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G4S

LSE:GFS
Snowflake Description

Reasonable growth potential average dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
GFS
LSE
£3B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides security and related services in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The last earnings update was 118 days ago. More info.


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GFS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-3.5%
LSE:GFS
-2.8%
GB Commercial Services
-2.5%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
13.4%
LSE:GFS
19.8%
GB Commercial Services
5.3%
GB Market
GFS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
G4S (GFS) -3.5% -0.9% 10.5% 13.4% -8.7% -26.2%
GB Commercial Services -2.8% 0.1% 4.1% 19.8% 15.5% 12.6%
GB Market -2.5% -1.3% 0.9% 5.3% 4.1% 5.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • GFS underperformed the Commercial Services industry which returned 19.8% over the past year.
  • GFS outperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned 5.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility
GFS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is G4S undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of G4S to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for G4S.

LSE:GFS Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Dividend Discount Model
Dividend Per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £ 0.10125125
Payout Ratio Company Filings (2019-06-30) 7672.3%
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 5.4%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 0.5%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for LSE:GFS
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 0.5%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.1%
Commercial Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.66
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.66 (1 + (1- 19%) (98.38%))
0.79
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.53% + (0.8 * 6.07%)
5.39%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for LSE:GFS using Dividend Discount Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for G4S is arrived at by discounting future dividends to their present value. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate (e.g. Banks/ Insurance firms).

If the firm does not pay the majority of its earnings out as a dividend this method will often arrive at a value significantly lower than the share price.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

LSE:GFS Gordon Growth Model
Calculation Result
Value per share = Expected dividends per share / (Discount Rate - Perpetual growth rate)
= £0.1 / (5.39% - 0.53%)
£2.09
LSE:GFS Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (GBP) From above. £2.09
Current discount Discount to share price of £2.06
= -1 x (£2.06 - £2.09) / £2.09
1.2%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price G4S is available for.
Intrinsic value
1%
Share price is £2.06 vs Future cash flow value of £2.09
Current Discount Checks
For G4S to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • G4S's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).
  • G4S's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for G4S's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are G4S's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
LSE:GFS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £0.02
LSE:GFS Share Price ** LSE (2019-12-05) in GBP £2.06
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 25 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 18.75x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 752 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.14x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of G4S.

LSE:GFS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= LSE:GFS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 2.06 ÷ 0.02

83.88x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • G4S is overvalued based on earnings compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average.
  • G4S is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does G4S's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
LSE:GFS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 83.88x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 13 Analysts
23.3%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 20 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.27x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 562 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.44x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

LSE:GFS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 83.88x ÷ 23.3%

3.61x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • G4S is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on G4S's assets?
Raw Data
LSE:GFS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £0.38
LSE:GFS Share Price * LSE (2019-12-05) in GBP £2.06
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 32 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 2.24x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,311 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.53x
LSE:GFS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= LSE:GFS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 2.06 ÷ 0.38

5.39x

* Primary Listing of G4S.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • G4S is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess G4S's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. G4S has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is G4S expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
23.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is G4S expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • G4S's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 0.5%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • G4S's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • G4S's revenue growth is positive but not above the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
LSE:GFS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
LSE:GFS Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 13 Analysts 23.3%
LSE:GFS Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 13 Analysts 2.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.6%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
LSE:GFS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (5 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 13 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
LSE:GFS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 8,151 322 1
2021-12-31 8,233 585 318 11
2020-12-31 7,986 539 288 13
2019-12-31 7,736 441 226 13
2019-12-05
LSE:GFS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-06-30 7,650 262 38
2019-03-31 7,581 289 59
2018-12-31 7,512 315 80
2018-06-30 7,524 476 189
2018-03-31 7,675 439 216
2017-12-31 7,826 402 243
2017-09-30 7,928 411 265
2017-06-30 8,029 420 286
2017-03-31 7,810 471 244
2016-12-31 7,590 522 201
2016-09-30 7,282 467 120

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • G4S's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • G4S's revenue is expected to grow by 2.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
LSE:GFS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (5 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 13 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from G4S Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:GFS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 0.21 0.21 0.21 1.00
2021-12-31 0.20 0.23 0.18 7.00
2020-12-31 0.19 0.21 0.15 9.00
2019-12-31 0.15 0.18 0.12 8.00
2019-12-05
LSE:GFS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2019-06-30 0.02
2019-03-31 0.04
2018-12-31 0.05
2018-06-30 0.12
2018-03-31 0.14
2017-12-31 0.16
2017-09-30 0.17
2017-06-30 0.18
2017-03-31 0.16
2016-12-31 0.13
2016-09-30 0.08

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • G4S is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess G4S's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
G4S has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has G4S performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare G4S's growth in the last year to its industry (Commercial Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • G4S has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • G4S's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • G4S's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
G4S's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from G4S Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:GFS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-06-30 7,650.00 38.00 775.00 4.00
2019-03-31 7,581.00 59.00 772.00 4.00
2018-12-31 7,512.00 80.00 769.00 4.00
2018-06-30 7,524.00 189.00 788.00 4.00
2018-03-31 7,675.00 216.00 786.00 4.00
2017-12-31 7,826.00 243.00 784.00 4.00
2017-09-30 7,927.50 264.50 774.50 4.00
2017-06-30 8,029.00 286.00 765.00 4.00
2017-03-31 7,809.50 243.50 783.00 4.00
2016-12-31 7,590.00 201.00 801.00 4.00
2016-09-30 7,282.00 120.00 771.00 6.00
2016-06-30 6,974.00 39.00 741.00 8.00
2016-03-31 6,918.50 24.50 750.00 8.00
2015-12-31 6,863.00 10.00 759.00 8.00
2015-09-30 6,898.50 34.00 773.50 9.00
2015-06-30 6,934.00 58.00 788.00 10.00
2015-03-31 6,911.50 61.50 807.50 10.00
2014-12-31 6,889.00 65.00 827.00 10.00
2014-09-30 6,881.50 -3.00 1,022.00
2014-06-30 6,910.00 -88.00 1,030.00
2014-03-31 6,985.50 -169.50 1,023.50
2013-12-31 7,061.00 -251.00 1,017.00
2013-09-30 7,306.50 -146.00 1,058.00
2013-06-30 7,306.00 -47.00 1,038.00
2013-03-31 7,267.00 24.50 1,085.00
2012-12-31 7,228.00 96.00 1,132.00

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • G4S has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • G4S used its assets less efficiently than the GB Commercial Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • G4S has improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess G4S's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Commercial Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
G4S has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is G4S's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up G4S's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • G4S is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • G4S's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of G4S's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from G4S Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago.

LSE:GFS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-06-30 631.00 2,746.00 1,005.00
2019-03-31 631.00 2,746.00 1,005.00
2018-12-31 783.00 2,608.00 1,057.00
2018-06-30 833.00 2,928.00 1,345.00
2018-03-31 833.00 2,928.00 1,345.00
2017-12-31 843.00 2,438.00 944.00
2017-09-30 843.00 2,438.00 944.00
2017-06-30 786.00 2,448.00 905.00
2017-03-31 786.00 2,448.00 905.00
2016-12-31 863.00 2,505.00 883.00
2016-09-30 863.00 2,505.00 883.00
2016-06-30 750.00 2,664.00 858.00
2016-03-31 750.00 2,664.00 858.00
2015-12-31 691.00 2,308.00 601.00
2015-09-30 691.00 2,308.00 601.00
2015-06-30 765.00 2,160.00 513.00
2015-03-31 765.00 2,160.00 513.00
2014-12-31 922.00 2,084.00 430.00
2014-09-30 970.00 2,095.00 417.00
2014-06-30 838.00 2,128.00 417.00
2014-03-31 838.00 2,128.00 417.00
2013-12-31 884.00 2,161.00 542.00
2013-09-30 919.00 2,200.00 604.00
2013-06-30 1,039.00 2,554.00 549.00
2013-03-31 1,039.00 2,554.00 549.00
2012-12-31 1,231.00 2,401.00 485.00
  • G4S's level of debt (435.2%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (253.5% vs 435.2% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (9.5%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 4.6x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess G4S's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. G4S has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is G4S's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
4.71%
Current annual income from G4S dividends. Estimated to be 4.91% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of G4S shares you are expected to receive £94 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • G4S's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1.97%).
  • G4S's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (5.29%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
LSE:GFS Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 13 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 21 Stocks 2.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 679 Stocks 4.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.3%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

LSE:GFS Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 0.12 1.00
2021-12-31 0.10 12.00
2020-12-31 0.10 14.00
2019-12-31 0.10 13.00
2019-12-05
LSE:GFS Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-08-09 0.097 5.030
2019-03-12 0.097 4.771
2018-08-09 0.097 4.599
2018-04-10 0.097 3.622
2017-08-09 0.094 3.498
2017-03-08 0.094 2.955
2016-08-10 0.094 3.917
2016-04-15 0.094 5.097
2016-03-09 0.094 4.980
2015-08-12 0.094 4.130
2015-03-10 0.092 3.225
2014-08-14 0.090 3.324
2014-03-31 0.090 3.554
2014-03-12 0.090 3.801
2013-08-28 0.090 3.580
2013-03-13 0.090 3.541
2013-03-12 0.090 2.951
2012-05-01 0.085 3.199
2011-08-23 0.082 3.071
2011-05-10 0.079 2.894
2010-08-26 0.073 2.826
2010-04-20 0.072 2.695
2010-03-16 0.072 2.724
2009-08-24 0.067 2.707
2009-05-11 0.064 3.018

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of G4S's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0.3x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.9x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess G4S's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can G4S afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. G4S has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of G4S's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Ashley Almanza
COMPENSATION £2,930,243
AGE 56
TENURE AS CEO 6.5 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Ashley Almanza has been the Chief Executive Officer of G4S Australia Holdings Pty. Ltd since June 1, 2013. Mr. Almanza has been the Group Chief Executive Officer of G4S plc since June 1, 2013. He has been an Executive Director of G4S plc since May 2013. He has experience and knowledge gained as an Executive Officer in the energy industry and has extensive accounting and financial expertise. Mr. Almanza served as the Chief Financial Officer at G4S plc from May 1, 2013 to June 1, 2013. He served as the Chief Financial Officer at BG Group Limited from August 1, 2002 to March 31, 2011 and served as its Executive Vice President from 2009 to December 18, 2012. He was responsible for BG Group's finance and the Treasury, Taxation, Audit, Investor Relations and Information Management departments. He led BG Group’s UK, European and Central Asian businesses and the group’s commercial strategy in Central Asia. He held a number of senior roles at BG Group from 1993 to 2012. He served as the Managing Director of Europe and Central Asia at BG Group plc since November 2009. He joined British Gas Plc in 1993 as Finance Manager in the Exploration and Production division. He held a number of Corporate and Business Unit roles including Finance Director of BG International Downstream and Deputy Finance Director of BG International. He served as a Group Finance Director of BG Group Plc from October 2000 to January 2001 and also served as its Group Financial Controller. He served at Centrica and Lattice Group de-mergers and BG Group's 1997 and 1999 capital reorganizations. He served as an Executive Director of BG Group since August 2002 until March 31, 2011. He serves as the Chairman of The 100 Group. He served as Chairman of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors. He serves as Board Member of the International Security Ligue. He served as a Non Executive Director of Noble Corporation Plc from April 26, 2013 to June 19, 2018. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Schroders Plc from August 2, 2011 to April 28, 2016. He served as Director of BG Energy Holdings Limited until March 2011. He is a Member of the Advisory Board at Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. He is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Almanza holds a Degree in Commerce and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Natal, South Africa and an MBA from London Business School.

CEO Compensation
  • Ashley's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Ashley's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the G4S management team in years:

4.8
Average Tenure
56
Average Age
  • The tenure for the G4S management team is about average.
Management Team

Ashley Almanza

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£3M
AGE
56
TENURE
6.5 yrs

Tim Weller

TITLE
CFO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£2M
AGE
56
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Helen Parris

TITLE
Director of Investor Relations

Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen

TITLE
Group General Counsel
AGE
67
TENURE
18.9 yrs

Sophie McMillan

TITLE
Head of Media

Stephane Verdoy

TITLE
Group Sales & Marketing Director
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Jenni Myles

TITLE
Group Human Resources Director
TENURE
4.4 yrs

Graham Levinsohn

TITLE
Regional Chief Executive Officer of Europe & the Middle East
TENURE
6.1 yrs

John Kenning

TITLE
Regional Chief Executive Officer of the Americas
TENURE
5.1 yrs

Mel Brooks

TITLE
Regional President of Africa
TENURE
4.6 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the G4S board of directors in years:

5.1
Average Tenure
61
Average Age
  • The tenure for the G4S board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

John Connolly

TITLE
Independent Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
£386K
AGE
68
TENURE
7.5 yrs

Ashley Almanza

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£3M
AGE
56
TENURE
6.6 yrs

Tim Weller

TITLE
CFO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£2M
AGE
56
TENURE
6.7 yrs

Winnie Kin

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£82K
AGE
63
TENURE
9.2 yrs

Paul Spence

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£95K
AGE
60
TENURE
6.9 yrs

John Ramsay

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£89K
AGE
62
TENURE
1.9 yrs

Clare Chapman

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
59
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Steve Mogford

TITLE
Senior Independent Director
COMPENSATION
£80K
AGE
62
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Barbara Milian Thoralfsson

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£84K
AGE
60
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Elisabeth Fleuriot

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£50K
AGE
63
TENURE
1.5 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
10. May 19 Sell Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. Company 09. May 19 09. May 19 -2,073 £2.09 £-4,333
08. May 19 Sell Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. Company 07. May 19 07. May 19 -16,439 £2.00 £-32,878
08. May 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 07. May 19 07. May 19 -82,012 £2.10 £-172,223
08. May 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 07. May 19 07. May 19 -2,134,559 £2.11 £-140,564
08. May 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 07. May 19 07. May 19 1,453,284 £2.11 £0
08. May 19 Sell JPMorgan Chase & Co, Private Banking and Investment Banking Investments Company 07. May 19 07. May 19 -58,560 £2.10 £0
08. May 19 Buy JPMorgan Chase & Co, Private Banking and Investment Banking Investments Company 07. May 19 07. May 19 58,560 £2.10 £122,876
07. May 19 Sell State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 -8,459 £2.16 £-18,271
07. May 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 2,667 £2.16 £5,761
07. May 19 Buy Macquarie Group, Ltd., Banking & Securities Investments Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 59,356 £2.17 £128,099
07. May 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 -2,275,222 £2.16 £-4,884,229
07. May 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 121,677 £2.17 £262,273
07. May 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 01. May 19 01. May 19 -2,039,697 £2.14 £-2,070,555
07. May 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 01. May 19 01. May 19 796,943 £2.14 £164,882
07. May 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 06. May 19 06. May 19 -1,557 £2.01 £-3,129
07. May 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 06. May 19 06. May 19 1,557 £2.01 £3,129
07. May 19 Sell Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 -1,840 £2.16 £-3,974
07. May 19 Buy Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 8,518 £2.15 £18,345
07. May 19 Buy UBS Asset Management Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 18,218 £2.16 £39,351
07. May 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 -574,052 £2.17 £-1,242,914
07. May 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 196,646 £2.16 £425,545
07. May 19 Sell JPMorgan Chase & Co, Private Banking and Investment Banking Investments Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 -13,220 £2.18 £-28,785
07. May 19 Buy JPMorgan Chase & Co, Private Banking and Investment Banking Investments Company 03. May 19 03. May 19 13,220 £2.19 £0
03. May 19 Buy Schroders plc Company 02. May 19 02. May 19 976,517 £2.14 £2,088,672
03. May 19 Buy Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 02. May 19 02. May 19 36,508 £2.12 £77,276
03. May 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 02. May 19 02. May 19 -48,277 £2.16 £-104,327
03. May 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 02. May 19 02. May 19 10,264 £2.16 £22,181
03. May 19 Buy Macquarie Group, Ltd., Banking & Securities Investments Company 02. May 19 02. May 19 20,184 £2.14 £42,833
02. May 19 Buy Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 01. May 19 01. May 19 130,339 £2.14 £278,246
02. May 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 01. May 19 01. May 19 1,998 £2.14 £4,276
02. May 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 01. May 19 01. May 19 478 £2.13 £1,016
02. May 19 Sell Macquarie Group, Ltd., Banking & Securities Investments Company 01. May 19 01. May 19 -33,755 £2.13 £-71,740
02. May 19 Sell JPMorgan Chase & Co, Private Banking and Investment Banking Investments Company 01. May 19 01. May 19 -1,500 £2.13 £-3,201
02. May 19 Buy JPMorgan Chase & Co, Private Banking and Investment Banking Investments Company 01. May 19 01. May 19 1,500 £2.13 £3,201
01. May 19 Buy Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 30. Apr 19 30. Apr 19 97,354 £2.18 £212,504
01. May 19 Sell Mondrian Investment Partners Limited Company 30. Apr 19 30. Apr 19 -201,058 £2.20 £-435,129
01. May 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 30. Apr 19 30. Apr 19 -22,596 £2.17 £-49,000
01. May 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 30. Apr 19 30. Apr 19 64,426 £2.18 £140,206
01. May 19 Sell State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 30. Apr 19 30. Apr 19 -4,943 £2.16 £-10,687
01. May 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 30. Apr 19 30. Apr 19 107,627 £2.16 £232,690
01. May 19 Sell JPMorgan Chase & Co, Private Banking and Investment Banking Investments Company 30. Apr 19 30. Apr 19 -1,528 £2.16 £-3,304
01. May 19 Buy JPMorgan Chase & Co, Private Banking and Investment Banking Investments Company 30. Apr 19 30. Apr 19 1,528 £2.16 £3,304
01. May 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 30. Apr 19 30. Apr 19 -786,819 £2.19 £-148,382
01. May 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 30. Apr 19 30. Apr 19 1,265,051 £2.18 £435
01. May 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 29. Apr 19 29. Apr 19 -703,539 £2.20 £-178,676
01. May 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 29. Apr 19 29. Apr 19 1,001,762 £2.21 £28,563
30. Apr 19 Sell Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. Company 29. Apr 19 29. Apr 19 -313 £2.21 £-692
30. Apr 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 29. Apr 19 29. Apr 19 29,918 £2.20 £65,701
30. Apr 19 Sell Mondrian Investment Partners Limited Company 29. Apr 19 29. Apr 19 -67,337 £2.21 £-148,626
29. Apr 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 25. Apr 19 25. Apr 19 -758,258 £2.25 £-71,615
29. Apr 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 25. Apr 19 25. Apr 19 1,065,547 £2.25 £45,795
29. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 26. Apr 19 26. Apr 19 -18,576 £2.20 £-40,904
29. Apr 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 26. Apr 19 26. Apr 19 164,984 £2.20 £363,233
29. Apr 19 Buy UBS Asset Management Company 26. Apr 19 26. Apr 19 8,849 £2.20 £19,485
29. Apr 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 26. Apr 19 26. Apr 19 -686,915 £2.20 £-27,726
29. Apr 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 26. Apr 19 26. Apr 19 1,159,339 £2.21 £28,211
29. Apr 19 Sell Mondrian Investment Partners Limited Company 26. Apr 19 26. Apr 19 -509,254 £2.20 £-1,121,173
26. Apr 19 Sell Mondrian Investment Partners Limited Company 25. Apr 19 25. Apr 19 -536,857 £2.23 £-1,195,741
26. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 25. Apr 19 25. Apr 19 -2,575 £2.22 £-5,719
26. Apr 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 25. Apr 19 25. Apr 19 12,140 £2.22 £26,963
26. Apr 19 Sell Standard Life Aberdeen plc Company 25. Apr 19 25. Apr 19 -4,851 £2.22 £-10,774
26. Apr 19 Buy Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 25. Apr 19 25. Apr 19 15,925 £2.23 £35,505
26. Apr 19 Sell State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 25. Apr 19 25. Apr 19 -14,546 £2.22 £-32,307
25. Apr 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 23. Apr 19 23. Apr 19 -996,486 £2.33 £-2,312,850
25. Apr 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 23. Apr 19 23. Apr 19 687,955 £2.32 £1,596,674
25. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 24. Apr 19 24. Apr 19 -180,688 £2.28 £-411,923
25. Apr 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 24. Apr 19 24. Apr 19 20,784 £2.31 £47,888
25. Apr 19 Sell Macquarie Group, Ltd., Banking & Securities Investments Company 24. Apr 19 24. Apr 19 -200 £2.26 £-452
25. Apr 19 Buy UBS Asset Management Company 24. Apr 19 24. Apr 19 6,019 £2.28 £13,723
25. Apr 19 Buy Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 24. Apr 19 24. Apr 19 19,725 £2.28 £44,806
25. Apr 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 24. Apr 19 24. Apr 19 96,567 £2.30 £220,198
25. Apr 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 24. Apr 19 24. Apr 19 -1,325,474 £2.29 £-11,652
25. Apr 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 24. Apr 19 24. Apr 19 1,554,090 £2.28 £300,314
24. Apr 19 Sell Macquarie Group, Ltd., Banking & Securities Investments Company 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 -543 £2.35 £-1,269
24. Apr 19 Buy Macquarie Group, Ltd., Banking & Securities Investments Company 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 4,009,307 £2.35 £9,386,534
24. Apr 19 Buy Macquarie Group, Ltd., Banking & Securities Investments Company 18. Apr 19 18. Apr 19 213,302 £2.33 £496,172
24. Apr 19 Sell Macquarie Group, Ltd., Banking & Securities Investments Company 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 -11,954 £2.37 £-28,283
24. Apr 19 Buy Macquarie Group, Ltd., Banking & Securities Investments Company 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 7,945,786 £2.37 £18,601,403
23. Apr 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 18. Apr 19 18. Apr 19 12,037 £2.32 £27,950
18. Apr 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 3,273 £2.34 £7,669
15. Apr 19 Sell State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 12. Apr 19 12. Apr 19 -1,364 £2.29 £-3,126
15. Apr 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 12. Apr 19 12. Apr 19 53,661 £2.29 £121,387
12. Apr 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 11. Apr 19 11. Apr 19 17,833 £2.18 £38,919
11. Apr 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 10. Apr 19 10. Apr 19 11,894 £2.21 £23,129
10. Apr 19 Sell State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 09. Apr 19 09. Apr 19 -9,824 £1.85 £-18,140
24. Apr 19 Sell State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 23. Apr 19 23. Apr 19 -10,968 £2.32 £-25,402
24. Apr 19 Buy State Street Global Advisors, Inc. Company 23. Apr 19 23. Apr 19 8,192 £2.32 £19,023
24. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 23. Apr 19 23. Apr 19 -103,441 £2.32 £-238,035
24. Apr 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 23. Apr 19 23. Apr 19 192,306 £2.32 £444,435
24. Apr 19 Buy Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 23. Apr 19 23. Apr 19 43,067 £2.30 £98,981
23. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 18. Apr 19 18. Apr 19 -26,157 £2.32 £-60,737
23. Apr 19 Sell Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 18. Apr 19 18. Apr 19 -801 £2.32 £-1,860
23. Apr 19 Buy Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 18. Apr 19 18. Apr 19 90,291 £2.31 £208,735
23. Apr 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 -927,011 £2.35 £-16,076
23. Apr 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 1,309,115 £2.35 £61,603
18. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 -132,654 £2.35 £-310,941
18. Apr 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 136,941 £2.35 £320,879
18. Apr 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 -3,367,971 £2.35 £-83,220
18. Apr 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 1,370,691 £2.35 £102,986
18. Apr 19 Buy Mondrian Investment Partners Limited Company 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 172,860 £2.34 £405,028
18. Apr 19 Sell Standard Life Aberdeen plc Company 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 -2,698 £2.34 £-6,321
17. Apr 19 Buy Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 2,254 £2.34 £5,272
17. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 -7,734 £2.33 £-18,018
17. Apr 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 4,501 £2.34 £10,528
17. Apr 19 Sell Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. Company 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 -2,961 £2.22 £-6,573
17. Apr 19 Buy Schroders plc Company 16. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 20,000 £2.33 £46,620
16. Apr 19 Sell Macquarie Group, Ltd., Banking & Securities Investments Company 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 -30,044 £2.29 £-68,831
16. Apr 19 Buy Schroders plc Company 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 16,500 £2.29 £37,729
16. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 -1,443 £2.30 £-3,319
16. Apr 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 48,935 £2.30 £112,550
16. Apr 19 Buy UBS Asset Management Company 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 16,462 £2.30 £37,863
16. Apr 19 Sell Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 -1,474,942 £2.30 £-17,696
16. Apr 19 Buy Barclays Bank PLC, Securities Investments Company 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 1,500,349 £2.31 £122,686
16. Apr 19 Sell Mondrian Investment Partners Limited Company 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 -195,004 £2.30 £-445,593
15. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 12. Apr 19 12. Apr 19 -19,934 £2.29 £-45,689
15. Apr 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 12. Apr 19 12. Apr 19 48,813 £2.29 £111,879
15. Apr 19 Buy Schroders plc Company 12. Apr 19 12. Apr 19 317,230 £2.29 £727,091
15. Apr 19 Buy Legal & General Investment Management Limited Company 12. Apr 19 12. Apr 19 9,162 £2.27 £20,771
12. Apr 19 Buy Standard Life Aberdeen plc Company 11. Apr 19 11. Apr 19 8,187 £2.23 £18,265
11. Apr 19 Sell Schroders plc Company 10. Apr 19 10. Apr 19 -1,508,221 £2.19 £-3,295,417
12. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 11. Apr 19 11. Apr 19 -6,601 £2.18 £-14,410
12. Apr 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 11. Apr 19 11. Apr 19 6,650 £2.18 £14,517
11. Apr 19 Sell BlackRock, Inc. Company 10. Apr 19 10. Apr 19 -30,282 £2.21 £-66,923
11. Apr 19 Buy BlackRock, Inc. Company 10. Apr 19 10. Apr 19 13,227 £2.21 £29,232
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Management checks
We assess G4S's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. G4S has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Income Investors Should Know That G4S plc (LON:GFS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

So we need to check whether the dividend payments are covered, and if earnings are growing. … That said, even highly profitable companies sometimes might not generate enough cash to pay the dividend, which is why we should always check if the dividend is covered by cash flow. … Companies with consistently growing earnings per share generally make the best dividend stocks, as they usually find it easier to grow dividends per share.

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Here’s What G4S plc’s (LON:GFS) Return On Capital Can Tell Us

The formula for calculating the return on capital employed is: Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) Or for G4S: 0.10 = UK£417m ÷ (UK£5.9b - UK£1.9b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2019.) Therefore, G4S has an ROCE of 10%. … Due to the way ROCE is calculated, a high level of current liabilities makes a company look as though it has less capital employed, and thus can (sometimes unfairly) boost the ROCE. … Our Take On G4S's ROCE G4S's ROCE does look good, but the level of current liabilities also contribute to that.

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Is G4S (LON:GFS) A Risky Investment?

When we think about a company's use of debt, we first look at cash and debt together. … G4S's debt is 3.3 times its EBITDA, and its EBIT cover its interest expense 4.6 times over. … Our View G4S's level of total liabilities and net debt to EBITDA definitely weigh on it, in our esteem.

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These Factors Make G4S plc (LON:GFS) An Interesting Investment

In the case of GFS, it is a company with an impressive track record of dividend payments as well as an optimistic growth outlook. … Reasonable growth potential average dividend payer GFS is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 29% in the upcoming year which is expected to flow into an impressive return on equity of 28% over the next couple of years. … LSE:GFS Past and Future Earnings, August 1st 2019 GFS dishes out decent dividend payments over time, higher than the low-risk savings rate, which is able to compensate investors for taking on the risk of holding a risky stock over a riskless asset.

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Is G4S plc (LON:GFS) Investing Your Capital Efficiently?

To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of the business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business.

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G4S plc (LON:GFS) Delivered A Better ROE Than The Industry, Here’s Why

This article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE). … One way to conceptualize this, is that for each £1 of shareholders' equity it has, the company made £0.24 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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How Do Analysts See G4S plc (LON:GFS) Performing Over The Next Year?

After G4S plc's (LON:GFS) earnings announcement in June 2018,. … analyst consensus outlook appear cautiously optimistic, … as a 45.69% increase in profits is expected in the upcoming year,

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Calculating The Fair Value Of G4S plc (LON:GFS)

by estimating the company's future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. … discounted cash flows (DCF). … Anyone interested in learning a bit more about intrinsic value should have a read of the Simply Wall St analysis model

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Has G4S plc's (LON:GFS) Earnings Momentum Changed Recently?

Below, I will assess GFS's latest performance announced on 31 December 2017 and weigh these figures against its longer term trend and industry movements. … Did GFS's recent earnings growth beat the long-term trend and the industry. … GFS's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 December 2017) of UK£242.00m has

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What Should You Know About G4S plc's (LON:GFS) Capital Returns?

and want to begin learning the link between G4S plc (LON:GFS)’s return fundamentals and stock market performance. … Your equity share is granted in return for the capital provided to the business to operate, and in order for an investment to be successful the business has to create earnings from the funds that make up this capital … Your return is tied to GFS’s ability to do this because the amount earned is used to invest in opportunities to grow the business or payout dividends, which are the two sources of return on investment.

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Company Info

Description

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides security and related services in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The company offers software tools, including evidence based risk assessment, incident management, and travel advisory systems, such as RISK360; and proprietary security systems comprising symmetry connect access control and visitor management systems. It also provides custody, detention, rehabilitation, and care services; automated cash solutions for retailers, automated bulk-teller solution for banks, and mobile banking services, as well as G4S Pay, a retail cash solution; and security advice, risk mitigation strategies, secure support, and integrated solutions. The company serves corporates and industrials, government, financial institutions, private energy/utilities, and ports and airports, as well as the retail, transport and logistics, and leisure and tourism sectors. G4S plc was founded in 1901 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: G4S plc
GFS
Exchange: LSE
Founded: 1901
£3,195,917,290
1,546,162,211
Website: http://www.g4s.com
Address: G4S plc
Southside,
5th Floor,
London,
Greater London, SW1E 6QT,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE GFS Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 20. Jul 2004
OTCPK GFSZ.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 20. Jul 2004
DB GHN Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 20. Jul 2004
CPSE G4S Ordinary Shares OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen DK DKK 20. Jul 2004
BATS-CHIXE GFSL Ordinary Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB GBP 20. Jul 2004
BATS-CHIXE G4SC Ordinary Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB DKK 20. Jul 2004
OTCPK GFSZ.Y UNSPONSORD ADR Pink Sheets LLC US USD 17. Oct 2008
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
550,000
G4S employees.
Industry
Security and Alarm Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/12/05 20:31
End of day share price update: 2019/12/05 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/12/03
Last earnings filing: 2019/08/09
Last earnings reported: 2019/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


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