Merlin Entertainments (MERL)

Sector:

Tourism and Leisure Services

Index:

FTSE 250

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353.30p
   
  • Change Today:
    -2.20p
  • 52 Week High: 410.50
  • 52 Week Low: 307.10
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,022.07m
  • Volume: 1,360,661
  • Market Cap: £3,610.98m
  • 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.

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Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 2.1% 2.1%
Div Cover 2.8 2.7
Op Mrgn 20.3% 16.1%
ROCE 14.3%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 17.2 17.3
PEG n/a n/a
Pr/Revenue 2.3 2.2
Pr/Book 2.3  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 9.4% 4.6%
PBT -2.2% -0.7%
EPS -1.4% -0.5%
DPS 4.2% 0.9%

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 1,666.98 269.05 20.39p 17.3 n/a -0% 7.47p 2.1%
31-Dec-19 1,767.34 280.34 21.30p 16.6 3.7 +4% 7.87p 2.2%
31-Dec-20 1,919.55 318.00 24.15p 14.6 1.1 +13% 8.85p 2.5%

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MERL Company Announcements

LEGOLAND Korea agreement 07-Jan-2019 11:00 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding - PSP Vesting 20-Dec-2018 13:00 RNS
Trading Update 16-Oct-2018 07:00 RNS

Latest MERL Director Deals

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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 353.30p
Change Today -2.20p
% Change -0.62 %
52 Week High 410.50
52 Week Low 307.10
Volume 1,360,661
Shares Issued 1,022.07m
Market Cap £3,610.98m
Beta 0.02

MERL Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
26.96% below the market average26.96% below the market average26.96% below the market average26.96% below the market average26.96% below the market average
22.08% below the sector average22.08% below the sector average22.08% below the sector average22.08% below the sector average22.08% below the sector average
Price Trend
2.01% below the market average2.01% below the market average2.01% below the market average2.01% below the market average2.01% below the market average
3.7% below the sector average3.7% below the sector average3.7% below the sector average3.7% below the sector average3.7% below the sector average
Income
54.44% below the market average54.44% below the market average54.44% below the market average54.44% below the market average54.44% below the market average
15.38% below the sector average15.38% below the sector average15.38% below the sector average15.38% below the sector average15.38% below the sector average
Growth
37.95% below the market average37.95% below the market average37.95% below the market average37.95% below the market average37.95% 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 7
Buy 0
Neutral 3
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 11
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 15-Feb-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 809,570 @ 353.30p
16:29 336 @ 353.90p
16:28 243 @ 353.50p
16:28 201 @ 353.50p
16:28 191 @ 353.60p

MERL Key Personnel

CFO Anne-Francoise  Nesmes

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