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Current Price 66.83p Bid 66.40p Ask 66.80p Change -0.74%
Last Updated: 24/02/2018 10:23. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Connect Group plc (formerly Smiths News plc) is a UK based specialist distributor and a leading provider of distribution solutions in complex and fragmented markets. The Group's networks are focused on serving high drop density early morning deliveries, and the demands of mixed and irregular sized freight.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/08/2017

Turnover
£1,594.30m
Operating Profit
£41.70m
Dividend Yield
14.63
Dividend Per Share
9.80
Dividend Cover
1.12
P/E Ratio
6.09

Key Personnel

Jonathan Michael Bunting
Chief Commercial Officer
David Gregory Bauernfeind
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Richard Cashmore
Group Chief Executive
Paul Gareth Kennedy
Non-Executive Chairman
Denise Rosemary Collis
Non-Executive Director
Andrew William Brent
Non-Executive Director
Mark Argent Whiteling
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
CNCT
ISIN
GB00B17WCR61
Shares in Issue
247,659,200
Market cap
£165.93m

Analyst Views (5)

Strong Buy
 
80.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
20.00%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
0.00%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
66.80p
Bid Price
66.40p
Ask Price
66.80p
Volume
195691
Change Today
-0.50p
% Change Today
-0.74%
Open
68.00p
Previous Close
66.80p
Intraday High
68.00p
Intraday Low
65.20p
52 Week High
147.00p
52 Week Low
58.30p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Connect Group Intra-day Chart

Connect Group News

News in this section is provided by MoneyAM

Connect Group completes sale of books division to Aurelius for £6m 15 Feb 2018 | 09:49 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Connect Group PLC 12 Feb 2018 | 08:00 Director Deals - Connect Group PLC (CNCT) 24 Jan 2018 | 12:25 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Connect Group PLC 23 Jan 2018 | 15:10 Director Deals - Connect Group PLC (CNCT) 23 Jan 2018 | 13:25 Connect Group Revenue Falls, cites weaker news distribution, media sales 22 Jan 2018 | 09:41 Director Deals - Connect Group PLC (CNCT) 11 Jan 2018 | 15:40 Director Deals - Connect Group PLC (CNCT) 11 Jan 2018 | 15:40 FTSE quiet ahead of Christmas 21 Dec 2017 | 08:40 Connect agrees sale of books division 21 Dec 2017 | 07:41 Director Deals - Connect Group PLC (CNCT) 27 Nov 2017 | 12:45 Director Deals - Connect Group PLC (CNCT) 27 Oct 2017 | 16:35 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Connect Group PLC 27 Oct 2017 | 08:30 Connect profits fall in challenging year 26 Oct 2017 | 07:20 Connect names new CEO for its Smiths News and Tuffnells businesses 31 Jul 2017 | 13:14 Broker Forecast - finnCap issues a broker note on Connect Group PLC 31 Jul 2017 | 08:50 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Connect Group PLC 25 Jul 2017 | 09:40 Connect in line with expectations 24 Jul 2017 | 09:25 Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on Connect Group PLC 20 Jul 2017 | 16:40 Connect appoints new joint broker 30 Jun 2017 | 13:57 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Connect Group PLC 02 Jun 2017 | 10:30 Connect deal with RM cleared by CMA 01 Jun 2017 | 08:14 Director Deals - Connect Group PLC (CNCT) 26 Apr 2017 | 17:45 Broker Forecast - finnCap issues a broker note on Connect Group PLC 26 Apr 2017 | 14:40 Connect profits fall 25 Apr 2017 | 07:23 FLASH: Connect Group profits fall 25 Apr 2017 | 07:05

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Tangible Assets
41.3
50.3
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
106.5
164.8
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
10.0
12.1
Total Non-Current Assets
157.8
227.2
Inventory
13.8
42.3
Trade & Receivables
98.3
139.2
Cash & Receivables
5.5
9.1
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
64.5
0.1
Total Assets
339.9
417.9

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Short Term Liabilities
227.2
282.3
Long Term Liabilities
87.6
122.6
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
314.8
404.9

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Net Assets
25.1
13.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Share Capital
12.4
12.3
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
234.9
226.2
Share Premium Account
60.5
59.2
Other Equity
-282.7
-284.7
Total Equity
25.1
13.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Cashflow from Operating Activities
51.2
58.2
Cashflow Before Financing
90.7
45.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
-2.7
-2.3

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Turnover
1,594.3
1,906.5
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
41.7
48.9
Pre-Tax Profit
34.2
41.9
Profit / Loss for the Year
36.6
33.4

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
H1 Dividend
08 Jun 2017
07 Jul 2017
H2 Dividend
12 Jan 2017
10 Feb 2017
H1 Dividend
09 Jun 2016
08 Jul 2016
H2 Dividend
14 Jan 2016
12 Feb 2016
H1 Dividend
11 Jun 2015
10 Jul 2015
H2 Dividend
08 Jan 2015
06 Feb 2015
H1 Dividend
11 Jun 2014
11 Jul 2014
H2 Dividend
08 Jan 2014
07 Feb 2014
H1 Dividend
12 Jun 2013
12 Jul 2013
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