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.

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     Consumer Services
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     FTSE 250, FTSE-350, FTSE All-Share, FTSE All-Share
  • Country of register:
     Great Britain
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Operation Breakdown
Geographical - by origin (turnover)
Product (turnover)


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Company Information

CEO: Duncan Painter  CFO: Mandy Gradden  Chairman: Scott Forbes  Chief Marketing Officer: Stephen Martincic  Independent Non-Executive Director: Paul Harrison, Judy Vezmar, Rita Clifton CBE Gillian Kent  Company Secretary: Louise Meads  

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  • Address:
     The Prow, 1 Wilder Walk, London, United Kingdom
  • Phone:
     +44 (0)207 516 5000
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Composite Ranking: 54
Historic EPS Ranking: 60
Forecast EPS Ranking: 88
Price Relative Strength: 
Industry Strength: I
SMR Ranking: D
ROCE Ranking: D
Accumulation/Dist: C
Mkt Accumulation/Dist: D
Unbroken Annual EPS: D
Unbroken Interim EPS: C
PEG Current Ranking: H
PEG Forecast Ranking: E
PE Current Ranking: E
PE Forecast Ranking: D
Margin Current Ranking: C
Margin Forecast Ranking: B
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Operating Profit/(loss)£m22.6032.4032.1044.50£m0.000.000.00
Profit Before Tax£m(5.40)8.40(1.80)33.10£m78.1895.67104.86
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)17.0012.00
Earnings Per Sharep4.954.033.205.40p15.3718.1420.32
Op. Cash Flow P/Sp16.2019.6825.4224.63£
Cash Flow P/S Grth%0.0021.4829.17(3.11)%
Net Cash Flow P/Sp0.0054.9917.060.00£
Capital Exp P/S££
Tax Rate%0.00(134.52)788.240.00%
P/E Ratiox0.000.0062.8085.60x25.3019.5017.80
P/E Growth££(1.50)1.101.50
Turnover Per Share£0.00408.0682.560.00£
Pre-Tax Profit / Share£0.0010.74(0.50)0.00£
Operating Margin%7.2310.1510.7111.84%
Mkt Cap£m0.000.001,081.061,544.00£m0.000.000.00
Dividend Per Sharep0.000.004.705.60p5.946.627.35
DPS Growth%
Dividend Yield%
Dividend Coverx0.
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£
Latest Forecast
Div Yield1.7%1.9%
Div Cover2.7%2.7%
Op Margin11.5%23.2%
Director Deals
Traded Action Notifier Price Amount Value
28-Sep-18Buy DividendsDuncan Painter421.00p3,312.63
28-Sep-18Buy DividendsMandy Gradden421.00p3,312.63
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-17BuyMandy Gradden347.70p2,636.95
29-Sep-17BuyDuncan Painter347.70p2,636.95
29-Sep-17BuyDuncan Painter347.70p 2£6.95
29-Sep-17BuyMandy Gradden347.70p 2£6.95
15-Jun-17BuyMandy Gradden351.70p5,317.58
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401m    Major: 61%    Director: 1%
Notifier Holding Value
Duncan Painter3,592,561 ,494,926.72
Mandy Gradden771,787,684,275.09
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Gearing & Cover
News Title Date Time Source
Holding(s) in Company14-Mar-1916:29RNS
Holding(s) in Company08-Mar-1916:05RNS
Total Voting Rights01-Mar-1914:53RNS
Final Results25-Feb-1907:00RNS
Notice of Results06-Feb-1909:00RNS
Total Voting Rights01-Feb-1909:23RNS
Total Voting Rights02-Jan-1910:23RNS
CMD, Trading Update and Segmental Reporting04-Dec-1807:00RNS
Acquisition of Flywheel Digital01-Nov-1807:00RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding01-Oct-1813:59RNS
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Broker Opinion
Date Broker Name Rec Price Old Price Target New Price Target Broker Change
03-Jan-19Shore CapitalTop Pick389.20p0.00p0.00pReiteration
03-Jan-19Berenberg BankBuy389.20p400.00p470.00pUpgrade
05-Dec-18Peel Hunt LimitedBuy362.80p485.00p485.00pReiteration
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