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Card Factory Q1 sales rise despite 'challenging' environment

05 Jun 19

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Retailer Card Factory maintained full year profit expectations as it reported a positive start to the year with first quarter sales up 6.4%, despite Britons spending less due to Brexit worries.
The company on Wednesday said like-for-like sales were up 2.3% against "challenging consumer sentiment and negative footfall on the High Street".

It added that like-for-like sales would be "marginally positive" with key trading periods ahead.

The company's online unit had made a good start to the year with continued revenue growth, driven by the success of new ranges and designs in both personalised and non-personalised products.

However, trading at its Getting Personal internet operation continued to be impacted by heavy discounting and increasing customer acquisition cost.

Chief executive Karen Hubbard said the company remained in a strong position, "continuing to grow market share, with lessening cost headwinds and a platform for medium term growth".

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Currency UK Pounds
Price 152.70p
Change Today -2.00p
52 Week High 209.00p
52 Week Low 151.20p
Volume 144,991
Shares Issued 341.55m
Market Cap 521.55m


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