Ascential (ASCL)

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Share Price:
315.80p
Market Cap:
1,271.96m
Change Today:
-1.20p
Sector:
Media

Dividend Data

  31-Dec-1931-Dec-1831-Dec-1731-Dec-1631-Dec-15
Interim Dividend1.80p1.90p1.80p1.50pn/a
Final Dividendn/a3.90p3.80p3.20pn/a
Total Dividend1.80p5.80p5.60p4.70pn/a

Fundamentals - based on IFRS

  (Millions) (Millions) (Millions) (Millions) (Millions)
Income Statement 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15
Continuing Operations          
Revenue 416.20 348.50 292.90 299.60 319.10
Operating Profit/(Loss) 19.90 41.40 31.30 32.10 32.40
Net Interest (10.30) (13.10) (11.70) (33.80) (28.80)
Profit Before Tax 10.20 28.90 19.90 (1.80) 8.40
Profit After Tax 8.10 20.00 11.90 11.60 16.10
Discontinued Operations          
Profit After Tax n/a 189.20 6.10 4.00 n/a
PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD 8.10 209.20 18.00 15.60 16.10
Attributable to:          
Equity Holders of Parent Company 7.90 209.20 18.00 15.60 16.10
Minority Interests 0.20 n/a n/a n/a n/a
           
Total Dividend Paid cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a
           
Continuing EPS          
Earnings per Share - Basic 2.00p 5.00p 2.90p 3.20p 4.03p
Earnings per Share - Diluted 1.90p 4.80p 2.80p 3.20p 4.03p
Earnings per Share - Adjusted 18.80p 15.50p 13.70p 14.90p 4.03p
Continuing and Discontinued EPS          
Earnings per Share - Basic 2.00p 52.20p 4.50p 4.30p 4.03p
Earnings per Share - Diluted 1.90p 51.40p 4.40p 4.30p 4.03p
Earnings per Share - Adjusted 18.80p 19.30p 18.70p 17.10p 4.03p
           
Dividend per Share 1.80p 5.80p 5.60p 4.70p n/a
  (Millions) (Millions) (Millions) (Millions) (Millions)
Balance Sheet 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15
Assets          
Non-Current Assets          
Property, Plant & Equipment 30.00 32.50 11.30 11.40 10.20
Intangible Assets 760.70 786.00 771.70 651.60 658.70
Investment Properties 2.10 2.70 n/a n/a n/a
Investments 67.60 6.10 5.10 5.00 0.70
Other Financial Assets n/a n/a n/a 0.10 0.60
Other Non-Current Assets 43.00 43.10 47.40 55.50 40.20
  903.40 870.40 835.50 723.60 710.40
Current Assets          
Inventories 4.10 3.90 17.80 16.90 17.60
Trade & Other Receivables 141.40 113.20 88.20 59.60 65.30
Cash at Bank & in Hand 111.70 182.00 45.80 61.90 43.00
Current Asset Investments n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Current Assets 1.40 n/a 0.10 0.30 0.40
  258.60 299.10 151.90 138.70 126.30
           
Other Assets n/a n/a n/a 72.00 n/a
Total Assets 1,162.00 1,169.50 987.40 934.30 836.70
           
Liabilities          
Current Liabilities          
Borrowings 9.40 9.00 n/a n/a 2.40
Other Current Liabilities 254.40 209.80 239.10 181.60 198.00
  263.80 218.80 239.10 181.60 200.40
           
Net Current Assets cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a
           
Non-Current Liabilities          
Borrowings 300.00 312.20 317.40 286.00 423.20
Provisions 25.30 28.00 33.90 31.90 40.90
Other Non-Current Liabilities 40.80 65.00 54.00 49.70 22.30
  366.10 405.20 405.30 367.60 486.40
           
Other Liabilities n/a n/a n/a 23.70 n/a
Total Liabilities 629.90 624.00 644.40 572.90 686.80
           
Net Assets 532.10 545.50 343.00 361.40 149.90
           
Capital & Reserves          
Share Capital 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 543.70
Share Premium Account 1.70 0.50 0.10 n/a n/a
Other Reserves 131.80 140.00 338.90 n/a (6.80)
Retained Earnings 394.00 401.00 n/a 357.40 (387.00)
Shareholders Funds 531.50 545.50 343.00 361.40 149.90
           
Minority Interests/Other Equity 0.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Total Equity 532.10 545.50 343.00 361.40 149.90
Cash Flow 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15
Net Cash Flow From Operating Activities 87.20 72.20 99.10 92.40 78.90
Returns On Investment & Servicing of Finance fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a
Taxation Paid fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a
Net Cash Flow from Investing Activities (122.40) 135.20 (119.40) (56.80) (20.00)
Acquisitions & Disposals gn/a gn/a gn/a gn/a gn/a
Dividends Paid fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a
Management of Liquid Resources cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a
Net Cash Flow from Financing Activities (36.90) (70.60) 7.20 (27.70) (36.50)
Net Increase/Decrease In Cash (72.10) 136.80 (13.10) 7.90 22.40
Ratios - based on IFRS 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15
Continuing Operations          
PE Ratio - Adjusted 20.8 24.3 28.1 18.1 n/a
PEG - Adjusted 1.0 1.9 n/a 0.1 n/a
Earnings per Share Growth - Adjusted 21% 13% -8% 270% -19%
Dividend Cover 10.44 2.67 2.45 3.17 n/a
Revenue per Share 103.33p 87.06p 73.21p 82.56p 408.06p
Pre-Tax Profit per Share 2.53p 7.22p 4.97p (0.50p) 10.74p
Operating Margin 4.78% 11.88% 10.69% 10.71% 10.15%
Return on Capital Employed 19.32% 38.64% (40.83%) 115.52% (87.94%)
Continuing & Discontinued Operations          
PE Ratio - Adjusted 20.8 19.5 20.6 15.8 n/a
PEG - Adjusted n/a 6.5 2.3 0.0 n/a
Earnings per Share Growth - Adjusted -3% 3% 9% 324% -19%
Dividend Cover 10.44 3.33 3.34 3.64 n/a
           
Dividend Yield 0.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.7% 0.0%
Dividend per Share Growth (68.97%) 3.57% 19.15% n/a n/a
Operating Cash Flow per Share 21.65p 18.04p 24.77p 25.46p 100.89p
Cash Incr/Decr per Share (17.90p) 34.17p (3.27p) 2.18p 28.64p
Net Asset Value per Share (exc. Intangibles) (56.76p) (60.08p) (107.15p) (79.97p) (650.64p)
Net Gearing 37.20% 25.52% 79.18% 62.01% 255.24%

Key

* GAAP

a. Includes discontinued activities

b. Including assets due in more than one year

c. Not disclosed under IFRS

d. Total fixed assets

e. Includes borrowings

f. Included in cash flow from operating activities under IFRS

g. Included in net cash from investing activities under IFRS

h. Pre-tax

i. Capital expenditure

j. Based on operating cash flow before tax

k. Issue of ordinary shares

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Note 2: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 3: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 4: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.