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Ascential Fundamentals

Company Name Ascential Last Updated 22 Oct 2019
Industry Consumer Services Sector Media Agencies
Shares in Issue (m) 402.81 Market Cap (£m) 1,432.38
PE Ratio 6.81 Div per Share (p) 5.80
Div Yield 0.00 Div Cover 9.16
EPS 52.20 EPS Growth (%) 1,060.00
PEG 0.01 DPS Growth (%) 3.57
Debt Ratio 41.31 Debt Equity Ratio 0.64
Net Gearing 36.32 Gross Gearing 52.22
Asset Equity Ratio 2.09 Cash Equity Ratio 33.29
Quick Ratio 1.39 Current Ratio 1.41
Price To Book Value 2.62 ROCE 3.10

Ascential Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
H1 Dividend 29 Aug 2019 27 Sep 2019 GBX 1.80
H2 Dividend 16 May 2019 14 Jun 2019 GBX 3.90 5.80
H1 Dividend 30 Aug 2018 28 Sep 2018 GBX 1.90
H2 Dividend 17 May 2018 15 Jun 2018 GBX 3.80 5.60
H1 Dividend 31 Aug 2017 29 Sep 2017 GBX 1.80
H2 Dividend 18 May 2017 15 Jun 2017 GBX 3.20 4.70
H1 Dividend 06 Oct 2016 04 Nov 2016 GBX 1.50

Ascential Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Tangible Assets 9 11 11
Intangible Assets 786 772 652
Investments 49 53 61
Total Fixed Assets 844 836 724
Stocks 4 18 17
Debtors 114 88 60
Cash & Equivalents 182 46 62
Other Assets 0 0 72
Total Assets 1,144 987 934
Liabilities (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Creditors within 1 year 213 239 182
Creditors after 1 year 385 405 368
Other Liabilities 0 0 24
Total Liabilities 598 644 573
Net assets 547 343 361
Equity (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Called up share capital 4 4 4
Share Premium 1 0 0
Profit / Loss 29 33 -2
Other Equity 542 339 150
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 547 343 361
Ratios 2018 2017 2016
Debt Ratio 41.31 54.16 51.99
Debt-to-Equity 0.64 0.63 0.68
Net Gearing 36.32 60.62 54.69
Gross Gearing 52.22 65.26 61.32
Assets / Equity 2.09 2.88 2.59
Cash / Equity 33.29 13.35 17.13
EPS 52.20 4.50 4.30
Cash Flow (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Cash from operating activities 65 99 92
Cashflow before financing 200 -20 36
Increase in Cash 137 -13 8
Income (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 349 376 300
Cost of sales 125 127 102
Gross Profit 223 248 198
Operating Profit 40 45 32
Pre-Tax profit 29 33 -2
Profit / Loss for the year 4 4 4

Ascential Company Background

Sector Media Agencies
Activities Ascential plc is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world's most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Our information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three principal disciplines: Product Design via global trend forecasting service WGSN; Marketing via global benchmark for creative excellence and effectiveness Cannes Lions and WARC, and strategic advisory firm MediaLink; and Sales via eCommerce-driven data, insights and advisory firm Edge by Ascential, leading managed services provider for Amazon, Flywheel Digital, the world's premier payments and FinTech congress Money20/20, global retail industry summit World Retail Congress and Retail Week.
Latest Interim Date 22 Jul 2019
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 25 Feb 2019

Ascential Directors

Appointed Director Position
04 Jan 2016 Duncan Anthony Painter Chief Executive Officer
04 Jan 2016 Amanda Jane Gradden Chief Financial Officer
11 Jan 2016 Scott Edward Forbes Non-Executive Chairman
12 May 2016 Rita Ann Clifton Non-Executive Director
21 Jan 2016 Paul Scott Harrison Non-Executive Director
21 Jan 2016 Gillian Dawn Celia Kent Non-Executive Director
21 Jan 2016 Judith Mihajlovich Vezmar Non-Executive Director

Ascential Contact Details

Company Name Ascential
Company Address The Prow, 1 Wilder Walk, London W1B 5AP.
Company Telephone +44 (0)207 516 5000
Company Website http://www.ascential.com/

Ascential Advisors

Auditor Name KPMG Audit
Auditor Address 1 Canada Square, London E14 5AG.
Auditor Website http://www.kpmg.com/
Auditor Telephone +44 (0)20 7694 2011
Registrar Name Equiniti
Registrar Address Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA.
Registrar Website http://www.equiniti.com/
Registrar Telephone 0871 384 2030
Broker Name Deutsche Bank AG London
Broker Address 1 Great Winchester Street, London EC2N 2DB.
Broker Website http://www.db.com/
Broker Telephone +44 (0) 20 7545 8000
Adviser Name n/a
Adviser Address n/a
Adviser Website n/a
Adviser Telephone n/a
Solicitor Name Simmons & Simmons
Solicitor Address City Point, One Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9SS.
Solicitor Website http://www.simmons-simmons.com/
Solicitor Telephone +44 (0)20 7628 2020
Stockbroker Name Numis Securities
Stockbroker Address The London Stock Exchange Building, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LT.
Stockbroker Website http://www.numiscorp.com/
Stockbroker Telephone +44 (0)20 7260 1000