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WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS PLC

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Morrisons says talk of firm as takeover target 'pure speculation'

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09/12/2019 | 03:17am EDT
File photo of David Potts chief executive of Morrisons at a news conference in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Talk that Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 grocer, could be subject to a takeover bid is "pure speculation", its chief executive David Potts said on Thursday.

Industry analysts have suggested that Morrisons could be a candidate for a potential takeover, possibly from an overseas private equity firm, given the weakness of the pound making deals cheaper and the group's 27% share price fall over the last year.

(Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Alistair Smout)

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Financials
Sales 2021 17 582 M 22 463 M 22 463 M
Net income 2021 321 M 410 M 410 M
Net Debt 2021 2 360 M 3 015 M 3 015 M
P/E ratio 2021 13,1x
Yield 2021 5,79%
Capitalization 4 157 M 5 280 M 5 311 M
EV / Sales 2021 0,37x
EV / Sales 2022 0,33x
Nbr of Employees 98 000
Free-Float 99,6%
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Mean consensus HOLD
Number of Analysts 16
Average target price 196,64 GBX
Last Close Price 173,15 GBX
Spread / Highest target 27,6%
Spread / Average Target 13,6%
Spread / Lowest Target -7,59%
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NameTitle
David T. Potts Chief Executive Officer & Director
Andrew Thomas Higginson Non-Executive Chairman
Trevor John Strain Chief Operating Officer & Director
Michael Gleeson Chief Financial Officer
Paula Anne Vennells Independent Non-Executive Director
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