Merit Group Plc

Merit (MRIT)

Company name:Merit Group Plc
EPIC:MRITTrading Currency:GBX
Market Segment:ASX1Share Type:DE
WWW Address: GBP0.28
Industry Sector:MEDIA
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 62.00 0.0 [0.00] 60.00 64.00 61.00 62.00 61.00 -
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 360.88 582.07 0.01 -0.44 - - - 77.50 - 2.65

Merit Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.360.88m
Shares In Issue582.07m
Prev. Close62.00
PE Ratio- 
Dividend Yield-%
EPS - basic-0.44p
Dividend PS-p
Dividend Cover- 
Cash Flow PS0.44p
Return On Equity (ROE)-7.30%
Operating Margin-11.70%
PEG Factor- 
EPS Growth Rate-83.33%
Dividends PS Growth Rate-%
Net Debt21.50m
Gross Gearing44.13%
Quick Assets12.34m
Net Working Capital-5.14m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets80.41%
Turnover PS4.24p
Pre-Tax Profit PS-0.50p
Retained Profit PS-0.43p
Cash PS0.96p
Net Cash PS-2.05p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-0.88p
Net Asset Value PS5.89p
Spread4.00 (6.25%) 

Merit Balance Sheet


Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week62.5061.00
4 weeks66.0061.00
12 weeks67.5061.00
1 year77.502.65

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Merit Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week61.001.001.6461.000.0162.00
4 weeks66.00-4.00-6.0661.000.0261.42
12 weeks66.50-4.50-6.7761.000.0265.43
26 weeks2.9059.102,037.932.650.355.14
1 year3.8558.151,510.392.650.224.88
3 years10.9051.10468.812.350.105.21
5 years13.5048.50359.262.350.108.01

Merit Key Management Ratios

Merit Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio385.42 
PE Ratio- 
Tobin's Q Ratio 5.76 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)19.10 
Dividend Yield-%
Market-to-Book Ratio10.53 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS-124.92 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS-144.35 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS139.99 
Price-to-Sales PS14.62 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-70.79 
Price-to-Cash PS64.85 
Net Working Capital PS-0.88 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS-70.28%
Earnings Yield-%
Average PE35.24 
Years in average2 
PE to PE average-%

Merit Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio21.80%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.28 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-1.87 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.03 
Net Gearing35.06%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)97.87%
Gross Gearing44.13%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)123.21%
Gearing Under 1 Year28.56%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)79.72%
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets-8.37%
Current Ratio0.71 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)0.70 
Liquidity Ratio0.32 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets44.96%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value364.87m
CFO/Attributable Profit- 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.07 
Total Debt/Sales1.10 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit-9.37 
Total Debt27.07m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets-5.27%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-35.24%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth-2.56%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs6 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)

Merit Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)-6.59%
Return On Assets (ROA)-3.99%
Net Profit Margin-10.13%
Assets Turnover0.39 
Return On Equity (ROE)-7.30%
Return On Investment (ROI)-5.57%
Dividend Payout Ratio-%
Plowback Ratio100.00%
Growth from Plowback Ratio-%
Net Income Of Revenues-10.13%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover0.71 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.49 
Current Assets Turnover1.94 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover159.81 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales2.54 
Debt Collection Period112.03Days

Merit Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
03 Nov 2010InterimGBP0.2531/12/200931/12/201022/12/201024/12/201011/01/20110.25

Merit Fundamentals

 31 Mar 2018 (GBP)31 Mar 2019 (GBP)31 Mar 2020 (GBP)31 Mar 2021 (GBP)
pre tax profit1.316.37%-5.73-26.88%-1.26-4.53%-2.89-11.70%m
attributable profit1.135.48%-5.53-25.96%-1.18-4.26%-2.50-10.13%m
retained profit1.135.48%-5.53-25.96%-1.18-4.26%-2.50-10.13%m
eps - basic (p)0.33 -1.62 -0.24 -0.44 
eps - diluted (p)0.33 -1.62 -0.24 -0.44 
dividends per share- - - - 

Merit Balance Sheet

 31 Mar 2018 (GBP)31 Mar 2019 (GBP)31 Mar 2020 (GBP)31 Mar 2021 (GBP)
 31 Mar 2018 (GBP)31 Mar 2019 (GBP)31 Mar 2020 (GBP)31 Mar 2021 (GBP)
fixed assets fixed assets2.336.04%2.065.90%2.133.34%8.8714.47%m
intangibles intangibles21.5956.02%19.7056.30%48.0875.25%39.3664.18%m
fixed investments fixed investments1.684.37%0.501.44%0.661.03%0.721.17%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks0.010.03%0.020.05%0.270.43%0.040.06%m
debtors debtors4.1710.82%4.2812.24%8.3813.11%6.7811.05%m
cash & securities cash & securities8.7622.72%8.4324.08%4.376.84%5.579.07%m
creditors - short creditors - short9.2323.95%11.4932.83%17.9828.15%17.5128.56%m
creditors - long creditors - long0.761.98%0.491.39%10.1515.89%9.5515.58%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves28.5574.07%23.0265.78%35.7555.96%34.2655.87%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Merit Cash Flow Statement

31 Mar 2018 (GBP)31 Mar 2019 (GBP)31 Mar 2020 (GBP)31 Mar 2021 (GBP)
Operating CF3.120.702.042.58m
Pre-Financing CF-0.32-0.32-15.471.37m
Retained CF-0.28-0.33-4.061.20m

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