MTC.L - Mothercare plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
13.15
+0.02 (+0.19%)
At close: 4:13PM GMT
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Previous close13.12
Open13.27
Bid13.00 x 0
Ask13.30 x 0
Day's range13.04 - 13.31
52-week range6.96 - 24.60
Volume192,533
Avg. volume1,111,733
Market cap49M
Beta (3Y monthly)-0.15
PE ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-32.90
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-dividend date2012-01-04
1y target est18.00
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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-British baker Greggs bucks retail gloom with higher profit prediction

    Baker and takeaway food group Greggs raised its profit forecast on Monday, lifting its shares and reinforcing its position as one of Britain's few strongly performing retailers. While Greggs is thriving and expanding, many British retailers are closing stores due to rising costs and the shift to internet sales. This rise has been partly fuelled by the phenomenal success of Greggs' vegan sausage roll.

  • Mothercare kicks off closing down sale
    The Guardian

    Mothercare kicks off closing down sale

    The company said any product warranties or guarantees would remain valid. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/Getty ImagesMothercare is launching a closing down sale with nearly all products “dramatically reduced” as it prepares to close all its 79 stores and its website in the UK.The baby and maternity retailer is to begin clearing stock with the sale on Friday after appointing administrators from the advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers on Tuesday, who are to close down its UK retail arm with the loss of more than 2,800 jobs within the next few months. Jobs at Mothercare’s warehouse and call centres – which are outsourced to other companies – are also at risk.The administration will not include Mothercare’s profitable overseas operations, which have more than 1,000 stores in more than 40 countries, all run via franchise agreements. Only 50 UK head office staff will remain to deal with running the international business.The company said any product warranties or guarantees would remain valid and customers should spend any gift cards as soon as possible in the UK. Gift cards will no longer be available to purchase.Sign up to the daily Business Today email or follow Guardian Business on Twitter at @BusinessDeskA spokesman for Mothercare said: “This is a great opportunity for customers to pick up some amazing deals as everything is reduced. Demand will be high so don’t wait to grab a fantastic deal, especially if you’re Christmas shopping. We’d also like to thank our customers for their historic support of the Mothercare brand.”The company, which opened its first store in 1961 and has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1972, has been under pressure for years as families have been attracted by cheap supermarket alternatives and the rise of online shopping.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-Closing snapshot: Not a bad day

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    LIVE MARKETS-Ray of hope for Europe: $1 trln flow into ESG funds by 2030

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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-UK High Street: available at your local large, mid and small cap index

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    LIVE MARKETS-It's official: banks no longer Europe's worst

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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-Reading through Lagarde's poker-face Berlin speech

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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-FTSE gains for 4th day as investors await trade moves

    London's FTSE 100 edged up on Wednesday, adding to a 2% gain over the past three sessions, as investors waited for news on U.S.-China trade talks before making further bets, while mall operator Intu dropped on signs it may seek to sell more shares. The FTSE 100, which had been holding at a near one-month high this week, rose 0.1%, while the FTSE 250 dipped 0.4% as the pound weakened slightly ahead of a Bank of England's interest rate decision on Thursday.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-UK's Intu Properties considers raising equity to tackle debt in blow to shares

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    LIVE MARKETS-On the radar: UK high street blues, Q3 ups and downs

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  • Sky News

    Mothercare UK stores face 'phased closure' - administrators

    Mothercare UK has been placed in the hands of administrators who have confirmed the "phased closure" of its 79 stores in the country.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 3-Mothercare's UK operations collapse as High Street woes rage on

    Mothercare is set to close all its British stores with the loss of at least 2,500 jobs after its domestic operations buckled under the weight of the pressures plaguing the retail sector. "The UK high street is facing a near existential problem with intensifying and compounding pressures across numerous fronts," Mothercare Chairman Clive Whiley said.

  • Mothercare's UK operations collapse as High Street woes rage on
    Reuters

    Mothercare's UK operations collapse as High Street woes rage on

    "The UK high street is facing a near existential problem with intensifying and compounding pressures across numerous fronts," Mothercare Chairman Clive Whiley said. Mothercare is the latest in a list of brands considered a mainstay of the British shopping scene to go under. House of Fraser and department store chain Debenhams have also been placed in administration.

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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UK consumers keep lid on spending in October - surveys

    British consumers kept a tight rein on their spending ahead of December's election, despite being tempted by retailers offering heavy discounts last month, surveys showed on Tuesday. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said overall retail spending rose 0.6% year-on-year in October, marking the strongest growth since April when spending was boosted by the timing of Easter. "With Brexit still unresolved and a December election creating new uncertainties, retailers will be looking nervously at the months ahead," BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson said.

  • Sky News

    Mothercare UK nears collapse with 2,500 jobs at risk

    Mothercare has confirmed its UK business is on the verge of collapse, placing 2,500 jobs at risk. The company announced on Monday morning, hours after a story by Sky News, that it was filing a notice in court to appoint administrators to Mothercare UK and its support arm Mothercare Business Services (MBS). Its profitable franchising business outside of the UK - which represents the vast majority of Mothercare's interests - is not covered by the process.

  • Mothercare to appoint administrators for UK chain, putting 2,500 jobs at risk
    The Guardian

    Mothercare to appoint administrators for UK chain, putting 2,500 jobs at risk

    Mothercare had already cut its UK store total from 134 after a collapse in sales. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty ImagesMothercare is to appoint administrators to its UK high street chain, putting 2,500 jobs at risk.The baby and maternity retailer said it had become clear its 79-shop UK chain, which lost £36.3m last year, would not return to profitability and that it had failed to find a buyer for the business. The shops will stay open until administrators have been appointed and wound down the business.The move does not include Mothercare’s profitable overseas operations, which have more than 1,000 stores in more than 40 countries. The company said the UK administration filing was a “necessary step in the restructuring and refinancing of the group”.The company had already cut its UK store total from 134 after a collapse in sales and earlier this year sold the Early Learning Centre toy brand in a desperate attempt to keep the UK business afloat.Mothercare’s move is the latest blow to the UK high street. It follows the collapse of a number of well-known names in recent months, including Karen Millen and Bonmarché. Others, including House of Fraser, Debenhams and Arcadia Group, have used an insolvency procedure known as a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) to close shops and cut jobs. Mothercare has struggled in the UK in recent years, hit by competition from the supermarkets and online retailers. A CVA last year failed to prevent its collapse into administration.Richard Lim, chief executive of the Retail Economics consultancy, said: “This is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated collapses on the high street. The retailer was already on life support, having conducted a CVA last year. The cost-cutting operation and disposal of assets have not gone far enough to revive plummeting profits.Sign up to the dailyBusinessToday email or follow GuardianBusinesson Twitter at @BusinessDesk“Years of underinvestment in the online business and its inability to differentiate itself as a specialist for young families and expectant parents has been the root of its seemingly inevitable downfall. As competition has become fiercer they have been beaten on price, convenience and the overall customer experience.”Mothercare was founded by Selim Zilkha and Sir James Goldsmith and opened its first store in 1961 in Surrey. It also launched a mail-order business. The baby and maternity specialist sells everything from pushchairs, nursery furniture and maternity wear to children’s clothes, toys and accessories up to the age of eight.The retailer listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1972. Ten years later it merged with Habitat and then British Home Stores. In 2000 Mothercare became the sole brand when BHS was sold to Sir Philip Green and the Early Learning Centre was acquired in 2007.Mothercare shares were down 30% to 8p on Monday morning.Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, said: “Mothercare disappearing from our high streets would be a huge loss to the new parents who rely on it and the thousands of workers whose jobs are at risk.“The government must urgently meet with unions and the company to safeguard these jobs. Under the Conservatives, our high streets continue to suffer. They are at the heart of our communities and desperately need saving. Labour’s five point plan will rejuvenate Britain’s town centres and protect jobs.”

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-Mothercare's problem UK child on brink of collapse

    Struggling baby products retailer Mothercare is set to appoint administrators to its loss-making British business, putting about 2,500 jobs at risk and dealing yet another blow to the country's beleaguered retail sector. Mothercare's UK sales have been hammered by intense competition from supermarket groups and online retailers as well as by rising costs. The group also has a profitable international business, with over 1,000 stores in over 40 territories.

  • Mothercare UK collapses putting 2,500 jobs at risk
    Yahoo Finance UK

    Mothercare UK collapses putting 2,500 jobs at risk

    Company to shut all its UK stores and appoint administrators as it fails to find a buyer for its loss-making domestic business.

  • Mothercare's problem UK child on brink of collapse
    Reuters

    Mothercare's problem UK child on brink of collapse

    Struggling baby products retailer Mothercare is set to appoint administrators to its loss-making British business, putting about 2,500 jobs at risk and dealing yet another blow to the country's beleaguered retail sector. Mothercare's UK sales have been hammered by intense competition from supermarket groups and online retailers as well as by rising costs. The group also has a profitable international business, with over 1,000 stores in over 40 territories.

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