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ASCL - Ascential Share Price

345.4p -6.6  -1.9%

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Mid Cap
Market Cap £1.42bn
Enterprise Value £1.67bn
Revenue £263.7m
Position in Universe 372nd / 1827
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Year End 31st Dec 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
256.6 299.6 292.9 348.5 380.3 263.7 362.7 430.7 +0.5%
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2020,Ascential PLC revenues decreased 31% to £263.7M. Net lossbefore extraordinary items increased from £6.7M to £149.6M.Revenues reflect Marketing segment decrease of 60% to£54.3M, Retail & Financial Services segment decrease of 78%to £18.2M, United States and Canada segment decrease of 25%to £143.8M, Other Europe segment decrease of 39% to £39.5M,United Kingdom segment decrease of 40% to £33.1M.
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Profile Summary

Ascential plc is a United Kingdom-based specialist information, data and ecommerce optimization company. The Company is engaged in delivering optimization platforms to consumer brands and their ecosystems. Its business units include digital commerce, product design, marketing, and retail & financial services. Digital commerce is focused on measuring, optimizing and executing digital commerce growth. Product design offers consumer product trend forecasting, data and insight. Marketing unite provides services and tools to measure and optimize marketing creativity, media and platform effectiveness and efficiency. Its retail & financial services provide data and tools to improve performance in retail and financial services. The company's brands include flywheel, EDGE, YIMIAN, WGSN, WARC, RetailWeek, LIONS, use fashion, World Retail Congress, Intellibrand and Duozun. The Company serve customers in over 120 countries.

Last Annual December 31st, 2020
Last Interim December 31st, 2020
Incorporated January 4, 2016
Public Since February 9, 2016
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 1,991
Sector Industrials
Industry Professional & Commercial Services
Index FTSE All Share , FTSE All-share - Consumer Services Price Return Gbp End Of Day, FTSE All-share - Media Price Return Gbp End Of Day, FTSE 350 , FTSE 350 Lower Yield , FTSE 250 , FTSE 350 Media , ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 402,929,204
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Frequently Asked Questions for Ascential
What is the Ascential share price?

As of 10:22am, shares in Ascential are trading at 345.4p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.42bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Ascential share price performed this year?

Shares in Ascential are currently trading at 345.4p and the price has moved by 46.42% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Ascential price has moved by 19.85% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Ascential?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Ascential, there are there are currently 3 "buy" , 5 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Ascential is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Ascential next release its financial results?

Ascential is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-12-31
What is the Ascential dividend yield?

Ascential does not currently pay a dividend.

Does Ascential pay a dividend?

Ascential does not currently pay a dividend.

When does Ascential next pay dividends?

Ascential does not currently pay a dividend.

How do I buy Ascential shares?

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What is the market cap of Ascential?

Shares in Ascential are currently trading at 345.4p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.42bn.

Where are Ascential shares listed? Where are Ascential shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Ascential:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: ASCL
What kind of share is Ascential?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Ascential is currently classified as a Sucker Stock. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Ascential share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Ascential are currently priced at 345.4p. At that level they are trading at 11.74% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 391.34.

Analysts covering Ascential currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.07889 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Ascential share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Ascential. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -6.81%. At the current price of 345.4p, shares in Ascential are trading at 4.86% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Ascential PE Ratio?

The Ascential PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 53.04. The shares are currently trading at 345.4p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Ascential?

Ascential's management team is headed by:

Scott Forbes - NEC
Duncan Painter - CEO
Mandy Gradden - CFO
Philip Thomas - CEX
Natasha Christie-Miller - CEX
Rita Clifton - NID
Louise Meads - SEC
Paul Harrison - COO
Suzanne Baxter - NID
Funke Ighodaro - NID
Joanne Harris - NID
Who are the major shareholders of Ascential?

Here are the top five shareholders of Ascential based on the size of their shareholding:

Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 16.87% (68.0m shares)
Jupiter UK Mid Cap Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 11.74% (47.3m shares)
T. Rowe Price International Discovery Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 5.93% (23.9m shares)
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.48% (22.1m shares)
Majedie Asset Management Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.11% (20.6m shares)
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