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Market Cap
610.7M
Average Volume 10 Days
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EX-Date
06/10/15
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Dividend
$1.75
Dividend Yield
16.61%
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connect group plc -unspo adr (SMWPY) Details

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 -unspo adr (SMWPY) 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 -unspo adr (SMWPY) Key Developments

Connect Group PLC Recommends Interim Dividend for the Period Ended February 28, 2015, Payable on July 10, 2015; Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended February 28, 2015

The Board of directors of Connect Group PLC recommending an interim dividend in respect of the period ended 28 February 2015 of 2.9 pence per ordinary share compared to 2.8 pence a year ago. This has not been included as a liability in these condensed financial statements. This will be paid on 10 July 2015 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 12 June 2015. The company also announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended February 28, 2015. For the period, the company reported revenue of £909.9 million against £898.7 million a year ago. Operating profit was £17.7 million against £24.9 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £14.1 million against £22.1 million a year ago. Profit for the period was £10.4 million against £17.0 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity shareholders was £10.2 million against £16.9 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 8.4 pence against 8.7 pence a year ago. Net cash from operating activities were £18.6 million against £17.0 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment were £2.0 million against £2.7 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was £2.0 million against £1.8 million a year ago. Acquisitions were £105.3 million against £0.3 million a year ago. Net debt as at February 28, 2015 was £157.9 million against £105.0 million a year ago. Free cash flow was £16.0 million against £11.9 million a year ago. Underlying profit before tax was £24.1 million against £24.0 million a year ago. Underlying revenue was £909.9 million against £898.7 million a year ago. Underlying basic earnings per share were 8.6 pence against 9.1 pence a year ago. Underlying profit before tax was £24.1 million against £24.0 million a year ago. Underlying profit before interest and tax was £27.7 million against £26.8 million a year ago. Underlying EBITDA was £32.5 million against £30.5 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was £4.0 million against £4.5 million a year ago. Capital expenditure includes £1.5 million for News with £1 million being in relation to investments in new business initiatives: £0.5 million for Books which relates to further investment in its digital platform and Wordery; £0.9 million in Education & Care of which £0.6 million relates to investment in warehouse management systems; and £0.5 million in Parcel Freight relating to vehicles, depots and IT systems. Underlying operating profit was £27.7 million against £26.8 million a year ago. On statutory basis, revenue was £909.9 million against £898.7 million a year ago. Operating profit was £17.7 million against £24.9 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £14.1 million against £22.1 million a year ago. Basic earnings per share were 4.6 pence against 87.2 pence a year ago.

Connect Group PLC, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Apr 22, 2015

Connect Group PLC, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Apr 22, 2015

Connect Group PLC Announces Executive Changes

Connect Group PLC announced that Gary Kennedy will join the Board as a non-executive director and Chairman-designate with immediate effect. In line with the Board's non-executive director succession plans announced on 15 October 2014, Gary will subsequently become non-executive Chairman when Dennis Millard steps down as Chairman and retires from the Board on 1 May 2015. Hewill also chair the Nominations Committee and be a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Gary Kennedy has extensive business experience with Deloitte, Nortel Networks (Vice President of Nortel Europe) and during the latter part of his executive career with Allied Irish Banks plc, where he was Group Director of Finance and Enterprise Technology and a member of its main Board together with subsidiary Boards in the US and Poland. He is currently Chairman of Greencore Group plc; Chairman of Green REIT plc and a non-executive director of Friends First Holdings Ltd.

 

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