Essentra PLC Company Profile (LON:ESNT)

About Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)

Essentra PLC logoEssentra plc is a supplier of plastic, fiber, foam and packaging products. The Company operates through three segments. The Component Solutions segment includes the components, pipe protection technologies (PPT), extrusion and security businesses. The Health & Personal Care Packaging segment includes specialty tapes business and is a global provider of packaging and authentication solutions to a diversified customer base in the health & personal care, consumer and specialist packaging sectors, and to the paper and board industries. The Company's Filter Products business is an independent provider of filters and related solutions to the tobacco industry.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Tobacco
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:ESNT
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £1.33 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 261,500,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 531.32
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 543.79
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 366.70 - GBX 588.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.27
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.03 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.29
  • Book Value: GBX 2.49 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.05
  • Dividend Yield: 2.4%
  • EBIDTA: £39 million
  • Net Margins: 2.91%
  • Return on Equity: 4.67%
  • Return on Assets: 2.25%
  • Average Volume: 359,745 shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)

What is Essentra PLC's stock symbol?

Essentra PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "ESNT."

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

Essentra PLC declared a dividend on Friday, July 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 28th will be paid a dividend of GBX 6.30 per share on Monday, October 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Essentra PLC's Dividend History.

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

5 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Essentra PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 440 to GBX 600. On average, they anticipate Essentra PLC's share price to reach GBX 531.40 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Essentra PLC.

Who are some of Essentra PLC's key competitors?

Who are Essentra PLC's key executives?

Essentra PLC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Paul Forman, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Stefan Schellinger, Group Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Hugh Ross, Managing Director, Europe
  • Brett York, President, Americas
  • Jon Green, General Counsel, Company Secretary
  • Scott Fawcett, Managing Director - Component Solutions
  • P. T. Sreekumar, Managing Director - Filter Products / Managing Director, Asia
  • Malcolm Waugh, Group Commercial Director / Managing Director - Health & Personal Care Packaging
  • Gavin Leathem, Group Human Resources Director
  • Joanna L. Speed, Corporate Affairs Director

How do I buy Essentra PLC stock?

Shares of Essentra 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 Essentra PLC's stock price today?

One share of Essentra PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 510.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Essentra PLC (LON ESNT)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  136 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  106 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  242
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Essentra 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 Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 531.40

Analysts' Ratings History for Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/9/2017Numis Securities LtdDowngradeHoldGBX 525View Rating Details
7/31/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingAddGBX 585View Rating Details
7/10/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyGBX 600View Rating Details
4/21/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeSellGBX 430 -> GBX 440View Rating Details
2/24/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 450 -> GBX 507View Rating Details
8/2/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeUnderweightGBX 700 -> GBX 426View Rating Details
2/22/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 926View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)
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Earnings Estimates for Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $25.68 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Essentra PLC (LON ESNT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/28/2017GBX 6.301.17%9/28/20179/28/201710/30/2017
2/17/2017GBX 14.402.97%3/16/20173/16/20175/2/2017
7/29/2016GBX 6.301.3%9/29/20169/29/201610/31/2016
2/19/2016GBX 14.401.77%3/17/20163/17/20165/3/2016
7/31/2015GBX 6.300.69%9/24/20159/24/201510/30/2015
7/31/2014GBX 5.700.74%9/24/20149/24/201410/30/2014
2/20/2014GBX 10.601.26%4/9/20144/9/20145/2/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/10/2017Paul FormanInsiderBuy20,000GBX 522£104,400
8/1/2017Paul FormanInsiderBuy15,000GBX 541£81,150
4/20/2017Paul FormanInsiderBuy20,000GBX 526£105,200
3/1/2017Stefan SchellingerInsiderSell2,487GBX 539£13,404.93
2/20/2017Jon GreenInsiderSell9,653GBX 488£47,106.64
12/12/2016Paul FormanInsiderBuy25,000GBX 433£108,250
4/18/2016Lester,Paul JInsiderBuy7,500GBX 823£61,725
4/7/2016Harris,Jeffrey FrancisInsiderSell59,651GBX 823£490,927.73
3/7/2016Green,JonInsiderSell4,084GBX 832£33,978.88
5/8/2015Colin R DayInsiderSell189,096GBX 987.05£1,866,472.07
5/1/2015Day,Colin RInsiderBuy2,540GBX 354£8,991.60
4/29/2015Jon GreenInsiderSell28,643GBX 980£280,701.40
4/28/2015Jon GreenInsiderSell28,643GBX 980£280,701.40
3/9/2015Jon GreenInsiderSell7,371GBX 994£73,267.74
2/26/2015Jon GreenInsiderSell13,270GBX 1,000£132,700
3/9/2013Day,Colin RInsiderSell28,717GBX 843£242,084.31
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)
Latest Headlines for Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)
DateHeadline logoWhat Does Essentra plc’s (LSE:ESNT) Share Price Indicate? - September 15 at 6:58 PM logoEssentra PLC (ESNT) Insider Paul Forman Buys 20,000 Shares - August 10 at 4:22 PM logoEssentra Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ESNT-GB : August 7, 2017 - August 7 at 6:37 PM logoEssentra Plc :ESNT-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 4, 2017 - August 4 at 1:24 AM logoEssentra PLC (ESNT) Insider Paul Forman Purchases 15,000 Shares - August 2 at 7:36 AM logoWhy I’d consider buying Essentra plc and Equiniti Group plc today - July 28 at 8:28 PM logoEdited Transcript of ESNT.L earnings conference call or presentation 28-Jul-17 7:30am GMT - July 28 at 8:28 PM logoEssentra PLC (LON:ESNT) to Issue GBX 6.30 Dividend - July 28 at 7:16 PM logoEssentra PLC (LON:ESNT) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 25 at 10:40 AM logoEssentra PLC (LON:ESNT) Earns Buy Rating from Deutsche Bank AG - July 10 at 6:52 AM logoDeutsche Bank AG Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Essentra PLC (ESNT) - June 19 at 9:28 PM logoInsider Buying: Essentra PLC (ESNT) Insider Purchases 20,000 Shares of Stock - April 24 at 7:09 AM logoEssentra PLC (ESNT) Rating Lowered to Sell at Citigroup Inc - April 22 at 5:27 PM logoEssentra Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ESNT-GB : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 12:15 PM logoETFs with exposure to Essentra Plc : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 4:59 PM logoEssentra PLC (ESNT) Rating Increased to Buy at Deutsche Bank AG - March 26 at 8:41 AM logo2 FTSE 350 dividend stocks I’d buy before it’s too late - February 28 at 8:25 AM logoUPDATE 1-Essentra FY profit falls 26 pct on integration woes at biggest unit - Nasdaq - February 17 at 5:29 PM logoFTSE gains for third week as Unilever rises, Coca Cola HBC sets record - February 17 at 5:29 PM logoEuropean stocks finish higher for the day and week - February 17 at 5:29 PM logoUK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 23 - Nasdaq - January 23 at 9:57 AM logoIs Essentra plc's 10% slump on profit warning a buying opportunity? - Yahoo Finance UK - January 23 at 9:57 AM logoEssentra sees adj. profit at bottom of guidance - MarketWatch - January 23 at 9:57 AM logo[$$] Essentra shares tumble as worries grow after third profit warning - January 23 at 9:57 AM


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Essentra PLC (ESNT) Chart for Friday, September, 22, 2017

This page was last updated on 9/22/2017 by Staff