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Diploma Plc FY19 Pretax Profit Rises; Underlying Revenue Up 5% - Quick Facts

Diploma plc (DPLM.L) reported a double-digit growth in adjusted earnings per share and dividends for the year ended 30 September 2019. Reported revenue growth was 12 percent, comprising 5 percent underlying revenue growth, 5 percent contribution from acquisitions and a 2 percent currency benefit.

For the fiscal year, pretax profit increased to 83.5 million pounds from 72.7 million pounds, last year. Earnings per share was 54.7 pence compared to 47.5 pence. Adjusted pretax profit was 96.5 million pounds compared to 84.8 million pounds. Adjusted earnings per share increased to 64.3 pence from 56.4 pence.

For the fiscal year, Group revenues increased by 12 percent to 544.7 million pounds from 485.1 million pounds, previous year. Group revenues increased by 5 percent on an underlying basis.

The Board recommended an increase in the final dividend of 15 percent to 20.5 pence per share. The dividend will be paid on 22 January 2020 to shareholders on the register at 29 November 2019. The total dividend per share for the year will be 29.0 pence, which represents a 14 percent increase on 2018.

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