Ascential PLC Fundamentals Datasheet and Stock Analysis

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Ascential plc is an international business-to-business media company. The Company is focused on essential products that connect and inform business professionals. It operates through two segments: Exhibitions & Festivals, and Information Services. The Exhibitions & Festivals segment organizes large-scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals, where customers come together to form business relationships and transact. Its brands include Cannes Lions, Spring/Autumn Fair and Money20/20. The Information Services segment provides industry-specific business intelligence and forecasting through digital subscription products. Its brands include WGSN and Groundsure. The Company operates a focused portfolio of approximately 20 product lines. The Company serves customers in over 150 countries through exhibitions, festivals and information services.

  • Current Price:
     286.20p
  • Industry:
     Consumer Services
  • Sector:
     Media
  • ISIN:
     GB00BYM8GJ06
  • Market Sector:
     MAIN
  • Main Indices:
     FTSE 250, FTSE-350, FTSE All-Share, FTSE All-Share
  • Country of register:
     Great Britain
  • Currency:
     N/A
  • Shares in Issue:
     403m
  • Market Cap:
     £1,137m
  • Date Listed:
     09/02/2016
Operation Breakdown
Geographical - by origin (turnover)
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Company Information

CEO: Duncan Painter  CFO: Mandy Gradden  Chairman: Scott Forbes  Senior Independent Director: Rita Clifton CBE  Independent Non-Executive Director: Paul Harrison, Judy Vezmar Gillian Kent  

  • Registrars:
     
  • Address:
     The Prow, 1 Wilder Walk, London, United Kingdom
  • Phone:
     +44 (0)207 516 5000
  • Website:
     http://www.ascential.com/
Analysis
Composite Ranking: 81
Historic EPS Ranking: 60
Forecast EPS Ranking: 87
Price Relative Strength: 
Industry Strength: D
SMR Ranking: D
ROCE Ranking: D
Accumulation/Dist: B
Mkt Accumulation/Dist: C
Unbroken Annual EPS: D
Unbroken Interim EPS: C
PEG Current Ranking: H
PEG Forecast Ranking: G
PE Current Ranking: F
PE Forecast Ranking: E
Margin Current Ranking: C
Margin Forecast Ranking: B
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Fundamentals
20142015201620172018E2019E2020E
Day/Month31/1231/1231/1231/1231/1231/1231/12
Revenue£m312.70319.10299.60375.80£m346.74411.42324.70
Operating Profit/(loss)£m22.6032.4032.1044.50£m0.000.000.00
Profit Before Tax£m(5.40)8.40(1.80)33.10£m78.1893.9113.97
Profit After Tax£m19.8016.1011.6022.10£m0.000.000.00
Profit After Tax (from discontinued operations)£m0.000.004.00(4.10)£m0.000.000.00
Overall Profit for the Period£m19.8016.1015.6018.00£m0.000.000.00
EPS Growth%0.00(18.59)(20.60)68.75%(16.00)13.00(79.00)
Earnings Per Sharep4.954.033.205.40p15.3717.584.04
Op. Cash Flow P/Sp16.2019.6825.4224.63£0.000.000.00
Cash Flow P/S Grth%0.0021.4829.17(3.11)%0.000.000.00
Net Cash Flow P/Sp0.0054.9917.060.00£0.000.000.00
Capital Exp P/S£0.000.000.000.00£0.000.000.00
Tax Rate%0.00(134.52)788.240.00%0.000.000.00
P/E Ratiox0.000.0062.8085.60x25.3021.0060.40
P/E Growth£0.000.000.100.90£(1.50)1.60(0.80)
Turnover Per Share£0.00408.0682.560.00£0.000.000.00
Pre-Tax Profit / Share£0.0010.74(0.50)0.00£0.000.000.00
Operating Margin%7.2310.1510.7111.84%0.000.000.00
ROCE%4.48(2.34)1.143.43%0.000.000.00
ROE%15.900.0033.845.11%0.000.000.00
Mkt Cap£m0.000.001,081.061,544.00£m0.000.000.00
Dividend Per Sharep0.000.004.705.60p5.946.221.15
DPS Growth%0.000.000.0019.15%0.000.000.00
Dividend Yield%0.000.001.701.50%1.501.700.40
Dividend Coverx0.000.003.173.29x0.000.000.00
Shareholder Funds£m136.50149.90361.40343.00£m0.000.000.00
Net Borrowings£m(19.80)382.60224.10(45.80)£m0.000.000.00
Net Assets£m136.50149.90361.40343.00£m0.000.000.00
Net Assets P/S£0.00(650.64)(79.97)0.00£0.000.000.00
Financials
Latest Forecast
Div Yield0.6%0.5%
Div Cover10.4%3.5%
Op Margin4.8%4.3%
ROCE19.3%
Director Deals
Traded Action Notifier Price Amount Value
15-May-20BuyDuncan Painter230.51p42,951,399,006.35
30-Apr-20BuyMandy Gradden204.00p8,823,317,998.92
26-Feb-20BuyDuncan Painter204.00p8,823,317,998.92
29-Mar-19BuyDuncan Painter348.20p43,000£,149,726
28-Sep-18Buy DividendsMandy Gradden421.00p3,312.63
28-Sep-18Buy DividendsDuncan Painter421.00p3,312.63
25-Jul-18BuyDuncan Painter428.26p41,538£,177,890.71
15-Jun-18BuyMandy Gradden437.80p4,317.51
15-Jun-18BuyDuncan Painter437.80p4,317.51
29-Sep-17BuyDuncan Painter347.70p2,636.95
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Shareholders
403m    Major: 67%    Director: 1%
Notifier Holding Value
Duncan Painter3,687,855 ,554,641.46
Mandy Gradden781,117,235,556.95
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Gearing & Cover
News
News Title Date Time Source
Director/PDMR Shareholding18-May-2010:06RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding07-May-2014:44RNS
Result of AGM06-May-2013:35RNS
Total Voting Rights01-May-2011:33RNS
Covenant amendments and Q1 trading update29-Apr-2007:00RNS
Holding(s) in Company21-Apr-2017:02RNS
Update on 2020 AGM20-Apr-2016:38RNS
Holding(s) in Company16-Apr-2017:02RNS
Holding(s) in Company03-Apr-2014:30RNS
Cannes Lions Cancellation & Other Actions03-Apr-2007:00RNS
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Broker Opinion
Date Broker Name Rec Price Old Price Target New Price Target Broker Change
03-Jun-20BarclaysEqual-weight297.00p213.00p265.00pReiteration
02-Jun-20Peel Hunt LimitedBuy275.00p350.00p350.00pReiteration
06-Mar-20CitigroupNeutral275.00p0.00p0.00pReiteration
13-Jan-20HSBCBuy409.80p0.00p460.00pReiteration
02-Dec-19Shore CapitalBuy328.40p0.00p0.00pReiteration
12-Sep-19Berenberg BankBuy377.60p0.00p470.00pReiteration
12-Jul-19Morgan StanleyOverweight378.80p0.00p400.00pUpgrade
25-Feb-19NumisBuy362.00p570.00p570.00pReiteration
21-Jan-19DeutscheBuy382.20p460.00p430.00pReiteration
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