SRP.L - Serco Group plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
95.60
-0.05 (-0.05%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close95.65
Open95.45
Bid90.50 x 1189900
Ask100.00 x 165000
Day's range94.75 - 96.35
52-week range82.25 - 123.60
Volume1,284,056
Avg. volume4,005,617
Market cap1.042B
Beta1.16
PE ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.00
Earnings date20 Feb 2018 - 26 Feb 2018
Forward dividend & yieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-dividend date2014-09-03
1y target est105.15
  • Serco profits down but boss is still optimistic
    Sky News2 months ago

    Serco profits down but boss is still optimistic

    Serco has reported a fall in profits but is still optimistic it can emerge as one of the winners from the turmoil hitting the outsourcing sector. The company, which provides justice, transport, defence and welfare services for governments worldwide, said pre-tax profits had tumbled to £19.1m in 2017. Rupert Soames, Serco Group (Other OTC: SCGPY - news) chief executive, said he expected Serco's profits to grow this year and next year.

  • Reuters2 months ago

    Serco's Soames calls for end to 'Wild West' in UK outsourcing

    Britain's Serco (SRP.L) has called for more transparency from the government over the award of public contracts to protect companies after rival Carillion went bust, saying the market should not be a "Wild West". Carillion, which took on large infrastructure projects as well as service contracts, collapsed in January largely because of problems with its public building works. Critics accuse the government of encouraging a risk-taking culture in which companies bid aggressively for contracts with thin margins, leaving little leeway when projects hit predictable delays.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Serco's Soames calls for end to "Wild West" in UK outsourcing

    Britain's Serco has called for more transparency from the government over the award of public contracts to protect companies after rival Carillion went bust, saying the market should not be a "Wild West". Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) , which took on large infrastructure projects as well as service contracts, collapsed in January largely because of problems with its public building works. Critics accuse the government of encouraging a risk-taking culture in which companies bid aggressively for contracts with thin margins, leaving little leeway when projects hit predictable delays.

  • Reuters2 months ago

    Serco rallies on signs it can withstand bumpy UK outsourcing road

    Britain's Serco (SRP.L) said it expected to emerge as one of the winners from the turmoil hitting the outsourcing sector after it reported 2017 results in line with its expectations and predicted profit growth for the next two years. Serco, which provides justice, transport, defence and welfare services for governments across the world, is in the latter stages of a five-year restructuring, started after it ran into the kind of problems which led to the demise of rival Carillion (CLLN.L) in January. Serco shares rose 5 percent in a falling market after Chief Executive Rupert Soames said the actions it has taken made it more robust than rivals who are also grappling with a downturn in demand, such as Capita (CPI.L) and Interserve (IRV.L).

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Serco rallies on signs it can withstand bumpy UK outsourcing road

    Britain's Serco said it expected to emerge as one of the winners from the turmoil hitting the outsourcing sector after it reported 2017 results in line with its expectations and predicted profit growth for the next two years. Serco, which provides justice, transport, defence and welfare services for governments across the world, is in the latter stages of a five-year restructuring, started after it ran into the kind of problems which led to the demise of rival Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) in January. Serco shares rose 5 percent in a falling market after Chief (Taiwan OTC: 3345.TWO - news) Executive Rupert Soames said the actions it has taken made it more robust than rivals who are also grappling with a downturn in demand, such as Capita (LSE: CPI.L - news) and Interserve (Frankfurt: 860509 - news) .

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Serco meets forecasts and reiterates outlook despite "bumpy road" ahead

    British outsourcer Serco reported 2017 profit in line with its recently-upgraded forecast and reiterated its expectations for 2018, expressing confidence in a sector hit by the collapse of rival Carillion. ...

  • Reuters2 months ago

    Gearing up for rate hike, UK households turn gloomier on finances - survey

    British households' gloom about their finances deepened this month, and most now expect borrowing costs to rise again within six months after the Bank of England raised interest rates in November, a survey showed on Monday. Data company IHS Markit said its Household Finance Index, a monthly gauge of financial well-being, fell to a seven-month low of 42.2 from 42.9 in January. Conducted over six days starting on Feb. 8, the day the BoE said it was likely to raise rates sooner and by more than it previously thought, the survey showed 60 percent of households expected a hike within six months, up from 45 percent in January.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Gearing up for rate hike, UK households turn gloomier on finances - survey

    British households' gloom about their finances deepened this month, and most now expect borrowing costs to rise again within six months after the Bank of England raised interest rates in November, a survey showed on Monday. Data company IHS Markit (Stuttgart: A1139A - news) said its Household Finance Index, a monthly gauge of financial well-being, fell to a seven-month low of 42.2 from 42.9 in January. Conducted over six days starting on Feb. 8, the day the BoE (Shenzhen: 000725.SZ - news) said it was likely to raise rates sooner and by more than it previously thought, the survey showed 60 percent of households expected a hike within six months, up from 45 percent in January.

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    Babcock trims revenue​ forecast, savings protect profit

    British engineer Babcock trimmed its 2017-18 revenue forecast on Tuesday due to slower demand in the oil, gas and defence sectors, the latest blow to the country's outsourcing industry. Its shares were down 2.2 percent at 0900 GMT, after a 20 percent slide in the past three months and against a near 3 percent fall in Britain's main FTSE 100 share index. The collapse of construction and support services group Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) in January, and a big profit warning from outsourcer Capita (LSE: CPI.L - news) , have also sent shockwaves through the sector.

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    BUZZ-UK outsourcers tumble again after Capita warning

    ** Shares of British outsourcing companies in the red after Capita Plc's Wednesday profit warning, following on from collapse of Carillion, triggers caution on the whole sector ** Capita falls 13 pct, ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    BUZZ-VIEW FROM THE BUYSIDE-Babcock: caught in the crossfire

    ** Spate of UK contractor woes partly behind Babcock's steep sell-off, but its position as a defence contractor affords it some protection from issues in sector at large and Lowland Investment Company ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    UK defence spending plans may fall short by 21 bln pounds-watchdog

    The budget set by Britain's defence ministry to support new equipment needed in the next decade could fall short by 20.8 billion pounds ($29.5 billion), Britain's independent government spending watchdog has said. A National Audit Office report published on Wednesday found there was a shortfall of at least 4.9 billion pounds ($7 billion), potentially rising by another 15.9 billion pounds, if all the risks identified by the Ministry of Defence arise and it is unable to make the savings assumed under the plan. The report, which could affect government spending decisions and private contractors such as Serco and Babcock , said some of the costing expectations had been over-optimistic and that foreign exchange rates used had not been accurate.

  • Reuters3 months ago

    Capita shares plunge 40 percent as UK outsourcer cuts forecasts

    British outsourcing group Capita (CPI.L) lost 40 percent of its market value on Wednesday after its new boss slashed profit forecasts and set out plans to raise cash to avoid the same fate as collapsed rival Carillion. Just two weeks after Carillion perished under a pile of debt, Capita, which provides IT services to companies and governments to cut costs, said it needed a complete overhaul and to retrench. Under new Chief Executive Jonathan Lewis who arrived in December, Capita said it would raise around 700 million pounds ($992 million) in a rights issue in 2018, scrap the dividend and sell assets to enable it to boost investment, focus on contract profitability, and plug a hole in its pensions scheme.

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    Capita shares plunge 40 pct as UK outsourcer cuts forecasts

    British outsourcing group Capita (Taiwan OTC: T1614Y.TWO - news) lost 40 percent of its market value on Wednesday after its new boss slashed profit forecasts and set out plans to raise cash to avoid the same fate as collapsed rival Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) . Just two weeks after Carillion perished under a pile of debt, Capita (LSE: CPI.L - news) , which provides IT services to companies and governments to cut costs, said it needed a complete overhaul and to retrench. Under new Chief Executive Jonathan Lewis who arrived in December, Capita said it would raise around 700 million pounds ($992 million) in a rights issue in 2018, scrap the dividend and sell assets to enable it to boost investment, focus on contract profitability, and plug a hole in its pensions scheme.

  • Reuters3 months ago

    UK government does not see Capita heading same way as Carillion - PM's spokesman

    The British government monitors the financial health of all its strategic suppliers and does not believe that any, including Capita (CPI.L), are in a comparable position to Carillion, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. "Broadly we monitor the financial health of all our strategic suppliers, including Capita, and we are in regular discussions with them regarding their financial position," the spokesman told reporters, after Capita shares fell sharply on news of a restructuring.

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    UK government does not see Capita heading same way as Carillion - PM's spokesman

    The British government monitors the financial health of all its strategic suppliers and does not believe that any, including Capita (LSE: CPI.L - news) , are in a comparable position to Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) , a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. "Broadly we monitor the financial health of all our strategic suppliers, including Capita, and we are in regular discussions with them regarding their financial position," the spokesman told reporters, after Capita shares fell sharply on news of a restructuring.

  • Reuters3 months ago

    Road to ruin? Carillion collapse puts spotlight on UK outsourcing model

    LONDON/BALMEDIE, Scotland (Reuters) - In Balmedie, a village on the northeast coast of Scotland, an unfinished 12 km stretch of dual carriageway is a stark illustration of why British construction company Carillion went bust this week. Britain's biggest corporate failure in almost a decade threatens thousands of jobs and has forced the government to step in to guarantee a slew of public services that the firm had provided. A handful of workers in high-visibility jackets could be seen still on the building site this week, on a bitterly cold day, nine months after that section of the route was expected to open.

  • Reuters3 months ago

    FTSE dips as investors weigh Carillion hit to UK economy

    By Julien Ponthus LONDON (Reuters) - UK shares edged lower on Monday as investors counted the cost of construction group Carillion's (CLLN.L) collapse, including supply chain disruption and higher costs ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    TIMELINE-Carillion collapses under debt pile after profit warnings

    British construction and services company Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) collapsed on Monday when banks refused to lend it any more money, throwing hundreds of major projects in doubt and bringing down one of the government's most important suppliers. Carillion's shares had lost more than 90 percent of their value since a profit warning last July. Carillion collapsed after banks refused to provide any further financial support following fruitless rescue talks over the weekend.

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    TIMELINE-Troubled Carillion's tale of woe

    British construction company Carillion has been hurt by costly contract delays, a downturn in new business, the departure of its CEO and a string of profit warnings. Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) 's shares have lost 88 percent of their value since its first profit warning in July. Sky News said that The Pensions Regulator and government officials would hold talks on Friday about Carillion’s 580 million pounds pension deficit.

  • Reuters - UK Focus4 months ago

    Financials support FTSE as markets tread water ahead of Fed

    British shares steadied on Wednesday as investors' anticipation of a rate rise from the U.S. Federal Reserve drove financial stocks higher while high-yielding consumer stocks suffered. The FTSE 100 and ...

  • Reuters4 months ago

    Britain's Serco buoys shares with outsourcing outlook

    An upbeat outlook on Wednesday from Serco lifted shares in the British outsourcer, which runs government services in defence, justice, immigration, transport and health, bucking recent pressure on the sector due to political uncertainty. Serco said strong growth in overseas markets was offsetting slower prospects at home because of Brexit. Although Chief Executive Rupert Soames was positive about the prospects for Serco once Britain's exit from the European Union is decided, he said the pipeline was unpredictable.

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