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essenden plc (ESS) Details

Essenden PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates tenpin bowling and family entertainment centres in the United Kingdom. As of April 14, 2014, it had 29 tenpin bowling centres. The company is based in London, the United Kingdom.

870 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/15/14

essenden plc (ESS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 464.9K GBP
Director of Finance, Secretary and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 245.1K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

essenden plc (ESS) Key Developments

Essenden Acquires an Existing Bowling Site in Doncaster

Essenden has acquired an existing bowling site in Doncaster on a leasehold basis from the administrators of Keith Brown Properties (Hull) Limited for consideration of £0.65 million (including fees). The site is well-located on a leisure retail park, close to a cinema, restaurants and supermarkets. It has traded strongly over the past two years. The board expects that the acquisition will be earnings enhancing in the first year, even before the benefit from applying Tenpin's operating model.

Essenden PLC Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Twenty Six Weeks Ended June 29, 2014

Essenden PLC reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the twenty six weeks ended June 29, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenues of £24,176,000 against £24,256,000 a year ago. Operating profit was £2,364,000 against £1,977,000 a year ago. Loss before taxation was £7,475,000 against profit of £1,293,000 a year ago. Loss and total comprehensive income was £7,908,000 or 26.7 pence per basic and diluted share against profit of £1,013,000 or 4.7 pence per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was £2,470,000 against £2,342,000 a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £884,000 against £222,000 a year ago. EBITDA was £3,115,000 against £2,850,000 a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share were 5.3 pence compared to 6.9 pence a year ago. Adjusted profit before tax, up 13.1% to £2.0 million compared to £1.8 million a year ago. Adjusted pre-tax profit increased to £2.0 million compared to £1.8 million a year ago, up 13.1% compared to the previous year. The loss before tax increased by £8.77 million, moving from a profit of £1.3 million to a loss of £7.5 million. This was mainly due to the loss and costs of £9.3 million from the redemption of the loan notes and conversion to ordinary shares.

Essenden Mulls Acquisitions

Essenden PLC (AIM:ESS) is looking for acquisitions. Chief Executive, Nick Basing stated, “For the 37 weeks to 14th September 2014 Like for Like sales were up 9.2%. We remain determined to grow our business either organically or through an acquisition. We do not take for granted the recent improvements in the economy and continue to work tirelessly to create a stronger business for customers, colleagues and shareholders. “


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