Bloomsbury: are wizard returns on offer for investors? (Updated)
The release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in June 1997 did wonders for its publisher Bloomsbury Publishing, whose shares soared in the years that followed. Unfortunately, they have struggled to make any progress since, despite a growing portfolio of titles. Following falls in the wake of the pandemic the shares looked interesting value and the latest interim results were highly encouraging.
Bloomsbury Publishing (LON:BMY) is a global publishing house of fiction and non-fiction. The Group was founded in 1986 by current Chief Executive Nigel Newton and floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1994. It currently publishes 2500 books a year from its offices in the UK, US, India and Australia with 750 staff.
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