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Ashtead increases its 2018 full year dividend by 20%

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Ashtead increases its 2018  full year dividend by 20%

Ashtead 2018 final results

·       Revenue up 20%; rental revenue up 21%

·       Pre-tax profit of £927m (2017: £793m)

·       Earnings per share up 26% to 127.5p (2017: 104.3p)

·       Post-tax profit of £969m (2017: £501m)

·       £1.2bn of capital invested in the business (2017: £1.1bn)

·       £386m of free cash flow generation (2017: £319m)

·       £392m spent on bolt-on acquisitions (2017: £437m)

·       Net debt to EBITDA leverage of 1.6 times (2017: 1.7 times)

·       Proposed final dividend of 27.5p, making 33.0p for the full year, up 20% (2017: 27.5p)

 

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