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
 352.00 uk.advfn.com/p.php?gfx=/gb/down -7.0 [-1.95] 350.00 354.00 352.00 352.00 352.00 6,179
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 363.98 103.40 -0.01 7.35 12.00 47.89 3.41 512.00 - 300.00

Mears Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.363.98m
Shares In Issue103.40m
Prev. Close359.00
PE Ratio47.89 
Dividend Yield3.41%
EPS - basic7.35p
Dividend PS12.00p
Dividend Cover0.61 
Cash Flow PS15.03p
Return On Equity (ROE)3.62%
Operating Margin2.94%
PEG Factor-0.74 
EPS Growth Rate-65.05%
Dividends PS Growth Rate2.56%
Net Debt241.65m
Gross Gearing55.97%
Quick Assets197.05m
Net Working Capital17.07m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets81.04%
Turnover PS870.56p
Pre-Tax Profit PS25.61p
Retained Profit PS-4.48p
Cash PS23.95p
Net Cash PS-168.18p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-1.37p
Net Asset Value PS202.69p
Spread4.00 (1.13%) 

Mears Balance Sheet

LSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week359.00341.00
4 weeks359.00320.00
12 weeks359.00300.00
1 year512.00300.00

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Mears Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week345.007.002.03341.000.05354.61
4 weeks320.0032.0010.00320.000.07334.42
12 weeks325.0027.008.31300.000.12331.34
26 weeks395.00-43.00-10.89300.000.13348.59
1 year441.00-89.00-20.18300.000.10375.86
3 years402.50-50.50-12.55300.000.11433.59
5 years413.00-61.00-14.77300.000.12436.21

Mears Key Management Ratios

Mears Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio52.93 
PE Ratio47.89 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.76 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)1.37 
Dividend Yield3.41%
Market-to-Book Ratio1.74 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS13.74 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS-78.51 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS23.42 
Price-to-Sales PS0.40 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-276.16 
Price-to-Cash PS14.69 
Net Working Capital PS16.51 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS21.32%
Earnings Yield2.09%
Average PE32.36 
Years in average4 
PE to PE average147.98%

Mears Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio24.43%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.32 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-51.39 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.19 
Net Gearing50.77%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)91.15%
Gross Gearing55.97%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)100.50%
Gearing Under 1 Year41.74%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)74.95%
Assets/Equity2.27 
Cash/Equity11.82 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets3.59%
Current Ratio1.09 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)0.99 
Liquidity Ratio0.12 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets11.48%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value407.04m
CFO/Sales0.02 
CFO/Attributable Profit2.05 
CFO/Assets0.03 
CFO/Debt0.06 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.73 
Total Debt/Sales0.30 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit10.06 
Total Debt266.42m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets15.60%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs5 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
-0.00710.0042

Mears Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)9.55%
Return On Assets (ROA)1.58%
Net Profit Margin0.84%
Assets Turnover1.87 
Return On Equity (ROE)3.62%
Return On Investment (ROI)2.67%
Dividend Payout Ratio163.27%
Plowback Ratio-63.27%
Growth from Plowback Ratio-2.35%
Net Income Of Revenues-0.52%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover4.40 
Fixed Assets Turnover3.48 
Current Assets Turnover4.07 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover60.13 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales0.53 
Debtors-to-Sales17.84%
Debt Collection Period65.12Days

Mears Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
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 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
turnover838.74100.00%881.14100.00%940.10100.00%900.18100.00%m
pre tax profit29.683.54%25.922.94%29.373.12%26.482.94%m
attributable profit25.293.01%12.871.46%21.532.29%7.580.84%m
retained profit16.031.91%2.430.28%10.041.07%-4.64-0.52%m
eps - basic (p)25.03 12.65 21.03 7.35 
eps - diluted (p)24.65 12.52 20.91 7.29 
dividends per share10.00 11.00 11.70 12.00 

Mears Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
LSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:AssetsLSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:AssetsLSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:AssetsLSE:MER:Liabilities+EQLSE:MER:Assets
 31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets15.883.26%18.443.72%20.274.18%22.044.63%m
intangibles intangibles227.3846.73%224.9145.35%219.6245.34%210.9144.31%m
fixed investments fixed investments16.993.49%8.271.67%17.513.61%27.315.74%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%13.262.67%--%13.942.93%m
stocks stocks8.471.74%9.021.82%11.232.32%18.713.93%m
debtors debtors151.1931.07%153.4630.94%162.8833.62%158.3433.26%m
cash & securities cash & securities66.6313.70%68.6113.83%52.9010.92%24.775.20%m
TOTAL486.54100%495.97100%484.42100%476.01100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short190.0439.06%219.8844.33%194.5740.16%198.6841.74%m
creditors - long creditors - long102.0320.97%84.4617.03%91.1818.82%67.7414.23%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL292.0760.03%304.3461.36%285.7558.99%266.4255.97%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves196.8140.45%192.8738.89%199.3241.15%209.4944.01%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities-2.35-0.48%-1.25-0.25%-0.64-0.13%0.100.02%m
TOTAL194.4639.97%191.6338.64%198.6741.01%209.5944.03%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Mears Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
Operating CF44.1534.0725.7115.54m
Pre-Financing CF16.679.452.59-11.96m
Retained CF4.280.820.82-12.37m

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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