GFS.L - G4S plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
131.15
+11.70 (+9.79%)
As of 3:52PM BST. Market open.
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Previous close119.45
Open128.25
Bid131.05 x 0
Ask131.20 x 0
Day's range126.60 - 133.94
52-week range69.92 - 223.50
Volume15,237,675
Avg. volume11,879,860
Market cap2.035B
Beta (5Y monthly)1.41
PE ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-dividend date30 Apr 2020
1y target estN/A
  • Analysts upbeat on the outlook for G4s
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    Analysts upbeat on the outlook for G4s

    The G4s (LON:GFS) share price has risen by 6.94% over the past month and it’s currently trading at 130.3. For investors considering whether to buy, hold or sel...

  • Sky News

    G4S to cut more than 1,100 jobs in its UK cash business

    G4S has announced plans to cut up to 1,150 jobs through a shake-up of its cash-handling business in the UK. The security giant said it was the culmination of a review of its Cash Solutions arm, including vans which pick up and deliver cash to businesses across the economy. The GMB union warned the proposals marked "another worrying step towards a cashless society".

  • Globe Newswire

    G4S plc 2020 Half Year Results Announcement Date Change

    13 July 2020G4S plc 2020 Half Year Results Announcement Date ChangeFurther to the trading update of 17 June 2020 for the first five months, the Group has continued to deliver a resilient trading performance during June. We now expect that the Group’s Adjusted PBITA and underlying earnings for the first six months of 2020 will be significantly above market consensus and, as a consequence of this, we are planning to bring forward our H1 2020 results announcement to the week commencing 20 July 2020. As at 10 July 2020, the consensus analysts’ forecast for H1 2020 underlying results was as follows:Continuing businesses(1)Mean    Adjusted PBITA (£m)159 EPS (p)4.3  (1) Excluding conventional cash businesses sold on 26 February 2020.A further announcement will be made in due course specifying the date of the Half Year results announcement.THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION AND THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS CELINE BARROCHE, COMPANY SECRETARY.For further enquiries please contact   Helen Parris  Director of Investor Relations+44 (0) 207 9633189 Media enquiries   Sophie McMillanHead of Media+44 (0) 759 5523483 Press office +44 (0) 207 9633333 Notes to Editors: G4S is the leading global security company, specialising in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all our markets. G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. After taking account of the businesses being sold in the year, G4S is active in around 85 countries and has around 533,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.

  • Reuters

    Security firm G4S reports higher revenue at its security division

    Shares of G4S, which employs more than half a million people in 90 countries, rose 5% as of 1315 GMT and the company said it expects a "resilient" underlying operating profit, as well as substantial net cash flow for the year. The company's total revenue fell 1% for the five months ended May, hurt by lower cash volumes due to coronavirus-induced lockdowns. G4S, which suspended its final dividend in April and sold most of its conventional cash transportation business earlier this year, said it had 1.5 billion pounds in liquidity at May-end.

  • What does the future hold for the G4s share price?
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    What does the future hold for the G4s share price?

    The G4s (LON:GFS) share price has risen by 1.52% over the past month and it’s currently trading at 105.5. For investors considering whether to buy, hold or sel...

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    ISS sees back-to-work boost from demand for deep cleaning services

    Danish services provider ISS said it was seeing higher demand for disinfection and deep cleaning of premises as people start returning to work after the coronavirus lockdown. ISS, one of the world's biggest private employers, reported first quarter sales above expectations but said it had temporarily or permanently laid off just under a quarter of its 471,000 workforce as many clients such as large banks had been forced to shut their offices. The Copenhagen-based company, which delivers services such as cleaning and catering to more than 200,000 clients in 63 countries, posted first-quarter revenue of 19.1 billion Danish crowns ($2.8 billion) on Wednesday, above the 18.2 billion forecast by analysts.

  • Read This Before Selling G4S plc (LON:GFS) Shares
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  • G4s (LON:GFS): does it pass the Altman test?
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    G4s (LON:GFS): does it pass the Altman test?

    Legendary stock trader Paul Tudor Jones once said: “At the end of the day, the most important thing is how good are you at risk control.quot; Yet it is all to8230;

  • G4s (LON:GFS): are you aware of these financial risks?
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    G4s (LON:GFS): are you aware of these financial risks?

    Legendary stock trader Paul Tudor Jones once said: “At the end of the day, the most important thing is how good are you at risk control.quot; Yet it is all to8230;

  • G4S plc Reported A Surprise Loss, And Analysts Have Updated Their Forecasts
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    G4S plc Reported A Surprise Loss, And Analysts Have Updated Their Forecasts

    There's been a major selloff in G4S plc (LON:GFS) shares in the week since it released its full-year report, with the...

  • Here’s What G4S plc’s (LON:GFS) Return On Capital Can Tell Us
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    Here’s What G4S plc’s (LON:GFS) Return On Capital Can Tell Us

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  • Did Changing Sentiment Drive G4S's (LON:GFS) Share Price Down By 31%?
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  • Is G4S plc's (LON:GFS) 4.4% Dividend Worth Your Time?
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  • What Does G4S plc's (LON:GFS) Share Price Indicate?
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    G4S plc (LON:GFS), which is in the commercial services business, and is based in United Kingdom, received a lot of...

  • Poland's wartime £4bn gold haul returned from London in top-secret mission
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    Poland's wartime £4bn gold haul returned from London in top-secret mission

    More than 100 tonnes of gold has been returned from London to Poland in a top-secret repatriation mission. The haul worth around $5bn (£3.85bn) was transported from a secret location near the capital to an unknown airport in London, accompanied by a police escort and a helicopter, and loaded onto a freighter plane and flown off to Poland. Amid the outbreak of the Second World War, the entire Polish gold reserves were secretly transported across three continents to be stored in London, New York and Ottawa.

  • Labour to reform public appointments amid row over G4S director
    The Guardian

    Labour to reform public appointments amid row over G4S director

    Labour to reform public appointments amid row over G4S director. Exclusive: G4S director’s role threatens integrity of Low Pay Commission, says party

  • Sleepy G4S misses warning signs as top shareholder publicly shuns firm
    The Guardian

    Sleepy G4S misses warning signs as top shareholder publicly shuns firm

    Norwegian wealth fund’s decision to dump G4S on ethical grounds gets limp corporate response. Is anybody awake in G4S’s boardroom? You would struggle to believe so when you read the limp corporate response to the news from Norway, where the local $1tn sovereign wealth fund has dumped G4S from its investment portfolio because it sees unacceptable risks that the company is violating the rights of its migrant workers in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. This development, you might assume, would be a very big deal for G4S directors for several reasons. First, it follows three years of engagement by Norway’s Council of Ethics, the adviser to the fund, so G4S had time to put its house in order. Second, it challenges G4S’s view, in its annual “slavery and human trafficking statement”, that its current policies and procedures are up to scratch. G4S “does not seem to have followed up its own risk assessments and guidelines,” says the 14-page Norwegian report. Third, G4S – and its shareholders – know that reputational damage can have commercial consequences. The company had to pay £109m for overcharging on electronic tagging of offenders in 2014 and was briefly barred from new public sector contracts in the UK. A risk discount, as one could put it, continues to weigh on the entire outsourcing sector. The G4S share price is lower than it was in 2014. Now consider the company’s response to the Norwegian report. G4S says it carried out a “robust investigation” and thinks it is “making good progress on our action plan to reinforce our high standards in relation to employee recruitment and welfare provisions in the Middle East.” It mentioned the appointment of a “migrant worker coordinator” who will probe the agencies that recruit workers from India, Pakistan and Nepal. Come on, that statement side-steps the three key charges in the report: that G4S has given “no indications” it will stop the charging of recruitment fees to workers; that the company could not point to measures to prevent misleading information being given about wages and working conditions; that G4S does not allow its workers in Qatar to change employer. G4S operates in 90 countries and has 570,000 employees, so the directors cannot be everywhere. But Ashley Almanza, the chief executive since 2013, and the chair, John Connolly, who formally headed up Deloitte, should be able to recognise the warning signs here. A top-20 shareholder – one with international standing and influence – has dumped its entire 2.33% holding on ethical grounds. A public shunning is serious. G4S had seven months’ warning of the Norwegian decision, so could have prepared a fuller answer than a three-paragraph “spokesperson said” statement. Other companies might have ordered an independent review by an outside body. Other chief executives might have made a personal commitment to investigate. Almanza was paid almost £3m last year. He’s meant to be on top of these risks. Round and round, all day long “The board and I are clear that the imperative is to get on and deliver shareholder value without further delay,” declared the new FirstGroup chair, David Martin. Thursday was another bad day, then. Shares in the misfiring transport company promptly plunged 18%. Still, at least FirstGroup’s latest strategy, adopted in May, is intact. There have so many upsets in recent years, notably a showdown with rebel shareholders in the summer, that it has been hard to tell. A mini carve-up imagines the Greyhound coach business in North America being sold and the UK bus operation being separated, in part or whole. FirstGroup would be left with two US bus businesses, one in school transport, plus its UK rail franchises, which include SWR and TransPennine. Slimming down sounds sensible given the lack of synergies between divisions, but the terms of separation are crucial. A £124m impairment charge on Greyhound is less than ideal during a sale process, even if, in practice, it should make little difference to the eventual price. It serves as a reminder, though, that nothing is ever straightforward at FirstGroup. One suspects there is value to be unlocked eventually. It’s the “without further delay” ambition that looks tricky. Textile tech-styles Burberry’s plu mmeting sales in Hong Kong are sadly easy to understand. Harder to decipher is the apparently exciting development 20 miles down the road in Shenzhen – a “social retail” tie-up with the Chinese technology group Tencent that will explore “touchpoints” in the “luxury customer journey”. Translation, please? Burberry says it will “pioneer a concept that blends social media and retail to create digital and physical spaces for engaged communities to interact, share and shop”. Sorry, none the wiser. A shop with wifi? Don’t we have those already?

  • Sky News

    G4S blacklisted by Norway's sovereign wealth fund over human rights 'risk'

    The world's largest sovereign wealth fund has pulled out of UK-listed G4S, claiming the security company poses a risk to its ethical position on human rights. Norway's £860bn fund - which operates under guidelines set by its parliament - is tasked with investing the proceeds of the country's vast oil and gas output. The fund's board announced the firm, in which it had owned a 2.3% stake, posed an "unacceptable risk" to its stance on the human rights of migrants workers.

  • How G4S plc (LON:GFS) Can Impact Your Portfolio Volatility
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  • Deloitte audit manager fined six years after offender tagging fiasco
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    Deloitte audit manager fined six years after offender tagging fiasco

    The fallout continues from a scandal that saw outsourcing firms bill taxpayers for monitoring offenders who were in prison or even dead.

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  • How Much Did G4S plc's (LON:GFS) CEO Pocket Last Year?
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    How Much Did G4S plc's (LON:GFS) CEO Pocket Last Year?

    Ashley Almanza became the CEO of G4S plc (LON:GFS) in 2013. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with...

  • G4S plc: a FTSE dividend share for your ISA?
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  • G4S to leave immigration sector after Brook House scandal
    The Guardian

    G4S to leave immigration sector after Brook House scandal

    Outsourcing firm will not seek further deals to run immigration removal centres and says it will focus on prisons. Security firm G4S will end its involvement in the immigration and asylum sector, after it announced it would no longer run Brook House and Tinsley House immigration removal centres once the contract expires next year. The private security contractor said it wanted to focus on running prisons, and will seek further contracts after Boris Johnson promised 10,000 new prison places. Undercover footage from BBC’s Panorama at Brook House in 2017 showed officials mocking, abusing and assaulting detainees at the facility. A detainee was filmed being throttled by a member of G4S staff, and there were claims of systematic abuse. However, a report on Tuesday by HM Inspectorate of Prisons said it had found no evidence of an abusive culture among the current staff at Brook House, following an assessment in 2016 which found it to be “reasonably good”. In the 2019 report, HMIP said that incidents of self-harm had significantly increased and that 40% of detainees said they had felt suicidal at some point while in the centre. It also found that detainees spent too much time locked in their cells, and some aspects of security were “unnecessarily stringent”. But the average length of detention had “markedly declined” since 2016. Peter Clarke, HM chief inspector of prisons, said: “Brook House has faced some very serious problems over the past two years, with investigations and legal actions following the Panorama revelations. “Nevertheless, it is to the credit of the leadership and staff that they have been determined to prevent any recurrence of poor behaviour or abuse, and to inject an appropriately respectful culture into the centre, supported by improved training, better supervision of staff, and positive relationships with the detainees.” The Panorama documentary on Brook House in 2017 sparked a scandal and 15 of the 21 staff allegedly involved resigned or were sacked. For the first time ever, a judge ordered a public inquiry into conditions at an immigration removal centre to investigate claims of “systemic and institutional failures”. It is expected to start next year. Between 2012 and 2018, G4S made a gross profit of £14.3m from running Brook House, and there were claims it had been inaccurately reporting its activities to generate profits of up to 20% of revenues. It has managed the facility, which holds up to 508 adult men, since it opened in 2009 under a Home Office contract. The contract was due to end in 2018 but was temporarily extended until May 2020. It was reported that Serco was believed to be a front-runner to take over. Tinsley House, which is also near Gatwick airport and is much smaller, has been comparatively scandal-free. However, an HMIP report last year said detainees claimed staff had threatened to have them transferred to the neighbouring facility as a punishment. A large majority of the UK’s immigration removal centres are run by private companies, and the sector has expanded in recent years amid the effort to create a “hostile environment” for migrants. In August, G4S – which refers to itself as the largest secure outsourcing company in the UK and Ireland – also stopped operating accommodation for asylum seekers in the Midlands, north-east England and Northern Ireland, after being overlooked in the tendering process. It said in a statement: “G4S will not seek to renew the contract to run Gatwick’s immigration removal centres, Brook House and Tinsley House. This will allow us to give greater focus to our custody and rehabilitation business, where we operate four of the highest rated prisons in England and Wales.”

  • Brinks Co considering $1.23 billion takeover of G4S cash business - Sky News
    Reuters

    Brinks Co considering $1.23 billion takeover of G4S cash business - Sky News

    G4S said in August it would look at offers for all or part of its cash transport business after its board approved hiving it off into a separate company in the first half of 2020. Brinks Co is one of the prospective bidders that have approached the world's largest private security firm about buying its cash solutions arm, according to the report https://news.sky.com/story/us-cash-handling-giant-brinks-plots-raid-on-1bn-g4s-arm-11803439. G4S declined to comment to a Reuters request, while Brinks did not immediately comment.

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