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April 11 (Reuters) - JD Sports Fashion Plc:
* Fy revenue rose 31 percent to 2.379 billion stg
* Fy pretax profit rose 81 percent to 238.4 million stg
* Final dividend up 4.8 percent to 1.3 penceper share
* Total dividend 1.55 penceper share
* Fy record result with headline profit before tax and exceptional items of £244.8 million (2016: £157.1 million)
* European development accelerated with a net increase of 54 stores (2016: 38 stores) for jd fascia across europe.
* Fy profit before tax increasing by 81 pct to £238.4 million (2016: £131.6 million).
* Further two stores in malaysia opened in year with a further store opened in new financial year.
* European development accelerated with a net increase of 54 stores (2016: 38 stores) for jd fascia across europe
* Period end net cash of £213.6 million (2016: £209.4 million)
* Fy total capital expenditure of £88.0 million (2016: £83.5 million)
* Fy total capital expenditure of £88.0 million (2016: £83.5 million) which is expected to increase further in new financial year
* Like for like store sales for 52 week period across all group fascias, including those in europe, increased by a further 10 pct
* Total gross margin in year of 48.9 pct was slightly ahead of prior year (2016: 48.5 pct)
* Whilst we must recognise that there are external influences which may impact latter part of year, notably inflationary pressures arising from brexit
* Board remains confident in robustness of jd proposition and believes that group is well positioned for further profitable growth.
* Given significant shift in timing of Easter this year, it is not relevant at this time to report any comparative current year trading figures Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 80 6749 1136)