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JD Sports Fashion Says FY Pretax Profit Rose 24 Pct


Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018 

April 17 (Reuters) - JD Sports Fashion PLC ::FY PRETAX PROFIT ROSE 24 PERCENT TO 294.5 MILLION STG.FY REVENUE ROSE 33 PERCENT TO 3.161 BILLION STG.FINAL DIVIDEND UP 5.4 PERCENT TO 1.37 PENCEPER SHARE.TOTAL DIVIDEND 1.63 PENCEPER SHARE.FY PROFIT BEFORE TAX AND EXCEPTIONAL ITEMS AT 307.4 MILLION POUNDS VERSUS 244.8 MILLION POUNDS A YEAR AGO.NINE JD STORES OPENED IN ASIA PACIFIC REGION IN YEAR (2017: TWO STORES) INCLUDING FIRST STORES IN AUSTRALIA.YEAR END NET CASH OF £309.7 MILLION (2017: £213.6 MILLION).FY TOTAL GROSS MARGIN 48.4 PERCENT VERSUS 48.9 PERCENT AS REPORTED A YEAR AGO.