October 21, 2017 1:01 PM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of J D Wetherspoon plc

Company Overview

J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs and hotels in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. As of July 24, 2017, it operated 895 pubs. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Watford, the United Kingdom.

Wetherspoon House

Central Park

Reeds Crescent

Watford,  WD24 4QL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1979

37,963 Employees

Phone:

44 1923 477 777

Key Executives for J D Wetherspoon plc

CEO & Director
Age: 52
Total Annual Compensation: 835.0K GBP
Finance Director & Director
Age: 39
Total Annual Compensation: 244.0K GBP
Personnel & Legal Director and Executive Director
Age: 50
Total Annual Compensation: 470.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

J D Wetherspoon plc Key Developments

J D Wetherspoon plc Proposes Final Dividend, Payable on 30 November 2017

The board of J D Wetherspoon plc proposed, subject to shareholders' approval, to pay a final dividend of 8.0 pence per share against 8.0 pence per share paid a year ago, on 30 November 2017, to those shareholders on the register on 27 October 2017, giving a total dividend for the year of 12.0 pence per share against 12.0 pence per share paid in 2016.

J D Wetherspoon plc Reports Earnings Results for the Fifty Three Weeks Ended July 30, 2017

J D Wetherspoon plc reported earnings results for the fifty three weeks ended July 30, 2017. For the period, revenue was GBP 1,660,750,000 against GBP 1,595,197,000 a year ago. Operating profit was GBP 128,508,000 against GBP 109,727,000 a year ago. Profit before taxation was GBP 76,364,000 against GBP 66,049,000 a year ago. Profit for the year was GBP 56,059,000 against GBP 51,206,000 a year ago. Earnings per ordinary share diluted were GBP 50.4 against GBP 43.4 a year ago. Operating profit per share diluted was GBP 115.5 against GBP 93.1 a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was GBP 177,345,000 against GBP 130,873,000 a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was GBP 45,056,000 against GBP 28,407,000 a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was GBP 13,502,000 against GBP 5,104,000 a year ago. Free cash flow was GBP 107,936,000 against GBP 90,485,000 a year ago. As at July 30, 2017, the company's total net debt was GBP 696,304,000.

J D Wetherspoon plc to Report Fiscal Year 2017 Results on Sep 15, 2017

J D Wetherspoon plc announced that they will report fiscal year 2017 results on Sep 15, 2017

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Recent Private Companies Transactions

Type
Date
Target
Merger/Acquisition
January 31, 2017
J D Wetherspoon plc, Newcastle City Centre Pub
Buyback
December 2, 2016
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Merger/Acquisition
November 11, 2016
J D Wetherspoon plc, Five Pubs
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