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Final results for the period ended 31 December 2016

4imprint Group plc (the “Group”), the leading direct marketer of promotional products, today announces its final results for the 52 weeks ended 31 December 2016.

Highlights

Financial  2016
52 weeks
$m
2015
52 weeks
$m
Change
Revenue

Underlying* profit before tax

Profit before tax
558.22

38.35

34.15
497.22

33.55

31.16
+12%

+14%

+10%
Underlying* basic EPS (cents)

Basic EPS (cents)

Proposed total dividend per share (cents)

Proposed total dividend per share (pence)
99.01

87.27

52.50

41.82
88.04

81.26

38.89

26.57
+12%

+7%

+35%

+57%

*Underlying is before share option related charges, defined benefit pension charges and exceptional items.

Operational

  • Organic revenue growth continues
    - Orders 12% ahead of 2015
    - More than 1,050,000 total orders received
    - Consistent re-order rates from existing customers

  • Strong financial position maintained
    - Efficient cash conversion
    - $21.7m cash balance at year end

  • Pension buy-out project complete
    - £10.0m ($14.5m) one-off contribution
    - $2.9m exceptional charge

Paul Moody, Chairman said:

“Our business model is resilient and our market opportunity remains large and attractive. After a period of volatility in the fourth quarter of 2016 caused by uncertainty around the US presidential election, customer order activity normalised in December. The first few weeks of 2017 have shown a satisfactory start to the year.”

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
Reg Hoare

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