GFS.L - G4S plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
168.75
-25.05 (-12.93%)
As of 12:52PM GMT. Market open.
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Previous close193.80
Open191.40
Bid168.70 x 0
Ask169.15 x 0
Day's range163.00 - 191.40
52-week range163.00 - 241.80
Volume4,663,020
Avg. volume3,389,571
Market cap2.618B
Beta (5Y monthly)0.85
PE ratio (TTM)64.90
EPS (TTM)2.60
Earnings date11 Mar 2020
Forward dividend & yield0.10 (5.17%)
Ex-dividend date05 Sep 2019
1y target est241.00
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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Securitas targets doubling of electronic security sales by 2023

    Sweden's Securitas aims to double sales of electronic security, including combined packages, to about 40 billion crowns ($4.2 billion) by 2023, it said on Thursday. The world's biggest security group, the services of which include guard personnel, alarm surveillance and airport security, wants to increase the share of electronic surveillance in its business mix, thereby reducing wage costs. Securitas also seeks to move away from standalone service contracts towards more profitable packages that combine electronic security with other protective services, such as fire safety, corporate risk management and traditional manned guarding services.

  • G4S has no place on ethical index, London Stock Exchange told
    The Guardian

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

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  • 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.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 3-Norway fund shuns G4S over human rights violation risks

    Norway's $1.1 trillion wealth fund can no longer invest in G4S because of the "unacceptable risk" that the security services company contributes to, or is responsible for human rights violations, the central bank said on Thursday. Norway's fund held a 2.33% stake in G4S at the end of 2018, worth some $90 million at the time, according to fund's own data. G4S shares fell on the news.

  • 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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    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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  • Globe Newswire

    G4S plc: Notification Major Holdings

    TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdingsNOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i   1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii:G4S plc 1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an “X” if appropriate) Non-UK issuer  2\. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”) An acquisition or disposal of voting rightsX An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments  An event changing the breakdown of voting rights  Other (please specify)iii: Type 1 Disclosure as per the Transparency Directive II RegulationX 3\. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv NameSchroders plc City and country of registered office (if applicable)London, UK 4\. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v Name  City and country of registered office (if applicable)  5\. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi:16.09.2019 6\. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):17.09.2019 7\. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation  % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)% of voting rights through financial instruments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)Total number of voting rights of issuervii Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached5.097%0.255%5.352%1,551,594,436 Position of previous notification (if applicable)4.973%0.255%5.228%  8\. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/type of shares ISIN code (if possible)Number of voting rightsix% of voting rights Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1) GB00B01FLG62 79,090,500 5.097%             SUBTOTAL 8. A79,090,5005.097%     B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) Type of financial instrumentExpiration datexExercise/ Conversion PeriodxiNumber of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.% of voting rights                     SUBTOTAL 8. B 1       B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b)) Type of financial instrumentExpiration datexExercise/ Conversion Period xiPhysical or cash settlementxiiNumber of voting rights % of voting rights CFDN/AN/ACash3,954,1890.255%                  SUBTOTAL 8.B.23,954,1890.255%           9\. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an “X”) Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii  Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entityxiv (please add additional rows as necessary)X Namexv% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable thresholdTotal of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Schroders plc    Schroder Administration Limited    Schroder Wealth Holdings Limited    Schroder & Co. Limited         Schroders plc    Schroder Administration Limited    Schroder Wealth Holdings Limited    Schroders (C.I.) Limited         Schroders plc    Schroder Administration Limited    Schroder International Holdings Limited    Schroder Investment Management Limited  5.145%   10\. In case of proxy voting, please identify: Name of the proxy holder  The number and % of voting rights held  The date until which the voting rights will be held    11\. Additional informationxvi This disclosure is being made due to the 5% threshold being crossed in voting rights attached to shares. Place of completionLondon Date of completion17.09.2019

  • Globe Newswire

    G4S plc: Notification of Major Holdings

    TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdingsNOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i   1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii:G4S plc 1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an “X” if appropriate) Non-UK issuer  2\. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”) An acquisition or disposal of voting rightsX An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments  An event changing the breakdown of voting rights  Other (please specify)iii: Type 3 Disclosure as per the Transparency Directive II RegulationX 3\. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv NameSchroders plc City and country of registered office (if applicable)London, UK 4\. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v Name  City and country of registered office (if applicable)  5\. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi:13.09.2019 6\. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):16.09.2019 7\. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation  % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)% of voting rights through financial instruments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)Total number of voting rights of issuervii Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached4.973%0.255%5.228%1,551,594,436 Position of previous notification (if applicable)4.766%0.255%5.021%  8\. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/type of shares ISIN code (if possible)Number of voting rightsix% of voting rights Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1) GB00B01FLG62 77,166,345 4.973%             SUBTOTAL 8. A77,166,3454.973%     B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) Type of financial instrumentExpiration datexExercise/ Conversion PeriodxiNumber of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.% of voting rights                     SUBTOTAL 8. B 1       B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b)) Type of financial instrumentExpiration datexExercise/ Conversion Period xiPhysical or cash settlementxiiNumber of voting rights % of voting rights CFDN/AN/ACash3,954,1890.255%                  SUBTOTAL 8.B.23,954,1890.255%           9\. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an “X”) Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii  Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entityxiv (please add additional rows as necessary)X Namexv% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable thresholdTotal of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Schroders plc    Schroder Administration Limited    Schroder Wealth Holdings Limited    Schroder & Co. Limited         Schroders plc    Schroder Administration Limited    Schroder Wealth Holdings Limited    Schroders (C.I.) Limited         Schroders plc    Schroder Administration Limited    Schroder International Holdings Limited    Schroder Investment Management Limited  5.021%   10\. In case of proxy voting, please identify: Name of the proxy holder  The number and % of voting rights held  The date until which the voting rights will be held    11\. Additional informationxvi This disclosure is being made due to a legal entity, Schroder Investment Management Limited, crossing above the 5% threshold. Place of completionLondon Date of completion16.09.2019

  • 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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