Kingfisher (KGF)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 100

279.10p
   
  • Change Today:
      7.10p
  • 52 Week High: 334.60p
  • 52 Week Low: 203.00p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,938.48m
  • Volume: 4,928,731
  • Market Cap: £5,410m
  • RiskGrade: 158

Kingfisher sales slump in Q1 but improvement seen in May

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Tuesday 12 May 2020

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher posted a decline in first-quarter sales on Tuesday as it took a hit from the coronavirus lockdown but said sales improved at the start of May as stores reopened.
Group sales fell 24% at constant currency to ?2.2bn, with like-for-like sales down 24.8%.

In the UK and Ireland, sales were down 14.7% to ?1.095bn, while sales in France - where it owns Castorama and Brico Depot - were 41.5% lower at ?596m. Other international sales fell 12.8% to ?464m.

Still, in the first week of May, sales were up 2.7% compared to a 74% slump in the first week of April, helped by store reopenings. The company said 95% of its stores are currently either open and/or offering a contactless click & collect service.

Chief executive officer Thierry Garnier said: "Having initially closed our stores in France and the UK, we have rapidly adapted how we operate to meet the essential needs of our customers safely during lockdown.

"We have also taken significant actions throughout the business to reduce costs and protect cash, in part supported by governments. Our current cash balance provides us with sufficient financial headroom based on assumptions of a prolonged period of reduced sales. Over and above this we have put in place some further liquidity arrangements, including support from the UK and French governments, which give us additional security in case of even more severe scenarios. Overall, the operational and financial actions we have taken give us a sound footing in the current crisis and beyond."

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Kingfisher Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 279.10p
Change Today 7.10p
% Change 2.61 %
52 Week High 334.60p
52 Week Low 203.00p
Volume 4,928,731
Shares Issued 1,938.48m
Market Cap £5,410m
RiskGrade 158

Kingfisher Star Ratings

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Value
17.52% above the market average17.52% above the market average17.52% above the market average17.52% above the market average17.52% 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
31.72% above the market average31.72% above the market average31.72% above the market average31.72% above the market average31.72% 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
Income
68.09% above the market average68.09% above the market average68.09% above the market average68.09% above the market average68.09% 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
39.06% above the market average39.06% above the market average39.06% above the market average39.06% above the market average39.06% 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

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Kingfisher Dividends

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

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Kingfisher Key Personnel

Chair Andrew Cosslett
CEO Thierry Garnier
CFO Bernard Bot

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