Ashtead Group plc Company Profile (LON:AHT)

About Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)

Ashtead Group plc logoAshtead Group plc is an equipment rental company. The Company rents a range of construction and industrial equipment across a range of applications to a diverse customer base. The Company's segments include Sunbelt and A-Plant. The Company operates in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. The Company operates approximately 550 stores in over 40 states in the United States and over 10 stores in Canada. The Company's equipment can be used to lift, power, generate, light, move, dig, compact, drill, support, access, scrub, pump, direct, heat and ventilate. The Company rents on a short-term basis. It sells old equipment in the second-hand market. The Company's rental fleet ranges from small hand-held tools to a range of construction equipment. It provides rental solutions for non-residential construction markets, facilities management, disaster relief, event management, climate control, scaffolding and traffic management.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrials
  • Industry: Commercial Equipment Rental
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:AHT
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £7.01 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 443,525,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,613.38
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,628.71
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 1,182 - GBX 1,764
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.80
  • P/E Growth: 1.08
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £3.19 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.20
  • Book Value: GBX 4.44 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.56
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
  • EBIDTA: £1.5 billion
  • Net Margins: 14.47%
  • Return on Equity: 24.78%
  • Return on Assets: 7.98%
  • Average Volume: 1.79 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)

What is Ashtead Group plc's stock symbol?

Ashtead Group plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "AHT."

How often does Ashtead Group plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ashtead Group plc?

Ashtead Group plc announced a dividend on Tuesday, June 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 22.75 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. This is a positive change from Ashtead Group plc's previous dividend of $4.75. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Ashtead Group plc's Dividend History.

When will Ashtead Group plc make its next earnings announcement?

Ashtead Group plc is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, September, 12th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Ashtead Group plc.

Where is Ashtead Group plc's stock going? Where will Ashtead Group plc's stock price be in 2017?

13 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Ashtead Group plc's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 1,450 to GBX 2,000. On average, they expect Ashtead Group plc's share price to reach GBX 1,751.42 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Ashtead Group plc.

Who are some of Ashtead Group plc's key competitors?

Who are Ashtead Group plc's key executives?

Ashtead Group plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Geoffrey Drabble, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Suzanne Wood, Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Sat S. Dhaiwal, Chief Executive of A-Plant, Executive Director
  • Brendan Horgan, Chief Executive of Sunbelt Rentals Inc., Executive Director
  • Eric Watkins, Company secretary
  • Christopher Cole, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Tanya Fratto, Non-Executive Director
  • Michael Burrow, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Wayne Edmunds, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Bruce A. Edwards, Independent Non-Executive Director

How do I buy Ashtead Group plc stock?

Shares of Ashtead Group plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is Ashtead Group plc's stock price today?

One share of Ashtead Group plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 1,580.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ashtead Group plc (LON AHT)
Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  446 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  278 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  724
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.69)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,751.42

Analysts' Ratings History for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/17/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,800View Rating Details
7/12/2017BNP ParibasReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,550View Rating Details
6/23/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 1,920 -> GBX 2,000View Rating Details
6/14/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingAddGBX 1,750View Rating Details
6/14/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
6/14/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,800View Rating Details
6/14/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweightGBX 1,837 -> GBX 1,867View Rating Details
6/13/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,940View Rating Details
6/12/2017HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeBuyGBX 1,650 -> GBX 1,740View Rating Details
5/31/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,000View Rating Details
1/17/2017Deutsche Bank AGUpgradeHoldGBX 730 -> GBX 1,600View Rating Details
12/21/2016Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,150 -> GBX 1,520View Rating Details
9/12/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,450View Rating Details
7/4/2016Berenberg BankBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 1,150 -> GBX 1,200View Rating Details
3/11/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,300View Rating Details
3/1/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqualwt/In-LineGBX 1,120View Rating Details
12/9/2015InvestecReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,500View Rating Details
9/2/2015Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,457View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
Earnings by Quarter for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Ashtead Group plc (LON AHT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
9/5/2017$29.65N/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $118.35 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Ashtead Group plc (LON AHT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
6/13/2017GBX 22.751.42%8/17/20178/17/20179/15/2017
12/6/2016GBX 4.750.31%1/19/20171/19/20172/8/2017
6/14/2016GBX 18.501.88%8/11/20168/11/20169/9/2016
12/9/2015GBX 40.36%1/14/20161/14/20162/3/2016
6/16/2015GBX 12.251.12%8/13/20158/13/20159/4/2015
12/10/2014GBX 30.25%1/15/20151/15/20152/4/2015
6/17/2014GBX 9.251.11%8/13/20148/13/20149/5/2014
12/10/2013GBX 2.250.3%1/15/20141/15/20142/5/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/19/2017Geoffrey DrabbleInsiderSell111,314GBX 1,622£1,805,513.08
1/9/2017Sat DhaiwalInsiderSell248,375GBX 1,585£3,936,743.75
12/20/2016Lucinda RichesInsiderBuy5,000GBX 1,559£77,950
7/26/2016Cole,ChristopherInsiderSell25,000GBX 1,186£296,500
7/4/2016Edmunds,WayneInsiderBuy7,000GBX 1,079£75,530
3/1/2016Sutcliffe,IanInsiderBuy12,250GBX 810£99,225
10/12/2015Drabble,GeoffreyInsiderSell216,680GBX 1,045£2,264,306
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
Latest Headlines for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
DateHeadline logo[$$] Investors fear accounting arts being used to trigger big bonuses - August 6 at 3:26 PM logoAshtead Group plc (LON:AHT) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - August 4 at 10:44 AM logoAshtead Capital, Inc. -- Moody's assigns a Ba2 rating to Ashtead's new USD1,200 million notes due 2025 and 2027 - August 2 at 8:45 PM logoAshtead Group Plc :AHT-GB: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2017 By the Numbers : July 21, 2017 - July 21 at 10:14 PM logoAshtead To Buy CRS Contractors Rental For Initial Consideration Of C$275 Mln - July 19 at 4:53 PM logoAshtead to buy equipment rental company CRS - MarketWatch - July 19 at 7:12 AM logoCRS to be Acquired by Sunbelt Rentals - July 19 at 3:22 AM logoClairvest Agrees to Sell CRS - July 19 at 3:22 AM logoAshtead Group plc (LON:AHT) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - July 10 at 10:32 AM logoAshtead Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AHT-GB : June 26, 2017 - June 26 at 3:51 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) PT Raised to GBX 2,000 - June 24 at 8:58 AM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Insider Geoffrey Drabble Sells 111,314 Shares - June 20 at 4:24 PM logoAshtead Group plc's (AHT) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital - June 18 at 9:34 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives Buy Rating from Peel Hunt - June 18 at 8:56 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives Overweight Rating from J P Morgan Chase & Co - June 18 at 10:10 AM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) PT Raised to GBX 1,867 - June 18 at 10:10 AM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Rating Reiterated by Beaufort Securities - June 18 at 8:55 AM logoAshtead Group Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:AHT) : June 16, 2017 - June 17 at 2:53 AM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Rating Reiterated by Numis Securities Ltd - June 14 at 10:26 AM logoEdited Transcript of AHT.L earnings conference call or presentation 13-Jun-17 8:00am GMT - June 13 at 9:55 PM logo[$$] Ashtead takes the hire ground in a mad world - June 13 at 3:25 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Declares Dividend Increase - GBX 22.75 Per Share - June 13 at 2:42 PM logoAshtead profit up 5% on rental revenue, weak pound - June 13 at 11:26 AM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - June 13 at 10:28 AM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Stock Rating Upgraded by HSBC Holdings plc - June 12 at 8:32 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Earns Buy Rating from Liberum Capital - June 11 at 3:58 PM logoAshtead Group plc's (AHT) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC - May 31 at 8:52 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - May 19 at 11:20 AM logo[$$] Reckitt Benckiser nears record high - May 17 at 3:26 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Given Buy Rating at Liberum Capital - April 30 at 3:46 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives "Buy" Rating from Liberum Capital - April 28 at 8:54 PM logoLiberum Capital Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Ashtead Group plc (AHT) - April 22 at 12:44 AM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives Outperform Rating from Royal Bank of Canada - April 20 at 12:10 PM logo[$$] Geoff Drabble, Ashtead CEO, on riding Trump's infrastructure pledge - April 16 at 3:23 PM logoAshtead Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AHT-GB : April 14, 2017 - April 14 at 12:01 PM logoHSBC Holdings plc Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Ashtead Group plc (AHT) - April 10 at 6:27 PM logoAshtead Group plc's (AHT) Neutral Rating Reiterated at BNP Paribas - April 9 at 1:50 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives GBX 1,638.92 Consensus PT from Brokerages - April 4 at 4:55 AM logoAshtead Unit Buys Pride Equipment Corp. For $279 Mln - Quick Facts - April 3 at 8:39 PM logo2 great growth shares for your ISA - April 3 at 3:38 PM logoTM Capital Advises Pride Equipment in its Sale to Sunbelt Rentals - April 3 at 3:38 PM logoAshtead Group plc's (AHT) Overweight Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays PLC - April 1 at 4:42 PM logoLiberum Capital Initiates Coverage on Ashtead Group plc (AHT) - March 31 at 8:01 PM logo[$$] Ashtead climbs on hopes over US expansion - March 30 at 3:49 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Price Target Raised to GBX 1,920 at Royal Bank of Canada - March 29 at 10:54 PM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - March 28 at 11:56 AM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Given Neutral Rating at BNP Paribas - March 24 at 3:31 AM logoAshtead Group plc's (AHT) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at BNP Paribas - March 20 at 11:43 PM logoAshtead Group plc’s (AHT) “Neutral” Rating Reaffirmed at BNP Paribas - March 17 at 4:43 AM logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) PT Raised to GBX 1,650 - March 13 at 10:48 PM


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Ashtead Group plc (AHT) Chart for Thursday, August, 17, 2017

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