Polypipe PLP Excellent like for like UK revenue growth of 10.5% for the year to 31st December, led to a record performance by the group as a whole, with exports adding to the happy picture with a rise of 28.7%. The final dividend is to be increased by 29.5%, after profits before tax rose by 31.1% and earnings per share by 29.2%
DFS Furniture Group DFS Following good sales growth and strong cash generation in the half year to 30th January, DFS is increasing its interim dividend by 5.7% and paying a first ever special dividend og 9.5p per share. Revenue over the six months grew by 6.8% and profit before tax by 3.1%. Online traffic showed double digit growth and the company believes it has excellent prospects for long term growth.
SCISYS SSY produced a very healthy performance and strong organic growth in the year to 31st December and the momentum seen in the second half of the year has continued into 2017. Revenue for the year rose by 27%, leading to a fourfold rise to £3.2m in adjusted operating profit and a leap in basic earnings per share from 1.3p to 9.2p. The full year dividend is to be increased by 10%
Booker Group BOK If the planned merger with Tesco actually takes place the fourth quarter and full year sales to the 24th March will only be of historical interest. Fourth quarter non tobacco like for like sales rose by 4.7%, whilst like for like tobacco sales fell by 7.5% as the government tried to stop people killing themselves. Internet sales rose by 8%. Total sales for the full year rose by 6.7%.
RPC Group RPC expects revenue for the year to 31st March will be significantly ahead of the previous year and adjusted operating profit will exceed management expectations. Acqusitions made in March and August 2016 are both performing ahead of expectations and have been successfully integrated.