Chemring increases its 2017 full year dividend by 131%

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Chemring increases its 2017 full year dividend by 131%

Chemring 2017 full year results

Safety, operational and financial performance improvements continue

Operating profit growth of 14% to £55.4m, and EPS increase of 25% to 12.9p

Continued progress on US counter-IED, Chemical and Biological Detection Programs of Record

Operational Excellence Programme delivering further improvements in safety, knowledge sharing, gross margins and cash generation

Net debt of £80m reflected solid cash generation across the Group, offset by the investment in working capital in the Energetics segment and the normalisation of supplier payment practices

Board recommending a final dividend of 2.0p per ordinary share, giving a total dividend of 3.0p per ordinary share (2016: 1.3p)

Order book at year end of £478m (2016: £593m), fall partly due to FX and fulfilment of large 40mm contracts in Energetics segment. £360m currently due as revenue in FY18, 70% coverage of FY18 targeted revenue

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