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Current Price 351.40p Bid 347.60p Ask 352.80p Change 0.00%
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Company Overview

Ascential is a business-to-business media business specialising in exhibitions & festivals and information services. It organises large scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals where customers come together to form business relationships and transact. In Information Services, it provides high quality, industry-specific business intelligence and forecasting via digital subscription products.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2019

Revenue
£416.20m
Operating Profit/Loss
£19.90m
Dividend yield (%)
0.50
Total dividend for year
n/ap
Dividend cover
10.44
P/E Ratio
20.80

Key Personnel

Mr Scott Forbes
Chairman
Mr Duncan Painter
Chief Executive Officer
Ms Mandy Gradden
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Paul Harrison
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mrs Gillian Kent
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mrs Judy Vezmar
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Rita Clifton CBE
Senior Independent Director

Stock Details

EPIC
ASCL
ISIN
GB00BYM8GJ06
Shares in Issue
402.77m
Market cap
£1,415.34m
Sector

Analyst Views (1)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
0%
Hold
 
100.00%
Sell
 
0%
Strong Sell
 
0%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
351.40p
Bid Price
347.60p
Ask Price
352.80p
Volume
0
Change Today
0.00p
% Change Today
0.00%
Open
353.60p
Previous Close
351.40p
Intraday High
353.60p
Intraday Low
351.40p
52 Week High
421.20p
52 Week Low
176.50p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
416.20
348.50
Operating Profit/Loss
19.90
41.40
Net Interest
-10.30
-13.10
Pre-Tax Profit
10.20
28.90
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
8.10
20.00
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
189.20
Profit/Loss for the Year
8.10
209.20
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
7.90
209.20
Minority Interests
0.20
n/a
Total Dividend Paid
n/ap
5.8000p
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
Basic
2.00p
5.00p
Diluted
1.90p
4.80p
Adjusted
18.80p
19.30p
Dividend per Share
n/ap
5.8000p

Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
30.00
32.50
Intangible Assets
760.70
786.00
Investment Properties
2.10
2.70
Investments
67.60
6.10
Other Financial Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Assets
43.00
43.10
Current Assets
Inventories
4.10
3.90
Trade & Other Receivables
141.40
113.20
Cash at Bank & In Hand
111.70
182.00
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
1.40
n/a
Other Assets
n/a
n/a
Total Assets
1,162.00
1,169.50

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
9.40
9.00
Other Current Liabilities
254.40
209.80
Total Current Liabilities
263.80
218.80
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
300.00
312.20
Provisions
25.30
28.00
Other Non-Current Liabilities
40.80
65.00
Total Non-Current Liabilities
366.10
405.20
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
629.90
624.00

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
532.10
545.50

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
4.00
4.00
Share Premium Account
1.70
0.50
Other Reserves
131.80
140.00
Retained Earnings
394.00
401.00
Shareholders Funds
531.50
545.50
Minority Interests/Other Equity
0.60
n/a
Total Equity
532.10
545.50

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Interim
29 Aug 2019
27 Sep 2019
1.80p
Final
16 May 2019
14 Jun 2019
3.90p
Interim
30 Aug 2018
28 Sep 2018
1.90p
Final
17 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
3.80p
Interim
31 Aug 2017
29 Sep 2017
1.80p
Final
18 May 2017
15 Jun 2017
3.20p
Interim
06 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
1.50p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
Dividend growth
-68.97%
3.57%
Dividend yield
0.50%
1.50%
Dividend cover
10.44
2.67
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