap £377.44m
RiskGrade 257

DFS Furniture Star Ratings

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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
37.10% above the market average37.10% above the market average37.10% above the market average37.10% above the market average37.10% above the market average
26.09% above the sector average26.09% above the sector average26.09% above the sector average26.09% above the sector average26.09% above the sector average
Price Trend
61.38% below the market average61.38% below the market average61.38% below the market average61.38% below the market average61.38% below the market average
30.61% below the sector average30.61% below the sector average30.61% below the sector average30.61% below the sector average30.61% below the sector average
Income
27.52% above the market average27.52% above the market average27.52% above the market average27.52% above the market average27.52% above the market average
25.00% above the sector average25.00% above the sector average25.00% above the sector average25.00% above the sector average25.00% above the sector average
Growth
73.14% below the market average73.14% below the market average73.14% below the market average73.14% below the market average73.14% below the market average
26.09% below the sector average26.09% below the sector average26.09% below the sector average26.09% below the sector average26.09% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 4
Buy 0
Neutral 1
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 5
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DFS Furniture Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 05-Dec-19 30-May-19
Paid 27-Dec-19 19-Jun-19
Amount 7.50p 3.70p

Trades for 13-Aug-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:45 72,837 @ 147.80p
16:35 1,168 @ 147.80p
16:29 43 @ 146.40p
16:29 766 @ 146.80p
16:29 4 @ 146.80p

DFS Furniture Key Personnel

CEO Tim Stacey

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