The DFS Furniture Plc Board has declared an interim ordinary dividend of 3.7 pence per share (11.2 pence total dividend payments over the last twelve months). In addition the Group will pay a 10.0 pence special dividend and repurchase for cancellation up to £25m of the Group's shares, with the buyback commencing immediately. The interim dividend of 3.7 pence per share and special dividend of 10.0 pence per share will be payable on 25 May 2022 to shareholders on the register on 8 April 2022.
Other financial highlights include:
H1 Group revenue from continuing operations of £561.1m, up 17.4% on the pre-pandemic 2 year comparator
PBT in the half of £21.6m, up 35.8% vs. pre-pandemic 2 year comparator of £15.9m (H1 FY21: £72.1m)