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Card Factory PLC (CARDC.L)

CARDC.L on London Stock Exchange

188.30GBp
17 May 2019
Change (% chg)

-0.60 (-0.32%)
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188.90
Open
189.40
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184.80
Volume
186,810
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452,665
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235.40
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159.40

Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Card Factory Says FY Underlying EBITDA Forecast Unchanged
Thursday, 15 Nov 2018 

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Card Factory PLC ::TRADING STATEMENT.BOARD'S UNDERLYING EBITDA EXPECTATIONS FOR FULL FINANCIAL YEAR REMAIN UNCHANGED AT £89M - £91M.YEAR-TO-DATE GROUP REVENUE GROWTH OF +3.4% (2018: +6.7%).YTD CARD FACTORY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES OF 0.0% (2018: +3.5%).BUSINESS REMAINS ON TRACK TO DELIVER APPROXIMATELY 50 NET NEW UK STORES IN CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.BUSINESS FACES REDUCED, BUT ONGOING, EXTERNAL COST PRESSURES SUCH AS NATIONAL LIVING WAGE, FOREX-RELATED INPUT COST INCREASES.ALSO REMAIN POSITIVE ABOUT GROWTH PROSPECTS FOR BUSINESS OVER MEDIUM TERM.FOREIGN EXCHANGE-RELATED INPUT COST INCREASES IS EXPECTED TO EASE IN FY20.  Full Article

Card Factory Qtrly Like-For-Like Sales Down 0.4%
Thursday, 31 May 2018 

May 31 (Reuters) - Card Factory PLC ::Q1 GROUP SALES GROWTH OF +3.0%.BOARD'S EXPECTATIONS FOR FULL FINANCIAL YEAR UNCHANGED.REVENUES FROM CARDFACTORY.CO.UK CONTINUE TO GROW STRONGLY FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL Q1.CARD FACTORY - TRADING PERFORMANCE AT GETTING PERSONAL HAS DISAPPOINTING, FACED WITH MARKET ENVIRONMENT OF HEAVY DISCOUNTING AND INCREASING CUSTOMER ACQUISITION COST.QTRLY LIKE-FOR-LIKE ("LFL") SALES -0.4%, AGAINST STRONG COMPARATIVES AND IN A TOUGH RETAIL ENVIRONMENT.  Full Article

Card Factory Expects To Declare Special Dividend of 5-10 pence/shr
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 

April 10 (Reuters) - Card Factory PLC ::FY REVENUE AT 422.1 MILLION STG VERSUS 398.2 MILLION STG A YEAR AGO.FY UNDERLYING EBITDA £94.0 MILLION VERSUS £98.5 MILLION.FY CARD FACTORY LIKE FOR LIKE AT+2.9% PERCENT VERSUS +0.6 PERCENT REPORTED A YEAR AGO.SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF 15P PER SHARE PAID IN DECEMBER 2017 (FY17: 15P), A RETURN OF £51.2M TO SHAREHOLDERS.FY PROFIT BEFORE TAX £72.6 MILLION VERSUS £82.8 MILLION.FINAL DIVIDEND PER SHARE INCREASED BY 1.6% TO 6.4P.FURTHER BUSINESS EFFICIENCIES IDENTIFIED FOR FY19, TO PROVIDE PARTIAL MITIGATION HEADWINDS.50 NET NEW STORES OPENED IN PERIOD, BRINGING TOTAL UK ESTATE TO 915.FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND NATIONAL LIVING WAGE HEADWINDS EXPECTED TO EASE IN FY20."CURRENTLY EXPECT TO DECLARE ANOTHER SPECIAL DIVIDEND WITH HALF YEAR RESULTS IN RANGE OF 5-10P PER ORDINARY SHARE".  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

Card Factory says HY pretax profit down 14.1 pct to 23.2 mln pounds
Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 

Sept 26 (Reuters) - CARD FACTORY PLC ::HY REVENUE GROWTH OF +6.1% (+6.7% ON AN EQUIVALENT NUMBER OF TRADING DAYS).SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF 15 PENCE PER SHARE (FY17: 15 PENCE), A RETURN OF £51.2M TO SHAREHOLDERS.INTERIM DIVIDEND INCREASED BY 3.6% TO 2.9 PENCE (FY17: 2.8 PENCE).IN FIRST HALF WE OPENED 30 NET NEW UK STORES (H1 FY17: 34).REMAIN ON TRACK TO DELIVER APPROXIMATELY 50 NET NEW UK STORES IN CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.HY CARD FACTORY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES* AT +3.1%.HY REVENUE UP 6.1 PERCENT AT £179.6M.HY PROFIT BEFORE TAX DOWN 14.1 PERCENT AT £23.2M.HY OPERATING PROFIT DOWN 13.9 PERCENT AT £24.6M.TRADING IN RECENT WEEKS HAS BEEN SIMILAR TO ENCOURAGING TRENDS SEEN IN FIRST HALF.  Full Article

Card Factory says expectations for full financial year unchanged
Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 

Aug 10 (Reuters) - CARD FACTORY PLC :H1 CARD FACTORY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES GROWTH OF +3.1%.H1 UNDERLYING GROUP SALES GROWTH OF +6.7%.H1 TOTAL REPORTED SALES GROWTH OF +6.1%, REFLECTING IMPACT OF ONE EXTRA TRADING DAY IN PRIOR YEAR.BOARD'S EXPECTATIONS FOR FULL FINANCIAL YEAR UNCHANGED.H1 LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES PERFORMANCE FOR CARD FACTORY STORE NETWORK WAS +3.0% (H1 FY17: -0.1%).  Full Article

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