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July 06, 2015 12:03 AM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of Merlin Entertainments plc

Company Overview

Merlin Entertainments plc operates visitor attraction places worldwide. The company operates midway attractions under the Madame Tussauds, The Eye Brand, SEA LIFE, The Dungeons, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Seal Sanctuaries, Blackpool Tower, WILD LIFE, Australian Treetop Adventures, Hotham Alpine, and Falls Creek brands. It also operates LEGOLAND parks under the LEGOLAND Billund, LEGOLAND Windsor, LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Deutschland, LEGOLAND Florida, and LEGOLAND Malaysia brands; and resort theme parks under the Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Gardaland, Heide Park, THORPE PARK, and Warwick Castle brand names. The company operates 106 attractions, 11 hotels, and 4 holida...

3 Market Close

Poole,  BH15 1NQ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1999

26,000 Employees


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Key Executives for Merlin Entertainments plc

Group Chief Executive Officer, Member of Executive Board, Director and Member of Health, Safety & Security Committee
Age: 52
Total Annual Compensation: $1.4M
Group Chief Financial Officer, Member of Executive Board, Director and Member of Health, Safety & Security Committee
Age: 52
Total Annual Compensation: $791.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Merlin Entertainments plc Key Developments

Merlin Entertainments plc Presents at Barclays European Select Conference, Jun-10-2015

Merlin Entertainments plc Presents at Barclays European Select Conference, Jun-10-2015 . Venue: Vintage Inn, 6541 Washington Street, Yountvilla, CA 94599, United States.

Merlin Entertainments plc Approves Final Dividend for the Year Ended December 27, 2015

Merlin Entertainments plc AGM held on May 14, 2015, approved the final dividend of 4.2 pence per share in respect of the year ended 27 December 2014.

Merlin Entertainments plc Reports Revenue Results for the Eighteen Weeks Period Ended May 2, 2015

Merlin Entertainments plc reported revenue results for the eighteen weeks period ended May 2, 2015. For the period, revenue grew by 6.5%, on a constant currency basis, reflecting the positive like for like performance, the full period impact of new attractions and accommodation opened in 2014, and the contribution from sites opened in the period. Foreign exchange movements provided a mildly positive impact due to the geographic seasonality of the business, with trading during the period weighted more towards North America. This resulted in total reported revenue growth of 7.2%. Within the overall Group result, like for like revenue growth of 3.3% was driven primarily by favourable weather in Europe across the early season holiday periods, and good guest engagement with the new product and features across the estate.

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