Results for the Half Year to July 2015

Full price NEXT Brand sales for the first half of the year were marginally ahead of our expectations, up +3.5%.  Profit before tax was up +7.1% and we are declaring an interim dividend of 53p, up 6% on last year and in line with our expectations for full year growth in Earnings Per Share.

Financial highlights for the first half are as follows:

  • Total sales £1,907m, up 2.7% 
  • Profit before tax £347m, up 7.1%
  • Earnings per share 187.1p, up 8.0% 
  • Underlying net cash inflow £249m before special dividends of £163m
  • Interim ordinary dividend 53p, up 6% on last year


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