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HOTC - Hotel Chocolat Share Price

393p 11.0  2.9%

Last Trade - 18/09/20

Consumer Defensives
Mid Cap
Market Cap £479.4m
Enterprise Value £455.1m
Revenue £143.5m
Position in Universe 530th / 1806
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Relative Strength (%)
1m +24.5%
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52w High -27.5%
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Year End 30th Jun 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
75.2 81.1 91.1 105.2 116.3 132.5 135.5 135.8 +12.0%
+211.5 +32.6 +14.4 +6.6 -84.6 -86.1
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the 26 weeks ended 29 December 2019, Hotel Chocolat Group PLC revenues increased 14% to £91.7M. Net income increased 21% to £13.1M. Revenues reflect an increase in demand for the Company's products and services due to favorable market conditions. Net income benefited from Share of joint venture results decrease of 89% to £9K (expense), FV/Uls Adjust on Derivatives for Hedging increase from £5K to £56K (income).
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Profile Summary

Hotel Chocolat Group plc is a chocolate company. The Company is engaged in manufacturing and retailing of chocolate in the United Kingdom and overseas. The Company operates in three areas: the United Kingdom, Europe and Rest of World. The Company offers chocolates under the brand, Hotel Chocolat. The Company sells its chocolate direct to customers though subscription, online and its approximately 83 stores. The Company's product ranges include self purchase, gift and occasion, rare and vintage, and other. Its product types include boxed chocolates, luxury boxed chocolates slabs and batons, enrobed fruit and nuts, chocolate hampers, ribbon bags, wine and spirits, hot chocolate and cocoa cuisine. Its chocolate types include dark, milk, white, bean to bar, boozy, caramel, cocoa gin, coffee, fruity, marzipan, mint, nut, patisserie, praline and truffles. The Company owns a cocoa plantation in Saint Lucia called the Rabot Estate.

Last Annual June 30th, 2019
Last Interim December 29th, 2019
Incorporated July 16, 2013
Public Since May 10, 2016
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 1,254
Sector Consumer Defensives
Industry Food & Tobacco
Index FTSE Aim All Share , FTSE Aim 100 ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (AIM)
Shares in Issue 125,500,611
Free Float (0.0%)
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Frequently Asked Questions for Hotel Chocolat
What is the Hotel Chocolat share price?

As of 18/09/20, shares in Hotel Chocolat are trading at 393p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £479.4m. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Hotel Chocolat share price performed this year?

Shares in Hotel Chocolat are currently trading at 393p and the price has moved by 3.24% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Hotel Chocolat price has moved by 23.01% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Hotel Chocolat?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Hotel Chocolat, there are there are currently 2 "buy" , 0 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Hotel Chocolat is Strong Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Hotel Chocolat next release its financial results?

Hotel Chocolat is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2020-12-29
What is the Hotel Chocolat dividend yield?

The Hotel Chocolat dividend yield is 0.31% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Hotel Chocolat pay a dividend?

Last year, Hotel Chocolat paid a total dividend of 0.01, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 0.31%. Looking ahead, Hotel Chocolat has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Hotel Chocolat next pay dividends?

Hotel Chocolat has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Hotel Chocolat shares is currently 0.31%.

How do I buy Hotel Chocolat shares?

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What is the market cap of Hotel Chocolat?

Shares in Hotel Chocolat are currently trading at 393p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £479.4m.

Where are Hotel Chocolat shares listed? Where are Hotel Chocolat shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Hotel Chocolat:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: HOTC
What kind of share is Hotel Chocolat?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Hotel Chocolat is currently classified as a High Flyer. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Hotel Chocolat share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Hotel Chocolat are currently priced at 393p. At that level they are trading at 8.38% premium to the analyst consensus target price of 362.61.

Analysts covering Hotel Chocolat currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.0147 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Hotel Chocolat share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Hotel Chocolat. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 25.28%. At the current price of 393p, shares in Hotel Chocolat are trading at 8.46% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Hotel Chocolat PE Ratio?

The Hotel Chocolat PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 33.75. The shares are currently trading at 393p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Hotel Chocolat?

Hotel Chocolat's management team is headed by:

Andrew Gerrie - NEC
Angus Thirlwell - CEO
Peter Harris - CFD
Matthew Pritchard - CFO
Matthew Margereson - COO
Sophie Alice Tomkins - NID
Greg Hodder - NID
Who are the major shareholders of Hotel Chocolat?

Here are the top five shareholders of Hotel Chocolat based on the size of their shareholding:

Thirlwell (Angus) Individual Investor
Percentage owned: 29.69% (37.3m shares)
Harris (Peter Mark) Individual Investor
Percentage owned: 29.69% (37.3m shares)
Capital Research Global Investors Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.96% (7.49m shares)
American Funds SMALLCAP World Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 5.96% (7.49m shares)
Aberdeen Standard Investments (Edinburgh) Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.93% (7.45m shares)
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