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Greene King

16:52 on 24/11/2017

Current Price 508.69p | Bid 514.00p | Ask 514.50p | Change 0.98%

Company Overview

Greene King has been brewing beer and operating pubs for over 200 years. Founded in 1799 by Benjamin Greene, it has grown steadily from its base in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk to become a leading pub retailer and ale brewer in the south of England. More recent acquisitions have included: The Magic Pub Company (273 pubs, in 1996); Beards of Sussex (43 pubs, in 1998); The Marston's southern estate (165 pubs, in 1999); Morland (422 pubs, Old Speckled Hen and Ruddles, in 1999); Old English Inns (136 pubs, in September 2001); Dalgety Taverns (8 pubs in Scotland, in April 2002); Morrells of Oxford (107 pubs, in June 2002). In August 2004 the company completed the acquisition of 432 neighbourhood pubs from Laurel Pub Company for the sum of £654m. Further details on the acquisition can be found in the circular to shareholders dated 15 July 2004, a copy of which can be found in the press releases section of this website. In March 2005 the company successfully completed a £600m securitisation of part of its managed and tenanted pub portfolios. In July 2005 the company completed the acquisition of T D Ridley & Sons Limited, the Essex brewer, for £45.6m, including £8.8m of debt. The Ridley's business consists of 73 pubs, a brewery at Hartford End near Chelmsford, a distribution centre in Ipswich and a quality free trade business. The press release giving further details can be found in the News section of this website.

Stock Details

Shares in Issue 309,198,582
Market cap £2,416.39m
Sector Travel & Leisure
Indices FTSE 250
FTSE 350
UK FTSE All Share

Financial Highlights Year Ended 01/05/2016

Turnover £2073.00 million
Operating Profit £366.30 million
Dividend Yield 4.10
Dividend Per Share 32.05
Dividend Cover 1.89
P/E Ratio 12.14
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Important Dates

Trading Statement 05/05/2015

Key Personnel

Rooney Anand CEO

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Price Summary

Mid Price ? 514.00p
Bid Price ? 514.00p
Ask Price ? 514.50p
Volume ? 1326975
Change Today 5.00p
% Change Today 0.98%
Open 507.00p
Previous Close 514.00p
Intraday High 515.50p
Intraday Low 503.00p
52 Week High 985.00p
52 Week Low 710.25p

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