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TheWorks.co.uk plc – “trading update”, I right to have been sceptical of it being able to deliver further sales growth?

Previously writing on arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery retailer TheWorks (WRKS), in May with the shares up to 57p I noted reckons can deliver further sales growth… but consumer pressures starting to bite?. The shares last closed at 46.5p and today a further “trading update”.

TheWorks.co.uk plc – reckons can deliver further sales growth… but consumer pressures starting to bite?

Arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery retailer TheWorks (WRKS) has issued a full-year trading update including “trading performance… well ahead of pre-COVID levels… net cash of £16.3m… Dividend re-instated; the board expects to recommend a dividend of approximately 2.4 pence per share alongside its FY22 results in September and maintain a progressive dividend policy thereafter”. With though also the EBITDA forecast only “reiterated”, what of a current more than 13% increased share price to 57p?...

TheWorks.co.uk plc – interims, how will it trade with cost pressures in a more normalised consumer environment?

Arts, crafts, stationery, toys and books retailer TheWorks (WRKS) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2021 and an update on subsequent trading which currently has helped the shares up by more than 14% to 64.6p, a £40.4 million market cap. So what’s the story?…

TheWorks.co.uk plc – trading reflecting ‘strong strategic progress’…or weak comparatives?

TheWorks.co.uk plc (WRKS) has made a half-year trading update emphasising trading “stronger than expected, with a two-year LFL sales increase of 14.5% and total two-year sales growth of 17.9%… reflects the increasing appeal of The Works’ proposition and the strong progress in implementing our strategy” and “net cash of £17.8m at the period end, an increase of £17.0m during H1 FY22”. With the shares at 58p, is this value at a current £36.25 million market cap?…

TheWorks – expects trading “progress” to continue… or “too soon to judge”?

Value retailer of arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery including trading from 527 stores across the UK and Ireland, TheWorks.co.uk (WRKS) has announced a trading update emphasising “a resilient” year ended 2nd May 2021 performance and recent “encouraging” sales. How resilient and encouraging?…

TheWorks – trading update, “demonstrating the appeal of The Works' proposition”?

“Half-year trading update” from value retailer of gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery, TheWorks.co.uk (WRKS) – and the shares currently at around 21p, more than 25% higher…

TheWorks – “continues to be confident in The Works' proposition”?...

Retailer of arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery TheWorks (WRKS) has updated including “the company plans to re-open 465 stores across England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland next week and will look to re-open its remaining stores in Scotland and Wales as soon as possible thereafter” and “the board continues to be confident in The Works' proposition and the re-opening of its stores significantly improves its trading outlook”… and the shares have currently responded higher to 26.4p...

TheWorks – ‘appropriate liquidity in place’?...

Retailer of arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery TheWorks (WRKS) has updated on its year ended 26th April 2020, initially emphasising a return to positive momentum in the second half… “prior to the COVID-19 outbreak”...

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Retail-aggedon: TheWorks just about avoids ANOTHER profits warning but CEO walks anyway

How different it was eighteen months ago when Investec raised £62.5 million  at 160p to IPO Theworks.co.uk (WRKS). Just think about how much coke and how many hookers you could snaffle from crony capitalist Investec’s fees on that deal! Hmmmmmm. You bring the hookers, I’ll bring the Charlie, the lads at Investec are ‘avin’ a party. Today, after just avoiding yet another profits warning, the CEO has been resigned with immediate effect and the shares are just 33.9p. Ouch.

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Today’s episode of Retail-aggedon – Theworks.co.uk Timber!

This operator of 525 outlets flogging gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery raised a stonking £62.5 million at 160p, c/o crony capitalists Investec in July of last year. Just imagine the fees it earned on that deal. Coke and hookers all round. After a profits warning today shares in TheWorks (WRKS)  are just 44p and the company will pretty soon be in net debt, in fact I suspect it already is. Yikes. Cue the ShareProphets National Anthem below….

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TheWorks – like-for-like sales +3% & returns on new stores “particularly strong”... so why the share price slump?

“TheWorks.co.uk plc (WRKS), the multi-channel value retailer of gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery, announces today a trading update covering the 52-week period to 28 April 2019… like-for-like sales growth of 3.0%... Returns on new stores in the period have been particularly strong”… And a current approaching 20% share price decline, below 100p?...

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