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  Senior Independent Director: Rita Clifton CBE  Independent Non-Executive Director: Gillian Kent, Olufunke Ighodaro, Joanne Harris, Judy Vezmar, Charles Song Suzanne Claire Baxter  Chief Operating Officer: Paul Harrison  

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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: 72
Historic EPS Ranking: 66
Forecast EPS Ranking: 
Price Relative Strength: 40
Industry Strength: A
SMR Ranking: D
ROCE Ranking: F
Accumulation/Dist: C
Mkt Accumulation/Dist: D
Unbroken Annual EPS: D
Unbroken Interim EPS: C
PEG Current Ranking: A
PEG Forecast Ranking: A
PE Current Ranking: A
PE Forecast Ranking: H
Margin Current Ranking: H
Margin Forecast Ranking: C
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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£m78.1893.91(3.26)
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(92.00)
Earnings Per Sharep4.954.033.205.40p15.3717.581.52
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 Ratiox0.000.0062.8085.60x25.3021.00262.70
P/E Growth££(1.50)1.60(2.90)
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 Sharep0.000.004.705.60p5.946.220.63
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 Yield0.0%1.0%
Div Cover0.0%2.5%
Op Margin-63.1%11.5%
Director Deals
Traded Action Notifier Price Amount Value
25-Mar-21SellDuncan Painter342.00p32,933£,112,630.86
25-Mar-21SellMandy Gradden342.00p20,977,371,741.34
15-Mar-21BuySuzanne Claire Baxter364.59p5,000,318,229.50
12-Aug-20SellDuncan Painter300.00p679,689,632,039,067
12-Aug-20BuyDuncan Painter307.53p64,488£,198,321.88
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
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403m    Major: 66%    Director: 1%
Notifier Holding Value
Duncan Painter3,789,271 ,936,570.96
Mandy Gradden804,638,747,034.08
Suzanne Claire Baxter5,000,070
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Gearing & Cover
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
08-Apr-21Shore CapitalBuy341.40p0.00p350.00pReiteration
08-Apr-21Liberum CapitalBuy342.20p0.00p410.00pReiteration
02-Jun-20Peel Hunt LimitedBuy275.00p350.00p350.00pReiteration
12-Sep-19Berenberg BankBuy377.60p0.00p470.00pReiteration
12-Jul-19Morgan StanleyOverweight378.80p0.00p400.00pUpgrade
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