Ascential Plc

Ascential (ASCL)

Company name:Ascential Plc
EPIC:ASCLTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:F25FISIN:GB00BYM8GJ06
Market Segment:STMMShare Type:DE
WWW Address: 1P
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 340.60 8.2 [2.47] 330.80 332.40 338.40 338.40 326.60 865,040
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 1,371.84 402.77 0.15 2.00 5.80 170.30 1.70 426.40 - 173.80

Ascential Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.1,371.84m
Shares In Issue402.77m
Prev. Close332.40
PE Ratio170.30 
Dividend Yield1.70%
EPS - basic2.00p
Dividend PS5.80p
Dividend Cover0.34 
Cash Flow PS21.65p
Return On Equity (ROE)1.48%
Operating Margin2.45%
PEG Factor-1.77 
EPS Growth Rate-96.17%
Dividends PS Growth Rate-%
Net Debt518.20m
Gross Gearing54.21%
Quick Assets295.80m
Net Working Capital36.10m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets88.24%
Turnover PS103.33p
Pre-Tax Profit PS2.53p
Retained Profit PS-3.72p
Cash PS27.73p
Net Cash PS-37.76p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-56.76p
Net Asset Value PS132.11p
Spread1.60 (0.48%) 

Ascential Balance Sheet


Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week360.20326.60
4 weeks364.80258.20
12 weeks364.80258.20
1 year426.40173.80

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Ascential Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week356.80-16.20-4.54326.600.59345.09
4 weeks277.0063.6022.96258.200.95325.51
12 weeks284.6056.0019.68258.200.62310.95
26 weeks273.8066.8024.40258.200.72297.85
1 year325.4015.204.67173.801.00294.83
3 years355.60-15.00-4.22173.800.88350.95
5 years202.00138.6068.61173.800.88333.14

Ascential Key Management Ratios

Ascential Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio59.68 
PE Ratio170.30 
Tobin's Q Ratio 1.19 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)3.61 
Dividend Yield1.70%
Market-to-Book Ratio2.58 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS134.49 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS-91.46 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS15.73 
Price-to-Sales PS3.30 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-6.00 
Price-to-Cash PS12.28 
Net Working Capital PS8.96 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS38.00%
Earnings Yield0.59%
Average PE87.85 
Years in average4 
PE to PE average193.84%

Ascential Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio40.76%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.69 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-1.60 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.27 
Net Gearing44.60%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)129.13%
Gross Gearing54.21%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)156.96%
Gearing Under 1 Year22.70%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)65.74%
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets3.11%
Current Ratio1.14 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)1.12 
Liquidity Ratio0.42 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets37.25%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value1,626.24m
CFO/Attributable Profit11.04 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.46 
Total Debt/Sales1.51 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit61.75 
Total Debt629.90m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets17.45%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs1 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)

Ascential Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)1.14%
Return On Assets (ROA)0.69%
Net Profit Margin1.90%
Assets Turnover0.36 
Return On Equity (ROE)1.48%
Return On Investment (ROI)0.86%
Dividend Payout Ratio290.00%
Plowback Ratio-190.00%
Growth from Plowback Ratio-2.78%
Net Income Of Revenues-3.60%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover0.77 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.50 
Current Assets Turnover1.29 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover104.05 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales2.77 
Debt Collection Period149.66Days

Ascential Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
24 Feb 2020FinalGBX4.0031/12/201831/12/201914/05/202015/05/202011/06/20205.80
22 Jul 2019InterimGBX1.8030/12/201830/06/201929/08/201930/08/201927/09/2019-
25 Feb 2019FinalGBX3.9031/12/201731/12/201816/05/201917/05/201914/06/20195.80
23 Jul 2018InterimGBX1.9030/12/201730/06/201830/08/201831/08/201828/09/2018-
26 Feb 2018FinalGBX3.8031/12/201631/12/201717/05/201818/05/201815/06/20185.60
24 Jul 2017InterimGBX1.8030/12/201630/06/201731/08/201701/09/201729/09/2017-
27 Feb 2017FinalGBX3.2031/12/201531/12/201618/05/201719/05/201715/06/20174.70
01 Aug 2016InterimGBX1.5030/12/201530/06/201606/10/201607/10/201604/11/2016-

Ascential Fundamentals

 31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
pre tax profit-1.80-0.60%33.108.81%28.908.29%10.202.45%m
attributable profit15.605.21%18.004.79%209.2060.03%7.901.90%m
retained profit9.603.20%-2.00-0.53%186.4053.49%-15.00-3.60%m
eps - basic (p)4.30 4.50 52.20 2.00 
eps - diluted (p)4.30 4.40 51.40 1.90 
dividends per share4.70 5.60 5.80 5.80 

Ascential Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
 31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
fixed assets fixed assets11.401.22%11.301.14%9.200.80%8.400.72%m
intangibles intangibles651.6069.74%771.7078.15%786.0068.68%760.7065.46%m
fixed investments fixed investments5.400.58%5.200.53%6.100.53%93.008.00%m
current assets - other current assets - other72.007.71%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks16.901.81%17.801.80%3.900.34%4.100.35%m
debtors debtors115.1012.32%135.6013.73%157.2013.74%184.1015.84%m
cash & securities cash & securities61.906.63%45.804.64%182.0015.90%111.709.61%m
creditors - short creditors - short205.3021.97%239.1024.22%212.8018.59%263.8022.70%m
creditors - long creditors - long367.6039.34%405.3041.05%384.8033.62%366.1031.51%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves361.4038.68%343.0034.74%546.8047.78%532.1045.79%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Ascential Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
Operating CF92.4099.1064.5087.20m
Pre-Financing CF35.60-20.30199.70-35.20m
Retained CF7.90-13.10136.80-72.10m

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