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Ascential PLC Fundamentals

Company NameAscential PLCLast Updated2021-10-27
IndustryAdvertising AgenciesSectorCommunication Services
Shares in Issue439.128 mMarket Cap£1.73 bn
PE Ratio156.25Dividend per Share0
Dividend Yield0.56Dividend Cover0
EPS-£0.34EPS Growth (%)0
PEG0DPS Growth (%)0
Debt Ratio0.2119Debt Equity Ratio0.4024
Asset Equity Ratio1.9529Cash Equity Ratio0.1337
Quick Ratio0.8964Current Ratio0.91
Price To Book Value2.8482ROCE0

Ascential PLC Dividends

TypeEx-DatePay DateCurrencyNet DividendYear Total
Interim2019-08-292019-09-27GBP0.0180
Prelim2019-05-162019-06-14GBP0.0390

Ascential PLC Company Financials

Assets202020192018
Tangible Assets£20.90 m£30.00 m£32.40 m
Intangible Assets£674.10 m£760.70 m£786.00 m
Investments£32.40 m£65.90 m£1.70 m
Total Fixed Assets£783.90 m£903.40 m£870.40 m
Stocks£2.10 m£4.10 m£3.90 m
Debtors£186.20 m£129.00 m£100.80 m
Cash & Equivalents£78.20 m£113.10 m£182.00 m
Other Assets000
Total Assets£1.10 bn£1.16 bn£1.17 bn
Liabilities202020192018
Creditors within 1 year£371.80 m£263.80 m£218.80 m
Creditors after 1 year£352.70 m£366.10 m£405.20 m
Other Liabilities£13.30 m00
Total Liabilities£724.50 m£629.90 m£624.00 m
Net assets£377.80 m£532.10 m£545.50 m
Equity202020192018
Called up share capital£4.00 m£4.00 m£4.00 m
Share Premium£3.00 m£1.70 m£500,000.00
Profit / Loss-£184.30 m-£7.90 m£28.90 m
Other Equity£376.50 m£531.50 m£545.50 m
Preference & Minorities£1.30 m£600,000.000
Total Capital Employed£377.80 m£532.10 m£545.50 m
Ratios202020192018
Debt Ratio£0.46£0.36£0.36
Debt-to-Equity£0.86£0.56£0.57
Assets / Equity1.95291.95291.9529
Cash / Equity0.13370.13370.1337
EPS-£0.09£0.07£0.07
Cash Flow202020192018
Cash from operating activities£7.80 m£87.20 m£72.20 m
Cashflow before financing£4.70 m£50.30 m£1.60 m
Increase in Cash-£29.70 m-£72.10 m£136.80 m
Income202020192018
Turnover£263.70 m£380.30 m£348.50 m
Cost of sales£106.60 m£143.40 m£125.20 m
Gross Profit£157.10 m£236.90 m£223.30 m
Operating Profit-£166.50 m£1.80 m£41.40 m
Pre-Tax profit-£184.30 m-£7.90 m£28.90 m

Ascential PLC Company Background

SectorCommunication Services
ActivitiesAscential PLC organizes exhibitions, congresses, festivals and provides business information services. The company operations are branched out into four segments; Digital Commerce, Product Design, Marketing: and Retail & Financial Services. The Digital Commerce segment generates the majority of revenues.
Latest Interim Date26 Jul 2021
Latest Fiscal Year End Date15 Mar 2021

Ascential PLC Directors

AppointedNamePosition
2021-07-29Mr. Scott Edward ForbesNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2021-10-11Mr. Paul Scott HarrisonExecutive Director,Chief Operating Officer
2021-03-17Ms. Suzanne Claire BaxterNon-Executive Director
2021-04-09Ms. Judith Mihajlovich VezmarNon-Executive Director
2021-09-02Ms. Mandy GraddenExecutive Director,Chief Financial Officer
2021-09-02Mr. Duncan PainterExecutive Director,Chief Executive Officer

Ascential PLC Contact Details

Company NameAscential PLC
AddressThe Prow, 1 Wilder Walk, London, W1B 5AP
Telephone+44 2075165029
Websitehttps://www.ascential.com

Ascential PLC Advisors

Remuneration ConsultantNew Bridge Street
Phone+44 2070868000
Fax+44 2076211511
StockbrokerGoldman Sachs International
Phone+44 2077741000
StockbrokerNumis Securities Limited
Phone+44 2072601000
Fax+44 2072601001
Financial PR AdviserFTI Consulting Inc
Phone+44 2037271000
Fax+44 2037271007
AuditorKPMG
Phone+44 2073111000
Fax+44 2073113311
RegistrarEquiniti Limited
SolicitorSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP