The Bodycote Plc Board has recommended a final ordinary dividend of 13.8p (2020: 13.4p), bringing the total ordinary dividend to 20.0p (2020: 19.4p). The interim dividend of 6.2p, approved by the Bodycote Plc Board on 27 July 2021, was paid on 5 November 2021 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 8 October 2021. The final ordinary dividend will be paid on 3 June 2022 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 22 April 2022.
Other financial highlights include:
Revenues up 7.1% at constant currency to £615.8m (organic revenues up 5.2%)
Headline operating margin at 15.4% (2020: 12.6%)
Free cash flow of £105m
Closing net debt of £52m