Ascential PLC

Ascential PLC

  • Price (GBX)213.00
  • Today's Change-2.20 / -1.02%
  • Shares traded796.09k
  • 1 Year change-49.50%
  • Beta1.2593
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About the company

Ascential plc is a United Kingdom-based specialist information, analytics and ecommerce optimization company. The Company is engaged in delivering optimization platforms to consumer brands and their ecosystems. The Company operates through four segments: Digital Commerce, Product Design, Marketing, and Retail & Financial Services. The Digital Commerce segment is focused on measuring, optimizing and executing digital commerce growth. The Product Design segment offers consumer product trend forecasting, data and insight. The Marketing segment provides services and tools to measure and optimize marketing creativity, media and platform effectiveness and efficiency. The Retail & Financial Services segment provide data and tools to improve performance in retail and financial services. The Company's brands include flywheel, EDGE, YIMIAN, WGSN, WARC, RetailWeek, LIONS, use fashion, World Retail Congress, Intellibrand, Perpetua, OneSpace and Duozhun. It serves customers in over 120 countries.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)434.90m
  • Net income in GBP-69.70m
  • Incorporated2016
  • Employees2.40k
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
ASCL:LSE since
Sellics Marketplace Analytics GmbHDeal completed19 Apr 202219 Apr 2022Deal completed-36.98%--
WhyteSpyder IncDeal completed15 Nov 202115 Nov 2021Deal completed-49.29%--
Guangzhou 4kmiles Data Technology Co LtdAnnounced01 Nov 202101 Nov 2021Announced-47.28%--
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Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
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(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
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(YOY change %)
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(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
RPS Group plc510.00m8.60m574.45m4.95k66.881.5519.281.130.0310.0311.841.330.8445--3.70103,113.601.42-0.43722.01-0.574324.02--1.69-0.5167--5.150.1939--4.11-2.28118.97-25.135.05-40.94
Baltic Classifieds Group PLC45.49m2.14m706.44m126.00388.612.4241.0215.530.00360.00360.09310.584------360,998.30------------4.71----1.330.2019--20.56--2,679.57------
Marlowe PLC315.90m700.00k719.08m5.37k775.591.6124.292.280.00970.00973.824.650.537828.975.5458,826.820.1192-0.04820.1441-0.060844.0641.110.2216-0.06651.066.920.2695--64.5346.51141.1818.4786.81--
Next Fifteen Communications Group plc470.06m-69.22m853.95m2.88k--13.47--1.82-0.7462-0.74625.090.64461.23--4.77163,270.20-17.14-3.15-27.77-4.7077.0381.11-13.97-2.73--47.920.4744--45.2322.41-1,301.76---8.2017.98
Auction Technology Group PLC93.33m-1.77m909.97m0.00--1.8940.229.75-0.0417-0.04170.93954.000.1893--7.07---0.3594---0.3801--66.03---1.90----8.830.2454--54.64---85.76------
Ascential PLC434.90m-69.70m937.65m2.40k--1.18--2.16-0.1678-0.08931.041.810.318164.084.14181,132.90-5.08-2.95-6.92-3.9463.1663.87-15.98-10.320.984456.430.2595--51.943.1274.69--12.21--
Mitie Group PLC3.90bn31.30m944.85m72.00k33.272.339.440.24210.02080.0342.690.29752.26280.616.5054,212.501.811.064.412.8411.5712.330.80190.50270.927910.280.413894.1056.1912.92321.99--5.76-2.68
iEnergizer Limited239.77m68.66m950.27m1.37k13.8417.6112.673.960.36110.36111.260.28381.02--6.97--29.1019.7637.1325.0183.6879.1628.6422.30--11.230.727566.7029.9312.0552.3237.8877.06--
Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC347.60m57.70m1.00bn751.0017.345.2211.292.880.10750.10750.64760.35730.9525--5.63462,849.5015.8425.8922.1233.3269.1070.1116.6321.96--26.130.299279.53-8.180.0183-23.95-6.44-15.493.52
YouGov Plc191.20m12.70m1.13bn1.21k91.039.7931.815.890.1120.1121.691.040.9366--5.02157,625.706.176.158.918.6885.0982.896.597.04--13.810.229444.3110.8613.8920.3227.5931.3733.78
Pagegroup PLC1.85bn161.24m1.23bn8.67k7.453.195.550.66550.50390.50395.801.182.51--5.36236,614.6021.8113.5035.5222.2254.5951.438.695.35--108.150.207986.9625.986.562,161.2310.422.344.60
RWS Holdings plc725.40m49.30m1.31bn7.80k26.641.2910.381.800.12620.12621.862.600.5483--4.0094,526.983.736.884.318.0245.5941.896.809.89--42.500.082373.0695.2041.60-11.2716.3491.5413.40
Data as of Sep 23 2022. Currency figures normalised to Ascential PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

50.69%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd.as of 19 Aug 202252.50m11.93%
Franklin Templeton Institutional LLCas of 01 Mar 202222.40m5.09%
Liontrust Portfolio Management Ltd.as of 01 Mar 202222.40m5.09%
Ninety One UK Ltd.as of 01 Mar 202221.96m4.99%
AXA Investment Managers UK Ltd.as of 01 Mar 202221.96m4.99%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 03 Aug 202218.56m4.22%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 04 Oct 202117.34m3.94%
T. Rowe Price International Ltd.as of 01 Mar 202216.99m3.86%
Aegon Asset Management UK PLCas of 01 Aug 202215.05m3.42%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 04 Apr 202213.99m3.18%
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Data from 31 Dec 2021 - 30 Jun 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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