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22-Jan-2021 07:51 AM

Character sees annual performance in line with expectations following 'buoyant' Christmas

Toy company Character said it would meet current market expectations after 'buoyant' Christmas trading period boosted sales. Sales increased over 30% against the comparable period in 2019, with UK sales for the four months to 31 December 202
17-Jan-2020 08:55 AM

Character Group trims profit outlook amid 'extremely challenging Christmas'

Character Group lowered its profit outlook following an 'extremely challenging' Christmas period for toy sales. Following the weakened Christmas performance, pre-tax profit was expected to be circa £10m, short of current market expectatio
04-Dec-2019 08:02 AM

Character reports fall in profit amid weaker backdrop in Scandinavian, UK toy markets

Character reported a fall in profit as a weaker backdrop for toy markets in both in Scandinavia and the UK weighed on growth. For the year ended 30 September, pre-tax profit fell to £11.1m from £11.6m on-year and revenue rose to £120.4
13-Sep-2019 08:08 AM

Character Group warns on profit following weaker backdrop for Scandinavia retail market

Character Group warned on profit blaming a number of headwinds in the second half of the year, including a weaker backdrop for the retail market in Scandinavia. Pre-tax for the group for the year ended 31 August 2019 was likely to be in the range of &
25-Apr-2018 02:09 PM

Character Group profit falls 37%, sees better second half

Character Group, which sells Scooby Doo and Teletubbie figures, said first-half profit fell 37% in a challenging market for toy retailers. The company has been hurt by the collapse of Toys R Us, which shook confidence in demand for toy stocks, and broade
19-Jan-2018 08:23 AM

Character on track

Character Group's trading for the first four months of its current financial year, which includes the all-important Christmas retail sales, were in line with expectations, according to an update issued ahead of today's annual general meeting. T
05-Dec-2017 07:07 AM

Character hikes divi as underlying profits rise

Character Group's underlying pre-tax profits rose 6.9% to £13.4m in the 12 months to the end of August despite a 4.7% fall in revenues to £115.3m. Underlying operating profits were up 6.6% at £13.6m and underlying EBITDA rose by 5.
11-Oct-2017 01:03 PM

Character Group buys back shares

The Character Group has confirmed that it purchased 50,000 of its own ordinary shares for cancellation at 380p apiece. At 1:02pm: (LON:CCT) Character Group The PLC share price was -66.5p at 379p Story provided by
11-Oct-2017 09:28 AM

Character FY18 to be below forecasts

Character Group has warned that its performance for the year to the end of August 2018 was expected to be significantly below current market estimates. In a trading statement on 19 Sep, the group said that conditions in its markets remained challenging.
20-Sep-2017 07:28 AM

Character on track but flags Toys 'R' Us concern

Character Group saw a solid finish to its financial year to the end of August and expected underlying pre-tax profits to meet current market forecasts. The group said its balance sheet remained strong but warned that conditions in the wider market genera
06-Sep-2017 07:26 AM

Character adds Pokemon to its portfolio

Character Options - Character Group's principal trading subsidiary - has been appointed the master toy distributor in UK and Ireland for the Pokemon brand. Character said that under the agreement with global master toy licensee, Wicked Cool Toys
14-Jul-2017 07:23 AM

Character's licence for Teletubbies renewed for three years

The Character Group's licence for the Teletubbies toy range has been extended for three years. It said DHX Brands - the dedicated brand management and consumer products arm of DHX Media - had extended the master toy licence for Teletubbies to Char
27-Apr-2017 07:47 AM

Character profits fall

Character Group's underlying operating profits fell by 17.2% to £7.2m in the half year to the end of February. The group said a significant proportion of its purchases were made in US dollars and the business was exposed to foreign currency fl
20-Jan-2017 07:22 AM

Character warns on H1

Character Group expects first half results to be lower than last time but it remains confident that market forecasts for the 2017 financial year will be achieved. A trading update ahead of today's annual general meeting said: "In the four month
01-Dec-2016 07:23 AM

Character rosy

The Character Group reports another excellent year of trading with revenues rising to £121m up 22.1% on last time. Underlying profit before tax for FY 2016 was £12.5m, this compares with underlying profit before tax of £10.2m last year.
14-Sep-2016 07:27 AM

Character on course

The Character Group, designers, developers and international distributor of toys, games and giftware, expects results for the year ended 31 August to meet market forecasts. The group's portfolio continues to be derived from own-developed, in-house
27-Apr-2016 07:48 AM

Character dividend up 40% after record H1

The Character Group unveils record first half results which, it says, continues to underpin its position as the UK's leading independent toy company. Revenue in the period was GBP65.2m, against GBP58.2m in the comparable 2015 period (year ended 31 A
22-Jan-2016 07:23 AM

CCT performing

The Character Group continues to perform well with solid Christmas period sales across all major lines at consumer level, shareholders at today's annual general meeting will be told. The group says it continues to develop its strong and diverse port
01-Dec-2015 07:29 AM

CCT's earnings

The Character Group reports a net profit before tax on continuing operations of GBP12.27 million for the year to the end of August (2014: GBP7.11m). Group revenue in the year was £99.05 million compared to £97.89m for the last financial year. Gro
30-Apr-2015 09:21 AM

Character unveils record first half

The Character Group unveils record interim results with pre-tax profits jumping 178% and the dividend up 51.5%. Revenues for the six months to the end of February rose by 24% to £58.16m; group operating profits rose to £8.67m from £3.29m and pre-tax p
26-Jan-2015 09:30 AM

Character portfolio gets positive reception at toy fair

Character Group says its product portfolio for the 2015 season had an extremely positive reception from retailers and media at the BTHA Toy Fair in London last week. The group says this follows the statement released on 16 January which stated the compan
21-Jan-2015 08:08 AM

Character scoops Toy Supplier of the Year award

Character has won Toy Supplier of the Year and three product awards at the British Toy & Hobby Association's Toy Industry Awards. Character Options - the group's principal trading subsidiary - was named 'Toy Supplier of the Year'
16-Jan-2015 08:04 AM

Character sees solid growth

Character Group saw solid growth in terms of both revenue and profitability in the year to 31 August, an update ahead of its annual general meeting today says. And the group says it was encouraged by sales in the run-up to the Christmas season which were
03-Dec-2014 07:41 AM

Character revenues and profits rise

The Character Group saw revenues and operating profits jump in the year to the end of August and reports a good start to the new financial year in the lead up to the crucial Christmas season. Group revenues rose to £97.9m in the year to the end of Auygu
06-Nov-2014 08:18 AM

Character features strongly in DreamToys listing

Two products from Character's current portfolio were featured by the Toy Retailers Association in its Top 12 listing of what is expected to be the most popular children's toys for Christmas. The list was unveiled yesterday at the industry&apos

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