Mears Group Plc

Mears (MER)

Company name:Mears Group Plc
EPIC:MERTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:SSC5ISIN:GB0005630420
Market Segment:SSMMShare Type:DE
WWW Address:http://www.mearsgroup.co.uk/Description:ORD 1P
Industry Sector:SUPPORT SERVICES
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 249.00 images.advfn.com/imagesnew/2/gb/dot 0.0 [0.00] 241.00 247.00 - - - -
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 275.12 110.49 -0.06 23.05 12.40 10.80 4.98 377.50 - 220.00

Mears Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.275.12m
Shares In Issue110.49m
Prev. Close249.00
PE Ratio10.80 
Dividend Yield4.98%
EPS - basic23.05p
Dividend PS12.40p
Dividend Cover1.86 
Cash Flow PS0.58p
Return On Equity (ROE)11.42%
Operating Margin3.27%
PEG Factor0.05 
EPS Growth Rate213.61%
Dividends PS Growth Rate3.33%
Net Debt287.18m
Gross Gearing59.97%
Quick Assets224.62m
Net Working Capital37.10m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets84.38%
Turnover PS787.26p
Pre-Tax Profit PS25.73p
Retained Profit PS10.43p
Cash PS25.23p
Net Cash PS-171.42p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-16.23p
Net Asset Value PS190.32p
Spread6.00 (2.43%) 

Mears Balance Sheet

LSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week254.00244.00
4 weeks260.00239.00
12 weeks280.00239.00
1 year377.50220.00

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Mears Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week254.00-5.00-1.97244.000.01248.51
4 weeks254.00-5.00-1.97239.000.08249.18
12 weeks263.00-14.00-5.32239.000.08260.24
26 weeks230.0019.008.26229.000.10259.85
1 year340.00-91.00-26.76220.000.10273.72
3 years447.25-198.25-44.33220.000.11387.92
5 years380.00-131.00-34.47220.000.11400.23

Mears Key Management Ratios

Mears Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio1,054.82 
PE Ratio10.80 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.55 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)0.98 
Dividend Yield4.98%
Market-to-Book Ratio1.31 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS9.68 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS23.87 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS427.21 
Price-to-Sales PS0.32 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-14.98 
Price-to-Cash PS9.87 
Net Working Capital PS33.58 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS7.42%
Earnings Yield9.26%
Average PE28.72 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average37.61%

Mears Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio31.74%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.47 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-5.33 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.36 
Net Gearing54.67%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)96.79%
Gross Gearing59.97%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)106.19%
Gearing Under 1 Year41.36%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)73.23%
Assets/Equity2.50 
Cash/Equity13.26 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets7.06%
Current Ratio1.17 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)1.03 
Liquidity Ratio0.13 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets10.96%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value344.60m
CFO/Sales0.00 
CFO/Attributable Profit0.03 
CFO/Assets0.00 
CFO/Debt0.00 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value1.15 
Total Debt/Sales0.36 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit11.08 
Total Debt315.06m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets8.49%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth3.10%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth2.05%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs5 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
-0.05580.0130

Mears Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)9.23%
Return On Assets (ROA)4.81%
Net Profit Margin2.77%
Assets Turnover1.74 
Return On Equity (ROE)11.42%
Return On Investment (ROI)8.22%
Dividend Payout Ratio53.80%
Plowback Ratio46.20%
Growth from Plowback Ratio5.29%
Net Income Of Revenues1.32%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover4.14 
Fixed Assets Turnover3.27 
Current Assets Turnover3.70 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover35.90 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales0.58 
Debtors-to-Sales19.70%
Debt Collection Period71.89Days

Mears Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
13 Aug 2019InterimGBX3.6531/12/201831/12/201903/10/201904/10/201924/10/2019-
19 Mar 2019FinalGBX8.8531/12/201731/12/201813/06/201914/06/201904/07/201912.40
14 Aug 2018InterimGBX3.5531/12/201731/12/201818/10/201819/10/201808/11/2018-
20 Mar 2018FinalGBX8.5531/12/201631/12/201714/06/201815/06/201805/07/201812.00
15 Aug 2017InterimGBX3.4531/12/201631/12/201719/10/201720/10/201707/11/2017-
21 Mar 2017FinalGBX8.4031/12/201531/12/201615/06/201716/06/201706/07/201711.70
16 Aug 2016InterimGBX3.3031/12/201531/12/201613/10/201614/10/201601/11/2016-
15 Mar 2016FinalGBX7.9031/12/201431/12/201516/06/201617/06/201607/07/201611.00
18 Aug 2015InterimGBX3.1031/12/201431/12/201515/10/201516/10/201503/11/2015-
17 Mar 2015FinalGBX7.1531/12/201331/12/201411/06/201512/06/201502/07/201510.00
19 Aug 2014InterimGBX2.8531/12/201331/12/201415/10/201417/10/201403/11/2014-
18 Mar 2014FinalGBX6.3031/12/201231/12/201311/06/201413/06/201403/07/20148.80
13 Aug 2013InterimGBX2.5031/12/201231/12/201316/10/201318/10/201304/11/2013-
19 Mar 2013FinalGBX5.7031/12/201131/12/201212/06/201314/06/201302/07/20138.00
14 Aug 2012InterimGBX2.3031/12/201131/12/201217/10/201219/10/201205/11/2012-
20 Mar 2012FinalGBX5.3531/12/201031/12/201113/06/201215/06/201203/07/20127.50
16 Aug 2011InterimGBX2.1531/12/201031/12/201112/10/201114/10/201102/11/2011-
15 Mar 2011FinalGBX4.8531/12/200931/12/201008/06/201110/06/201101/07/20116.75
17 Aug 2010InterimGBX1.9031/12/200931/12/201017/10/201019/10/201005/11/2010-
09 Mar 2010FinalGBX4.1031/12/200831/12/200909/06/201011/06/201002/07/20105.70
16 Aug 2009InterimGBX1.6030/12/200830/06/200914/10/200916/10/200903/11/2009-
10 Mar 2009FinalGBX3.4031/12/200731/12/200810/06/200912/06/200901/07/20094.75
19 Aug 2008InterimGBX1.3530/12/200730/06/200815/10/200817/10/200806/11/2008-
11 Mar 2008FinalGBX2.9031/12/200631/12/200711/06/200813/06/200802/07/20084.00
21 Aug 2007InterimGBX1.1030/12/200630/06/200717/10/200719/10/200705/11/2007-
02 Mar 2007FinalGBX2.4031/12/200531/12/200613/06/200715/06/200702/07/20073.30
22 Aug 2006InterimGBX0.9030/12/200530/06/200618/10/200620/10/200606/11/2006-
21 Mar 2006FinalGBX1.9031/12/200431/12/200514/06/200616/06/200603/07/20062.60
30 Aug 2005InterimGBX0.7030/12/200430/06/200519/10/200521/10/200507/11/2005-
22 Mar 2005FinalGBX1.4031/12/200331/12/200408/06/200510/06/200501/07/20051.90
31 Aug 2004InterimGBX0.5030/12/200330/06/200420/10/200422/10/200408/11/2004-
30 Mar 2004FinalGBX1.0031/12/200231/12/200302/06/200404/06/200401/07/20041.35
02 Sep 2003InterimGBX0.3530/12/200230/06/200322/10/200324/10/200310/11/2003-
02 Apr 2003FinalGBX0.7531/12/200131/12/200204/06/200306/06/200301/07/20031.00
03 Sep 2002InterimGBX0.2530/12/200130/06/200216/10/200218/10/200208/11/2002-
03 Apr 2002FinalGBX0.6031/12/200031/12/200105/06/200207/06/200201/07/20020.80
03 Sep 2001InterimGBX0.2030/12/200030/06/200117/10/200119/10/200109/11/2001-
03 Apr 2001FinalGBX0.5031/12/199931/12/200011/04/200117/04/200102/07/20010.65
30 Aug 2000InterimGBX0.1530/12/199930/06/200016/10/200020/10/200010/11/2000-
04 Apr 2000FinalGBX0.4031/12/199831/12/199910/04/200014/04/200004/07/20000.50
09 Aug 1999InterimGBX0.1030/12/199830/06/199911/10/199915/10/199905/11/1999-
30 Mar 1999FinalGBX0.3031/12/199731/12/199812/04/199916/04/199901/07/19990.40
05 Oct 1998InterimGBX0.1030/12/199730/06/199812/10/199816/10/199806/11/1998-
07 Apr 1998FinalGBX0.2231/12/199631/12/199720/04/199824/04/199801/07/19980.32

Mears Fundamentals

 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
turnover881.14100.00%940.10100.00%900.18100.00%869.84100.00%m
pre tax profit25.922.94%29.373.12%26.482.94%28.433.27%m
attributable profit12.871.46%21.532.29%7.580.84%24.062.77%m
retained profit2.430.28%10.041.07%-4.64-0.52%11.531.32%m
eps - basic (p)12.65 21.03 7.35 23.05 
eps - diluted (p)12.52 20.91 7.29 22.91 
dividends per share11.00 11.70 12.00 12.40 

Mears Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
LSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:AssetsLSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:AssetsLSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:AssetsLSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:Assets
 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets18.443.72%20.274.18%22.044.63%24.964.75%m
intangibles intangibles224.9145.35%219.6245.34%210.9144.31%228.6443.52%m
fixed investments fixed investments8.271.67%17.513.61%27.315.74%17.373.31%m
current assets - other current assets - other13.262.67%--%13.942.93%12.442.37%m
stocks stocks9.021.82%11.232.32%18.713.93%29.755.66%m
debtors debtors153.4630.94%162.8833.62%158.3433.26%184.3035.08%m
cash & securities cash & securities68.6113.83%52.9010.92%24.775.20%27.885.31%m
TOTAL495.97100%484.42100%476.01100%525.34100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short219.8844.33%194.5740.16%198.6841.74%217.2741.36%m
creditors - long creditors - long84.4617.03%91.1818.82%67.7414.23%97.7918.61%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL304.3461.36%285.7558.99%266.4255.97%315.0659.97%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves192.8738.89%199.3241.15%209.4944.01%210.7140.11%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities-1.25-0.25%-0.64-0.13%0.100.02%-0.43-0.08%m
TOTAL191.6338.64%198.6741.01%209.5944.03%210.2840.03%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Mears Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
Operating CF34.0725.7115.540.64m
Pre-Financing CF9.452.59-11.96-39.93m
Retained CF0.820.82-12.373.11m

Mears Brokers

NameActivityTypeMnemonicCode
THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOT N.V.Market Maker(MME)Broker/DealerRBSMABNAGB22
Arbuthnot Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerARBTALESGB31MKT
Altium Capital LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerALTIAPCFGB21
Collins Stewart Europe LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCSCSCSTEGB21
Commerzbank AGMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerKLWTDRESGB2LPST
Evolution Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerEVOEVBGGB21MMT
Investec Bank PlcMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerINV.IHCSGB21002
Morgan Stanley Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerMOSTMSSEGB21
Panmure Gordon (UK) LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerPMURPMURGB2L
Numis Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerNUMSRAZHGB2LBIC
Merrill Lynch InternationalMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerMLSBSNCSGB2LBIC
Winterflood Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerWINSWNTSGB2LBIC
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