Burberry increases its 2018 interim dividend by 5%

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Burberry increases its 2018 interim dividend by 5%

Burberry 2018 interim results

Revenue £1,263m, +4% underlying, +9% reported

- Growth led by retail comparable store sales +4% (Q1: +4%; Q2 +5%) with strength in Asia Pacific as some markets improved in the second quarter

Adjusted operating profit £185m, +17% underlying, +28% reported

- Benefiting from phasing of costs between halves and a significant improvement in the profitability of Beauty year-on-year

Reported operating profit £127m, + 24% reported after adjusting items principally relating to restructuring and the transition of Beauty to Coty

Adjusted diluted EPS 32.3p, +32% supported by the repurchase of 15m shares in the last twelve months. Diluted reported EPS 21.4p, +32%

Free cash flow of £171m (H1 2017: £75m). Net cash of £654m at September 2017 reflecting £123m of dividend and £191m of share buyback. £350m share buyback to be completed in FY 2018

Interim dividend up 5% to 11.0p (H1 2017: 10.5p)

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