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AO World

Current Price 139.44p Bid 133.60p Ask 134.00p Change 0.00%
Last Updated: 17/10/2018 02:24. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

AO World plc is an online electrical retailer. The business was founded in 2000 by John Roberts as Appliances Online, rebranding as AO.com in 2013 and listing on the London Stock Exchange in February 2014. AO's growth is down to its AO Way of retailing; offering a simply better customer experience with an innovative website, a huge range, unbeatable prices and market-leading customer service. In the UK, through www.ao.com AO operates in multiple categories; Major Domestic Appliances MDA - its main and more mature category, Small Domestic Appliances SDA, Audio Visual AV and computing, and more recently adding Gaming, Mobile, Smart Home and Photographic devices and equipment to its ranges. AO operates from one National Distribution Centre and twelve outbases in the UK, with the vast majority of deliveries being undertaken through Expert Logistics Limited (a group subsidiary). In mainland Europe, AO operates in Germany and The Netherlands. AO launched www.ao.de in Germany in October 2014 with MDA and expanded its offering in February 2016 with the introduction of Floorcare, and in October 2016 with the introduction of AV. AO's international expansion strategy took a step further in February 2016 with the launch of MDA in The Netherlands and the recent introduction of AV to www.ao.nl. The business has a new 35,000 sq. metre Regional Distribution Centre in Bergheim which is now fully operational, serving Germany and The Netherlands. In 2015, AO invested in a majority equity stake in The Recycling Group Limited (now renamed AO Recycling), its recycling partner, securing a WEEE processing facility for the Group and giving AO control in ensuring its waste is dealt with responsibly in the UK.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/03/2018

Turnover
£796.80m
Operating Profit
£-16.20m
Dividend Yield
0.00
Dividend Per Share
0.00
Dividend Cover
0.00
P/E Ratio
-48.06

Key Personnel

Stephen James Caunce
Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Mark Stephen Higgins
Chief Financial Officer
John Charles Roberts
Executive Director
Geoffrey Ian Cooper
Non-Executive Chairman
Jacqueline de Rojas
Non-Executive Director
Brian James McBride
Non-Executive Director
Christopher John Hopkinson
Non-Executive Director
Marisa Luisa Cassoni
Non-Executive Director
Shaun McCabe
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
AO.
ISIN
GB00BJTNFH41
Shares in Issue
458,788,480
Market cap
£645.97m

Analyst Views (4)

Strong Buy
 
25.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
50.00%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
25.00%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
0.00p
Bid Price
133.60p
Ask Price
134.00p
Volume
0
Change Today
0.00p
% Change Today
0.00%
Open
0.00p
Previous Close
134.00p
Intraday High
0.00p
Intraday Low
0.00p
52 Week High
180.20p
52 Week Low
98.25p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

AO World Intra-day Chart

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Mar 2018
31 Mar 2017
Tangible Assets
28.0
29.3
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
14.7
15.3
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
51.8
42.9
Total Non-Current Assets
94.5
87.5
Inventory
53.2
44.8
Trade & Receivables
54.8
41.1
Cash & Receivables
56.0
29.4
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
0.4
0.2
Total Assets
258.9
203.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Mar 2018
31 Mar 2017
Short Term Liabilities
163.7
144.0
Long Term Liabilities
15.6
18.5
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
179.3
162.5

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Mar 2018
31 Mar 2017
Net Assets
79.6
40.5

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Mar 2018
31 Mar 2017
Share Capital
1.1
1.1
Minority Interests
-1.6
-1.7
Retained Earnings
-28.9
-15.6
Share Premium Account
103.7
55.7
Other Equity
5.3
1.0
Total Equity
79.6
40.5

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Mar 2018
31 Mar 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
-15.4
3.5
Cashflow Before Financing
-20.6
-1.4
Increase / Decrease in Cash
26.6
-4.2

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Mar 2018
31 Mar 2017
Turnover
796.8
701.2
Cost of Sales
655.0
572.0
Gross Profit
141.8
129.2
Operating Profit
-16.2
-12.0
Pre-Tax Profit
-13.5
-7.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
-13.3
-7.4
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