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Unbound Group

LN: UBG

Market Cap£7m

Last Close 10.75p

Unbound Group is the parent company for a group selling a range of brands focused on the over-55 demographic. It will build on the foundation of its main business, Hotter Shoes, to grow value through a curated multi-brand retail platform with a range of complementary products and services.

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Investment summary

Unbound Group’s June 2022 trading update was encouraging with respect to current trading (since April). Significantly, the launch of the curated multi-brand platform, which seeks to capitalise on the strengths of and customer loyalty to its core footwear offering and expand its addressable market, is confirmed as on time (end July) with an attractive blend of 14 new partners: nine apparel and five footwear. At the end of July management raised equity with the intention of investing in four key areas: growing the partner brand strategy, reactivating dormant retail customers, technology to improve the customer experience, and near-shoring of supply to improve inventory effectiveness. Our forecasts are under review.

Y/E Jan
Revenue (£m)
EBITDA (£m)
PBT (£m)
EPS (fd) (p)
P/E (x)
P/CF (x)
2020A 85.5 10.9 0.5 N/A N/A N/A
2021A 44.5 (6.9) (14.3) N/A N/A N/A
2022E 51.9 5.5 0.3 0.9 11.9 0.8
2023E 59.5 7.5 2.0 3.8 2.8 0.6
Industry outlook

Unbound’s structural growth drivers include: an ageing population; the 55+ demographic is the wealthiest, and has the greatest disposable income; increasing online penetration and digital literacy; increasing focus on health and wellbeing; and the core demographic is materially underserved online and offline.

Last updated on 21/09/2022
Content on Unbound Group
Unbound Group – Platform launch on time
Consumer | research Flash note | 1 July 2022
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Unbound Group – Strong momentum in Q123
Consumer | research Update | 16 May 2022
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Unbound Group – executive interview
Consumer | Edison TV | 24 February 2022
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Balance sheet
Forecast net debt (£m) 7
Forecast gearing ratio (%) 3500
Price performance
%
1m
3m
12m
Actual (25.9) (63.8) (88.8)
Relative* (22.4) (64.0) (88.7)
52-week high/low 118.6p/10.5p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Ian Watson CEO
Daniel Lampard CFO