The Board has declared an interim dividend of 4.00 pence per share, payable on 25 October 2019 to shareholders on the register on 4 October 2019. This represents an increase on the prior year of 2.5% and reflects the Board's confidence in the Group's long-term growth prospects.
Other financial headlights include:
Revenue of £122.5m (2018 : £136.9m).
Profit before tax and exceptional items* of £13.9m (2018 : £18.2m).
Statutory profit before tax of £13.5m compared to £18.2m in the prior year.
Operating margin before exceptional items* of 11.6% (2018 : 13.4%).
Earnings per share before exceptional items* of 9.83p (2018 : 12.74p).
Net cash from operating activities of £11.7m (2018 : £12.1m).
Share repurchase programme on track to complete by year end.