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AO World Fundamentals

Company Name AO World Last Updated 18 Jul 2019
Industry Consumer Services Sector Specialty Retailers
Shares in Issue (m) 471.88 Market Cap (£m) 358.63
PE Ratio -20.11 Div per Share () 0.00
Div Yield 0.00 Div Cover 0.00
EPS -3.78 EPS Growth (%) -29.01
PEG 0.69 DPS Growth (%) n/a
Debt Ratio 32.08 Debt Equity Ratio 0.14
Net Gearing 69.51 Gross Gearing 77.14
Asset Equity Ratio 4.37 Cash Equity Ratio 33.37
Quick Ratio 0.59 Current Ratio 0.89
Price To Book Value 4.14 ROCE -14.82

AO World Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total

AO World Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Tangible Assets 27 28 29
Intangible Assets 45 15 15
Investments 84 52 43
Total Fixed Assets 155 95 88
Stocks 76 53 45
Debtors 118 55 41
Cash & Equivalents 29 56 29
Other Assets 1 0 0
Total Assets 379 259 203
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Creditors within 1 year 251 164 144
Creditors after 1 year 41 16 19
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 292 179 163
Net assets 87 80 41
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Called up share capital 1 1 1
Share Premium 104 104 56
Profit / Loss -19 -14 -7
Other Equity 29 5 1
Preference & Minorities -1 -2 -2
Total Capital Employed 87 80 41
Ratios 2019 2018 2017
Debt Ratio 32.08 16.39 31.36
Debt-to-Equity 0.14 0.09 0.11
Net Gearing 69.51 47.63 65.57
Gross Gearing 77.14 69.26 80.05
Assets / Equity 4.37 3.25 5.01
Cash / Equity 33.37 70.35 72.59
EPS -3.78 -2.93 -1.56
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities -35 -15 4
Cashflow before financing -46 -21 -1
Increase in Cash -27 27 -4
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 903 797 701
Cost of sales 750 655 572
Gross Profit 152 142 129
Operating Profit -15 -16 -12
Pre-Tax profit -19 -14 -7
Profit / Loss for the year 1 1 1

AO World Company Background

Sector Specialty Retailers
Activities AO World plc is an online electrical retailer. The business was founded in 2000 by John Roberts as Appliances Online, rebranding as AO.com in 2013 and listing on the London Stock Exchange in February 2014. AO's growth is down to its AO Way of retailing; offering a simply better customer experience with an innovative website, a huge range, unbeatable prices and market-leading customer service. In the UK, through www.ao.com AO operates in multiple categories; Major Domestic Appliances MDA - its main and more mature category, Small Domestic Appliances SDA, Audio Visual AV and computing, and more recently adding Gaming, Mobile, Smart Home and Photographic devices and equipment to its ranges. AO operates from one National Distribution Centre and twelve outbases in the UK, with the vast majority of deliveries being undertaken through Expert Logistics Limited (a group subsidiary). In mainland Europe, AO operates in Germany and The Netherlands. AO launched www.ao.de in Germany in October 2014 with MDA and expanded its offering in February 2016 with the introduction of Floorcare, and in October 2016 with the introduction of AV. AO's international expansion strategy took a step further in February 2016 with the launch of MDA in The Netherlands and the recent introduction of AV to www.ao.nl. The business has a new 35,000 sq. metre Regional Distribution Centre in Bergheim which is now fully operational, serving Germany and The Netherlands. In 2015, AO invested in a majority equity stake in The Recycling Group Limited (now renamed AO Recycling), its recycling partner, securing a WEEE processing facility for the Group and giving AO control in ensuring its waste is dealt with responsibly in the UK.
Latest Interim Date 20 Nov 2018
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 04 Jun 2019

AO World Directors

Appointed Director Position
02 Aug 2005 John Charles Roberts Chief Executive Officer
01 Aug 2015 Jonathan Mark Stephen Higgins Chief Financial Officer
01 Jul 2016 Geoffrey Ian Cooper Non-Executive Chairman
01 Jan 2019 Luisa Delgado Non-Executive Director
24 Nov 2017 Jacqueline de Rojas Non-Executive Director
12 Dec 2005 Christopher John Hopkinson Non-Executive Director
05 Feb 2014 Marisa Luisa Cassoni Non-Executive Director
25 Jul 2018 Shaun Stephen McCabe Non-Executive Director

AO World Contact Details

Company Name AO World
Company Address Unit 5A, The Parklands, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4SD.
Company Telephone +44 (0)12 0467 2400
Company Website http://www.ao.com/

AO World Advisors

Auditor Name Deloitte & Touche LLP
Auditor Address 2 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BZ.
Auditor Website http://www.deloitte.com/
Auditor Telephone +44 (0)20 7936 3000
Registrar Name Capita Registrars
Registrar Address The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU.
Registrar Website http://www.capitaregistrars.com/
Registrar Telephone 0870 162 3100
Broker Name JPMorgan Cazenove
Broker Address 20 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA.
Broker Website http://www.jpmorgancazenove.com/
Broker Telephone +44 (0)20 7588 2828
Adviser Name N M Rothschild
Adviser Address 1 King William Street, London EC4N 7AR.
Adviser Website http://www.rothschild.com/
Adviser Telephone +44 (0)20 7280 5000
Solicitor Name Herbert Smith LLP
Solicitor Address Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2HS.
Solicitor Website http://www.herbertsmith.com/
Solicitor Telephone +44 (0)20 7374 8000
Stockbroker Name Jefferies Hoare Govett
Stockbroker Address Vintners Place, 68 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3BJ.
Stockbroker Website http://www.jefferies.com/
Stockbroker Telephone +44 (0)20 7029 8000