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Chargeurs

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From an industrialist to a luxury player
Target
Upside 7.87%
Price (€) 13.12
Market Cap (€M) 326
Perf. 1W: -0.76%
Perf. 1M: 15.9%
Perf. 3M: 10.1%
Perf Ytd: 12.3%
10 day relative perf. to stoxx600: 0.94%
20 day relative perf. to stoxx600: 14.4%
Earnings/sales releases12/05/2014

Fact

Chargeurs has released Q1 sales up 1.9% pro-forma although down 1.8% after allowing for forex and price negatives


Analysis

The Protective Film division is on a fast track with sales up 6.5% at €50m. The business is clearly supported by volume demand.
The news could have been better at the Interlining division down 4% to €40.9m on forex weakness in Argentina mostly.
Last, the now less important Wool business has been suffering from price and volume contraction, thereby shaving about 12% from last year’s figure.


Impact

We have slightly lowered our revenue expectation for Wool to allow for the poor start. This has no significant impact on the group’s expected earnings.
Management confirmed its aim to reach €20m at the EBIT level by 2015. We are more optimistic and see this sort of earnings as soon as 2014.
Separately, the group confirms that it has recovered not only its financial strength but also its financial freedom as the last commitments to banks have been unravelled over Q1. Job done.


Updates

15 May 15 Target Change
Chargeurs Redux

23 Mar 15 Earnings/sales releases
Faster forward

10 Feb 15 Earnings/sales releases
2014 sales above expectations

18 Nov 14 Earnings/sales releases
Volume growth confirmed

03 Sep 14 Earnings/sales releases
Sparkling H1 results from Protective Film busin...

12 May 14 Earnings/sales releases
Chargeurs has released Q1 sales up 1.9% pro-f...

09 May 14 EPS change
Solid operations and zero debt

11 Mar 14 Earnings/sales releases
Solid operations combine with zero debt

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