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Current Price 375.57p Bid 377.80p Ask 378.20p Change 2.00%
Last Updated: 24/02/2018 10:21. 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 31/12/2016

Turnover
£299.60m
Operating Profit
£32.10m
Dividend Yield
0.00
Dividend Per Share
4.70
Dividend Cover
0.86
P/E Ratio
87.44

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
400,641,141
Market cap
£1,506.41m
Sector

Analyst Views (6)

Strong Buy
 
16.67%
Buy
 
16.67%
Hold
 
50.00%
Sell
 
16.67%
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
378.20p
Bid Price
377.80p
Ask Price
378.20p
Volume
986536
Change Today
7.40p
% Change Today
2.00%
Open
369.00p
Previous Close
378.20p
Intraday High
378.20p
Intraday Low
369.00p
52 Week High
400.20p
52 Week Low
282.20p
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

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 Ascential sells 11 remaining UK-based heritage brands 01 Jun 2017 | 07:27 FLASH: Ascential sells 11 remaining UK-based heritage brands 01 Jun 2017 | 07:04 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 25 Apr 2017 | 09:40 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 13 Apr 2017 | 12:50 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 23 Mar 2017 | 08:50 Ascential non-exec joins Mothercare board 16 Mar 2017 | 09:23 Director Deals - Ascential Plc (ASCL) 02 Mar 2017 | 17:35 Director Deals - Ascential Plc (ASCL) 02 Mar 2017 | 17:35 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 28 Feb 2017 | 08:50 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 27 Feb 2017 | 12:40 Ascential revenues rise 27 Feb 2017 | 08:22 FLASH: Ascential revenues rise 27 Feb 2017 | 07:12

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Tangible Assets
11.4
10.2
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
651.6
658.7
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
60.6
41.5
Total Non-Current Assets
723.6
710.4
Inventory
16.9
17.6
Trade & Receivables
59.6
65.3
Cash & Receivables
61.9
43.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
72.3
0.4
Total Assets
934.3
836.7

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Short Term Liabilities
181.6
200.4
Long Term Liabilities
367.6
486.4
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
23.7
0.0
Total Liabilities
572.9
686.8

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Net Assets
361.4
149.9

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Share Capital
4.0
543.7
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
207.7
-387.0
Share Premium Account
0.0
0.0
Other Equity
149.7
-6.8
Total Equity
361.4
149.9

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Cashflow from Operating Activities
92.4
78.9
Cashflow Before Financing
35.6
58.9
Increase / Decrease in Cash
7.9
22.4

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Turnover
299.6
319.1
Cost of Sales
102.0
112.0
Gross Profit
197.6
207.1
Operating Profit
32.1
32.4
Pre-Tax Profit
-1.8
8.4
Profit / Loss for the Year
15.6
16.1

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
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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