Record half year profits and cash flows

full year results now anticipated to be ahead of expectations

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Unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2015

Robert Forrester interview on latest results
Interview with Robert Forrester, Chief Executive commenting on the record interim results.

Number of Retailers

Financial Highlights

  • Revenues increased by 14.0% to £1,236.1m (2014 H1 : £1,083.9m)
  • Record profit before tax up 28.1% to £16.4m (2014 H1 : £12.8m)
  • Adjusted(1) profit before tax up 27.8% to £17.0m (2014 H1: £13.3m)
  • Period end net cash of £32.1m (2014 H1 : £34.4m)
  • Very strong cash generated from operations of £37.6m (2014 H1 : £15.9m)
  • Earnings per share up 27.8% to 3.82p (2014 H1 : 2.99p)
  • Interim dividend up 28.6% to 0.45p per share (2014: 0.35p per share) to be paid in January 2016

(1) adjusted for exceptional charges, amortisation of intangible assets and share based payments charge

Operational Highlights

(2) Core : Dealerships that have traded for two full consecutive financial years.

Outlook Highlights

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