DMGT – preliminary results for the year to September 2013

Daily Mail and General Trust plc has announced the group’s unaudited preliminary results for the year ended 30 September 2013

DMGT results 2013

 

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Highlights:

  • Underlying revenue up 2%
  • Underlying operating profit up 6%
  • Margin up to 17%
  • Adjusted profit before tax of £282m, up 10%
  • B2B; underlying revenue up 6% and underlying profit up 4%
  • dmg media performance; underlying revenue decline of 1%, with cost efficiencies driving underlying profit growth of 10%
  • Progress on the £100 million share buy back programme, £69 million to date
  • Net debt reduced by £40 million to £573 million
  • Net debt/EBITDA ratio of 1.5
  • Earnings per share* up 7% to 53.0p
  • Full year dividend increased by 7% to 19.2p

Martin Morgan, Chief Executive, said:

“DMGT has again delivered a good set of results. Group adjusted pre-tax profits* rose by 10% despite the disposal of Northcliffe Media at the end of the first quarter, reflecting good underlying profit growth from both our B2B and consumer operations. Our international B2B companies have increased their revenues and profits* by 6% and 4% respectively on an underlying# basis. Our UK consumer business, dmg media, grew its underlying# profits* by 10%, reflecting greater productivity as the business continues its digital transition.

We continued to refine and optimise our portfolio of businesses during the year with further strategic bolt-on acquisitions, notably within dmg information and Euromoney, and disposals, including Northcliffe Media and dmg media’s central and eastern European consumer assets. We believe these changes have improved the overall quality and growth prospects of the Group and we look forward to another year of good progress.”

Read the full announcement at the DMGT website

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