Highlights

  • Sales up 3.1% to over £3.5bn and underlying profit growth of 9% to £622m.
  • Strong net cash inflow of £324m before share buybacks.
  • £241m returned to shareholders through share buybacks, contributing to underlying EPS of 297.7p, up 16.6%.
  • Full year dividend up 16.7% to 105p; remains covered 2.8 times.
  • The year ahead will remain challenging, but we will continue with our strategy of investing in the Brand and improving our products.
+3.1%

Revenue

Underlying continuing business

Revenue
+9.0%

Profit before tax

Underlying continuing business

Profit before tax
+16.6%

Earnings per share

Underlying

Earnings per share
+16.7%

Dividend per share

Total for the year

Dividend per share
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