Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc LSE:BMY London Ordinary Share GB0033147751 ORD 1.25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -4.00 -1.38% 286.00 77,862 16:28:52
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
286.00 289.00 292.00 286.00 291.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 162.68 12.05 12.37 23.1 215
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
16:58:36 O 10,000 286.00 GBX

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Bloomsbury Publishing Daily Update: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is listed in the Media sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BMY. The last closing price for Bloomsbury Publishing was 290p.
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc has a 4 week average price of 272p and a 12 week average price of 250p.
The 1 year high share price is 302p while the 1 year low share price is currently 206p.
There are currently 75,328,570 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 31,584 shares. The market capitalisation of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is £215,439,710.20.
18bt: Nice results - creating a good long term record, nice yield and PER of just over 14x for the current year. Share price should respond.
opodio: It’s taken time for shareholders in Bloomsbury Publishing (BMY:230p) to reap the financial rewards for their loyalty since I included the shares in my 2015 Bargain Shares Portfolio, but investors are certainly warming now to the company best known for publishing author JK Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter books. Having paid out dividends per share of 25.1p in the past four years, the board has just hiked the final payout by 13.5 per cent to 6.36p to take the total to 7.51p for the financial year to the end of February 2018, covered by EPS of 13.9p, up 10 per cent year on year. Their optimism is well founded. Buoyed by an outstanding performance from its consumer division, which delivered 20 per cent increases in both operating profit and revenues to £11.4m and £102m, respectively, the publisher modestly beat Peel Hunt’s pre-tax profit forecast of £13m and that’s after it had been upgraded by 7 per cent post the pre-close trading update as I highlighted at the time (‘Small-cap earnings beats’, 21 Mar 2018). Sales of children’s books soared by almost a quarter to £69m, helped in no small part by the special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to mark the 20th year anniversary of its publication, the illustrated Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Bloomsbury also published two colour background titles for the British Library Harry Potter exhibition: Harry Potter – A History of Magic: The Book of The Exhibition; and Harry Potter – A Journey Through A History of Magic. Excluding Harry Potter, children’s book sales were still up by 14 per cent, helped by over 1m sales of Sarah Maas’ book Throne of Glass, and Kate Pankhurst's Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, the bestselling children's general non-fiction title of 2017. The autumn book list is equally strong, and profits will also get a lift this year from the recently announced acquisition of London-based academic publisher I.B. Tauris. There is good news too on Bloomsbury’s 2020 digital strategy which is on track to deliver £5m of profit and £15m of revenues by the 2021-22 financial year. As has always been the case, the company’s balance sheet is in rude health: net cash increased from £15.5m to £25.2m, a sum worth 30p a share, albeit £4.8m of that has since been used to acquire I.B. Tauris. Analysts have taken note. Malcolm Morgan at brokerage Peel Hunt lifted his current year pre-tax estimate by 7 per cent to £14m, with upgrades for later years to follow to reflect progress being made in digital publishing. Investors have, too, which is why Bloomsbury’s share price has broken above the 190p glass ceiling that capped progress over the past four years.
18bt: Update from Simon Thompson in IC Online under heading Bloomsbury's magical results. Won't publish article as subscriber content, but conclusion is: Malcolm Morgan at brokerage Peel Hunt lifted his current year pre-tax estimate by 7 per cent to £14m, with upgrades for later years to follow to reflect progress being made in digital publishing. Investors have, too, which is why Bloomsbury’s share price has broken above the 190p glass ceiling that capped progress over the past four years. Trading on a cash-adjusted PE ratio of 15, and with potentially significant international rights sales of the two Harry Potter background titles not embedded in analyst forecasts, I would definitely run with the 52 per cent profit on your holdings if you have been following my advice.
essentialinvestor: Approx 11 X earnings net of cash balances, that's not a growth rating.
pireric: The issue is that, unless they pull a massive rabbit out of the bag, next year is going to look very drab, maybe even negative growth ? as they lap this year but that's almost the nature of the business. Buying when the business was performing well over the past 7 years hasn't reaped rewards because everyone knows that the following period is likely to revert back to the mean and so these levels of revenue growth and profitability are merely temporary. This, I think, is why the share price has not reacted amazingly over the last few weeks
masurenguy: Bloomsbury Publishing (LSE: BMY) is another FTSE SmallCap dividend stock that looks very buyable to me today. At a current share price of 160p, the company is valued at £121m. It offers a forecast dividend of 7p for its financial year ending 28 February 2018, giving a prospective yield of 4.4%. In a Q1 trading update in July, the company reported revenues up 19% year-on-year (13% at constant exchange rates) and the board said it expects profit for the full year to be in line with its expectations. The analyst consensus is for EPS of 12.2p, giving decent dividend cover of over 1.7 times and putting the company on an undemanding price-to-earnings ratio of 13.1. Impressive growth Bloomsbury may be best known as the publisher of Harry Potter but it’s far from being a one-trick pony. For example, in its non-consumer division, its digital resource business is growing revenue fast from a low base. Overseas growth is also progressing impressively, with 61% of sales now from customers outside the UK. Bloomsbury Australia grew revenues by 50% (26% at constant exchange rates) last year and revenues in Bloomsbury India grew 46% (30% at constant exchange rates). The undemanding P/E, nice dividend yield and growth opportunity from digital resource and international lead me to rate the shares a buy today.
cwa1: Solid enough IMHO:-
bdroop: I decided to buy a small amount yesterday, with the view to building up a long term position. ( looking for the future dips ). Waterstones led by James Daunt is starting to gain ground against Amazon, HP has further activity - and with that activity the further promotion of the HP catalogue. It strikes me that Harry Potter is as powerful a consumer brand as PG Tips or any other well known trusted household product! So this point might be as good as any to invest, even though JKR retains her digital rights. The move to digital beyond trade publishing - and into "education" feels like a smaller publisher will feel the positive effects of this in the market more quickly than people like PSON ( who I watch closely, as I do US publisher Mifflin Harcourt - better "looking" than PSON right now? ) - digital should and will become fantastic for the publisher bottom line over the years. Physical books are holding up well. Concerns - using the cash from HP wisely on acquisition and expansion, in a true sense probably not efficiently, BMY is set up to be a cultural rather than cash machine, India is a very long term play ( although wisden and HP holding rights in India feels a good fit, but the retail prices in India won't mean much for the BMY bank balance, but maybe book rights acquired and exported out of India could come good ) USA is a tough market to operate in and I worry they may remain subscale. I'm interested in other holders thoughts and observations, as I intend to be here for a very long time now I've discerned a moment to invest, in the short term I believe the share price could go either way, but more likely up in a good "channel" but if the 2H disappoints then I'll have the chance to start topping up more quickly. GLA.
deadly: Trading looks strong. Share price should recover the recent dip soon and then more.
rainmaker: free stock charts from Everybody seems to looking for some magical explanation for the share price rise but I think the bull case for Bloomsbury is both very straight forward,easy to understand and very compelling that quite simply, it's the dramatic growth prospects for their digital sales(up 61% in last results)yet the Company has a no growth rating. If e-book sales are 9% of current turnover and the Company aims for 50% in five years then IMHO profits and the Company share price are going stratospheric if they can achieve that. Coincidentally I believe that in the States(they say what happens there, happens here 5 years later) e-book already account for more than half of sales so IMHO this isn't pie in the sky (unrealistic)stuff. Then you have research that states that readers buy more books in the digital format than paperback. E-book sales are beginning to reach critical mass where there're going to have a significant impact on the Company's profitability. Moreover it should be remembered that e-book sales have much higher margins that hardbacks ie no paper, no ink, substantially less distribution costs and frequently no plastic either as the publication is downloaded on line. The Company has no price competition because it obviously owns the copyright ie publishing rights. I'm sure that we will have not just rising profits but that the Company will attract a much higher rating of circa 20 times and more as Investors begin to understand the changes and the impact on it's profitability. Bloomsburys business model is fast evolving that will make it a more efficient, more productive and more profitable but the market hasn't picked up on this.Aside from e-book sales having higher margins there greater opportunities for selling content and more formats for selling that content ie e-books, collective on line rights ie licensing, access rights on line direct to the Consumer-there are so many opportunities for Bloomsbury to leverage their brand and their intellectual property. These changes have been known about for some time. This Company reminds me of Pace Microtechnology(PIC) before it rose 50/60 fold.I don't expect that to happen with Bloomsbury but I certainly believe the share price will go to £5, perhaps £10 for reasons already explained.The huge demand for digital set boxes was known and public knowledge at the very depths of the share price and it's the same for Bloomsbury Publishing. The Stockmarket is supposed to be efficient in the semi strong sense that all publicly available information is instanteously and automatically reflected in the share prices of all Companies but I've never subscribed to that view. That's exactly the way I see it AIMHO, DYOR
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