Paddy Power Betfair PPB turned 2016 into a transformational year with revenue up 18%, underlying EBITDA up by 35%, underlying operating profit and earnings per share both rising by 44%. Total dividends for the year including the final dividend of 111p per share amount to 165p
Pay Safe Group PAYS Adjusted profit after tax and EBITDA both doubled in the year to the end of December. Year on year revenue growth was 63%, whilst like for like revenue on a constant currency basis was up by 21%. The outlook for 2017 is described as positive.
Worldpay Group WPG produced a very strong performance in 2016 with net revenue and underlying EBITDA both rising by 15% in the year to the end of December. Profit before tax surged from £19.1m to £264.1m. and a final dividend of 2p per share is being introduced as against nothing in 2015. The company claims it is starting 2017 better placed than ever.
Ashtead Group AHT produced strong third quarter results helped by the weakness of sterling but even on a constant currency basis, reported revenue rose by 13%. For the first nine months profit before tax and earnings per share were both up by 9%.
Ibstock plc IBST claims a robust performance for the year to the end of December with group revenue up by 5%. The final dividend of 5.3p per share, brings total payments for the year to 7.7p
Just Eat plc JE ended 2016 in a very strong position and expects further material growth in 2017. Profit before tax surged by 164% in the year to the end of December, with orders up by 42%, revenue up by 52% and underlying EBITDA by 93%