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Open
883.00 GBp
Previous Close
878.50 GBp
Day High
897.00 GBp
Day Low
879.00 GBp
52 Week High
04/2/14 - 991.50 GBp
52 Week Low
10/9/13 - 576.00 GBp
Market Cap
4.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.4M
EPS TTM
0.46 GBp
Shares Outstanding
503.3M
EX-Date
08/13/14
P/E TM
19.1x
Dividend
12.78 GBp
Dividend Yield
1.04%
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ashtead group plc (AHT) Details

Ashtead Group plc, an investment holding company, engages in the rental of equipment to industrial and commercial users primarily in the non-residential construction sectors. It offers equipment that lift, power, generate, move, dig, support, scrub, pump, direct, heat, and ventilate various jobs. The company offers various types of construction equipment for non residential construction markets; equipment for the maintenance and repair of facilities; pumps and power generation equipment for various types of applications ranging from assistance at times of flooding due to weather to a burst water supply; power generation, lighting, and other equipment primarily for sporting events, music concerts, and festivals; and portable traffic systems to facilitate engineering projects or clean-up after an accident. It offers equipment under the Sunbelt Rentals and A-Plant brand names. The company also sells new merchandise and used rental equipment. It serves construction and industrial organizations, disaster relief agencies, event organizers, governments, local authorities, facilities management companies, and homeowners. The company operates 388 stores in the United States; and 106 stores in England, Scotland, and Wales. Ashtead Group plc was founded in 1984 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

9,934 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/17/14
Founded in 1984

ashtead group plc (AHT) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director, Chairman o...
Total Annual Compensation: 966.0K GBP
Group Finance Director, Director and Member o...
Total Annual Compensation: 464.0K GBP
Executive Director and Chief Executive Office...
Total Annual Compensation: 596.0K GBP
Executive Director and Chief Executive Office...
Total Annual Compensation: 440.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

ashtead group plc (AHT) Key Developments

Ashtead Group plc Reports Consolidated Audited Earnings Results for the Year and Unaudited Results for the Fourth Quarter Ended April 30, 2014; Recommends Final Dividend Payable on September 5, 2014

Ashtead Group plc reported consolidated audited earnings results for the year and unaudited results for the fourth quarter ended April 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of £384.9 million compared to £347.6 million reported in the same period last year. EBITDA was £157.9 million against £122.4 million reported last year. Operating profit was £84.0 million against £60.7 million reported last year. Profit on ordinary activities before taxation was £70.8 million against £50.0 million reported last year. Profit attributable to equity holders of the company was £51.7 million or 10.2 pence per diluted share against £33.8 million or 6.6 pence per diluted share reported last year. For the year, the company reported revenue of £1,634.7 million compared to £1,361.9 million reported in the same period last year. EBITDA was £689.3 million against £519.0 million reported last year. Operating profit was £403.6 million against £284.2 million reported last year. Profit on ordinary activities before taxation was £356.5 million against £214.2 million reported last year. Profit attributable to equity holders of the company was £231.2 million or 45.8 pence per diluted share against £137.8 million or 27.1 pence per diluted share reported last year. Net cash from operating activities was £23.1 million against £0.6 million reported last year. Capital expenditure for the year was £741 million gross and £642 million net of disposal proceeds against last year capital expenditure of £580 million gross and £477 million net. Net debt at April 30, 2014 was £1,149 million against £1,014.1 million reported a year ago. The company also announced that its Board is recommending a final dividend of 9.25 pence per share making 11.5 pence for the year. If approved at the forthcoming annual general meeting, the final dividend will be paid on September 5, 2014 to shareholders on the register on August 15, 2014.

Ashtead Group plc, Q4 2014 Earnings Call, Jun 17, 2014

Ashtead Group plc, Q4 2014 Earnings Call, Jun 17, 2014

A-Plant Seeks Acquisitions

Ashtead Plant Hire Co Ltd, subsidiary of Ashtead Group plc (LSE:AHT) will seek acquisitions. A-Plant will continue to invest sensibly in its fleet to re-emphasize its industry-leading customer service, and will continue to look for complementary bolt-on acquisitions, mainly in specialty areas.

 

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