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Share Price:
Up 406.00p
Change Today:
1.60p
Market Cap:
1,635.93m
Sector:
Media

Fundamentals - based on IFRS

  (Millions) (Millions) (Millions) (Millions) (Millions)
Income Statement 31-Dec-20 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16
Continuing Operations          
Revenue 263.70 380.30 348.50 292.90 299.60
Operating Profit/(Loss) (166.50) 1.80 41.40 31.30 32.10
Net Interest (17.60) (10.30) (13.10) (11.70) (33.80)
Profit Before Tax (184.30) (7.90) 28.90 19.90 (1.80)
Profit After Tax (148.90) (6.50) 20.00 11.90 11.60
Discontinued Operations          
Profit After Tax 13.50 14.60 189.20 6.10 4.00
PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD (135.40) 8.10 209.20 18.00 15.60
Attributable to:          
Equity Holders of Parent Company (136.10) 7.90 209.20 18.00 15.60
Minority Interests 0.70 0.20 n/a n/a n/a
           
Total Dividend Paid cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a
           
Continuing EPS          
Earnings per Share - Basic (37.30p) (1.60p) 5.00p 2.90p 3.20p
Earnings per Share - Diluted (37.30p) (1.60p) 4.80p 2.80p 3.20p
Earnings per Share - Adjusted (2.30p) 15.10p 15.50p 13.70p 14.90p
Continuing and Discontinued EPS          
Earnings per Share - Basic (34.00p) 2.00p 52.20p 4.50p 4.30p
Earnings per Share - Diluted (34.00p) 2.00p 51.40p 4.40p 4.30p
Earnings per Share - Adjusted 1.90p 18.80p 19.30p 18.70p 17.10p
           
Dividend per Share n/a 1.80p 5.80p 5.60p 4.70p
  (Millions) (Millions) (Millions) (Millions) (Millions)
Balance Sheet 31-Dec-20 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16
Assets          
Non-Current Assets          
Property, Plant & Equipment 20.90 30.00 32.50 11.30 11.40
Intangible Assets 674.10 760.70 786.00 771.70 651.60
Investment Properties 0.80 2.10 2.70 n/a n/a
Investments 32.40 67.90 6.10 5.10 5.00
Other Financial Assets n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.10
Other Non-Current Assets 55.70 42.70 43.10 47.40 55.50
  783.90 903.40 870.40 835.50 723.60
Current Assets          
Inventories 2.10 4.10 3.90 17.80 16.90
Trade & Other Receivables 197.90 141.40 113.20 88.20 59.60
Cash at Bank & in Hand 78.20 111.70 182.00 45.80 61.90
Current Asset Investments n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Current Assets 40.20 1.40 n/a 0.10 0.30
  318.40 258.60 299.10 151.90 138.70
           
Other Assets n/a n/a n/a n/a 72.00
Total Assets 1,102.30 1,162.00 1,169.50 987.40 934.30
           
Liabilities          
Current Liabilities          
Borrowings 6.70 9.40 9.00 n/a n/a
Other Current Liabilities 365.10 254.40 209.80 239.10 181.60
  371.80 263.80 218.80 239.10 181.60
           
Net Current Assets cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a
           
Non-Current Liabilities          
Borrowings 323.20 300.00 312.20 317.40 286.00
Provisions 6.20 25.30 28.00 33.90 31.90
Other Non-Current Liabilities 23.30 40.80 65.00 54.00 49.70
  352.70 366.10 405.20 405.30 367.60
           
Other Liabilities n/a n/a n/a n/a 23.70
Total Liabilities 724.50 629.90 624.00 644.40 572.90
           
Net Assets 377.80 532.10 545.50 343.00 361.40
           
Capital & Reserves          
Share Capital 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
Share Premium Account 3.00 1.70 0.50 0.10 n/a
Other Reserves 122.60 132.40 140.00 338.90 n/a
Retained Earnings 248.20 394.00 401.00 n/a 357.40
Shareholders Funds 377.80 532.10 545.50 343.00 361.40
           
Minority Interests/Other Equity n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Total Equity 377.80 532.10 545.50 343.00 361.40
Cash Flow 31-Dec-20 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16
Net Cash Flow From Operating Activities 7.80 87.20 72.20 99.10 92.40
Returns On Investment & Servicing of Finance fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a
Taxation Paid fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a
Net Cash Flow from Investing Activities (34.40) (122.40) 135.20 (119.40) (56.80)
Acquisitions & Disposals gn/a gn/a gn/a gn/a gn/a
Dividends Paid fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a
Management of Liquid Resources cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a
Net Cash Flow from Financing Activities (3.10) (36.90) (70.60) 7.20 (27.70)
Net Increase/Decrease In Cash (29.70) (72.10) 136.80 (13.10) 7.90
Ratios - based on IFRS 31-Dec-20 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16
Continuing Operations          
PE Ratio - Adjusted n/a 25.9 24.3 28.1 18.1
PEG - Adjusted n/a n/a 1.9 n/a 0.1
Earnings per Share Growth - Adjusted n/a -3% 13% -8% 270%
Dividend Cover n/a 8.39 2.67 2.45 3.17
Revenue per Share 65.79p 94.74p 87.06p 73.21p 82.56p
Pre-Tax Profit per Share (45.98p) (1.97p) 7.22p 4.97p (0.50p)
Operating Margin (63.14%) 0.47% 11.88% 10.69% 10.71%
Return on Capital Employed (418.84%) 2.26% 38.64% (40.83%) 115.52%
Continuing & Discontinued Operations          
PE Ratio - Adjusted 202.1 20.8 19.5 20.6 15.8
PEG - Adjusted n/a n/a 6.5 2.3 0.0
Earnings per Share Growth - Adjusted -90% -3% 3% 9% 324%
Dividend Cover n/a 10.44 3.33 3.34 3.64
           
Dividend Yield 0.0% 0.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.7%
Dividend per Share Growth n/a (68.97%) 3.57% 19.15% n/a
Operating Cash Flow per Share 1.95p 21.72p 18.04p 24.77p 25.46p
Cash Incr/Decr per Share (7.41p) (17.96p) 34.17p (3.27p) 2.18p
Net Asset Value per Share (exc. Intangibles) (73.93p) (56.95p) (60.08p) (107.15p) (79.97p)
Net Gearing 66.62% 37.15% 25.52% 79.18% 62.01%

Key

* GAAP

a. Includes discontinued activities

b. Including assets due in more than one year

c. Not disclosed under IFRS

d. Total fixed assets

e. Includes borrowings

f. Included in cash flow from operating activities under IFRS

g. Included in net cash from investing activities under IFRS

h. Pre-tax

i. Capital expenditure

j. Based on operating cash flow before tax

k. Issue of ordinary shares

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Note 2: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 3: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 4: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.