Compass's Current Momentum Likely to Bring Mid-Term Goals Closer

1156 GMT - Compass Group's fiscal 2023 earnings are expected to be driven by continued momentum and robust net gains after the group reported a robust performance for the previous year, Shore Capital analyst Greg Johnson says in a note. The U.K. catering contractor is likely to also report further price and like-for-like sales recovery after profitability returned to prepandemic levels in the second half of fiscal 2022, Johnson says. "We previously set out a blue-sky scenario for revenues to build beyond GBP35 billion in the medium term," Johnson says. "Given the current momentum we now see this as more of a forecast than a pipe dream." (

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