Merlin Entertainments (MERL)

Sector:

Tourism and Leisure Services

Index:

FTSE 250

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350.60p
   
  • Change Today:
      3.60p
  • 52 Week High: 537.00
  • 52 Week Low: 346.20
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,019.57m
  • Volume: 2,712,781
  • Market Cap: £3,574.62m

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 2.0% 2.0%
Div Cover 2.9 2.8
Op Mrgn 22.0% 17.5%
ROCE 16.9%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 16.7 17.9
PEG 1.0 n/a
Pr/Revenue 2.4 2.3
Pr/Book 2.5  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 14.0% 9.1%
PBT 16.9% 0.3%
EPS 16.9% -2.7%
DPS 9.2% 2.2%

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%

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-17 1,589.30 277.96 20.23p 17.3 n/a -3% 7.26p 2.0%
31-Dec-18 1,694.61 296.67 21.55p 16.3 2.5 +6% 7.79p 2.2%
31-Dec-19 1,815.89 326.65 23.73p 14.8 1.5 +10% 8.54p 2.4%

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MERL Company Announcements

Director/PDMR Shareholding 19-Jan-2018 13:00 RNS
Holding(s) in Company 05-Dec-2017 16:00 RNS
Total Voting Rights 10-Nov-2017 16:29 RNS

Latest MERL Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
16-Jan-18 Buy Trudy Rautio 368.32p 19,000 £69,980.04
23-Oct-17 Buy Ken J Hydon 375.70p 30,000 £112,710.00

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 350.60p
Change Today 3.60p
% Change 1.04 %
52 Week High 537.00
52 Week Low 346.20
Volume 2,712,781
Shares Issued 1,019.57m
Market Cap £3,574.62m

MERL Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
67% below the market average67% below the market average67% below the market average67% below the market average67% below the market average
58.44% below the sector average58.44% below the sector average58.44% below the sector average58.44% below the sector average58.44% below the sector average
Price Trend
78.65% below the market average78.65% below the market average78.65% below the market average78.65% below the market average78.65% below the market average
78.31% below the sector average78.31% below the sector average78.31% below the sector average78.31% below the sector average78.31% below the sector average
Income
33.84% below the market average33.84% below the market average33.84% below the market average33.84% below the market average33.84% below the market average
19.23% below the sector average19.23% below the sector average19.23% below the sector average19.23% below the sector average19.23% below the sector average
Growth
5.85% above the market average5.85% above the market average5.85% above the market average5.85% above the market average5.85% above the market average
10.81% above the sector average10.81% above the sector average10.81% above the sector average10.81% above the sector average10.81% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 11
Buy 0
Neutral 5
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 17
buy
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MERL Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 17-Aug-17 11-May-17
Paid 25-Sep-17 19-Jun-17
Amount 2.40p 4.90p

Trades for 19-Jan-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
16:52 4,378 @ 349.82p
16:52 4 @ 347.60p
16:52 45 @ 349.04p
16:51 5,700 @ 348.72p
16:35 702,316 @ 350.60p

MERL Key Personnel

CFO Anne-Francoise  Nesmes

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