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Final results for the period ended 30 December 2017

4imprint Group plc (the “Group”), the leading direct marketer of promotional products, today announces its final results for the 52 weeks ended 30 December 2017.

Highlights

Financial  2017
$m
2016
$m
Change
Revenue 627.52 558.22 +12%
Underlying* profit before tax 42.46 38.35 +11%
Profit before tax 40.66 34.15 +19%
Underlying* basic EPS (cents) 108.02 99.01 +9%
Basic EPS (cents) 103.15 87.27 +18%
Proposed total dividend per share (cents) 58.10 52.50 +11%
Proposed total dividend per share (pence) 42.58 41.82 +2%
Proposed supplementary dividend (cents) 60.00 - -
Proposed supplementary dividend (pence) 43.17 - -
*Underlying is before share option related charges, defined benefit pension charges and exceptional items.

 

Operational

  • Continued organic revenue growth in 2017
    - 1,185,000 total orders processed in the year (12% up over 2016)
    - 252,000 new customers acquired; retention rates remained stable

  • Strong financial position maintained
    - 99% conversion of underlying operating profit to underlying operating cash flow
    - $30.8m cash balance at year end
    - US Tax Reform to benefit EPS and cash from 2018 onwards
    - Supplementary dividend of 60c per share

  • Evolution of Group strategy
    - $1bn revenue target by 2022
    - Investment in adding brand awareness component to marketing portfolio from 2018
    - Revised capital allocation and funding guidelines introduced

Paul Moody, Chairman said:

“Our business operations are firmly established in attractive markets. The Group is financially strong, and we have exciting plans for the future. Trading activity in the first few weeks of 2018 has been encouraging.”

For further information, please contact:

4imprint Group plc
Tel. + 44 (0) 20 7299 7201 
Kevin Lyons-Tarr, Chief Executive Officer
David Seekings, Chief Financial Officer

MHP Communications
Tel. + 44 (0) 20 3128 8794
Katie Hunt
Nessyah Hart

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