Accuracy Coverage Pricing Help Centre Contact

Ferguson increases its 2018 full year dividend by 21%

Investment Tools Ltd.
Ferguson increases its 2018 full year dividend by 21%

Ferguson 2018 Final results

− US ongoing revenue growth of 11.3% including 9.9% on an organic basis and continued market share gains.

− Gross margin in the ongoing business was 0.3% ahead of last year.

− Good US residential and commercial markets and strong industrial market.

− Solid trading performance in Canada.

− UK trading profits lower in challenging markets, restructuring programme continuing.

− Completed 13 acquisitions for $415 million with 5 further acquisitions since year end for $240 million.

− Completed disposal of Nordics business and initiated the disposal of Wasco, our remaining business in Central Europe.

− Returned over $2 billion to shareholders during the year through dividends and buybacks.

− Proposed final dividend re-based upwards, 21% ahead of last year.

Companies mentioned

Latest News

Investment Tools Limited

As set out at IPO in September 2016, the Hollywood Bowl Board has adopted a progressive ordinary dividend for the Group, reflecting its strong cash flow and profit, whilst allowing it to retain sufficient capital to fund its investment in existing centres as well as new centres, all to drive the long-term sustainable profitability of the business. 

Read more
Investment Tools Limited

The Electra plc Board has declared a first Special Dividend FY20 of £12 million or 31p per share payable on 24 January 2020 to shareholders on the register at close on 27 December 2019.

Read more
Investment Tools Limited

The Dixons Carphone Board has declared an interim dividend of 2.25p per share. The ex-dividend date is 24 December 2019, with a record date of 27 December 2019 and an intended payment date of 24 January 2020.

Read more
Investment Tools Limited

The Board of Directors of Highland Gold Mining Limited ("Highland Gold" or the "Company", AIM: HGM) have approved the payment of a second interim dividend for 2019 in the amount of £0.05 per share, to be distributed to shareholders on 17 January 2020. The ex-dividend date is 19 December 2019 and the record date is 20 December 2019.

Read more
Investment Tools Limited

As announced in February 2019, the Anglo Pacific Group will pay a quarterly base dividend of 1.625p per share in respect of Q3 2019, with the final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2019 being announced in Q1 2020. The cumulative total dividends for the year ended 31 December 2019 will be no less than 9p per share.

Read more
Investment Tools Limited

Fuller Smith & Turner announce an interim dividend of 7.80p (H1 2019: 7.80p) per 40p 'A' and 'C' ordinary share and 0.780p (H1 2019: 0.780p) per 4p 'B' ordinary share. This will be paid on Friday 10 January 2020 to shareholders on the register as at Friday 20 December 2019.

Read more
Investment Tools Limited

Superdry announce today an interim dividend of 2.0 pence per share (1H19: 9.3 pence per share). The interim dividend will utilise an estimated £1.6m of shareholders' funds. The interim dividend will be paid on 24 January 2020 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 20 December 2019. 

Read more
Investment Tools Limited

Stagecoach Group plc have maintained the interim dividend at 3.8p per share. The 3.8p dividend is payable to shareholders on the register at 24 January 2020 and will be paid on 4 March 2020.

Read more
Investment Tools Limited

Begbies Traynor declare an increased interim dividend of 0.9p (2018: 0.8p), an increase of 13%, which builds on the increases over the two previous years and reflects their confidence in sustaining their financial track record of earnings growth. They remain committed to a long-term progressive dividend policy which takes account of the market outlook, earnings growth and investment plans.

Read more
Investment Tools Limited

In line with its policy of providing a progressive dividend, having regard to both underlying profit and cash generation and to sustainability through the economic cycle, the Ashtead Group Plc Board has increased their interim dividend to 7.15p per share (2018: 6.5p per share). This will be paid on 5 February 2020 to shareholders on the register on 17 January 2020.

Read more
More News