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NEX - National Express Share Price

302.4p 9.0  3.1%

Last Trade - 07/05/21

Mid Cap
Market Cap £1.86bn
Enterprise Value £2.85bn
Revenue £1.96bn
Position in Universe 325th / 1821
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Year End 31st Dec 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
1,754 2,094 2,321 2,451 2,744 1,956 2,447 2,873 +2.2%
+33.3 +4.1 +20.3 +9.3 -11.5 -80.6 -6.29 +418.7
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2020, NationalExpress Group PLC revenues decreased 29% to ¬£1.96B. Netloss totaled ¬£331.7M vs. income of ¬£141.1M. Revenuesreflect Predominantly Spain and Morocco‚Äď bus and coachoperations segment decrease of 55% to ¬£559.3M, UK ‚Äď bus andcoach operations segment decrease of 35% to ¬£388.2M, USAsegment decrease of 30% to ¬£807M, Spain segment decrease of39% to ¬£458.5M, UK segment decrease of 35% to ¬£388.2M.
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Profile Summary

National Express Group PLC is an international transport company. The Company's segments include UK Bus, UK Coach, German Rail, North America (operates school bus and transit services), Spain and Morocco (operates bus and coach services), and Central functions. The UK Bus segment's services are operated from nine garages across the West Midlands. It also operates the Midland Metro light rail service between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. The UK Coach segment operates scheduled coach services in the United Kingdom. The German Rail segment operates the Rhine-Munster Express and the Rhine-Wupper-Bahn contracted rail services in Germany. The North America segment offers student transportation and transit services. Apart from the bus and coach services, the Spain and Morocco segment also operates service areas and other transport-related businesses, such as fuel distribution. The Company operates in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East.

Last Annual December 31st, 2020
Last Interim December 31st, 2020
Incorporated March 11, 1991
Public Since April 26, 1995
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 48,000
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Upcoming Events for NEX
Wednesday 12th May, 2021
Q1 2021 National Express Group PLC Trading Statement Release
Wednesday 12th May, 2021
National Express Group PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Thursday 29th July, 2021
Half Year 2021 National Express Group PLC Earnings Release
Friday 22nd October, 2021
Q3 2021 National Express Group PLC Trading Statement Release
Frequently Asked Questions for National Express
What is the National Express share price?

As of 07/05/21, shares in National Express are trading at 302.4p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.86bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the National Express share price performed this year?

Shares in National Express are currently trading at 302.4p and the price has moved by 36.83% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the National Express price has moved by 11.08% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for National Express?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for National Express, there are there are currently 5 "buy" , 1 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for National Express is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will National Express next release its financial results?

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

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-12-31
What is the National Express dividend yield?

National Express does not currently pay a dividend.

Does National Express pay a dividend?

National Express does not currently pay a dividend.

When does National Express next pay dividends?

National Express does not currently pay a dividend.

How do I buy National Express shares?

To buy shares in National Express you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of National Express?

Shares in National Express are currently trading at 302.4p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.86bn.

Where are National Express shares listed? Where are National Express shares listed?

Here are the trading details for National Express:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: NEX
What kind of share is National Express?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, National Express is currently classified as a Momentum Trap. 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 National Express share price forecast 2021?

Shares in National Express are currently priced at 302.4p. At that level they are trading at 10.66% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 338.48.

Analysts covering National Express currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.05092 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the National Express 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 National Express. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 57.56%. At the current price of 302.4p, shares in National Express are trading at 33.76% 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 National Express PE Ratio?

The National Express PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 55.65. The shares are currently trading at 302.4p.

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 National Express?

National Express's management team is headed by:

Jorge Cosmen - NVC
John Armitt - NEC
Matthew Crummack - NID
Chris Davies - FID
Jennifer Myram - SEC
Ana de Pro Gonzalo - NID
Karen Geary - NID
Jose Garat - CEO
Who are the major shareholders of National Express?

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

Cosmen (Jorge) Individual Investor
Percentage owned: 12.01% (73.8m shares)
M & G Investment Management Ltd. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 6.85% (42.1m shares)
JPMorgan Asset Management U.K. Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 6.33% (38.8m shares)
Liontrust Asset Management PLC Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.1% (31.3m shares)
Newton Investment Management Ltd. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 4.82% (29.6m shares)
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