National Express

National Express (NEX)

Company name:National Express
Company Description:Buses: High-frequency urban bus services operating primarily in Birmingham and accross the West Midlands. Also operator of the Midland Metro light-rail service. Trains: Nine train operating companies provide a range of intercity urban and rural passenger train services and train maintenance operation. Coaches: Extensive and integrated network of scheduled and contracted coach services in three business segments - UK express coaches, airport services and European coaching. USA: Private operator of student transportation bus services, public transit bus services and demand-response services. Australia: Private operator of public transport in Australia. Provides bus services in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, and train operations in Melbourne and across the State of Victoria
EPIC:NEXTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:F25FISIN:GB0006215205
Market Segment:STMMShare Type:DE
WWW Address:http://www.nationalexpressgroup.com/Description:ORD 5P
Industry Sector:TRAVEL & LEISURE
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 366.60 .advfn.com/imagesnew/2/gb/down -1.8 [-0.49] 366.60 367.40 360.00 370.80 360.00 358,003
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 1,876.03 511.74 0.14 23.00 12.28 15.94 3.35 391.00 - 332.40

National Express Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.1,876.03m
Shares In Issue511.74m
Prev. Close368.40
PE Ratio15.94 
Dividend Yield3.35%
EPS - basic23.00p
Dividend PS12.28p
Dividend Cover1.87 
Cash Flow PS61.87p
Return On Equity (ROE)10.59%
Operating Margin6.48%
PEG Factor1.59 
EPS Growth Rate10.05%
Dividends PS Growth Rate8.67%
Net Debt1,991.30m
Gross Gearing67.23%
Quick Assets767.60m
Net Working Capital-401.90m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets58.61%
Turnover PS411.09p
Pre-Tax Profit PS26.63p
Retained Profit PS11.39p
Cash PS62.16p
Net Cash PS-171.26p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-86.33p
Net Asset Value PS219.94p
Spread0.80 (0.22%) 

National Express Balance Sheet

LSE:NEX:Liabilities+EQLSE:NEX:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week388.80360.00
4 weeks391.00360.00
12 weeks391.00353.50
1 year391.00332.40

Share Price Chart (5 years)

National Express Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week388.80-22.20-5.71360.000.56373.30
4 weeks379.70-13.10-3.45360.000.40378.94
12 weeks367.10-0.50-0.14353.500.54370.83
26 weeks355.7010.903.06338.600.55363.30
1 year339.8026.807.89332.400.69360.46
3 years265.20101.4038.24252.800.64331.91
5 years214.30152.3071.07189.200.66292.47

National Express Key Management Ratios

National Express Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio13.04 
PE Ratio15.94 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.63 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)1.19 
Dividend Yield3.35%
Market-to-Book Ratio1.70 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS13.76 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS32.18 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS5.93 
Price-to-Sales PS0.89 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-4.43 
Price-to-Cash PS5.90 
Net Working Capital PS-78.54 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS-4.67%
Earnings Yield6.27%
Average PE18.97 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average84.01%

National Express Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio49.76%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.99 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-2.64 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.59 
Net Gearing57.97%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)105.57%
Gross Gearing67.23%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)122.43%
Gearing Under 1 Year34.78%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)63.33%
Assets/Equity3.05 
Cash/Equity28.26 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets-11.70%
Current Ratio0.66 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)0.64 
Liquidity Ratio0.27 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets40.13%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value2,691.53m
CFO/Sales0.15 
CFO/Attributable Profit2.70 
CFO/Assets0.09 
CFO/Debt0.14 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value1.23 
Total Debt/Sales1.10 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit16.94 
Total Debt2,309.40m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets-5.75%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth25.63%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth14.28%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs7 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
0.13780.0753

National Express Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)6.08%
Return On Assets (ROA)3.96%
Net Profit Margin5.57%
Assets Turnover0.71 
Return On Equity (ROE)10.59%
Return On Investment (ROI)5.82%
Dividend Payout Ratio53.39%
Plowback Ratio46.61%
Growth from Plowback Ratio5.68%
Net Income Of Revenues2.77%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover2.19 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.88 
Current Assets Turnover3.65 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover88.58 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales1.41 
Debtors-to-Sales17.30%
Debt Collection Period63.15Days

National Express Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
27 Jul 2017InterimGBX4.2630/12/201630/06/201731/08/201701/09/201722/09/2017-
23 Feb 2017FinalGBX8.4131/12/201531/12/201627/04/201728/04/201719/05/201712.28
28 Jul 2016InterimGBX3.8730/12/201530/06/201601/09/201602/09/201623/09/2016-
25 Feb 2016FinalGBX7.6431/12/201431/12/201528/04/201629/04/201620/05/201611.30
29 Jul 2015InterimGBX3.6930/12/201430/06/201502/09/201503/09/201525/09/2015-
27 Feb 2015FinalGBX6.9531/12/201331/12/201430/04/201501/05/201522/05/201510.30
30 Jul 2014InterimGBX3.3530/12/201330/06/201403/09/201405/09/201419/09/2014-
27 Feb 2014FinalGBX6.7531/12/201231/12/201330/04/201402/05/201423/05/201410.00
24 Jul 2013InterimGBX3.2530/12/201230/06/201304/09/201306/09/201320/09/2013-
28 Feb 2013FinalGBX6.6031/12/201131/12/201224/04/201326/04/201317/05/20139.75
26 Jul 2012InterimGBX3.1530/12/201130/06/201205/09/201207/09/201221/09/2012-
29 Feb 2012FinalGBX6.5031/12/201031/12/201125/04/201227/04/201218/05/20129.50
28 Jul 2011InterimGBX3.0030/12/201030/06/201107/09/201109/09/201123/09/2011-
24 Feb 2011FinalGBX6.0031/12/200931/12/201024/04/201126/04/201113/05/20116.00
25 Feb 2010FinalGBX-31/12/200831/12/2009----
26 Feb 2009FinalGBX10.0031/12/200731/12/200817/06/200919/06/200903/07/200922.72
31 Jul 2008InterimGBX12.7230/06/200730/06/200810/09/200812/09/200826/09/2008-
28 Feb 2008FinalGBX26.4031/12/200631/12/200723/04/200825/04/200809/05/200837.96
26 Jul 2007InterimGBX11.5630/06/200630/06/200712/09/200714/09/200728/09/2007-
25 Feb 2007FinalGBX24.0031/12/200531/12/200625/04/200727/04/200704/05/200734.75
28 Sep 2006InterimGBX10.7530/12/200530/06/200604/10/200606/10/200620/10/2006-
09 Mar 2006FinalGBX22.2531/12/200431/12/200526/04/200628/04/200626/05/200632.25
28 Jul 2005InterimGBX10.0030/12/200430/06/200507/09/200509/09/200507/10/2005-
24 Feb 2005FinalGBX20.6531/12/200331/12/200406/04/200508/04/200506/05/200530.00
29 Jul 2004InterimGBX9.3530/12/200330/06/200401/09/200403/09/200401/10/2004-
26 Feb 2004FinalGBX17.5031/12/200231/12/200307/04/200413/04/200407/05/200426.00
11 Sep 2003InterimGBX8.5030/12/200230/06/200324/09/200326/09/200317/10/2003-
13 Mar 2003FinalGBX16.4031/12/200131/12/200220/04/200322/04/200316/05/200324.50
17 Sep 2002InterimGBX8.1030/12/200130/06/200225/09/200227/09/200218/10/2002-
20 Mar 2002FinalGBX14.7031/12/200031/12/200103/04/200205/04/200203/05/200222.00
12 Sep 2001InterimGBX7.3030/12/200030/06/200119/09/200121/09/200119/10/2001-
21 Mar 2001FinalGBX14.2031/12/199931/12/200004/04/200106/04/200104/05/200120.70
05 Sep 2000InterimGBX6.5030/12/199930/06/200025/09/200029/09/200027/10/2000-
14 Mar 2000FinalGBX12.4531/12/199831/12/199927/03/200031/03/200005/05/200018.20
09 Sep 1999InterimGBX5.7530/12/199830/06/199920/09/199924/09/199922/10/1999-
18 Mar 1999FinalGBX11.3031/12/199731/12/199829/03/199906/04/199907/05/199916.00
10 Sep 1998InterimGBX4.7030/12/199730/06/199821/09/199825/09/199823/10/1998-
19 Mar 1998FinalGBX9.5031/12/199631/12/199730/03/199803/04/199801/05/199813.50

National Express Fundamentals

 31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
turnover1,891.30100.00%1,867.40100.00%1,919.80100.00%2,103.70100.00%m
pre tax profit143.707.60%66.503.56%124.406.48%136.306.48%m
attributable profit109.705.80%59.103.16%107.005.57%117.205.57%m
retained profit59.403.14%7.500.40%52.602.74%58.302.77%m
eps - basic (p)11.10 11.60 20.90 23.00 
eps - diluted (p)11.10 11.50 20.90 22.80 
dividends per share10.00 10.30 11.30 12.28 

National Express Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
LSE:NEX:Liabilities+EQLSE:NEX:AssetsLSE:NEX:Liabilities+EQLSE:NEX:AssetsLSE:NEX:Liabilities+EQLSE:NEX:AssetsLSE:NEX:Liabilities+EQLSE:NEX:Assets
 31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets751.4033.01%729.9031.38%801.1032.24%983.6028.64%m
intangibles intangibles1,223.5053.74%1,177.4050.61%1,230.7049.54%1,548.6045.08%m
fixed investments fixed investments46.702.05%80.803.47%91.403.68%110.103.21%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks21.200.93%21.800.94%22.500.91%25.000.73%m
debtors debtors192.808.47%232.6010.00%278.4011.21%449.5013.09%m
cash & securities cash & securities40.901.80%83.703.60%60.402.43%318.109.26%m
TOTAL2,276.50100%2,326.20100%2,484.50100%3,434.90100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short481.2021.14%566.0024.33%697.3028.07%1,194.5034.78%m
creditors - long creditors - long898.0039.45%924.0039.72%956.1038.48%1,114.9032.46%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL1,379.2060.58%1,490.0064.05%1,653.4066.55%2,309.4067.23%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves886.6038.95%823.5035.40%816.2032.85%1,106.8032.22%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities10.700.47%12.700.55%14.900.60%18.700.54%m
TOTAL897.3039.42%836.2035.95%831.1033.45%1,125.5032.77%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

National Express Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
Operating CF280.10232.20252.90316.60m
Pre-Financing CF194.00182.9078.80118.90m
Retained CF-32.4043.60-22.70257.80m

National Express Brokers

NameActivityTypeMnemonicCode
THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOT N.V.Market Maker(MME)Broker/DealerRBSMABNAGB22
Evolution Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerEVOEVBGGB21MMT
Winterflood Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerWINSWNTSGB2LBIC
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