Kingfisher (KGF)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 100

278.10p
   
  • Change Today:
    -0.90p
  • 52 Week High: 334.60
  • 52 Week Low: 203.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,940.03m
  • Volume: 4,446,065
  • Market Cap: £5,395m
  • RiskGrade: 158

Goldman downgrades Kingfisher on Castorama woes

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Friday 23 Nov 2018

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Declining sales at Castorama will limit near-term growth at Kingfisher, Goldman Sachs said, as it cut the stock to 'neutral' from 'buy' and chopped the price target to 270p from 350p.
"We believe consistently declining profitability at Castorama will offset any incremental gross margin uplift at the other formats," GS said.

It said that while better online capabilities and differentiated products/attractive price should provide a sustainable competitive position for Kingfisher across multiple markets, earnings growth in the near term will remain unattractive.

The bank reduced its underlying pre-tax profit estimates by 4%/10%/13% for FY19/20/21E, reflecting lower like-for-like sales growth and continued margin pressure in France.

It estimated that retail margin in France will decline from 9.5% in 2013 to around 5% by end of FY19. GS pointed out that LFL growth at Castorama has been declining for the last five years and said it reckons Castorama might be close to EBIT break-even if adjusted for rental expense.

Goldman noted that since being added to the 'buy' list in October 2017, the shares are down 23% versus the FTSE World Europe's 9% decline.

Back in September, Kingfisher posted a 30% drop in first-half profit as problems in France overshadowed its UK business.

At 1245 GMT, the shares were up 0.7% to 238.20p.

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Kingfisher Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 278.10p
Change Today -0.90p
% Change -0.32 %
52 Week High 334.60
52 Week Low 203.00
Volume 4,446,065
Shares Issued 1,940.03m
Market Cap £5,395m
RiskGrade 158

Kingfisher Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
17.57% above the market average17.57% above the market average17.57% above the market average17.57% above the market average17.57% above the market average
20% below the sector average20% below the sector average20% below the sector average20% below the sector average20% below the sector average
Price Trend
32.69% above the market average32.69% above the market average32.69% above the market average32.69% above the market average32.69% above the market average
30.43% above the sector average30.43% above the sector average30.43% above the sector average30.43% above the sector average30.43% above the sector average
Income
67.22% above the market average67.22% above the market average67.22% above the market average67.22% above the market average67.22% above the market average
53.85% above the sector average53.85% above the sector average53.85% above the sector average53.85% above the sector average53.85% above the sector average
Growth
38.60% above the market average38.60% above the market average38.60% above the market average38.60% above the market average38.60% above the market average
4.55% above the sector average4.55% above the sector average4.55% above the sector average4.55% above the sector average4.55% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 1
Buy 0
Neutral 10
Sell 5
Strong Sell 2
Total 18
neutral
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Kingfisher Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 06-Oct-22 19-May-22
Paid 11-Nov-22 27-Jun-22
Amount 3.80p 8.60p

Trades for 01-Feb-2023

Time Volume / Share Price
16:45 550 @ 279.00p
16:45 550 @ 279.00p
16:35 2,839,376 @ 278.10p
16:35 15,699 @ 278.10p
16:35 1,750 @ 278.10p

Kingfisher Key Personnel

Chair Andrew Cosslett
CEO Thierry Garnier
CFO Bernard Bot

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