Capita Group (The)

CPI: 473.31 0.00 (0.00%)

Delayed:2016-12-09 18:15:00
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Capita Group (The) Share Price Information

Name Capita Group (The) Epic CPI
Sector Support Services ISIN GB00B23K0M20
Activites Capita plc (formerly Capita Group plc) is the UK’s leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions. With 46,500 people at more than 350 sites, including 68 specialist business centres across Europe and India, the Group uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale benefits to transform its clients’ services, driving down costs and adding value. Security Type Equity

Key numbers

Latest Share Price (p) 0.00 Net Gearing (%) 75.91
Market Cap (£m) 3,237.64 Gross Gearing (%) 85.90
Shares in issue (m) 667.14 Debt Ratio 76.48
P/E Ratio 60.97 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 0.53
Divs per share (p) 31.70 Assets / Equity Ratio 7.09
Dividend Yield (%) 6.66 Price to book value 4.30
Dividend Cover 1.58 SROCE (%) 3.50
Earning per share (p) 7.96 EPS Growth (%) -77.76
52-week high / low (p) 1,263.00 / 481.10 DPS Growth (%) 8.56

Capita Group (The) Broker Views

Date Broker Rec. Price Old target price New target price Notes
09 Dec Shore Capital Sell 473.31 Retains
09 Dec Barclays Capital Equal weight 473.31 1100.00 525.00 Reiterates
08 Dec Peel Hunt Hold 473.31 657.00 657.00 Retains
06 Dec Deutsche Bank Hold 473.31 740.00 590.00 Reiterates
05 Dec Exane BNP Paribas Neutral 473.31 950.00 950.00 Reiterates

Capita Group (The) Director Deals

Date Director Type Volume / Price Trade Value
09 Dec 2016 John Cresswell Buy 2000 @ 468.00p £9,360.00
09 Dec 2016 Nick Greatorex Buy 2091 @ 474.60p £9,923.89
30 Sep 2016 Nick Greatorex Buy 1461 @ 678.90p £9,918.69
29 Sep 2016 Andy Parker Buy 14000 @ 703.92p £98,548.80
29 Sep 2016 Ian Powell Buy 2000 @ 698.94p £13,978.80
08 Sep 2016 Nick Greatorex Buy 18 @ 1046.00p £188.28
08 Sep 2016 Dawn Marriott-Sims Buy 18 @ 1046.00p £188.28
09 Aug 2016 Nick Greatorex Buy 18 @ 972.00p £174.96
09 Aug 2016 Dawn Marriott-Sims Buy 15 @ 972.00p £145.80
08 Jul 2016 Nick Greatorex Buy 20 @ 905.00p £181.00
08 Jul 2016 Dawn Marriott-Sims Buy 20 @ 905.00p £181.00

Capita Group (The) Company News

Director Deals – Capita Group (The) PLC (CPI)

John Cresswell, Non Executive Director, bought 2,000 shares in the company on the 9th December 2016 at a price of 468.00p. The Director now holds 3,000 shares representing 0.00% of the shares in issue.

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Director Deals – Capita Group (The) PLC (CPI)

Nick Greatorex, Financial Director, bought 2,091 shares in the company on the 9th December 2016 at a price of 474.60p. The Director now holds 11,040 shares representing 0.00% of the shares in issue.

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FTSE pharmas, miners aid slim top-100 gains

London stocks were marginally higher in early deals of an overall quiet session — the blue-chip index barely so as pharmas and miners eked out gains. Fyffes was in focus after recommending an offer for the company

Smith & Nephew (SN.) rose 2.08% to 1153.5p, with Shire (SHP) up 1.53% to 4396.75p and Hikma (HIK) adding 1.06% to 1719p. More followed.

Among metals diggers, Anglo American (AAL) added 0.76% to 1254.5p, while Fresnillo (FRES) firmed 0.68% to 1176p and BHP Billiton (BLT) rose 0.64% to 1381.25p.

At 8.29am, WTI crude was up 0.83% to $51.26/bbl and Brent was up 0.46% to $54.14/bbl. Gold was down 0.17% to $1170.40/oz.

Soon after the open, FTSE 100 was up 0.11 points, or about 0.0%, to 6931.66, while FTSE 250 firmed 36.52, or 0.21%, to 17,718.5p.

Overall, about 67 blue chips made mild gains, with roughly 33 falling. Capita (CPI) led with a tumble of 8.46% to 444.25p. It issued a another profit warning yesterday.

Several banks followed Barclays (BARC) south, it down 1.4% to 235.65p. Lloyds (LLOY) dropped 1.13% to 62.06p. Also softer were several insurers, house builders and utilities.


Fyffes (FFY) rose 44.57% to 186.5p as it recommended a €2.23-a-share cash offer by Swordus Ireland Holding Ltd, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp. The offer valued Fyffes at about €751.37m.

Euromoney Institutional Investor (ERM) fell 10.45% to 1003p as it updated on Daily Mail & General Trust’s placing of shares in the company, and its Euromoney’s buyback to deliver it greater financial control and strategic autonomy.

Premier African Minerals (PREM), up 18.18% to 0.33p, has elected not to exercise its option to acquire up to 30% in Casa Mining Limited. It earlier in 2016 acquired a 4.5% stake.


Metal Tiger (MTR), up 10.17% to 1.63p, notes the volatility of its share price after the announcement made Nov. 25 regarding a potential offer for the company, which was subsequently rejected on the basis that it fundamentally undervalued the entity.

BrainJuicer (BJU), up 6.53% to 530p, said trading since it announced its interim results on 16 September has continued to be strong. FinnAust Mining (FAM), down 6.71% to 6.88p, has raised £8.5m from the issue of 76,428,572 new ordinary shares and the placing of 45,000,000 existing ordinary shares at 7 pence per share.

Condor Gold (CNR), up 5.36% to 59p, has reached terms of a settlement with B2Gold Corporation and Royal Gold over a disputed net smelter return royalty over part of Condor’s flagship La India project in Nicaragua.

Plant Impact (PIM), up 3.93% to 46.25p, has made a strong start to its FY 2017 financial year. Revenue and profit for the quarter were in line with the Board’s plans and consistent with achieving full-year expectations.

Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) (MAB1), up 2.06% to 340.38p, has completed its investment in its new joint venture in Australia, MAB Broker Services Pty Ltd.

IP Group (IPO), up 1.61% to 154.45p, portfolio company Oxford Sciences Innovation has raised £230m in a new financing round via a private placement of ordinary shares. Following completion, IP Group’s undiluted beneficial stake of 8.1% in OSI will be valued at £55.5m. IP Group has committed a further £7.5m to OSI as part of this funding round.

Marshalls (MSLH), down 1.07% to 313.6p, is confident of meeting its 2016 expectations. Its underlying indicators have remained positive in main end markets, while order intake and revenue growth remains robust and positive cash generation continues.

Other stocks in the news included John Laing Group (JLG), Plus500 (PLUS), Tullett Prebon (TLPR), Abbey (ABBY), Trinity Exploration & Production (TRIN), Berendsen (BRSN), ICG Enterprise Trust (ICGT), Ideagen (IDEA), Kolar Gold (KGLD) and Lucara Diamond Corp (LUC).

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Broker Forecast – Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Capita Group (The) PLC

Barclays Capital today reaffirms its equal weight investment rating on Capita Group (The) PLC (LON:CPI) and cut its price target to 525p (from 1100p).

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Draghi lifts FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 was in positive territory, boosted by an extended stimulus package from the European Central Bank.

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Barclays (BARC) advanced by up to 1.8%.

Miners Glencore (GLEN) and Rio Tinto (RIO) also supported the blue chip index with gains of around 2%.

West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude oil slid 0.9% higher to $50.26 and $53.48 per barrel, respectively.

Gold stumbled 0.4% to $1,169 and copper backtracked 0.8% to $5,776 per tonne.


Outsourcing company Capita (CPI) issued a second profit warning in three months, which it blamed on uncertainty after the Brexit vote. It announced plans to sell its asset services business to protect its balance sheet.

Shares in utility multinational National Grid (NG.) sparked 3% after agreeing to sell a majority interest in its gas distribution division to a consortium of long-term infrastructure investors. The deal valued the asset at £13.8bn (including debt) and will see £4bn returned to shareholders.

Glencore (GLEN) and shareholder Qatar Investment Authority confirmed they will jointly invest approximately €10bn for a 19.5% stake in oil company Rosneft.


Sports retailer Sports Direct (SPD) declined 8.3% to 288.8p on a 25% fall in first half pre-tax profit to £140m, mainly as a result of unhedged exposure to sterling weakness.

Chairman Keith Hellawell launched a tirade against the media, unions and politicians for launching a ‘campaign’ against the firm, which has been heavily criticised for its working practices.

Bookies William Hill (WMH) and Ladbrokes Coral (LCL) were both in the red amid reports that a parliamentary committee will recommend a crackdown on the use of fixed-odds betting terminals.

Shares in online grocer Ocado (OCDO) were stale at 262.6p as fourth quarter sales growth dipped.

Investors were impressed by packaging firm DS Smith’s (SMDS) latest results after reporting a 60% increase in first half pre-tax profit to £146m and a 15% hike in the dividend to 4.6p.


Shares in software company ServicePower Technologies (SVR) jumped by 35.7% to 5.6p on confirmation of a recommended 6p a share cash offer from suitor Diversis.

Unresolved disputes with Logiman hit Weatherly International’s (WTI) share price after the company reduced its stake from 11.4% to 9.6%. As the holding fell below 10%, Krzysztof Szymczak resigned as director of the company with immediate effect.

South East Asia data centre facilities provider CSF (CSFG) crashed by 14.7% to 0.81p as operating profit more than halved from RM5,234,000 to RM1,933.

Lloyd’s of London insurer Novae (NVA) slumped 24.4% to 631p as it warned of a hit to its underwriting operations from larger individual risk and catastrophe losses. It also suffered a hit to the value of its fixed-income portfolio and a £17m writedown due to a change in its accounting for deferred acquisition costs.

Social care provider Caretech (CTH) gained 4.8% on full year revenue increasing by a fifth and a hike in the dividend.

Ceramic brake disc developer Surface Transforms (SCE) fell 7.4% to 22p as it blames increased overheads for a guided year-on-year increase in losses.

Oil and gas producer Nostra Terra (NTOG) positively surprised investors with an increase of $600,000 in the price tag of its Chisholm Trail Prospect, sold for an initially agreed $2.1m. Shares in the company jumped 18.2% to 1.7p.

RedT Energy (RED) raised £12m through a discounted shares placing, which will be used for capital expenditure, operating costs and working capital.

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