Balfour Beatty 2015 final results
• Order book and revenues stabilising - favourable markets enabling more selective bidding
• Underlying pre-tax loss reflects historic projects - UK projects expected to be 90% complete in 2016
• Strong cash performance - £163m net cash
• Board expects to reinstate dividend, at an appropriate level, at the Interim results in August 2016
Build to Last
• New processes and controls providing transparency and improving execution
• Order book quality improving - strong pipeline of opportunities
• On course to deliver first 24-month targets of £200m cash in/£100m cost out - £357m cash improvement year-on-year, excluding
net proceeds from Parsons Brinckerhoff
Leo Quinn, Group Chief Executive, commented, "In its first year, Build to Last has achieved significant progress in transforming Balfour Beatty.
"We have upgraded the leadership team and set out a clear direction. We are implementing consistent processes to integrate our businesses into a Group with greater transparency and control. Our main markets are providing a positive backdrop, so that with stronger governance we can both win and deliver business on the right terms. Looking to the future, we are investing to maintain Balfour Beatty's expertise and assets.
"By the end of 2016 we will achieve our Phase One targets: our costs are coming down, our cash flow has improved substantially and we expect to reinstate our dividend later this year. Over the following 24 months, I am confident we can reach industry-standard margins. But above all, Build to Last is putting in place the foundations to build a Balfour Beatty with market leading strengths and performance over the longer term."
The Group is strongly capital generative, although this has been impacted by PPI in 2019. Given a strong capital position at the year end, the Lloyds Banking Board has recommended a final ordinary dividend of 2.25 pence per share, bringing the total ordinary dividend for the year to 3.37 pence per share. This represents an increase of 5 per cent on 2018 and is in line with their progressive and sustainable ordinary dividend policy. The Group's capital position remains strong with a pro forma CET1 ratio of 13.8 per cent after allowing for ordinary dividends.Read more
Morgan Sindall announces their total dividend for the year has been increased by 11% to 59.0p per share (FY 2018: 53.0p), which includes a proposed increase in the final dividend of 12% to 38.0p per share (FY 2018: 34.0p), reflecting the improved result in the year, the strong balance sheet and the Board's confidence in the future prospects of the Group. The total dividend per share is 2.7 times covered by adjusted earnings per share.Read more
The BAE Systems Board has recommended a final dividend of 13.8p for a total of 23.2p for the full year. Subject to shareholder approval at the May 2020 Annual General Meeting, the dividend will be paid on 1 June 2020 to holders of ordinary shares registered on 17 April 2020.Read more
The Spectris Board is proposing to pay a final dividend of 43.2 pence per share which, combined with the interim dividend of 21.9 pence, gives a total of 65.1 pence per share for the year, an increase of 6.7%. This is consistent with their policy of making progressive dividend payments based upon affordability and sustainability and represents the 30th year in succession of dividend growth. The dividend will be paid on 22 June 2020 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 22 May 2020. The ex-dividend date is 26 May 2020.Read more
In line with their policy, the Board is maintaining the interim core dividend at 1.11p per share (2018: 1.11p). The interim dividend payment date will be 9 April 2020 and the ex-dividend date is 5 March 2020 (record date 6 March 2020).Read more
The Smith & Nephew Board has announced they plan to recommend a Final Dividend of 23.1¢ per share (46.2¢ per ADS). Together with an Interim Dividend of 14.4¢ per share (28.8¢ per ADS), this will give a total distribution of 37.5¢ per share (75.0¢ per ADS) for 2019, representing year-on-year growth of 4% in the declared full year dividend. The Final Dividend will be paid on 6 May 2020 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 3 April 2020.Read more
The MoneySupermarket Board has recommended a final dividend of 8.61 pence per share (2018: 8.10p), making the proposed full-year dividend 11.71 pence per share (2018: 11.05 pence per share) and reflecting their progressive dividend policy. The final dividend will be paid on 14 May 2020 to shareholders on the register on 2 April 2020, subject to approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 9 May 2020.Read more
Taking into account the performance of the Group's producing assets in 2019 and the outlook for 2020, the Kaz Minerals Board has recommended a final dividend of 8.0 US cents per share. Combined with the interim dividend of 4.0 US cents per share, the dividend in respect of the 2019 financial year is 12.0 US cents per share.Read more
In line with the Anglo American Group's established dividend policy to pay out 40% of underlying earnings, the Board has proposed a dividend of $0.47 per share, bringing the total dividends paid and proposed in respect of 2019 to $1.09 per share (2018: $1.00 per share).Read more
In light of the results for the year, the Rathbone Brothers Board has proposed a final dividend for 2019 of 45.0p. This results in a full year dividend of 70.0p, an increase of 4.0p on 2018 (6.1%). The proposed full year dividend is covered 0.7 times by basic earnings and 1.9 times by underlying earnings.Read more