Ascential (ASCL)

Sector:

Media

Index:

FTSE 250

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372.60p
   
  • Change Today:
    -0.60p
  • 52 Week High: 465.00
  • 52 Week Low: 336.90
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 400.73m
  • Volume: 363,369
  • Market Cap: 1,493.11m
  • RiskGrade: 149

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.

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Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 1.5% 1.6%
Div Cover 3.3 2.7
Op Mrgn 11.8% 23.0%
ROCE n/a  
Latest F'cast
P/E 20.3 24.0
PEG 0.9 n/a
Pr/Revenue 4.0 4.4
Pr/Book 4.4  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 25.4% -9.2%
PBT n/a 137.0%
EPS 23.5% -15.6%
DPS 19.1% 1.9%

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-18 341.31 78.44 15.52p 24.0 n/a -16% 5.71p 1.6%
31-Dec-19 381.32 97.99 18.43p 20.2 1.1 +19% 6.61p 1.8%

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Ascential Company Announcements

Director/PDMR Shareholding 01-Oct-2018 13:59 RNS
Total Voting Rights 01-Oct-2018 13:57 RNS
Total Voting Rights 04-Sep-2018 15:04 RNS

Latest Ascential Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
28-Sep-18 Buy Dividends Mandy Gradden 421.00p 3 12.63
28-Sep-18 Buy Dividends Duncan Painter 421.00p 3 12.63

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 372.60p
Change Today -0.60p
% Change -0.16 %
52 Week High 465.00
52 Week Low 336.90
Volume 363,369
Shares Issued 400.73m
Market Cap 1,493.11m
RiskGrade 149

Ascential Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
88.69% below the market average88.69% below the market average88.69% below the market average88.69% below the market average88.69% below the market average
82.09% below the sector average82.09% below the sector average82.09% below the sector average82.09% below the sector average82.09% below the sector average
Price Trend
47.14% above the market average47.14% above the market average47.14% above the market average47.14% above the market average47.14% above the market average
45.71% above the sector average45.71% above the sector average45.71% above the sector average45.71% above the sector average45.71% above the sector average
Income
73.9% below the market average73.9% below the market average73.9% below the market average73.9% below the market average73.9% 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
59.88% above the market average59.88% above the market average59.88% above the market average59.88% above the market average59.88% above the market average
64.18% above the sector average64.18% above the sector average64.18% above the sector average64.18% above the sector average64.18% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 4
Buy 1
Neutral 4
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 9
buy
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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 23-Oct-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
13:09 196 @ 372.60p
13:09 182 @ 372.60p
13:09 100 @ 372.60p
13:09 77 @ 372.60p
13:09 32 @ 372.60p

Ascential Key Personnel

Chair Scott Forbes
CEO Duncan Painter
CFO Mandy Gradden

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