ASCL:LSE-Ascential plc (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Advertising Agencies | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 298.00

Change

-2.60 (-0.86)%

Market Cap

GBX 1.32B

Volume

1.43M

Avg Analyst Target

GBX 453.33 (+52.13%)

Avg User Target

GBX
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


Ascential plc (ASCL) Stock Analysis:
Based on the Ascential plc stock forecasts from 3 analysts, the average analyst target price for Ascential plc is GBX 453.33 over the next 12 months. Ascential plc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Ascential plc is Slightly Bullish , which is based on 7 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Ascential plc’s stock price was GBX 298.00. Ascential plc’s stock price has changed by +3.76% over the past week, -11.83% over the past month and -12.87% over the last year.

About

Ascential plc provides specialist information, analytics, and e-commerce optimization platforms in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company operates through four segments: Digital Comm ...Read More

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OOUT:LSE Ocean Outdoor Limited

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PEBB:LSE The Pebble Group plc

N/A

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ETFs Containing ASCL

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Advertising Agencies)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -25.94% 33% F 19% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -25.94% 33% F 19% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -12.09% 40% F 36% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -12.09% 40% F 36% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -12.20% 59% F 31% F
Dividend Return 100.19% 100% A+ 95% A
Total Return 87.99% 82% B- 89% B+
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 3.52% 30% F 38% F
Dividend Return 25.50% 100% A+ 94% A
Total Return 29.02% 70% C- 82% B-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 50.63% 65% D 27% F
Risk Adjusted Return 57.32% 85% B 75% C
Market Capitalization 1.32B 90% A- 64% D
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Advertising Agencies)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 5.62 93% A 84% B
Price/Book Ratio 1.62 65% D 41% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 44.23 10% F 8% F
EV/EBITDA 40.51 21% F 9% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -6.46% 30% F 21% F
Return on Invested Capital 3.79% 48% F 51% F
Return on Assets 0.61% 24% F 29% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 20.38% 69% D+ 69% D+
Technical Ratios  
Dividend Yield 2.58% 50% F 53% F
Short Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 0.88 75% C 66% D
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What to not like:
Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.