Game Digital


Market Cap£52.6m

Last Close 29.75p

Game Digital is the leading multichannel specialist retailer of video games in the UK and Spain, with 274 stores in the UK, 265 stores in Spain and over 30% market share.

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Investment summary

On 5 June 2019, Sports Direct International (SPD) announced a final mandatory cash offer of 30.0p per share for Game Digital (a 27% premium to the closing share price on the previous day), which the board of GMD recommended that shareholders accept. On 12 July SPD had received valid acceptances representing c 84% of GMD’s share capital and an application has been made to the UK Listing Authority to cancel GMD’s LSE listing.

Y/E Jul
Revenue (£m)
PBT (£m)
EPS (fd) (p)
P/E (x)
P/CF (x)
2017A 782.9 8.0 (4.3) (3.7) N/A 1.1
2018A 782.3 10.1 (3.5) (3.7) N/A 16.9
2019E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2020E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Industry outlook

For the purposes of the Takeover Code, Edison Investment Research is deemed to be connected with Game Digital. Under Rule 20.1 Edison must not include any profit forecast, quantified financial benefits statement, asset valuation or estimate of other figures key to the offer, except to the extent that such forecasts, statements, valuations or estimates have been published prior to the offer period (as defined in the Takeover Code) by an offeror or the offeree company (as appropriate) in accordance with the requirements of the Code. Consequently, we have removed our estimates until the offer period ends.

Last updated on 08/08/2019
Content on Game Digital
European video games
Consumer | Edison Explains | 12 September 2019
Game Digital – Suspension of estimates
Consumer | Update | 6 June 2019
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Balance sheet
Forecast net debt (£m) N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%) N/A
Price performance
Actual (0.5) 5.5 10.6
Relative* 4.2 6.8 19.0
52-week high/low 36.2p/21.9p
*% relative to local index
Key management
John E. Jackson Chairman
Martyn Gibbs CEO