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Law Debenture Corporation Fundamentals

Company Name Law Debenture Corp (The) Last Updated 26 Oct 2020
Industry Financials Sector Equity Investment Instruments
Shares in Issue (m) 118.43 Market Cap (£m) 609.93
PE Ratio 16.79 Div per Share (p) 26.00
Div Yield 5.05 Div Cover 1.18
EPS 30.68 EPS Growth (%) 44.31
PEG 0.38 DPS Growth (%) 37.57
Debt Ratio 13.12 Debt Equity Ratio 0.85
Net Gearing 7.29 Gross Gearing 15.09
Asset Equity Ratio 1.18 Cash Equity Ratio 9.19
Quick Ratio 4.10 Current Ratio 4.10
Price To Book Value 0.79 ROCE 73.49

Law Debenture Corporation Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
H1 Dividend 24 Sep 2020 28 Oct 2020 GBX 6.50
Q1 Dividend 25 Jun 2020 28 Jul 2020 GBX 6.50
H2 Dividend 12 Mar 2020 16 Apr 2020 GBX 19.40 26.00
H1 Dividend 08 Aug 2019 06 Sep 2019 GBX 6.60
H2 Dividend 14 Mar 2019 18 Apr 2019 GBX 12.90 18.90
H1 Dividend 09 Aug 2018 07 Sep 2018 GBX 6.00
H2 Dividend 15 Mar 2018 19 Apr 2018 GBX 11.80 17.30
H1 Dividend 10 Aug 2017 08 Sep 2017 GBX 5.50
H2 Dividend 16 Mar 2017 20 Apr 2017 GBX 11.50 16.70
H1 Dividend 11 Aug 2016 09 Sep 2016 GBX 5.20
H2 Dividend 17 Mar 2016 21 Apr 2016 GBX 11.00 16.20

Law Debenture Corporation Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Tangible Assets 0 0 0
Intangible Assets 2 2 2
Investments 826 665 737
Total Fixed Assets 828 667 739
Stocks 0 0 0
Debtors 7 7 6
Cash & Equivalents 71 124 134
Other Assets 6 6 5
Total Assets 913 804 884
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Creditors within 1 year 21 17 16
Creditors after 1 year 117 118 120
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 138 135 136
Net assets 775 669 748
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Called up share capital 6 6 6
Share Premium 9 9 9
Profit / Loss 656 614 633
Other Equity 698 605 689
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 775 669 748
Ratios 2019 2018 2017
Debt Ratio 13.12 15.00 13.79
Debt-to-Equity 0.85 0.88 0.88
Net Gearing 7.29 1.33 0.24
Gross Gearing 15.09 16.77 15.40
Assets / Equity 1.18 1.20 1.18
Cash / Equity 9.19 18.55 17.91
EPS 30.68 21.26 21.66
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 37 28 25
Cashflow before financing -23 17 67
Increase in Cash -53 -11 43
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 0 0 0
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 0 0 0
Pre-Tax profit 656 614 633
Profit / Loss for the year 6 6 6

Law Debenture Corporation Company Background

Sector Equity Investment Instruments
Activities Law Debenture Corporation plc is a global investment trust and a leading provider of independent professional services. From its origins in 1889, Law Debenture has diversified to become a group with a unique range of activities in the financial and professional services sectors. Its investment trust objective is to achieve long term capital growth in real terms and steadily increasing income. The aim is to achieve a higher rate of total return than the FTSE Actuaries All-Share Index through investing in a portfolio diversified both geographically and by industry.
Latest Interim Date 31 Jul 2020
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 27 Feb 2020

Law Debenture Corporation Directors

Appointed Director Position
2018-01-01 Denis Jackson Chief Executive Officer
2020-09-02 Patricia Houston Chief Operating Officer
2017-10-01 Robert Charles Anthony Hingley Non-Executive Chairman
2012-04-02 Robert John Laing Non-Executive Director
2019-09-02 Claire Elizabeth Catherine Finn Non-Executive Director
2015-04-14 Timothy Nicholas Bond Non-Executive Director
2013-03-15 Mark George Orlando Bridgeman Non-Executive Director

Law Debenture Corporation Contact Details

Company Name Law Debenture Corp (The)
Company Address 5th Floor, 100 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7EX, United Kingdom
Company Telephone +44 (0)20 7606 5451
Company Website http://www.lawdeb.co.uk/

Law Debenture Corporation Advisors

Auditor Name BDO Stoy Hayward
Auditor Address 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU.
Auditor Website http://www.bdo.uk.com/
Auditor Telephone +44 (0) 207486 5888
Registrar Name Computershare Investor Service
Registrar Address The Pavillions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 1XZ.
Registrar Website http://www-uk.computershare.com/
Registrar Telephone 0870 702 0010
Broker Name JPMorgan Cazenove
Broker Address 20 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA.
Broker Website http://www.jpmorgancazenove.com/
Broker Telephone +44 (0)20 7588 2828
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