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Ashtead Group

Current Price 5002.00p Bid 5002.00p Ask 5008.00p Change -2.30%
Last Updated: 19/06/2021 15:32. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Ashtead Group is one of the world's largest equipment rental firms with a network of more than 400 profit centres stretching across the US, UK and the Far East. Its business provides equipment such as excavators and forklift trucks as well as power saws and ladders.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 30/04/2021

Revenue
£5,031.10m
Operating Profit/Loss
£1,135.30m
Dividend yield (%)
0.90
Total dividend for year
n/ap
Dividend cover
3.94
P/E Ratio
28.10

Key Personnel

Mr Brendan Horgan
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Michael Pratt
Group Finance Director
Mr Lindsley Ruth
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mrs Jill Easterbrook
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Lucinda Riches
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Tanya Fratto
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Paul Walker
Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Angus Cockburn
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
AHTL
ISIN
GB0000536739
Shares in Issue
503.33m
Market cap
£25,176.34m

Analyst Views (5)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
60.00%
Hold
 
40.00%
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 the views held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
5,002.00p
Bid Price
5,002.00p
Ask Price
5,008.00p
Volume
266,056
Change Today
-118.00p
% Change Today
-2.30%
Open
5,112.00p
Previous Close
5,002.00p
Intraday High
5,182.00p
Intraday Low
5,002.00p
52 Week High
5,244.00p
52 Week Low
2,450.00p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

News

Ashtead hikes dividend as it returns to growth in fourth quarter 15/06/2021 08:00:54 Deutsche Bank downgrades Ashtead to 'hold' 11/06/2021 09:28:35 Wednesday broker round-up 12/05/2021 13:55:59 JP Morgan hikes target on Ashtead, points to potential for 'sustainable out-sized growth' 12/05/2021 11:59:06 Tuesday broker round-up 11/05/2021 13:31:54 Berenberg hikes target price on Ashtead 04/05/2021 12:51:28 Monday broker round-up 15/03/2021 14:06:15 Wednesday broker round-up 03/03/2021 13:05:50 Ashtead lifts FY outlook after market outperformance 02/03/2021 07:55:25 Goldman starts Ashtead at 'buy', shares rally 18/02/2021 12:45:07 Tuesday broker round-up 09/02/2021 13:46:19 Thursday broker round-up 04/02/2021 12:55:10 Ashtead Specialty business a game changer, says Deutsche Bank 21/01/2021 09:31:29 Wednesday broker round-up 16/12/2020 10:40:11 Thursday broker round-up 10/12/2020 13:34:40 Wednesday broker round-up 09/12/2020 13:46:42 JP Morgan praises Ashtead's Q2 results, sees scope for big upgrade to consensus 09/12/2020 12:34:36 Ashtead lifts guidance, holds dividend on strong Q2 08/12/2020 07:25:38 Tuesday preview: Brexit talks, Ashtead in focus 07/12/2020 10:30:38 Wednesday broker round-up 11/11/2020 13:58:22 Wednesday broker round-up 16/09/2020 13:18:06 Wednesday broker round-up 09/09/2020 13:11:00 Ashtead Q1 profit drops 35% on Covid-19 impact 08/09/2020 07:35:11 Tuesday preview: Brexit talks, Ashtead in the spotlight 07/09/2020 13:16:35 Tuesday broker round-up 25/08/2020 12:48:26

Income Statement

Year End Date
30 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
5,031.10
5,053.60
Operating Profit/Loss
1,135.30
1,223.60
Net Interest
-199.30
-240.80
Pre-Tax Profit
936.00
982.80
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
697.40
739.70
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
697.40
739.70
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
697.40
739.70
Minority Interests
n/a
n/a
Total Dividend Paid
n/ap
n/ap
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
30 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2020
Basic
155.70p
162.10p
Diluted
155.20p
161.50p
Adjusted
166.00p
175.00p
Dividend per Share
n/ap
n/ap

Assets

Year End Date
30 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
6,733.10
7,687.10
Intangible Assets
1,577.10
1,666.40
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Financial Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Assets
73.50
n/a
Current Assets
Inventories
73.80
83.30
Trade & Other Receivables
782.70
821.60
Cash at Bank & In Hand
19.20
241.40
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
13.30
32.80
Other Assets
n/a
n/a
Total Assets
9,272.70
10,532.60

Liabilities

Year End Date
30 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
121.90
106.00
Other Current Liabilities
635.00
630.70
Total Current Liabilities
756.90
736.70
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
4,087.10
5,498.40
Provisions
1,137.70
1,313.20
Other Non-Current Liabilities
22.30
12.10
Total Non-Current Liabilities
5,247.10
6,823.70
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
6,004.00
7,560.40

Net Assets

Year End Date
30 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
3,268.70
2,972.20

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
30 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
45.10
45.40
Share Premium Account
3.60
3.60
Other Reserves
8.20
172.90
Retained Earnings
3,211.80
2,750.30
Shareholders Funds
3,268.70
2,972.20
Minority Interests/Other Equity
n/a
n/a
Total Equity
3,268.70
2,972.20

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Final
19 Aug 2021
21 Sep 2021
35.00p
Interim
14 Jan 2021
03 Feb 2021
7.15p
Final
13 Aug 2020
11 Sep 2020
33.50p
Interim
16 Jan 2020
05 Feb 2020
7.15p
Final
15 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
33.50p
Interim
17 Jan 2019
06 Feb 2019
6.50p
Final
16 Aug 2018
14 Sep 2018
27.50p
Interim
18 Jan 2018
07 Feb 2018
5.50p
Final
17 Aug 2017
15 Sep 2017
22.75p
Interim
19 Jan 2017
08 Feb 2017
4.75p
Final
11 Aug 2016
09 Sep 2016
18.50p
Interim
14 Jan 2016
03 Feb 2016
4.00p
Final
19 Aug 2009
11 Sep 2009
1.675p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
30 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2020
Dividend growth
3.69%
1.63%
Dividend yield
0.90%
1.90%
Dividend cover
3.94
4.31


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