Merlin Entertainments (MERL)

Sector:

Tourism and Leisure Services

Index:

FTSE 100

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 518.50p
   
  • Change Today:
      0.000p
  • 52 Week High: 525.50
  • 52 Week Low: 405.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,015.81m
  • Volume: 194,394
  • Market Cap: £5,267m
  • Beta: 0.68

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 1.4% 1.5%
Div Cover 2.9 2.8
Op Mrgn 22.0% 18.8%
ROCE 16.9%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 24.9 23.4
PEG 1.5 3.7
Pr/Revenue 3.6 3.2
Pr/Book 3.7  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 14.0% 11.4%
PBT 16.9% 9.9%
EPS 16.9% 6.2%
DPS 9.2% 11.3%

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 1,623.61 304.48 22.09p 23.5 3.8 +6% 7.90p 1.5%
31-Dec-18 1,784.52 349.82 25.44p 20.4 1.3 +15% 9.09p 1.8%

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MERL Company Announcements

Director/PDMR Shareholding 04-May-2017 14:30 RNS
Notice of AGM 28-Apr-2017 15:05 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 04-Apr-2017 11:30 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 518.50p
Change Today 0.000p
% Change 0.00 %
52 Week High 525.50
52 Week Low 405.00
Volume 194,394
Shares Issued 1,015.81m
Market Cap £5,267m
Beta 0.68

MERL Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
93.25% below the market average93.25% below the market average93.25% below the market average93.25% below the market average93.25% below the market average
94.81% below the sector average94.81% below the sector average94.81% below the sector average94.81% below the sector average94.81% below the sector average
Price Trend
45.65% above the market average45.65% above the market average45.65% above the market average45.65% above the market average45.65% above the market average
25.93% above the sector average25.93% above the sector average25.93% above the sector average25.93% above the sector average25.93% above the sector average
Income
70.51% below the market average70.51% below the market average70.51% below the market average70.51% below the market average70.51% below the market average
70.91% below the sector average70.91% below the sector average70.91% below the sector average70.91% below the sector average70.91% below the sector average
Growth
8.13% above the market average8.13% above the market average8.13% above the market average8.13% above the market average8.13% above the market average
15.79% above the sector average15.79% above the sector average15.79% above the sector average15.79% above the sector average15.79% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 7
Buy 1
Neutral 5
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 14
buy
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MERL Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 11-May-17 11-Aug-16
Paid 19-Jun-17 19-Sep-16
Amount 4.90p 2.20p

Trades for 30-May-2017

Time Volume / Share Price
09:55 547 @ 518.50p
09:55 2,243 @ 518.50p
09:55 100 @ 518.50p
09:55 310 @ 518.50p
09:54 332 @ 518.50p

MERL Key Personnel

CFO Anne-Francoise  Nesmes

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