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AO World

Current Price 127.68p Bid 125.20p Ask 127.00p Change -1.24%
Last Updated: 20/01/2019 07:07. 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
-44.23

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
Luisa Delgado
Non-Executive Director
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
471,883,584
Market cap
£611.56m

Analyst Views (3)

Strong Buy
 
0.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
66.67%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
33.33%
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
127.00p
Bid Price
125.20p
Ask Price
127.00p
Volume
29171
Change Today
-1.60p
% Change Today
-1.24%
Open
134.20p
Previous Close
127.00p
Intraday High
134.20p
Intraday Low
127.00p
52 Week High
180.20p
52 Week Low
108.20p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

AO World Intra-day Chart

AO World News

News in this section is provided by MoneyAM

FTSE ends positive weak on downbeat note 11 Jan 2019 | 16:38 FTSE reverses gains as sterling rises on reports of Brexit delay 11 Jan 2019 | 11:55 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on AO World 11 Jan 2019 | 11:00 UK stocks open 0.6% higher after dovish Fed comments 11 Jan 2019 | 08:48 AO World revenue grows 8% on extended Black Friday deal bonanza 11 Jan 2019 | 07:53 FTSE remains in negative territory amid growth fears in China and Europe 14 Dec 2018 | 16:47 Weak Chinese and European data spooks markets 14 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AO World expects to complete takeover of Mobile Phones Direct on Dec. 17 14 Dec 2018 | 07:42 FTSE recovers some ground despite long list of global concerns 20 Nov 2018 | 12:03 AO World losses widen amid 'tough' trading backdrop in UK, Europe 20 Nov 2018 | 09:52 Interest rate fears hit global equities 09 Nov 2018 | 17:01 Stocks on the back foot after Fed sets hawkish tone 09 Nov 2018 | 12:04 AO World says growth to be second-half weighted; agrees to acquire Mobile Phones Direct for £32.5m 09 Nov 2018 | 08:56 FTSE underperforms thanks to strong pound, US open mixed 05 Jun 2018 | 16:39 Sterling gains and weak banks put FTSE on the back foot 05 Jun 2018 | 11:44 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on AO World 05 Jun 2018 | 10:10 UK stocks open slightly lower as trade war fears linger 05 Jun 2018 | 09:06 AO World revenues jump 13.6% but losses deepen 05 Jun 2018 | 08:30 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on AO World 03 May 2018 | 08:00 Trade war fears keep FTSE in the red amid weak miners 06 Apr 2018 | 16:56 $100bn Chinese tariff threat weighs on FTSE 06 Apr 2018 | 11:37 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on AO World 06 Apr 2018 | 10:00 Director Deals - AO World (AO.) 03 Apr 2018 | 12:15

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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