ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF COMPASS’ RESULTS ?

KEVIN LAPWOOD | SEYMOUR PIERCE

These results from Compass were comfortably above our expectations, although the increase in total dividend was a big surprise. The outlook is positive.

NIGEL PARSON | EVOLUTION SECURITIES

The combination of strong cashflow and low debt has given Compass the firepower to accelerate earnings and increase the dividend.

JULIAN CATER | COLLINS STEWART

While earnings are in line with our expectations, cash flow performance has been outstanding, around £100m better than we had forecast.