Rank Group Plc

Rank Group Plc

Rank Group Plc

Overview
Date Founded

1995

Headquarters

TOR, Saint-Cloud Way, Maidenhead, SL6 8BN, GBR

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

10K

Industries

Casinos & Gaming
Entertainment

Company Description

Rank Group Plc engages in multi-channel gaming operations. It operates through the following business segments: Grosvenor Venues, Mecca Venues, UK Digital, Enracha and Central Costs. The Grosvenor Venues segment offers a range of casino table games such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and poker as well as electronic casino and slot machine games. The Mecca Venues segment comprises of bingo and slot games, and operates clubs under the Mecca brand. The Enracha segment offers bingo, electronic roulette and slot machine games, sports betting, food, drink, and live entertainment. The company was founded by Joseph Arthur Rank on February 20, 1937 and is headquartered in Maidenhead, United Kingdom.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director & Managing Director-Retail

Chief Financial Officer & Director

Secretary & General Counsel

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Transformation Officer

Director General

International Managing Director

Director of Digital & Cross-Channel Services

Board of Directors

Former Executive Director, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Rank Group Plc

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Guoco Group Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at Rank Group Plc

Former Chief Executive Officer at Ladbrokes Plc

Managing Director at Waitrose Ltd.

Executive Director & Managing Director-Retail at Rank Group Plc

Former Chief of Staff to Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Former Managing Director-Services Division at British Gas Ltd.

Chief Financial Officer at Rank Group Plc

Secretary & General Counsel at Rank Group Plc

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Aberforth is an active, value-oriented manager which aims to buy shares in companies that they calculate to be selling below their intrinsic value based on financial and industrial analysis, combined with a valuation approach that focuses on stock market and corporate worth. The firm performs fundamental research before reaching an investment decision, meeting regularly with small company management throughout the UK. The firm's Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust and Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund have diversified portfolios which aim to achieve a total return greater than the NSCI (XIC) over the long term by investing in a diversified portfolio of small UK quoted companies. They typically keep the Funds near fully invested in equities at all times and normally do not attempt to engage in market timing by holding high levels of liquidity.The Aberforth Geared Income Trust invests in a diversified portfolio of small UK quoted companies. Aberforth focuses on value investing and the portfolio reflects their desire to invest in companies whose shares represent relatively attractive value within a given stock market environment. The sectoral disposition of the portfolio results from a bottom-up stock selection process with no sectoral constraints. They regularly perform a top-down risk assessment.They assess value using a variety of financial and qualitative techniques, paying particular attention to companies that have profit and cash flow characteristics that are considered to be capable of generating long-term real returns for shareholders. To value potential investments, Aberforth emphasizes the ratio of total enterprise value to the earnings before interest, tax and amortization which a company generates.

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CAP is a boutique small-cap specialist manager which believes that smaller companies are under-researched relative to larger companies, making this part of the market inefficient in price terms.Their Small Companies Dividend Trust Plc seeks to provide high income and opportunity for capital growth by investing principally in small-cap listed UK companies.The objective of the Chelverton Growth Trust Plc is to provide capital growth through investment in listed and unlisted companies where it is believed that there is a likelihood of the shares becoming listed or traded on AIM or the investee company being sold. The firm aims to increase the net asset value per share at a higher rate than other quoted smaller company trusts and the FTSE All Share Index.The Athelney Trust Plc seeks to provide long-term capital growth by minimizing small-cap investment risks by spreading holdings over various industries and sectors.The ACDS Chelverton UK Equity Income Fund is an OEIC that combines equity income investing with the pricing inefficiencies of UK smaller companies. Fund managers sell stocks when the yield falls below 2.5 per cent.

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DeAM-SG is an active, research-oriented manager which invests in Asian emerging markets across all asset classes. They manage pooled products covering equity (Asia ex-Japan, Asia small-caps), fixed-income (Asia ex-Japan and global), balanced and regional funds (India and China).The firm believes that there is one increasingly global market and their investment process is based on a research-based understanding of global opportunities and inter-relationships. Aiming for depth and breadth, research is organized into a proprietary global platform drawing on the local expertise of regional teams and the specialist focus of worldwide sector teams.DeAM-SG is attentive to technical and academic advances. Portfolio construction emphasizes independent research and quantitative attribution. Stock selection is bottom-up and focuses on earnings growth. Valuation emphasizes CFROI.For domestic fixed-income investments, the firm follows an active top-down approach based on interest rate forecasts. They employ a bottom-up approach to select sector and securities for foreign fixed-income investments, while they utilize a top-down approach for market and currency allocation.

Recent Transactions
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Rank Group Plc, Rank Group Gaming Division Ltd. purchase 2016 Casinos Ltd. from Apollo Global Management LLC, 2016 GCG Ltd., Cerberus Capital Management LP, Park Square Capital LLP

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. purchase Rank Group Plc /Hard Rock Business (5) from Rank Group Plc

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Bourne Leisure Group Ltd. purchases Rank Group Plc /Holiday Division from Rank Group Plc

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Advised onRank Group Plc, Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. purchase Paramount Hotel Group LLC from Ian Schrager Hotels LLC

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Advised onThe Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. purchase Rank Group Plc /Hard Rock Business (5) from Rank Group Plc

Attorney

Advised onThe Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. purchase Rank Group Plc /Hard Rock Business (5) from Rank Group Plc

Attorney

Advised onThe Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. purchase Rank Group Plc /Hard Rock Business (5) from Rank Group Plc

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Jones Day

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Partner at DLA Piper

Legal Advisor

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Clients

WDI Corp. engages in the restaurant business. It operates restaurants under the names Capricciosa, Wolfgang's Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener, Tony Roma's, Hard Rock Cafe, Eggs'n Things, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Sarabeth's, Tim Ho Wan, Buvette, Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Gen, California Pizza Kitchen, Century Court Marunouchi, Stone Burg, Breeze of Tokyo, Inakaya, Aquavit, Primi Baci, Taormina, TR Fire Grill, Appetito, Kyogyu-so, Romespa Balboa, Utsuke and Rest Area. It also engages in the business of bridal planning and operational services. The company was founded on April 9, 1954 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$621M
Total Enterprise Value
$758M
Earnings Per Share
$0.09
Revenue
$691M
Net Profit
$35.9M
Total Equity
$396M
EBITDAMargin
16.17%
Enterprise Value Sales
1.1x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.78x
TEVNet Income
21.11x
Debt TEV
0.08x
Total Debt
$59.6M
EBITDA
$112M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.46%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3%
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