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Final results for the period ended 28 December 2019

4imprint Group plc (the “Group”), the leading direct marketer of promotional products, today announces its final results for the 52 weeks ended 28 December 2019.

Highlights

Financial

2019
$m

2018
$m

Change

Revenue

Underlying* profit before tax

Profit before tax

Cash

860.84

54.68

53.99

41.14

738.42

45.59

44.15

27.48

+17%

+20%

+22%

+50%

Underlying* basic EPS (cents)

Basic EPS (cents)

Proposed total dividend per share (cents)

Proposed total dividend per share (pence)

154.41

152.42

84.00

66.68

129.77

125.61

70.00

53.15

+19%

+21%

+20%

+25%

*All measures marked as underlying in the table above and throughout this announcement are alternative performance measures. The reasons for the Group’s use of alternative performance measures and definitions are provided in the section on alternative performance measures at the end of this announcement.

 Operational

  • Organic revenue growth in 2019
    -Revenue increase of $122.4m (+17%)
    -1,587,000 total orders processed (+14%)
    -297,000 new customers acquired in a year
    -Customer retention remains healthy
  • Investment in marketing in the year
    -Marketing spend $154.3m (+18%)
    -Evolving marketing mix; brand component increasing as planned
  •  Capital investment
    -$5m capital investment in Oshkosh distribution centre completed in 2019
    -2020 capital plan includes $4.7m in apparel decoration equipment
  • Pension commitment
    -$10m 'lump sum' legacy pension contribution in May 2020

Paul Moody, Chairman said:

“Trading results in the first two months of 2020 have been in line with the Board’s expectations. We have a clear strategy and a focused business model geared towards a market opportunity that remains highly attractive. We will continue to invest in the business to underpin further organic revenue growth towards and beyond our target of $1bn by 2022. Notwithstanding the fluid situation regarding COVID-19, the outlook for 4imprint is positive.”

For further information, please contact:
4imprint Group plc
Tel. + 44 (0) 20 3709 9680
Kevin Lyons-Tarr, Chief Executive Officer
David Seekings, Chief Financial Officer

MHP Communications
Tel. + 44 (0) 788 449 4112
Katie Hunt
Rachel Mann

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