The Marketing Group


£52.8m market cap

58p last close

The Marketing Group is building a global full-service marketing network. Each company within the group provides specialist marketing services brought together, within communities of practice, to form an international network that can address a global market.

Investment summary

The Marketing Group’s (TMG) Q118 update shows the group delivering sales broadly in line and EBITDA a little ahead of expectations through good cost control. This discipline should stand TMG in good stead as it builds its business both within the existing agencies and in potential further acquisitions. Our forecasts are unchanged on this update. With the TRUTH blockchain-enabled media agency continuing to garner high levels of industry interest, the scale of the discount of the rating to the peer group is looking increasingly anomalous.

Y/E Dec
Revenue (£m)
PBT (£m)
EPS (fd) (p)
P/E (x)
P/CF (x)
2018A 77.6 11.3 9.2 8.5 617.5 374.2
2019A 81.0 12.2 10.2 9.0 583.2 422.3
2020E 62.7 2.0 0.6 0.7 7498.6 1399.5
2021E 76.1 10.5 9.1 7.7 681.7 524.9
Share price graph
Balance sheet
Forecast net debt (£m) 8.3
Forecast gearing ratio (%) 9
Price performance
Actual (12.8) 11.5 (24.2)
Relative* (14.2) 6.3 (12.5)
52-week high/low €108.0/€36.0
*% relative to local index
Key management
Adam Graham CEO