Connect Group PLC Company Profile (LON:CNCT)

About Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)

Connect Group PLC logoConnect Group PLC is a United Kingdom-based distribution company. The Company's segments include Connect News & Media: News Distribution (Smiths News); Connect News & Media: Media (DMD); Connect Parcel Freight (Tuffnells); and Connect Books (Bertrams, Dawson Books and Wordery). Smiths News segment distributes newspapers and magazines to approximately 30,000 retailers across England and Wales from over 40 distribution centers. DMD segment supplies newspaper and magazines to airlines. Tuffnells segment provides next day business to business (B2B) delivery of mixed parcel freight consignments. Bertrams, Dawson Books and Wordery segment distributes physical and digital books to high street and online retailers, public libraries, academic institutions and direct to consumers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Newspaper Publishing
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:CNCT
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £254.8 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 245,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 104.48
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 119.45
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 88 - GBX 166.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 8.00
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.9 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.13
  • Book Value: GBX 0.05 per share
  • Price / Book: 20.80
  • EBIDTA: £75.3 million
  • Net Margins: 1.54%
  • Return on Equity: 227.02%
  • Return on Assets: 6.43%
  • Average Volume: 305,577 shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)

What is Connect Group PLC's stock symbol?

Connect Group PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "CNCT."

How often does Connect Group PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Connect Group PLC?

Connect Group PLC announced a dividend on Tuesday, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.10 per share on Friday, July 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 8th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Connect Group PLC's Dividend History.

When will Connect Group PLC make its next earnings announcement?

Connect Group PLC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Connect Group PLC.

Where is Connect Group PLC's stock going? Where will Connect Group PLC's stock price be in 2017?

6 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Connect Group PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 135 to GBX 185. On average, they expect Connect Group PLC's share price to reach GBX 157.60 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Connect Group PLC.

Who are some of Connect Group PLC's key competitors?

Who are Connect Group PLC's key executives?

Connect Group PLC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Mark Richard Cashmore, Group Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • David Bauernfeind, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • Stuart Marriner, General Counsel, Company Secretary
  • Jonathan Michael Bunting, Managing Director - Connect News And Media, Executive Director
  • Sarah Miles, Group Human Resources - Director
  • Glenn Peter Leech, Managing Director - Connect Education And Care
  • Max Livingstone-Learmonth, Group Strategy director
  • Graeme Underhill, Managing Director, Bertrams
  • Richard Webb, Group IT & Services Director
  • Gary Kennedy, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

How do I buy Connect Group PLC stock?

Shares of Connect Group PLC and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is Connect Group PLC's stock price today?

One share of Connect Group PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 104.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Connect Group PLC (LON CNCT)
Community Ranking:  3.9 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  236 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  70 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  306
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Connect Group PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.83)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 157.60

Analysts' Ratings History for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
7/31/2017FinnCapLower Price TargetBuyGBX 187 -> GBX 154View Rating Details
7/25/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetOverweightGBX 152 -> GBX 144View Rating Details
7/24/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingAddGBX 135View Rating Details
7/20/2017Shore CapitalUpgradeBuyView Rating Details
6/26/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 170View Rating Details
4/25/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 185View Rating Details
10/14/2015WH IrelandReiterated RatingBuyGBX 200View Rating Details
10/14/2015N+1 SingerReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
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Earnings Estimates for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $16.58 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Connect Group PLC (LON CNCT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/25/2017GBX 3.102.37%6/8/20176/8/20177/7/2017
10/18/2016GBX 6.504.63%1/12/20171/12/20172/10/2017
4/19/2016GBX 31.97%6/9/20166/9/20167/8/2016
10/14/2015GBX 6.303.94%1/14/20161/14/20162/12/2016
4/22/2015GBX 2.901.94%6/11/20156/11/20157/10/2015
10/15/2014GBX 6.604%1/8/20151/8/20152/6/2015
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/7/2017Mark CashmoreInsiderBuy108,000GBX 110£118,800
4/28/2017Gary KennedyInsiderBuy10,000GBX 126£12,600
4/27/2017David BauernfeindInsiderBuy20,000GBX 127£25,400
4/26/2017Mark CashmoreInsiderBuy12,690GBX 1£126.90
2/17/2017Jonathan BuntingInsiderSell38,583GBX 140£54,016.20
2/10/2017Mark CashmoreInsiderSell25,747GBX 140£36,045.80
12/22/2015Cashmore,MarkInsiderBuy17,560GBX 170£29,852
12/17/2015Bunting,JonathanInsiderSell58,210GBX 162£94,300.20
12/7/2015Collis,DeniseInsiderBuy14,864GBX 167£24,822.88
11/19/2015Gresham ,NicholasInsiderSell30,611GBX 157£48,059.27
10/21/2015Cashmore,MarkInsiderSell35,741GBX 165£58,972.65
10/16/2015Gresham ,NicholasInsiderSell25,762GBX 162£41,734.44
7/10/2015Gresham ,NicholasInsiderSell135,475GBX 148£200,503
1/7/2015Jonathan BuntingInsiderSell75,671GBX 153.78£116,366.86
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
Latest Headlines for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
DateHeadline logoFrench Connection's profit falls on reduced selling space - September 19 at 3:25 AM logoForeign banks chase Panda bond deals as chinese market grows - September 13 at 11:41 PM logoWhen Should You Buy Connect Group PLC (LSE:CNCT)? - September 12 at 5:58 PM logoWhen Should You Buy Connect Group PLC (LSE:CNCT)? - September 12 at 5:58 PM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - August 29 at 4:44 PM logoConnect Group PLC (LON:CNCT) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - August 4 at 4:54 PM logoConnect Group PLC (LON:CNCT) Upgraded at Shore Capital - July 20 at 12:54 PM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - July 10 at 4:54 PM logoConnect Group PLC (LON:CNCT) Insider Acquires £118,800 in Stock - July 7 at 1:19 PM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Earns Buy Rating from Liberum Capital - June 26 at 12:52 PM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Given Buy Rating at FinnCap - June 19 at 8:52 PM logoConnect Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CNCT-GB : June 19, 2017 - June 19 at 2:12 PM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - June 13 at 5:04 PM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - May 19 at 5:08 PM logoConnect Group Plc :CNCT-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended February 28, 2017 : May 1, 2017 - May 2 at 7:33 PM logoInsider Buying: Connect Group PLC (CNCT) Insider Buys 10,000 Shares of Stock - May 1 at 7:13 AM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Insider David Bauernfeind Buys 20,000 Shares - May 1 at 7:11 AM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Insider Mark Cashmore Buys 12,690 Shares - April 26 at 8:12 AM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Plans Dividend of GBX 3.10 - April 25 at 4:46 PM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Monday - April 14 at 8:22 PM logoPeel Hunt Reaffirms Buy Rating for Connect Group PLC (CNCT) - April 10 at 12:44 AM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Downgraded to "Hold" at Shore Capital - April 9 at 1:51 PM logoConnect Group Plc : CNCT-GB: Dividend Analysis : January 13th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 9:03 AM logoConnect Group PLC's (CNCT) Buy Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital - April 2 at 8:43 AM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Earns "Buy" Rating from FinnCap - April 2 at 8:34 AM logo2 little-known UK stocks to put on your radar - Motley Fool UK - March 29 at 4:50 PM logoConnect Group PLC (CNCT) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - March 29 at 1:38 PM logo2 little-known UK stocks to put on your radar - March 28 at 12:34 PM logoConnect Group PLC’s (CNCT) Buy Rating Reiterated at FinnCap - March 10 at 11:10 PM logo3 ‘secret’ dividend stocks you’ve probably never heard of! - February 21 at 3:47 PM logo2 stocks yielding 6% City analysts rate as ‘strong buys’ - January 11 at 4:50 PM logoAre these the best value small-cap shares? - January 10 at 3:33 AM logoEdited Transcript of CNCT.L earnings conference call or presentation 18-Oct-16 8:30am GMT - October 19 at 9:15 AM logoFull Year 2016 Connect Group PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open - October 18 at 9:19 AM logo4 dividend stars you probably haven’t heard of! - May 26 at 8:08 AM logoConnect Grp Share Chat - January 29 at 1:49 PM


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Connect Group PLC (CNCT) Chart for Thursday, September, 21, 2017

This page was last updated on 9/21/2017 by Staff