Ascential Plc

Ascential (ASCL)

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Company name:Ascential Plc
EPIC:ASCLTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:F25FISIN:GB00BYM8GJ06
Market Segment:STMMShare Type:DE
WWW Address:http://www.ascential.com/Description:ORD 1P
Industry Sector:SUPPORT SERVICES
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 340.60 images.advfn.com/imagesnew/2/gb/up 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

LSE:ASCL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASCL:Assets

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%
Assets/Equity2.18 
Cash/Equity20.99 
(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/Sales0.21 
CFO/Attributable Profit11.04 
CFO/Assets0.08 
CFO/Debt0.14 
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)
0.14930.1367

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 
Debtors-to-Sales41.00%
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)
turnover299.60100.00%375.80100.00%348.50100.00%416.20100.00%m
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)
LSE:ASCL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASCL:AssetsLSE:ASCL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASCL:AssetsLSE:ASCL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASCL:AssetsLSE:ASCL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASCL:Assets
 31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
ASSETS
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
TOTAL934.30100%987.40100%1,144.40100%1,162.00100%m
LIABILITIES
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
TOTAL572.9061.32%644.4065.26%597.6052.22%629.9054.21%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves361.4038.68%343.0034.74%546.8047.78%532.1045.79%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL361.4038.68%343.0034.74%546.8047.78%532.1045.79%m
OTHER
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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