Mears Group Plc

Mears (MER)

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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
 190.00 images.advfn.com/imagesnew/2/gb/down -1.5 [-0.78] 182.50 186.50 190.00 190.00 186.50 69,804
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 211.13 111.12 0.22 40.21 - 4.73 - 204.00 - 101.00

Mears Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.211.13m
Shares In Issue111.12m
Prev. Close191.50
PE Ratio4.73 
Dividend Yield-%
EPS - basic40.21p
Dividend PS-p
Dividend Cover- 
Cash Flow PS95.20p
Return On Equity (ROE)28.65%
Operating Margin-1.89%
PEG Factor0.03 
EPS Growth Rate166.92%
Dividends PS Growth Rate-%
Net Debt423.82m
Gross Gearing76.92%
Quick Assets248.37m
Net Working Capital14.91m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets84.28%
Turnover PS725.17p
Pre-Tax Profit PS-13.69p
Retained Profit PS40.06p
Cash PS86.59p
Net Cash PS-151.64p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-160.84p
Net Asset Value PS140.43p
Spread4.00 (2.14%) 

Mears Balance Sheet

L^MER:Liabilities+EQL^MER:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week195.00179.00
4 weeks201.00179.00
12 weeks201.00175.00
1 year204.00101.00

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Mears Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week189.001.000.53179.000.05186.78
4 weeks181.009.004.97179.000.08187.82
12 weeks197.00-7.00-3.55175.000.06187.69
26 weeks154.0036.0023.38144.500.10176.76
1 year138.5051.5037.18101.000.15145.55
3 years329.00-139.00-42.25101.000.12205.37
5 years398.00-208.00-52.26101.000.12304.54

Mears Key Management Ratios

Mears Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio7.05 
PE Ratio4.73 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.29 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)0.62 
Dividend Yield-%
Market-to-Book Ratio1.36 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS-13.87 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS4.74 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS2.00 
Price-to-Sales PS0.26 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-1.19 
Price-to-Cash PS2.19 
Net Working Capital PS13.42 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS14.16%
Earnings Yield21.16%
Average PE23.86 
Years in average4 
PE to PE average19.81%

Mears Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio62.07%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.64 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-1.43 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value1.21 
Net Gearing62.69%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)123.93%
Gross Gearing76.92%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)152.07%
Gearing Under 1 Year39.15%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)77.41%
Assets/Equity4.33 
Cash/Equity61.66 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets2.21%
Current Ratio1.06 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)0.94 
Liquidity Ratio0.36 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets34.41%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value370.89m
CFO/Sales0.13 
CFO/Attributable Profit2.38 
CFO/Assets0.16 
CFO/Debt0.20 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value2.46 
Total Debt/Sales0.65 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit-34.17 
Total Debt520.04m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets34.88%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth20.38%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth13.84%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth7.30%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs6 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
0.21750.1563

Mears Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)-3.70%
Return On Assets (ROA)6.20%
Net Profit Margin5.52%
Assets Turnover1.12 
Return On Equity (ROE)28.65%
Return On Investment (ROI)9.66%
Dividend Payout Ratio-%
Plowback Ratio100.00%
Growth from Plowback Ratio32.44%
Net Income Of Revenues5.52%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover5.87 
Fixed Assets Turnover1.85 
Current Assets Turnover2.85 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover23.95 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales0.89 
Debtors-to-Sales19.75%
Debt Collection Period72.09Days

Mears Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
13 Aug 2019InterimGBX3.6531/12/201831/12/201903/10/201904/10/201924/10/20193.65
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 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)31 Dec 2020 (GBP)
turnover900.18100.00%869.84100.00%905.08100.00%805.82100.00%m
pre tax profit26.482.94%28.433.27%25.202.78%-15.22-1.89%m
attributable profit7.580.84%24.062.77%-66.39-7.34%44.525.52%m
retained profit-4.64-0.52%11.531.32%-80.20-8.86%44.525.52%m
eps - basic (p)7.35 23.05 -60.09 40.21 
eps - diluted (p)7.29 22.91 -59.77 40.21 
dividends per share12.00 12.40 3.65 - 

Mears Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)31 Dec 2020 (GBP)
L^MER:Liabilities+EQL^MER:AssetsL^MER:Liabilities+EQL^MER:AssetsL^MER:Liabilities+EQL^MER:AssetsL^MER:Liabilities+EQL^MER:Assets
 31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)31 Dec 2020 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets22.044.63%24.964.75%26.333.46%23.603.49%m
intangibles intangibles210.9144.31%228.6443.52%416.4254.77%334.1249.42%m
fixed investments fixed investments27.315.74%17.373.31%31.224.11%38.745.73%m
current assets - other current assets - other13.942.93%12.442.37%11.191.47%--%m
stocks stocks18.713.93%29.755.66%36.054.74%31.264.62%m
debtors debtors158.3433.26%184.3035.08%166.1521.85%152.1522.50%m
cash & securities cash & securities24.775.20%27.885.31%72.919.59%96.2214.23%m
TOTAL476.01100%525.34100%760.25100%676.09100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short198.6841.74%217.2741.36%250.3032.92%264.7239.15%m
creditors - long creditors - long67.7414.23%97.7918.61%390.9651.43%255.3237.76%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL266.4255.97%315.0659.97%641.2684.35%520.0476.92%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves209.4944.01%210.7140.11%119.0815.66%155.3922.98%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities0.100.02%-0.43-0.08%-0.09-0.01%0.660.10%m
TOTAL209.5944.03%210.2840.03%118.9915.65%156.0523.08%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Mears Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)31 Dec 2020 (GBP)
Operating CF15.540.6495.32105.79m
Pre-Financing CF-11.96-39.9389.84158.35m
Retained CF-12.373.1127.8823.16m

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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