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Games Workshop group plc (GAW)     

dreamcatcher - 18 Oct 2012 21:41

Games Workshop is the largest and the most successful tabletop fantasy and futuristic battle-games company in the world. Our major brands are Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000. In addition, we hold a global licence from New Line Cinema for a tabletop battle-game based on director Peter Jackson's BAFTA and Academy award winning film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.

Our business is about helping mighty armies to meet headlong on the field of battle. At our HQ in Nottingham, in the UK, we design, manufacture and retail the vast range of Citadel Miniatures plastic and metal soldiers and rulebooks, which are the foundation of an almost infinite hobby. The UK manufacturing operation in Nottingham is complemented by a production facility at our despatch warehouse in Memphis, TN, USA.

At the heart of the Hobby are the millions of gamers aged 12 upwards, who spend many of their waking hours collecting, creating, painting and building up the armies which they will go on to command on a carefully prepared table top battlefield.
Tabletop wargaming

It's all about two people facing each other across a battlefield, each attempting to move their models into position to fire upon their opponent's force or attack them in hand-to-hand combat. The victor is decided by a combination of skill and luck with the players rolling dice to determine whether an arrow hits or a foe is struck down.

The Company

Games Workshop is a publicly quoted company with direct sales operations in the UK, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Australia. With over 70% of sales coming from outside of the UK the Group is now truly international. GW remains a vertically integrated company, retaining control over every aspect of design, manufacture, distribution and retail of our models and rulebooks. Products are sold through our own chain of 340+ Hobby centres and by more than 3,700 independent toy and hobby shops around the world. These outlets are complemented by our growing mail order and online sales businesses.


dreamcatcher - 18 Oct 2012 22:07 - 2 of 103

Games Workshop spiked up to a new high of 715p yesterday, before falling back to 672p today. The shares are now up around 60% on a year ago, marking great progress in a recovery that started back in mid-2008 -- the current price is more than five-and-a-half times the low point of that year.

And there could be more to come, as current analyst forecasts suggest a dividend yield of more than 6.5% for the year to May 2013, though that would be barely covered by forecast earnings.

dreamcatcher - 19 Oct 2012 16:41 - 3 of 103

up 7%

dreamcatcher - 20 Oct 2012 12:38 - 4 of 103

Article in this weeks share magazine - Peel Hunts Charles Hall has comnservatively pencilled in an 8% taxable profits advance to £21 million and a 2% earnings per share increase to 47.6p, ahead of £ 22.5 million and 50p respectively by end-May 2014. His 750p price target implies 11.5% near-term upside, although upgrades to this and next years numbers could nudge the shares even higher. Based on a dividend estimate of 45p, a 6.7% yield only adds to the stocks attraction.

dreamcatcher - 28 Oct 2012 16:27 - 5 of 103

GAW share tip in shares publication this week. The fantasy toy maker has a strong physical presence and is now growing its internet business, which still only accounts for 10% of sales. The 6.7% yield is also attractive.

dreamcatcher - 22 Nov 2012 07:07 - 6 of 103

RNS Number : 7359R
Games Workshop Group PLC
22 November 2012

Games Workshop Group PLC


Games Workshop Group PLC announces that the Board yesterday declared a dividend of 18 pence per share. This will be paid on 9 January 2013 for shareholders on the register at 30 November 2012.

dreamcatcher - 18 Jan 2013 07:04 - 7 of 103

Half Yearly Report

scimitar - 22 Jan 2013 16:15 - 8 of 103

Thanks dreamcather and, just so you that know other people read this one, I have been into GAW for some time. Great cash generator and a company that appears to run itself well and to have the interests of shareholders firmly in focus.

dreamcatcher - 22 Jan 2013 16:18 - 9 of 103

Thanks for your thoughts scimitar.

dreamcatcher - 26 Jan 2013 16:06 - 10 of 103

A tip in IC, 10.4% revenue hike helped support the company's hefty half-year profit rise. That was despite an 85% slide in royalty income, while strong cash generation gave a healthy dividend payment.The North American operation performed best- constant currency sales there jumped 16.2% to £17.9m. The UK unit also performed well, with constant currency sales rising 6.8% to£15.8m. Struggling continental Europe sales rose 3.9% to £21.3m. Under performing hobby centres have been closed and relocations to cheaper one-man sites. Chief executive Mark Wells is stepping down, chairman Tom Kirby will take on both roles until a new chief exec is found. Mr wells is credited for improving the groups operating performance. GW now needs a person to take the business forwards. The broker (Peel Hunt) expects full-year adjusted pre-tax profit of £21m, giving EPS of 47.6p (from £19.5m and 46.6p in 2012)

dreamcatcher - 25 Feb 2013 17:03 - 11 of 103

Games Workshop declares dividend
Games Workshop's board has declared a dividend of 24p per share. This will be paid on 16 April for shareholders on the register at 8 March.

At 9:56am: (LON:GAW) Games Workshop Group share price was 0p at 652.5p

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dreamcatcher - 19 Apr 2013 07:07 - 12 of 103

Interim Management Statement


RNS Number : 7362C

Games Workshop Group PLC

19 April 2013

Games Workshop Group PLC


For the period 3 December 2012 to 7 April 2013

For immediate release 19 April 2013

Games Workshop Group PLC today issues the following interim management statement for the period 3 December 2012 to 7 April 2013.

In the four months to 7 April 2013 trading has been broadly in line with the board's expectations

dreamcatcher - 30 Apr 2013 21:17 - 13 of 103

Recovered well, just in profit.

dreamcatcher - 02 May 2013 20:15 - 14 of 103

Games Workshop Group PLC (GAW:LSE) set a new 52-week high during today's trading session when it reached 722.00. Over this period, the share price is up 26.67%

dreamcatcher - 06 May 2013 21:27 - 15 of 103

Share price forecast

The one analyst offering a 12 month price target expects the share price price of Games Workshop Group PLC to remain relatively unchanged over the next year.

dreamcatcher - 07 May 2013 16:11 - 16 of 103


dreamcatcher - 29 May 2013 17:10 - 17 of 103

Ex dividend 29 May 2013 Games Workshop Group PLC (16 P)

dreamcatcher - 01 Jul 2013 20:14 - 18 of 103

Games Workshop Group PLC (GAW:LSE) set a new 52-week high during today's trading session when it reached 765.00. Over this period, the share price is up 34.68%.

dreamcatcher - 05 Jul 2013 21:32 - 19 of 103

Games Workshop Group PLC (GAW:LSE) set a new 52-week high during today's trading session when it reached 775.00. Over this period, the share price is up 34.50%.

dreamcatcher - 18 Jul 2013 22:09 - 20 of 103

Games Workshop Group PLC (GAW:LSE) set a new 52-week high during today's trading session when it reached 791.50. Over this period, the share price is up 38.25%.

dreamcatcher - 25 Jul 2013 18:55 - 21 of 103

Finals Tues 30 July.
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