Merlin Entertainments (MERL)

Sector:

Tourism and Leisure Services

Index:

FTSE 100

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475.90p
   
  • Change Today:
      3.10p
  • 52 Week High: 504.50
  • 52 Week Low: 405.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,015.81m
  • Volume: 1,901,707
  • Market Cap: £4,834.24m
  • Beta: 0.90

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 1.5% 1.6%
Div Cover 2.9 2.8
Op Mrgn 22.0% 18.8%
ROCE 16.9%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 22.9 21.4
PEG 1.4 3.2
Pr/Revenue 3.3 3.0
Pr/Book 3.4  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 14.0% 11.6%
PBT 16.9% 10.4%
EPS 16.9% 6.7%
DPS 9.2% 11.6%

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 1,626.11 305.77 22.19p 21.4 3.2 +7% 7.92p 1.6%
31-Dec-18 1,790.01 349.18 25.44p 18.7 1.3 +15% 9.07p 1.9%

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MERL Company Announcements

Block Listing Application 20-Mar-2017 09:00 RNS
EUR200m Notes 2022 - Closing 17-Mar-2017 11:33 RNS
Pricing confirmation - EUR200m loan notes 14-Mar-2017 07:00 RNS

Latest MERL Director Deals

No deals were found in the last 28 days.

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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 475.90p
Change Today 3.10p
% Change 0.66 %
52 Week High 504.50
52 Week Low 405.00
Volume 1,901,707
Shares Issued 1,015.81m
Market Cap £4,834.24m
Beta 0.90

MERL Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
92.76% below the market average92.76% below the market average92.76% below the market average92.76% below the market average92.76% below the market average
94.52% below the sector average94.52% below the sector average94.52% below the sector average94.52% below the sector average94.52% below the sector average
Price Trend
10.73% above the market average10.73% above the market average10.73% above the market average10.73% above the market average10.73% above the market average
10.00% above the sector average10.00% above the sector average10.00% above the sector average10.00% above the sector average10.00% above the sector average
Income
65.95% below the market average65.95% below the market average65.95% below the market average65.95% below the market average65.95% below the market average
59.26% below the sector average59.26% below the sector average59.26% below the sector average59.26% below the sector average59.26% below the sector average
Growth
11.61% above the market average11.61% above the market average11.61% above the market average11.61% above the market average11.61% above the market average
31.51% above the sector average31.51% above the sector average31.51% above the sector average31.51% above the sector average31.51% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 6
Buy 0
Neutral 5
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 12
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 24-Mar-2017

Time Volume / Share Price
17:11 987 @ 475.86p
17:08 33,100 @ 475.76p
17:03 2,415 @ 475.83p
17:03 1,898 @ 475.83p
17:03 5,846 @ 475.75p

MERL Key Personnel

CFO Anne-Francoise  Nesmes

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