KGF: 342.14 -5.80 (▼1.67%)

Delayed:2016-12-12 17:15:03
Bid Price 341.90 High Price 348.50
Ask Price 342.30 Low Price 340.70
Open Price 348.40 Spread 0.12%
Prev Close 342.20 Volume 7,036,073.00

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Kingfisher Share Price Information

Name Kingfisher Epic KGF
Sector General Retailers ISIN GB0033195214
Activites Kingfisher is Europe’s leading home improvement retail group and the third largest in the world, with leading market positions in the UK, France, Poland, Italy, China and Taiwan. Kingfisher operates over 600 stores in ten countries in Europe and Asia and also has strategic alliance with Hornbach, Germany’s leading DIY warehouse retailer, which operates 117 stores in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Security Type Equity

Key numbers

Latest Share Price (p) 342.10 Net Gearing (%) 28.66
Market Cap (£m) 7,776.96 Gross Gearing (%) 36.19
Shares in issue (m) 2,243.14 Debt Ratio 12.21
P/E Ratio 19.48 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 0.25
Divs per share (p) 10.10 Assets / Equity Ratio 1.57
Dividend Yield (%) 2.93 Price to book value 1.26
Dividend Cover 2.55 SROCE (%) 7.27
Earning per share (p) 17.80 EPS Growth (%) -26.75
52-week high / low (p) 409.40 / 300.10 DPS Growth (%) 1.00

Kingfisher Broker Views

Date Broker Rec. Price Old target price New target price Notes
06 Dec JP Morgan Cazenove Underweight 342.14 280.00 280.00 Reiterates
23 Nov JP Morgan Cazenove Underweight 342.14 280.00 280.00 Reiterates
23 Nov Deutsche Bank Hold 342.14 Retains
22 Nov Investec Sell 342.14 265.00 275.00 Reiterates
22 Nov Haitong Securities Sell 342.14 275.00 275.00 Retains

Kingfisher Director Deals

Date Director Type Volume / Price Trade Value
18 Nov 2016 Karen Witts Buy 41 @ 364.00p £149.24
28 Sep 2016 Karen Witts Sale Post-Exercise 12652 @ 365.80p £46,281.02
28 Sep 2016 Karen Witts Exercise 19756 @ 0.00p £0.00
19 Sep 2016 Karen Witts Buy 41 @ 364.20p £149.32
17 Aug 2016 Karen Witts Buy 41 @ 363.90p £149.20
19 Jul 2016 Karen Witts Buy 46 @ 331.40p £152.44
28 Jun 2016 Rakhi Goss-Custard Buy 6124 @ 334.70p £20,497.03
23 Jun 2016 Karen Witts Dividend Reinvestment 24 @ 365.20p £87.65
17 Jun 2016 Karen Witts Buy 42 @ 352.00p £147.84

Kingfisher Company News

Kingfisher buys back shares

Kingfisher bought back 1,000,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 358.00p apiece for cancellation.

At 1:03pm: (LON:KGF) Kingfisher PLC share price was +3.4p at 361.4p

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Broker Forecast – Investec issues a broker note on Kingfisher PLC

Investec today reaffirms its sell investment rating on Kingfisher PLC (LON:KGF) and raised its price target to 275p (from 265p).

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FTSE flies on resources as commodity prices rise

London stocks stormed ahead in early deals as resources stacked on heady gains alongside rises in the prices of crude oil and gold, albeit as the US dollar once again tiptoed lower.

FTSE 100 was up 52.91 points, or 0.78%, to 6830.87, while FTSE 250 was up 130.83, or 0.75%, to 17,658.4. The dollar-spot index was down 0.21% to $100.840.

At about 8.38am, WTI crude was up 3.94% to $47.49/bbl and Brent was up 0.33% to $49.06/bbl. The market is anticipating an OPEC production cap when it meets next week. Gold was up 0.56% to $1216.6/oz.

Miners were big winners. Anglo American (AAL) added 5.23% to 1181.25p, while BHP Billiton (BLT) rose 4.15% to 1324.25p. These and other miners rounded out the top-five FTSE 100 gainers.

Oil majors were further back. Shell (RDSA) added 0.83% to $2030.25, while BP (BP.) firmed 0.83% to 460.05p. Overall, blue-chip risers outnumbered fallers about 90 to 10.

Other stocks progressing included insurers, pharmas, banks, commercial property and US rates-sensitive utilities.

To the southside, Compass (CPG), down 3.49% to 1342.5p, led the pack as it reported operating profits up 5.6% at £1.45bn and EPS up 7.8% at 61.1p. FY dividend was 31.7p is up 7.8%.

Kingfisher (KGF), down 1.45% to 364.35p, reports a solid overall Q3 performance with like-for-like sales up 1.8% driven by the UK and Poland. In the Uk & Ireland, total sales were up 2.5%. LFL +5.8% reflecting continued strong Screwfix performance and solid B&Q performance.


Intertek (ITRK), down 0.52% to 3227p, said it is on track to deliver robust earnings growth in 2016 with recent acquisitions contributing £200m of additional revenues.

AstraZeneca (AZN), up 0.76% to 4358.25p, said the US FDA has lifted the partial clinical hold on the enrolment of new patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) for clinical trials of durvalumab as monotherapy and in combination with tremelimumab or other potential medicines.

AO World (AO.), up 0.15% to 168.25p, said total H1 revenue rose 22.9% to £324.7m as both UK and Europe growth continued. Group adjusted EBITDA was £1.5m, from a £4.5m loss.


Lavendon (LVD), up 28.78% to 179p, noted that Libra Bidco, a subsidiary of TVH, has announced a final cash offer of 205p a share. The offer, which is at a premium, values Lavendon at about £348m.

URU Metals (URU), down 22.73% to 0.43p, has raised £640,000 from institutional and other investors through a placing of 160m new shares at 0.4p each.

Solid State (SOLI), down 12.22% to 395p, has turned in an H1 pretax profit of £1.64m, from a profit of £1.49m. Interim dividend was 4p a share, unchanged. The offer is subject to, among other factors, an acceptance condition of 75%.


Westminster Group (WSG), down 10.92% to 19.38p, has signed agreements for the issuance of £1.2m of Convertible Unsecured Loan Notes (CULN) to support expansion programmes with additional financial resources.

Severfield (SFR), up 10.25% to 68.63p, posted an H1 after-tax profit of £6.2m, from £2.6m, with revenue improving to £118.2m, from £117.1m.

Cambria Automobiles (CAMB), down 8.09% to 62.5p, said its FY revenue increased 17.3% to £614.2m. Underlying pretax profit rose 37.7% to £10.6m.

Scapa Group (SCPA), up 6.44% to 303.63p, has more than doubled its H1 pretax profit to £8.5m, from £3.3m. Directors believe the group will deliver FY results ahead of views, benefitting from both improved trading and currency.

Rotork (ROR), up 6.09% to 212.6p, said it now expects reported revenue to be towards the top end of market expectations. It continued that the trading environment is anticipated to remain challenging across most of its key markets and geographies.

Union Jack Oil (UJO), up 6.06% to 0.18p, said the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has now approved the acquisition by the company of a further 3.34% interest in PEDL180 and PEDL182 from Europa Oil & Gas Ltd.

Focusrite (TUNE), up 5.15% to 173.5p, has improved its FY pretax profit to £7.1m, from £6.5m. Proposed final dividend was lifted to 1.3p a share, taking the total to 1.95p, from 1.8p.

Accsys (AXS), down 3.68% to 65.5p, has posted an H1 pretax loss of €2.9m, up from €0.1m last time. Renew Holdings (RNWH),down 2.73% to 401p, has improved its FY pretax profit to £19.4m, from £16.1m. Revenue came in at £525.7m, from £519.6m. Dividend was 8p a share, from 7p.

Spirax-Sarco Engineering (SPX), up 0.78% to 4254p, said it still has much to do in the remainder of this year but that its overall FY expectations are unchanged and the board has confidence the group will make further progress in 2016.

Other stocks in the news included HomeServe (HSV), De La Rue (DLAR), CityFibre (CITY), Victoria (VCP), BGEO (BGEO), Midatech Pharma (MTPH), Spectris (SXS), Big Yellow (BYG), ULS Technology (ULS), Assura (AGR) and Tissue Regenix (TRX).

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Kingfisher like-for-like sales up

Kingfisher reports a solid overall third quarter performance with like-for-like sales up 1.8% driven by the UK and Poland.

It also said £182m (53 million shares) returned year to date via share buyback of the previously announced c.£600m capital return.

In the Uk & Ireland, total sales were up 2.5%. LFL +5.8% reflecting continued strong Screwfix performance and solid B&Q performance.

– B&Q UK & Ireland sales -3.6% reflecting store closure programme which is now nearly complete (7 in Q3; 59 to date of 65 planned). LFL +3.5% including c.2% benefit from sales transference associated with store closures. LFL of seasonal +5.3%. LFL of non-seasonal, including showroom +3.1% – Screwfix sales up +23.1% (LFL +12.7%) driven by its leading digital capability, new and extended ranges and 11 new outlets

In France, total sales were -2.6% (LFL -3.6%). Sales for the home improvement market (Banque de France data*) -1.9% in Q3 – Castorama sales -3.7% (LFL -3.8%) reflecting less promotional activity. LFL of seasonal +5.9%. LFL of non-seasonal, including showroom -4.9% – Brico Dépôt sales -1.2% (LFL -3.3%)

Total sales in Poland were up 9.5% (LFL +6.7%) benefiting from a supportive market and new ranges. LFL of seasonal +7.8%. LFL of non-seasonal, including showroom +6.6%

Chief executive Veronique Laury said: “Q3 trading conditions have followed a similar trend to the first half. We have delivered another solid sales performance overall, trading in line with expectations. Sales have been driven by Poland and the UK, especially Screwfix, offset by softer sales in France.

“We continue to make good progress on our strategic milestones in the first year of our five year ONE Kingfisher transformation, and remain on track. In addition, we are gearing up for next year when the level of transformation activity will significantly increase. We remain confident in our ability to deliver our ambitious plan, based on always putting customer needs first, supported by the expertise and energy of our colleagues.”

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FLASH: Kingfisher like-for-like sales up

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