4imprint Group (LSE: FOUR)

Last close As at 22/06/2024

GBP61.00

170.00 (2.87%)

Market capitalisation

GBP1,719m

4imprint is the leading direct marketer of promotional products in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland. In FY23, 98% of revenues were generated in the United States and Canada.

The US promotional products distribution market is highly fragmented and PPAI estimated its 2023 value at US$26.1bn, up 2.2% on the year, after a disappointing Q4. For Q124, the PPAI are indicating sales up 1.5%, but the other industry body, ASI, indicating a dip of 0.9%. Given US inflation for Q124 of 3.5%, this implies a further dip in volumes. Some questions remain about confidence in the US corporate sector but the utility of promotional products is high and sector prospects remain positive.

Latest Insights

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4imprint Group — Solid start to the year

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4imprint Group — Continued market share gains

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4imprint Group — FY23 finishes strongly

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4imprint Group — Further progress in Q323

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Sector

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Equity Analyst

Fiona Orford-Williams

Fiona Orford-Williams

Director, TMT

Milo Bussell

Analyst, Consumer and TMT

Key Management

  • David Seekings

    FD

  • Kevin Lyons-Tarr

    CEO

Balance Sheet

Forecast net cash (US$m)

125

Forecast gearing ratio (%)

N/A

Share Price Performance

Price Performance
% 1M 3M 12M
Actual (3.0) 0.0 19.4
Relative (1.3) (6.3) 9.2
52 week high/low 6540.0p/4255.0p

Financials

4imprint’s AGM trading update indicates a solid start to the year against a challenging market backdrop, with FY24 expectations (and therefore our forecasts) unchanged. Group revenue growth of 6% over the prior year for the four months to end April is clearly ahead of the North American market, where Q124 industry revenue indications range from broadly flat to a small decline, indicating that the group is continuing to build market share. 4imprint is the largest distributor in North America, yet still only has a market share of around 5%, giving it plenty of runway for growth. CFO David Seekings has announced his intention to retire before the end of 2025, giving ample time for a suitable succession to be arranged.

Y/E Dec Revenue (US$m) EBITDA (US$m) PBT (US$m) EPS (fd) (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2022A 1140.3 108.4 103.7 285.6 27.3 21.6
2023A 1326.5 142.6 140.7 377.9 20.6 13.1
2024E 1430.0 149.9 146.5 395.2 19.7 16.2
2025E 1500.0 157.0 153.8 408.7 19.1 13.5

Research

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4imprint Group — Strong trading recovery

Outlook

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4imprint Group — Moving on up

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4imprint Group — Robust demand recovery

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4imprint Group — Better Q4 order intake

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4imprint Group — Thaw in progress

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4imprint Group — COVID-19 update

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4imprint Group — Self-promotion pays

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4imprint Group — Demand remains robust

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4imprint Group — US growth promoters

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Bitesize briefing - 4imprint

Outlook

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4imprint Group — Boxing clever

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4imprint Group — Branding awareness

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4imprint Group — Market leader

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4imprint Group — Branding evolution

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4imprint Group — Update 19 January 2017

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4imprint Group — Update 2 August 2016

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4imprint Group — Update 12 May 2016

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