Merlin Entertainments (MERL)

Sector:

Tourism and Leisure Services

Index:

FTSE 250

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335.30p
   
  • Change Today:
      7.50p
  • 52 Week High: 410.50
  • 52 Week Low: 311.40
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,022.07m
  • Volume: 1,387,016
  • Market Cap: £3,427.01m
  • Beta: 0.69

MERL Overview

The owner of Legoland and Madame Tussauds, the theme park operator runs 117 attractions spread across 24 countries and four continents. Its stated aim is to become the worldwide leader in branded, location-based, family entertainment. It also runs the Alton Towers Resort in the UK and Heide Park, Germany's third-largest theme park.

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Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 2.2% 2.2%
Div Cover 2.8 2.7
Op Mrgn 20.3% 16.0%
ROCE 14.3%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 16.4 16.1
PEG n/a n/a
Pr/Revenue 2.1 2.0
Pr/Book 2.2  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 9.4% 4.9%
PBT -2.2% -1.3%
EPS -1.4% -0.8%
DPS 4.2% 0.4%

MERL Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (£m) Pre-tax (£m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
28-Dec-13 1,192.00 172.00 16.90p 21.4 n/a n/a n/a 0.0%
27-Dec-14 1,249.00 226.00 17.70p 22.3 4.5 +5% 6.20p 1.6%
26-Dec-15 1,278.00 237.00 17.80p 25.3 25.3 +1% 6.50p 1.4%
31-Dec-16 1,457.00 277.00 20.80p 21.6 1.3 +17% 7.10p 1.6%
30-Dec-17 1,594.00 271.00 20.50p 17.7 n/a -1% 7.40p 2.0%

a. Based on UK GAAP presentation of accounts - includes discontinued activities

MERL Forecasts

Year Ending Revenue (£m) Pre-tax (£m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Dec-18 1,671.59 267.61 20.33p 16.5 n/a -1% 7.43p 2.2%
31-Dec-19 1,785.38 289.13 21.85p 15.3 2.1 +7% 8.01p 2.4%

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MERL Company Announcements

Trading Update 16-Oct-2018 07:00 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 21-Sep-2018 13:30 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding - PSP Vesting 12-Sep-2018 15:00 RNS

Latest MERL Director Deals

No deals were found in the last 28 days.

Note 1: Prices and trades are provided by Digital Look Corporate Solutions and are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Note 2: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 3: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 4: In the case of dual listed securities, broker recommendations and forecasts relate to the primary listing.

Note 5: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.

 

MERL Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 335.30p
Change Today 7.50p
% Change 2.29 %
52 Week High 410.50
52 Week Low 311.40
Volume 1,387,016
Shares Issued 1,022.07m
Market Cap £3,427.01m
Beta 0.69

MERL Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
3.81% below the market average3.81% below the market average3.81% below the market average3.81% below the market average3.81% below the market average
11.69% above the sector average11.69% above the sector average11.69% above the sector average11.69% above the sector average11.69% above the sector average
Price Trend
52.14% below the market average52.14% below the market average52.14% below the market average52.14% below the market average52.14% below the market average
21.95% below the sector average21.95% below the sector average21.95% below the sector average21.95% below the sector average21.95% below the sector average
Income
39.03% below the market average39.03% below the market average39.03% below the market average39.03% below the market average39.03% below the market average
5.45% below the sector average5.45% below the sector average5.45% below the sector average5.45% below the sector average5.45% below the sector average
Growth
38.45% below the market average38.45% below the market average38.45% below the market average38.45% below the market average38.45% below the market average
21.05% below the sector average21.05% below the sector average21.05% below the sector average21.05% below the sector average21.05% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 8
Buy 0
Neutral 4
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 12
buy
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MERL Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 16-Aug-18 12-Apr-18
Paid 24-Sep-18 17-May-18
Amount 2.50p 5.00p

Trades for 13-Nov-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
16:47 6 @ 333.00p
16:47 6 @ 332.80p
16:47 5 @ 334.60p
16:47 4 @ 335.90p
16:47 4 @ 335.50p

MERL Key Personnel

CFO Anne-Francoise  Nesmes

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