Last 388.40 GBp
Change Today +1.40 / 0.36%
Volume 1.0M
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william hill plc (WMH) Snapshot

Open
389.00 GBp
Previous Close
387.00 GBp
Day High
392.00 GBp
Day Low
387.00 GBp
52 Week High
02/23/15 - 397.70 GBp
52 Week Low
04/17/14 - 314.60 GBp
Market Cap
3.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
4.1M
EPS TTM
0.23 GBp
Shares Outstanding
877.0M
EX-Date
04/30/15
P/E TM
16.6x
Dividend
13.56 GBp
Dividend Yield
3.40%
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william hill plc (WMH) Details

William Hill PLC provides sports betting and gaming services in the United Kingdom. It operates in Retail, Online, Telephone, US, Australia, and Other segments. The company operates various licensed betting offices that provide a range of betting and gaming services, including horse racing, greyhound racing, and football betting, as well as electronic gaming, primarily roulette and slots. It also operates williamhill.com, an online betting and gaming business that offers customers with various products consisting of sports betting, casino, poker, bingo, and financial betting products. In addition, the company provides telephone betting services, such as bet in-play betting and live race commentary services, as well as on-course betting and greyhound stadia operations. William Hill PLC offers online and telephone sports betting under the Centrebet, Sportingbet, and tomwaterhouse.com brands. The company owns and operates 2,390 licensed betting shops. William Hill PLC was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

16,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
Founded in 1934

william hill plc (WMH) Top Compensated Officers

Group Finance Director and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 380.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

william hill plc (WMH) Key Developments

William Hill plc Reports Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014; Approves Final Dividend Payable on 5 June 2015; Provides Tax Rate Guidance for the Year 2015

William Hill plc reported audited consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported net profit attributable to equity holders of the parent of £206.3 million or 23.4 cents per diluted share compared to net profit attributable to equity holders of the parent of £211.2 million or 24.7 cents per diluted share reported in the same period last year. Net revenue was £1,609.3 million against £1,486.5 million reported last year. Operating profit was £372.2 million against £335.0 million reported last year. Pre-exceptional profit before tax was £317.3 million against £279.8 million reported last year. Profit before tax was £233.9 million against £257.0 million reported last year. The Group generated £368 million of cash inflow from operating activities in 2014, up £100 million on £268 million reported in the prior year. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was £29.1 million against £49.6 million reported last year. The Group spent £74.6 million on capital investment during the year below the prior year total of £84.6 million. net debt for covenant purposes stood at £603 million at 30 December 2014 against £796 million reported at 31 December 2013. The Board of William Hill plc has approved a final dividend of 8.2 pence per share, giving a full year dividend of 12.2 pence per share compared to 11.6 pence per share in 2013, an increase of 5%. It is payable on 5 June 2015, the ex-dividend date is 30 April 2015 and the record date is 1 May 2015. Looking ahead, the Group expects that the pre-exceptional effective tax rate on profit for 2015 will be around 19% and the cash tax effective rate will be 20%.

William Hill Seeks Acquisitions

James Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of William Hill plc (LSE:WMH) said that the company wants to be able to bolt on acquisitions quickly and easily and it is keeping its options open for routes to international expansion.

bwin.party's Sale Talks Reportedly Off

Talks regarding potential sale of bwin.party digital entertainment plc (LSE:BPTY) are known to have stopped. William Hill plc (LSE:WMH), Amaya, Inc. (TSX:AYA) and Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC) were known to be interested in acquiring bwin.party. bwin.party’s shares tumbled to 83.55 pence on February 13, 2015.

 

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