Ascential PLC Company Profile (LON:ASCL)

About Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)

Ascential PLC logoAscential plc is an international business-to-business media company. The Company is focused on essential products that connect and inform business professionals. It operates through two segments: Exhibitions & Festivals, and Information Services. The Exhibitions & Festivals segment organizes large-scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals, where customers come together to form business relationships and transact. Its brands include Cannes Lions, Spring/Autumn Fair and Money20/20. The Information Services segment provides industry-specific business intelligence and forecasting through digital subscription products. Its brands include WGSN and Groundsure. The Company operates a focused portfolio of approximately 20 product lines. The Company serves customers in over 150 countries through exhibitions, festivals and information services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrials
  • Industry: Exhibition & Conference Services
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:ASCL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.ascential.com/
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £1.41 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 400,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 367.35
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 340.84
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 255.20 - GBX 392
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 38.94
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £345.4 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.07
  • Book Value: GBX 0.92 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.82
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £105.2 million
  • Net Margins: 14.46%
  • Return on Equity: 17.55%
  • Return on Assets: 6.85%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 724,182 shs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)

What is Ascential PLC's stock symbol?

Ascential PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "ASCL."

How often does Ascential PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ascential PLC?

Ascential PLC declared a dividend on Monday, July 24th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a dividend of GBX 1.80 per share on Friday, September 29th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Ascential PLC's Dividend History.

Where is Ascential PLC's stock going? Where will Ascential PLC's stock price be in 2017?

9 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Ascential PLC's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 280 to GBX 410. On average, they expect Ascential PLC's share price to reach GBX 362.25 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Ascential PLC.

Who are some of Ascential PLC's key competitors?

Who are Ascential PLC's key executives?

Ascential PLC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Duncan Painter, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Mandy Gradden, Chief Financial Officer, Director
  • Natasha Christie-Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Plexus
  • Philip Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Lions Festivals
  • Michael Lisowski, Chief Operating Officer
  • Louise Meads, Company Secretary
  • Scott E. Forbes, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Rita Clifton CBE, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Paul Scott Harrison, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Gillian Dawn Celia Kent, Independent Non-Executive Director

How do I buy Ascential PLC stock?

Shares of Ascential 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 Ascential PLC's stock price today?

One share of Ascential PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 351.60.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Ascential PLC (LON ASCL)
Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  167 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  82 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  249
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ascential PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.56)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 362.25

Analysts' Ratings History for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/12/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageUnderweightGBX 330View Rating Details
9/4/2017Peel HuntDowngradeHoldView Rating Details
7/27/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuyGBX 375 -> GBX 410View Rating Details
7/25/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingBuyGBX 398View Rating Details
7/25/2017Numis Securities LtdBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 375 -> GBX 405View Rating Details
7/25/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldGBX 350View Rating Details
7/19/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/18/2017BNP ParibasUpgradeOutperformView Rating Details
6/27/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 400View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $17.21 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for Ascential PLC (LON ASCL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/24/2017GBX 1.800.51%8/31/20178/31/20179/29/2017
2/27/2017GBX 3.201.08%5/18/20175/18/20176/15/2017
8/1/2016GBX 1.500.57%10/6/201610/6/201611/4/2016
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/15/2017Mandy GraddenInsiderBuy5GBX 352GBX 1,760
6/8/2017Paul HarrisonInsiderBuy2,820GBX 351£9,898.20
3/2/2017Duncan PainterInsiderBuy22,593GBX 305£68,908.65
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
Latest Headlines for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoAscential Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ASCL-GB : September 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 1:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 8:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscential Plc : ASCL-GB: Dividend Analysis : September 01st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 10:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Stock Rating Lowered by Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 4 at 10:38 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscential Plc : ASCL-GB: Dividend Analysis : September 01st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 2 at 2:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 22 at 11:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (LON:ASCL) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 10:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscential Plc :ASCL-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : July 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 9:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (LON:ASCL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 10:10 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ASCL.L earnings conference call or presentation 24-Jul-17 8:30am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - July 24 at 8:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC to Issue Dividend of GBX 1.80 (LON:ASCL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 4:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (LON:ASCL) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 17 at 4:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Rating Reiterated by Citigroup Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 4 at 9:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 8:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Earns Buy Rating from Numis Securities Ltd
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 12:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDeutsche Bank AG Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Ascential PLC (ASCL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 25 at 10:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Upgraded to "Add" at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 24 at 8:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Stock Rating Lowered by Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 12:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Receives "Hold" Rating from Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 17 at 11:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Insider Paul Harrison Acquires 2,820 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 12 at 7:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 9 at 7:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 6 at 8:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 1 at 1:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoShore Capital Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Ascential PLC (ASCL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 26 at 7:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscential Plc : ASCL-GB: Dividend Analysis : May 19th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 8:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 8:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC's (ASCL) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Goldman Sachs Group Inc
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 9:37 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMediaLink Taps Mondelez's Dana Anderson as Marketing Chief
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 10:35 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC's (ASCL) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 6:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscential Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ASCL-GB : April 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 9:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 8:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscential Plc :ASCL-GB: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : April 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 15 at 11:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscential Plc :ASCL-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended December 31, 2016 : April 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 15 at 11:13 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) PT Lowered to GBX 398 at Goldman Sachs Group Inc
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 2:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC's (ASCL) Add Rating Reiterated at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 6:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscential PLC (ASCL) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at Citigroup Inc
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 23 at 11:22 PM
wsj.com logo[$$] Apax Partners, Guardian Media Group to Sell Remaining Ascential Stakes
www.wsj.com - March 6 at 3:36 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo3 overlooked FTSE 250 growth stocks to buy now?
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 6:30 PM
wsj.com logo[$$] Apax, Guardian Sell 66 Million Shares in Ascential
www.wsj.com - December 1 at 3:41 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoDon’t look now but these 2016 IPOs are already up by more than 40%
uk.finance.yahoo.com - October 24 at 8:28 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoHalf Year 2016 Ascential PLC Earnings Release - Time Not Supplied
biz.yahoo.com - August 1 at 7:07 AM
wsj.com logoCannes Lions Ad Festival Earned $61.5 Million in Revenue Last Year
www.wsj.com - June 10 at 7:00 AM
ft.com logo[$$] Eurozone IPO flops cast doubt on rebound
www.ft.com - May 4 at 12:30 PM
ft.com logo[$$] Eurozone IPO flops cast doubt on rebound
www.ft.com - May 4 at 12:30 PM
moodys.com logoAscential Plc -- Moody's Withdraws Ascential's Ratings
www.moodys.com - April 22 at 7:43 AM
moodys.com logoAscential Plc -- Moody's Assigns Ba3 CFR to Ascential Plc
www.moodys.com - February 12 at 1:42 PM

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