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Last 282.80 GBp
Change Today -4.70 / -1.63%
Volume 365.1K
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national express group plc (NEX) Details

National Express Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, provides public transportation services in the United Kingdom, North America, Spain, Germany, and Morocco. The company operates through six segments: UK Bus, UK Coach, Rail, North American Bus, Spanish Coach and Bus, and Central functions. It delivers services through its buses, trains, light rail services, and coaches. The company offers urban bus transportation services outside of London, as well as in Coventry and Dundee; and operates the Midland Metro light rail service between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. It also operates scheduled coach services linking approximately 1,000 destinations across the United Kingdom; and offers commuter coach travel services in London and the south of England. In addition, the company operates long distance, regional, and urban bus and coach services in Spain and Morocco, as well as service areas and other transport-related businesses, such as fuel distribution; and offers student transportation and transit services in 32 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces. It operates approximately 26,000 vehicles. National Express Group PLC was incorporated in 1991 and is based in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

42,253 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/27/15
Founded in 1991

national express group plc (NEX) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive D...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.3M GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

national express group plc (NEX) Key Developments

National Express Group plc Announces Executive Changes

National Express Group PLC announced the appointment of Matthew Crummack as an independent Non-Executive Director of the company with effect from 6 May 2015. Matthew is Deputy CEO and Chief Integration Officer of Bravofly Rumbo Group. Mr. Crummack was formerly a Senior Vice President of Lodging at Expedia, has previously worked for Nestle UK, and spent eight years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of roles. Matthew will become a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Safety and Environment Committee upon his appointment to the Board of National Express. As announced last year, Sir Andrew Foster, Non-Executive Director and current Chair of the Remuneration Committee, is due to step down from the Board on 6 May 2015. Jane Kingston will assume the role of Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

National Express Group plc Proposes Dividend for the Full Year 2014; Reports Unaudited Group Earnings Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

National Express Group plc proposed dividend of 10.3 pence for the full year, up 3% year-on-year of 10.0 pence in 2013. The company reported unaudited group earnings results for the Year ended 31 December 2014. For the year, the company reported revenue of £1,867.4 million against £1,891.3 million a year ago. Group operating profit was £114.2 million against £117.9 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £66.5 million against £64.4 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity shareholders was £59.1 million against £56.8 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 11.5 pence against 11.1 pence a year ago. Normalized operating profit was £193.1 million against £192.9 million a year ago. Free cash flow was £190.3 million against £182.8 million a year ago. EBITDA was £295.2 million against £301.1 million a year ago. Normalized profit before tax was £145.4 million against £143.7 million a year ago. Normalized profit attributable to equity shareholders per diluted share was 22.7 pence against 21.5 pence a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was £232.2 million against £280.1 million a year ago. This growth has been boosted by the first time contribution from bolt-on acquisition in Philadelphia where the company was able to deliver synergy benefits through the seamless integration of the acquired business into existing operations, together with large conversion the company has made to date. Net debt as on 31 December 2014 was £664.3 million against £746.1 as on 31 December 2013. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £55.7 million against £90.7 million a year ago. Payments to acquire intangible assets were £7.5 million against £3.2 million a year ago. The company provided earnings guidance for the year 2015. The company expects UK rail, bus and coach businesses to build on their good progress during 2014 and to continue to perform well with strong cash generation.

National Express Group Seeks Acquisitions

National Express Group plc (LSE:NEX) is looking for acquisition opportunities. Free cash flow has funded £44.7 million of exceptional item expenditure, leaving £144 million available to invest in growth capital projects and bolt-on acquisitions.


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