Character Grp.

Character Grp. (CCT)

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Company name:Character Grp.
EPIC:CCTTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:AMQ1ISIN:GB0008976119
Market Segment:ASQ1Share Type:DE
WWW Address:http://www.thecharacter.com/Description:ORD 5P
Industry Sector:MEDIA
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 533.00 uk.advfn.com/p.php?gfx=/gb/up 7.0 [1.33] 526.00 540.00 526.00 533.00 526.00 71,694
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 112.69 21.14 0.14 47.46 19.00 11.23 3.56 540.00 - 422.50

Character Grp Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.112.69m
Shares In Issue21.14m
Prev. Close526.00
PE Ratio11.23 
Dividend Yield3.56%
EPS - basic47.46p
Dividend PS19.00p
Dividend Cover2.50 
Cash Flow PS60.47p
Return On Equity (ROE)37.46%
Operating Margin10.63%
PEG Factor-1.99 
EPS Growth Rate-5.65%
Dividends PS Growth Rate26.67%
Net Debt14.30m
Gross Gearing61.61%
Quick Assets55.18m
Net Working Capital21.13m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets12.23%
Turnover PS544.56p
Pre-Tax Profit PS57.88p
Retained Profit PS-p
Cash PS135.99p
Net Cash PS-67.64p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *123.58p
Net Asset Value PS126.89p
Spread14.00 (2.59%) 

Character Grp Balance Sheet

LSE:CCT:Liabilities+EQLSE:CCT:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week533.00515.00
4 weeks533.00460.00
12 weeks533.00460.00
1 year540.00422.50

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Character Grp Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week519.0014.002.70515.000.11525.33
4 weeks500.0033.006.60460.000.05507.15
12 weeks515.0018.003.50460.000.03503.78
26 weeks523.0010.001.91460.000.02512.53
1 year440.0093.0021.14422.500.02496.99
3 years480.0053.0011.04357.000.03489.08
5 years184.00349.00189.67173.500.04444.31

Character Grp Key Management Ratios

Character Grp Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio6.20 
PE Ratio11.23 
Tobin's Q Ratio 1.60 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)1.62 
Dividend Yield3.56%
Market-to-Book Ratio4.20 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS9.21 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS- 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS8.81 
Price-to-Sales PS0.98 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS4.31 
Price-to-Cash PS3.92 
Net Working Capital PS99.91 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS5.33%
Earnings Yield8.90%
Average PE16.77 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average66.96%

Character Grp Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio0.01%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.00 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)0.00 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.00 
Net Gearing20.47%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)20.67%
Gross Gearing61.61%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)62.23%
Gearing Under 1 Year61.61%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)62.23%
Assets/Equity2.60 
Cash/Equity107.17 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets30.23%
Current Ratio1.49 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)1.28 
Liquidity Ratio0.67 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets44.80%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value83.95m
CFO/Sales0.11 
CFO/Attributable Profit1.27 
CFO/Assets0.18 
CFO/Debt0.30 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.38 
Total Debt/Sales0.37 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit3.52 
Total Debt43.06m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets2.04%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth73.14%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth14.71%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs7 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
0.1439-0.0104

Character Grp Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)45.61%
Return On Assets (ROA)14.24%
Net Profit Margin8.73%
Assets Turnover1.63 
Return On Equity (ROE)37.46%
Return On Investment (ROI)40.32%
Dividend Payout Ratio40.03%
Plowback Ratio59.97%
Growth from Plowback Ratio24.23%
Net Income Of Revenues-%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover4.63 
Fixed Assets Turnover18.34 
Current Assets Turnover1.79 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover11.93 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales0.61 
Debtors-to-Sales22.58%
Debt Collection Period82.40Days

Character Grp Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
25 Apr 2018InterimGBX11.0028/08/201728/02/201805/07/201806/07/201827/07/2018-
05 Dec 2017FinalGBX10.0031/08/201631/08/201711/01/201812/01/201829/01/201819.00
27 Apr 2017InterimGBX9.0028/08/201628/02/201706/07/201707/07/201728/07/2017-
01 Dec 2016FinalGBX8.0031/08/201531/08/201605/01/201706/01/201727/01/201715.00
27 Apr 2016InterimGBX7.0029/08/201529/02/201607/07/201608/07/201629/07/2016-
01 Dec 2015FinalGBX6.0031/08/201431/08/201507/01/201608/01/201629/01/201611.00
30 Apr 2015InterimGBX5.0028/08/201428/02/201504/06/201505/06/201526/06/2015-
03 Dec 2014FinalGBX3.9531/08/201331/08/201408/01/201509/01/201530/01/20157.25
01 May 2014InterimGBX3.3028/08/201328/02/201414/05/201416/05/201406/06/2014-
28 Nov 2013FinalGBX3.3031/08/201231/08/201308/01/201410/01/201431/01/20146.60
02 May 2013InterimGBX3.3028/08/201228/02/201303/07/201305/07/201326/07/2013-
04 Dec 2012FinalGBX3.3031/08/201131/08/201216/01/201318/01/201301/02/20136.60
26 Apr 2012InterimGBX3.3028/08/201128/02/201204/07/201206/07/201227/07/2012-
29 Nov 2011FinalGBX3.0031/08/201031/08/201104/01/201206/01/201227/01/20126.00
19 Apr 2011InterimGBX3.0028/08/201028/02/201106/07/201108/07/201129/07/2011-
02 Dec 2010FinalGBX2.0031/08/200931/08/201005/01/201107/01/201128/01/20114.00
27 Apr 2010InterimGBX2.0028/08/200928/02/201010/03/201012/03/201026/03/2010-
01 Dec 2009FinalGBX1.0031/08/200831/08/200906/01/201008/01/201029/01/20101.00
02 Dec 2008FinalGBX-31/08/200731/08/200802/12/200802/12/200802/12/20082.20
29 Apr 2008InterimGBX2.2029/08/200729/02/200802/07/200804/07/200825/07/2008-
01 Nov 2007FinalGBX2.4031/08/200631/08/200702/01/200804/01/200825/01/20084.40
24 Apr 2007InterimGBX2.0028/08/200628/02/200702/05/200704/05/200725/05/2007-
27 Nov 2006FinalGBX1.6531/08/200531/08/200603/01/200705/01/200726/01/20073.30
27 Apr 2006QuarterlyGBX1.6528/08/200528/02/200605/07/200607/07/200628/07/2006-
03 Nov 2005FinalGBX0.9031/08/200431/08/200504/01/200606/01/200627/01/20062.00
21 Apr 2005InterimGBX1.1028/08/200428/02/200506/07/200508/07/200529/07/2005-
07 Dec 2004FinalGBX0.7031/08/200331/08/200405/01/200507/01/200528/01/20051.80
29 Apr 2004InterimGBX1.1029/08/200329/02/200407/07/200409/07/200430/07/2004-
25 Nov 2003FinalGBX2.0031/08/200231/08/200307/01/200409/01/200430/01/20043.00
29 Apr 2003InterimGBX1.0031/08/200231/08/200318/06/200320/06/200325/07/2003-
30 Nov 1999FinalGBX4.7531/08/199831/08/199904/01/200010/01/200028/01/20006.50
01 Dec 1998FinalGBX3.9531/08/199731/08/199804/01/199908/01/199929/01/19995.40

Character Grp Fundamentals

 31 Aug 2014 (GBP)31 Aug 2015 (GBP)31 Aug 2016 (GBP)31 Aug 2017 (GBP)
turnover97.89100.00%99.05100.00%120.97100.00%115.14100.00%m
pre tax profit7.117.26%12.2712.39%13.1310.86%12.2410.63%m
attributable profit5.956.07%10.2410.34%10.798.92%10.058.73%m
retained profit4.274.36%8.388.45%8.006.62%--%m
eps - basic (p)27.66 48.56 50.30 47.46 
eps - diluted (p)25.18 45.73 47.70 46.11 
dividends per share7.25 11.00 15.00 19.00 

Character Grp Balance Sheet

 31 Aug 2014 (GBP)31 Aug 2015 (GBP)31 Aug 2016 (GBP)31 Aug 2017 (GBP)
LSE:CCT:Liabilities+EQLSE:CCT:AssetsLSE:CCT:Liabilities+EQLSE:CCT:AssetsLSE:CCT:Liabilities+EQLSE:CCT:AssetsLSE:CCT:Liabilities+EQLSE:CCT:Assets
 31 Aug 2014 (GBP)31 Aug 2015 (GBP)31 Aug 2016 (GBP)31 Aug 2017 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets3.626.41%3.556.13%3.364.71%3.204.58%m
intangibles intangibles0.240.42%0.841.45%1.121.57%0.701.00%m
fixed investments fixed investments2.123.75%2.153.71%2.383.34%1.802.58%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks8.8515.66%8.9715.49%10.3014.46%8.9912.87%m
debtors debtors24.0042.45%16.6228.70%25.5635.86%26.4337.82%m
cash & securities cash & securities17.7031.31%25.7844.53%28.5640.07%28.7541.14%m
TOTAL56.54100%57.89100%71.27100%69.88100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short46.5582.33%42.4973.39%48.2567.70%43.0561.61%m
creditors - long creditors - long0.050.08%0.170.29%0.100.14%0.000.00%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL46.6082.41%42.6573.67%48.3567.84%43.0661.61%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves9.9417.59%15.2426.33%22.9232.16%26.8338.39%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL9.9417.59%15.2426.33%22.9232.16%26.8338.39%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Character Grp Cash Flow Statement

31 Aug 2014 (GBP)31 Aug 2015 (GBP)31 Aug 2016 (GBP)31 Aug 2017 (GBP)
Operating CF8.2917.318.2412.79m
Pre-Financing CF6.6115.425.8011.00m
Retained CF1.429.303.214.84m

Character Grp Brokers

NameActivityTypeMnemonicCode
Collins Stewart Europe LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCSCSCSTEGB21
Jefferies International LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerJEFFJEFFGB2X
Shore Capital Stockbrokers LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerSCAPSHOCGB21
Merrill Lynch InternationalMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerMLSBSNCSGB2LBIC
Winterflood Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerWINSWNTSGB2LBIC
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