Synthomer increases its 2016 full year dividend by 44%

DividendMax Ltd.

Synthomer increases its 2016 full year dividend by 44%

Full year performance highlights:

Consecutive year of record profits with Underlying PBT up 28.2% to £122.2m

- Strong organic performance in Europe & North America segment with improved margins and stable volumes

- Asia & Rest of World segment ahead of expectations; good performance in Nitrile latex

IFRS profit before tax increased 88.6% to £136.7m reflecting profits on the Malaysian land sales (£33.2m) and the disposal of South African business (£4.7m)

 Research and Development delivering results, with products launched in the last five years now representing 20% total sales (2015: 18%)

Underlying earnings per share up 31.6% at 28.3p per share

Final dividend of 7.8p (2015: 5.4p) resulting in a total dividend for the year of 11.3p (2015: 8.6p), in line with dividend policy

PAC acquisition completed; significantly strengthens access to new products, customers and markets in performance adhesives and coatings. Integration on track to deliver synergies of $12m in next two years

Acquisition of Perstorp Oxo Belgium AB ('Perstorp Belgium') for enterprise value of €78m announced today

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