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BRIEF-DFS Furniture full year core earnings up 5.8 pct
October 6, 2016 / 6:15 AM / a year ago

BRIEF-DFS Furniture full year core earnings up 5.8 pct

Oct 6 (Reuters) - DFS Furniture

* Preliminary results for the 52 weeks ended 30 July 2016

* Gross sales up 7.4% to £980.4 million (FY15: £913.1 million)

* Underlying EBITDA up 5.8% to £94.4 million (FY15: £89.2 million)

* Profit before tax £64.5 million (FY15 underlying: £33.3 million)

* Final dividend of 7.5p per share proposed giving a total of 11.0p for year (+18.3%; FY15: 9.3p)

* Further special capital return to shareholders expected later in FY17

* Positive customer and employee response to partnership with Team GB for Rio Olympics Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (London Newsroom)

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