Merlin Entertainments PLC Company Profile (LON:MERL)

About Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)

Merlin Entertainments PLC logoMerlin Entertainments plc is a United Kingdom-based entertainment company. The Company operates through three business segments: Midway Attractions, LEGOLAND Parks and Resort Theme Parks. Its products include Midway attractions, which are smaller, indoor attractions located in city centers or resorts, and Theme parks, which are larger multi-day destination venues, with on-site themed accommodation. The Midway Attractions segment operates approximately 100 attractions in over 21 countries across over four continents. The LEGOLAND Parks includes LEGO themed accommodation, rides and shows. The LEGOLAND Parks operate over six attractions in approximately five countries across over three continents. The Resort Theme Parks include accommodation, rides and shows. The Resort Theme Parks segment operates over six attractions in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. Its subsidiaries include AAE Unit Trust, AQDEV Pty Limited and Aquia Pty Ltd.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Leisure & Recreation
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:MERL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.merlinentertainments.biz
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £4.59 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,019,572,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 453.94
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 478.58
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 422.50 - GBX 537.50
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.72
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.57 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.92
  • Book Value: GBX 1.39 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.24
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 1.0%
Profitability:
  • EBITDA: £469 million
  • Net Margins: 5.40%
  • Return on Equity: 5.22%
  • Return on Assets: 2.15%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 2.36 million shs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)

What is Merlin Entertainments PLC's stock symbol?

Merlin Entertainments PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "MERL."

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

Merlin Entertainments PLC announced a dividend on Friday, August 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.40 per share on Monday, September 25th. This represents a yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Merlin Entertainments PLC's Dividend History.

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

15 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Merlin Entertainments PLC's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 375 to GBX 600. On average, they anticipate Merlin Entertainments PLC's share price to reach GBX 525.23 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Merlin Entertainments PLC.

Who are some of Merlin Entertainments PLC's key competitors?

Who are Merlin Entertainments PLC's key executives?

Merlin Entertainments PLC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Nick Varney, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
  • Anne-Francoise Michele Nesmes Rankine, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • John Michael Sunderland, Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Soren Thorup Soerensen, Non-Executive Director
  • Yun Chiang, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Charles M. Gurassa, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Fru Hazlitt, Independent Non-Executive Director

How do I buy Merlin Entertainments PLC stock?

Shares of Merlin Entertainments 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 Merlin Entertainments PLC's stock price today?

One share of Merlin Entertainments PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 449.70.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON MERL)
Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  497 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  233 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  730
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Merlin Entertainments 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 Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.47)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 525.23
Consensus Price Target History for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
Price Target History for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/16/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingAddGBX 553View Rating Details
10/6/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 565View Rating Details
10/5/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 575View Rating Details
9/6/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingBuyGBX 560View Rating Details
9/5/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 580View Rating Details
8/18/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 530 -> GBX 600View Rating Details
8/9/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 375View Rating Details
8/7/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/4/2017Peel HuntUpgradeBuyGBX 450 -> GBX 530View Rating Details
8/4/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/3/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 515View Rating Details
6/14/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 450View Rating Details
4/24/2017Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 510 -> GBX 500View Rating Details
3/7/2017Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 525View Rating Details
12/22/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 470 -> GBX 500View Rating Details
7/29/2016Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 420 -> GBX 460View Rating Details
2/29/2016Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 470 -> GBX 520View Rating Details
2/22/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 forward)

Earnings

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

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $21.83 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON MERL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/4/2017GBX 2.400.51%8/17/20178/17/20179/25/2017
3/2/2017GBX 4.901.02%5/11/20175/11/20176/19/2017
7/28/2016GBX 2.200.47%8/11/20168/11/20169/19/2016
2/25/2016GBX 4.400.97%4/28/20164/28/20166/7/2016
7/30/2015GBX 2.100.51%8/13/20158/13/20159/24/2015
2/26/2015GBX 4.200.93%4/30/20154/30/20156/5/2015
7/31/2014GBX 20.56%8/27/20148/27/20149/25/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/10/2016Anne-Francoise NesmesInsiderBuy4,500GBX 440£19,800
3/3/2016Carr ,AndrewInsiderSell750,000GBX 456£3,420,000
12/21/2015Rautio,TrudyInsiderBuy11,250GBX 443£49,837.50
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
Latest Headlines for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoMerlin Entertainments Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MERL-GB : October 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 16 at 5:37 AM
bizjournals.com logo7 things to know today and Universal Orlando closes in on hotel ... - Orlando Business Journal
www.bizjournals.com - October 14 at 3:00 AM
bizjournals.com logoLegoland-owner Merlin Entertainments responds to rumors of SeaWorld buyout - Orlando Business Journal
www.bizjournals.com - October 13 at 6:46 AM
rttnews.com logoLegoland: No Interest In SeaWorld
www.rttnews.com - October 12 at 12:15 AM
bizjournals.com logoLego learnings: Biggest set, tallest tower and what's an AFOL? - Columbus Business First
www.bizjournals.com - October 11 at 3:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSeaWorld shares sink after Legoland owner shuts down takeover chatter
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 3:26 PM
bloomberg.com logoSpain's Parques Reunidos Explores Purchase of SeaWorld ... - Bloomberg
www.bloomberg.com - October 10 at 8:15 PM
bizjournals.com logoEaston Town Center lands 36,000-square-foot Legoland for 2018 ... - Columbus Business First
www.bizjournals.com - October 10 at 8:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Persimmon gains after housing boom prediction
finance.yahoo.com - October 10 at 8:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMerlin Entertainments Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:MERL) : October 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 9 at 4:05 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBarclays PLC Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 8 at 11:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC's (MERL) Buy Rating Reiterated at Citigroup Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 7 at 8:04 PM
bizjournals.com logoMerlin deal rumors to get SeaWorld, especially Busch Gardens, gain traction
www.bizjournals.com - October 7 at 5:29 AM
nasdaq.com logoCompany News For Oct 6, 2017 - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - October 7 at 5:29 AM
bloomberg.com logoMadame Tussauds' Trip to Debt Land - Bloomberg
www.bloomberg.com - October 7 at 5:29 AM
reuters.com logoMerlin Entertainments bids for part of SeaWorld: Bloomberg - Reuters
www.reuters.com - October 6 at 10:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMerlin Entertainments Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MERL-GB : October 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 6 at 10:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMerlin Entertainments Plc : A good buy now? Relative to peers, maybe.
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 11:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoShould You Buy Merlin Entertainments plc (LSE:MERL) At This PE Ratio?
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 11:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 1 at 12:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThree LEGOLAND® Parks to Transform Roller Coasters into Supercharged Virtual Reality Adventure
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 2:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Receives Buy Rating from HSBC Holdings plc
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 11 at 12:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 6 at 12:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 5 at 8:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) PT Raised to GBX 600
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 12:10 AM
businesswire.com logoMadame Tussauds Launches Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Wax Figures in Nashville at Sold out Soul2Soul Concert
www.businesswire.com - August 15 at 1:29 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMerlin Entertainments Plc :MERL-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 13 at 12:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) Plans Dividend of GBX 2.40
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 9:38 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 12:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMerlin Entertainments Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MERL-GB : August 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 5:58 AM
bizjournals.com logoLegoland owner interested in SeaWorld's Busch Gardens
www.bizjournals.com - August 7 at 7:56 PM
bloomberg.com logoTerrorism Fails to Dampen Outlook at London Eye Owner Merlin
www.bloomberg.com - August 6 at 12:32 AM
rttnews.com logoMerlin Entertainments H1 Profit Flat, Revenues Up; Sees FY Profit To Match View
www.rttnews.com - August 6 at 12:32 AM
seekingalpha.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
seekingalpha.com - August 6 at 12:32 AM
seekingalpha.com logoMerlin Entertainments' (MIINF) Management on Half Year Results 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - August 5 at 2:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of MERL.L earnings conference call or presentation 4-Aug-17 7:30am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 2:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 18 at 12:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Postcard from . . . Staffordshire
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 6:27 AM
businesswire.com logoGlobal Amusement Parks Industry Report 2017: Individual Analysis of the Top 560 Companies - Research and Markets
www.businesswire.com - June 19 at 5:33 PM
marketwatch.com logoMerlin trading in line; demand down after attacks
www.marketwatch.com - June 13 at 6:39 PM
reuters.com logoUK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 13 - Reuters
www.reuters.com - June 13 at 8:00 AM
seekingalpha.com logoDisney Is Dead, Long Live Disney
seekingalpha.com - June 5 at 7:10 PM
morningstar.co.uk logoAccesso Keeps Expectations On Strong Start To 2017 From Contract Wins
www.morningstar.co.uk - May 23 at 10:32 AM
marketwatch.com logoEuropean stocks rise as eurozone economic activity hovers at 6-year high
www.marketwatch.com - May 23 at 10:32 AM
bloomberg.com logoTourists to Boost U.K. Stocks Where Squeezed Residents Fail
www.bloomberg.com - May 11 at 6:59 PM
lse.co.uk logoDIRECTOR DEALINGS: Merlin Entertainments Executive Sells Shares - London South East (registration) (blog)
www.lse.co.uk - May 4 at 6:37 PM
morningstar.co.uk logoDIRECTOR DEALINGS: Merlin Entertainments Executive Sells Shares
www.morningstar.co.uk - May 4 at 11:41 AM
bizjournals.com logoNow Open: Simon Welcomes Madame Tussauds At Opry Mills In Nashville
www.bizjournals.com - April 18 at 5:55 PM
bloomberg.com logoLondon Real Estate Targeted by Man Running Billionaire Lego Fund
www.bloomberg.com - March 28 at 11:22 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoAlert: growth investors must see this
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 6:42 PM

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