How to buy Card Factory (CARD) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Card Factory shares.

Card Factory plc (CARD) is a leading specialty retail business based in the UK. On 13 January Card Factory shares plunged 15.75% to a closing position of 53.5p. However, over the last 12 months, Card Factory's share price has risen by an impressive 62.38% from 37.75p. Card Factory is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 8,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Card Factory

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CARD in this case.
  5. Research Card Factory shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Card Factory shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Card Factory's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Card Factory's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 59.3p, which is 31.76% down on its pre-crash value of 86.9p and 169.55% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 22p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Card Factory shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £356.69 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £672.34.

Card Factory share price (LSE:CARD)

Use our graph to track the performance of CARD stocks over time.

Card Factory shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close60.6p
Change %1.1551%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range30.5p - 97.83p
50-day moving average55.361p
200-day moving average61.8868p
Wall St. target price99.6p
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-0.3p
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Fees for buying 200x Card Factory shares with popular platforms

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£132.10 total
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Is it a good time to buy Card Factory stock?

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Is Card Factory under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.


Card Factory's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £1.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Card Factory's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.


Revenue TTM £301.5 million
Operating margin TTM 4.61%
Gross profit TTM £80.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.55%
Return on equity TTM -0.54%
Profit margin -0.37%
Book value 0.593p
Market capitalisation £188 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Card Factory share dividends


Forward annual dividend yield: 30% of stock value

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 November 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Card Factory's shares have ranged in value from as little as 30.5p up to 97.83p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CARD.LSE volatility(beta: 2.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Card Factory's is 2.0817. This would suggest that Card Factory's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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