Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Marstons LSE:MARS London Ordinary Share GB00B1JQDM80 ORD 7.375P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.20p +0.20% 100.80p 624,062 12:35:39
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
100.70p 100.90p 101.40p 100.50p 100.90p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 992.2 100.3 14.2 7.1 638.93

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19/3/201812:40Marstons - Needs Shaking Up !141
15/3/201822:38Marstons...time to buy???2,615
16/8/201714:56Is the brewery purchase toxic. Was always a good plodder before?1
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Marstons Daily Update: Marstons is listed in the Travel & Leisure sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker MARS. The last closing price for Marstons was 100.60p.
Marstons has a 4 week average price of 100.20p and a 12 week average price of 100.20p.
The 1 year high share price is 147.70p while the 1 year low share price is currently 99.85p.
There are currently 633,854,287 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 2,715,943 shares. The market capitalisation of Marstons is £638,925,121.30.
ianian4: The share price has took a hammering these past several months. When all else fails to explain these events, blame the Yorkshire pudding.
cc2014: Hello Smurfy, You are right to raise the issue of the debt. It is of course one a contributing factor as to why the share price is so low. If the debt were half a billion lower the share price wouldn't be where it is. For me the share price becomes a balance of the free cash flow number, the interest payment and the dividend payment.
chinese investor: exel, When I produced this thread I created the title after looking at the share price. It appears Marstons have played a canny game in a challenging market !
tarlok: Just realised why share price is stuck £1.03 to £1.05 ,broker note today from HSBC , hold and share price target down from £1.15 to only £1.00, explains why its about the only share down over the last couple of days .
lord gnome: Jumped ship today. Can’t see the share price recovering soon so I’m putting my cash elsewhere. Taken the hit.
exel: scobak, if IC are pushing GNK (perfecting reasonable) then that is doubly good news for MARS re 1. sector sentiment and 2. MARS edge on fundamentals (last time I looked). Will re-do the MARS v GNK profile re TNAV ps as % of share price, PE, yield, cover, sales growth, gearing, etc. unless it's already been done? Good luck all!
speedsgh: Can't see anything new on the IC website. Just this from a couple of weeks ago... Marston's looks too cheap (11/10/17) - HTTPS:// IC VIEW: True, there is considerable uncertainty about the outlook for the UK economy. But trading at seven times forecast earnings and offering a 7 per cent yield, we think the future is unlikely to be quite as dire as suggested by Marston’s 107p share price. Buy.
richie1218: It’s been a painful year for shareholders of Marston’s (LSE: MARS) as the pubco’s share price has fallen over 20% in value. However, this means they’re now trading at less than eight times forward earnings while kicking off a whopping 7.1% dividend yield that is still covered by earnings. Encouragingly, there are also signs that a nascent turnaround in the company’s fortunes are beginning to take hold. The company’s full year trading update released Tuesday morning reported positive like-for-like (LFL) sales growth in each of its divisions as well as the opening of 19 new pubs and plans to open a further 15 in fiscal year 2018. This is great news for the company as the sector as a whole has been fighting falling footfall and subdued out-of-home alcohol purchasing for several years now. Marston’s has fought back with a twin-pronged strategy that has seen it turn tatty old boozers into family-friendly pubs, heavy on food offerings, as well as going upmarket with other pubs and bringing in plenty of craft beer options. The group’s brewing options were also a bright spot during the year to September as it shipped 6% more volume of its own brand beers than in the prior period. Adding in the acquisition of Charles Wells brewing and beer distribution rights for £55m helped drive good market share gains. The trading update didn’t release any word on profit movement for the year as a whole but underlying earnings per share did rise 4% year-on-year (y/y) in H1. At the end of the opening half, net debt was level at £1.3bn, or 5 times EBITDA, which is in line with competitors and makes sense for what is essentially a property company. This figure will constrain huge returns of capital to shareholders but it did allow for a 3.8% rise in interim dividends. If management’s plans to increases same-store sales and open new outlets continues to work, I reckon Marston’s could be an attractively priced income share right now.
exel: EI - don't disagree at all! have commented on CapEx criteria before. can't believe the MARS Board only has one gear on this issue, given all the experience & metrix available to them. Sense they may signal a modicum of 'dial back' with the UK economy 'weak and weakening'. But also feel their biz profile/mix and GNK's are sometimes wrongly compared. Clearly there are comparisons, but these are not total 'like for like' sector travellers. Not expecting fireworks from the 10oct17 update, but am hoping for some evidence that MARS is performing a tad better than the share price would suggest. Will look again at last time's update from 12/10/16...
speedsgh: Peel Hunt downgrades strong Marston’s - HTTP:// Peel Hunt has downgraded pub retailer Marston’s (MARS) on the back of recent strength in the share price. Analyst Douglas Jack downgraded his recommendation from ‘buy’ to ‘add’ and increased the target price from 150p to 160p. The shares rose 2.5p, or 1.8%, to 145.4p ahead of interim results. Jack is expecting profit before tax to be up 1% to £33.5 million and over the longer term for margins to benefit from ‘a shift in the sale mix’. ‘We expect forecasts to be held on 18 May, with accommodation expansion providing upgrade risk to our 2019 estimated forecasts, which are 2% above consensus,’ he said. ‘We believe Marston’s offers a relatively low risk model with a secure dividend – yielding c.5% - which should act as a support for the share price.’
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