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
  2.00 1.0% 203.00 37,463 14:34:49
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
201.00 203.00 204.00 200.00 200.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 162.77 13.23 14.03 14.5 161
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
15:01:15 O 2,133 201.3251 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 201p.
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc has a 4 week average price of 190p and a 12 week average price of 185.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 302p while the 1 year low share price is currently 165p.
There are currently 79,094,998 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 65,652 shares. The market capitalisation of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is £160,562,845.94.
frazboy: Bearbull in the IC made exactly the point being made here about the bonus issue - they are pointless, sell some of your holding if you need cash.Share price is overlooking recent (current?) trading but we have roughly 10% more shares in issue than prior to Covid.
cwa1: ALS, I have to say I agree with you generally speaking, I don't like bonus issues. However, I DO have a few extra shares now that I CAN sell in the market, so I believe I have got something-as long as the share price doesn't crater...
lancasterbomber: Why the sudden share price move?
alexisk: I haven't heard any announcement yet that people are not going to be allowed to read books for the next few months. But it seems to me that reading, watching the telly, and browsing the internet are going to be all that is left to do for many people. The share price here should be going up, not down.
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.
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