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Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL.L)

MERL.L on London Stock Exchange

360.90GBp
11 Dec 2017
Change (% chg)

1.80 (+0.50%)
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Merlin targets New York for its third Legoland park in North America
Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 

Oct 26 (Reuters) - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC ::‍MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS ANNOUNCES LEGOLAND® NEW YORK​.‍IT WILL OPEN A LEGOLAND PARK IN NEW YORK, ITS THIRD IN NORTH AMERICA​.‍EXPECTED TO OPEN IN 2020 AND IDEALLY POSITIONED WITHIN A TWO-HOUR CATCHMENT OF 23 MILLION PEOPLE​.‍RESORT IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE MORE THAN 1,000 JOBS IN ADDITION TO 800 CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN ITS DEVELOPMENT​.‍HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO OPEN A LEGOLAND PARK IN SOUTH KOREA AND THERE ARE PLANS FOR FURTHER PARKS IN CHINA​.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments enters partnership with Entertainment One
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 

Oct 17 (Reuters) - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC ::MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS ENTERS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE TO DEVELOP NEW PEPPA PIG ATTRACTIONS​.CO TO HAVE EXCLUSIVE MULTI-TERRITORY RIGHTS TO ROLL OUT NEW ATTRACTION FORMATS, THEMED ACCOMMODATION, INCLUDING PEPPA PIG.‍DEAL COVERS ALL TERRITORIES EXCLUDING UK AND IN CHINA, RIGHTS WILL BE LICENSED TO MERLIN ON A NON-EXCLUSIVE BASIS​.EXPECTS TO OPEN IN-PARK AREAS IN 2 RESORT THEME PARKS IN 2018; EXPECTED FIRST STANDALONE ATTRACTION WILL OPEN IN 2019​.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments says not talking to SeaWorld about a deal
Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 

Oct 11 (Reuters) - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC ::MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS STATEMENT REGARDING SEAWORLD.CONFIRM THAT MERLIN IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY DISCUSSIONS THAT MIGHT LEAD TO ACQUISITION OF SEAWORLD OR ITS CONSTITUENT PARTS - SPOKESPERSON.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments responds to rollercoaster crash fine
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016 

Merlin Entertainments Plc : CEO: "We were always aware that we would end up here today facing a substantial penalty, as has been delivered by court today" .CEO: "From beginning company has accepted full responsibility for terrible accident at Alton Towers".  Full Article

UK's Merlin says recent trading shows continuation of trends
Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 

Merlin Entertainments : Group revenue grew by 5.3 percent to 573 million stg . H1 pretax profit 50 million stg versus 49 million stg year ago . Interim dividend 2.2 pence per share . Good progress towards 2020 strategic milestones . Recent trading would suggest continuation of trends experienced year to date . Further recovery within Resort Theme Park estate and continued growth within Legoland parks . Midway trading performance is expected to remain subdued reflecting our cautious view on any near term improvement in London market . Anticipate full year earnings per share in line with current expectations . Our reported results, if current exchange rates prevail, should benefit from a positive translational impact .We are confident in delivery of significant year on year profit growth.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments trading in line with expectations, London "challenging"
Thursday, 19 May 2016 

Merlin Entertainments : Group trading year to date has been broadly in line with expectations . Reflects continuation of key trends underlying the 2015 result . Market conditions in London remain challenging despite recent favourable movements in foreign exchange rates .New rides and features opened so far this season, as well as our three new Midway attractions, well received and we are encouraged by early guest feedback.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments PLC appoints Chief Financial Officer
Tuesday, 16 Feb 2016 

Merlin Entertainments PLC:Announces that it has agreed the appointment of Anne-Françoise Nesmes to the Board as Chief Financial Officer, with effect from 1 August 2016.Says Nesmes will succeed Andrew Carr, whose intention to retire was announced in January.  Full Article

UPDATE 1-Just Eat to join top table of British business

* Babcock, ConvaTec, Merlin demoted from index (Updates with confirmed index changes from FTSE Russell on Wednesday)