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FirstGroup plc Company Snapshot
FirstGroup plc is a transport operator in the United Kingdom and North America. The Company operates through five segments: First Student, First Transit, Greyhound, First Bus and First Rail. The First Student is a provider of student transportation in North America and operates a fleet of over 47,000 school buses, with over six million student journeys per school day. The First Transit is a private sector provider of public transit management and contracting in North America, and operates and manages over 12,500 vehicles. Greyhound is an operator of scheduled intercity coach services in the United States and Canada, and serves over 3,800 destinations through a fleet of over 1,700 vehicles. First Bus is a bus operator in the United Kingdom. First Rail is a rail operator, which carries approximately 140 million passengers across its over two franchises. First Rail operates Great Western Railway (GWR) and TransPennine Express (TPE) franchises and open access service First Hull Trains.

Sales Analysis. During the year ended March of 2017, sales at FirstGroup plc were £5.65 billion (US$7.34 billion). This is an increase of 8.3% versus 2016, when the company's sales were £5.22 billion. Despite this increase, sales are still below the level achieved in 2015, when FirstGroup plc reported sales of £6.05 billion. Sales of First Transit saw an increase that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up 20.5% in 2017, from £864.80 million to £1.04 billion. FirstGroup plc also saw significant increases in sales in First Student (up 14.6% to £1.78 billion) and Greyhound (up 13.2% to £684.70 million) . Not all segments of FirstGroup plc experienced an increase in sales in 2017: sales of First Rail fell 3.0% to £1.27 billion. FirstGroup plc also experienced decreases in sales in First Bus (down 1.1% to £861.70 million) .
   
   
 
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  Stock Performance Chart for FirstGroup plc
 
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (7/21/2017): 116.80p
(Figures in Pounds Sterling)
1 Week -0.3%   13 Weeks -9.4%  
4 Weeks -12.8%   52 Weeks 18.6%  
 
FirstGroup plc Key Data:
  Ticker: FGP Country: United Kingdom
  Exchanges: LON Major Industry: Transportation
    Sub Industry: Intercity & Rural Bus Transportation
  2017 Sales 5,653,300,000
(Year Ending Jan 2018).
Employees: 100,891
  Currency: Pounds Sterling Market Cap: 1,410,843,964
  Fiscal Yr Ends: March Shares Outstanding: 1,207,914,353
  Share Type: Ordinary Closely Held Shares: 23,194,643
 
 
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