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Ascential PLC (ASCL.L)

ASCL.L on London Stock Exchange

351.00GBp
22 Nov 2017
Change (% chg)

0.70 (+0.20%)
Prev Close
350.30
Open
351.10
Day's High
352.00
Day's Low
348.50
Volume
271,868
Avg. Vol
967,014
52-wk High
392.00
52-wk Low
255.20

Revenue & Earnings Per Share

Consensus Estimates Analysis

  # of Estimates Mean High Low 1 Year Ago
SALES (in millions)
Year Ending Dec-17 9 370.05 383.20 312.70 390.22
Year Ending Dec-18 9 394.94 438.74 256.60 412.13
Earnings (per share)
Year Ending Dec-17 10 17.56 18.10 16.90 18.83
Year Ending Dec-18 10 19.25 21.31 18.04 20.62
LT Growth Rate (%) 4 14.05 21.70 8.30 21.70
Sales and Profit Figures in British Pound (GBP);

Valuation Ratios

  Company industry sector
P/E Ratio (TTM) 38.70 27.53 24.78
P/E High - Last 5 Yrs. -- 31.66 43.04
P/E Low - Last 5 Yrs. -- 16.44 14.05
Beta -- 0.72 0.95
Price to Sales (TTM) 4.06 127.12 9.93
Price to Book (MRQ) 3.81 3.88 2.99
Price to Tangible Book (MRQ) -- 5.46 3.48
Price to Cash Flow (TTM) 17.69 15.91 15.90
% Owned Institutions -- 1.74 1.40

Dividends

  Company industry sector
Dividend Yield -- 1.40 1.41
Dividend Yield - 5 Year Avg -- 1.50 1.49
Dividend 5 Year Growth Rate -- 10.88 6.72
Payout Ratio(TTM) 53.76 33.48 28.19

Growth Rates

  Company industry sector
Sales (MRQ) vs Qtr. 1 Yr. Ago 25.99 10.05 39.03
Sales (TTM) vs TTM 1 Yr. Ago 35.77 2,659.61 77.28
Sales - 5 Yr. Growth Rate -- 7.89 8.26
EPS (MRQ) vs Qtr. 1 Yr. Ago 398.56 37.53 78.66
EPS (TTM) vs TTM 1 Yr. Ago 229.78 -- --
EPS - 5 Yr. Growth Rate -- 16.07 11.14
Capital Spending - 5 Yr. Growth Rate -- 7.52 7.98

Financial Strength

  Company industry sector
Quick Ratio (MRQ) 0.77 1.47 1.82
Current Ratio (MRQ) 0.83 1.88 2.19
LT Debt to Equity (MRQ) 77.76 29.64 77.56
Total Debt to Equity (MRQ) 77.76 41.78 103.07
Interest Coverage (TTM) 0.81 21.80 55.21

Profitability Ratios

  Company industry sector
Gross Margin (TTM) 65.69 31.43 30.79
Gross Margin - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 32.78 30.09
EBITD Margin (TTM) 32.98 -- --
EBITD - 5 Yr. Avg -- 21.99 19.67
Operating Margin (TTM) 12.33 11.72 12.16
Operating Margin - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 17.40 14.64
Pre-Tax Margin (TTM) 9.47 11.25 13.57
Pre-Tax Margin - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 15.63 12.17
Net Profit Margin (TTM) 10.77 7.13 9.58
Net Profit Margin - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 10.35 8.54
Effective Tax Rate (TTM) -13.76 26.22 27.00
Effective Tax Rate - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 30.55 28.15

Efficiency

  Company industry sector
Revenue/Employee (TTM) 221,837 17,756,331 757,501,779
Net Income/Employee (TTM) 23,892 2,268,448 54,665,937
Receivable Turnover (TTM) 5.29 8.40 6.33
Inventory Turnover (TTM) 8.56 41.60 81.84
Asset Turnover (TTM) 0.38 0.75 0.68

Management Effectiveness

  Company industry sector
Return on Assets (TTM) 4.11 5.91 5.34
Return on Assets - 5 Yr. Avg. -- -3.26 4.19
Return on Investment (TTM) 5.25 9.57 7.43
Return on Investment - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 9.63 6.18
Return on Equity (TTM) 10.19 12.85 12.57
Return on Equity - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 14.91 10.85
  1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Sales % 16.76 3.35 --
EPS (TTM) % 135.86 97.66 --
Dividend % -- -- --
Note: Units in Millions of US Dollars

Performance for Ascential PLC

Period %
Actual
% vs.
S&P 500
Rank In
Industry
Industry
Rank
4 Week 0.55 1.96 99 64
13 Week -4.96 -5.47 61 61
26 Week 2.67 3.37 99 52
52 Week 24.22 12.55 99 44
YTD 29.79 23.50 99 45
Note:: Rank is a percentile that ranges from 0 to 99, with 99 = best.

Institutional Holders

% Shares Owned: 85.01%
# of Holders: 95
Total Shares Held: 340,526,911
3 Mo. Net Change: 23,293,244
# New Positions: 11
# Closed Positions: 15
# Increased Positions: 42
# Reduced Positions: 39
# Net Buyers: 3
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