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Key financial information

Highlights

  • Record result with headline profit before tax and exceptional items of £157.1 million (2015: 100.0 million) and group operating profit before exceptional items increasing by 56% to £158.9 million (2015: £102.2 million)
  • Very pleasing performance in Sports Fashion with like for like store sales growth in excess of 10% for the second consecutive year resulting in operating profit before exceptional items increasing by 49% to £162.9 million (2015: £109.3 million)
  • European rollout continues with a net increase of 38 stores for the JD fascia across Europe
  • Encouraging progress in Outdoors with additional operational management changes put in place to drive further improvements in performance in a challenging market
  • Strong cash generation with period end net cash of £209.4 million (2015: £84.2 million) which facilitates continued investment in the Sports Fashion fascias
  • Total capital expenditure of £83.5 million (2015: £70.2 million) which is expected to increase further in the current financial year as the international rollout of JD continues to gain momentum
  • Final dividend payable increased by 5.1% to 6.20p (2015: 5.90p) bringing the total dividends payable for the year to 7.40p (2015: 7.05p) per ordinary share, an increase of 5.0%
Revenue (£m) Profit before tax and exceptional items (£m)
   
Adjusted basic earnings per ordinary share Total dividend payable per ordinary share

Financial Key Performance Indicators

  2016
£000
2015
£000
%
Change
Revenue 1,821,652 1,522,253 +20%
Gross profit % 48.5% 48.6%  
Operating profit 133,406 92,646 +44%
Operating profit (before exceptional items) 158,902 102,173 +56%
Profit before tax and exceptional items 157,127 100,023 +57%
Profit before tax 131,631 90,496 +45%
Basic earnings per ordinary share 50.16p 35.17p +43%
Adjusted basic earnings per ordinary share 61.34p 38.89p +58%
Total dividend payable per ordinary share 7.40p 7.050p +5%
Net cash at period end (a) 209,421 84,230  
 
(a) Net cash consists of cash and cash equivalents together with interest-bearing loans and borrowings