The Liontrust Asset Management PLC Board is declaring a first Interim dividend of 22.0 pence per share (2020: 11.0 pence), an increase of 100%, which will be payable on 14 January 2022 to shareholders who are on the register as at 10 December 2021, the shares going ex-dividend on 9 December 2021. Last day for Dividend Reinvestment Plan elections is 22 December 2021.
Adjusted profit before tax of £43.1 million (2020: £22.3 million), an increase of 93% compared to the equivalent period last year.
Profit before tax of £31.1 million (2020: £6.9 million), an increase of 352% compared to the equivalent period last year. This includes costs of £12.1 million (2020: £15.4 million) relating to acquisitions and associated restructuring costs; the amortisation of the related intangible assets; and other non-cash and non-recurring costs (see note 6 below).
Gross profit of £108.5 million (2020: £63.0 million), an increase of 72% compared to the equivalent period last year.
Adjusted diluted EPS of 56.94 pence (2020: 30.74 pence), an increase of 85% compared to the equivalent period last year.