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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Go-ahead Group Plc LSE:GOG London Ordinary Share GB0003753778 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  31.00 2.6% 1,225.00 1,228.00 1,231.00 1,232.00 1,189.00 1,232.00 72,799 16:35:19
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 3,898.4 -0.2 -66.5 - 529

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
27/10/2011
11:08
Doesn't worry me. It's a solid company paying a fantastic dividend ( still time to grab a few more shares to bolster my final dividend payout )
trt
27/10/2011
09:53
It amazes me that GOG remains so unloved by the market, given the performance of the company and the yield.
phil140158
27/10/2011
09:11
Go-Ahead Group PLC 27 October 2011 The Go-Ahead Group plc 6(th) Floor, 1 Warwick Row, London SW1E 5ER Telephone 020 7821 3939 Facsimile 020 7821 3938 Press Release 27 October 2011 THE GO-AHEAD GROUP PLC ("GO-AHEAD" OR "THE GROUP") INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT ROBUST TRADING FOR FIRST QUARTER; FULL YEAR EXPECTATIONS UNCHANGED Go-Ahead today announces its Interim Management Statement for the period from 3 July 2011 to 26 October 2011. Overall: Trading in the first quarter has been robust and our expectations for the full year to 30 June 2012 remain unchanged. David Brown, Group Chief Executive of Go-Ahead, said: "I am pleased to report growth across all our businesses. A range of factors, including the quality of our services and high motoring costs for car drivers, has attracted passengers to our services and we continue to perform well. "Our bus services continue to perform robustly and our efforts to make travel simple and straightforward are being embraced by passengers. We are already witnessing significant take-up of our new smartcards, with over 200,000 passenger journeys a day now taking place using smartcards outside of London. "Our rail businesses are performing strongly. We are also seeing some interesting passenger trends with our High Speed services in Kent and the Gatwick Express showing good growth - demonstrating that passengers want to use fast rail links. "While we are encouraged by our performance in the first quarter, we remain suitably cautious about the medium term wider economic outlook." Bus: Outside London, our operations have remained resilient with the majority of growth coming from fare paying, rather than concessionary passengers, which has helped drive deregulated revenue up by over 4%. Passenger numbers are consistent with the same quarter last year. In London, revenues are marginally up, with reductions in QIC bonus payments due to road works in central London, being largely offset by additional contract work. As expected, mileage was slightly down compared to the equivalent period last year but will increase as new contract wins, highlighted at the year end, begin in the second quarter. During the period, the Competition Commission issued its provisional remedies in response to its inquiry into the UK local bus market. No fundamental changes to the structure of the bus market are proposed. Rail: Our rail division operates the Southern (including Gatwick Express), Southeastern and London Midland franchises through our 65% owned subsidiary Govia. All three franchises performed well. Southern achieved a passenger revenue increase of around 8% in the quarter and passenger journeys were up approximately 3%. In Southeastern, passenger revenue growth was almost 9% and passenger journeys were around 2% above the same period last year. Our smallest franchise, London Midland, saw passenger revenue growth of over 12% and an increase in passenger numbers of around 9%. Outlook: While we are encouraged by our performance in the first quarter, our expectations for the full year to 30 June 2012 remain unchanged as we continue to be suitably cautious about the medium term wider economic outlook. We continue to emphasise service quality. Our balance sheet and cashflow generation are strong and we remain focused on cost reduction and maintaining financial discipline. ENDS For further information, please contact: The Go-Ahead Group David Brown, Group Chief Executive 020 7821 3920 Keith Down, Group Finance Director 020 7821 3922 John Shield, Group Corporate Affairs Director 020 7821 3927 Holly Birch, Investor Relations Manager 07837 612 661 Citigate Dewe Rogerson 020 7638 9571 Michael Berkeley Chris Barrie Angharad Couch David Brown, Group Chief Executive and Keith Down, Group Finance Director will be hosting a conference call for analysts at 7.45am today. Please dial 0800 634 5205. A replay facility will be available for seven days. GO-AHEAD Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 22,000 people across the country, over one billion passenger journeys are undertaken on our services each year. We are committed to operating our companies in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible way and are proud to have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after taking action on climate change. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL) and local authorities. BUS Go-Ahead is one of the UK's largest bus operators. With a fleet of around 3,900 buses, we carry, on average, around 1.7 million passengers every day. Our operations are focused on high density commuter markets. We have a strong presence in London, with around 21% market share, where we provide regulated services for TfL. We operate deregulated services in Oxford, East Anglia, the South East, Southern and North East England. We also have a yellow school bus joint venture in North America. RAIL Our rail division operates the Southern (including Gatwick Express), Southeastern and London Midland franchises through our 65% owned subsidiary Govia. It is the busiest rail operation in the UK, responsible for nearly 30% of all UK passenger rail journeys. In December 2009, Southeastern began operating the UK's first high speed domestic rail service between Kent and London, significantly reducing journey times.
trt
24/10/2011
13:00
55.5p xd next week
phillis
20/10/2011
08:47
Ok so GOG just missed out on the Greater Anglia franchise. Will take advantage of the slight dip today and top up again ahead of the record date for the 55.5p final dividend in November.
trt
17/10/2011
16:05
Press comments - Soaring cost of petrol and summer holidays mean passenger numbers on the railway are booming By Lee Boyce Last updated at 11:52 AM on 17th October 2011 The number of people who are choosing to travel by train is on the up, with well over 1.3billion journeys expected to have been made by rail by the end of 2011, according to figures. This will mean that railways are set for their busiest peacetime year since the 1920s, the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) claims, with passenger numbers on the railway growing 5.3 per cent over the recent summer months. There were 314.3million passenger journeys between July and September 2011, compared to 298.4million in the same period of 2010. Train use: Railway passenger numbers are set to be their highest since the 1920s It comes as petrol prices continue to put a strain on motorists' finances. In September 2011, petrol prices remained 18 per cent higher than in the same month last year, compared to an average rail fare increase of 6.2 per cent since January, according to ATOC. It costs motorists £6 for a gallon of unleaded petrol and political uncertainty in the Middle East has driven up the cost of Brent Crude oil even further this year. This has led to more leisure travellers to switch from road to rail when taking summer breaks on day trips out with the family. The AA has calculated that drivers have cut their petrol consumption by more than 15 per cent since the start of the recession.
trt
17/10/2011
15:57
Steady rise in the share price for the past few trading days, trt. Retreating a bit now, but looks as if it will end in the P+ which is pretty good on a day like today.
phil140158
17/10/2011
15:44
I wonder if the announcement regarding Greater Anglia franchise could come as early as tomorrow !!!!!
trt
12/10/2011
11:04
Must be very close now to the announcement regarding the Greater Anglia franchise !!! If Go Ahead win the franchise could see a big jump in the share price to £16 ??
trt
10/10/2011
19:26
Yes give Holly Birch a ring or e mail her - details below Holly Birch Group Communications & Investor Relations Manager The Go-Ahead Group plc 6th Floor 1 Warwick Row London SW1E 5ER holly.birch@go-ahead.com Telephone: +44 (0)207 821 3929 Telelephone: +44 (0)191 232 3123
trt
10/10/2011
14:39
SOMETHING OF INTEREST Hope Zel1g does not mind posting it here..... AGM: Resolution to "disapply preemption ... Zel1g I have just received an AGM Instruction Form, which lists a special Resolution (14) that authorises "the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights". The wording of the Resolution 14 itself is completely unintelligible. At face value it would seem that it removes the right of ordinary shareholders to buy shares in the event of a rights issue. If this is the case, I would urge shareholders to vote against this resolution at the AGM on 27/10/2011. At the very least, the company should clarify the scope and purpose of Resolution 14 and redraft it in intelligible English before asking shareholders to vote on it. Is there any way that we can ask Go-Ahead Group plc to clarify the Resolution?
bunnji
05/10/2011
15:14
Topped up again this morning - cannot believe how cheap this is at the moment my final dividend payout come November will be my biggest yet. Of course lets not forget the Greater Anglia franchise announcement due anytime now !!!!
trt
23/9/2011
09:51
As I have said before due to the fantastic yield I have never sold GOG. I am a strong believer in keeping good core holdings in my portfolio - stocks that constantly deliver fantastic dividends throughout both difficult and good market conditions.GOG is of course one of them. Trade the other less reliable stocks of course who doesn't !!
trt
23/9/2011
00:48
TRT So when you are encouraging everyone to buy...YOU are actually selling....ahhhh, that would account for your relentless monotony on this BB. But given the HUGE profits.....lol.
bunnji
22/9/2011
19:48
trt - I agree with the sentiment, but the issue for me is 'how low can it go'? Is this just nervous markets reacting to news from the Fed or is it a 'crisis of capitalism'? With interest rates looking low for years to come, GOG and other similar companies look very attractive, but without serious political intervention to solve the Euro crisis, we might see markets fall further yet!
phil140158
22/9/2011
16:19
As you know this happens but it will only take one bit of good news or if fund managers start bottom feeding then up the market goes. Got to be on board to gain thats what happened in 2008 at the height of the recession, as investors bought heavily they made huge gains as the market recovered. As i think i have mentioned before on this BB the very wise investor WB said " when all around you are selling BUY and when all around you are buying SELL" This investment logic has made me huge profits over the years
trt
22/9/2011
13:50
Confidence in equities beginning to wear a bit thin, trt!
phil140158
22/9/2011
13:31
Took advantage of the dip once again
trt
13/9/2011
15:25
Is the market waking up today to the huge benefits for GOG if they win the Greater Anglia franchise next month !!
trt
08/9/2011
08:32
Thanks, trt. Phil
phil140158
08/9/2011
08:07
The Daily Telegraph: 8th September 2011 Go-Ahead Group £14.37 +21p Questor says BUY Go-Ahead Group The group is one of the UK's largest bus operators, with a fleet of about 3,800 vehicles. It carries, on average, 1.7m passengers a day, focusing on high-density commuter markets. It has a strong presence in London, with a 21pc market share, and it operates deregulated services in Oxford, East Anglia, South East, Southern and North East England. Go-Ahead also has a yellow school bus joint venture in North America. Its rail operation, called Govia, is 65pc owned by Go-Ahead and 35pc by French transport giant Keolis. It is the busiest rail operation in the UK, responsible for almost a third of all UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail franchises: Southern, Southeastern and London Midland. It also operates the Gatwick Express. Go-Ahead has seen its shares slide from a high of almost £16 in July to their current level. This means that the shares are now yielding a prospective 5.7pc, which is very attractive in the current low interest rate environment. Questor reckons that a dividend reinvestment policy is by far the best way to grow a portfolio over time – and it's also less risky than any high-octane strategy involving Aim growth shares. A £100 investment in UK blue chips at the end of the Second World War would have been worth £5,721 at the end of 2008 if dividends were not reinvested, according to data in last year's Barclays Equity Gilt Study. If all dividend payments were reinvested, a £100 investment would have grown to £92,460. RELATED ARTICLES Go-Ahead shares fall after warning on train fare rises 02 Sep 2011 Go-Ahead's recently issued full-year results were ahead of expectations. The dividend was maintained at 81p – and the company reaffirmed that the payment was a "priority". "Our balance sheet, cash flow and financing are strong and we continue to view the maintenance of the dividend as a priority," Go-Ahead said. In the year to July 2, revenues were 6pc higher at £2.3bn and pre-tax profits rose to £84.8m from £65.8m. This was boosted by a one-off £13m of the rail contract management benefits that will not recur. Adjusted net debt was £259.5m, down from £292.3m last year. In the rail business, like-for-like passenger revenue growth was 8.5pc, with 8.6pc in Southern, 8.4pc in Southeastern and 8.6pc in London Midland. Volume growth was 2.3pc, 5.0pc and 7.2pc respectively, indicating the benefits of price rises. The outlook remains in line with management expectations. David Brown, who has taken on the chief executive role in the last few months from Keith Ludeman, said he is interested in a bolt-on purchase in the UK bus industry. Also, the US yellow bus venture could move into profit this year – and this is an interesting prospect for future growth. The shares are trading on a June 2011 earnings multiple of 10.5 times, falling to 10.1 in 2012, which looks attractive. The shares were first tipped at £12.15 on June 11 last year and are now 18pc ahead compared with the FTSE 100 up 2pc. Buy for the yield.
trt
02/9/2011
13:02
Well a good set of reults from GOG. I have bought a few more shares myself today just to benefit from the large dividend. I also think if GOG win the Greater Anglia franchise we could see the share price rise within minutes of the announcement to around £16+. IMHO
keran
01/9/2011
20:40
Thanks, Enami. Did you 'buy the rumour, sell the fact'?
phil140158
01/9/2011
18:43
A good day for me. Allowed me to take advantage of the dip when it was down 8%.
trt
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