Merlin Entertainments (MERL)

Sector:

Tourism and Leisure Services

Index:

FTSE 250

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374.50p
   
  • Change Today:
    -1.40p
  • 52 Week High: 537.00
  • 52 Week Low: 318.40
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,019.57m
  • Volume: 2,018,811
  • Market Cap: £3,818.30m
  • Beta: 0.02

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.

1 Day Chart (25-05-2018)

1 Day Chart

6 Month Chart

6 Month Chart

Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 2.0% 2.0%
Div Cover 2.8 2.7
Op Mrgn 20.3% 16.5%
ROCE 14.3%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 18.3 18.2
PEG n/a 232.4
Pr/Revenue 2.4 2.3
Pr/Book 2.4  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 9.4% 4.0%
PBT -2.2% 0.7%
EPS -1.4% 0.1%
DPS 4.2% 1.1%

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 1,657.90 272.88 20.52p 18.3 233.0 0% 7.48p 2.0%
31-Dec-19 1,770.50 300.42 22.56p 16.6 1.7 +10% 8.20p 2.2%

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Latest MERL Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
02-May-18 Exercise of option Nick Varney 323.71p 2,780 £8,999.14
03-Apr-18 Sell Nick Varney 341.09p 25,232 £86,064.08
03-Apr-18 Transfer From Nick Varney 0.000p 48,160 £0.00

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 374.50p
Change Today -1.40p
% Change -0.37 %
52 Week High 537.00
52 Week Low 318.40
Volume 2,018,811
Shares Issued 1,019.57m
Market Cap £3,818.30m
Beta 0.02

MERL Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
55.39% below the market average55.39% below the market average55.39% below the market average55.39% below the market average55.39% below the market average
39.24% below the sector average39.24% below the sector average39.24% below the sector average39.24% below the sector average39.24% below the sector average
Price Trend
47.85% below the market average47.85% below the market average47.85% below the market average47.85% below the market average47.85% below the market average
56.1% below the sector average56.1% below the sector average56.1% below the sector average56.1% below the sector average56.1% below the sector average
Income
36.86% below the market average36.86% below the market average36.86% below the market average36.86% below the market average36.86% below the market average
10.71% below the sector average10.71% below the sector average10.71% below the sector average10.71% below the sector average10.71% below the sector average
Growth
37.72% below the market average37.72% below the market average37.72% below the market average37.72% below the market average37.72% below the market average
23.68% below the sector average23.68% below the sector average23.68% below the sector average23.68% below the sector average23.68% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 10
Buy 0
Neutral 5
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 15
buy
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MERL Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 12-Apr-18 17-Aug-17
Paid 17-May-18 25-Sep-17
Amount 5.00p 2.40p

Trades for 25-May-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
16:55 18,189 @ 374.15p
16:53 4,733 @ 372.80p
16:53 10,586 @ 373.91p
16:53 34 @ 374.00p
16:53 2,756 @ 374.09p

MERL Key Personnel

CFO Anne-Francoise  Nesmes

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