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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
  -3.00p -0.17% 1,801.00p 1,801.50p 1,802.50p 1,820.00p 1,798.00p 1,807.00p 2,469,647 16:35:08
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 22,964.0 1,520.0 71.0 25.4 28,568.51

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
11/12/2009
10:05
Still going strong here...
eipgam
08/12/2009
17:47
from advfn news Catering giant Compass also improved as Goldman Sachs raised its estimates and 12-month price target to 450p from 358p. I reckon tomorrow will be Wed 9th Dec, can I have a job forecasting the future at Goldman Sachs?
eipgam
02/12/2009
15:59
very good... cheers. Hefty uplift in share price target from Nomura.
eipgam
02/12/2009
11:17
DJ MARKET TALK: Nomura Lifts Compass Group Target Price 0750 GMT (Dow Jones) Nomura lifts Compass Group (CPG.LN) target price to 585p from 495p. Continues to believe a rejuvenated Compass has the capacity over the medium term to drive margins higher through a combination of efficiency gains, volume recovery, and net new contracts. Also thinks the company will be able to grow EBIT at a double-digit rate and generate prodigious levels of free cash flow from which dividends will be paid and infill acquisitions made. Nomura notes the group's FY results were 3% ahead of consensus. Keeps at buy. Shares closed at 440p. (MMA)
v11slr
25/11/2009
15:37
Thanks Pet... I'm not a chartist but it will be interesting to see if that transpires...
eipgam
25/11/2009
14:05
Set to move sharply... http://uk-analyst.com/shop/page-article/action-article.show/id-130001557
petse23
25/11/2009
13:02
Of course you have...
eipgam
25/11/2009
11:36
Taken profit:-) Now to short it. Good luck all
shazzieb
25/11/2009
07:50
Good results! Hoefully recover from yesterday and go upwards.
shazzieb
24/11/2009
15:10
results tomorrow am
eipgam
22/11/2009
09:47
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/support_services/article6926934.ece CATERING giant Compass will announce a £100m contract with Lloyds Banking Group alongside its full-year results this week. The deal, one of a number of contracts secured recently, will be announced alongside an expected 35% rise in profits. Compass previously provided meals for Lloyds while Aramark, its American rival, catered for HBOS. After last year's merger of the two banks, bosses decided they needed only one external caterer. Compass secured the lucrative contract through its Eurest division, which specialises in catering for business and industry. The arrangement runs for five years and gives Compass the right to serve food at 78 Lloyds sites. The contract will not cost the bank any money as the £100m will be generated via sales to staff. There is a profit-share element to the deal, which should provide a boost to Lloyds. The news is likely to accompany a strong financial performance from the catering company, which is led by Richard Cousins, chief executive. Analysts forecast pre-tax profits will be £766m, up from £566m in 2008. Compass has previously stated that while sales growth is broadly flat, it has been able to increase profits by reducing costs. Previous management had focused on winning as many contracts as possible, whether or not the contracts proved to be profitable. Cousins has set about cutting those unprofitable deals out of the business, and analysts believe that this focus on efficiency will continue. Jamie Rollo, at Morgan Stanley, said in a note to clients last week that the company will "remain resilient". Compass shares closed at just under 400p on Friday, valuing the group at £7.4 billion.
eipgam
30/9/2009
11:58
Thanks BS.. It's funny how the share price has lagged behind the news. I think it was about 3.60 when the results were announced, then went lower, and now the market seems to be paying attention. I've been here far too long, not wishing to crystallise a loss, but I may get out quits soon(up when you include divis).
eipgam
29/9/2009
12:24
Evolution Securities analyst Nigel Parson has issued a buy note on the business. He said: A modest decline in sales has been more than offset with cost efficiencies feeding through strongly to margins. Strong organic growth in Education and Healthcare also offset business and industry cyclical weakness. We reiterate our view that Compass and Sodexo are core investments. Our 410p target price generates a PE of 14.2 times to September 2009. Over at Charles Stanley the mood was also positive, with analyst Tony Shepard recommending clients to buy the shares. He said: The year-end comments on organic revenue growth and margins should please investors as should the confidence about driving further efficiencies from the business. After the last update in July, the shares sold-off because of a sharp decline in organic growth over the third quarter period. Organic revenue growth could still be negative in the first quarter of 2010 but we expect it to recover in the second half of 2010. Overall, in 2010, we expect flat organic growth and further profit margin enhancement. The share valuation looks attractive compared to its main competitor Sodexho and the wider equity market.
brain smiley
29/9/2009
12:08
Merrill says the consensus should bump higher by about 5%.BEThis is from Ian Rennardson.BEQ4 sales turn out as expected, margins better The key point of the year end trading update is that at less than 3% down (and with the rate of decline slowing) Q4 organic sales are in-line with expectations and margins are up 70bps. As we expected, the company reiterated it expects full year organic sales to be broadly flat and margins to be up 60 bps. It also said that at constant FX, EPS is expected to grow by c14% against BofAMLe 12%. It says it expects pressure to remain on organic sales growth in the short term, but is optimistic about its operational gearing to an economic recovery. We reiterate our Buy recommendation with 410p PO.BERoW the hardest hit in Q4, Europe improving The US and UK showed relatively minor increases in Q4 organic sales declines versus Q3, Europe showed a decent improvement from -4.8% in Q3 to -2.2% in Q4, but was most skewed by the Easter effect. RoW however showed a decline to -4.6% in Q4 from +1.8% in Q3. We believe this was caused by tough new business win comparisons. We leave our top of the range 2009 and 2010 forecasts unchanged but believe consensus needs to rise by c5%.BEReiterate Buy and 410p price objective Compass trades on 2010E metrics of 11.7x PE, 7x EV/EBITDA, with a 4% dividend yield and a 8.5% FCF yield (post all capex), and has a strong balance sheet. We think there are upside risks to our forecasts, which assume a margin of 6.4% in 2009, 6.5% in 2010 and 6.6% in 2011. Compass' earnings forecasts are very sensitive to small changes in cost and pricing assumptions. A further 100bps increase in forecast EBITA margin, all other things being equal, would add 20% to our 2010 EPS forecast, leaving the stock trading on just 9.6x PER.
brain smiley
29/9/2009
09:59
Directors dealings one to watch here imo. Great timing on their last round of buying
essentialinvestor
29/9/2009
09:57
Good reaction to today's trading statement. Expected earnings up 14% at constant currencies suggests that the weak pound may help improve on that.
deanforester
09/9/2009
19:11
BS... who do you think may be in the market to take out such a big company? Considering the directors bought in July, perhaps trading is not as bad as was thought?
eipgam
08/9/2009
12:11
surprisngly strong. semi-profit warning takes it down and now it rockets back up. Trading not as bad as expected or a takeover coming ?
brain smiley
29/7/2009
09:43
from today £CPG UBS: downgraded to neutral from buy, tp cut to 340 from 410 After the results UBS were saying the market had got it wrong - the results were good and now this.
brain smiley
28/7/2009
07:45
Out with a nice little "Profit"
barniebear
27/7/2009
10:15
and the directors have spent £250K on shares
eipgam
27/7/2009
08:42
In for the first time!!
barniebear
26/7/2009
09:00
The view taken by (brokers etc)is that CPG is a verry strong BUY!!
barniebear
24/7/2009
13:43
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/questor/5893936/Back-Capita-Group-to-be-a-recession-winner.html Interetsing article - CPG looks cheap.
brain smiley
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