Merlin Entertainments (MERL)

Sector:

Tourism and Leisure Services

Index:

FTSE 100

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377.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -0.70p
  • 52 Week High: 537.00
  • 52 Week Low: 368.10
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,019.57m
  • Volume: 3,204,554
  • Market Cap: £3,843.79m

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 1.9% 1.9%
Div Cover 2.9 2.8
Op Mrgn 22.0% 17.7%
ROCE 16.9%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 18.1 18.5
PEG 1.1 n/a
Pr/Revenue 2.6 2.4
Pr/Book 2.7  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 14.0% 9.3%
PBT 16.9% 1.7%
EPS 16.9% -1.7%
DPS 9.2% 3.2%

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 1,591.88 281.70 20.44p 18.4 n/a -2% 7.33p 1.9%
31-Dec-18 1,710.43 309.55 22.31p 16.9 1.8 +9% 8.09p 2.1%

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MERL Company Announcements

Total Voting Rights 10-Nov-2017 16:29 RNS
Holding(s) in Company - BlackRock, Inc. 10-Nov-2017 15:00 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 26-Oct-2017 16:00 RNS

Latest MERL Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
23-Oct-17 Buy Ken J Hydon 375.70p 30,000 £112,710.00
19-Oct-17 Buy Anne-Francoise  Nesmes 368.60p 5,500 £20,273.00
20-Sep-17 Exercise of option Nick Varney 296.35p 3,036 £8,997.19

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 377.00p
Change Today -0.70p
% Change -0.19 %
52 Week High 537.00
52 Week Low 368.10
Volume 3,204,554
Shares Issued 1,019.57m
Market Cap £3,843.79m

MERL Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
74.96% below the market average74.96% below the market average74.96% below the market average74.96% below the market average74.96% below the market average
64.1% below the sector average64.1% below the sector average64.1% below the sector average64.1% below the sector average64.1% below the sector average
Price Trend
66.32% below the market average66.32% below the market average66.32% below the market average66.32% below the market average66.32% below the market average
53.66% below the sector average53.66% below the sector average53.66% below the sector average53.66% below the sector average53.66% below the sector average
Income
39.81% below the market average39.81% below the market average39.81% below the market average39.81% below the market average39.81% below the market average
32.08% below the sector average32.08% below the sector average32.08% below the sector average32.08% below the sector average32.08% below the sector average
Growth
9.03% above the market average9.03% above the market average9.03% above the market average9.03% above the market average9.03% above the market average
37.84% above the sector average37.84% above the sector average37.84% above the sector average37.84% above the sector average37.84% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 11
Buy 0
Neutral 4
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 16
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 17-Nov-2017

Time Volume / Share Price
17:02 3,534 @ 377.07p
17:02 3,534 @ 377.07p
16:52 2,391 @ 377.10p
16:52 2,391 @ 377.10p
16:52 3,057 @ 377.10p

MERL Key Personnel

CFO Anne-Francoise  Nesmes

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