|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||126.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||119.85 - 123.95|
|52 Week Range||98.66 - 151.65|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||8.93|
|Earnings Date||Apr 2, 2018 - Apr 6, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||156.85|
British contractor G4S plans to spin off its cash-handling business as a separate listed company in the first half of 2020, leaving it focused on security services, in the culmination of a six-year overhaul. “Over time as the businesses have become more specialised there has been less overlap in terms of customers and services,” said Ashley Almanza, G4S’s chief executive. The move is the latest step in a restructuring process dating back to 2013, through which G4S has offloaded 49 businesses, bringing in £560m.
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The domestically-focussed FTSE 250, more exposed to outcomes of Brexit proceedings, rose 0.6 percent. Wednesday's parliamentary vote paved the way for another one on Thursday that could delay Britain's exit from the European Union until at least the end of June.
British business services group Capita posted a 26 fall in 2018 profit before tax on Thursday and a sluggish pipeline of new orders evidenced a difficult economic climate as it overhauls its business. Capita was nevertheless upbeat, having slightly beaten its own guidance, and CEO Jon Lewis said the group was on track to achieve its 2020 target of double-digit margins. Profit before tax was 282.1 million pounds versus a target of 250-275 million pounds.
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Capita, which provides IT-led services for the public and private sector, has been disposing of non-core businesses to help control costs and pay down debt. Jonathan Lewis, who was appointed as chief executive in late 2017 after a series of profit warnings, is trying to simplify Capita after years of acquisitions.
Britain's government will take measures to identify and reduce risks taken by private firms that provide public services, it will say on Wednesday, in a bid to encourage companies that have become increasingly wary of taking on new government business. Britain, which hires private firms to run parts of its health service, schools, prisons and public transport, has been rethinking how it awards contracts after the collapse of contractor Carillion just over a year ago. "A more considered approach to risk allocation will make us a smarter, more attractive client to do business with," cabinet office minister Oliver Dowden will tell business leaders at the Confederation of British Industry on Wednesday.
From Britain's hospitals and schools to its prisons and armed forces, firms supplying essential public services have been asked by the government to outline plans for a no-deal Brexit. "The government has written to some of us asking us 'what are you doing in preparation for a no-deal?' - which is timely, at eight weeks to go," one industry source told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. Private firms including Babcock, Capita, Serco, G4S, Mitie and Compass play a central role in providing Britain's public services, which means they have to procure medicines, toiletries, food, spare parts and labour, much of which come from the EU.
The British outsourcing market shrank 27 percent to 2.5 billion euros (£2.2 billion) in 2018, weighed down by uncertainty around the nation's decision to leave the European Union, research firm Information Services Group (ISG) said on Friday. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) traditional business services contracted out to the sector, providing work for companies such as Capita, Serco and Mitie, rose 9 percent year-on-year however to 12.9 billion euros in 2018. Within that, traditional services which do not require cloud computing shrank 6 percent but other services which do expanded by almost half to 4.9 billion euros, the research found.
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The Reading-based outsourcer, which employs 75,000 worldwide and has thousands of UK government contracts to clean hospitals and serve school meals, said on Sunday it would seek to cut its debt to 1.5 times core earnings in talks with lenders it hopes to complete early next year. Chief Executive Debbie White said that the company was trading well and in line with expectations for 2018, and that the debt reduction plan, first floated in a refinancing in April, had government support. Carillion's (CLLN.L) collapse in a mass of debt and pensions dues in January forced the government to step in to guarantee services ranging from roadworks to school meals and led to a parliamentary inquiry into the extent to which private companies should be running essential services.
British business services company Capita (CPI.L) said it would adopt a continuity plan to protect services it provides to the public sector in times of crisis. Capita did not say by when it would introduce the measure, aimed at ensuring public services are protected in a crisis following the collapse of outsourcing firm Carillion at the start of this year. "Capita has signed up to adopt "living wills" along with Serco and Sopra Steria," it said in a statement.
LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - British shares suffered and sterling tumbled on Thursday as the growing risk of a disorderly divorce from the European Union spooked investors, with leading index the FTSE 100 moving for most of the day in rare lockstep with the domestic currency. The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) eventually ended broadly flat, reversing the session's earlier 0.8 percent fall, which came even as sterling dived after high-profile resignations thrust Prime Minister Theresa May's government into turmoil, just a day after she clinched a draft Brexit deal. The FTSE 100, which makes 70 percent of its income overseas, is normally boosted by a weaker pound, but losses in companies more exposed to the domestic economy, such as banks and housebuilders, almost offset gains in the big exporters.
Serco provides public services ranging from running prisons and providing border security to operating ferries and trains, and managing healthcare services from payslips to cleaning. In recent years it has turned its focus abroad and cut costs to compensate for slower public outsourcing in Britain, which accounts for around 40 percent of its revenues. Chief Executive Rupert Soames described Britain as being "in thrall to Brexit," in a telephone interview with Reuters.
Amla joins from IBM and will start on Dec. 1, Capita said. Two weeks ago Capita hired a new chief financial officer, Patrick Butcher, from bus and rail operator Go-Ahead Group. Amla's appointment confirmed a Sky News report http://bit.ly/2wNQxlI.
Capita Plc has appointed Ismail Amla to the newly created role of Chief Growth Officer, the latest move by its CEO to rebuild one of Britain's big outsourcing firms. "As Capita progresses with its transformation strategy and plan, it has created the new role of Chief Growth Officer," Capita said, adding Amla's appointment would be effective from Dec. 1. Amla, joining from International Business Machines Corp where he was Managing Partner at its professional services division, will report to Chief Executive Jon Lewis, the company said.