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Current Price 38.15p Bid 37.25p Ask 37.55p Change -1.06%
Last Updated: 16/11/2018 18:56. 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 31/08/2018

Turnover
£1,534.30m
Operating Profit
£-30.00m
Dividend Yield
8.23
Dividend Per Share
3.10
Dividend Cover
0.00
P/E Ratio
-2.43

Key Personnel

Jozef Opdeweegh
Chief Executive Officer
Anthony Liam Grace
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Michael Bunting
Executive Director
Paul Gareth Kennedy
Non-Executive Chairman
Denise Rosemary Collis
Non-Executive Director
Michael John Holt
Non-Executive Director
Mark Argent Whiteling
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
CNCT
ISIN
GB00B17WCR61
Shares in Issue
247,659,200
Market cap
£93.24m

Analyst Views (2)

Strong Buy
 
0.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
100.00%
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
37.25p
Bid Price
37.25p
Ask Price
37.55p
Volume
681270
Change Today
-0.40p
% Change Today
-1.06%
Open
37.20p
Previous Close
37.25p
Intraday High
38.20p
Intraday Low
36.55p
52 Week High
119.80p
52 Week Low
17.00p
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

Director Deals - Connect Group PLC (CNCT) 15 Nov 2018 | 13:30 Director Deals - Connect Group PLC (CNCT) 07 Nov 2018 | 14:55 Connect Group abandons final dividend after swinging to annual loss 06 Nov 2018 | 09:02 Mining rally fuels FTSE 14 Sep 2018 | 16:41 FTSE enjoys modest gains despite potential trade talks 14 Sep 2018 | 11:58 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Connect Group PLC 14 Sep 2018 | 10:10 Connect Group warns on profits as parcel freight market woes continue 14 Sep 2018 | 09:21 FTSE flat ahead of US interest rate meeting 13 Jun 2018 | 17:08 Connect warns on profits, slashes dividend, dismisses CEO, CFO 13 Jun 2018 | 13:23 FTSE lifted by miners and financial services stocks 13 Jun 2018 | 11:53 Connect Group profit down 42% as revenue slips, costs rise 01 May 2018 | 14:27 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Connect Group PLC 01 May 2018 | 09:00 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

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Tangible Assets
38.8
41.3
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
50.8
106.5
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
5.1
10.0
Total Non-Current Assets
94.7
157.8
Inventory
13.3
13.8
Trade & Receivables
81.7
98.3
Cash & Receivables
18.0
5.5
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
0.8
64.5
Total Assets
208.5
339.9

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Short Term Liabilities
191.6
227.2
Long Term Liabilities
62.8
87.6
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
254.4
314.8

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Net Assets
-45.9
25.1

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Share Capital
12.4
12.4
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
163.2
234.9
Share Premium Account
60.5
60.5
Other Equity
-282.0
-282.7
Total Equity
-45.9
25.1

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
37.5
51.2
Cashflow Before Financing
42.1
90.7
Increase / Decrease in Cash
2.5
-2.7

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Turnover
1,534.3
1,594.3
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
-30.0
41.7
Pre-Tax Profit
-35.5
34.2
Profit / Loss for the Year
-47.0
36.6

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H1 Dividend
07 Jun 2018
06 Jul 2018
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
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