Published on: January 19, 2023
Steady progress over peak trading period
G4M delivered a solid performance over its peak Q3 trading period, with financial performance in line with Board expectations. Group sales rose 5% over last year, with Europe performing particularly strongly (+11%). In the UK, sales were flat, with Royal Mail strikes and their knock-on impacts compounding the effects of weaker consumer sentiment. Lower marketing spend and labour efficiencies offset a temporarily softer gross margin, with G4M reiterating that FY23E EBITDA and net debt reduction are in line with consensus market expectations. Our forecasts therefore remain unchanged.