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Merlin Entertainments

MERL 337.6p 4.6  1.4%
8:46am 5.00k

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Last ex-div: 16th Aug, paid: 24th Sep more... Dividends
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: For the 26 weeks ended 30 June 2018, Merlin Entertainments PLC revenues increased 4% to £709M. Net income decreased 11% to £33M. Revenues reflect Resort Theme Parks segment increase of 13% to £133M, LEGOLAND Parks segment increase of 3% to £274M, Other items segment increase from £0K to £2M. Net income was offset by Midway Attractions segment income decrease of 21% to £45M, LEGOLAND Parks segment income decrease of 4% to £64M. more »

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30th Dec 2018
30th Dec 2019

Price Target: 4.12
(+23.71% above Price)
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Est. Long Term Growth Rate: +6.2% (£) (p) (p) (£) (p) (p)
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Recommendation:Strong SellSellHoldBuyStrong Buy
No. of Analysts: 0 0 4 4 3

Named Brokers and Analysts
Deutsche Bank James Wheatcroft , Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Incorporated Jeffrey Harwood , Jefferies , HSBC , Credit Suisse - North America Tim Ramskill , Morgan Stanley , Citi James Ainley , Goldman Sachs Research Nick Edelman , UBS Equities Chris Stevens , Nomura Securities , Panmure Gordon Mark Irvine-Fortescue , Numis Securities Timothy Barrett , Peel Hunt Ivor Jones , JPMorgan , Berenberg Owen Shirley , Kepler Cheuvreux , Cenkos Securities Simon French , Barclays VICKI Stern , Shore Capital Stockbrokers Martin Brown , Liberum ,

Profile Summary

Merlin 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.

Directors: Nick Varney (CEO) , Anne-Francoise Nesmes (CFO) , Matthew Jowett (GCN) , John Sunderland (NEC) 72, Andrew Fisher (NED) , Soren Soerensen (NED) , Yun Chiang (NID) 50, Charles Gurassa (NID) 62,

No. of Employees: 19,871 No. of Shareholders: n/a


Last Annual December 30th, 2017
Last Interim June 30th, 2018
Incorporated September 20, 2013
Public Since November 8, 2013
Shares in Issue 1,022,072,449
Free Float 702.8m (68.8%)

MERL Share Price Performance MERLQuote
337.6p
4.6  1.4%
Traded 8:46am · Minimum 15 min delayed · NMS: 5.00k

Latest MERL News Announcements (delayed)

Upcoming MERL Events
Monday 25th February, 2019 (estimate)
Full Year 2018 Merlin Entertainments PLC Earnings Release
Friday 26th April, 2019 (estimate)
Merlin Entertainments PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting

Recent ↓
Tuesday 16th October, 2018
Q3 2018 Merlin Entertainments PLC Trading Statement Presentation
Tuesday 16th October, 2018
Q3 2018 Merlin Entertainments PLC Trading Statement Release
Thursday 16th August, 2018
Dividend For MERLY.PK
Thursday 16th August, 2018
Dividend For MERL.L
Thursday 2nd August, 2018
Half Year 2018 Merlin Entertainments PLC Earnings Call
Thursday 2nd August, 2018
Half Year 2018 Merlin Entertainments PLC Earnings Release
Tuesday 5th June, 2018
Merlin Entertainments PLC Analyst Event
Friday 27th April, 2018
Merlin Entertainments PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Friday 27th April, 2018
Q1 2018 Merlin Entertainments PLC Trading Statement Release
Thursday 12th April, 2018
Dividend For MERLY.PK
Thursday 12th April, 2018
Dividend For MERL.L
Thursday 1st March, 2018
Full Year 2017 Merlin Entertainments PLC Earnings Call
Thursday 1st March, 2018
Full Year 2017 Merlin Entertainments PLC Earnings Release
Tuesday 14th November, 2017
Merlin Entertainments PLC at UBS Pan European Conference
Tuesday 17th October, 2017
Q3 2017 Merlin Entertainments PLC Trading Statement Presentation
Tuesday 17th October, 2017
Q3 2017 Merlin Entertainments PLC Trading Statement Release
Thursday 17th August, 2017
Dividend For MERL
Wednesday 16th August, 2017
Dividend For MERLY
Friday 4th August, 2017
Half Year 2017 Merlin Entertainments PLC Earnings Release
Friday 4th August, 2017
Half Year 2017 Merlin Entertainments PLC Earnings Call


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