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									Daily Mail & General Trust plc

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Daily Mail & General Trust plc                                                    Financial Snapshot

                                                                                  Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                       Northcliffe House, London, W8 5TT,United   The company reported revenues of US$3,027.69
Headquarters Address
                                       Kingdom                                    million during 2010, with a CARC of -6.90% during
                                                                                  2006–2010. Its revenue declined at an annual rate of
Telephone                               + 44 20 79386747
                                                                                  6.05% over the previous fiscal year. In 2010, the
                                                                                  company recorded an operating margin of 11.53%, as
Fax                                     + 44 20 79384626                          against -7.82% in 2009.

Website                                www.dmgt.co.uk
                                                                                  Revenue and Margins
                                       DMGO, London Stock Exchange
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange          (LON)DMGT, London Stock Exchange
                                       (LON)

Number of Employees                    14,764

Fiscal Year End                        October

Revenue (in US$ million)               3,027.69

Revenue (in GBP million)               1,968.00




                                                                                  Return on Equity
SWOT Analysis
                                                                                  The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
Strengths                              Weaknesses                                 188.85% for 2010, as compared to its peers, Trinity
                                                                                  Mirror plc (Ticker: TNI), Johnston Press plc (Ticker:
Diversified Business Segments          Declining Market Share in Sector           JPR) and Reed Elsevier PLC (Ticker: REL), which
                                                                                  recorded ROEs of 16.67%, 8.77% and 0.00%
                                                                                  respectively. The company reported a net profit
Strong Foothold in the UK Print Media Limited Liquidity Position
                                                                                  margin of 11.53% in 2010.

Strong Growth Prospects                Poor Operational Performance
                                                                                  Return on Equity
Opportunities                          Threats

Increased Online Advertising           Decreases in Circulation

Trends in Content Delivery             Digitization




                                                                                  Liquidity Position

                                                                                  The company reported a current ratio of 0.61 in 2010,
                                                                                  as compared to its peers, Trinity Mirror plc, Johnston
                                                                                  Press plc and Reed Elsevier PLC, which recorded
                                                                                  current ratios of 0.82, 1.20 and 0.00 respectively. As
                                                                                  of October 2010, the company recorded cash and
                                                                                  short-term investments of worth US$104.62 million,
                                                                                  against US$22.00 million current debt. The company
                                                                                  reported a debt to equity ratio of 8.36 in 2010 as
                                                                                  compared to its peers, Trinity Mirror plc, Johnston
                                                                                  Press plc and Reed Elsevier PLC, which recorded
                                                                                  debt to equity ratios of 0.54, 0.97 and 0.00
                                                                                  respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................14
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................15
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 16
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ...........................................................................................................................16
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 18
5     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 19
    5.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................19
    5.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................19
    5.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................19
    5.4       Opportunities .........................................
								
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