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Bellway plc Announces Interim Dividend, Payable on 1 July 2015; Expects Increase in Final Dividend; Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Half Year Ended January 31, 2014
Mar 25 15
Bellway plc announced that the rapid increase in earnings has enabled the group to declare a 56.3% rise in the interim dividend to 25.0 pence per share against 16.0 pence per share paid a year ago. The interim dividend will be paid on 1 July 2015 to all ordinary shareholders on the register of members on 29 May 2015. The ex-dividend date is 28 May 2015.
The board expects an increase in the final dividend to maintain a full year dividend cover of around three times.
The company announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the half year ended January 31, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenue of £831.2 million, operating profit of £165.7 million, profit before taxation of £158.9 million, profit for the period of £126.4 million or 103.1 pence per diluted share, net cash outflow from operating activities of £15.4 million, acquisition of property, plant and equipment of £3.2 million compared to revenue of £700.4 million, operating profit of £109.0 million, profit before taxation of £103.80 million, profit for the period of £80.70 million or 65.9 pence per diluted share, net cash inflow from operating activities of £15.4 million, acquisition of property, plant and equipment of £1.1 million for the same period year ago.
Bellway plc Announces Trading Update for the Six Months Ended January 31, 2015
Feb 10 15
Bellway plc announced trading update for the six months ended January 31, 2015. The group has completed the sale of 3,754 homes (2014 - 3,245 homes), an increase of 15.7% compared with the same period last year. As previously reported, the Board expects that the rate of volume growth will be more heavily weighted to the first half of the current financial year. The growth in volume in the north of the country was particularly strong, with the group completing the sale of 1,822 homes (2014 - 1,474 homes) across its seven northern divisions. This represents an increase of 23.6% compared to last year, with significant land investment resulting in a strong performance in Scotland and the North East, where its divisions completed the sale of 327 and 431 homes respectively. The group's southern divisions also performed well, completing the sale of 1,932 homes (2014 - 1,771), a rise of 9.1% compared with last year and demand for its homes in London remains strong. The average selling price of homes sold has risen by 3% to around £219,000 (2014 - £212,071) and the average selling price of private homes sold has risen by 7% to around £240,000. The improvement has been driven by the strong pricing environment and greater investment in primary locations over recent years. Whilst the pricing environment remains favourable, the rate of house price growth has moderated, particularly in and around London, resulting in only modest but sustainable pricing improvements on certain sites. Housing revenue has risen by approximately 19% to over £820 million (2014 - £688.2 million) and the operating margin for the first half of the year is expected to approach 20% (2014 - 15.6%).
Bellway plc Plans to Open Sixteenth Operating Division in the Second Half of 2015
Feb 10 15
Bellway plc is planning to open a sixteenth operating division in the second half of the financial year 2015.
Bellway plc to Report First Half, 2015 Results on Mar 25, 2015
Jan 7 15
Bellway plc announced that they will report first half, 2015 results on Mar 25, 2015
Bellway plc Recommends Final Dividend, Payable on January 14, 2015
Dec 12 14
Bellway plc recommended final dividend of 36.0 pence per ordinary share, if approved at AGM, will be paid to shareholders on 14 January 2015. This will bring the total dividend for the year ended 31 July 2014 to 52.0 pence, an increase of 73.3% and this represents a continuation of the group's policy of paying a regular and progressive dividend to its shareholders, balanced with ongoing capital growth.