compass group plc-spon adr (CMPGY) Key Developments
Compass Group PLC Announces Revenue Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Revenue Guidance for the Full Year of 2015
Jul 29 15
Compass Group PLC announced revenue results for the third quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2015. The company continues to have a good year, with organic revenue growth of 5.5% for the nine months to June 30, 2015. The company focus on growth is driving strong levels of new business wins and retention remains good across all regions.
Organic revenue growth in the third quarter was 5.1% reflecting strong net new business in North America, an acceleration of growth in Europe & Japan region, and a more subdued environment in both Fast Growing & Emerging and Offshore & Remote.
The company had a good third quarter and maintain positive revenue expectations for the full year. With continued focus on costs and efficiencies, the company expects the 2015 full year operating margin for the group to be flat after these additional restructuring costs.
Compass Group plc Announces Board Changes
Jul 16 15
Compass Group PLC announced the appointment of Mrs. Ireena Vittal and Nelson Luiz Costa Silva as Non-executive Directors of the company with effect from 16 July 2015. The appointments form part of an ongoing review of Board membership to ensure that an appropriate number of independent Non-executive Directors is maintained through orderly succession and without compromising the effectiveness of the Board and its committees. Ireena joined Nestlé in India after completing her MBA in 1990 and was the head of marketing and sales at Hutchinson Max Telecom before joining Mckinsey & Company, where she was a partner. After retiring from McKinsey & Company in 2012 Ireena joined the boards of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (from which she stepped down in 2014), Titan Company, Tata Industries/Global Beverages, the Indian Hotels Company, WIPRO, Godrej Consumer Products, Axis Bank and Zomato, in each case as an independent Non-executive director. Nelson joined BG Group in 2009, where he is currently Senior Vice President responsible for Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay. Previously he was President of the Aluminium business unit at BHP Billiton. Prior to joining BHP Billiton, he held a number of senior positions at Vale, including Sales and Marketing Director based in Belgium, Japan and Brazil. Nelson was also Managing Director of Embraer for Europe and Africa based in France and Chief Executive Officer of All Logistica in Argentina. Sir Ian Robinson's 9 year term of appointment will come to an end on 30 November 2015. Sir Ian has agreed to remain on the Board until the conclusion of the annual general meeting of the company in 2016 (which is expected to take place on 4 February 2016) at which meeting he will not seek re-election and will retire. Don Robert will become the Senior Independent Director from 1 October 2015 in succession to Sir Ian. Mrs. Ireena Vittal or Mr. Luiz Costa Silva will both join the Audit, Corporate Responsibility, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Compass Group PLC Presents at Barclays European Select Conference, Jun-10-2015
Jun 8 15
Compass Group PLC Presents at Barclays European Select Conference, Jun-10-2015 . Venue: Vintage Inn, 6541 Washington Street, Yountvilla, CA 94599, United States.
Compass Group PLC Announces Unaudited Group Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Tax Rate Guidance for the Full Year 2015
May 13 15
Compass Group PLC announced unaudited group earnings results for the six months ended March 31, 2015. For the period, the company reported revenue of £8,941 million compared to £8,558 million a year ago. Operating profit was £654 million against £616 million a year ago. Total operating profit was £674 million against £633 million a year ago. Underlying operating profit was £688 million against £647 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £621 million against £594 million a year ago. Profit for the period from continuing operations was £466 million or 27.6 pence per diluted share against £447 million or 24.7 pence per diluted share a year ago. Profit for the period equity shareholders of the company was £462 million or 27.6 pence per diluted share against £445 million or 24.7 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was £520 million against £509 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment were £130 million against £121 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was £101 million against £93 million a year ago. Free cash flow from continuing operations was £302 million against £316 million a year ago. Underlying free cash flow was £323 million against £337 million a year ago. Underlying attributable profit for the year from continuing operations was £474 million or 28.3 pence per diluted share against £454 million or 25.2 pence per diluted share a year ago. Underlying gross capital expenditure of £234 million compared to £216 million a year ago. Net debt increased to £2,655 million compared to £2,353 million at 30 September 2014. The increase includes £295 million paid in respect of the final dividend for 2014.
For the full year, the company expects the full year cash tax rate to be in the low to mid-20s. The company expects to continue to make good progress in generating free cash flow and remain positive about the future.
Compass Group PLC Proposes an Interim Dividend for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2015 Payable on July 27, 2015
May 13 15
Compass Group PLC proposed an interim dividend of 9.8 pence for the six months ended March 31, 2015, 11.4% ahead of 8.8 pence per share last year. The interim dividend will be paid on July 27, 2015 to shareholders on the register on June 26, 2015. Ex dividend date is June 25, 2015.