The Domino's Pizza Directors have declared an interim dividend of 3.0p per share. This dividend will be paid on 24 September 2021 to those members on the register at the close of business on 13 August 2021.
The final dividend for 2019 was announced in the Annual Report for the year ended 29 December 2019, however it was subsequently suspended and not tabled at the AGM.
Other financial highlights include:
Strong UK & Ireland performance, with system sales of £752.3m, up 19.6%, with like-for-like system sales, excluding splits, up 19.3% (18.4% including splits) aided by the reduced rate of VAT. Excluding the benefit of the reduced rate of VAT, underlying like-for-like system sales, excluding splits, grew by 5.5%
Underlying profit before tax of £60.8m, up 27.7%, driven by the strength of the core business and lower Covid-19 related costs
Statutory profit after tax of £41.3m, up from £19.0m, benefitting from the successful disposal of all but one of the loss making international operations
Strong free cash flow performance increasing by 9.3% to £51.3m (H1 20: £46.9m)
Net Debt of £177.6m, (H1 20: £202.1m, FY 20: £171.8m) broadly in line with last year, 1.36x Net Debt/EBITDA on a continuing basis
In FY 21 they have announced £136m of surplus capital to be returned to shareholders via dividends and share buybacks