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Card Factory PLC (CARDC.L)

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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Card Factory Sees FY Profit Broadly In Line With Its View
Tuesday, 13 Aug 2019 

Aug 13 (Reuters) - Card Factory PLC ::TRADING STATEMENT.EXPECT A RETURN OF SURPLUS CASH TO SHAREHOLDERS TOWARDS END OF FY20.ANTICIPATES PROFITS FOR FULL YEAR TO BE BROADLY IN LINE WITH ITS PREVIOUS EXPECTATIONS.HY TOTAL GROUP SALES GROWTH OF +5.5% (H1 FY19: +3.2%).HY CARD FACTORY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES +1.5% (H1 FY19: -0.2%).CONTINUE WITH TRIALS WITHIN ALDI AND REJECT SHOP IN AUSTRALIA.Q2 WAS A LITTLE WEAKER IN SEASON OF FATHER'S DAY, IMPACTED BY FOOTFALL.SAYS "WE ARE COGNISANT OF ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY AND WEAKER CONSUMER CONFIDENCE".HY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES PERFORMANCE OF CARD FACTORY FASCIA, INCLUDING ONLINE WAS +1.5% (H1 FY19: -0.2%).PERFORMANCE AT GETTING PERSONAL REMAINS CHALLENGING, IMPACTED BY CONTINUED INTENSE PRICE COMPETITION, COSTS OF CUSTOMER ACQUISITION.IMPROVEMENTS MADE TO ONLINE RANGES RESULTED IN IMPROVED SALES CONVERSION, AVERAGE ORDER VALUE.  Full Article

Card Factory FY Pretax Profit 66.6 Mln Pounds Vs 72.6 Mln Pounds
Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 

April 16 (Reuters) - Card Factory PLC ::FY TOTAL ORDINARY DIVIDEND PER SHARE, INCLUDING PROPOSED FINAL, MAINTAINED AT 9.3P (FY18: 9.3P).FY REVENUE £436.0M VERSUS £422.1M.FY PRETAX PROFIT £66.6M VERSUS £72.6M AS REPORTED A YEAR EARLIER.FY UNDERLYING PRETAX PROFIT £74.6M VERSUS £80.5M AS REPORTED A YEAR EARLIER.TOTAL ORDINARY DIVIDEND PER SHARE, INCLUDING PROPOSED FINAL, MAINTAINED AT 9.3P (FY18: 9.3P).FY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES (0.1%) VERSUS +2.9% AS REPORTED A YEAR EARLIER.EBITDA FOR YEAR HOWEVER, WAS IMPACTED BY LOWER FOOTFALL AND GETTING PERSONAL'S DISAPPOINTING PERFORMANCE..EBITDA FOR FORTHCOMING YEAR IS ANTICIPATED TO BE BROADLY FLAT YEAR-ON-YEAR IN LIGHT OF VARIOUS EXTERNAL PRESSURES.FY19 PROFIT IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS AFTER IMPACT OF EASING COST HEADWINDS.GREETINGS CARD MARKET REMAINS RESILIENT AND ROBUST WITH ENCOURAGING TRENDS AMONGST YOUNGER CUSTOMERS WHO ARE BUYING MORE CARDS.  Full Article

Card Factory Says FY Underlying EBITDA Expectations Unchanged
Thursday, 10 Jan 2019 

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Card Factory PLC ::TRADING STATEMENT.BOARD'S EXPECTATIONS FOR UNDERLYING EBITDA FOR FULL YEAR REMAIN UNCHANGED AT £89M - £91M.YEAR-TO-DATE GROUP REVENUE GROWTH OF +3.4% (2018: +5.9%).YTD CARD FACTORY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES BROADLY FLAT AT -0.1% (2018: +3.0%).CHRISTMAS TRADING PERIOD WAS CHALLENGING DUE TO LOWER HIGH STREET FOOTFALL.LFL TRADING FOR 11 MONTHS REFLECTING CONTINUING WEAKNESS IN CONSUMER DEMAND EXPERIENCED ACROSS RETAIL SECTOR IN RUN-UP TO CHRISTMAS.ANTICIPATE THAT FOREIGN EXCHANGE HEADWIND SHOULD DISSIPATE IN FY20.CONTINUE TO MITIGATE LARGE PROPORTION OF EXPECTED COST CHALLENGES WHICH WILL RESULT IN £5-6M OF ADDITIONAL COSTS.IN LIGHT OF CURRENT CONSUMER AND MACRO-ECONOMIC BACKDROP, CO EXPECTS THAT FY20 WILL BE ANOTHER DIFFICULT YEAR.  Full Article

Card Factory Sees FY Underlying EBITDA In Range Of 89 Mln Stg To 91 Mln Stg
Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018 

Sept 25 (Reuters) - Card Factory PLC ::HY REVENUE OF 185.3 MILLION STG VERSUS 179.6 MILLION STG YEAR AGO.BOARD CONTINUES TO EXPECT UNDERLYING EBITDA FOR FULL YEAR TO BE IN RANGE OF £89M TO £91M.HY UNDERLYING PRETAX PROFIT 22.7 MILLION STG VERSUS 26.3 MILLION STG YEAR AGO.INTERIM DIVIDEND OF 2.9 PENCE (FY18: 2.9 PENCE).WELL POSITIONED TO DELIVER A GOOD PERFORMANCE IN OUR IMPORTANT CHRISTMAS TRADING SEASON.FY SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF 5.0 PENCE PER SHARE (FY18: 15.0 PENCE).HY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES DOWN 0.2 PERCENT VERSUS 3.1 PERCENT AS REPORTED LAST YEAR.  Full Article

Card Factory Sees FY 2019 Underlying EBITDA Of 89-91 Mln Stg
Thursday, 9 Aug 2018 

Aug 9 (Reuters) - Card Factory PLC ::HY TOTAL GROUP SALES GROWTH OF +3.2% (H1 FY18: +6.1%).EXPECT A RETURN OF SURPLUS CASH TOWARDS END OF FY19 IN RANGE OF 5-10P PER ORDINARY SHARE.HY CARD FACTORY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES -0.2% (H1 FY18: +3.1%).HY GETTING PERSONAL SALES -8.5% (H1 FY18: +5.0%).DUE TO WEATHER IMPACT, UNCERTAINTY AROUND UK CONSUMER ENVIRONMENT, EXPECT UNDERLYING FY19 EBITDA WITHIN RANGE OF £89M - £91M.HY FURTHER EXPANSION OF OUR STORE NETWORK WITH 25 NET NEW UK STORES OPENED IN HY (H1 FY18: 30).REMAIN ON TRACK TO DELIVER APPROXIMATELY 50 NET NEW UK STORES IN CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.TRADING PERFORMANCE AT GETTING PERSONAL REMAINS CHALLENGING.CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE WEAK CONSUMER ENVIRONMENT, MADE MORE CHALLENGING BY IMPACT OF EXTREME WEATHER ON HIGH STREET FOOTFALL.  Full Article

Card Factory says ‍total year-to-date sales growth of 5.9 pct​
Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Card Factory Plc ::‍TOTAL YEAR-TO-DATE SALES GROWTH OF 5.9% (11 MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2016: +4.3%)​.‍YEAR-TO-DATE LIKE-FOR-LIKE STORE SALES GROWTH OF 2.7%​.‍EXPECTED UNDERLYING EBITDA FOR YEAR TO BE IN RANGE £93.0-£95.0M​.‍ANTICIPATE THAT COMBINED IMPACT OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND WAGE INFLATION IN FY19 WILL RESULT IN £7-8M OF ADDITIONAL COSTS​.  Full Article

Card Factory 9-month ‍total sales rise 6.7 pct​
Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Card Factory Plc :9-MONTH ‍TOTAL SALES GROWTH OF +6.7 PCT (NINE MONTHS ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2016: +4.4 PCT)​.‍9-MONTH CONTINUED STORE ROLL OUT WITH 38 NET NEW UK STORES OPENED (NINE MONTHS ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2016: 46)​.  Full Article

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 13

Aug 13 Britain's FTSE 100 index is expected to open 14 points higher at 7,241 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.15% ahead of the cash market open.