|Bid||132.40 x 0|
|Ask||132.60 x 0|
|Day's range||131.63 - 138.00|
|52-week range||113.60 - 184.70|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.66|
|PE ratio (TTM)||35.00|
|Earnings date||11 Dec 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.08 (5.79%)|
|1y target est||172.67|
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Stagecoach Group plcTotal Voting Rights and CapitalIn conformity with the Financial Conduct Authority's (the “FCA”) Disclosure and Transparency Rule 5.6.1, the issued share capital of Stagecoach Group plc as at 30 September 2019 was 576,099,960 Ordinary shares of 125/228th pence each.This figure includes 24,147,949 Ordinary shares held in treasury.The total number of voting rights in Stagecoach Group plc is 551,952,011. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Stagecoach Group plc under the FCA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.For further information, please contact:Stagecoach Group plc www.stagecoach.com Mike Vaux, Company Secretary 01738 4421111 October 2019
Stagecoach Group plc Notification of Transactions of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility and their Closely Associated PersonsThe Company was notified on 13 September 2019, that the following person discharging managerial responsibility purchased ordinary shares in the capital of the Company. The below notification, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, gives further detail of the purchase.1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated a)NameKaren Thomson 2Reason for the notification a)Position/statusNon-executive director b)Initial notification/ AmendmentInitial notification 3Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor a)NameStagecoach Group plc b)LEI4L663LRNTBQ008OK2N07 4Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted a)Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument Identification codeOrdinary shares of 125/228p ISIN: GB00B6YTLS95 b)Nature of the transactionPurchase c)Price(s) and volume(s)Price(s)Volume(s) GBP 1.3211,071 d)Aggregated information — Aggregated volume — Price Aggregated volume: 11,071 GBP 1.32 e)Date of the transaction2019-09-13 f)Place of the transactionXLON For further information, please contact:Stagecoach Group plc www.stagecoach.comMike Vaux, Company Secretary01738 44211113 September 2019
FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. buyout groups Carlyle and Apollo are working on competing offers for Deutsche Bahn's [DBN.UL] Arriva unit as the auction enters its final stage, people close to the matter said. Arriva competitors - such as Keolis, Go-Ahead, Stagecoach, Transdev or ComfortDelGro - are each only keen on parts of Arriva, and will therefore unlikely prevail in the auction as Deutsche Bahn wants to sell the unit in one go, they said. Separately, Deutsche Bahn is continuing to prepare for a potential 2019 Amsterdam flotation of Arriva and has recently held presentations for analysts, tasked with crunching numbers and guiding investors on valuation.
FRANKFURT/BERLIN, Sept 6 (Reuters) - U.S. buyout groups Carlyle and Apollo are working on competing offers for Deutsche Bahn's Arriva unit as the auction enters its final stage, people close to the matter said. Arriva competitors - such as Keolis, Go-Ahead, Stagecoach, Transdev or ComfortDelGro - are each only keen on parts of Arriva, and will therefore unlikely prevail in the auction as Deutsche Bahn wants to sell the unit in one go, they said. Separately, Deutsche Bahn is continuing to prepare for a potential 2019 Amsterdam flotation of Arriva and has recently held presentations for analysts, tasked with crunching numbers and guiding investors on valuation.
Bus and rail operator Stagecoach Group has said it has no intention to bid for new UK rail franchises after its operations end in November. The statement came as the public transport giant recorded a rise in annual profits, despite facing the loss of three important rail franchises. The company said pre-tax profit from continuing operations rose 3.6% to £132.9m for the year ending on 27 April, from £128.3m a year earlier.
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Rail operator Stagecoach is preparing for a future as a smaller firm operating buses and trams in Britain, as it faces exclusion from three important rail routes that could cost the company 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion). The company, which reported a 4% rise in annual profit from continuing operations thanks to higher demand for bus services, said it would no longer bid for new UK rail franchises - a business that has so far accounted for almost half of revenue. "As it stands, we would expect from November to be a company focused on UK bus and tram," Finance Director Ross Paterson told Reuters.
The company, which reported a 4% rise in annual profit from continuing operations thanks to higher demand for bus services, said it would no longer bid for new UK rail franchises - a business that has so far accounted for almost half of revenue. "As it stands, we would expect from November to be a company focused on UK bus and tram," Finance Director Ross Paterson told Reuters. Stagecoach's bids to renew existing East Midlands and West Coast rail franchises with partners were disqualified for not complying with pension funding requests and the company was also left out of the South Eastern franchise.
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When Brian Souter’s group reveals results this week, its prospects as a railway operator will be fading fast. A smaller, humbler Stagecoach Group is set to unveil annual results on Wednesday. Its American dream has ended, and it faces a final departure from the UK railway network it once dominated. The City may not be entirely distraught to see the transport group’s forced exit from rail – even if that means saying goodbye to Virgin Trains on the west coast, which has showered the two Sirs (Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson and Sir Brian Souter, Stagecoach’s co-founder) with vast dividends since privatisation. Elsewhere in the business, losses piled up on the short-lived Virgin Trains East Coast franchise, and it only looks to be a matter of time before other train operators see their contracts follow Virgin’s down the Swanee. Investors may well feel that if being barred from the East Midlands and Southeastern franchise competitions is the price to pay for refusing to guarantee workers’ pensions, so be it. Stagecoach’s rival National Express has already kicked the British rail habit, and its chief executive, Dean Finch, is reputedly happier and richer for it. Meanwhile, FirstGroup’s biggest shareholders, having secured an emergency meeting on Tuesday, are still threatening to sue the board rather than see them accept another cash-chomping rail franchise. Yet Stagecoach looks as though it will have trouble going cold turkey, and continues to throw lawyers at the Department for Transport in the franchising dispute. While few normal citizens could fathom the deep joy or pain inside chairman Souter, perhaps this speaks to a deeper need. Could the Stagecoach billionaire really be satisfied, after decades hobnobbing with Branson on flash Virgin trains and lobbing dollars around the US, to see his firm reduced to a future of buses trundling around our small island? Many a transport journalist will, like Souter, have occasionally experienced the glitz of a press launch with Branson – even with that slightly uneasy feeling of wondering whether this cash might have been better taxed onshore, or if he should put that model in the bikini down now. Take away that kind of expensive jazz, and you’re just another grumpy middle-aged man left to obsess about buses. Stagecoach’s website still bangs on about it being a multimodal transport provider. Its co-founder, Souter’s sister Dame Ann Gloag, once snapped up a briefly functioning airport at Manston. But in a few short months, the only shred of multimodality in the group will be provided by the Sheffield supertram, whose Rotherham extension is best known for costing five times its budget and sparking a parliamentary inquiry. Stagecoach used to talk about spanning five continents, but it flogged its last foreign outpost this year, selling its American coach operations at a knockdown price. Having long abandoned whatever it was it did on the other three continents, the company’s horizons look about as limited as the rest of Brexit Britain’s. Another fly in the Stagecoach ointment could conceivably come on Monday, when Manchester’s mayor, Andy Burnham, announces plans for the city’s transport network. However, his early ambition to regulate the private bus operators’ lucrative activity – the biggest potential incursion into the sector for decades – looks to have dissipated. The British bus, always by far the most profitable vehicle for the group, should continue to fill Souter’s coffers for some time yet.
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:Stagecoach Group 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 rights An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments An event changing the breakdown of voting rights Other (please specify)iii:X 3\. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv NameDame Ann Gloag and HGT Finance A Limited City and country of registered office (if applicable)Edinburgh, Scotland 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:04/06/2019 6\. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):04/06/2019 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 reached11.00%-11.00% 568,128,502 Position of previous notification (if applicable)10.88%-10.88% 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) GB00B6YTLS9562,501,721-11.00%- SUBTOTAL 8. A62,501,72111.00% B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR220.127.116.11 (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 (DTR18.104.22.168 (b)) Type of financial instrumentExpiration datexExercise/ Conversion Period xiPhysical or cash settlementxiiNumber of voting rights % of voting rights ------ SUBTOTAL 8.B.2-- 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 Ann Gloag11.00%-11.00% HGT Finance A Limited11.00% 11.00% 10\. In case of proxy voting, please identify: Name of the proxy holderN/A The number and % of voting rights heldN/A The date until which the voting rights will be heldN/A 11\. Additional informationxvi Notification triggered by reduction in total number voting rights in Stagecoach Group plc due to ongoing share buyback programme. There has been no change to the number of voting rights attributable to the Ordinary Shares held by HGT Finance A Limited, which remain ultimately controlled by Dame Ann Gloag. Place of completionNot applicable Date of completionNot applicable
Rail operator Stagecoach Group Plc is suing Britain's transport authority after being disqualified from bidding for the West Coast rail franchise along with partners SNCF and Virgin. Stagecoach has already challenged the Department for Transport for disqualifying it from bidding for the East Midlands franchise, which it had operated since 2007.