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Ashtead Group

Current Price 2043.76p Bid 2051.00p Ask 2053.00p Change 0.15%
Last Updated: 23/02/2018 19:58. 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 30/04/2017

Turnover
£2,901.20m
Operating Profit
£869.30m
Dividend Yield
1.36
Dividend Per Share
27.50
Dividend Cover
3.56
P/E Ratio
20.73

Key Personnel

Satpal Singh Dhaiwal
ceo, A-Plant
Geoffrey Drabble
Chief Executive
Brendan Christopher Horgan
Chief Operating Officer
Suzanne H Wood
Group Finance Director
Christopher Cole
Non-Executive Chairman
Wayne Edward Edmunds
Non-Executive Director
Ian Calvert Sutcliffe
Non-Executive Director
Lucinda Jane Riches
Non-Executive Director
Tanya Dianne Fratto
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
AHT
ISIN
GB0000536739
Shares in Issue
495,305,712
Market cap
£10,317.22m

Analyst Views (10)

Strong Buy
 
60.00%
Buy
 
20.00%
Hold
 
20.00%
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
2053.00p
Bid Price
2051.00p
Ask Price
2053.00p
Volume
1641985
Change Today
3.00p
% Change Today
0.15%
Open
2057.00p
Previous Close
2053.00p
Intraday High
2061.00p
Intraday Low
2037.00p
52 Week High
2185.00p
52 Week Low
1476.00p
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 MoneyAM

Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 12 Feb 2018 | 09:40 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 05 Feb 2018 | 08:00 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 23 Jan 2018 | 12:30 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 23 Jan 2018 | 08:10 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 17 Jan 2018 | 13:00 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 08 Jan 2018 | 12:30 Edmunds to step down as Interim Chief Executive of BBA 03 Jan 2018 | 13:49 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 03 Jan 2018 | 12:30 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 15 Dec 2017 | 09:20 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 14 Dec 2017 | 08:40 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 14 Dec 2017 | 08:20 FTSE struggles to gain momentum as utilities fall 13 Dec 2017 | 16:56 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 13 Dec 2017 | 12:00 Weaker housebuilders threaten to push FTSE lower 13 Dec 2017 | 11:53 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 13 Dec 2017 | 09:10 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 13 Dec 2017 | 09:00 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 13 Dec 2017 | 09:00 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 13 Dec 2017 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 13 Dec 2017 | 08:30 BP and Shell rise on North Sea closure 12 Dec 2017 | 16:54 North Sea pipeline closure fuels oil price rise 12 Dec 2017 | 11:44 Ashtead lifts guidance after strong first half 12 Dec 2017 | 07:26 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 06 Dec 2017 | 11:50 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 05 Dec 2017 | 10:10 Broker Forecast - Jefferies International issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 01 Dec 2017 | 08:20 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 28 Nov 2017 | 08:20 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 30 Oct 2017 | 10:40 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 14 Sep 2017 | 09:10 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 14 Sep 2017 | 08:20 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 14 Sep 2017 | 08:00

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2016
Tangible Assets
4,504.6
3,588.8
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
972.1
640.5
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
0.0
2.2
Total Non-Current Assets
5,476.7
4,231.5
Inventory
44.2
41.3
Trade & Receivables
591.9
455.7
Cash & Receivables
6.3
13.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
6.9
7.5
Total Assets
6,126.0
4,749.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2016
Short Term Liabilities
574.7
515.5
Long Term Liabilities
3,581.2
2,753.1
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
4,155.9
3,268.6

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2016
Net Assets
1,970.1
1,480.4

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2016
Share Capital
49.9
55.3
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
1,686.0
1,381.5
Share Premium Account
3.6
3.6
Other Equity
230.6
40.0
Total Equity
1,970.1
1,480.4

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2016
Cashflow from Operating Activities
424.8
33.3
Cashflow Before Financing
-101.7
-136.4
Increase / Decrease in Cash
-7.2
2.3

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2016
Turnover
2,901.2
2,545.7
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
869.3
699.6
Pre-Tax Profit
765.1
616.7
Profit / Loss for the Year
501.0
407.6

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
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
H1 Dividend
15 Jan 2014
05 Feb 2014
H2 Dividend
14 Aug 2013
06 Sep 2013
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