William Hill

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Name William Hill
Epic WMH
Sector Gambling
ISIN GB0031698896
Activites William Hill plc is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing around 15,500 people. Founded in 1934 and listed on the London Stock Exchange, it aims to provide gamblers with a fun and safe gambling experience, and has set the ambition that nobody is harmed by gambling. The majority of its £1.6bn annual revenues are still derived from the UK, where it has a national presence of licensed betting offices and one of the leading online betting and gaming services. William Hill Online has operations in Italy and Spain and serves online customers throughout the world from its headquarters in Gibraltar. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada, which is now the largest sports betting business in the US. It currently operates 126 race and sports books in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia and Iowa, is the exclusive risk manager for the sports lotteries in Delaware and is the exclusive partner to IGT to provide sports betting services to the lottery in Rhode Island. It also has licensed operations in The Bahamas and St. Kitts. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of both the FTSE 250 and FTSE4Good Indices.
Index FTSE 250

Key numbers

Latest Share price (p) 167.20 Net gearing (%) 46.46
Market capitalisation (£m) 1,486.05 Gross gearing (%) 80.23
Shares in issue (m) 874.15 Debt ratio 72.39
P/E ratio -2.05 Debt-to-equity ratio 0.65
Total dividends per share (p) 12.00 Assets / equity ratio 5.06
Dividend yield (%) 6.12 Price to book value 4.97
Dividend cover 0.00 ROCE (%) -66.69
Earning per share (p) -83.10 EPS growth (%) -756.70
52-week high / low (p) 206.80 / 128.45 DPS growth (%) -9.09

Results at a glance

Date Type Turnover (£m) Profit (£m) Basic EPS Currency
26 Dec 2018 Full Year 1,621 -712 -83.10 GBP
26 Dec 2017 Full Year 1,711 -83 -9.70 GBP
31 Dec 2016 Full Year 1,604 165 18.90 GBP

Dividend history

Period Ex-date Pay-date Net dividend Currency Total for year
H1 Dividend 24 Oct 2019 28 Nov 2019 2.66 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 25 Apr 2019 06 Jun 2019 7.74 GBX 12.00
H1 Dividend 25 Oct 2018 28 Nov 2018 4.26 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 26 Apr 2018 07 Jun 2018 8.94 GBX 13.20
H1 Dividend 26 Oct 2017 30 Nov 2017 4.26 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 27 Apr 2017 08 Jun 2017 8.40 GBX 12.50
H1 Dividend 20 Oct 2016 02 Dec 2016 4.10 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 28 Apr 2016 03 Jun 2016 8.40 GBX 12.50
H1 Dividend 22 Oct 2015 04 Dec 2015 4.10 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 30 Apr 2015 05 Jun 2015 8.20 GBX 12.20

Contact details

Company name William Hill
Address Greenside House, 50 Station Road, Wood Green, London N22 7TP.
Telephone +44 (0)20 8918 3600
Website http://www.williamhillplc.com/

Advisors

Company's broker Citigroup Global Markets
Company's joint broker Investec Securities
NOMAD Citigroup Global Markets
Registrar Computershare Investor Service
Auditors Deloitte & Touche LLP
Solicitors n/a

Directors

Appointed Director Position
05 Sep 2019 Rolf Ulrik Bengtsson Chief Executive
02 Oct 2017 Ruth Catherine Prior Chief Financial Officer
01 Feb 2018 Roger William Devlin Non-Executive Chairman
03 Apr 2017 Mark David Brooker Non-Executive Director
01 Jul 2019 Jane Carolyn Hanson Non-Executive Director
01 Nov 2011 Georgina Harvey Non-Executive Director
02 Jan 2017 Robin James Terrell Non-Executive Director
01 Jul 2019 Lynne Marie Weedall Non-Executive Director
02 Jan 2019 Gordon Alexander Wilson Non-Executive Director

Company financials

Assets (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Reporting date 26 Dec 2018 26 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2016
Tangible assets 150 191 213
Intangible asssets and goodwill 686 1,577 1,805
Investments and other non-current assets 102 201 133
Total non-current assets 938 1,969 2,151
Inventory / work in progress 0 0 0
Trade and other receivables 62 73 73
Cash and equivalents 511 317 216
Other current assets and asset held for resale 2 4 4
Total of all assets 1,512 2,362 2,443
Liabilities (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Short term liabilities 429 478 410
Long term liabilities 784 821 807
Other liabilites / pension etc 0 0 0
Total of all liabilities 1,213 1,299 1,217
Net assets (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Net assets 299 1,063 1,226
Equity (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Share capital 89 89 89
Minority interests 0 0 0
Retained earnings -379 473 629
Share premium account 689 689 689
Other equity -101 -189 -181
Total equity 299 1,063 1,226
Cash Flow (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Cash from operating activities 198 290 266
Cashflow before financing 282 212 81
Increase / decrease in Cash 193 104 -74
Income (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 1,621 1,711 1,604
Cost of sales 386 432 382
Gross profit 1,236 1,279 1,222
Operating profit -688 -44 226
Pre-tax profit -722 -75 181
Profit / loss for the year -712 -83 165