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Current Price 432.90p Bid 433.00p Ask 433.40p Change 0.65%
Last Updated: 27/05/2018 14:48. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Ascential plc is a global business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. Ascential powers the prestigious Cannes Lions festival for the branded communications industry, the world's premier payments and financial services congress Money20/20, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, the global trend forecasting service WGSN, environmental risk data business Groundsure, e-commerce analytics provider One Click Retail and MediaLink, the strategic advisory and business services firm. Ascential's premium products enable focus, growth and value. The company provides customers with world class content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2017

Turnover
£375.80m
Operating Profit
£44.50m
Dividend Yield
0.00
Dividend Per Share
5.60
Dividend Cover
0.80
P/E Ratio
94.67

Key Personnel

Duncan Anthony Painter
Chief Executive Officer
Amanda Jane Gradden
Chief Financial Officer
Scott Edward Forbes
Non-Executive Chairman
Rita Ann Clifton
Non-Executive Director
Paul Scott Harrison
Non-Executive Director
Gillian Dawn Celia Kent
Non-Executive Director
Judith Mihajlovich Vezmar
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
ASCL
ISIN
GB00BYM8GJ06
Shares in Issue
400,676,182
Market cap
£1,706.88m
Sector

Analyst Views (7)

Strong Buy
 
57.14%
Buy
 
14.29%
Hold
 
28.57%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
0.00%
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
433.40p
Bid Price
433.00p
Ask Price
433.40p
Volume
395538
Change Today
2.80p
% Change Today
0.65%
Open
431.40p
Previous Close
433.40p
Intraday High
434.60p
Intraday Low
429.20p
52 Week High
441.20p
52 Week Low
303.70p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Ascential Intra-day Chart

Ascential News

News in this section is provided by MoneyAM

Ascential to sell exhibitions business to ITE Group for £300m 15 May 2018 | 09:05 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 04 May 2018 | 08:10 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 02 May 2018 | 08:20 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 14 Mar 2018 | 10:30 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 28 Feb 2018 | 09:50 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 27 Feb 2018 | 09:50 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 27 Feb 2018 | 09:30 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 27 Feb 2018 | 09:00 Major stock markets enjoy positive start to the week 26 Feb 2018 | 16:53 FTSE follows Asia with bright start to the week 26 Feb 2018 | 11:57 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 26 Feb 2018 | 10:40 Ascential revenue up 25% as top brands deliver solid growth 26 Feb 2018 | 09:09 Broker Forecast - Exane BNP Paribas issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 02 Feb 2018 | 12:10 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 29 Jan 2018 | 13:50 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 17 Jan 2018 | 09:20 Ascential acquires Clavis Insight for $119m 27 Dec 2017 | 08:18 Ascential in line with expectations 14 Nov 2017 | 08:18 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 10 Nov 2017 | 13:10 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 13 Oct 2017 | 11:10 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 12 Sep 2017 | 08:20 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 04 Sep 2017 | 08:30 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 25 Jul 2017 | 10:50 Downbeat growth forecasts, sterling rebound and corporate struggles weigh on FTSE 24 Jul 2017 | 16:58 Ascential adjusted earnings rise 24 Jul 2017 | 09:40 Broker Forecast - Exane BNP Paribas issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 18 Jul 2017 | 12:50 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 23 Jun 2017 | 09:00 Ascential to move Money20/20 Europe to Amsterdam 21 Jun 2017 | 09:39 Ascential downgraded by Deutsche 16 Jun 2017 | 15:08 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 15 Jun 2017 | 09:00 Director Deals - Ascential Plc (ASCL) 09 Jun 2017 | 11:10

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Tangible Assets
11.3
11.4
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
771.7
651.6
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
52.5
60.6
Total Non-Current Assets
835.5
723.6
Inventory
17.8
16.9
Trade & Receivables
88.2
59.6
Cash & Receivables
45.8
61.9
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
0.1
72.3
Total Assets
987.4
934.3

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Short Term Liabilities
239.1
181.6
Long Term Liabilities
405.3
367.6
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
23.7
Total Liabilities
644.4
572.9

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Net Assets
343.0
361.4

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Share Capital
4.0
4.0
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
0.0
207.7
Share Premium Account
0.1
0.0
Other Equity
338.9
149.7
Total Equity
343.0
361.4

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Cashflow from Operating Activities
99.1
92.4
Cashflow Before Financing
-20.3
35.6
Increase / Decrease in Cash
-13.1
7.9

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Turnover
375.8
299.6
Cost of Sales
127.4
102.0
Gross Profit
248.4
197.6
Operating Profit
44.5
32.1
Pre-Tax Profit
33.1
-1.8
Profit / Loss for the Year
18.0
15.6

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
17 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
H1 Dividend
31 Aug 2017
29 Sep 2017
H2 Dividend
18 May 2017
15 Jun 2017
H1 Dividend
06 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
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