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Capita Group (CPI)

Capita is one of the UK's leading outsourcing specialists. Established in 1984, the company now counts both private and public sector businesses among its customers and is perhaps best known for its involvement in London’s congestion charging scheme.
 
Capita Group dividends
 
It has a very strong record of increasing the dividend. Analysts are forecasting more increases in the coming two years.
 
 

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Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 9.0p
2007 12.0p 33.3%
2008 14.4p 20.0%
2009 16.8p 16.7%
2010 20.0p 19.0%
2011 21.4p 7.0%
2012 23.5p 9.8%
2013 26.5p 12.8%
2014 29.2p 10.2%
2015 31.7p 8.6%
2016 31.7p 0%
2017 11.1p (65.0%)
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Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
01 Sep 2010 12 Oct 2010 2010 Interim Semiannually Paid 6.6p
13 Apr 2011 23 May 2011 2010 Final Semiannually Paid 13.4p
31 Aug 2011 12 Oct 2011 2011 Interim Semiannually Paid 7.2p
18 Apr 2012 28 May 2012 2011 Final Semiannually Paid 14.2p
12 Sep 2012 15 Oct 2012 2012 Interim Semiannually Paid 7.9p
17 Apr 2013 28 May 2013 2012 Final Semiannually Paid 15.6p
21 Aug 2013 07 Oct 2013 2013 Interim Semiannually Paid 8.7p
16 Apr 2014 28 May 2014 2013 Final Semiannually Paid 17.8p
27 Aug 2014 07 Oct 2014 2014 Interim Semiannually Paid 9.6p
16 Apr 2015 28 May 2015 2014 Final Semiannually Paid 19.6p
22 Oct 2015 30 Nov 2015 2015 Interim Semiannually Paid 10.5p
21 Apr 2016 31 May 2016 2015 Final Semiannually Paid 21.2p
20 Oct 2016 30 Nov 2016 2016 Interim Semiannually Paid 11.1p
25 May 2017 03 Jul 2017 2016 Final Semiannually Paid 20.6p
19 Oct 2017 30 Nov 2017 2017 Interim Semiannually Paid 11.1p
24 May 2018 02 Jul 2018 2017 Final Semiannually Paid 0p
18 Oct 2018 30 Nov 2018 2018 Interim Semiannually Paid 0p
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Good financial and operating performance in 2015

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Highlights

Strong financial and operating performance in 2014

- Underlying revenue growth of 14%, including 9% organic growth

- Underlying operating margin 13.2% (2013: 13.4%)

- Underlying profit before tax up 13% to £535.7m (2013: £475.0m)

- Underlying earnings per share up 10% to 65.15p (2013: 59.4p)

- Total dividend up 10% to 29.2p (2013: 26.5p)

- Underlying operating cash conversion rate of 112% (2013: 106%)

- Underlying free cash flow up 18% to £368m (2013: £312m)

- Post-tax ROCE 14.8% (2013: 15.5%)

- Reported profit before tax up 36% to £292.4m (2013: £215.0m)

- £1.7bn contract wins (2013: £3.3bn), with contract win rate of 1 in 2 (by
  value)

- £310m spent on 17 acquisitions to enhance capability and facilitate future
  organic growth

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Delivering profitable growth

£1.3bn of major contract wins secured in H1 2014 including:

- £400m strategic partnership contract with the Defence Infrastructure
Organisation (DIO)

- £325m framework contract for Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN)

- £145m congestion charging and traffic enforcement schemes contract for
Transport for London (TfL)

- £93.5m online customer management contract with John Lewis

Major contract win rate above 2 in 3

Organic revenue growth of 11% (H1 2013: 3%); full year organic
revenue growth expectation of at least 8%, net of attrition

Bid pipeline replenished to a record £5.7bn (Feb 2014: £5.5bn); strong
platform for 2015/16 growth

Highest ever level of prospects behind bid pipeline, with opportunities
across our diverse markets

Active acquisition pipeline; £240m invested to date on 10
businesses, expanding capabilities and market reach to fuel future organic
growth

Good financial performance

Revenue up 13.9% to £2.1bn (H1 2013: £1.8bn)

Underlying profit before tax up 16.0% to £238.0m (H1 2013: £205.2m)

Underlying operating margin of 12.6% (H1 2013: 12.5%)

Operating cash flow up 21.6% to £291m (H1 2013: £239m); 112% cash
conversion (H1 2013: 105%)

Gearing at 2.3 times net debt to EBITDA (H1 2013: 2.2 times)

Andy Parker, Chief Executive of Capita plc, commented: 
"I am pleased to report good financial results for the first 6
months of the year, demonstrating the strength of Capita's sales offering and
operational delivery and the health of the UK customer and business process
management market. Our breadth of capability across a diversified and growing
market base enables us to move flexibly across sectors and to maintain a high
level of selectivity regarding the opportunities that we pursue. We have had
an excellent sales period securing £1.3bn of contracts and we are continuing
to see a high level of activity across our markets, particularly in the
private sector, providing a strong future platform for growth.

As a consequence of our sales and acquisition performance in 2013
and to date in 2014, we have a high level of revenue visibility for 2014.
This, together with the strength of our bid and acquisition pipelines, gives
us confidence in our full year performance and provides a good platform for
growth in 2015 and beyond."

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Full year results for the year ended 31 December 2013 
 Strong sales, operational and financial performance

 

 Revenue               £3,851m       +15%          £3,896m
 Operating profit      £516.9m      +11%         £312.4m
 Profit before tax     £475.0m      +14%          £215.0m
 Earnings per share    59.4p       +14%           27.05p
 Total dividend per 26.5p +13% 26.5p
 share



Highlights

Delivering sustainable growth

- £3.3bn contract wins (2012: £4.0bn), 81% new/19% extensions

- Secured largest ever contract win by annual value with Telefónica UK (O2),
£1.2bn over 10 years

- Highest ever contract win rate of 2 in 3 (by value)

- Achieved organic growth of 8% (2012: 3%)

- £5.5bn bid pipeline (November 2013: £4.2bn), well diversified across our
target markets

- £271m spent on 13 acquisitions broadening our operational capability and
market reach

- Swift resolution of 2 underperforming areas within our Insurance & Benefits
division

Strong financial performance

- Revenue growth of 15%

- Underlying operating margin of 13.4%

- Underlying earnings per share up 14% to 59.4p

- Total dividend up 13% to 26.5p

- Underlying operating cash conversion rate of 106% (2012:110%)

- Underlying free cash flow of £312m (2012: £307m)

Strong start to 2014

- £588m new contract wins to date including:

- £145m contract with Transport for London to deliver the congestion charging
and traffic enforcement schemes

- £325m framework contract for Scottish Wide Area Network

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Half year results for the 6 months to 30 June 2013

Record sales growth and good financial performance

Financial highlights Half year 2013 Half year 2012 Change

Revenue                                   £1,819m      £1,607m + 13%
Underlying operating profit         £226.8m     £214.1m + 6%
Underlying profit before tax       £205.2m      £186.4m + 10%
Underlying earnings per share     25.8p          23.7p + 9%
Interim dividend per share      8.7p           7.9p + 10%

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Full year results for the year ended 31 December 2012

Good sales, operational and financial performance


Revenue £3,352m  (£2,930m)
Operating profit £471.7m  (£340.9m)
Profit before tax £425.6m  (£290.0m)
Earnings per share 53.16p  (37.08p)
Total dividend per share 23.5p  (21.4p)
Free cash flow £316m

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Today Capita issued its interim management statement, covering trading and financial progress to date in 2012:

Overview

Capita has achieved a strong sales performance to date in 2012 with record major contract wins totalling £1.7bn. We are experiencing high levels of sales activity in the UK business process management and customer services marketplace as evidenced by both our bid pipeline, which has been swiftly replenished and currently stands at £4.0bn (July 2012: £4.1bn), and the buoyant prospects list sitting behind this. We are expecting a number of decisions regarding bids in the pipeline towards the end of Q4 and in Q1 2013. We remain well placed to achieve renewed organic growth in line with expectations in 2012 and anticipate further strong progress in 2013.

Performance across our key financial metrics is in line with expectations. At the beginning of this year, we set ourselves three key objectives for 2012:

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This article which appeared in the Saturday edition of the FT on 27th October talks about investors chasing dividends. It is a good read and vindicates our stance that the only reason to invest in equities at the present time is for Dividends.

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