First Group

First Group FGP

Dividend Summary


The previous First Group dividend was 7.62p and it went ex almost 9 years ago and it was paid over 8 years ago.
There are typically 2 dividends per year (excluding specials), and the dividend cover is approximately 6.4.

Latest Dividends
Summary Previous dividend Next dividend
Status Paid
Type Interim
Per share 7.62p
Declaration date
Ex-div date 09 Jan 2013 (Wed)
Pay date 07 Feb 2013 (Thu)

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Dividend Yield Today
0.0%
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The table below shows the full dividend history for First Group
Status Type Decl. date Ex-div date Pay date Decl. Currency Forecast amount Decl. amount Accuracy
Paid Interim 09 Jan 2013 07 Feb 2013 GBP 7.62p
Paid Final 11 Jul 2012 17 Aug 2012 GBP 16.05p
Paid Interim 04 Jan 2012 01 Feb 2012 GBP 7.62p
Paid Final 13 Jul 2011 19 Aug 2011 GBP 15p
Paid Interim 05 Jan 2011 02 Feb 2011 GBP 7.12p
Paid Final 14 Jul 2010 20 Aug 2010 GBP 14p
Paid Interim 06 Jan 2010 03 Feb 2010 GBP 6.65p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2009 GBP 18.75p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2008 GBP 17.05p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2007 31 Dec 2007 GBP 15.5p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2006 31 Dec 2006 GBP 14.1p
Year Amount Change
2006 14.1p
2007 15.5p
9.9%
2008 17.05p
10.0%
2009 18.75p
10.0%
2010 20.65p
10.1%
2011 22.12p
7.1%
2012 23.67p
7.0%

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About First Group

FirstGroup is one of Britains largest transport companies, operating bus services, passenger and freight rail services in the UK and yellow school bus and other services in the US. The groups UK rail interests include First Great Western, TransPennine Express, Hull Trains, First Great Western Link, First North Western and GB Railfreight.

Sector
Travel & Leisure
Country
United Kingdom
Share Price
£0.91 (yesterday's closing price)
Shares in Issue
482 million
Market Cap
£437mn
Dividend Cover
How many times is the dividend covered by company income. A cover of 1 means all income is paid out in dividends
6.4
CADI
The Consecutive Annual Dividend Increases - the number of years this company has been increasing its dividends
6
Market Indices
FTSE 350, FTSE 250, CBOE 250, CBOE 350
Investor Relations URL
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Home Page URL
https://www.firstgroupplc.com/
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PRE-CLOSE TRADING UPDATEFirstGroup plc ("the Group") reports the following update on trading for the six months to 30 September 2012 ("the period") ahead of its half-yearly results to be announced on 7 November 2012.Overall tradingDespite continued economic uncertainty, overall trading for the Group during the first half of the year is in line with our expectations. With a resolute focus on creating a stronger business for the future we have taken action to improve performance and deliver sustainable growth.First StudentFirst Student has made good progress in addressing performance and strengthening its operating model. Although there remains significant work to be done, the business is now set on the path to recovery. We achieved a retention rate of 90% and delivered a successful start up to the new school year. US Dollar revenues on a like-for-like basis are expected to be down by 3.8 % for the period and as previously stated, we expect the operating margin for the full year to exceed the 2010/11 performance.First TransitFirst Transit continues to deliver a steady trading performance in line with our expectations. US Dollar revenues are expected to increase by 3.2 % on a like-for-like basis. We continue to achieve strong contract retention rates of over 90% and progress a pipeline of new business opportunities.GreyhoundWe continue with the modernisation of Greyhound including the roll out of our popular Express service. During the period like-for-like revenue growth is expected to be 1.7% reflecting the impact of the sluggish economic environment and lower fuel prices on summer trading. We have however, mitigated this impact through the actions we have taken over recent years which has enabled us to leverage the positive effects of a more flexible operating model. Our Greyhound Express product continues to prove popular with customers and, having rolled out services to Texas and California during the summer, we are developing plans to extend to further new cities in the autumn.UK BusOur UK Bus division is expected to deliver like-for-like passenger revenue growth of 2.5% in the period. Challenging economic conditions continue to impact a number of our urban operations however, during the period our operations in the North of England and Scotland saw improved revenue growth whereas, in keeping with industry trends, we saw a reduction in concessionary volumes in our businesses in the South. We were delighted to successfully complete the smooth delivery of our contract to provide spectator transport to the London 2012 Games. While there remains considerable work to be done in our UK Bus division, we have seen some early positive signs in some of our markets.We have a clear direction and are executing a detailed plan to recover performance and equip the business to achieve increased revenue and patronage growth, including continuing to work through our programme of disposals. As previously stated, we expect UK Bus operating margin to be approximately 8% in the full year.UK RailOur UK Rail division achieved a further period of solid performance with like-for-like passenger revenue expected to increase by 8.1%. All of our rail franchises made a strong contribution to this performance and we remain focused on ensuring the quality of our existing operations while continuing to develop opportunities from the re-franchising programme. We are shortlisted for all three rail franchises currently out for tender.On 15 August, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that we have been awarded the contract to operate the InterCity West Coast franchise. The incumbent operator Virgin Rail Ltd, a joint venture between Virgin Group and Stagecoach Group plc, is pursuing a legal challenge against the DfT in relation to the franchise award. We have every confidence in the DfT's process which is rigorous, detailed and fair and in which bids are thoroughly tested. Our focus is to ensure a smooth transition with continuity for staff and passengers alike and to deliver the many benefits and improvements we are offering without delay or disruption. We continue to prepare for a successful mobilisation on 9 December 2012.OutlookCommenting, Tim O'Toole, Chief Executive said:"I am pleased to report overall trading for the first half of the year is in line with our expectations. With a fundamentally strong and diverse portfolio of operations we are focused on driving a greater performance and delivering improved growth and returns. While there is significant work to do we are satisfied with the progress of the actions we have taken, though we remain mindful of the uncertain economic backdrop."We have leading positions in a sector that is a key enabler of economic growth and we are confident that the actions we are taking will strengthen the business for the future. Therefore, reflecting its longer term view, the Board remains committed to its current policy of dividend growth of 7.0% through to the end of the financial year 2012/13."