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marston's plc (MARS) Snapshot

149.30 GBp
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149.00 GBp
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150.80 GBp
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148.70 GBp
52 Week High
09/11/13 - 166.00 GBp
52 Week Low
04/22/13 - 133.70 GBp
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0.10 GBp
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7.11 GBp
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marston's plc (MARS) Details

Marston’s PLC is engaged in operating tenanted, leased, franchised, and managed pubs; and brewing beer in the United Kingdom. It operates approximately 2,150 pubs and bars in England and Wales comprising approximately 1,650 tenanted or leased pubs and 500 managed pubs. The company is also involved in brewing various cask and bottled ales. It serves a range of customers, including supermarkets, other pub companies, and free trade customers. The company was formerly known as The Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries PLC and changed its name to Marston’s PLC in January 2007. Marston’s PLC was founded in 1834 and is headquartered in Wolverhampton, the United Kingdom.

13,062 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/17/13
Founded in 1834

marston's plc (MARS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: 495.0K GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 309.0K GBP
Managing Director of Marston’s Inns and Taver...
Total Annual Compensation: 275.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

marston's plc (MARS) Key Developments

Marston's plc Reports Interim Management Statement for the Fifteen Week Period to January 18, 2014

Marston's plc reported interim management statement for the fifteen week period to January 18, 2014. In Destination and Premium, like-for-like sales were 4.1% ahead of last year including like-for-like food sales growth of 5.6% and wet like-for-like sales growth of 2.2%. In the key three week Christmas trading period to January 4, 2014, trading was strong with growth of 3.3%, following 5.8% growth in the corresponding period last year. Operating margins are slightly ahead of last year. In Taverns, managed and franchise pub like-for-like sales were 3.0% ahead of last year, with strong Christmas and New Year trading. The company franchise model continues to prove successful, providing motivated licensees with local flexibility while improving the quality, consistency and value of the consumer offer, and reducing risk for the licensee. In Leased, profits are estimated to be around 1% ahead of last year. In Brewing, although volumes are just below last year continued growth in premium sales has benefited operating margins, resulting in profits being slightly ahead. Net debt and cash flow are in line with the company's expectations.

Marston's Seeks Finance

Marston's plc (LSE:MARS) plans to raise about £220 million from the sale of pubs during the next three years.

Marston's plc Proposes Final Dividend, Payable on February 3, 2014; Reports Preliminary Audited Group Earnings Results for the 53 Weeks Ended October 05, 2013

Marston's plc proposed final dividend of 4.1 pence per share, giving a total dividend for the year of 6.4 pence per share, represents a 5% increase compared to 2012. Subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting, this dividend will be paid on February 3, 2014 to those shareholders on the register at close of business on December 20, 2013. The company reported preliminary audited group earnings results for the 53 weeks ended October 05, 2013. For the period, the company reported revenue of GBP 782.9 million compared to GBP 719.7 million a year ago. Operating profit was GBP 146.7 million compared to operating loss of GBP 57.2 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was GBP 69.8 million compared to loss before taxation of GBP 135.5 million a year ago. Profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders was GBP 58.6 million or 10.2 pence diluted per share compared to loss attributable to equity shareholders of GBP 110.3 million or 19.4 pence diluted per share a year ago. EBITDA after exceptional items was GBP 183.8 million compared to LBITDA after exceptional items of GBP 16.5 million a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was GBP 169.4 million compared to GBP 168.4 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets was GBP 150.8 million compared to GBP 129.8 million a year ago. Net debt as at October 05, 2013 was GBP 1,191.0 million compared to GBP 1,121.1 million a year ago.


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