Last 1,357 GBp
Change Today +14.00 / 1.04%
Volume 320.8K
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close brothers group plc (CBG) Snapshot

Open
1,328 GBp
Previous Close
1,343 GBp
Day High
1,365 GBp
Day Low
1,328 GBp
52 Week High
03/11/14 - 1,503 GBp
52 Week Low
11/13/13 - 1,208 GBp
Market Cap
2.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
435.7K
EPS TTM
1.01 GBp
Shares Outstanding
149.0M
EX-Date
10/16/14
P/E TM
13.4x
Dividend
54.44 GBp
Dividend Yield
4.00%
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close brothers group plc (CBG) Details

Close Brothers Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides specialized financial services primarily in the United Kingdom. It offers loans; trades in securities; and provides financial advice and investment management services to various clients. The company operates through three divisions: Banking, Securities, and Asset Management. The Banking division offers lending products, such as asset and invoice finance products, property bridging loans, insurance premium finance products, motor finance products, and residential/commercial property finance products, as well as provides brewery cask and keg, and commercial vehicle and trailer rental services to small and medium sized businesses, as well as individuals. This division also offers personal and corporate deposit accounts for businesses, institutions, and personal customers. The Securities division provides market making, investment trust advisory, dealing/custody/settlement, securities, and equity and debt capital market services for institutional and corporate clients. The Asset Management division offers financial planning advisory and bespoke investment management services, self directed services, and employee benefits solutions to private and corporate clients, and professional advisers. Close Brothers Group plc was founded in 1878 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

2,776 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/17/14
Founded in 1878

close brothers group plc (CBG) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 2.1M GBP
Finance Director and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 1.5M GBP
Managing Director, Director and Banking Chief...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.8M GBP
Group Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs and ...
Total Annual Compensation: 650.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

close brothers group plc (CBG) Key Developments

Cobbold And Others Are Working On An Offer For Sofa.Com

Humphrey Cobbold is working on an offer for Sofa.com alongside Close Brothers Group plc (LSE:CBG). Graphite Capital Management LLP is also understood to be vying for the business as an auction process for Sofa.com draws to a close.

Close Brothers Group plc Recommends Final Dividend Payable on 25 November 2014; Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Full Year Ended July 31, 2014

The board of Close Brothers Group plc recommended a 3.0 pence increase in the final dividend to 32.5 pence per share. This increase maintains its progressive dividend policy and strengthens its dividend cover. In total, this corresponds to a 10% increase in the overall dividend to 49.0 pence per share. The final dividend will be paid on 25 November 2014 to shareholders on the register at 17 October 2014. The company also announced consolidated earnings results for the full year ended July 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported net interest income of £352.1 million against £299.5 million a year ago. Operating income was £659.2 million against £582.9 million a year ago. Operating profit before tax was £195.7 million against £163.8 million a year ago. Profit after tax was £150.2 million against £121.1 million a year ago. Profit attributable to the shareholders was £149.8 million against £120.0 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 100.0 pence against 80.6 pence a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £339.6 million against £179.9 million a year ago. Purchase of Property, plant and equipment - other was £5.9 million against £4.1 million a year ago. Intangible assets - software was £19.9 million against £13.1 million a year ago. Adjusted diluted share were 102.6 pence against 82.1 pence a year ago. Net book value at 31 July 2014 was £117.0 million compared to £89.7 million a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was £200.6 million or 104.1 pence compared to £167.2 million or 83.5 pence a year ago.

Close Brothers Mulls Acquisitions

Close Brothers Group plc (LSE:CBG) is looking for acquisitions. Close Brothers Group plc stated, "We will look to take advantage of opportunities to add further scale and geographic presence through selected infill acquisitions and hiring of advisors and portfolio managers."

 

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