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
 357.20 0.0 [0.00] 358.60 359.20 - - - -
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 1,431.39 400.73 0.20 52.20 5.80 6.84 1.62 418.00 - 335.60

Ascential Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.1,431.39m
Shares In Issue400.73m
Prev. Close357.20
PE Ratio6.84 
Dividend Yield1.62%
EPS - basic52.20p
Dividend PS5.80p
Dividend Cover9.00 
Cash Flow PS16.10p
Return On Equity (ROE)38.26%
Operating Margin8.29%
PEG Factor0.01 
EPS Growth Rate1,060.00%
Dividends PS Growth Rate3.57%
Net Debt415.60m
Gross Gearing52.22%
Quick Assets339.20m
Net Working Capital130.30m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets98.09%
Turnover PS86.97p
Pre-Tax Profit PS7.21p
Retained Profit PS46.52p
Cash PS45.42p
Net Cash PS-7.69p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-59.69p
Net Asset Value PS136.45p
Spread0.60 (0.17%) 

Ascential Balance Sheet


Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week369.20353.40
4 weeks388.20343.80
12 weeks403.80343.80
1 year418.00335.60

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Ascential Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week367.00-9.80-2.67353.400.79359.97
4 weeks388.00-30.80-7.94343.800.61363.25
12 weeks387.20-30.00-7.75343.800.63375.22
26 weeks356.001.200.34343.800.77372.30
1 year370.00-12.80-3.46335.600.74371.27
3 years282.0075.2026.67255.200.88363.17
5 years202.00155.2076.83199.000.83345.45

Ascential Key Management Ratios

Ascential Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio98.68 
PE Ratio6.84 
Tobin's Q Ratio 1.34 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)4.99 
Dividend Yield1.62%
Market-to-Book Ratio2.62 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS49.53 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS7.68 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS22.19 
Price-to-Sales PS4.11 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-5.98 
Price-to-Cash PS7.86 
Net Working Capital PS32.52 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS10.99%
Earnings Yield14.61%
Average PE51.84 
Years in average3 
PE to PE average13.20%

Ascential Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio41.31%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.70 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-1.61 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.27 
Net Gearing36.32%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)115.96%
Gross Gearing52.22%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)166.74%
Gearing Under 1 Year18.59%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)59.38%
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets11.39%
Current Ratio1.61 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)1.59 
Liquidity Ratio0.86 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets53.05%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value1,634.19m
CFO/Attributable Profit0.31 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.42 
Total Debt/Sales1.71 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit20.68 
Total Debt597.60m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets4.59%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth129.83%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs- 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)

Ascential Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)3.10%
Return On Assets (ROA)19.63%
Net Profit Margin60.03%
Assets Turnover0.33 
Return On Equity (ROE)38.26%
Return On Investment (ROI)24.91%
Dividend Payout Ratio11.11%
Plowback Ratio88.89%
Growth from Plowback Ratio41.80%
Net Income Of Revenues53.49%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover0.78 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.44 
Current Assets Turnover1.29 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover32.12 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales3.06 
Debt Collection Period153.33Days

Ascential Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
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 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
pre tax profit8.402.63%-1.80-0.60%33.108.81%28.908.29%m
attributable profit13.404.20%15.605.21%18.004.79%209.2060.03%m
retained profit13.404.20%9.603.20%-2.00-0.53%186.4053.49%m
eps - basic (p)- 4.30 4.50 52.20 
eps - diluted (p)- 4.30 4.40 51.40 
dividends per share- 4.70 5.60 5.80 

Ascential Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
fixed assets fixed assets10.201.22%11.401.22%11.301.14%9.200.80%m
intangibles intangibles658.7078.73%651.6069.74%771.7078.15%786.0068.68%m
fixed investments fixed investments1.700.20%5.400.58%5.200.53%6.100.53%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%72.007.71%--%--%m
stocks stocks17.602.10%16.901.81%17.801.80%3.900.34%m
debtors debtors105.5012.61%115.1012.32%135.6013.73%157.2013.74%m
cash & securities cash & securities43.005.14%61.906.63%45.804.64%182.0015.90%m
creditors - short creditors - short200.4023.95%205.3021.97%239.1024.22%212.8018.59%m
creditors - long creditors - long486.4058.13%367.6039.34%405.3041.05%384.8033.62%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves149.9017.92%361.4038.68%343.0034.74%546.8047.78%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Ascential Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
Operating CF78.9092.4099.1064.50m
Pre-Financing CF58.9035.60-20.30199.70m
Retained CF22.407.90-13.10136.80m

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