Compass Group (CPG) Share Price, News & Analysis

GBX 2,238
+8.00 (+0.36%)
(As of 04:39 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
2.16 million shs
Average Volume
3.39 million shs
Market Capitalization
£38.05 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target
GBX 2,371

Compass Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.88 Rating Score
6.1% Upside
GBX 2,371 Price Target
Short Interest
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth

Overall MarketRank

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0.99 out of 5 stars

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About Compass Group Stock (LON:CPG)

Compass Group PLC operates as a food and support services company in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company offers support services, such as cleaning in hospitals; reception services at corporate headquarters; managing remote camps; grounds and facilities services at schools and universities; and others. It serves business and industry; healthcare and senior living market; education; sports and leisure; and defense, offshore, and remote sectors. Compass Group PLC was founded in 1941 and is based in Chertsey, the United Kingdom.

CPG Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 2/29 Dividend
Dividend Payable

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
GBX 2,371
High Stock Price Target
GBX 2,600
Low Stock Price Target
GBX 2,120
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
8 Analysts


Net Income
£1.31 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
£31.03 billion
Cash Flow
GBX 132.63 per share
Book Value
GBX 299 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
£37.96 billion
Not Optionable
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Dominic Blakemore (Age 55)
    Group CEO & Director
    Comp: $3.38M
  • Mr. Charles Palmer Brown (Age 53)
    Group COO of North America & Director
    Comp: $2.27M
  • Mr. Dev Amritesh (Age 49)
    Managing Director
  • Mr. Petros Parras (Age 44)
    Group CFO & Director
  • Ms. Alison R. Yapp (Age 59)
    Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
  • Mr. Michael Young OBE
    Director of Corporate Policy and Communications
  • Ms. Deborah Lee (Age 50)
    Group Chief People Officer
  • Mr. Robin Mills (Age 56)
    Chief Executive Officer of Compass Group UK & Ireland
  • Mr. James Meaney (Age 60)
    Regional Managing Director of Latin America
  • Mr. Gareth Sharpe
    Chief Financial Officer of UK & Ireland

Should I Buy Compass Group Stock? CPG Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Compass Group PLC:

  • Compass Group PLC has shown consistent revenue growth over the past year, indicating a strong financial performance.
  • The company has a diversified portfolio of services, reducing the risk associated with relying on a single market segment.
  • Recent strategic acquisitions by Compass Group PLC have expanded its market presence and potential for future growth.
  • Compass Group PLC's stock price has been steadily increasing, reflecting positive investor sentiment and potential for capital appreciation.
  • The company's strong cash flow position allows for continued investment in innovation and expansion.


Investors should be bearish about investing in Compass Group PLC for these reasons:

  • Compass Group PLC operates in a highly competitive industry, which may impact its profit margins and market share.
  • Economic uncertainties and fluctuations in consumer spending could affect the demand for Compass Group PLC's services.
  • Increased regulatory scrutiny on the foodservice industry may lead to compliance challenges and additional costs for Compass Group PLC.
  • Global supply chain disruptions could impact the company's operations and financial performance.
  • Changes in consumer preferences and dining habits may require Compass Group PLC to adapt its offerings, potentially affecting profitability.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Compass Group pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

CPG Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Compass Group stock right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Compass Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" CPG shares.
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What is Compass Group's stock price target for 2024?

8 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Compass Group's shares. Their CPG share price targets range from GBX 2,120 to GBX 2,600. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach GBX 2,371 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have CPG shares performed in 2024?

Compass Group's stock was trading at GBX 2,146 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, CPG shares have increased by 4.1% and is now trading at GBX 2,234.
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How were Compass Group's earnings last quarter?

Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 19th. The company reported $37.60 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $36.20 by $1.40. Compass Group had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 23.82% and a net margin of 4.24%.

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

Compass Group declared a dividend on Wednesday, November 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 18th will be paid a dividend of GBX 28.10 per share on Thursday, February 29th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 18th. This is a boost from the stock's previous dividend of GBX 15. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
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Is Compass Group a good dividend stock?

Compass Group (LON:CPG) pays an annual dividend of GBX 43 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.87%. The dividend payout ratio is 5,733.33%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
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What other stocks do shareholders of Compass Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Compass Group investors own include easyJet (EZJ), Barclays (BARC), Compass Group (CMPGY), Diageo (DGE), Experian (EXPN), GSK (GSK), Prudential (PRU), Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB), Unilever (ULVR) and Whitbread (WTB).

How do I buy shares of Compass Group?

Shares of CPG stock 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.
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This page (LON:CPG) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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