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Future Fundamentals

Company Name Future Last Updated 17 Apr 2019
Industry Media Sector Media
Shares in Issue (m) 82.49 Market Cap (£m) 681.34
PE Ratio 161.96 Div per Share (p) 0.50
Div Yield 0.06 Div Cover 10.20
EPS 5.10 EPS Growth (%) 18.60
PEG 8.71 DPS Growth (%) n/a
Debt Ratio 12.25 Debt Equity Ratio 0.29
Net Gearing 29.72 Gross Gearing 32.23
Asset Equity Ratio 1.48 Cash Equity Ratio 3.71
Quick Ratio 0.76 Current Ratio 0.76
Price To Book Value 3.95 ROCE 2.24

Future Dividends

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

Future Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Tangible Assets 2 1 1
Intangible Assets 203 92 33
Investments 6 5 2
Total Fixed Assets 211 98 36
Stocks 0 1 0
Debtors 38 14 12
Cash & Equivalents 6 10 3
Other Assets 0 0 0
Total Assets 255 122 52
Liabilities (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Creditors within 1 year 58 36 25
Creditors after 1 year 24 25 6
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 82 61 31
Net assets 173 61 21
Equity (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Called up share capital 12 7 4
Share Premium 100 47 28
Profit / Loss 4 0 -15
Other Equity 122 122 109
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 173 61 21
Ratios 2018 2017 2016
Debt Ratio 12.25 28.72 20.90
Debt-to-Equity 0.29 0.40 0.18
Net Gearing 29.72 41.67 53.57
Gross Gearing 32.23 49.92 59.15
Assets / Equity 1.48 2.00 2.45
Cash / Equity 3.71 16.48 13.68
EPS 5.10 4.30 -3.90
Cash Flow (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Cash from operating activities 10 10 2
Cashflow before financing -110 -24 -1
Increase in Cash -3 7 1
Income (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 125 84 59
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 5 1 -14
Pre-Tax profit 4 0 -15
Profit / Loss for the year 12 7 4

Future Company Background

Sector Media
Activities Future plc is a global platform business for specialist media with diversified revenue streams. The Media division is high-growth with three complementary revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising. It operates in a number of sectors including technology, games, 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, Guitar World, MusicRadar, Space.com and Tom's Hardware. The Magazine division focuses on publishing specialist content, with over 80 publications and over 520 bookazines published per year, totalling global circulation of 1.3 million. The Magazine portfolio spans technology, games 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? and Music Week.
Latest Interim Date 17 May 2018
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 23 Nov 2018

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
01 Oct 2018 Robert John Hattrell Non-Executive Director
06 Feb 2018 Alan Philip Stephen Newman 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