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Dignity Plc Reports Pretax Profit In 2015; Revenue Up 14% - Quick Facts

Dignity plc (DTY.L) reported pretax profit of 69.0 million pounds for the 52 week period ended 25 December 2015 compared to a loss of 67.7 million pounds, last year. Profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders was 56.9 million pounds compared to a loss of 55.0 million pounds, prior year. Profit per share was 114.5 pence compared to a loss of 104.0 pence.

Underlying profit before tax increased to 72.2 million pounds from 58.5 million pounds, prior year. Underlying earnings per share was 114.8 pence compared to 85.8 pence.

The Board of Dignity plc proposed a final dividend of 14.31 pence per Ordinary Share, bringing the total dividend for the year to 21.45 pence; another increase of 10 percent on the previous year.

Revenue increased to 305.3 million pounds from 268.9 million pounds, previous year.

Looking forward, the Group said its current market expectations are that profit before tax in 2016 will be slightly lower than that reported in 2015.

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