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
  +9.00p +0.45% 2,016.00p 2,015.00p 2,016.00p 2,026.00p 2,012.00p 2,019.00p 135,134 08:54:18
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 22,964.0 1,520.0 71.0 28.4 31,979

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Sean Farrell Sharecast News 15 May, 2019 08:01 15 May, 2019 08:01 Compass profit rises on North America and UK defence wins compass group food jobs catering Compass Group's first-half profit rose more than 5% as the catering company gained new business in North America and added UK defence contracts. Compass Group 1,760.00 08:10:32 15/05/19 1.86% 31.50 FTSE 100 7,256.02 08:10:41 15/05/19 0.20% 14.42 FTSE 350 4,033.43 08:10:41 15/05/19 0.23% 9.35 FTSE All-Share 3,981.78 08:10:41 15/05/19 0.23% 9.31 Underlying operating profit for the six months to the end of March rose 5.8% to £951m from a year earlier as revenue increased 6.6% to £12.5bn. Pre-tax profit rose 7.4% to £852m, helped partly by currency swings. The FTSE 100 company's organic revenue growth in North America, its biggest business, rose 7.9% to £7.7bn. Revenue rose in all sectors. In Europe, organic revenue rose 5.5% to £2.98bn as Compass won more contracts for the UK armed forces. Compass, the world's biggest contract caterer, said it expected annual organic revenue to increase faster than its earlier guidance and that performance on revenue and margins would be about the same as 2018. The first-half operating margin was unchanged at 7.5% as efficiency measures and price increases offset rising costs. Dominic Blakemore, Compass's chief executive, said: "Compass had a strong first half … In the longer term, we continue to be excited about the significant structural growth opportunities globally, the potential for further revenue, profit and margin growth, combined with further returns to shareholders." The company increased its first-half dividend by 6.5% to 13.1p a share.
Nice, but sooo reliant on the US. So much for the European Trading Bloc!
Interims Wednesday, boys and girls.
'Compass edging up expectations, says Hargreaves' The world’s largest catering company Compass (CPG) is ‘grinding out’ market gains and squeezing out margins, according to Hargreaves Lansdown. Steve Clayton, manager of the HL Select UK Growth Shares fund, said the group is doing ‘what it does best’ and ‘grinding out market share gains and squeezing a bit of extra margin from an efficiency drive, at a time when many others will be struggling to hold margins flat’. He said the group had a good start to the year and was ‘edging up’ full-year expectations. ‘The group does face cost pressures currently, but its constant search for efficiencies across the business is minimising the impact,’ said Clayton. HTTPS://
gone quiet? is there another BB?
Compass Group (CPG) Earnings-Reaction to Keep an Eye
Just a couple of weeks before a trading update, but then when can you say that you're leaving without folk like me reading too much into it.
Rubbish time to say that the FD's leaving. No doubt the big shareholders will get an insight into the reason.
Compass Group PLC (CPG.LN) said Wednesday that pretax profit fell in the first half of financial 2018 due to foreign exchange effects, and it reaffirmed its full-year guidance. Pretax profit for the six months to March 31 dropped to 792 million pounds ($1.07 billion) from GBP831 million, the catering-and-facilities company said. Operating profit fell 2.7% to GBP853 million, it said. Compass said the profit fall was driven by a 5.3% hit due to foreign exchange effects, partially offset by 4.5% underlying operating profit growth. Revenue declined 0.8% to GBP11.38 billion, which Compass said was due to a 6.3% hit from foreign exchange. On an underlying basis revenue rose 4.8%, it said. Excluding the effects of weather and Easter timing, organic revenue rose 5.3%, said Compass. Compass said it delivered strong performance in North America, where organic revenue grew 7.3%. Organic revenue in Europe rose 0.5% with good growth in the U.K. Compass said its rest of world segment grew 3.4%, reversing a 3.8% decline in the first half of the prior financial year. The company's operating margin came to 7.5%, down by 10 basis points. Compass said a drive for efficiencies and pricing strategy largely offset cost inflation, and there are further benefits of its measures to address cost inflation in the U.K. to come in the second half. Compass declared an interim dividend a share of 12.3 pence, up by 9.8% from the prior year. The company reaffirmed its first-quarter guidance that it expects to be above the midpoint of its organic-growth target range of 4%-6% in the full year, and said it is reviewing its portfolio to simplify the business. Write to Adam Clark at; @AdamDowJones (END) Dow Jones Newswires May 09, 2018 02:41 ET (06:41 GMT)
Correction to Compass Group's Trading Update Story 08/02/2018 11:16am Dow Jones News Compass Group (LSE:CPG) Intraday Stock Chart Today : Thursday 8 February 2018 Click Here for more Compass Group Charts. Currency movements reduced Compass Group's first-quarter revenue by 288 million pounds ($400.7 million). "Compass Group's Outlook Is Positive But Currency Rates to Reduce Earnings," at 0734 GMT misstated the nature of the revenue figure in the second paragraph. The GBP288 million represents the negative impact of currency movements on first-quarter revenue, not revenue, which wasn't disclosed for the quarter. (END) Dow Jones Newswires February 08, 2018 06:01 ET (11:01 GMT)
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Compass Group PLC (CPG.LN) said Thursday that its outlook for fiscal 2018 is positive but if currency spot rates stay where they are for the rest of the year, they will have a negative impact on revenue and operating profit. The U.K.-based company, which provides cleaning, property management and contract food services, said currency movements hurt first-quarter revenue, which was 288 million pounds ($400.7 million), and could negatively impact full-year revenue by GBP1.2 billion. Foreign-exchange rates had a GBP24 million negative impact on profit in the quarter ended Dec. 31 and could impact full-year operating profit by GBP97 million, the company said. Organic revenue in the first quarter grew 5.9%, the company said, citing new business wins, strong retention rates and good like-for-like revenue. North America led organic revenue growth, with an 8.2% increase, while Europe grew 2.1%. In the rest of the world organic growth rose 4%, the company said. All regions are performing better than anticipated, and Compass Group now expects to be above the midpoint of its organic-growth target range of 4%-6% in the full year, it said. Write to Dimitrios Kontos at (END) Dow Jones Newswires February 08, 2018 02:49 ET (07:49 GMT)
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Home » Reports » Broker Ratings » Compass Group plc 21.1% Potential Upside Indicated by Liberum Capital broker ratings Compass Group plc 21.1% Potential Upside Indicated by Liberum Capital Posted by: Amilia Stone 22nd January 2018 Compass Group plc with EPIC/TICKER (LON:CPG) has had its stock rating noted as ‘Reiterates217; with the recommendation being set at ‘BUY’ today by analysts at Liberum Capital. Compass Group plc are listed in the Consumer Services sector within UK Main Market. Liberum Capital have set their target price at 1850 GBX on its stock
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New catering facility to create 60 jobs at Dublin Airport Written by Robert McHugh, on 19th Jan 2018. Posted in General article headline It was announced today that dnata, a part of the Emirates Group, has launched plans for its newest airline catering facility at Dublin Airport. dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers and prepares more than 320,000 meals every day for more than 190 airlines. It has been awarded Best Caterer by some of the world’s leading airlines. dnata’s newest facility will provide high-quality catering to airlines, focusing on premium, long-haul carriers for which the company can supply up to 4,000 meals at current capacity, each day. At full capacity, dnata expects to create 60 new jobs including chefs, operations managers, logistics managers, drivers, stores and health and safety staff. The most recent full financial year, 2016-2017, was dnata’s most profitable in its 58 year history. Profits crossed the US$330 million mark for the first time, with revenue up 15% to $3.3 billion. Speaking this week, Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said, "dnata’s arrival at Dublin Airport is a hugely positive addition, not only to the Dublin community but also to the Irish economy. Dublin Airport is a major economic hub supporting or facilitating almost 120,000 jobs. Airport service providers of dnata’s calibre really help to support our wider airport operation and in turn, our airline customers. We welcome a company that will inject some healthy competition into the market and we are looking forward to working with the team at dnata." President at dnata, Gary Chapman said, "Passenger traffic through Dublin Airport is up year-on-year since 2011 and it is just a matter of time before it reaches the 30 million mark. In Dublin, we have identified a really strong opportunity to provide the growing number of long-haul carriers, and their customers, with great-tasting, high quality in-flight meals. We see this as a real vote of confidence in the Irish market, which we will support further by sourcing from local food producers and suppliers." Source:
A.B. published on 16/01/2018 at 12:55 UBS prefers Sodexo and Compass to Elior ( - UBS has reduced its purchase recommendation to neutral on Elior, keeping the price target of 18 euros. The consulting firm believes that the small rebound seen since the lows leaves a margin of maneuver insufficient to justify the maintenance of a positive recommendation. He believes that Compass and Sodexo are currently better opportunities for investment.
How extremely sad, and only a few months before Richard's planned retirement. My thoughts & condolences to both families.
Very sad and tragic event. Thoughts are with both families.
bill hunt
Not a holder but very sad to hear the dreadful news from Australia. RIP Richard and thoughts with his family at this sad time
Very shocked at that news. A fantastic CEO who transformed CPG and created huge value.
Dreadful, I cannot imagine what the family are suffering right now. Just awful.
So sad, thoughts with the family
Richard Cousins and sons tragically killed in Sydney seaplane accident!
Sad news-thoughts are with family
KNOW THY COMPETITION BARCELONA (Agefi-Dow Jones) - Sodexo's margin (SW.FR) is expected to improve from 2019, says UBS, given the positive impact of changes to its health and education activities in the United States and the fact that his reorganization plan is now complete. The French market is starting to recover and Brazil is stabilizing, which should also have a beneficial effect, as the improvement in the sector of energy and raw materials and economies of scale, says the bank. Denis Machuel, who will become managing director of Sodexo in January 2018, is not expected to change the group's strategy, according to UBS, adding that the investors' day planned for next summer should give some indication of its value creation projects. UBS raises the price target from 122 to 123.5 euros. The title loses 1.5% to 106.35 euros.
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