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Firstgroup Plc LSE:FGP London Ordinary Share GB0003452173 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  2.25 2.74% 84.40 84.70 84.95 84.90 80.00 80.75 2,600,167 16:35:23
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 7,754.6 -299.6 -27.0 - 1,031

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
04/12/2014
20:56
Much of their fuel costs are hedged in advance.
gordon697
03/12/2014
16:24
Why is lower fuel prices not good for FGP, is it that motorists will start driving instead of buying bus and train tickets
robertfaulkner
02/12/2014
09:10
Hi Cautious, I bought my full allocation in the rights issue and was going to reduce around 148p, which looked possible on the rise in early Nov. Now stuffed again, I'll have to wait for some good news(it has to happen eventually) My ave is 121p
robertfaulkner
01/12/2014
17:16
Yes that was really good.
cautious7
27/11/2014
09:10
Up a bit now after being down below 100p at 8am
robertfaulkner
27/11/2014
07:06
Oh dear, FGP don't get East coast, it goes to Stagecoach/Virgin Is this in the price or will we see another big drop at 8am?
robertfaulkner
26/11/2014
17:13
Thanks guys, obviously the leasing costs will be massively more when the fleet is renewed Is the deal, the franchise that wants the least subsidy wins (provided the gov believes it can really carry out the massive operation)
robertfaulkner
25/11/2014
18:11
Robert, The vast majority of Rolling Stock is owned by the key ROSCOs of Angel Trains, Eversholt Rail Group and Porterbrook Leasing. Franchised train operators lease the stock from them, albeit with direction from the DfT over which fleets will be available for each franchise. When there is a change in franchise owner, the new franchisee takes up the hire contract. In the longer term all of East Coast's fleet will be replaced by a new IEP fleet, which the DfT has contracted Hitachi to build. These trains will replace the country's High Speed Trains (IC 125) fleet, and East Coast's IC 225 fleet. Hope this helps. SG
sharedgain
25/11/2014
16:44
Robert, each franchise has a separate operating company, the assets and liabilities of this company are transferred to the new owner if a franchise is transferred. Each franchise agreement has its own terms, but generally the costs of financing the assets transferred will transfer to the new operator along with the assets. A good example of an asset that transfers is the pro rated cash paid by customers relating to season tickets.
pyueck
25/11/2014
15:43
What happens to the rolling stock of rail franchisee losing a route, do they get something from the rail company taking over?
robertfaulkner
24/11/2014
16:25
The rail franchises are all being won by companies making very competitive bids. From what I hear it is good Firstgroup lost these franchises rather than take them on at the deals being agreed. Of course the best would have been for Firstgroup to win all four franchises with deals that guarantee big profits. However the risk/reward of these franchises don't stack up in imho and are well worth losing. Yes the share price falls today, but the reality is that the profits of firstgroup do not come from rail, but comes from FirstStudent and FirstTransit. The recent results from this have been positive and eventually the UK media and investors must get less focused on the trains part of firstgroup, which is really a small in terms of profit part of the business.
pyueck
24/11/2014
14:22
crazy I know but bought some at 107.7 and opened a SB long at 107.5
soi
24/11/2014
14:15
No good for shares this week but in the long run East Coast franchise is going to be a big big problem, after it has been run successfully for 5 years and returned so much to the tax payer
robertfaulkner
24/11/2014
14:06
DATED JAN 13 Three companies in final fight for Kings Cross to Edinburgh route The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced the shortlist for the East Coast franchise which is due to exit the PUBLIC SECTOR in 12 months’ time. The franchise has been operated by the DfT’s wholly owned subsidiary East Coast Trains for the last five years after the previous two franchisees both failed I don't see what not getting a very difficult franchise (that was given up in the middle of it's term) can cause a 10% drop in SP
robertfaulkner
24/11/2014
13:20
Back to 80p coming
specul82
24/11/2014
09:45
East Coast franchise going to Keolis according to Sunday Express report.
tonytaxi
24/11/2014
09:38
What has caused the 9%, 10p drop today? I can't see any news or RNS
robertfaulkner
05/11/2014
13:47
From Scottish Herald today, shares up to 120p at one stage this morning PROFITS UP 70% FirstGroup posts improved results Wednesday 5 November 2014 FirstGroup posted a jump in underlying half-year profits today after a rise in the number of people using its trains and buses kept its turnaround plan on track. The Aberdeen-based group, which employs 117,000 people and has operations in the UK and North America, said pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of September leapt 69.9% on a year earlier to £33.3 million. Like-for-like passenger volumes in its UK bus division increased by 2.1% following efforts to stimulate volume growth through selected fare re-basing and improved quality of service
robertfaulkner
03/11/2014
13:00
Any reason for FGP being up nearly 2% on a bad market day?
robertfaulkner
16/10/2014
14:29
Its a shame some of you minjsniffers will still be spouting bargain when it hits 75p, 55p and 37p...but i will be spouting it with you at 7p Imho, the debt is far too much for these boys to handle..not a clue how to make a profit..and the only way to pay a due debt is "rights issue"!! I remain with a shaggers stance on fgp, clients have been informed Sensible comments appreciated
sanks
12/10/2014
18:31
Imoa i dont see FGT getting the East coast franchise i see that going to virgin ect,so greatwestern maybe it,Fgt is a spent force in the railfranchise side of things too many complaints of overcrowding too high fares for too long!for too long their answer to overcrowding has been to price the not so well off,off the limited seats.
bu5boy
12/10/2014
09:43
Parkinsa, where do you see the share price in a few weeks time? Are the directors topping up, if not, why? DYOR, ATB
cautious7
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