Dunelm (#DNLM) – H1 EPS -17%, DPS +8%, “consumer outlook remains unpredictable”
- 2023-02-15 07:40:16
Plenty has happened in markets and the broader business economy over the five months since I last wrote about Dunelm (DNLM), “the UK’s #1 homewares retailer, with a growing presence in the furniture market” HERE. Maybe I have better things to do, but I still have failed to visit one of its 175 “mainly out of town, with many offerings made-to-measure blind, curtain, shutter and accessories fitting service, and cafes” stores across the land. I guess that was wise as the shares are now down c.45% year-to-date (albeit still remaining a few percent above the early April 2020 COVID-19 low). How has trading been recently?
It is about eight hundred days since I last wrote about Dunelm Group (DNLM), “the UK's leading homewares retailer”. Back in mid-February 2020 I observed that “I am still not shopping there let alone buying the shares (1000p round number new support level?)”, which is kind of fascinating as the share price today is close to being at the aforementioned 1000p share price level. So what is going on?