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CNCT - Connect Share Price

18.58p -0.7  -3.4%

Last Trade - 18/09/20

Consumer Cyclicals
Micro Cap
Market Cap £46.0m
Enterprise Value £136.4m
Revenue £1.27bn
Position in Universe 1173rd / 1807
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1m -12.2%
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52w High -52.4%
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Year End 31st Aug 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
1,809 1,875 1,646 1,594 1,534 1,304 1,295 1,247 -6.3%
+0.9 -97.5 -17.1 -8.3 -38.6 +33.8 -36.2 +20.8
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the 26 weeks ended 29 February 2020, Connect Group PLC revenues decreased 4% to £623.1M. Net income before extraordinary items decreased 66% to £4.4M. Revenues reflect United Kingdom segment decrease of 15% to £617.3M. Net income also reflects Impairment of goodwill increase from £0K to £5.7M (expense), Network and re-organisation costs increase of 92% to £2.3M (expense).
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Profile Summary

Connect Group PLC is a United Kingdom-based distributor operating in newspaper and magazine wholesaling, and mixed freight distribution. The Company operates in three segments: Smiths News, DMD and Tuffnells. Smiths News segment distributes newspapers and magazines to retailers across England and Wales from its 39 distribution centers. DMD segment supplies newspaper and magazines to airlines and provides inflight services. Tuffnells segment provides next day business to business (B2B) delivery of irregular weight and dimensions consignments. Smiths News distribution network includes six hubs and 33 satellite depots. DMD supplies printed and digital media to travel points. Tuffnells provides parcel freight services for small and medium-sized enterprises. The Company’s subsidiaries include Smiths News Holdings Limited, Dawson Media Direct Limited and Tuffnells Parcels Express Limited.

Last Annual August 31st, 2019
Last Interim February 29th, 2020
Incorporated August 2, 2004
Public Since August 30, 2006
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 4,694
Sector Consumer Cyclicals
Industry Media & Publishing
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 247,659,200
Free Float (0.0%)
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Frequently Asked Questions for Connect
What is the Connect share price?

As of 18/09/20, shares in Connect are trading at 18.58p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £46.0m. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Connect share price performed this year?

Shares in Connect are currently trading at 18.58p and the price has moved by -52.37% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Connect price has moved by -43.04% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Connect?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Connect, there are there are currently 0 "buy" , 1 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Connect is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Connect next release its financial results?

Connect is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-03-01
What is the Connect dividend yield?

The Connect dividend yield is 5.38% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Connect pay a dividend?

Last year, Connect paid a total dividend of 0.01, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 5.38%. Looking ahead, Connect has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Connect next pay dividends?

Connect has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Connect shares is currently 5.38%.

How do I buy Connect shares?

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What is the market cap of Connect?

Shares in Connect are currently trading at 18.58p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £46.0m.

Where are Connect shares listed? Where are Connect shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Connect:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: CNCT
What kind of share is Connect?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Connect is currently classified as a Contrarian. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Connect share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Connect are currently priced at 18.58p. At that level they are trading at 75.88% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 77.03.

Analysts covering Connect currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.077 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Connect share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Connect. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -8.32%. At the current price of 18.58p, shares in Connect are trading at -19.05% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Connect PE Ratio?

The Connect PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 1.6. The shares are currently trading at 18.58p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Connect?

Connect's management team is headed by:

Jonathan Bunting - CEO
Stuart Marriner - GCN
Denise Collis - NID
Mark Whiteling - NID
Peter Birks - CEX
Michael Holt - NED
Tony Grace - CFO
David Blackwood - NEC
Who are the major shareholders of Connect?

Here are the top five shareholders of Connect based on the size of their shareholding:

Aberforth Partners LLP Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 13.05% (32.3m shares)
Fidelity International Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 9.99% (24.7m shares)
Silchester International Investors, L.L.P. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 9.94% (24.6m shares)
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 9.93% (24.6m shares)
Forum Family Office GmbH Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 9.72% (24.1m shares)
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