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G4S (GFS)

Group 4 Securicor was formed in July 2004 when top international security firms Securicor and Group 4 merged. The combined company is now the world's number one security firm, operating in more than 100 countries around the world with over 340,000 employees. It operates in three key sectors: Security Services, Security Systems and Cash Services.

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Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 4.21p
2007 4.96p 17.8%
2008 6.43p 29.6%
2009 7.18p 11.7%
2010 7.9p 10.0%
2011 8.53p 8.0%
2012 8.96p 5.0%
2013 8.96p 0%
2014 9.24p 3.1%
2015 9.41p 1.8%
2016 9.57p 1.7%
2017 9.7p 1.4%
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Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
08 Sep 2010 15 Oct 2010 2010 Interim Semiannually Paid 3.17p
04 May 2011 03 Jun 2011 2010 Final Semiannually Paid 4.73p
07 Sep 2011 14 Oct 2011 2011 Interim Semiannually Paid 3.42p
09 May 2012 15 Jun 2012 2011 Final Semiannually Paid 5.11p
19 Sep 2012 19 Oct 2012 2012 Interim Semiannually Paid 3.42p
15 May 2013 14 Jun 2013 2012 Final Semiannually Paid 5.54p
11 Sep 2013 18 Oct 2013 2013 Interim Semiannually Paid 3.42p
30 Apr 2014 13 Jun 2014 2013 Final Semiannually Paid 5.54p
10 Sep 2014 17 Oct 2014 2014 Interim Semiannually Paid 3.42p
07 May 2015 12 Jun 2015 2014 Final Semiannually Paid 5.82p
03 Sep 2015 16 Oct 2015 2015 Interim Semiannually Paid 3.59p
28 Apr 2016 10 Jun 2016 2015 Final Semiannually Paid 5.82p
01 Sep 2016 14 Oct 2016 2016 Interim Semiannually Paid 3.59p
27 Apr 2017 09 Jun 2017 2016 Final Semiannually Paid 5.98p
31 Aug 2017 13 Oct 2017 2017 Interim Semiannually Paid 3.59p
03 May 2018 15 Jun 2018 2017 Final Semiannually Paid 6.11p
06 Sep 2018 12 Oct 2018 2018 Interim Semiannually Paid 3.59p
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G4S Chief Executive Officer Ashley Almanza said, "The group made good progress with its strategic plan, delivering commercial, operational and financial progress during 2014. This is reflected in a 7.9% increase in underlying PBITA and a 11.7% increase in underlying earnings and a 25% increase in cash flow from the group's operating businesses. The group's progress and prospects are reflected in the board's recommendation to increase the final dividend by 5%. There remains much to be done to realise the full potential of our strategy and we expect to make further progress in 2015."
 
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G4S Chief Executive Officer Ashley Almanza said, "This has been an extremely challenging year for G4S. We have taken clear action to address longstanding issues and have introduced wide ranging changes to strengthen our business. We can now look to the future with increasing confidence, focusing on the growing demand for G4S services that underpins our plans to deliver sustainable, profitable growth."  

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Sales up 7.2%, organic growth of 5.4%.  Organic growth of 13% in developing markets 

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Underlying sales up 8.1% and improved organic growth of c.7%. Adjusted EPS 21.2p (excluding the Olympic Games contract)

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G4S Interim Management Statement

G4S, the world's leading international secure outsourcing solutions group, reports today on trading for the year to date, including an overview of financial performance to 30 September 2012. Overview of the financial performance for the nine months to 30 September 2012 In the first nine months of 2012, overall revenues compared to the same period last year, excluding the London 2012 contract, grew by 6.3% at constant exchange rates and by 4.1% at actual exchange rates. Including the London 2012 contract, revenues grew by 9.2% at constant rates and by 6.9% at actual exchange rates. As expected, the group operating margin was lower compared to the same period in 2011.

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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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