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CPG Compass Group Plc

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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Compass Group Plc LSE:CPG London Ordinary Share GB00BD6K4575 ORD 11 1/20P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.00 0.05% 2,018.00 2,018.00 2,020.00 2,019.00 1,999.50 2,014.00 174,711 10:26:12
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Eating Places 25.51B 1.11B 0.6489 31.07 34.58B

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I have been watching this for a while but didn't expect the gift I was offered this morning. Data looked good to me so took a position early on. Nice to see a good profit before the close of business. But in this market you never know what will happen next. GLA all holders.
Financial calendar

Ex-dividend date for 2023 final dividend 18 January

Record date for 2023 final dividend 19 January

Last day for DRIP elections 8 February

Q1 Trading Update / Annual General Meeting 8 February
Half-year results

adrian j boris
Final results.
As expected nothing much seems to please this market.

Compass Group Raises Fiscal Year 2023 Guidance After 1st Half Profit Rose; Announces GBP750 Million Buyback
05/10/2023 | 07:35am BST

By Kyle Morris

Compass Group PLC said Wednesday that it is upgrading its guidance for fiscal 2023 after first-half pretax profit rose and that it plans an up to 750 million pounds ($946.6 million) share buyback program.

The U.K. catering contractor said pretax profit for the six months to March 31 was GBP831 million compared with GBP632 million for the same period the year before.

Underlying operating profit--which strips out exceptional and other one-off items--rose to GBP1.05 billion from GBP673 million.

Revenue increased to GBP15.66 billion from GBP11.50 billion.

Compass said it will start a share buyback program worth up to GBP750 million this year.

The company said it has upgraded its fiscal 2023 guidance to organic revenue growth of around 18%, from around 15%, and operating profit growth toward 30%, from above 20%.

Write to Kyle Morris at

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

05-10-23 0234ET

Spectacular half year results.
Well done cpg.
The market can’t fail to be happy!


Mean consensus OUTPERFORM

Number of Analysts 23

Last Close Price 2 100,00 GBX

Average target price 2 114,53 GBX
Spread / Average Target 0,69%


Compass Group revenues boosted on 'strong outsourcing trends' as world's largest catering company toasts workers' return to offices

Compass Group said it saw growth in all regions in its first quarter

By Jane Denton For Thisismoney

Published: 14:48 GMT, 9 February 2023 | Updated: 14:48 GMT, 9 February 2023

Compass Group has posted organic revenue growth of 24 per cent for its first quarter as the firm told investors it is 'excited' about 'significant growth potential' across its markets.

The world's largest catering comapany said it continued to benefit from 'strong outsourcing trends', with net new business growth of 5.5 per cent, significantly above its typical rate of around 3 per cent.

FTSE 100-listed Compass said like-for-like volumes were 'particularly strong' in business and industry, as employees continued to return to the office and major sporting events.

On the up: Compass Group has revealed that its organic revenues swelled by 24% in its first quarter

On the up: Compass Group has revealed that its organic revenues swelled by 24% in its first quarter

But, the group, which is the world's largest catering company, and serves office workers, university students, patients and pensioners in old age homes across 40 countries, said it was 'mindful' of the uncertain macro-environment and any related hit to discretionary spending.

The company said: 'Whilst inflation remained elevated, we continued to work closely with our clients to help mitigate this pressure both operationally and through appropriate pricing.'

All regions were said to have 'performed strongly' in the quarter, with organic growth of 23 per cent in North America, 26 per cent in Europe and 27 per cent in its rest-of-world arm.

Looking ahead, Compass said: 'The outsourcing market remains strong, and we are excited about the significant growth potential across our markets.

'The increasingly complex operating environment and growing focus on sustainability and digitalisation, combined with our market leading offering, mean we are best placed to capture these opportunities.

'We remain positive for FY 2023 and reiterate our guidance. We expect operating profit growth above 20 per cent on a constant currency basis, organic revenue growth of around 15 per cent, weighted towards the first half of the year, and an underlying operating margin above 6.5 per cent.'

The likes of Compass and Sodexo have emerged from the pandemic stronger, benefiting from first-time outsourcers, who are looking to large catering groups to help with their canteen requirements in a bid to keep costs down.

Susannah Streeter, a senior investment and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: 'As the world has been returning to the office, demand for food for events has rebounded sharply, likely helped by firms and organisations focusing on pulling staff back in for networking, even if they work at home for part of the week.

'New business wins have also helped push worries about rising costs into the background.

'The company is mindful that there could still be an unappetising period on the way, given the continued cost-of-living crisis, but its contracts with schools, care homes and hospitals could keep providing steady income.'

Compass shares were down 0.69 per cent or 13.00p to 1,875.00p this afternoon, having risen by around 3 per cent in the last year.

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Compass Group PLC said Thursday that it had growth across all its regions in the first quarter of fiscal 2023 as it continued to benefit from outsourcing trends and backed its full-year guidance.

The U.K. catering contractor said organic revenue in the three months period ended Dec. 31 grew 24% with net new business growing 5.5% in line with the previous fiscal year.

Compass had double-digit like-for-like volume increases in all regions, particularly in its business and industry sector as well as sports and leisure, it said.

The FTSE 100 company said it is positive for the year and backed its guidance for fiscal 2023. It expects to deliver operating profit growth of more than 20% on a constant-currency basis, organic revenue growth of around 15% weighed toward the first-half, and an underlying operating margin above 6.5%.

It said that if currency movements continue for the rest of the year, its fiscal 2022 results would benefit from foreign-exchange translation with revenue positively impacted by 1.31 billion pounds ($1.59 billion) and operating profit by GBP94 million.

Write to Elena Vardon at

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

February 09, 2023 02:37 ET (07:37 GMT)

dec/05/22   Berenberg European Conference

jan/19/23   Ex-dividend day for final dividend

feb/09/23   Q1 2023 Sales and Revenue Release - Trading Update

feb/09/23   Annual General Meeting

the grumpy old men
Compass's Current Momentum Likely to Bring Mid-Term Goals Closer
30 November 2022 - 02:06PM
Dow Jones News

Compass's Current Momentum Likely to Bring Mid-Term Goals Closer

1156 GMT - Compass Group's fiscal 2023 earnings are expected to be driven by continued momentum and robust net gains after the group reported a robust performance for the previous year, Shore Capital analyst Greg Johnson says in a note. The U.K. catering contractor is likely to also report further price and like-for-like sales recovery after profitability returned to prepandemic levels in the second half of fiscal 2022, Johnson says. "We previously set out a blue-sky scenario for revenues to build beyond GBP35 billion in the medium term," Johnson says. "Given the current momentum we now see this as more of a forecast than a pipe dream." (

Jeremy Cutler

08:31 Mon 21 Nov 2022

Compass lifts dividend as profits and revenues grow strongly

The company highlighted "excellent" net new business of 7.5%, while client retention rates improved to a record 96.4%, up 100 basis points on 2021

Catering company Compass Group PLC (LSE:CPG) rewarded shareholders with a 125% increase in its full-year dividend and launched a further £250mln share buy-back as it reported strong growth in profits and revenues.

In the year to 30 September 2022, underlying operating profit grew 87.5% to £1.59bn, on revenue of £25.8bn, up 37.5% on the previous year.

The company highlighted "excellent" net new business of 7.5%, while client retention rates improved to a record 96.4%, up 100 basis points (bps) on 2021.

Underlying operating margins improved by 170bps in the year to 6.2% and are expected to rise in full-year 2023 to 6.5%.

For 2023, Compass forecast constant-currency underlying operating profit growth of over 20%, delivered through organic revenue growth of around 15%, weighted towards the first half of the year.

The group, which has completed an initial £500mln share buyback, also announced a further £250mln buyback, to be completed in the first half of 2023.

Chief executive Dominic Blakemore said: "The group's performance surpassed our expectations both in terms of net new business growth and base volume recovery, with Business & Industry now operating above its pre-pandemic revenues.”

"Looking further ahead, we remain excited about the significant structural growth opportunities globally, leading to the potential for revenue and profit growth above historical rates, returning margin to pre-pandemic levels and rewarding shareholders with further returns."


Switching to CURY (LSE)
And the share price falls - what does a company have to do?
Performance surpassed expections for 2022 and profit growth for 2023 anticipated to be above 20%.
Obviously not good enough.

Compass Group Fiscal Year 2022 Pretax Profit Rose on Sector Reopening, To Buy Back GBP250 Million
11/21/2022 | 07:42am GMT

By Michael Susin

Compass Group PLC reported on Monday a better-than-expected pretax profit increase for fiscal 2022 driven by a robust recovery on volumes and new business growth amid lower costs, and announced a further capital return to shareholders as it expects further growth in fiscal 2023.

The U.K. catering contractor said it will launch a further share buyback program of up to 250 million pounds ($297.2 million) in the first half of fiscal 2023, bringing the total return program to GBP750 million.

The board has also declared a dividend of 31.5 pence a share, compared with 14 pence a share in fiscal 2021.

The company made a pretax profit of GBP1.47 billion for the year ended Sept. 30 from GBP464 million reported in fiscal 2021. This compares with a consensus forecast of GBP1.32 billion taken from FactSet and based on seven analysts estimations.

Revenue rose 42.5% to GBP25.5 billion from GBP17.91 billion a year earlier, reflecting the reopening of sectors and improved client retention. Underlying operating margin was 5.9% compared with 4.5% the previous period.

"The group's performance surpassed our expectations both in terms of net new business growth and base volume recovery, with Business & Industry now operating above its pre-pandemic revenues. The strong growth trends seen in the first half have continued, with net new business accelerating through the year in all our regions," Chief Executive Dominic Blakemore said.

"Our clients are continuing to face operational complexities and inflationary pressures, which are driving increased outsourcing, and we are successfully capitalizing on the resulting growth opportunities," Mr. Blakemore added.

The company said it expects underlying operating profit growth for fiscal 2023 to be above 20%, to be delivered through organic revenue growth of around 15%, and underlying operating margin above 6.5%.

Write to Michael Susin at

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

Looks like Monday will be a good day.

Oliver Haill

15:45 Fri 18 Nov 2022

Compass to serve up strong sales and profit growth as more companies outsource catering

City analysts see operating profit steaming up from £812mln to £1.5bn

Compass Group PLC (LSE:CPG) will serve up full-year results on Monday that will also be the caterer's first investor update since July, when it upgraded revenue guidance and maintained its profit margin target.

In the third quarter, organic revenue growth accelerated from the first half, with underlying sales at 109% of their pre-Covid levels, with new business growth accelerating thanks to more companies outsourcing their catering for the first time "due to ongoing operational challenges and heightened inflation".

“Longer term, we expect revenue and profit growth above historical rates, returning margin to pre-pandemic levels, and rewarding shareholders with further returns,” the FTSE 100-listed group said.

The shares jumped on the news, regaining their pre-pandemic levels and only slipping slightly in the four months since. 

For Monday's results, the City analyst consensus is for revenue to rise from £18.1bn a year ago to £25.1bn and operating profit to steam up from £812mln to £1.5bn, with a full year underlying profit margin of 6.1% that implies stronger second half than first.


Does anyone know how much of their costs is EU/UK energy / how much is cost+ ? With low margins and expanding prices thinking this could be a short at these levels.
Very positive Q3 update.
Just noticed an old posting of mine

wad collector20 Mar '07 - 21:00 - 1699 of 1902

I just sold out at 320- I feel this has gone well for the last 12 months and cannot see much upside in the short term.

Wrong about that eh?

wad collector
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