ASCL:LSE-Ascential plc (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Advertising Agencies | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 268.40

Change

-1.00 (-0.37)%

Market Cap

GBX 1.08B

Volume

0.61M

Average Target Price

GBX 291.27 (+8.52%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

Ascential plc provides business-to-business information services 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: Product Design, Marketing, Sales, and Built Environment and Policy. It offers industry-specific business intelligence, insights, and forecasting through data and digital subscription tools. The company was formerly known as Trident Floatco PLC and changed its name to Ascential plc in January 2016. Ascential plc was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Address: The Prow, London, United Kingdom, W1B 5AP

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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 -31.50% 55% F 21% F
Dividend Return 83.42% 100% A+ 97% A+
Total Return 51.92% 95% A 94% A
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -28.73% 62% D- 21% F
Dividend Return 86.79% 100% A+ 94% A
Total Return 58.06% 90% A- 90% A-
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 7.16% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dividend Return 8.77% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 15.94% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 25.63% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Risk Adjusted Return 62.17% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Market Capitalization 1.08B 91% A- 84% B
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%

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 151.68 13% F 4% F
Price/Book Ratio 2.45 29% F 27% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 12.40 23% F 28% F
EV/EBITDA 19.92 22% F 23% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -14.40% 33% F 27% F
Return on Invested Capital 7.19% 64% D 62% D-
Return on Assets 0.53% 41% F 44% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 53.17% 7% F 34% F
Technical Ratios  
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 0.66 81% B- 76% C
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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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

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.

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.

What to not like:
Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

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 return on assets

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

Higly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

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.