Merlin Entertainments

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Merlin Entertainments is a company operating visitor attraction places. It operates midway attractions under SEA LIFE, The Dungeons, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Madame Tussauds, Peppa Pig World of Play, Shrek’s Adventure! London, The Bear Grylls Adventure, The London Eye, The Blackpool Tower Eye, The Sydney Tower Eye, Little BIG City Berlin, Little BIG City Bejing, WILD LIFE, Otway Fly, and Illawarra Fly brands. The company also operates resort theme parks, such as Alton Towers Resort, Chessington World of Adventure Resort, Gardaland Resort, Heide Park Resort, THORPE PARK Resort, and Warwick Castle. In addition, Merlin Entertainments runs hotels and holiday villages.
TypePrivate
Founded1999
HQPoole, GB
Websitemerlinentertainments.biz
Employee Ratings3.5

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)28,000(-3%)
Job Openings2
Revenue (FY, 2019)£1.7 B
Share Price (Oct 2017)£3.8
Cybersecurity ratingDMore
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Key People/Management at Merlin Entertainments

Nick Varney

Nick Varney

CEO
Fiona Eastwood

Fiona Eastwood

Chief Operating Officer, Midway Attractions Group
Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

Chief Development Officer
John Jakobsen

John Jakobsen

Chief Operating Officer, LEGOLAND Resorts Group
Matt Jowett

Matt Jowett

Chief Corporate Officer
Justin Platt

Justin Platt

Chief Strategy Officer
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Merlin Entertainments Office Locations

Merlin Entertainments has an office in Poole
Poole, GB (HQ)
Link House, 25 West St
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Merlin Entertainments Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1999
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Merlin Entertainments Revenue

Merlin Entertainments's revenue was reported to be £1.74 b in FY, 2019 which is a 3% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2019)

1.7b

Revenue growth (FY, 2018 - FY, 2019), %

3%

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

1.4b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

81.8%

Net income (FY, 2019)

122.0m

EBITDA (FY, 2019)

496.0m

EBIT (FY, 2019)

231.0m

Cash (28-Dec-2019)

160.0m
Annual
GBPFY, 2019

Revenue

1.7b

Revenue growth, %

3%

Cost of goods sold

317.0m

Gross profit

1.4b
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019

Revenue

763.0m

Cost of goods sold

139.0m

Gross profit

624.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

82%
Annual
GBPFY, 2019

Cash

160.0m

Accounts Receivable

37.0m

Prepaid Expenses

45.0m

Inventories

54.0m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019

Cash

134.0m

Inventories

61.0m

Current Assets

365.0m

PP&E

2.2b
Annual
GBPFY, 2019

Net Income

122.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

265.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

460.0m

Purchases of PP&E

(379.0m)
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019

Net Income

66.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

112.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

208.0m

Purchases of PP&E

(162.0m)
GBPH1, 2019

Revenue/Employee

26.3k

Debt/Equity

1.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

2.9 x
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Merlin Entertainments Operating Metrics

Merlin Entertainments's Rooms was reported to be 4.5 k in FY, 2019.
H1, 2019FY, 2019

Countries

25

Hotels

20

Rooms

4.49 k

Visitors

30.8 m67 m
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Merlin Entertainments Revenue Breakdown

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Merlin Entertainments revenue breakdown by business segment: 38.9% from Midway Attractions, 38.6% from LEGOLAND Parks and 22.4% from Resort Theme Parks

Merlin Entertainments revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 15.6% from Asia Pacific, 27.5% from North America, 24.7% from Continental Europe and 32.2% from United Kingdom

Merlin Entertainments Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

D

66/100

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Merlin Entertainments Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Merlin Entertainments Online and Social Media Presence

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Merlin Entertainments News and Updates

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Merlin Entertainments plc Announces Required Consents Received in Connection with the Consent Solicitation Relating to Its Outstanding: US$400,000,000 5¾% Senior Notes due 2026; Regulation S Notes: CUSIP G6019WSS8, ISIN USG6019WSS81; Rule 144A Notes: CUSIP 59010QAB2, ISIN US59010QAB23 (the "Notes")

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Merlin Entertainments plc (the "Issuer") today announced that its solicitation (the "Solicitation") of consents (the "Consents") from holders of the Notes has been successful and that on September 17, 2019, the Issuer obtained the required consents...

Madame Tussauds owner Merlin Entertainments soars on $7.5 billion deal

The world’s second largest theme-park operator (TICKER:UK:MERL) , behind Walt Disney, which also runs Legoland Parks recommended the offer from Lego’s founding family, private-equity firm Blackstone, and Canadian pension fund CPPIB.

Legoland owner Merlin Entertainments accepts £4.8bn takeover offer

Legoland and Madame Tussauds owner Merlin Entertainments today said it has accepted a £4.8bn takeover offer led by the owners [...] The post Legoland owner Merlin Entertainments accepts £4.8bn takeover offer appeared first on CityAM.
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Merlin Entertainments Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Merlin Entertainments founded?

    Merlin Entertainments was founded in 1999.

  • Who are Merlin Entertainments key executives?

    Merlin Entertainments's key executives are Nick Varney, Fiona Eastwood and Mark Fisher.

  • How many employees does Merlin Entertainments have?

    Merlin Entertainments has 28,000 employees.

  • What is Merlin Entertainments revenue?

    Latest Merlin Entertainments annual revenue is £1.7 b.

  • What is Merlin Entertainments revenue per employee?

    Latest Merlin Entertainments revenue per employee is £62.1 k.

  • Who are Merlin Entertainments competitors?

    Competitors of Merlin Entertainments include Tripplanners, ZUZU Hospitality Solutions and Europe Incoming.

  • Where is Merlin Entertainments headquarters?

    Merlin Entertainments headquarters is located at Link House, 25 West St, Poole.

  • Where are Merlin Entertainments offices?

    Merlin Entertainments has an office in Poole.

  • How many offices does Merlin Entertainments have?

    Merlin Entertainments has 1 office.