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Future PLC

ISIN: GB00BYZN9041 | Ticker: FNWA | LEI: 213800K2581YRLEXV353
Sector: Communication ServicesSub-Industry: Publishing
Country: United Kingdom

About Future PLC

Company Description

Future PLC is a media company that specializes in creating content related to technology, gaming, film, music, home design, and other spheres. Founded in 1985 in the United Kingdom, it has now grown to become one of the leading international publishers of special-interest magazines, websites, events, and videos.

The company's mission is to provide high-quality content to its readers and viewers in order to keep them informed, excited, and inspired. With a team of experienced and talented writers, editors, designers, and producers, Future PLC produces a wide range of content for different age groups, interests, and skill levels.

Future PLC's portfolio of brands includes well-known titles such as TechRadar, T3, PC Gamer, Total Film, Real Homes, and Guitar World, among others. They also produce events like the annual Digital Home Show, eCommerce Summit, and GamesRadar+ LIVE, which bring together enthusiasts and industry experts from around the world.

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Quay House, The Ambury, BA1 1UA Bath – United Kingdom

Financial statements

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Line item in (gbp) 01.10.2020 01.10.2021 01.10.2022
Assets N/A 1,631,100,000.00 1,958,100,000.00
Noncurrent Assets N/A 1,205,900,000.00 1,768,800,000.00
Property Plant And Equipment N/A 47,400,000.00 53,000,000.00
Goodwill N/A 688,200,000.00 1,069,600,000.00
Intangible Assets Other Than Goodwill N/A 466,500,000.00 646,200,000.00
Current Assets N/A 425,200,000.00 189,300,000.00
Inventories N/A 1,000,000.00 1,200,000.00
Trade And Other Current Receivables N/A 98,000,000.00 134,300,000.00
Cash and cash equivalents 19,300,000.00 324,300,000.00 29,200,000.00
Current Finance Lease Receivables N/A 1,900,000.00 6,100,000.00
Equity And Liabilities N/A 1,631,100,000.00 1,958,100,000.00
Equity 381,300,000.00 862,300,000.00 1,060,700,000.00
Issued Capital N/A 18,100,000.00 18,100,000.00
Retained Earnings N/A 83,000,000.00 201,000,000.00
Share Premium N/A 197,000,000.00 197,000,000.00
Treasury Shares N/A 7,600,000.00 8,000,000.00
Merger Reserve N/A 581,900,000.00 581,900,000.00
Liabilities N/A 768,800,000.00 897,400,000.00
Noncurrent Liabilities N/A 578,500,000.00 592,800,000.00
Noncurrent Provisions N/A 6,100,000.00 21,400,000.00
Noncurrent Deferred Income Other Than Noncurrent Contract Liabilities N/A 0.00 14,900,000.00
Longterm Borrowings N/A 458,100,000.00 369,000,000.00
Current Liabilities N/A 190,300,000.00 304,600,000.00
Trade And Other Current Payables N/A 133,700,000.00 143,800,000.00
Current Deferred Income Other Than Current Contract Liabilities N/A 7,100,000.00 55,800,000.00
Line item in (gbp) 01.10.2020/
Revenue 606,800,000.00 825,400,000.00
Profit Loss From Operating Activities 115,300,000.00 188,600,000.00
Finance Income 300,000.00 100,000.00
Finance Costs 7,800,000.00 18,700,000.00
Profit Loss Before Tax 107,800,000.00 170,000,000.00
Income Tax Expense Continuing Operations 41,700,000.00 47,800,000.00
Profit (loss) 66,100,000.00 122,200,000.00
Profit Loss Attributable To Owners Of Parent 66,100,000.00 122,200,000.00
Line item in (gbp) 01.10.2020 01.10.2021 01.10.2022
Profit (loss) N/A 66,100,000.00 122,200,000.00
Cash Flows From Used In Operations N/A 197,200,000.00 268,500,000.00
Income Taxes Paid Refund Classified As Operating Activities N/A 25,700,000.00 50,100,000.00
Cash Flows From Used In Operating Activities N/A 165,700,000.00 202,600,000.00
Cash Flows Used In Obtaining Control Of Subsidiaries Or Other Businesses Classified As Investing Activities N/A 169,300,000.00 113,100,000.00
Purchase Of Property Plant And Equipment Classified As Investing Activities N/A 3,700,000.00 2,600,000.00
Cash Flows From Used In Investing Activities N/A -180,400,000.00 -116,700,000.00
Payments To Acquire Or Redeem Entitys Shares N/A 4,900,000.00 7,900,000.00
Payments Of Lease Liabilities Classified As Financing Activities N/A 6,100,000.00 5,400,000.00
Dividends Paid Classified As Financing Activities N/A 1,600,000.00 3,400,000.00
Cash Flows From Used In Financing Activities N/A 321,500,000.00 -389,000,000.00
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents before effect of exchange rate changes N/A 306,800,000.00 -303,100,000.00
Effect Of Exchange Rate Changes On Cash And Cash Equivalents N/A -1,800,000.00 8,000,000.00
Cash and cash equivalents 19,300,000.00 324,300,000.00 29,200,000.00

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Short Interest

Current short interest

Position Holder Short Interest in Percent Date
AHL Partners LLP 0.89% 28.07.23
Systematica Investments Limited 0.50% 31.07.23
Systematica Investments Limited 0.57% 15.09.23
AHL Partners LLP 0.90% 18.08.23
Systematica Investments Limited 0.60% 29.08.23
Total 3.46%

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