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De La Rue FY Pretax Profit Rises - Quick Facts

De La Rue Plc (DLAR.L) reported profit before tax of 113.6 million pounds for 12 months ended 31 March 2018 compared to 58.2 million pounds, prior year. EPS from continuing operations increased to 92.8 pence from 46.6 pence. Adjusted profit before tax was 9% lower than last year at 53.4 million pounds. Adjusted EPS from continuing operations was 42.5 pence compared to 46.5 pence.

Fiscal year Group revenue grew by 7% to 493.9 million pounds. Excluding the exited paper business, revenue rose 4% from prior year.

The Board recommended a final dividend of 16.7 pence per share. This, together with the 8.3 pence paid in January 2018, would make a full year dividend of 25.0 pence per share. Subject to shareholders' approval, the final dividend will be paid on 3 August 2018 to shareholders on the register on 6 July 2018.

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