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Merlin Entertainments

Current Price 346.56p Bid 344.50p Ask 344.80p Change 0.97%
Last Updated: 24/02/2018 10:28. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Merlin Entertainments plc is the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe. Merlin runs 99 attractions in 22 countries across four continents. Its aim is to deliver unique, memorable and rewarding experiences to millions of visitors across its growing estate.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2016

Turnover
£1,457.00m
Operating Profit
£320.00m
Dividend Yield
0.00
Dividend Per Share
7.10
Dividend Cover
2.85
P/E Ratio
16.78

Key Personnel

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

Stock Details

EPIC
MERL
ISIN
GB00BDZT6P94
Shares in Issue
1,019,572,449
Market cap
£3,559.33m

Analyst Views (8)

Strong Buy
 
75.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
25.00%
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
344.50p
Bid Price
344.50p
Ask Price
344.80p
Volume
3417944
Change Today
3.30p
% Change Today
0.97%
Open
343.80p
Previous Close
344.50p
Intraday High
348.10p
Intraday Low
343.30p
52 Week High
537.50p
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

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 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 23 Oct 2017 | 09:20 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 20 Oct 2017 | 10:00 Director Deals - Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) 20 Oct 2017 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 18 Oct 2017 | 12:30 Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 18 Oct 2017 | 10:50 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 18 Oct 2017 | 08:50 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 18 Oct 2017 | 08:20 Weaker sterling fails to keep FTSE afloat 17 Oct 2017 | 16:55 FTSE flat as UK inflation rises 17 Oct 2017 | 11:53 UK stocks open flat 17 Oct 2017 | 08:56 Merlin revenue growth slows 17 Oct 2017 | 07:17 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 06 Oct 2017 | 10:00 FTSE rises on higher copper price and stronger miners 05 Oct 2017 | 16:52 Stronger miners lift FTSE 100 05 Oct 2017 | 11:58 Director Deals - Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) 21 Sep 2017 | 14:30 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 18 Aug 2017 | 09:30 FTSE struggles to gain momentum as housebuilding stocks weigh on performance 04 Aug 2017 | 11:47 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 04 Aug 2017 | 09:50 Rumoured Help to Buy scheme review triggers sell-off in housebuilding sector 04 Aug 2017 | 09:07 Merlin revenue rises 04 Aug 2017 | 07:16 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC 05 Jul 2017 | 15:40

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
26 Dec 2015
Tangible Assets
1,841.0
1,495.0
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
1,017.0
923.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
100.0
57.0
Total Non-Current Assets
2,958.0
2,475.0
Inventory
36.0
30.0
Trade & Receivables
86.0
76.0
Cash & Receivables
215.0
152.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
3.0
2.0
Total Assets
3,298.0
2,735.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
26 Dec 2015
Short Term Liabilities
352.0
266.0
Long Term Liabilities
1,518.0
1,320.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
1,870.0
1,586.0

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
26 Dec 2015
Net Assets
1,428.0
1,149.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
26 Dec 2015
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
1,424.0
1,145.0
Total Equity
1,428.0
1,149.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
26 Dec 2015
Cashflow from Operating Activities
433.0
325.0
Cashflow Before Financing
146.0
106.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
40.0
-137.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
26 Dec 2015
Turnover
1,457.0
1,278.0
Cost of Sales
227.0
193.0
Gross Profit
1,230.0
1,085.0
Operating Profit
320.0
291.0
Pre-Tax Profit
277.0
237.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
211.0
170.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
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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