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Current Price 390.80p Bid 391.80p Ask 392.00p Change -0.36%
Last Updated: 18/11/2018 06:43. 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
0.79
P/E Ratio
87.42

Key Personnel

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

Stock Details

EPIC
ASCL
ISIN
GB00BYM8GJ06
Shares in Issue
400,727,286
Market cap
£1,576.46m
Sector

Analyst Views (7)

Strong Buy
 
71.43%
Buy
 
0.00%
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
392.00p
Bid Price
391.80p
Ask Price
392.00p
Volume
323990
Change Today
-1.40p
% Change Today
-0.36%
Open
391.00p
Previous Close
392.00p
Intraday High
397.20p
Intraday Low
386.40p
52 Week High
469.00p
52 Week Low
340.60p
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 - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 01 Nov 2018 | 11:00 Ascential acquires Flywheel Digital for at least $60m 01 Nov 2018 | 09:41 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 24 Oct 2018 | 08:10 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 23 Oct 2018 | 08:00 Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 16 Oct 2018 | 11:50 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 28 Sep 2018 | 08:20 Ascential acquires Brand View for up to £38m 03 Sep 2018 | 08:33 Director Deals - Ascential Plc (ASCL) 25 Jul 2018 | 13:00 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 24 Jul 2018 | 10:30 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 24 Jul 2018 | 08:40 Concerns over US-Iran relations hit global equities 23 Jul 2018 | 16:58 FTSE falls amid fallout between US and Iran 23 Jul 2018 | 11:54 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 23 Jul 2018 | 09:00 Ascential first half revenue up 14% but operating profit slides 23 Jul 2018 | 07:16 Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 19 Jul 2018 | 08:40 Ascential completes sale of exhibitions unit to ITE for £300m 17 Jul 2018 | 07:54 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 12 Jul 2018 | 09:20 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ascential Plc 10 Jul 2018 | 08:00 Ascential acquires Warc Limited 15 Jun 2018 | 07:51 FTSE gets a lift from weak sterling 07 Jun 2018 | 16:23 FTSE flat as stocks trade ex-⁠dividend 07 Jun 2018 | 12:12 Ascential on track to deliver FY expectations despite Cannes Lions facing 'challenging' environment 07 Jun 2018 | 07:37 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

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
H1 Dividend
30 Aug 2018
28 Sep 2018
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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