Ascential (ASCL)

Sector:

Media

Index:

FTSE 250

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423.60p
   
  • Change Today:
      3.80p
  • 52 Week High: 465.00
  • 52 Week Low: 335.70
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 400.70m
  • Volume: 563,301
  • Market Cap: 1,697.37m
  • RiskGrade: 138

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 (17-08-2018)

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Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 1.3% 1.3%
Div Cover 3.3 2.8
Op Mrgn 11.8% 22.4%
ROCE n/a  
Latest F'cast
P/E 23.0 26.8
PEG 1.0 n/a
Pr/Revenue 4.5 4.8
Pr/Book 4.9  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 25.4% -6.8%
PBT n/a 136.9%
EPS 23.5% -14.2%
DPS 19.1% 0.4%

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-17 375.80 33.10 18.40p 20.9 0.9 +24% 5.60p 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-18 350.14 78.42 15.78p 26.8 n/a -14% 5.62p 1.3%
31-Dec-19 386.26 91.89 18.51p 22.9 1.3 +17% 6.43p 1.5%

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Ascential Company Announcements

Holding(s) in Company 02-Aug-2018 14:00 RNS
Total Voting Rights 01-Aug-2018 11:30 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 25-Jul-2018 11:50 RNS

Latest Ascential Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
25-Jul-18 Buy Duncan Painter 428.26p 41,538 177,890.71
25-Jul-18 Buy Duncan Painter 428.26p 41,538 177,890.71
15-Jun-18 Buy Mandy Gradden 437.80p 4 17.51

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 423.60p
Change Today 3.80p
% Change 0.91 %
52 Week High 465.00
52 Week Low 335.70
Volume 563,301
Shares Issued 400.70m
Market Cap 1,697.37m
RiskGrade 138

Ascential Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
89.58% below the market average89.58% below the market average89.58% below the market average89.58% below the market average89.58% below the market average
85.07% below the sector average85.07% below the sector average85.07% below the sector average85.07% below the sector average85.07% below the sector average
Price Trend
80.17% above the market average80.17% above the market average80.17% above the market average80.17% above the market average80.17% above the market average
60.56% above the sector average60.56% above the sector average60.56% above the sector average60.56% above the sector average60.56% above the sector average
Income
76.26% below the market average76.26% below the market average76.26% below the market average76.26% below the market average76.26% below the market average
66.67% below the sector average66.67% below the sector average66.67% below the sector average66.67% below the sector average66.67% below the sector average
Growth
59.27% above the market average59.27% above the market average59.27% above the market average59.27% above the market average59.27% above the market average
65.71% above the sector average65.71% above the sector average65.71% above the sector average65.71% above the sector average65.71% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 4
Buy 1
Neutral 3
Sell 1
Strong Sell 0
Total 9
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 30-Aug-18 17-May-18
Paid 28-Sep-18 15-Jun-18
Amount 1.90p 3.80p

Trades for 17-Aug-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
16:54 6,323 @ 423.60p
16:54 1,531 @ 424.27p
16:54 500 @ 421.84p
16:54 1,000 @ 422.50p
16:54 600 @ 421.50p

Ascential Key Personnel

Chair Scott Forbes
CEO Duncan Painter
CFO Mandy Gradden

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