Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainment is a visitor attraction operator. Co. delivers two types of visitor experiences that it manages across three Operating Groups. Co.'s Midway Attractions operating group is primarily indoor attractions located in city centres, resorts or shopping malls, providing visits of shorter duration. Co.'s Theme Parks are outdoor attractions providing accommodation, rides, shows and interactive experiences around a central theme. They are managed in two Operating Groups: LEGOLAND Parks and Resort Theme Parks. LEGOLAND Parks are targeted at families with younger children and have LEGO as the central theme. Resort Theme Parks are targeted at families, teenagers and young adults.
  • TickerMERL
  • ISINGB00BDZT6P94
  • ExchangeLondon Stock Exchange
  • SectorTravel & Leisure
  • CountryUnited Kingdom

Analysts

Merlin Entertainments PLC: Update following review for downgrade

Our credit view of Merlin, reflecting significantly higher debt following acquisition, but also its solid earnings growth, strong profitability and diversification

Merlin Entertainments PLC: Update following review for downgrade

Our credit view of Merlin, reflecting significantly higher debt following acquisition, but also its solid earnings growth, strong profitability and diversification

Moody's places Merlin's ratings under review for downgrade

Rating Action: Moody's places Merlin's ratings under review for downgrade. Global Credit Research- 04 Jul 2019. London, 04 July 2019-- Moody's Investors Service has today placed under review for downgrade the Ba2 corporate family rating and Ba2-PD probability of default rating of Merlin Entertainments PLC.

Merlin Entertainments PLC: Scenario Analysis - Room for extra distributions, but a large debt-funded acquisition would erode credit quality

Our scenario analysis concludes that a large acquisition would result in significant credit quality erosion, although there is some room for small to medium distributions or M&A.

Merlin Entertainments PLC: Solid reported results in 2018, albeit 2019 will likely see more headwinds

Moody's view on Merlin's solid 2018 results with growth in EBITDA and lower leverage; however, strong comparables and lack of new LEGOLAND parks will limit growth in 2019

Merlin Entertainments PLC: Update to credit analysis

Our credit view of Merlin, reflecting its solid earnings growth, strong profitability and diversification across geographies and business lines, but also its exposure to exogenous events.

1 director sold

A director at Merlin Entertainments sold 160,000 shares at 387p and the significance rating of the trade was 74/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of bo...

MERLIN ENTMT.PLC. sees an upgrade to Slightly Positive due to a better fundamental star rating

The general evaluation of MERLIN ENTMT.PLC. (GB), a company active in the Recreational Services industry, has been upgraded by the independent financial analyst theScreener with the addition of a star. Its fundamental valuation now shows 4 out of 4 possible stars while its market behaviour can be considered as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the additional star(s) merits the upgrade of its general evaluation to Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date April 23, 2019, the closing price was GBp 364.00 and its potential was estimated at GBp 393.47.

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Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS)

Merlin Entertainments - AGM 03 May 2019

Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Report The remuneration structure is satisfactory.  Pay is sufficiently oriented toward the long-term, though accelerated vesting is possible. The quantum is not excessive either in terms of potential maximums or actual pay during the year.  Disclosure is good.  We recommend shareholders vote in favor.

Merlin Entertainment – Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® : A

Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® helps investors integrate governance into their investment decision and identify governance risks and opportunities within their portfolio. Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® Service rates European issuers through the analysis of four main themes : Ownership & Shareholder rights, Board & Committees, Audit & Process, Remuneration. Each theme is rated taking into account several comprehensive sub-categories. Our unique two-step process to achieve each rating includes a first step quantitative valuation and a second step qualitative filter...

Louis AZAIS

Short term view - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENT : The major support has been reached, it causes the bounce.

The previous high has been passed, the bullish trend is confirmed. The next target is at 469.40 p. The invalidation level is below 377.20 p.Arguments :- The major support has been reached, it causes the bounce.

Louis AZAIS

Analyse court terme - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENT : Le support majeur est atteint, il cause le rebond.

Le précédent sommet vient d'être franchi, ceci confirme la tendance haussière. Le prochain objectif est à 469,40 p. Le niveau d'invalidation est sous 377,20 p.Arguments :- Le support majeur est atteint, il cause le rebond.

Louis AZAIS

Analyse court terme - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENT : Résistance majeure atteinte

Le niveau d'invalidation a été à peine dépassé, nous attendons un peu avant de prendre en compte ce signal.Arguments :- Le support est atteint, il cause le rebond.- La résistance majeure est atteinte, la réaction des prix est insuffisante pour modifier notre avis.- Les prix dépassent la moyenne mobile, c'est un signal de force.

Louis AZAIS

Short term view - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENT : Major resistance reached

The invalidation level has barely been passed. We wait a little before taking this signal into account.Arguments :- The support has been reached, it causes the bounce.- The major resistance has been reached, price reaction is very shy. It does not justify a negative opinion.- Prices are breaking above the moving average, it is a sign of strength.

Louis AZAIS

Analyse court terme - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENT : Le support est atteint, il cause le rebond.

La tendance est toujours baissière mais elle a ralenti. Son niveau d'invalidation est au-dessus de 385,00 p. L'objectif est à 292,60 p.Arguments :- Le support est atteint, il cause le rebond.- La résistance majeure est proche.

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