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Ashtead Group

Current Price 1889.00p Bid 1877.50p Ask 1878.00p Change -0.45%
Last Updated: 18/11/2018 05:47. 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 30/04/2018

Turnover
£3,418.20m
Operating Profit
£994.00m
Dividend Yield
1.75
Dividend Per Share
33.00
Dividend Cover
5.92
P/E Ratio
9.66

Key Personnel

Geoffrey Drabble
Chief Executive
Brendan Christopher Horgan
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Richard Pratt
Group Finance Director
Paul Ashton Walker
Non-Executive Chairman
Ian Calvert Sutcliffe
Non-Executive Director
Lucinda Jane Riches
Non-Executive Director
Tanya Dianne Fratto
Non-Executive Director
Angus George Cockburn
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
AHT
ISIN
GB0000536739
Shares in Issue
481,179,281
Market cap
£9,077.45m

Analyst Views (8)

Strong Buy
 
75.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
12.50%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
12.50%
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
1878.00p
Bid Price
1877.50p
Ask Price
1878.00p
Volume
1946395
Change Today
-8.50p
% Change Today
-0.45%
Open
1901.00p
Previous Close
1878.00p
Intraday High
1929.00p
Intraday Low
1867.50p
52 Week High
2461.00p
52 Week Low
1770.50p
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 MoneyAM

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 Ashtead boosts profit outlook on weaker pound 11 Sep 2018 | 07:29 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 13 Aug 2018 | 15:40 Broker Forecast - Jefferies International issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 06 Aug 2018 | 11:00 Ashtead to launch $500m note offering to refinance debt 23 Jul 2018 | 13:07 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 09 Jul 2018 | 15:55 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 09 Jul 2018 | 15:55 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 09 Jul 2018 | 15:50 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 09 Jul 2018 | 15:50 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 28 Jun 2018 | 11:40 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 20 Jun 2018 | 11:10 Global equities decline on US tariff threat 19 Jun 2018 | 16:50 FTSE falls as investors fear escalation in US-China trade war 19 Jun 2018 | 11:48 UK stocks slump 0.7% as trade war talk intensifies 19 Jun 2018 | 09:07 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 19 Jun 2018 | 08:30 Ashtead hikes dividend as profits swell 19 Jun 2018 | 07:28 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 11 Jun 2018 | 11:20 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 04 May 2018 | 17:35 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 04 May 2018 | 17:35 Director Deals - Ashtead Group PLC (AHT) 27 Apr 2018 | 17:15 Broker Forecast - Exane BNP Paribas issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 27 Apr 2018 | 10:30 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 14 Mar 2018 | 10:10 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 07 Mar 2018 | 09:50 FTSE gains momentum as Republicans urge Trump to drop tariff threat 06 Mar 2018 | 11:54 Ashtead group pretax profit jumps 26% 06 Mar 2018 | 07:54 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Ashtead Group PLC 02 Mar 2018 | 09:10

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Tangible Assets
4,882.0
4,504.6
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
1,088.9
972.1
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
4.5
0.0
Total Non-Current Assets
5,975.4
5,476.7
Inventory
55.2
44.2
Trade & Receivables
669.4
591.9
Cash & Receivables
19.1
6.3
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
23.9
6.9
Total Assets
6,743.0
6,126.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Short Term Liabilities
659.1
574.7
Long Term Liabilities
3,557.0
3,581.2
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
4,216.1
4,155.9

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Net Assets
2,526.9
1,970.1

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Share Capital
49.9
49.9
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
2,522.3
1,686.0
Share Premium Account
3.6
3.6
Other Equity
-48.9
230.6
Total Equity
2,526.9
1,970.1

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
518.5
424.8
Cashflow Before Financing
27.2
-101.7
Increase / Decrease in Cash
13.1
-7.2

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Turnover
3,418.2
2,901.2
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
994.0
869.3
Pre-Tax Profit
862.1
765.1
Profit / Loss for the Year
968.8
501.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
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
H1 Dividend
15 Jan 2014
05 Feb 2014
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