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AHT - Ashtead Share Price

2610p 116.0  4.7%

Last Trade - 05/06/20

Large Cap
Market Cap £11.73bn
Enterprise Value £17.17bn
Revenue £5.03bn
Position in Universe 85th / 1817
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Financial Summary
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the nine months ended 31 January 2020, Ashtead Group plc revenues increased 16% to £3.93B. Net income increased 3% to £661.5M. Revenues reflect Sunbelt US segment increase of 17% to £3.37B, Sunbelt Canada segment increase of 27% to £191.1M, A-Plant segment increase of 1% to £365.1M. Net income was partially offset by A-Plant segment income decrease of 31% to £37.8M, Exceptional/Other segment loss increase of 23% to £45.2M.
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Profile Summary

Ashtead Group plc is an international equipment rental company. The Company rents a full range of construction and industrial equipment across a range of applications. The Company’s business units include Sunbelt US, A-Plant and Sunbelt Canada. The Company operates approximately 773 stores in the United States and in Canada. The Company’s r equipment can be used to lift, power, generate, light, move, dig, compact, drill, support, access, scrub, pump, direct, heat and ventilate. The Company rents on a short-term basis. The Company sells old equipment in the second-hand market. The Company's rental fleet ranges from small hand-held tools to a range of construction equipment.

Last Annual April 30th, 2019
Last Interim January 31st, 2020
Incorporated April 11, 1984
Public Since December 31, 1986
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 19,391
Sector Industrials
Industry Professional & Commercial Services
Index FTSE All Share , FTSE All Share Industrials , FTSE All Share Support Services , FTSEurofirst 300 , FTSEurofirst 300 Ex Eurozone, FTSE 350 , FTSE 350 Lower Yield , FTSE 350 Support Services , FTSE 100 , ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 449,309,833
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Upcoming Events for AHT
Tuesday 16th June, 2020
Q4 2020 Ashtead Group PLC Earnings Release
Tuesday 16th June, 2020
Q4 2020 Ashtead Group PLC Earnings Call
Wednesday 9th September, 2020 Estimate
Ashtead Group PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Tuesday 8th September, 2020 Estimate
Q1 2021 Ashtead Group PLC Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for Ashtead
What is the Ashtead share price?

As of 05/06/20, shares in Ashtead are trading at 2610p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £11.73bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Ashtead share price performed this year?

Shares in Ashtead are currently trading at 2610p and the price has moved by 36.15% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Ashtead price has moved by 55.47% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Ashtead?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Ashtead, there are there are currently 3 "buy" , 8 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Ashtead is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Ashtead next release its financial results?

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

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-01-31
What is the Ashtead dividend yield?

The Ashtead dividend yield is 1.56% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Ashtead pay a dividend?

Last year, Ashtead paid a total dividend of 0.41, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 1.56%. Looking ahead, Ashtead has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Ashtead next pay dividends?

Ashtead has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Ashtead shares is currently 1.56%.

How do I buy Ashtead shares?

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What is the market cap of Ashtead?

Shares in Ashtead are currently trading at 2610p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £11.73bn.

Where are Ashtead shares listed? Where are Ashtead shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Ashtead:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: AHT
What kind of share is Ashtead?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Ashtead is currently classified as a High Flyer. 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 Ashtead share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Ashtead are currently priced at 2610p. At that level they are trading at 17.03% premium to the analyst consensus target price of 2,230.20.

Analysts covering Ashtead currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 1.78064 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Ashtead 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 Ashtead. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 25.82%. At the current price of 2610p, shares in Ashtead are trading at 15.8% 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 Ashtead PE Ratio?

The Ashtead PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 11.26. The shares are currently trading at 2610p.

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 Ashtead?

Ashtead's management team is headed by:

Eric Watkins - SEC
Brendan Horgan - CEO
Michael Pratt - FID
Angus Cockburn - NID
Paul Walker - NEC
Lucinda Riches - NID
Tanya Fratto - NID
jill Easterbrook - NED
Who are the major shareholders of Ashtead?

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

Harris Associates L.P. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.19% (23.3m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.19% (23.3m shares)
Abrams Bison Investments, L.L.C. Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.19% (23.3m shares)
Oakmark International Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 4.44% (19.9m shares)
The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 3.41% (15.3m shares)
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