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Merchants Trust

Current Price 432.00p Bid 430.50p Ask 435.00p Change 2.49%
Last Updated: 25/11/2020 02:48. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Merchant aims to provide an above average level of income and growth combined with long term growth of capital via a policy of investing primarily in higher yielding UK 'blue chip' FTSE 100 companies.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/01/2020

Revenue
£n/am
Operating Profit/Loss
£34.55m
Dividend yield (%)
5.10
Total dividend for year
27.1000p
Dividend cover
1.09
P/E Ratio
17.90

Key Personnel

Mr Colin Clark
Chairman
Mr Karen McKellar
Non-Executive Director
Mr Paul Yates
Non-Executive Director
Mr Timon Drakesmith
Non-Executive Director
Ms Mary Ann Sieghart
Non-Executive Director
Ms Sybella Stanley
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
MRCH
ISIN
GB0005800072
Shares in Issue
120.07m
Market cap
£514.81m

Analyst Views (0)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
0%
Hold
 
0%
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 view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
432.00p
Bid Price
430.50p
Ask Price
435.00p
Volume
309,785
Change Today
10.50p
% Change Today
2.49%
Open
426.50p
Previous Close
432.00p
Intraday High
433.50p
Intraday Low
422.50p
52 Week High
567.00p
52 Week Low
302.50p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

News

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
n/a
n/a
Operating Profit/Loss
34.55
32.43
Net Interest
-1.88
-2.33
Pre-Tax Profit
32.67
30.10
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
32.64
30.10
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
n/a
n/a
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
n/a
n/a
Minority Interests
n/a
n/a
Total Dividend Paid
27.1000p
26.0000p
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
32.64
30.10

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
31 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2019
Basic
29.67p
27.68p
Diluted
29.67p
27.68p
Adjusted
29.67p
27.68p
Dividend per Share
27.1000p
26.0000p

Assets

Year End Date
31 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
n/a
n/a
Intangible Assets
n/a
n/a
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Financial Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Assets
n/a
n/a
Current Assets
Inventories
n/a
n/a
Trade & Other Receivables
n/a
n/a
Cash at Bank & In Hand
10.55
22.95
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Assets
n/a
n/a
Total Assets
719.30
646.16

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
n/a
n/a
Other Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
n/a
n/a
Provisions
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Non-Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
96.77
112.23

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
622.53
533.93

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
n/a
n/a
Share Premium Account
54.09
33.72
Other Reserves
508.40
444.69
Retained Earnings
n/a
n/a
Shareholders Funds
622.53
533.93
Minority Interests/Other Equity
n/a
n/a
Total Equity
n/a
n/a

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Q2
08 Oct 2020
12 Nov 2020
6.80p
Q1
09 Jul 2020
19 Aug 2020
6.80p
Q4
23 Apr 2020
29 May 2020
6.80p
Q3
30 Jan 2020
11 Mar 2020
6.80p
Q2
03 Oct 2019
12 Nov 2019
6.80p
Q1
11 Jul 2019
20 Aug 2019
6.70p
Q4
11 Apr 2019
22 May 2019
6.60p
Q3
31 Jan 2019
06 Mar 2019
6.50p
Q2
04 Oct 2018
15 Nov 2018
6.50p
Q1
12 Jul 2018
22 Aug 2018
6.40p
Q4
19 Apr 2018
30 May 2018
6.30p
Q3
25 Jan 2018
02 Mar 2018
6.20p
Q2
05 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
6.20p
Q1
13 Jul 2017
11 Aug 2017
6.10p
Q4
20 Apr 2017
18 May 2017
6.10p
Q3
26 Jan 2017
23 Feb 2017
6.10p
Q2
06 Oct 2016
10 Nov 2016
6.00p
Q1
14 Jul 2016
12 Aug 2016
6.00p
Q4
21 Apr 2016
26 May 2016
6.00p
Q3
28 Jan 2016
24 Feb 2016
6.00p
Q2
08 Oct 2015
12 Nov 2015
6.00p
Q1
16 Jul 2015
14 Aug 2015
6.00p
Special
15 Apr 2009
15 May 2009
0.50p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
31 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2019
Dividend growth
4.23%
4.84%
Dividend yield
5.10%
5.50%
Dividend cover
1.09
1.06
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