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Marston's Plc says FY underlying pretax profit up 2.9 pct to 100.1 mln pounds


Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 

Nov 30 (Reuters) - MARSTON'S PLC ::FY UNDERLYING REVENUE UP 10 PERCENT TO 992.2 MILLION STG.FY UNDERLYING PRETAX PROFIT ROSE 2.9 PERCENT TO 100.1 MILLION STG.FINAL DIVIDEND 4.8 PENCEPER SHARE.TOTAL DIVIDEND UP 2.7 PERCENT TO 7.5 PENCEPER SHARE.‍FINAL DIVIDEND UP 0.1P TO 4.8P PER SHARE​.‍LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES GROWTH IN PUB ESTATE IN FIRST SEVEN WEEKS OF PERIOD​.FY ‍UNDERLYING OPERATING PROFIT OF £174.5 MILLION (2016: £172.7 MILLION) WAS UP 1.0%​.‍TRADING IN CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR IS IN LINE WITH CO'S PLANS​.‍ANTICIPATE UNDERLYING OPERATING MARGINS IN CO'S PUB BUSINESS TO BE SLIGHTLY BELOW THOSE ACHIEVED IN 2017​.‍FY AVERAGE PROFIT PER PUB UP 2%​.