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
  -7.50p -0.38% 1,952.00p 1,956.50p 1,957.50p 1,963.00p 1,939.50p 1,959.00p 2,555,711 16:35:02
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 22,964.0 1,520.0 71.0 27.5 30,964

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24/11/2010
21:52
profits only inline. there was a lot of hype today http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/dow-jones/news-detail.html?newsId=20101124DN001799 DJ Compass Profit Rise In-Line On Higher Sales 24 Nov 2010 - 07:31 LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Compass Group PLC (CPG.LN), the world's largest caterer by sales, Wednesday posted a rise in full-year profit in line with expectations on higher sales. The company, which supplies food services to schools, hospitals, offices and leisure centers in 55 countries, said economic conditions remain challenging. MAIN FACTS: -Sales up to GBP14.5 billion in the year ended Sept. 30 compared with GBP13.4 billion a year earlier. -Earnings before interest, tax and amortization up to GBP989 million from GBP877 million, in line with consensus. -Pretax profit up to GBP913 million from GBP773 million. -Net profit up to GBP675 million from GBP586 million, boosted by cost-cutting. -Underlying operating margin 6.9%, up 40 basis points. -Net debt reduced to GBP621million from GBP943 million. -Dividend of 17.5 pence, up from 13.2 pence. -Notes that while economic conditions remain challenging, the group is is well-placed to exploit the significant structural growth opportunity in both food and support services around the world. -Targets steady margin expansion. Cash flow used to reward shareholders and accelerate growth through fill-in acquisitions. -CEO: "We have considerable flexibility in our balance sheet and we will continue to keep its structure under review. We continue to be relentless in our pursuit of operating efficiency and in an environment where cost remains high on the agenda." -Shares closed Tuesday at 528 pence, valuing the company at GBP9.91 billion. -By Simon Zekaria, Dow Jones Newswires; +44 207 842-9410; simon.zekaria@dowjones.com
scare crow
24/11/2010
20:07
Scare I called it as I saw it this morning, it was a day trade for me. If you think it's expensive, then fair enough, that is your view. Missed this one, or had already sold?, I'm guessing.
essentialinvestor
24/11/2010
19:58
is this mischief on this thread? the numbers are surely in line. this appears to be hype over the dividend . but the yield is only 3% and 14X looks expensive in this market
scare crow
24/11/2010
16:22
Nice to get some good news this week - now we have the problem of when to sell!
killieboy
24/11/2010
15:42
Wow, where to from here on I wonder, just how much growth can there be?
pallett
24/11/2010
12:14
Leaving the station. This should have been immediately up 7-10% on results. Still a gift at this price imv.
essentialinvestor
24/11/2010
11:39
Sodexo trades at 16x future earnings, with a lower yeild. As Richard Cousins is one probably one of the most talented CEO's of his generation, this ratings differential is ridiculous. I do not expect that valuation gap to last.
essentialinvestor
24/11/2010
10:46
I thought the results were so good, I had to re-read them twice. Pension deficit nice and low in comparison with other FTSE100 companies.
essentialinvestor
24/11/2010
10:37
I hadn't looked at CPG previously because I thought the pension deficit was a negative; but these strong results really put it into perspective. Good to see the results are based on more than cost cutting.
ptolemy
24/11/2010
10:25
Back in a Growth phase now, with organic revenue picking up sharply in the second half. Compass is the Global outsourcing play imv, likely 40 pence plus on EPS for 2010/2011, leaving the PER way too low.
essentialinvestor
24/11/2010
09:58
In a word - WOW.
essentialinvestor
15/11/2010
14:35
Been here for many years... bought at 382. Time to bank my profit now, meagre though it is. Out at 541. PS Brewin Dolphin have changed their recommendation from Buy to Hold.
eipgam
28/10/2010
15:51
Must be the rising cost of food making Compass fall. The question is, can CPG deal with these rising costs without margins falling ? On the chart, a break below £5 short term wouldn't be good.
brain smiley
28/9/2010
17:04
Hmmm- results or trading statement due Thursday 30/9. Do these non execs know something we don't and should we not be following their lead ?
toshibacat
28/9/2010
14:46
two non exec purchases in the last couple of days.... small (total £71k) but encouraging nevertheless
eipgam
01/9/2010
13:58
Keeps bouncing off £5 support
u813061
16/8/2010
17:40
Down 10% since beginning of Aug.... and a delayed trade of 2million shares reported after the bell. Aye aye? What's going on here then?
eipgam
10/8/2010
07:29
SORRY DEAN - HOW TIME JUST WIZZZZZZZZ BY - I JUST CHECKED MY RECORDS AND I HAVE HELD FOR 11YRS - OMG!!!!!!!!!!!
tobysam
07/8/2010
22:29
Interesting that you should think that way. I've held CPG since they demerged from Granada-Compass in 2001, and my rate of return has been 11.03%. That has beaten inflation hollow.
deanforester
07/8/2010
06:16
I SOLD YESTERDAY AFTER HOLDING FOR SIX YEARS!!!! I GOT OUT WITH JUST A VERY SMALL LOSS - BUT IF ONE TAKES INTO ACCOUNT INFLATION I HAVE LOST A BUNDLE ON THIS ONE. - I THINK THAT WITH THE LIKES OF CW GIVING A PROF WARNING LAST WEEK BECAUSE OF GOV CUT BACKS THAT COMPASS IS PERHAPS NEXT - THEY DO HAVE LOTS OF GOV CONTRACTS. GOOD LUCK ALL
tobysam
06/8/2010
13:48
poss... and the whole market has just taken a bit of a dive to add to the dowturn
eipgam
06/8/2010
11:42
rising food prices must be the reason for Compass falling...
brain smiley
28/7/2010
10:28
good luck with the flow, but watch out for the ebb...
eipgam
28/7/2010
08:40
I dont have a theory magpie. I go with the flow. up or down
mmx trader
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