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Ebiquity (EBQ)

Business description

Ebiquity is a leading, tech-enabled, independent marketing and media consultancy. It aims to help the world's biggest brands leverage data and analytics to drive greater transparency in the marketing ecosystem, to create more impactful customer experiences and to deliver greater returns on marketing investment.

Investment summary

Ebiquity’s year-end trading update indicates FY18 performance across both the continuing and the now-sold Advertising Intelligence businesses in line with management expectations. Given the delay and uncertainty over the disposal on the CMA referral, this is a solid outcome. FY19 will see some effect of overheads taking time to scale down following the AdIntel sale, which offsets underlying profit improvement. The core consulting business has good potential globally and the reinforced management team can now focus its efforts on driving growth and improving returns, aided by a strengthened balance sheet.

Last updated on 12/02/2019

Y/E Dec Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (fd) (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2016A 83.6 14.6 11.8 11.3 4.4 N/A
2017A 87.4 14.0 11.0 9.4 5.3 N/A
2018E 89.0 9.7 6.3 5.2 9.5 N/A
2019E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Last updated on 25/01/2019

Latest research

FY18 performance as anticipated

Flash note | Media | 12/02/2019

CMA clearance; trading news

Update | Media | 28/11/2018

US momentum

Update | Media | 25/09/2018

H1 progress in continuing business

Update | Media | 24/07/2018

AdIntel disposal faces additional scrutiny

Flash note | Media | 14/06/2018

Improving growth profile

Update | Media | 21/03/2018

Disposal of AdIntel

Flash note | Media | 14/02/2018

Providing clarity for advertisers

Outlook | Media | 26/09/2017

Executing the Growth Acceleration Plan

Update | Media | 29/03/2017

Pick-up in activity

Update | Media | 27/01/2017

Capitalising on its strengths

Outlook | Media | 28/09/2016

Reassuring trading update

Flash note | Media | 29/07/2016

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Industry outlook

The marketing sector continues to undergo considerable change, driven at least in part by issues of accountability and transparency, with both marketers and agencies finding their business models challenged. Ebiquity’s positioning as a leading independent media and marketing consultancy looks increasingly compelling. The group's growth acceleration plan aims to capitalise on its position to increase top-line growth on a more sustainable margin.

Last updated on 01/02/2019

Key management

Rob Woodward, Chairman
Michael Karg, CEO
Alan Newman, CFO

Company address

Citypoint, One Ropemaker Street
London
EC2Y 9AW
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7650 9600
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