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:
  • Market Cap: £1.39 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 400,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 355.55
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 346.27
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 255.20 - GBX 392
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 38.64
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £345.4 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.03
  • Book Value: GBX 0.92 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.78
  • EBITDA: £105.2 million
  • Net Margins: 14.46%
  • Return on Equity: 17.55%
  • Return on Assets: 6.85%
  • Average Volume: 830,541 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. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid 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 viewed 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 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Ascential PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 280 to GBX 410. On average, they expect Ascential PLC's stock price to reach GBX 366.63 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 347.80.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ascential PLC (LON ASCL)
Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  176 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  89 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  265
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 366.63
Consensus Price Target History for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
Price Target History for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/19/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingAddGBX 360View Rating Details
10/12/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 400View Rating Details
10/13/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
9/12/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageUnderweightGBX 330View Rating Details
7/27/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuyGBX 375 -> GBX 410View Rating Details
7/25/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated 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
7/18/2017BNP ParibasUpgradeOutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


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


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
9/29/2017Mandy GraddenInsiderBuy2GBX 348GBX 696
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)


Headline Trends for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
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Ascential PLC (ASCL) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/23/2017 by Staff

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