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Ashtead Group

Current Price 2273.00p Bid 2272.00p Ask 2273.00p Change 1.36%
Last Updated: 16/07/2019 11:19. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Ashtead Group plc, is one of the largest equipment rental groups in the world with a network of 428 profit centres in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Canada at 30 April 2004. Equipment rental companies provide customers with a comprehensive line of equipment, including larger equipment such as aerial work platforms, backhoes, excavators and forklift trucks, as well as smaller equipment such as power saws, ladders, and small pumps. The Group conducts its equipment rental operations in the United States under the brand name ''Sunbelt Rentals'' and in the United Kingdom principally under the brand name ''A-Plant.'' The Group believes Sunbelt Rentals is the fourth largest equipment rental company in the United States and A-Plant is the third largest equipment rental company in the United Kingdom, in each case, measured by rental revenue.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 30/04/2019

Turnover
£4,138.00m
Operating Profit
£1,212.90m
Dividend Yield
1.78
Dividend Per Share
40.00
Dividend Cover
4.15
P/E Ratio
13.50

Key Personnel

Brendan Christopher Horgan
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Richard Pratt
Group Finance Director
Paul Ashton Walker
Non-Executive Chairman
Lucinda Jane Riches
Non-Executive Director
Tanya Dianne Fratto
Non-Executive Director
Angus George Cockburn
Non-Executive Director
John Lindsley Ruth
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
AHT
ISIN
GB0000536739
Shares in Issue
464,638,592
Market cap
£10,417.20m

Analyst Views (8)

Strong Buy
 
62.50%
Buy
 
12.50%
Hold
 
25.00%
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
2272.50p
Bid Price
2272.00p
Ask Price
2273.00p
Volume
270679
Change Today
30.50p
% Change Today
1.36%
Open
2251.00p
Previous Close
2242.00p
Intraday High
2274.00p
Intraday Low
2249.00p
52 Week High
2461.00p
52 Week Low
1572.50p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Ashtead Group Intra-day Chart

Ashtead Group News

News in this section is provided by AJ Bell

Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 10 Jul 2019 | 14:10 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 24 Jun 2019 | 16:55 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 24 Jun 2019 | 10:10 Markets in risk-on mode after Draghi, Trump interventions and ahead of Fed meeting 18 Jun 2019 | 16:41 Draghi gives stocks a big lift 18 Jun 2019 | 12:17 UK stocks open flat as investors brace for key interest rate decisions 18 Jun 2019 | 08:59 Ashtead profits rise 20%, led by strong revenues in North America 18 Jun 2019 | 07:29 FTSE falls as healthcare firms decline 18 Apr 2019 | 16:45 FTSE in snooze mode ahead of Easter 18 Apr 2019 | 12:05 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 06 Mar 2019 | 08:00 FTSE 100 rises on weak sterling 05 Mar 2019 | 16:51 UK stocks open 0.3% higher after China announces tax cuts 05 Mar 2019 | 09:04 Ashtead profits rise on strong rental demand in North America 05 Mar 2019 | 07:23 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 18 Jan 2019 | 11:00 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 09 Jan 2019 | 09:30 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 08 Jan 2019 | 09:50 UK stocks dip, unsettled by Apple earnings warning 03 Jan 2019 | 09:20 Ashtead upsizes credit facility, extends maturity 03 Jan 2019 | 07:10 FTSE rises as China ponders tariff cuts 11 Dec 2018 | 16:49 FTSE 100 gathers steam as pound claws back some losses 11 Dec 2018 | 11:57 UK stocks open 0.3% higher amid heightened Brexit uncertainty 11 Dec 2018 | 09:09 Ashtead maintains outlook as profits jump 25% 11 Dec 2018 | 07:26 UK stocks hold on to gains amid sterling volatility 29 Nov 2018 | 11:58 FTSE gains on potential pause on US interest rate hikes 29 Nov 2018 | 09:02 Ashtead CEO Geoff Drabble to step down 29 Nov 2018 | 07:13 Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 29 Oct 2018 | 10:50 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 26 Oct 2018 | 17:20 Miners keep FTSE in the red 11 Sep 2018 | 16:46 FTSE 100 slips on trade war fears 11 Sep 2018 | 11:57 FTSE opens lower as Brexit deal optimism strengthens pound 11 Sep 2018 | 09:05

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Tangible Assets
5,987.0
4,882.0
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
1,405.3
1,088.9
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
0.0
4.5
Total Non-Current Assets
7,392.3
5,975.4
Inventory
83.5
55.2
Trade & Receivables
843.6
669.4
Cash & Receivables
12.8
19.1
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
25.3
23.9
Total Assets
8,357.5
6,743.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Short Term Liabilities
693.6
659.1
Long Term Liabilities
4,863.4
3,557.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
5,557.0
4,216.1

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Net Assets
2,800.5
2,526.9

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Share Capital
49.9
49.9
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
3,153.2
2,522.3
Share Premium Account
3.6
3.6
Other Equity
-406.2
-48.9
Total Equity
2,800.5
2,526.9

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Cashflow from Operating Activities
526.7
518.5
Cashflow Before Financing
-223.1
27.2
Increase / Decrease in Cash
-6.6
13.1

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Turnover
4,138.0
3,418.2
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
1,212.9
994.0
Pre-Tax Profit
1,059.5
862.1
Profit / Loss for the Year
796.9
968.8

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
15 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
H1 Dividend
17 Jan 2019
06 Feb 2019
H2 Dividend
16 Aug 2018
14 Sep 2018
H1 Dividend
18 Jan 2018
07 Feb 2018
H2 Dividend
17 Aug 2017
15 Sep 2017
H1 Dividend
19 Jan 2017
08 Feb 2017
H2 Dividend
11 Aug 2016
09 Sep 2016
H1 Dividend
14 Jan 2016
03 Feb 2016
H2 Dividend
13 Aug 2015
04 Sep 2015
H1 Dividend
15 Jan 2015
04 Feb 2015
H2 Dividend
13 Aug 2014
05 Sep 2014
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