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FirstGroup plc. 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 2019, sales at FirstGroup plc were £7.13 billion (US$9.37 billion). This is an increase of 11.4% versus 2018, when the company's sales were £6.40 billion. This was the third consecutive year of growth at FirstGroup plc. The sales level in 2019 was fairly close to the level five years ago: in 2014, FirstGroup plc had sales of £6.72 billion. Sales of First Rail saw an increase that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up 35.4% in 2019, from £1.97 billion to £2.67 billion. Not all segments of FirstGroup plc experienced an increase in sales in 2019: sales of Greyhound fell 6.5% to £645.10 million. FirstGroup plc also experienced decreases in sales in First Bus (down 0.4% to £876.10 million) .
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  Stock Performance Chart for FirstGroup plc
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (12/6/2019): 117.00p
(Figures in Pounds Sterling)
1 Week -2.8%   13 Weeks -8.5%  
4 Weeks -9.6%   52 Weeks 34.9%  
FirstGroup plc Key Data:
  Ticker: FGP Country: United Kingdom
  Exchanges: LON Major Industry: Transportation
    Sub Industry: Intercity & Rural Bus Transportation
  2019 Sales 7,126,900,000
(Year Ending Jan 2020).
Employees: 102,061
  Currency: Pounds Sterling Market Cap: 1,420,380,000
  Fiscal Yr Ends: March Shares Outstanding: 1,214,000,000
  Share Type: Ordinary Closely Held Shares: 35,685,269
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