Smith (DS) announce a dividend resumed

DividendMax Ltd.

Smith (DS) announce a dividend resumed

The Smith (DS) Board declares an interim dividend for this half year of 4.0 pence per share. The dividend will be paid on 4 May 2021 to ordinary shareholders on the register at the close of business on 9 April 2021.

Other financial highlights include:

Resilient volume performance despite challenging environment

Progressive improvement in volumes throughout H1 

o October +3%, overall H1 -1.0%

o Good start to H2, November >+5%

Revenue and profitability adversely impacted by effects of Covid-19 particularly in Q1

Progressive US momentum with good Indiana plant progress 

Significant return on sales progression in period: H1 8.0%, Q2 9.5%

Strong cash flow: FCF +16% reflecting prudent management of cash

Robust financial position and long-term liquidity

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