Clarkson 2017 final Results
Strong performance aided by early signs of recovery across shipping markets
Underlying profit before taxation increased 12% to £50.2m (2016: £44.8m)
Underlying earnings per share up 11% to 116.8p (2016: 105.2p)
Robust balance sheet, including a 14% increase in free cash resources1 to £54.1m (2016: £47.3m)
Dividend increased by 12% to 73p; 15 years of consecutive dividend increases
Free cash resources are cash and cash equivalents and current investment deposits, after deducting amounts accrued for performance-related bonuses, outstanding loan notes and monies held by regulated entities.