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: www.ashtead-group.com/
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £8.76 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 497,525,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,650.70
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,629.78
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 1,182.23 - GBX 1,828
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.73
  • P/E Growth: 1.15
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £3.36 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.61
  • Book Value: GBX 4.19 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.20
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 1.4%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £1.6 billion
  • Net Margins: 14.47%
  • Return on Equity: 24.78%
  • Return on Assets: 7.98%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 1.67 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 declared a dividend on Tuesday, June 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of GBX 22.75 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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.

How were Ashtead Group plc's earnings last quarter?

Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September, 12th. The company reported $31.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $30.10 by $1.40. The business had revenue of $828.80 million for the quarter. Ashtead Group plc had a return on equity of 24.78% and a net margin of 14.47%. View Ashtead Group plc's Earnings History.

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

13 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Ashtead Group plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 1,550 to GBX 2,030. On average, they anticipate Ashtead Group plc's stock price to reach GBX 1,815.58 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 1,760.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Ashtead Group plc (LON AHT)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  468 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  304 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  772
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.62)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,815.58

Analysts' Ratings History for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/25/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,867View Rating Details
9/14/2017Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,500 -> GBX 1,650View Rating Details
9/14/2017Berenberg BankBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 1,600 -> GBX 1,700View Rating Details
9/14/2017Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 1,940 -> GBX 2,030View Rating Details
9/13/2017Numis Securities LtdBoost Price TargetAddGBX 1,800 -> GBX 2,000View Rating Details
9/13/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,650View Rating Details
9/13/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,800View Rating Details
9/12/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,800View Rating Details
9/4/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,000View 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
6/14/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
6/12/2017HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeBuyGBX 1,650 -> GBX 1,740View Rating Details
9/12/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,450View 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
(Data available from 9/26/2015 forward)

Earnings

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
9/12/2017Q1 2018GBX 30.10GBX 31.50£828.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $118.65 EPS

Dividends

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)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
Latest Headlines for Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)
Source:
DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 23 at 10:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ashtead Group Plc : September 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 18 at 9:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives "Hold" Rating from Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 6:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 6:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc's (AHT) Overweight Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 5:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Price Target Increased to GBX 2,000 by Analysts at Numis Securities Ltd
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 2:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) PT Raised to GBX 1,700 at Berenberg Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 11:38 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Price Target Raised to GBX 2,030 at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 11:38 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Price Target Increased to GBX 1,650 by Analysts at Credit Suisse Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 11:08 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAshtead Group Plc :AHT-GB: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2018 By the Numbers : September 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 14 at 9:02 PM
marketwatch.com logoAshtead: Hurricanes may increase fleet demand
www.marketwatch.com - September 13 at 1:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of AHT.L earnings conference call or presentation 12-Sep-17 3:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 1:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Ashtead expects hurricane clean-up to help boost profits
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 3:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Ashtead: harvesting the hurricane
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 3:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of AHT.L earnings conference call or presentation 12-Sep-17 7:30am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 3:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $1.40 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 12:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $31.20 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 12:28 PM
rttnews.com logoAshtead Group Q1 Profit Rises; Group Rental Revenue Up 17% - Quick Facts
www.rttnews.com - September 12 at 2:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives Buy Rating from Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 7:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc's (AHT) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 4 at 7:48 AM
marketwatch.com logoFTSE 100 bounces back from 1-week low as North Korea fears ease
www.marketwatch.com - August 30 at 9:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] AstraZeneca sinks after Goldman urges caution
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 4:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 10:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 1:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc's (AHT) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 5:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Investors fear accounting arts being used to trigger big bonuses
finance.yahoo.com - August 6 at 3:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (LON:AHT) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 10:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAshtead Capital, Inc. -- Moody's assigns a Ba2 rating to Ashtead's new USD1,200 million notes due 2025 and 2027
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 8:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAshtead Group Plc :AHT-GB: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2017 By the Numbers : July 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 21 at 10:14 PM
rttnews.com logoAshtead To Buy CRS Contractors Rental For Initial Consideration Of C$275 Mln
www.rttnews.com - July 19 at 4:53 PM
marketwatch.com logoAshtead to buy equipment rental company CRS - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - July 19 at 7:12 AM
feeds.benzinga.com logoCRS to be Acquired by Sunbelt Rentals
feeds.benzinga.com - July 19 at 3:22 AM
feeds.benzinga.com logoClairvest Agrees to Sell CRS
feeds.benzinga.com - July 19 at 3:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (LON:AHT) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 10 at 10:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAshtead Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AHT-GB : June 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 26 at 3:51 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) PT Raised to GBX 2,000
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 24 at 8:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Insider Geoffrey Drabble Sells 111,314 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 20 at 4:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc's (AHT) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 9:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives Buy Rating from Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 8:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives Overweight Rating from J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 10:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) PT Raised to GBX 1,867
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 10:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Rating Reiterated by Beaufort Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 8:55 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAshtead Group Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:AHT) : June 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 17 at 2:53 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Rating Reiterated by Numis Securities Ltd
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 14 at 10:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of AHT.L earnings conference call or presentation 13-Jun-17 8:00am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - June 13 at 9:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Ashtead takes the hire ground in a mad world
finance.yahoo.com - June 13 at 3:25 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Declares Dividend Increase - GBX 22.75 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 13 at 2:42 PM
marketwatch.com logoAshtead profit up 5% on rental revenue, weak pound
www.marketwatch.com - June 13 at 11:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 13 at 10:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAshtead Group plc (AHT) Stock Rating Upgraded by HSBC Holdings plc
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 12 at 8:32 PM

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