Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Future Plc LSE:FUTR London Ordinary Share GB00BYZN9041 ORD 15P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -35.00 -2.03% 1,688.00 289,292 16:35:08
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1,684.00 1,686.00 1,741.00 1,667.00 1,690.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electricity 606.80 107.80 59.30 28.5 2,039
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:59:50 O 12 1,681.987 GBX

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2022-07-01 16:09:361,687.4999416,773.68O
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Future Daily Update: Future Plc is listed in the Electricity sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker FUTR. The last closing price for Future was 1,723p.
Future Plc has a 4 week average price of 1,551p and a 12 week average price of 1,551p.
The 1 year high share price is 3,968p while the 1 year low share price is currently 1,551p.
There are currently 120,791,413 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 553,660 shares. The market capitalisation of Future Plc is £2,038,959,051.44.
indiestu: Anyone buying yet? The GOCO deal must be looking like a bargain now considering the current economic climate. I'm not sure at what price to get in?
ihatemms: I don’t need luck - just need Zillah to deliver to perform how she does year in year out unlike most other CEO’s. And her husband’s backed her with another share purchase yesterday - don’t think he’d be doing that without a nod and a wink.
blusteradjuster: FUTR might trade on 3x revenues. However, it has BIG profit margins. I'd compare earnings with market cap + debt to get a fundamental evaluation.
ihatemms: Current P/E now less than 14 . At what price does this become a bid target ?
deepz32: Stock is starting to creep up but haven't seen any recent news to trigger it. Was expecting it to be flat until the pay discussions had been concluded, I am assuming that was the reason for the decrease in share price as the performance otherwise looks great. Thoughts/ insights?
km18: ...from last year... Company overview: FUTR is a media company operating through two segments – UK and USA. Sub-segments covered by the company include Media and Magazines which focus on websites, events and digital advertising, respectively. Largest revenue contributions come from digital ads and eCommerce affiliate products. Company’s products reach on average 1 in 3 adults in both UK and US. Flexible and scalable technologies are key drivers of organic growth, which is further enhanced by acquisitions. Company’s management projects full year profitability to outperform expectations. The group’s cash generative nature has provided the opportunity to continuously deleverage the balance sheet....from WealthOracleAM
daveme: I can only assume for such a highly rated stock some investors take an "inline" statement as indication that growth is slowing and hence the stock should no longer be rated so highly. Stocks such as Future need to keep beating expectations for their share price to keep growing. Any sign growth is tailing off invariably leads to a mark down.
srichardson8: It took me a while to find the article cited above - it is under the 'EXPLORE FUTURE' banner on the website - but well worth the time. This is a brief clip. "Its Future Tech Network, which comprises the world’s leading tech publications, saw a 17% audience increase month-over-month, reaching 88.7 million Americans." So much has been happening at FUTR over the past four or five years that it is sometimes difficult to sit back and remind oneself what exactly is FUTR, how are they monetising their business and how do we read the figures given the stream of acquisitions. It looks like they MAY be able to override probable (imo) unlucky timing in their GoCo acquisition by the brilliance of the rest of their media business and most especially their penetration in the US. They have a terrific brand portfolio, young, enegetic leadership and a decent shareholder roster - though I am a bit surprised by some of the omissions. There is a big difference between statutory and adjusted earnings. That mostly reflects the amortisation of the acquisition premium which will be substantially bigger again for this year to Sept 2022. That means the reported p/e looks quite demanding, the adjusted looks very reasonable.What I hope to see is the RoCE regaining double digits in the current term. The share is up around 110% this year which I realise will put the wind up some investors.Yet it is a really exceptional UK company and they are hard to find.
aquaesulis01: Telegraph view on the acquisition: It’s not over 'til the fat man sings. How apt then that a deal to unite magazine house Future Publishing with the comparison website famous for its irritating adverts featuring a fictional Italian tenor will leave shareholders scratching their heads. Investors in Go Compare probably won’t have too many complaints about a part-cash, part-paper deal that values the company at £594m. Future’s 136p per-share offer is a 24pc premium to the previous day’s share price, or 33pc if you take the three-month average. And 138p is the highest it ever reached, back in June 2018. But as for what the publisher of eminent publications such as Practical Caravan and Guitar World wants to do with a price comparison website, well you won’t find too many clues from a company content to waffle on about how the tie-up will strengthen its “proposition of seeking to address the growing consumer demand for informed and value driven purchasing decisions”. Ditto how “the combination of Future's deep audience insight with GoCo group's expertise in price comparison” is a “truly unique opportunity”. But then again, this is an outfit that boasts on its website about being an “experience-maker”, whatever that means. A whopping 17pc fall in Future’s share price is much more revealing. The truth is that combining publishing and price comparison sites is not a new idea and the results have been mixed at best. German publishing giant Bauer owns several platforms across Europe but its private ownership makes it difficult to assess whether it has been a successful strategy. A better example might be the short-lived ownership of Uswitch by American media conglomerate Scripps. Having parted with more than £200m for the fledgling website in 2006, it racked up heavy losses and Scripps offloaded the business three years later for just a few million pounds. There is an unavoidable suspicion that the deal is a de facto retirement vehicle for Go Compare chairman Peter Wood, not helped by the fact that Future boss Zillah Byng-Thorne is also on the board of the company she is buying. Though Byng-Thorne has been excluded from the discussions in her capacity as a Go Compare independent director, the connection doesn’t look great. Wood’s 29.6pc stake will earn him another £180m to add to an estimated £800m fortune, assembled from the sale of insurance brands Direct Line and Esure, which Go Compare was spun out of in 2016. Meanwhile, further questions will be asked about Byng-Thorne’s seemingly insatiable appetite for deal-making in her capacity as Future chief executive, and whether she needs to keep the acquisitions rolling in order for the company’s impressive growth to continue. After all, it is only a year since the £140m takeover of TI Media, a deal Byng-Thorne celebrated by offloading £14.6m worth of shares just weeks later. The ill-timed sale triggered an 8pc fall in Future’s share price as investors asked whether it was a sign that her faith was wavering. Future’s transformation from troubled publisher of forgotten print publications to one of the UK’s hottest media companies has been an unlikely one but perhaps it really has worked out how to make money from digital publishing. City forecasts have been repeatedly smashed and its share price has rallied strongly from Covid-inspired lows of just 42p in March. But this giant leap into unknown territory will be the biggest test of Byng-Thorne’s dizzying six-year reign yet. On the bright side, she has come under fire for being “overboarded” – City speak for being on the boards of too many companies at once. This deal at least helps address that little problem
donald pond: The drop in FUTR share price today wipes about 9/10p off the amount GOCO shareholders receive. That could be a problem
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