Centaur Media (LSE: CAU)

Last close As at 22/05/2024


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Centaur Media is an international provider of business intelligence, learning and specialist consultancy. Its Xeim and The Lawyer business units serve the marketing and legal sectors respectively and offer customers a wide range of products and services targeted at helping them add value.

For the purposes of the Takeover Code, Edison is deemed to be connected with Centaur Media as a provider of paid-for research. Under Rule 20.1 Edison must not include any profit forecast, quantified financial benefits statement, asset valuation or estimate of other figures key to the offer, except to the extent that such forecasts, statements, valuations or estimates have been published prior to the offer period (as defined in the Takeover Code) by an offeror or the offeree company (as appropriate) in accordance with the requirements of the Code. Consequently we have removed our estimates until the offer period ends.

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Equity Analyst

Fiona Orford-Williams

Fiona Orford-Williams

Director, TMT

Key Management

  • Colin Jones


  • Longfield, Simon


  • Mukerji, Swagatam


Balance Sheet

Forecast net debt (£m)


Forecast gearing ratio (%)


Share Price Performance

Price Performance
% 1M 3M 12M
Actual (22.6) 5.3 (18.6)
Relative (28.2) (3.6) (25.1)
52 week high/low 53.0p/36.0p


Centaur has received a preliminary expression of interest from Waterland PE Investments, which may or may not lead to an offer being made. The group’s FY23 results marked the end of its MAP23 margin acceleration plan. This saw the adjusted EBITDA margin more than doubling over three years to 26%, ahead of the original 23% target, despite the unhelpful economic backdrop. The recent CMD set out the overarching strategy for the next period to FY27, with a mid-term revenue target of £60m, pre any M&A.

Y/E Dec Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2022A 38.4 8.1 5.9 3.1 12.9 6.3
2023A 37.3 9.7 7.6 4.4 9.1 5.6
2024E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2025E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A




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