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21-Apr-2015 09:10 AM

G4S strengthens its board

Security group G4S has appointed John Daly as a non-executive director with effect from 5 June. Chairman John Connolly said: "I am delighted to welcome John Daly to the board. His wide ranging experience of running large businesses in developing ma
10-Mar-2015 07:36 AM

G4S earnings

Security group G4S reports underlying profit before interest, tax and amortisation of £424m for the year to end-December, up 7.9% on 2013. Underlying revenues rose to £6,750m from £6,496m and underlying earnings rose to £210m from £188m. Emerging ma
13-Nov-2014 09:47 AM

G4S to change auditor

Security group G4S says its board will recommend to shareholders the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the auditor for the year ending 31 December 2015. The intention to change the group's auditor follows a recommendation by the audit c
12-Nov-2014 07:38 AM

G4S performance in line with plans

Security group G4S says its financial performance for the nine months to 30 September was in line with its plans. The group reports organic revenue growth, compared to the corresponding nine month period last year was up by 4.2%. It adds: "We cont
22-Oct-2014 07:49 AM

G4S appoints North America CEO

Security group G4S has appointed John Kenning as chief executive for North America. Kenning has more than 30 years' service sector experience in North America, including senior leadership roles with ADT-Tyco, Nortel and OfficeMax. Kenning will suc
13-Aug-2014 08:26 AM

G4S underlying earnings up

Security giant G4S has reported good progress and delivered what it calls a 'satisfactory financial performance' in the first six months of the year. The group won new contracts with a total value of £1.2bn and posts a 6.3% increase in profi
17-Jul-2014 08:44 AM

G4S agrees sale of Swedish arm for SKr438m

Security group G4S has agreed to sell its Swedish business to Sector Alarm for SKr438m, including cash and debt. G4S Sweden provides manned security and security systems to customers across Sweden. G4S group chief executive Ashley Almanza said: "
06-Jun-2014 07:35 AM

G4S resolutions passed at AGM

G4S has confirmed that all the resolutions put to shareholders at the annual general meeting yesterday were passed. Story provided by
07-May-2014 07:20 AM

G4S on plan Q1

Security group G4S said today that Q1 revenues, compared to the same three month period last year grew by 4.8%, with organic growth of 5.0%. Underlying profit before interest, tax and amortisation (PBITA) and earnings were slightly higher than the same
12-Mar-2014 07:55 AM

Emerging markets growth helps offset G4S woes

Troubled security group G4S reported underlying revenue growth of 5.8% and organic growth of 4.7% for 2013, with strong growth in emerging markets as revenues rose 16%. Growth was 2% in the UK & Ireland unchanged in North America and down 2% in Europe.
28-Jan-2014 02:02 PM

Broker News & Views

Investec upgrades Royal Bank of Scotland to hold from sell, 345p target unchanged. Morgan Stanley starts underweight on G4S, target 235p. Deutsche Bank reiterates hold on G4S, target raised from 212p to 225p. Goldman Sachs reiterates conviction buy on S
19-Dec-2013 12:25 PM

G4S comments on Government contracts review

G4S, the global integrated security company, has commented on the announcements and statements made by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Cabinet Office following the extensive review of its major contracts since July. This review is now complete an
05-Nov-2013 07:22 AM

G4S revenues grow

Security outfit G4S said in the nine months to end-September revenue, at constant exchange rates, was up 6.4% compared to the prior year period. Profit before interest, tax and amortisation (PBITA) was in line with the same period in 2012. Trading up
28-Oct-2013 07:23 AM

G4S rejects offer

G4S has rejected a non-binding, indicative and conditional offer of £1,550m for its cash solutions business from Charterhouse Capital Partners. The board consider the group's cash solutions services to be core to G4S's operations and strateg
03-Sep-2013 01:59 PM

Broker News & Views

Credit Suisse downgrades G4S to neutral from outperform, target cut from 290p to 275p. Deutsche Bank downgrades British Land to hold from buy, target cut from 710p to 520p. Exane BNP Paribas cuts Debenhams to underperform from neutral, target raised from
28-Aug-2013 07:29 AM

G4S first-half sales up

Security group G4S said sales were up 7.2% in the first half-year, with organic growth of 5.4%. The group enjoyed organic growth of 13% in developing markets. G4S took a one-off charge of £180m in the period. Underlying PBITA was £201 million (2012: £
12-Jul-2013 02:06 PM

Broker News & Views

Nomura lifts Prudential to buy from reduce, target raised from 680p to 1,392p. Cantor Fitzgerald cuts G4S to hold from buy, target cut from 315p to 220p. Beaufort Securities cuts Babcock International to hold from buy. Nomura lifts Resolution to neutral
11-Jul-2013 02:16 PM

G4S responds to MoJ 'overbilling'

Security firm G4S has pledged to reimburse the Ministry of Justice if any evidence of overbilling is identified. G4S was responding after Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told MPs he will ask the Serious Fraud Office to look at the Government's elec
30-May-2013 02:34 PM

Broker News & Views

JP Morgan Cazenove cuts Tesco to neutral from overweight, target cut from 425p to 390p. Deutsche Bank retains hold on G4S, target cut from 294p to 250p. Goldman Sachs reiterates neutral on GKN, target raised from 268p to 322p. Exane BNP Paribas cuts Car
21-May-2013 09:09 AM

G4S appoints new chief executive

Security group G4S chief executive Nick Buckles will retire on 31 May and be succeeded by Ashley Almanza, who was appointed chief financial officer at the beginning of May. G4S says that in its extensive search for a new CFO which resulted in Almanza&ap
08-May-2013 02:36 PM

Broker News & Views

Jefferies International reiterates buy on G4S, target cut from 340p to 310p. JP Morgan Cazenove retains overweight on G4S, target cut from 345p to 308p. Exane BNP Paribas cuts G4S to neutral from outperform, target cut from 330p to 280p. Goldman Sachs r
07-May-2013 07:15 AM

G4S reports revenue growth and lower margins in Q1

Anglo-Danish security group G4S said today that in the quarter to end-March, overall revenues compared to the same period last year, grew by 7.5% at constant exchange rates and by 7.7% at actual exchange rates. Group operating margin was around 0.6% lo
25-Mar-2013 10:38 AM

New appointment for G4S director

G4S has announced that Winnie Kin Wah Fok, one of its non-executive directors, has been appointed to the Board of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ). Ms Fok will remain a non-executive director of G4S. At 10:38am: (LON:GFS) Group 4 Securicor share
18-Mar-2013 02:06 PM

Broker News & Views

Espirito Santo cuts G4S to sell from neutral, target price 250p from 265p. Citigroup lifts Vodafone to buy from neutral, target price 215p from 180p. JP Morgan Cazenove lifts National Grid to neutral from underweight, target 720p from 640p. Westhouse Se
15-Mar-2013 01:56 PM

Broker News & Views

Nomura lifts Home Retail Group to reduce from neutral, target up to 2,250p from 1,813p. Numis cuts G4S to add from buy, target up to 340p from 315p. Deutsche Bank lifts Aggreko to buy from hold, target 2250p from 1813p. Jefferies International lifts ARM
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