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Merlin Entertainments (MERL)
Share Price: 454.50p Change Today: -0.100p  Market Cap: £4,654.41m

MERL Overview

The owner of Legoland and Madame Tussauds, the theme park operator runs 117 attractions spread across 24 countries and four continents. Its stated aim is to become the worldwide leader in branded, location-based, family entertainment. It also runs the Alton Towers Resort in the UK and Heide Park, Germany's third-largest theme park.

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MERL Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (£m) Pre-tax (£m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
27-Dec-14 1,249.00 226.00 17.70p 22.3 4.5 +5% 6.20p 1.6%
26-Dec-15 1,278.00 237.00 17.80p 25.3 25.3 +1% 6.50p 1.4%
31-Dec-16 1,457.00 277.00 20.80p 21.6 1.3 +17% 7.10p 1.6%
30-Dec-17 1,594.00 271.00 20.50p 17.7 n/a -1% 7.40p 2.0%
29-Dec-18 1,688.00 285.00 22.90p 13.8 1.1 +12% 8.00p 2.5%

a. Based on UK GAAP presentation of accounts - includes discontinued activities

MERL Forecasts

Year Ending Revenue (£m) Pre-tax (£m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Dec-19 1,753.84 261.24 20.08p 22.6 n/a -12% 7.69p 1.7%
31-Dec-20 1,905.08 297.03 22.64p 20.1 1.6 +13% 8.39p 1.8%

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MERL Company Announcements

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) 21-Oct-2019 11:35 RNS
Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) 21-Oct-2019 11:13 RNS
Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) 21-Oct-2019 11:13 RNS

Latest MERL Director Deals

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Note 2: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 3: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 4: In the case of dual listed securities, broker recommendations and forecasts relate to the primary listing.

Note 5: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.

 

Price Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 454.50p
Change Today -0.100p
% Change -0.02 %
Volume 2,632,649
18-Oct-19 Close 454.60p
Shares Issued 1,024.07m
Market Cap £4,654.41m
Year End 29-Dec-18

What The Brokers Say

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Buy 0
Neutral 4
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 4
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MERL Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 11-Apr-19 16-Aug-18
Paid 16-May-19 24-Sep-18
Amount 5.50p 2.50p

Trades for 21-Oct-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
13:31 896 @ 454.50p
13:30 5,932 @ 454.50p
13:24 583 @ 454.30p
13:18 736 @ 454.40p
13:18 66 @ 454.40p

MERL Key Personnel

Chair John M Sunderland
CFO Anne-Francoise  Nesmes



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