Ashtead Group PLC Fundamentals Datasheet and Stock Analysis


Ashtead Group plc is an equipment rental company. The Company rents a range of construction and industrial equipment across a range of applications to a diverse customer base. The Company's segments include Sunbelt and A-Plant. The Company operates in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. The Company operates approximately 550 stores in over 40 states in the United States and over 10 stores in Canada. The Company's equipment can be used to lift, power, generate, light, move, dig, compact, drill, support, access, scrub, pump, direct, heat and ventilate. The Company rents on a short-term basis. It sells old equipment in the second-hand market. The Company's rental fleet ranges from small hand-held tools to a range of construction equipment. It provides rental solutions for non-residential construction markets, facilities management, disaster relief, event management, climate control, scaffolding and traffic management.

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     Industrial Goods & Services
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     FTSE All-Share, FTSE All-Share, FTSE-350, FTSE 100
  • Country of register:
     Great Britain
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Operation Breakdown
Geographical - by origin (turnover)
Product (turnover)


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Company Information

CEO: Geoffrey Drabble  Chairman: Paul Walker  Non-Executive Director: Lucinda Riches, Angus Cockburn Tanya Fratto  Chief Executive of Division: Sat Dhaiwal  Group Finance Director: Michael Pratt  Senior Non-Executive Director: Ian Sutcliffe  Group COO: Brendan Horgan  

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  • Address:
     Kings House, 36-37 King Street, London
  • Phone:
     + 44 (0) 20 7726 9700
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Composite Ranking: 97
Historic EPS Ranking: 99
Forecast EPS Ranking: 87
Price Relative Strength: 46
Industry Strength: D
SMR Ranking: A
ROCE Ranking: D
Accumulation/Dist: D
Mkt Accumulation/Dist: E
Unbroken Annual EPS: A
Unbroken Interim EPS: B
PEG Current Ranking: C
PEG Forecast Ranking: B
PE Current Ranking: C
PE Forecast Ranking: C
Margin Current Ranking: B
Margin Forecast Ranking: B
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Operating Profit/(loss)£m178.20284.20403.60541.10699.60869.30994.00£m0.000.00
Profit Before Tax£m134.80214.20356.50473.80616.70765.10862.10£m1,052.871,170.29
Profit After Tax£m88.50137.80231.20303.40407.60501.00968.80£m0.000.00
Profit After Tax (from discontinued operations)£m0.£m0.000.00
Overall Profit for the Period£m88.50137.80231.20303.40407.60501.00968.80£m0.000.00
EPS Growth%345.0052.2569.0031.2234.7823.4694.40%31.0013.00
Earnings Per Sharep17.8027.1045.8060.1081.00100.00194.40p167.13189.35
Op. Cash Flow P/Sp6.100.124.58(3.41)6.6284.81104.05£0.000.00
Cash Flow P/S Grth%(56.30)(98.03)3,716.670.000.001,181.1222.69%0.000.00
Net Cash Flow P/Sp4.704.060.562.092.581.260.00£0.000.00
Capital Exp P/S££0.000.00
Tax Rate%34.3535.6735.1535.9633.9134.520.00%0.000.00
P/E Ratiox14.6021.6018.8018.5011.2016.2010.50x11.9010.50
P/E Growth££0.400.80
Turnover Per Share£227.69272.33326.22406.64505.78638.350.00£0.000.00
Pre-Tax Profit / Share£27.0542.8371.1494.50122.53153.260.00£0.000.00
Operating Margin%15.7120.8724.6926.5427.4827.2826.82%0.000.00
Mkt Cap£m1,256.792,985.634,366.355,627.184,567.688,142.379,932.80£m0.000.00
Dividend Per Sharep3.507.5011.5015.2522.5027.5033.00p37.4139.88
DPS Growth%16.670.000.0032.6147.5422.2220.00%0.000.00
Dividend Yield%1.401.301.301.402.501.701.60%1.902.00
Dividend Coverx4.944.
Shareholder Funds£m554.70682.50824.401,111.501,480.401,970.102,526.90£m0.000.00
Net Borrowings£m854.301,014.101,148.601,687.102,001.702,527.70(19.10)£m0.000.00
Net Assets£m554.70682.50824.401,111.501,480.401,970.102,526.90£m0.000.00
Net Assets P/S£32.5150.5175.47100.24166.87199.910.00£0.000.00
Latest Forecast
Div Yield1.7%1.9%
Div Cover3.9%4.5%
Op Margin26.8%25.1%
Director Deals
Traded Action Notifier Price Amount Value
10-Aug-18SellIan Sutcliffe2,389.00p24,500£,585,304.99
27-Jun-18BuyTanya Fratto2,254.00p1,000,322,540
04-May-18SellWayne Edmunds2,090.00p7,000£,146,300
04-May-18SellWayne Edmunds2,090.00p 7,000£146,300
03-May-18BuyWayne Edmunds2,059.00p14,260£,293,613.40
03-May-18BuyWayne Edmunds2,059.00p 14,260£293,613.40
26-Apr-18SellChristopher Cole2,040.00p40,000£,815,999.98
26-Apr-18SellChristopher Cole2,040.00p 40,000£815,999.98
12-Dec-17SellBrendan Horgan2,040.00p175,000,633,569,999.93
12-Dec-17SellSuzanne Wood2,056.00p145,000,632,981,199.92
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483m    Major: 26%    Director: 0%
Notifier Holding Value
Geoffrey Drabble392,219,826,102.46
Brendan Horgan354,092,065,339.19
Michael Pratt252,539,039,011.60
Sat Dhaiwal150,000,993,009.95
Tanya Fratto1,000,953.40
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Gearing & Cover
News Title Date Time Source
Transaction in Own Shares12-Oct-1817:29RNS
Transaction in Own Shares11-Oct-1817:10RNS
Transaction in Own Shares10-Oct-1818:31RNS
Transaction in Own Shares09-Oct-1817:30RNS
Directorate Change09-Oct-1810:00PRN
Transaction in Own Shares08-Oct-1818:09RNS
Transaction in Own Shares05-Oct-1817:26RNS
Transaction in Own Shares04-Oct-1817:58RNS
Correction: Transaction in Own Shares04-Oct-1815:32RNS
Transaction in Own Shares03-Oct-1817:32RNS
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Broker Opinion
Date Broker Name Rec Price Old Price Target New Price Target Broker Change
11-Sep-18Berenberg BankHold2334.00p2150.00p2150.00pReiteration
20-Jun-18JP Morgan CazenoveOverweight2311.00p0.00p2500.00pReiteration
17-Jun-15Numis SecuritiesAdd1102.00p0.00p1150.00pReiteration
16-Jun-15Investec SecuritiesBuy1093.00p0.00p1500.00pReiteration
16-Jun-15Charles StanleyAccumulate1088.00p0.00p0.00pReiteration
16-Jun-15Panmure GordonBuy1110.00p1457.00p1457.00pReiteration
04-Jun-15Credit SuisseOutperform1139.00p0.00p1300.00pReiteration
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