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Ardent Leisure Group Ltd (ALG)

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ALG's Principal Activity is the invest in and operate leisure and entertainment businesses in Australia and the United States of America.

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ASX Rank 402 of 2,415
Sector Rank 33 of 149

Key Fundamentals

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Sector Consumer Cyclical
Similar Companies CCX / PFP / TPW
EPS -$0.084
DPS $0.00
Book Value Per Share $0.27

Broker Consensus

ALG is not covered by a major broker, or data from most recent compilation was omitted due to not meeting QA guidelines.


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Corporate Overview

Ardent Leisure Group (ALG) is an owner and operator of leisure and entertainment assets across Australia and the United States. ALG's business segment includes US Entertainment Centres and Australian Theme parks.

Incorporation Details

Incorporated By Trust Deed in NSW dated 06/02/1998. Name changed to Macquarie Leisure Trust on 03/08/1999. Name changed to Macquarie Leisure Trust Group (MLE) on 23/06/2003. Code changed to Ardent Leisure Group (AAD) on 1/9/2009.

Corporate Details

Head Office North Sydney NSW 2060
Registry Link Market Services
Auditor Ernst & Young
Date Listed 30 Nov 2018

Upcoming Calendar (Forecasted)

Date Event
25/08/2022 Report (Prelim)
24/02/2023 Report (Interim)

Dividend History

DPS and Yield calculations use the Pay Date.

Ex-Date Amount Franking Gross Type Payable
No dividends paid.

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Directors & Management

Directors & Management

Name Title Since Bio
Ms Erin Wallace Non-Executive Director Nov 2021

Ms Erin Wallace

Non-Executive Director

Ms Wallace has experience as a senior executive in operations management, the hospitality and theme park industries and business process improvement. Almost 30 years of this experience was gained at The Walt Disney Company across various roles, including as Executive Vice President of Operations Strategy, Planning and Revenue Management, working with all of Disney Parks' domestic and international sites. Ms. Wallace was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Mr Chris Todd General Counsel,Company Secretary Jan 2021
Dr Gary Hilton Weiss Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman Sep 2017

Dr Gary Hilton Weiss

Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman

Dr Weiss is Chairman of Estia Health Limited and Cromwell Property Group and a Non-Executive Director of Thorney Opportunities Limited and Heartsand Minds Investments Limited. Dr Weiss was appointed a Member (AM) ofthe Order of Australia in 2019 and is also a Commissioner ofthe Australian Rugby League Commission. He was formerly Chairman of Ridley Corporation Limited, ClearView Wealth Limited and Coats Group Pic, is a former executive director of Whitlam, Turnbull & Co and Guinness Peat Group pic and sat on the board of Westfield Holdings Limited, Premier Investments Limited, Pro-Pac Packaging Limited, The Straits Trading Company Limited and a number of other public companies. Dr Weiss has also been involved in managing large businesses with operations in many regions including Europe, China and India and is familiar with investments across a wide range of industries, corporate finance and private equity type deals. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, a Barrister and Solicitor oft he Supreme Court of Victoria and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He is Chair of the Safety & Risk Review Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Remuneration & Nomination Committee. He is also Chairman of Ardent Leisure US Holding Inc, the parent entity for Main Event Entertainment. Former listed directorships held by him in the last three years include as Premier Investments Limited (11 March 1994 to 28 July 2018) Ridley Corporation Limited (21 June 2010 to 26 August 2020) The Straits Trading Company Limited (1 June 2014 to 30 September 2020)

Mr Carl Bradford (Brad) Richmond Non-Executive Director Sep 2017

Mr Carl Bradford (Brad) Richmond

Non-Executive Director

Mr Richmond is a Certified Public Accountant with 37 years' experience in finance, operations and strategic planning in the full-service restaurant industry in North America. He recently held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Darden Restaurants Inc., the world's largest full-service restaurant company operating multiple brands including Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Season's 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's, Yard House and Bahama Breeze. Prior to this position, Brad held a number of other roles at Darden including Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller and Senior Vice President, Brand Financial Leader at various Darden brands. Before joining Darden, he was a senior auditor with Price Waterhouse & Co. He is also a director of Ardent Leisure US Holding Inc, the parent entity for Main Event Entertainment. He is is Chair of the Main Event Committee.

Mr Randy Garfield Non-Executive Director Aug 2017

Mr Randy Garfield

Non-Executive Director

During his 50 year travel industry career, Mr Garfield spent over 30 years working in senior executive roles specialising in global marketing and sales, sponsorship development and sales operations. As Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Travel Operations at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, he led the worldwide sales, convention services, resort contact centres and distribution marketing efforts for the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney, Aulani-a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii and Golden Oak. Throughout his 20+ year Disney career, he also served as President of Walt Disney Travel Company, one of the largest tour operators in the USA. Prior to joining Disney, He also served as Vice President of Sales for Universal Studios Hollywood starting in 1986 where he helped generate record attendance and trail blazed the launch of Universal Studios Florida by crafting their pre-opening sales plan. He moved to Orlando in summer 1989 as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales/Chief Marketing Officer and led the business through its pre-opening launch and for the following three years during which he also served in a key role on the team which formulated the expansion plan including a second theme park as well as hotels and a massive retail, dining and entertainment complex. Randy's current directorships include Rocky Mountaineer, Destination Canada, Saudi Tourism Authority and Family Travel Association. Previous board roles include the US Travel Association (Chairman), Brand USA, Visit California, Visit Florida and Visit Orlando where he served as the longest tenured Chair. He is an inductee into the US Travel Hall of Leaders, and has been recognised three times as one of the most extraordinary sales and marketing minds by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International. He is a member of the Safety & Risk Review Committee.

Mr Geoff Richardson Chief Financial Officer,Interim Chief Executive Officer Jul 2017
Mr Edward David Haslingden Non-Executive Director,Lead Independent Director Jul 2015

Mr Edward David Haslingden

Non-Executive Director,Lead Independent Director

Mr Haslingden brings to the Board considerable international business experience, particularly in North America and Europe. He is a director and major shareholder of RACAT Group, a company that owns and operates several media and mobile games companies in Australia and overseas. He is also Chairman of the Australian Geographic Society. Previously, He was Chairman and a non-executive director of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fox Networks Group and Chief Executive of Fox International Channels. He is also Chair of the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation. David was appointed Lead Independent Director in May 2018. He is also a member ofthe Safety & Risk Review Committee.

Greg Yong CEO - Theme Parks N/A
Darin Harper Group Chief Financial Officer N/A
Chris Morris President and CEO - Main Event N/A

Director Transactions

ALG directors must report any change in shareholding to the ASX within 5 business days.

See Director Transactions for all ASX companies.

Date Director Type Amount Price Value Notes
22/10/21 Carl Richmond Buy +68,853 $1.45 $99,836 On-market trade
13/09/21 Randy Garfield Buy +25,000 $1.57 $39,250 On-market trade
17/03/21 Carl Richmond Buy +251,550 $0.798 $200,736 On-market trade
10/03/21 Carl Richmond Buy +190,000 $0.644 $122,322 On-market trade
02/03/21 Gary Weiss Buy +500,000 $0.629 $314,500 On-market trade
20/11/19 Randy Garfield Buy +30,000 $1.18 $35,400 On-market trade
15/11/19 Gary Weiss Sell +25,205,509 $1.18 ($29,742,501) Ceased association with an entity
30/08/19 Edward Haslingden Buy +192,307 $1.03 $198,076 On-market trade
24/06/19 Gary Weiss Buy +1,091,375 $1.022 $1,115,276 On-market trade
13/06/19 Gary Weiss Buy +2,500,000 $1.128 $2,818,750 On-market trade
29/05/19 Gary Weiss Buy +2,000,000 $1.24 $2,480,000 On-market trade

Director Interests

The current holdings of ALG directors.

Director Last Notice Direct Shares Indirect Shares Options Convertibles
Erin Wallace 10/11/2021 0 N/A N/A N/A
Carl Richmond 22/10/2021 820,403 N/A N/A N/A
Randy Garfield 13/09/2021 55,000 N/A N/A N/A
Edward Haslingden 30/06/2021 N/A 523,980 N/A N/A
Gary Weiss 30/06/2021 N/A 45,844,317 N/A N/A

Shareholder Info

Top 20 Shareholders

Data supplied by Morningstar and accurate on Aug 24, 2021.

It's not possible to publish a real-time Top 20 Shareholder list. Companies are not obliged to report this data (with the exception of Substantial Shareholders above 5%). If a company chooses to publish the data, it's usually once a year in their Annual Report.

All data is manually compiled so there might be a delay between the Annual Report being published and the data appearing on Market Index (<7 days for ASX 300 and up to 30 days for micro-caps).

Name Shares Capital
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 78,405,872 16.34%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 59,144,590 12.33%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 54,148,168 11.29%
Kayaal Pty Ltd 22,672,159 4.73%
Portfolio Services Pty Ltd 21,277,233 4.44%
UBS Nominees Pty Ltd 19,387,452 4.04%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited A/C 2 12,527,165 2.61%
National Nominees Limited 12,174,454 2.54%
Bnp Paribas Noms Pty Ltd 10,853,251 2.26%
Netwealth Investments Limited 10,694,330 2.23%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd 6,497,886 1.35%
Ragusa Pty Ltd 4,139,794 0.86%
Ragusa Pty Ltd I 2,910,409 0.61%
Bond Street Custodians Limited 2,100,000 0.44%
One Managed Invt Funds Ltd 2,045,167 0.43%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd I 2,037,458 0.42%
Palm Villa Pty Ltd 2,000,000 0.42%
Deemco Pty Limited 1,780,000 0.37%
Cs Fourth Nominees Pty Limited 1,438,509 0.30%
Mr Shane Newman Abel 1,320,000 0.28%

Shareholder Distribution

As reported in the most recent Annual Report.

Holding Size 1 - 1,000 1,001 - 5,000 5,001 - 10,000 10,001 - 100,000 100,001+ Total
No. of Shareholders 2,281 3,577 1,663 2,550 224 10,295

Substantial Shareholders

A substantial shareholder is a person or entity that owns 5% or more of the voting shares in a company. Shares can be held through multiple entities, so the Substantial Shareholders list differs from the Top 20 Shareholders list.

Shareholding changes less than 1% do not require notification to the market. When all “Last Notice” dates are identical, it suggests that no (or minimal) change has occurred since the most recent Annual Report.

Name Last Notice Total Shares Shares Held (%)
Yarra Management Nominees Pty Ltd 24/08/2021 61,085,831 12.73
FIL Limited 24/08/2021 47,970,601 10.00
The Ariadne Substantial Holder Group 24/08/2021 45,344,317 9.45
Wilson Asset Management Group 16/03/2022 41,958,985 8.75
River Capital Pty Ltd 05/05/2022 27,345,475 5.70

Shareholders Buying

12 month transaction history compiled from ASX announcements.

Date Name Bought Previous % New %
05-05-22 River Capital Pty Ltd 27,345,475 -- 5.70
16-03-22 Wilson Asset Management Group 5,402,037 7.62 8.75
14-12-21 Wilson Asset Management Group 5,580,354 6.46 7.62
16-08-21 Wilson Asset Management Group 5,682,107 6.77 7.96
11-06-21 Wilson Asset Management Group 6,593,986 5.40 6.77

Shareholders Selling

12 month transaction history compiled from ASX announcements.

Date Name Sold Previous % New %
30-09-21 Wilson Asset Management Group 7,189,200 7.96 6.46

Historical Data

Share Price History

Date Close Change %Chg Open High Low Volume Turnover

Historical Data

Year Closing Price Last Trade
2021 $0.96 30 June
2020 $0.39 30 June
2019 $1.05 28 June
ALG Historical Price Data (CSV)
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