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Bunzl is engaged in the distribution and outsourcing service, supplying a range of internationally sourced non-food products to a variety of market sectors. Co.'s market sectors: Foodservice, which comprised of non-food consumables, including food packaging, disposable tableware and guest amenities, cleaning products and safety items; Grocery, which goods not for resale including food packaging and hygiene supplies, to grocery stores; Cleaning and hygiene, which including chemicals and hygiene paper; safety, which include a range of personal protection equipment, including hard hats, gloves, boots, ear and eye protection and other workwear, to industrial and construction markets.
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Bunzl is the only global player in the nonfood consumables space, operating in more than 30 countries. The company sources, stores, and distributes thousands of products to its diverse customer base, essentially offering a one-stop shop for operating supplies. While Bunzl holds significant share, estimated to be close to 50% of the outsourced U.S. market, outside of Bunzl the market is extremely fragmented, with thousands of mom-and-pop or regional outfits meeting the needs of much of the industry. The company has successfully expanded through an almost even combination of organic and acquisit...
Narrow-moat Bunzl’s full-year results were a mixed bag. Top-line organic growth came in at 4.3%--the same result as in 2017, the highest levels recorded in a decade--while operating margins declined 10 basis points to 6.8%, principally due to the addition of some lower-margin grocery business in the United States. While these results were broadly in line with our expectations, they were slightly behind consensus on the bottom line. We do not expect to make any material changes to our forecasts, and we reiterate our GBX 2,160 fair value estimate. Given the strong run in the share price over the...
In general, Essity is in compliance with the Swedish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the AGM. Under ITEMS 12.1-12.9, the (re-)election of the board of directors is proposed.In light of concerns over aggregate time commitments, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE to the (re-)election of: Mr. Pär Boman (ITEM 12.2) and Ms. Annemarie Gardshol (ITEM 12.4). Under ITEM 13, the nomination committee proposes to re-appoint Mr. Pär Boman as Chairman of the board of directors. As already mentioned above, ECGS has various concerns over his re-appointment and therefore does not suppo...
In general, Elisa Corporation ("Elisa") is in compliance with the Finnish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting. Under ITEM 13, approval is sought for the remuneration of the auditor. As non-audit fees paid are greater than 50% of the audit fee on a three-year aggregate basis, ECGS recommends to vote OPPPOSE. Under ITEM 14, the board of directors proposes to re-appoint KPMG as the Company's statutory auditor. ECGS notes that the current auditor has been in office for 15 years and there is no disclosure to suggest that the current mandate has be...
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