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February 08, 2016 9:43 PM ET

Multiline Retail

Company Overview of Poundland Group plc

Company Overview

Poundland Group plc operates as a single price value general merchandise retailer under the Poundland and Dealz brands. The company’s stores offer a range of products in various categories comprising household, grocery, impulse, and health and beauty products. It operates a network of approximately 588 stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Willenhall, the United Kingdom.

Wellmans Road

Willenhall,  WV13 2QT

United Kingdom

Founded in 1990

14,130 Employees

Key Executives for Poundland Group plc

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 59
Total Annual Compensation: $440.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Age: 49
Total Annual Compensation: $325.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Poundland Group plc Key Developments

Poundland Group plc Reports Sales Results for the Third Quarter Ended December 27, 2015

Poundland Group plc reported sales results for the third quarter ended December 27, 2015. For the quarter, total revenue, excluding Spain, increased by 30.1% on a constant currency basis. On an actual currency basis, total revenue, excluding Spain, was £424.9 million compared to £328.4 million in 2014, which represented total growth of 29.4%.

Poundland Group plc, Q3 2016 Sales/ Trading Statement Call, Jan 07, 2016

Poundland Group plc, Q3 2016 Sales/ Trading Statement Call, Jan 07, 2016

Poundland Group plc Announces Interim Dividend, Payable on 29 January 2016; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended 27 September 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015; Company Expects to Open New Stores Financial Year 2015

The Directors of Poundland Group plc announced an increase of 10% in the interim dividend of 1.65 pence (2014: 1.5 pence), which will be paid on 29 January 2016 to shareholders whose names are on the Register of Members at the close of business on 15 January 2016. The ordinary shares will be quoted ex dividend on 14 January 2016. As set out at IPO, the company has adopted a dividend policy which reflects long-term earnings and cash flow potential, targeting a level of annual dividend cover of 2.5 to 3.5 times based on earnings. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended 27 September 2015. For the period, revenue was £561,105,000 against £528,154,000 a year ago. Operating profit was £5,399,000 against £9,945,000 a year ago. Profit before tax was £5,270,000 against £9,326,000 a year ago. Profit for the period was £3,793,000 or £1.51 per basic and diluted share against £7,126,000 or £2.85 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was £17,493,000 against £10,537,000 a year ago. Acquisition of property, plant and equipment was £12,767,000 against £9,456,000 a year ago. Acquisition of other intangible assets was £1,370,000 against £434,000 a year ago. Profit for the period, being basic earnings attributable to ordinary equity shareholders was £3,793,000 against £7,126,000 a year ago. Reported EBITDA was £13.5 million against £18.3 million a year ago. Underlying EBITDA was £16.8 million against £20.7 million a year ago. Underlying EBIT was £9.5 million against £12.9 million a year ago. Underlying profit before tax was £9.3 million against £12.6 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per ordinary share before non-underlying items was £2.85 against £3.84 a year ago. The company expects to open a net 70 new stores in the UK & Ireland in the financial year. At current exchange rates, FX impact on EBITDA is estimated to be negative £4 million to £5 million. As usual, the company expects a better second half due to Halloween and Christmas and the strength of store opening programme in first half and softer sales comparables in second half. In relation to 99p Stores, the company expects non-underlying charges of £10.0 million to £12.0 million and EBITDA losses in second half of £6.0 million to £8.0 million. Capital investment for the full year for core business and Spain is expected to be higher than last year at around £25.0 million, due to the greater number of store openings, accelerated investment in productivity opportunities and investment in new software for new distribution centre which is planned to open in July 2016. In addition, the company expects to spend around £12 million as to convert the vast majority of the 99p Stores estate to the Poundland format by the end of April 2016.

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