Compass Group rose to a record in London after first-quarter sales growth beat analyst estimates, led by growth in North America.
Shares in the UK food-service and support services company gained as much as 4.6 per cent to 1,228 pence.
Organic revenue rose 5.9 per cent, Chertsey, England-based Compass said in a statement Thursday, beating the 4.8 per cent median estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
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Growth in North America, which accounts for more than half the company’s profit, was 7.9 per cent.
“Our outlook for 2016 remains positive,” Compass said in the statement.
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