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Future Fundamentals

Company Name Future Last Updated 11 Dec 2019
Industry Consumer Services Sector Publishing
Shares in Issue (m) 98.01 Market Cap (£m) 1,382.00
PE Ratio 142.42 Div per Share (p) 1.00
Div Yield 0.07 Div Cover 9.90
EPS 9.90 EPS Growth (%) 94.12
PEG 1.51 DPS Growth (%) 100.00
Debt Ratio 20.90 Debt Equity Ratio 0.33
Net Gearing 43.06 Gross Gearing 44.77
Asset Equity Ratio 1.81 Cash Equity Ratio 3.09
Quick Ratio 0.44 Current Ratio 0.44
Price To Book Value 6.48 ROCE 4.71

Future Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
H2 Dividend 16 Jan 2020 14 Feb 2020 GBX 1.00 1.00
H2 Dividend 17 Jan 2019 15 Feb 2019 GBX 0.50 0.50

Future Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Tangible Assets 3 2 1
Intangible Assets 329 203 92
Investments 4 6 5
Total Fixed Assets 335 211 98
Stocks 0 0 1
Debtors 42 38 14
Cash & Equivalents 7 6 10
Other Assets 3 0 0
Total Assets 386 255 122
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Creditors within 1 year 117 58 36
Creditors after 1 year 56 24 25
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 173 82 61
Net assets 213 173 61
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Called up share capital 13 12 7
Share Premium 97 100 47
Profit / Loss 13 4 0
Other Equity 140 122 122
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 213 173 61
Ratios 2019 2018 2017
Debt Ratio 20.90 12.25 28.72
Debt-to-Equity 0.33 0.29 0.40
Net Gearing 43.06 29.72 41.67
Gross Gearing 44.77 32.23 49.92
Assets / Equity 1.81 1.48 2.00
Cash / Equity 3.09 3.71 16.48
EPS 9.90 5.10 4.30
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 49 10 10
Cashflow before financing -21 -110 -24
Increase in Cash -3 -3 7
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 222 125 84
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 27 5 1
Pre-Tax profit 13 4 0
Profit / Loss for the year 13 12 7

Future Company Background

Sector Publishing
Activities Future plc is a global platform business for specialist media, driven by technology, with diversified revenue streams. The Media division has three complementary high-growth revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising. It operates in a number of sectors including technology, gaming and entertainment, creative and photography, music, home interest, hobbies and B2B and its brands include TechRadar, PC Gamer, Tom's Guide, Homebuilding & Renovating Show, GamesRadar+, The Photography Show, Top Ten Reviews, Live Science, Android Central, Guitar World, MusicRadar, Space.com, NY TV Week, Tom's Hardware and Cyclingnews.com. The Magazine division focuses on publishing specialist content, with 80 publications and over 537 bookazines published per year, totalling global circulation of 1.2m. The Magazine portfolio spans technology, gaming and entertainment, music, creative and photography, hobbies, home interest and B2B. Its titles include Classic Rock, Guitar Player, FourFourTwo, Homebuilding & Renovating, Digital Camera, Guitarist, How It Works, Total Film, What Hi-Fi?, ProCycling and Music Week.
Latest Interim Date 17 May 2019
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 15 Nov 2019

Future Directors

Appointed Director Position
01 Nov 2013 Zillah Ellen Byng-Maddick Chief Executive Officer
03 Aug 2015 Penelope Anne Ladkin-Brand Chief Financial Officer
01 Feb 2018 Richard Norman Legh Huntingford Non-Executive Chairman
06 Feb 2018 Alan Philip Stephen Newman Non-Executive Director
01 Oct 2018 Robert John Hattrell Non-Executive Director
01 Dec 2014 Hugo Charles Drayton Non-Executive Director

Future Contact Details

Company Name Future
Company Address Beauford Court, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW.
Company Telephone +44 (0)1225 442 244
Company Website http://www.futureplc.com/

Future Advisors

Auditor Name PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Auditor Address 31 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5QD.
Auditor Website http://www.pwc.co.uk/
Auditor Telephone +44 (0) 117 929 1500
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 UBS Investment Bank
Broker Address 1 Finsbury Avenue, London EC2M 2PP.
Broker Website http://www.ibb.ubs.com/
Broker Telephone +44 (0)20 7567 8000
Adviser Name n/a
Adviser Address n/a
Adviser Website n/a
Adviser Telephone n/a
Solicitor Name Allen & Overy LLP
Solicitor Address One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD.
Solicitor Website http://www.allenovery.com/
Solicitor Telephone +44 (0)20 3088 0000
Stockbroker Name n/a
Stockbroker Address n/a
Stockbroker Website n/a
Stockbroker Telephone n/a