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Merlin Entertainments

Current Price 368.30p Bid 368.70p Ask 368.90p Change -0.54%
Last Updated: 16/08/2018 15:25. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Merlin Entertainments plc is the leading name in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin operates over 120 attractions, 15 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 25 countries and across 4 continents. The Company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its nearly 70 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its circa 29,000 employees (peak season).

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2017

Turnover
£1,594.00m
Operating Profit
£323.00m
Dividend Yield
0.00
Dividend Per Share
7.40
Dividend Cover
2.73
P/E Ratio
18.09

Key Personnel

Nicholas John Varney
Chief Executive Officer
Anne-Francoise Nesmes
Chief Financial Officer
Sir John Michael Sunderland
Non-Executive Chairman
Soren Thorup Sorensen
Non-Executive Director
Trudy Ann Rautio
Non-Executive Director
Yun Chiang
Non-Executive Director
Andrew Raymond Fisher
Non-Executive Director
Charles Mark Gurassa
Non-Executive Director
Anne Frances Hazlitt
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
MERL
ISIN
GB00BDZT6P94
Shares in Issue
1,022,072,449
Market cap
£3,789.85m

Analyst Views (7)

Strong Buy
 
71.43%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
28.57%
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
368.80p
Bid Price
368.70p
Ask Price
368.90p
Volume
1112819
Change Today
-2.00p
% Change Today
-0.54%
Open
368.10p
Previous Close
370.80p
Intraday High
373.34p
Intraday Low
367.80p
52 Week High
472.60p
52 Week Low
317.10p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Merlin Entertainments Intra-day Chart

Merlin Entertainments News

News in this section is provided by MoneyAM

Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 14 Aug 2018 | 09:30 Currency effects weigh on Merlin Entertainments' H1 profits 02 Aug 2018 | 08:59 Merlin Entertainments appoints Shazam's Andrew Fisher as a director 08 Jun 2018 | 07:49 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 07 Jun 2018 | 09:10 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 06 Jun 2018 | 09:30 Director Deals - Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) 03 May 2018 | 16:10 Merlin Entertainment launches $400m corporate bond offering 30 Apr 2018 | 13:16 FTSE closes the week on a high as pound plunges 27 Apr 2018 | 16:54 FTSE rises on falling pound amid weak UK economic growth 27 Apr 2018 | 11:59 Merlin Entertainment trading subdued in 'seasonally quiet' period 27 Apr 2018 | 07:55 Director Deals - Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) 05 Apr 2018 | 14:55 Director Deals - Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) 05 Apr 2018 | 14:55 Director Deals - Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) 28 Mar 2018 | 15:35 Director Deals - Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) 28 Mar 2018 | 15:35 Director Deals - Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) 05 Mar 2018 | 12:35 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 02 Mar 2018 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 02 Mar 2018 | 08:30 Interest rate concerns weigh on FTSE 01 Mar 2018 | 16:46 FTSE struggles as interest rate fears re-emerge 01 Mar 2018 | 12:08 FTSE 100 slips as global sell-off continues 01 Mar 2018 | 08:38 Merlin held back by terror attacks and bad weather 01 Mar 2018 | 07:21 FTSE struggles as European equities fall 22 Feb 2018 | 16:54 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 22 Feb 2018 | 13:30 Weaker miners drag on FTSE 19 Feb 2018 | 16:45 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 05 Feb 2018 | 08:10 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 15 Jan 2018 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 12 Jan 2018 | 11:50 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 19 Dec 2017 | 08:20 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 20 Nov 2017 | 10:30 Director Deals - Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) 24 Oct 2017 | 14:25

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Tangible Assets
2,092.0
1,841.0
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
1,018.0
1,017.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
103.0
100.0
Total Non-Current Assets
3,213.0
2,958.0
Inventory
37.0
36.0
Trade & Receivables
100.0
86.0
Cash & Receivables
309.0
215.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
5.0
3.0
Total Assets
3,664.0
3,298.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Short Term Liabilities
359.0
352.0
Long Term Liabilities
1,738.0
1,518.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
2,097.0
1,870.0

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Net Assets
1,567.0
1,428.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Share Capital
0.0
0.0
Minority Interests
4.0
4.0
Retained Earnings
0.0
0.0
Share Premium Account
0.0
0.0
Other Equity
1,563.0
1,424.0
Total Equity
1,567.0
1,428.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Cashflow from Operating Activities
413.0
433.0
Cashflow Before Financing
70.0
146.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
90.0
40.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Turnover
1,594.0
1,457.0
Cost of Sales
255.0
227.0
Gross Profit
1,339.0
1,230.0
Operating Profit
323.0
320.0
Pre-Tax Profit
271.0
277.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
209.0
211.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H1 Dividend
16 Aug 2018
24 Sep 2018
H2 Dividend
12 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
H1 Dividend
17 Aug 2017
25 Sep 2017
H2 Dividend
11 May 2017
19 Jun 2017
H1 Dividend
11 Aug 2016
19 Sep 2016
H2 Dividend
28 Apr 2016
07 Jun 2016
H1 Dividend
13 Aug 2015
24 Sep 2015
H2 Dividend
30 Apr 2015
05 Jun 2015
H1 Dividend
27 Aug 2014
25 Sep 2014
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