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Connect Group PLC engages in the distribution of newspapers, magazines, books, and education and care consumable products. The company operates through Connect News & Media: News Distribution; Connect News & Media: Media; Connect Books; and Connect Education and Care segments. The Connect News & Media: News Distribution segment is involved in distribution of newspapers and magazines to 30,000 retailers from 43 distribution centers across England and Wales. This segment also offers Instore, a field-based supply chain solution for retailers, suppliers, and publishers offering services, as well as Newsworks, an advanced logistics systems technology, which allows users to respond to the needs of publishers and distributors. The Connect News & Media: Media segment supplies newspapers, magazines, and inflight entertainment technology and content to approximately 80 airlines in 50 countries. The Connect Books segment distributes physical and digital books to high street and online retailers, public libraries, academic institutions, and direct to consumers with an international presence, supplying 100 countries. This segment has approximately 200,000 in stock titles and access to over a further 7m consumer and 20m academic titles. The Connect Education and Care division distributes education and care consumable products, such as stationery, arts and crafts, and cleaning products servicing 30,000 customers across the United Kingdom. Connect Group PLC also engages in the corporate newspaper and magazine delivery serving companies across a range of sectors, including marketing communications, finance, broadcasting, publishing, hotels, and catering in London; and in the operation of digiredoo, a digital press service for airlines and travel operators. The company was formerly known as Smiths News Plc and changed its name to Connect Group PLC in April 2014. Connect Group PLC was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Swindon, the United Kingdom.

4,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/1/14
Founded in 1792

connect group plc (CNCT) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive D...
Total Annual Compensation: 462.0K GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 332.0K GBP
Managing Director of Smith News and Executive...
Total Annual Compensation: 452.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

connect group plc (CNCT) Key Developments

Connect Group PLC Announces Trading Update for the Nineteen Week Period Ended 10 January 2015

Connect Group PLC announced trading update for the Nineteen week period ended 10 January 2015. For the period, total group revenues decreased 1.5% year on year, with overall performance broadly in line with management expectations.

Connect Group PLC Launches Pass My Parcel Delivery Service

Connect Group PLC announced the launch of Pass My Parcel, a new and wholly owned 'click and collect' delivery service. Pass My Parcel is a solution developed by the News and Media division which over time has the potential to be part of the long term diversification strategy for the Division. Pass My Parcel has secured Amazon. Pass My Parcel is a highly innovative new parcel collection service utilising the current Smiths News' specialist time sensitive distribution capability, physical network, and its daily relationship with thousands of local retailers across the UK, enabling the development and rollout to be achieved in a more cost effective way than other companies. Pass My Parcel will offer a unique twice daily distribution to participating independent retail outlets, 7 days a week, 364 days a year. When selecting Pass My Parcel as a delivery option, customers ordering on-line by 7.45pm will be able to collect their parcel from 6.30am the next morning, or, if ordered by 11.45am will be able to collect from 4pm the same day. This service of two time sensitive deliveries per day, (once on a Sunday), offers customers a convenient and secure way to pick up their parcels, with a level of service and flexibility unlike any other offer in the market. Customers selecting Pass My Parcel delivery to their local independent retailer will be electronically sent a specially generated pin code in order to securely collect their parcel. This new service will allow customers more control over when and where they choose to pick up their items. Pass My Parcel will utilise Smiths News information systems, invoicing and communication facilities and provide access to over 500 independent retail outlets being serviced by 12 Smiths News' depots.

Connect Group plc Proposes Final Dividend for the Year Ended August 31, 2014, Payable on February 6, 2015; Reports Preliminary Group Earnings Results for the Year Ended August 31, 2014

Connect Group PLC proposed final dividend for the year ended August 31, 2014 of 6.6 pence and the full year dividend of 9.7 pence is an increase of 0.4 pence or 4.3% on prior year is subject to approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on 4 February 2015 and has not been included as a liability in these accounts. The proposed dividend, if approved, will be paid on February 6, 2015 to shareholders on the register at close of business on January 9, 2015. The company reported preliminary group earnings results for the year ended August 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported underlying revenue of £1,808.5 million against £1,806.9 million a year ago. Underlying profit before tax was £50.0 million against £49.9 million a year ago. Underlying earnings per diluted share was 21.0 pence against 19.8 pence a year ago. Revenue was £1,808.5 million against £1,810.8 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £43.1 million against £38.9 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 18.0 pence against 14.8 pence a year ago. Net debt was £93.0 million against £98.5 million a year ago. Free cash flow was £37.2 million against £32.6 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was £10.3 million against £7.9 million a year ago. Operating profit was £48.6 million against £45.6 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity shareholders was £34.6 million against £28.7 million a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £47.4 million against £37.9 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £6.8 million against £5.0 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was £3.5 million against £2.8 million a year ago. Underlying earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders was £40.5 million against £182.2 million a year ago.


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