|Bid||72.80 x 0|
|Ask||72.95 x 0|
|Day's Range||70.05 - 75.55|
|52 Week Range||25.00 - 134.20|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.93|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jan 09, 2013|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Britain extended state support to keep its rail network moving during the pandemic, providing private train companies with less lucrative temporary contracts ahead of a shake-up of the way the system operates. Britain privatised its railways in the 1990s with a franchising model that paid out to companies including UK-listed FirstGroup <FGP.L> and Go-Ahead <GOG.L> as well as Arriva, owned by German state-owned Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] and Abellio, owned by the Dutch national rail operator. "The model of privatisation adopted 25 years ago has seen significant rises in passenger numbers, but this pandemic has proven that it is no longer working," Transport minister Grant Shapps said in a statement.
Full Year 2020 FirstGroup PLC Earnings Call
Britain's rail industry, privatised in the mid-1990s, is now back under state control -- in the eyes of the country's statistics agency. Britain's Office for National Statistics said on Friday the scale of government intervention in the country's patchwork of train operators since the start of a national COVID-19 lockdown meant the firms would now count as part of the public sector.