Future

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Name Future
Epic FUTR
Sector Publishing
ISIN GB00BYZN9041
Activites Future plc is a global platform business for specialist media, driven by technology, with diversified revenue streams. The Media division has three complementary high-growth revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising. It operates in a number of sectors including technology, gaming and entertainment, creative and photography, music, home interest, hobbies and B2B and its brands include TechRadar, PC Gamer, Tom's Guide, Homebuilding & Renovating Show, GamesRadar+, The Photography Show, Top Ten Reviews, Live Science, Android Central, Guitar World, MusicRadar, Space.com, NY TV Week, Tom's Hardware and Cyclingnews.com. The Magazine division focuses on publishing specialist content, with 80 publications and over 537 bookazines published per year, totalling global circulation of 1.2m. The Magazine portfolio spans technology, gaming and entertainment, music, creative and photography, hobbies, home interest and B2B. Its titles include Classic Rock, Guitar Player, FourFourTwo, Homebuilding & Renovating, Digital Camera, Guitarist, How It Works, Total Film, What Hi-Fi?, ProCycling and Music Week.
Index FTSE 250

Key numbers

Latest Share price (p) 1,314.00 Net gearing (%) 43.06
Market capitalisation (£m) 1,374.16 Gross gearing (%) 44.77
Shares in issue (m) 98.01 Debt ratio 20.90
P/E ratio 141.62 Debt-to-equity ratio 0.33
Total dividends per share (p) 1.00 Assets / equity ratio 1.81
Dividend yield (%) 0.07 Price to book value 6.44
Dividend cover 9.90 ROCE (%) 4.71
Earning per share (p) 9.90 EPS growth (%) 94.12
52-week high / low (p) 1,572.00 / 562.00 DPS growth (%) 100.00

Results at a glance

Date Type Turnover (£m) Profit (£m) Basic EPS Currency
30 Sep 2019 Full Year 222 8 9.90 GBP
30 Sep 2018 Full Year 125 3 5.10 GBP
30 Sep 2017 Full Year 84 2 4.30 GBP

Dividend history

Period Ex-date Pay-date Net dividend Currency Total for year
H2 Dividend 16 Jan 2020 14 Feb 2020 1.00 GBX 1.00
H2 Dividend 17 Jan 2019 15 Feb 2019 0.50 GBX 0.50

Contact details

Company name Future
Address Beauford Court, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW.
Telephone +44 (0)1225 442 244
Website http://www.futureplc.com/

Advisors

Company's broker UBS Investment Bank
Company's joint broker n/a
NOMAD n/a
Registrar Equiniti
Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Solicitors Allen & Overy LLP

Directors

Appointed Director Position
01 Nov 2013 Zillah Ellen Byng-Maddick Chief Executive Officer
03 Aug 2015 Penelope Anne Ladkin-Brand Chief Financial Officer
01 Feb 2018 Richard Norman Legh Huntingford Non-Executive Chairman
06 Feb 2018 Alan Philip Stephen Newman Non-Executive Director
01 Oct 2018 Robert John Hattrell Non-Executive Director
01 Dec 2014 Hugo Charles Drayton Non-Executive Director

Company financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Reporting date 30 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2017
Tangible assets 3 2 1
Intangible asssets and goodwill 329 203 92
Investments and other non-current assets 4 6 5
Total non-current assets 335 211 98
Inventory / work in progress 0 0 1
Trade and other receivables 42 38 14
Cash and equivalents 7 6 10
Other current assets and asset held for resale 3 0 0
Total of all assets 386 255 122
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Short term liabilities 117 58 36
Long term liabilities 56 24 25
Other liabilites / pension etc 0 0 0
Total of all liabilities 173 82 61
Net assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Net assets 213 173 61
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Share capital 13 12 7
Minority interests 0 0 0
Retained earnings -36 -61 -115
Share premium account 97 100 47
Other equity 140 122 122
Total equity 213 173 61
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 49 10 10
Cashflow before financing -21 -110 -24
Increase / decrease in Cash -3 -3 7
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 222 125 84
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross profit 0 0 0
Operating profit 27 5 1
Pre-tax profit 13 4 0
Profit / loss for the year 8 3 2