Last 344.00 GBp
Change Today +4.00 / 1.18%
Volume 2.9M
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merlin entertainme (MERL) Snapshot

Open
340.40 GBp
Previous Close
340.00 GBp
Day High
351.10 GBp
Day Low
339.00 GBp
52 Week High
03/11/14 - 391.50 GBp
52 Week Low
11/7/13 - 315.00 GBp
Market Cap
3.5B
Average Volume 10 Days
783.1K
EPS TTM
0.18 GBp
Shares Outstanding
1.0B
EX-Date
08/27/14
P/E TM
19.2x
Dividend
2.22 GBp
Dividend Yield
0.65%
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merlin entertainme (MERL) Details

Merlin Entertainments plc operates visitor attraction places worldwide. The company operates midway attractions under the SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, The Dungeons, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, and The Eye brands; LEGOLAND parks under the LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Billund, LEGOLAND Windsor, LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Deutschland, and LEGOLAND Malaysia brand names; and resort theme parks under the Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Warwick Castle, Gardaland, and Heide Park brands. It operates 104 attractions, 10hotels, and 3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Poole, the United Kingdom.

merlin entertainme (MERL) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive Officer, Director and M...
Total Annual Compensation: 534.3K GBP
Group Chief Financial Officer, Director and M...
Total Annual Compensation: 341.8K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

merlin entertainme (MERL) Key Developments

Merlin Entertainments plc Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

Merlin Entertainments plc provided earnings guidance for the year 2014. The company expects the cash tax rate to be around 24% this year and continue to expect it to increase towards the long-term effective tax rate of 28% over time. The company now believe that this would equate to approximately GBP 21 million, with the GBP 390 million of EBITDA reported in 2013 equating to GBP 369 million at current full year expected rate of 2014. In addition to previous guidance, the company expects an additional GBP 5 million to GBP 10 million of capital expenditure in 2014 to be spent on LEGOLAND Japan.

Merlin Entertainments plc Declares Maiden Interim Dividend, Payable on September 25, 2014

Merlin Entertainments plc declared maiden interim dividend of 2.0 pence per share and this will be paid on September 25, 2014 to shareholders on the register on August 29, 2014.

Merlin Entertainments plc Reports Earnings Results for the Twenty Six Weeks Ended June 28, 2014

Merlin Entertainments plc reported earnings results for the twenty six weeks ended June 28, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenue of GBP 513 million against GBP 483 million for the same period in the last year. EBITDA was GBP 120 million against GBP 108 million for the same period in the last year. Operating profit was GBP 71 million against GBP 61 million for the same period in the last year. Profit before tax was GBP 40 million against GBP 1 million for the same period in the last year. Profit attributable to the owners of the company was GBP 29 million or 2.8 pence per basic and diluted share against GBP 2 million or 0.2 pence per basic and diluted share for the same period in the last year. Net cash inflow operating activities was GBP 140 million against GBP 147 million for the same period in the last year. Acquisition of property, plant and equipment were GBP 101 million against GBP 85 million for the same period in the last year. Adjusted profit attributable to ordinary shareholders was GBP 29 million or 2.8 pence per basic and diluted share against adjusted loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of GBP 11 million or 1.2 pence per basic and diluted share for the same period in the last year. Net debt as at 28 June 2014 was GBP 977 million.

 

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