Sports Direct International

Sports Direct International is a sporting goods retailer operating in the U.K., Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Co. operates in four segments: U.K. Sports Retail, which includes the U.K. retail network of sports stores along with related websites; International Sports Retail, which includes the international retail network of sports stores; Brands, which includes Co.'s portfolio of brands such as Everlast, Lonsdale and Slazenger; and Premium Lifestyle, which includes the premium and lifestyle retail businesses such as USC, Cruise and Flannels. As of Apr 30 2017, Co.'s U.K. sports store portfolio had a total of 468 stores and its international sports store portfolio had a total of 289 stores.
  • TickerSPD
  • ISINGB00B1QH8P22
  • ExchangeLondon Stock Exchange
  • SectorGeneral Retailers
  • CountryUnited Kingdom

Analysts

SPORTS DIRECT INTL.PLC. sees a downgrade to Slightly Negative on account of less fundamental stars

The independent financial analyst theScreener just lowered the general evaluation of SPORTS DIRECT INTL.PLC. (GB), active in the Apparel Retailers industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title now shows 1 out of 4 stars while market behaviour can be considered moderately risky. theScreener believes that the title remains under pressure due to the loss of a star(s) and downgrades its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date June 18, 2019, the closing price was GBp 285.80 and its target price was estimated at GBp 246.78.

MarketLine Department

JD Sports Fashion Plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments

Summary Marketline's JD Sports Fashion Plc Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestments, capital raisings, venture capital investments, ownership and partnership transactions undertaken by JD Sports Fashion Plc since January2007. Marketline's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organization to sustain its competitive advanta...

Tony Shiret

Sports Direct (SPD LN, HOLD, 370p) - Intra Day Thoughts

The new Nike link up takes SPD into new territory in our view and supports international scalablity theories. We are not sure how significant it will be in forecasting yet as it is based around the space elevation programme which still appear small in the overall context. We also need to see the company show signs of Walking the Walk after previous strategic false-starts.

Tony Shiret

Sports Direct (SPD LN, HOLD, T/P 370p) - Half Year Results | In-line at EBITDA level but highlight low transparency

Underlying EBITDA slightly weaker than expected at +7% yoy but FY guidance range re-iterated at +5-15%. Debt increasing £472m v £182m FY 17. Some relatively large swings in composition – International better than expected, US sizeable EBITDA impact – highlight low transparency.

Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS)

Etude de l'AG du 13/12/2017

1. To approve guaranteed payouts to Karen Byers and Sean Nevitt under the Executive Bonus Share SchemeShareholders are asked to approve the extension of the guaranteed minimum value for employees participating in the Company’s bonus share scheme to executive participants.  The only executive participants currently employed by the Company are Karen Byers and Sean Nevitt.  The Company has not presented any justification for the inclusion of these executives in the guaranteed payouts nor for the guaranteed payouts.  Well-designed incentive pay should serve to align executives’ interests with shar...

Tony Shiret

Sports Direct (SPD LN, HOLD, 370p) - Intra Day Thoughts

The new Nike link up takes SPD into new territory in our view and supports international scalablity theories. We are not sure how significant it will be in forecasting yet as it is based around the space elevation programme which still appear small in the overall context. We also need to see the company show signs of Walking the Walk after previous strategic false-starts.

Tony Shiret

Sports Direct (SPD LN, HOLD, T/P 370p) - Half Year Results | In-line at EBITDA level but highlight low transparency

Underlying EBITDA slightly weaker than expected at +7% yoy but FY guidance range re-iterated at +5-15%. Debt increasing £472m v £182m FY 17. Some relatively large swings in composition – International better than expected, US sizeable EBITDA impact – highlight low transparency.

Company Snapshot - Sports Direct International

A director at Sports Direct International sold 16,971 shares at 255p and the significance rating of the trade was 62/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The ...

SPORTS DIRECT INTL.PLC. sees a downgrade to Slightly Negative on account of less fundamental stars

The independent financial analyst theScreener just lowered the general evaluation of SPORTS DIRECT INTL.PLC. (GB), active in the Apparel Retailers industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title now shows 1 out of 4 stars while market behaviour can be considered moderately risky. theScreener believes that the title remains under pressure due to the loss of a star(s) and downgrades its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date June 18, 2019, the closing price was GBp 285.80 and its target price was estimated at GBp 246.78.

Ford Equity International Rating and Forecast Report

Ford Equity International Research Reports cover 60 countries with over 30,000 stocks traded on international exchanges. A proprietary quantitative system compares each company to its peers on proven measures of business value, growth characteristics, and investor behavior. Ford's three recommendation ratings buy, hold and sell, represent each stock’s return potential relative to its own country market.. The rating reports which are generated each week, include the fundamental details behind each recommendation and reflect the fundamental and price data as of the last trading day of the week...

MarketLine Department

JD Sports Fashion Plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments

Summary Marketline's JD Sports Fashion Plc Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestments, capital raisings, venture capital investments, ownership and partnership transactions undertaken by JD Sports Fashion Plc since January2007. Marketline's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organization to sustain its competitive advanta...

Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS)

Etude de l'AG du 13/12/2017

1. To approve guaranteed payouts to Karen Byers and Sean Nevitt under the Executive Bonus Share SchemeShareholders are asked to approve the extension of the guaranteed minimum value for employees participating in the Company’s bonus share scheme to executive participants.  The only executive participants currently employed by the Company are Karen Byers and Sean Nevitt.  The Company has not presented any justification for the inclusion of these executives in the guaranteed payouts nor for the guaranteed payouts.  Well-designed incentive pay should serve to align executives’ interests with shar...

Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS)

Etude l' AG du 06/09/2017

The only female member of the Board, Claire Jenkins, resigned on 4 May 2017. The Company states: "With the aim of restoring a balance of female representation on our Board, we are actively seeking applications from potential female Non-Executive Directors."FRC Investigation: 28 November 2016, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has commenced an investigation into retailer Sports Direct’s accounts following reports earlier this year that there was an arrangement between Sports Direct and Barlin Delivery which was not disclosed as a related party in the company’s 2016 financial statements. Bar...

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