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13:58, 10th November 2023
Justin Waite
Taking Stock

Taking Stock Friday 10th October 2023

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This company is outstanding, can you name another?

Warpaint London Follow | W7L - Trading Update

Strong trading performance continues and results for the year ending 31 December 2023 now expected to be ahead of market expectations

The Company announced on 20 September 2023, with its results for the six months ended 30 June 2023, that the Group had traded strongly post period end.

The Company is pleased to report that the strong trading has continued, with significant growth in all geographic areas, and consequently the results for the year ending 31 December 2023 are now expected to be ahead of market expectations.

Group sales for the year ending 31 December 2023 are now expected to be at least £85 million (2022: £64.1 million), with the key pre-Christmas sales period for the Group still ongoing.

The Group's gross product margin remains robust and continues to be at a level in excess of that achieved in 2022. Profit before tax for the year ending 31 December 2023 is now expected to be in excess of £16 million (2022: £7.7 million).

The Group's expansion strategy continues, with further scheduled launches in 2023 and 2024 with new major retailers and the expansion of the range of products stocked with certain existing customers.

Launches in November 2023 include a range of W7 products in 400 Etos stores in the Netherlands and 100 Watsons stores in the Philippines, together with a range of Technic products being launched in over 200 Wibra stores in the Netherlands.

Further expansion is also scheduled with existing retailers, including W7 being stocked in an additional 372 CVS stores in the US and 102 Boots stores in the UK during Q1 2024.

Companies discussed on “Taking Stock” today:

01:20 & 06:06 13:45 38:10 Diageo #DGE
04:24 Ocado #OCDO 
05:20 Warpaint London #W7L
20:40 Neo Energy Metals #NEO 
22:27 Helium One #HE1
24:05 Argentex #AGFX 
27:49 Ethernity #ENET
27:51 Bowleven #BLVN 
31:20 Poolbeg #POLB 
31:45 Strategic Minerals #SML 
33:24 Yu Group #YU. 
40:25 Revolution Beauty #REVB 


UK economy flatlines as higher interest rates bite

The UK economy failed to grow between July and September, figures show, after a succession of interest rate rises.

The performance was slightly better than expected, as many analysts had expected it to shrink.

But forecasters suggest that the economy is set to be stagnant for several months yet.

UK GDP Year on Year (Sep)

Actual: 1.3%

Forecast: 1%

Previous: 0.5%

Quarter on Quarter (Q3)

Actual: 0

Forecast: -0.1%

Previous: 0.2%

Month on Month (Sep)

Actual: 0.2%

Forecast: 0.0%

Previous: 0.1%

Manufacturing Production (YoY) (Sep)

Actual: 0.0%

Forecast: 3.1%

Previous: 3.0%

These figures, are not going to get better, in the new year, are they?

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