Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Merlin Entertainments Plc LSE:MERL London Ordinary Share GB00BDZT6P94 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.40p -0.37% 374.50p 374.20p 374.60p 378.20p 372.30p 378.20p 2,093,175 16:35:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 1,594.0 271.0 20.5 18.3 3,821.06

Merlin Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
17/4/2018
22:28
I notice the still seems a large buyer two lots of 3m traded today, couple this with the directors sells a few days ago , this could be a monumental shorting opportunity ahead of the results.
my retirement fund
03/4/2018
12:38
Yes. My first ever visit to Alton Towers over Easter over 3 days. My misses who's been several times over the years said she reckoned the park was at 20% capacity max.Not good. Even worse they tried to stop us entering on the third day because I was in a motorhome.About two thirds of the long term upgrade plan mooted in 2012 has simply not happened and by my reckoning never will !I say we lost a few hundred quid but got that made up from the anual pass discount, I've already decided we won't be renewing our passes again based on the treatment we got and concluded the shares probably won't fair much better than we as customers did either.
my retirement fund
03/4/2018
11:44
If this weather continues they’ll be warning again!
bookbroker
03/4/2018
11:44
If this weather continues they’ll be warning again!
bookbroker
03/4/2018
11:40
Ive sold out at a small loss. Funnily enough I've taken small stakes in the REIT that owns and leases the park to Merlin instead which seems to have a good track record.
my retirement fund
22/3/2018
08:58
They must know I'm visiting Alton towers next week, clearly the news has leaked.
my retirement fund
22/3/2018
08:57
What's going on?
my retirement fund
02/3/2018
13:09
I wonder how many holders of Merlin hold in a SIP aacount were holding for the perks for their kids - Could knock attendence - Mr Market moving down - Could this be a result - read through - of HMRC action ? OK UK only part of their offering but market action interesting. I wonder how many other coys could be hit ?
pugugly
01/3/2018
09:03
Yes follow the money
my retirement fund
01/3/2018
08:05
Nicely timed entry from ValueAct..
dplewis1
19/2/2018
12:00
ValueAct take a stake
billytkid2
13/2/2018
09:54
Remember thisThe situation now with Merlin's drooping wand is of weakness below 355p pointing at 313p with some bounce potentials. In the event 313p breaks, we're looking at 236p as a point where it almost must bounce.
mj19
12/2/2018
15:53
Going under 300p. Imo.I'll watch from the sidelines.
sux_2bu
06/2/2018
10:18
im in 320p... bottom drawer stock ill add the lower it goes.
cantrememberthis2
31/1/2018
09:15
330 broken - sux_2bu - Looks as though your target may soon be hit but stll feel business model needs significant refreshing see 573 above.
pugugly
24/1/2018
17:24
320p is where i'll be seriously considering buying, after a bit more research. ;-) There again, maybe under 300p is on the cards, i really don't know. The market is not in love with MERL meantime.
sux_2bu
24/1/2018
13:31
Could be a buy soon.
sux_2bu
18/1/2018
16:12
Could it be that the world is now over supplied with Theme Parks/Entertainment venues - There could well (imo) be a limit to what the consumer wants - Opinions as to where Merlin resorts stand in consumer visit desireability rankings ?
pugugly
18/1/2018
15:26
Falling heavily.
sux_2bu
11/1/2018
18:18
The results are very seasonal. The last 6 half-yearly profits: 133m, 25m, 145m, 37m, 174m, 37m. So I wouldn't compare the market cap to the last 6 months' profit as Eastbourne1982 has done. Regarding CapEx, 45% is on new sites and 55% is towards investments into the existing estate. So maintenance Capex isn't far off the depreciation charge. This is before even considering the reduction in existing estate CapEx of 100m over 2018-2021. On a PE of less than 18, I'm a holder.
hammers976
04/1/2018
15:48
Well admittedly these aren't proper reasons and I haven't done any detailed research but my interest was piqued enough to put it on my watchlist because: - The chart did look cheap as per Eastbourne1982 - Different sector to anything I have exposure to. - Terrorism threat as a reason for doing badly I don't buy and if it is a factor it will be short term. - Long term I can't see any structural threat to this kind of entertainment business. Digital/home entertainment will never replace going out etc. - Lots of scope for growth I should mention I'm buying with a view to stick in an ISA as a long-term holding. Not a big amount and definitely not a short-term trade.
j5ack5k
04/1/2018
14:29
Debt and capex puts me off. Half year profit was only around 37 million against a market cap of 3.5 billion ! These only really look cheap from a chart perspective, i.e. they have dipped from nearly £5.50 to the current £3.45 mark. Clearly they must have been extremely overvalued at £5 plus and when you look at the numbers and fundamentals they certainly aren't a bargain now. Why buy ?
eastbourne1982
04/1/2018
11:44
You were bang on sux. What price is fair value do you think and why? The current price feels like a tentative buy to me now but I haven't done a huge amount of research yet.
j5ack5k
02/1/2018
15:25
Still falling. Soon be under 350p
sux_2bu
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