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Outside of some legendary gold plays, one of my better portfolio performers year-to-date has been FirstGroup (FGP) which I have loved up a number of times in the last eighteen odd months on these pages, ever since it was silly enough (admittedly under a different management team) to turn down a bid from private equity. In my previous update, I recounted how the new management team were actually starting to copy some of the suggestions offered by activist challenges. Now this is all good stuff...but it is even better when you win new contracts…
I thought Malcolm rather unfairly caught it over an article he wrote about FirstGroup (FGP) a few weeks ago as he highlighted something that has characterised my articles on the stock: there is value and change opportunity here...
Hello Share Takers. As a self-styled green investor, though hypocritically not all the time, I tend to favour public transport providers. FirstGroup (FGP) buses are a familiar sight on our roads and it also operates in the USA and Canada. Those famous Greyhound buses are in its stable...
The train operators certainly do make it easy to invest in them. I read in the business pages of one of the deadwood press publications today that 'a £2.6 billion standoff over pensions threatens to derail a string of train franchises' which could well hit hopes to award long-term franchises in some parts of the country including the West Coast mainline which I live close to. Another problem for that top performing politician Mr Grayling to deal with. Why is his name never mentioned as a future Prime Minister?
I am trying to think if I have ever been to ‘Madchester’ bus station. Whilst I ponder this, I can provide you with the news that FirstGroup (FGP) which apparently used to own it has sold it on for £11 million or so to another transport group Go-Ahead (GOG). How exciting. Much as I would like to talk about transport hubs of the north, there is a serious side to my preliminary waffle…
Something a little different today from all those worthy growth at a reasonable price type companies I normally ramble on about. Whisper it quietly, but I think that FirstGroup (FGP) is cheap here. I know that a transport company is never the most popular name - and I await the opprobrium from the TransPennine Express train and related users in the comments section - but hear me out, after all, got to be greedy when others are fearful and all that.
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