Our extensive portfolio of B2B brands allows us to create a bespoke food and service offer for our clients and consumers. We operate across five distinct sectors to meet the different organisational requirements of clients and their evolving needs.
Our strategic focus on People, Performance and Purpose continues to underpin all that we do in our ambition to deliver value to all our stakeholders.
This provides us with a significant runway for growth, particularly as three-quarters of the market is still self-operated or in the hands of regional players.
In addition to this huge structural opportunity, there are further growth opportunities for Compass in vending, some areas of food delivery, and targeted support services.
Compass is a strong cash-generating business with a clear capital allocation model.
We invest both organically and through acquisitions to drive growth.
Our policy is to pay around 50% of underlying earning through an ordinary dividend, with further additional shareholder returns when appropriate. We do this whilst maintaining a resilient balance sheet, targeting net debt to EBITDA in the range of 1x-1.5x.
Consistent with this framework is the return of excess capital to shareholders through a share buyback programme.