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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     FTSE 250, FTSE-350, FTSE All-Share, FTSE All-Share
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     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: Rita Clifton CBE, Gillian Kent, Paul Harrison Judy Vezmar  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: 79
Historic EPS Ranking: 78
Forecast EPS Ranking: 45
Price Relative Strength: 
Industry Strength: F
SMR Ranking: D
ROCE Ranking: F
Accumulation/Dist: A
Mkt Accumulation/Dist: C
Unbroken Annual EPS: D
Unbroken Interim EPS: C
PEG Current Ranking: E
PEG Forecast Ranking: A
PE Current Ranking: E
PE Forecast Ranking: F
Margin Current Ranking: C
Margin Forecast Ranking: B
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Operating Profit/(loss)£m22.6032.4032.1044.50£m0.000.00
Profit Before Tax£m(5.40)8.40(1.80)33.10£m87.1498.61
Profit After Tax£m19.8016.1011.6022.10£m0.000.00
Profit After Tax (from discontinued operations)£m0.000.004.00(4.10)£m0.000.00
Overall Profit for the Period£m19.8016.1015.6018.00£m0.000.00
EPS Growth%0.00(18.59)(20.60)68.75%(8.00)15.00
Earnings Per Sharep4.954.033.205.40p17.0019.53
Op. Cash Flow P/Sp16.20100.6425.4224.63£0.000.00
Cash Flow P/S Grth%0.00521.23(74.74)(3.11)%0.000.00
Net Cash Flow P/Sp0.0054.9917.060.00£0.000.00
Capital Exp P/S££0.000.00
Tax Rate%0.00(134.52)788.240.00%0.000.00
P/E Ratiox0.000.0062.8085.60x25.2024.60
P/E Growth££(3.30)1.70
Turnover Per Share£0.00408.0682.560.00£0.000.00
Pre-Tax Profit / Share£0.0010.74(0.50)0.00£0.000.00
Operating Margin%7.2310.1510.7111.84%0.000.00
Mkt Cap£m0.000.001,081.061,543.89£m0.000.00
Dividend Per Sharep0.000.004.705.60p6.187.06
DPS Growth%
Dividend Yield%
Dividend Coverx0.
Shareholder Funds£m136.50149.90361.40343.00£m0.000.00
Net Borrowings£m(19.80)382.60224.10(45.80)£m0.000.00
Net Assets£m136.50149.90361.40343.00£m0.000.00
Net Assets P/S£0.00(650.64)(79.97)0.00£0.000.00
Latest Forecast
Div Yield1.2%1.3%
Div Cover3.3%2.7%
Op Margin11.8%23.3%
Director Deals
Traded Action Notifier Price Amount Value
15-Jun-18BuyDuncan Painter437.80p4,317.51
15-Jun-18BuyMandy Gradden437.80p4,317.51
29-Sep-17BuyMandy Gradden347.70p2,636.95
29-Sep-17BuyDuncan Painter347.70p2,636.95
29-Sep-17BuyMandy Gradden347.70p 2£6.95
29-Sep-17BuyDuncan Painter347.70p 2£6.95
15-Jun-17BuyMandy Gradden351.70p5,317.58
15-Jun-17BuyDuncan Painter351.70p5,317.58
15-Jun-17Buy DividendsDuncan Painter351.70p 5£17.58
15-Jun-17Buy DividendsMandy Gradden351.70p 5£17.58
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401m    Major: 63%    Director: 1%
Notifier Holding Value
Duncan Painter3,551,033,512,303.45
Mandy Gradden771,784,588,795.60
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Gearing & Cover
News Title Date Time Source
Completion of disposal of Exhibitions17-Jul-1807:00RNS
Notice of Interim Results Date05-Jul-1816:25RNS
Holding(s) in Company02-Jul-1817:45RNS
Holding(s) in Company02-Jul-1817:45RNS
Total Voting Rights02-Jul-1810:35RNS
Result of General Meeting25-Jun-1810:36RNS
Product deep dives at Cannes Lions20-Jun-1807:00RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding18-Jun-1814:30RNS
Cannes Lions Announces 2018 Award Entry Numbers15-Jun-1807:00RNS-R
Acquisition of WARC15-Jun-1807:00RNS
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