Ascential (ASCL)

Sector:

Media

Index:

FTSE 250

343.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      1.40p
  • 52 Week High: 411.00
  • 52 Week Low: 332.40
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 402.81m
  • Volume: 247,621
  • Market Cap: 1,381.63m
  • RiskGrade: 129
  • Beta: 0.67

Ascential Overview

Ascential is a business-to-business media business specialising in exhibitions & festivals and information services. It organises large scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals where customers come together to form business relationships and transact. In Information Services, it provides high quality, industry-specific business intelligence and forecasting via digital subscription products.

1 Day Chart (19-11-2019)

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6 Month Chart

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Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 1.7% 1.8%
Div Cover 2.7 2.8
Op Mrgn 11.5% 22.7%
ROCE 19.6%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 22.1 19.6
PEG 1.7 1.5
Pr/Revenue 4.0 3.4
Pr/Book 2.5  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 19.0% 18.1%
PBT 45.2% 222.9%
EPS 13.1% 12.8%
DPS 3.6% 6.3%

Ascential Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Dec-14 312.70 (5.40) 4.95p n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0%
31-Dec-15 319.10 8.40 4.03p n/a n/a -19% n/a 0.0%
31-Dec-16 299.60 (1.80) 14.90p 18.1 0.1 +270% 4.70p 1.7%
31-Dec-17 292.90 19.90 13.70p 28.1 n/a -8% 5.60p 1.5%
31-Dec-18 348.50 28.90 15.50p 24.3 1.9 +13% 5.80p 1.5%

a. Based on UK GAAP presentation of accounts - includes discontinued activities

Ascential Forecasts

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Dec-19 411.75 93.31 17.48p 19.6 1.5 +13% 6.17p 1.8%
31-Dec-20 447.13 104.91 19.48p 17.6 1.5 +12% 6.73p 2.0%

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Ascential Company Announcements

Holding(s) in Company 13-Nov-2019 17:52 RNS
Total Voting Rights 01-Oct-2019 14:50 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 30-Sep-2019 15:32 RNS

Latest Ascential 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: RiskGrade figures are provided by RiskMetrics.

Note 3: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 4: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 5: In the case of dual listed securities, broker recommendations and forecasts relate to the primary listing.

Note 6: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.

 

Ascential Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 343.00p
Change Today 1.40p
% Change 0.41 %
52 Week High 411.00
52 Week Low 332.40
Volume 247,621
Shares Issued 402.81m
Market Cap 1,381.63m
Beta 0.67
RiskGrade 129

Ascential Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
84.49% below the market average84.49% below the market average84.49% below the market average84.49% below the market average84.49% below the market average
76.67% below the sector average76.67% below the sector average76.67% below the sector average76.67% below the sector average76.67% below the sector average
Price Trend
34.38% below the market average34.38% below the market average34.38% below the market average34.38% below the market average34.38% below the market average
10.45% below the sector average10.45% below the sector average10.45% below the sector average10.45% below the sector average10.45% below the sector average
Income
76.14% below the market average76.14% below the market average76.14% below the market average76.14% below the market average76.14% below the market average
68.75% below the sector average68.75% below the sector average68.75% below the sector average68.75% below the sector average68.75% below the sector average
Growth
34.61% above the market average34.61% above the market average34.61% above the market average34.61% above the market average34.61% above the market average
38.71% above the sector average38.71% above the sector average38.71% above the sector average38.71% above the sector average38.71% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 8
Buy 0
Neutral 3
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 11
buy
Broker recommendations should not be taken as investment advice, and are provided by the authorised brokers listed on this page.

Ascential Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 29-Aug-19 16-May-19
Paid 27-Sep-19 14-Jun-19
Amount 1.80p 3.90p

Trades for 19-Nov-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 132,915 @ 343.00p
16:29 365 @ 344.80p
16:29 223 @ 344.80p
16:29 177 @ 344.80p
16:29 314 @ 344.60p

Ascential Key Personnel

Chair Scott Forbes
CEO Duncan Painter
CFO Mandy Gradden

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