Mears Group

Mears (MER)

Company name:Mears Group
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
 395.00 uk.advfn.com/p.php?gfx=/gb/up 10.0 [2.60] 390.00 397.00 396.00 396.00 394.00 3,083
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 408.44 103.40 0.08 21.03 11.70 18.78 2.96 533.50 - 365.00

Mears Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.408.44m
Shares In Issue103.40m
Prev. Close385.00
PE Ratio18.78 
Dividend Yield2.96%
EPS - basic21.03p
Dividend PS11.70p
Dividend Cover1.80 
Cash Flow PS24.87p
Return On Equity (ROE)10.80%
Operating Margin3.12%
PEG Factor0.28 
EPS Growth Rate66.25%
Dividends PS Growth Rate6.36%
Net Debt232.84m
Gross Gearing58.99%
Quick Assets215.79m
Net Working Capital32.46m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets85.33%
Turnover PS909.16p
Pre-Tax Profit PS28.41p
Retained Profit PS9.71p
Cash PS51.16p
Net Cash PS-137.00p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-19.64p
Net Asset Value PS192.14p
Spread7.00 (1.76%) 

Mears Balance Sheet

LSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week403.00382.00
4 weeks424.00382.00
12 weeks440.00365.00
1 year533.50365.00

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Mears Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week398.00-3.00-0.75382.000.64385.11
4 weeks411.00-16.00-3.89382.000.19387.34
12 weeks420.00-25.00-5.95365.000.10392.73
26 weeks425.50-30.50-7.17365.000.09417.39
1 year501.00-106.00-21.16365.000.09453.62
3 years440.00-45.00-10.23349.250.12444.57
5 years367.0028.007.63317.000.14427.50

Mears Key Management Ratios

Mears Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio40.24 
PE Ratio18.78 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.83 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)1.52 
Dividend Yield2.96%
Market-to-Book Ratio2.05 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS13.91 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS40.67 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS15.88 
Price-to-Sales PS0.43 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-19.50 
Price-to-Cash PS7.72 
Net Working Capital PS31.39 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS12.58%
Earnings Yield5.32%
Average PE22.16 
Years in average4 
PE to PE average84.75%

Mears Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio31.46%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.46 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-4.35 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.22 
Net Gearing48.07%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)87.93%
Gross Gearing58.99%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)107.91%
Gearing Under 1 Year40.16%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)73.48%
Assets/Equity2.44 
Cash/Equity26.63 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets6.70%
Current Ratio1.17 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)1.11 
Liquidity Ratio0.27 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets23.30%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value446.08m
CFO/Sales0.03 
CFO/Attributable Profit1.19 
CFO/Assets0.05 
CFO/Debt0.09 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.70 
Total Debt/Sales0.30 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit9.73 
Total Debt285.75m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets8.80%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth3.00%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs4 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
0.08160.0727

Mears Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)10.13%
Return On Assets (ROA)4.39%
Net Profit Margin2.29%
Assets Turnover1.92 
Return On Equity (ROE)10.80%
Return On Investment (ROI)7.61%
Dividend Payout Ratio55.63%
Plowback Ratio44.37%
Growth from Plowback Ratio4.87%
Net Income Of Revenues1.07%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover4.79 
Fixed Assets Turnover3.69 
Current Assets Turnover3.99 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover92.83 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales0.52 
Debtors-to-Sales16.83%
Debt Collection Period61.41Days

Mears Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
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 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
turnover865.57100.00%838.74100.00%881.14100.00%940.10100.00%m
pre tax profit21.752.51%29.683.54%25.922.94%29.373.12%m
attributable profit-0.94-0.11%25.293.01%12.871.46%21.532.29%m
retained profit-9.06-1.05%16.031.91%2.430.28%10.041.07%m
eps - basic (p)-1.21 25.03 12.65 21.03 
eps - diluted (p)-1.17 24.65 12.52 20.91 
dividends per share8.80 10.00 11.00 11.70 

Mears Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
LSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:AssetsLSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:AssetsLSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:AssetsLSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:Assets
 31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets15.073.17%15.883.26%18.443.72%20.274.18%m
intangibles intangibles193.5940.70%227.3846.73%224.9145.35%219.6245.34%m
fixed investments fixed investments14.733.10%16.993.49%8.271.67%17.513.61%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%13.262.67%--%m
stocks stocks10.452.20%8.471.74%9.021.82%11.232.32%m
debtors debtors162.2634.11%151.1931.07%153.4630.94%162.8833.62%m
cash & securities cash & securities79.5516.72%66.6313.70%68.6113.83%52.9010.92%m
TOTAL475.66100%486.54100%495.97100%484.42100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short222.5146.78%190.0439.06%219.8844.33%194.5740.16%m
creditors - long creditors - long72.8515.32%102.0320.97%84.4617.03%91.1818.82%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL295.3662.09%292.0760.03%304.3461.36%285.7558.99%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves180.8738.03%196.8140.45%192.8738.89%199.3241.15%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities-0.57-0.12%-2.35-0.48%-1.25-0.25%-0.64-0.13%m
TOTAL180.3037.91%194.4639.97%191.6338.64%198.6741.01%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Mears Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
Operating CF32.1944.1534.0725.71m
Pre-Financing CF2.3616.679.452.59m
Retained CF11.944.280.820.82m

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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