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Serco brings good news for outsourcers

Serco shares jumped more than 5% after it posted a solid set of full-year numbers. But valuations in the sector are likely to remain subdued because of concerns following Carillion’s collapse.

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Garry White

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Outsourcer Serco reported 2017 profit in line with its recently-upgraded forecast and reiterated its expectations for 2018. Revenues fell 2% to £2.95bn in 2017, while underlying trading profit fell to £69.8m, at the top end of guidance that was upgraded in December.

Revenues in 2018 are expected to be between £2.8bn and £2.9bn, underlying trading profit is expected grow to about £80m, driven largely by cost savings.

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