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Last 337.80 GBp
Change Today -5.10 / -1.49%
Volume 43.4K
As of 6:34 AM 06/3/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

brown (n) group plc (BWNG) Snapshot

Open
339.70 GBp
Previous Close
342.90 GBp
Day High
345.00 GBp
Day Low
335.30 GBp
52 Week High
06/3/14 - 470.20 GBp
52 Week Low
10/13/14 - 282.50 GBp
Market Cap
955.2M
Average Volume 10 Days
382.6K
EPS TTM
0.21 GBp
Shares Outstanding
283.4M
EX-Date
07/2/15
P/E TM
15.9x
Dividend
15.81 GBp
Dividend Yield
4.67%
Current Stock Chart for BROWN (N) GROUP PLC (BWNG)

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brown (n) group plc (BWNG) Details

N Brown Group plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in multi-channel retailing activities primarily in the United Kingdom. The company operates as a direct home shopping retailer offering ladieswear, footwear, and menswear; and home and gift products comprising homewares, bedding, home decor, outdoor living, and gifts. It also provides financing and ancillary services; and insurance services. The company also has operations in the Republic of Ireland, Germany, and the United States. N Brown Group plc was incorporated in 1964 and is based in Manchester, the United Kingdom.

Founded in 1964

brown (n) group plc (BWNG) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: 780.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

brown (n) group plc (BWNG) Key Developments

N Brown Group plc Confirms the Appointment of Craig Lovelace as Chief Financial Officer

N Brown Group plc announced that further to the announcement made on 8 January 2015 regarding the appointment by the Company of Craig Lovelace as Chief Financial Officer, the company now confirms that Craig Lovelace took up his appointment on 11 May 2015.

N Brown Group plc Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended February 28, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015/16

N Brown Group plc announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the year ended February 28, 2015. For the year, the company reported revenue continuing operations of £818.0 million against £818.9 million a year ago. Operating profit before exceptional items was £93.8 million against £106.5 million a year ago. Operating profit was £81.2 million against £106.5 million a year ago. Profit before taxation and fair value adjustments to financial instruments was £73.6 million against £99.6 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was £76.3 million against £96.8 million a year ago. Profit for the year from continuing operations was £59.8 million against £75.5 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was £49.4 million against £75.9 million a year ago. Diluted adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations were 20.43 pence against 27.55 pence a year ago. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were 21.17 pence against 26.77 pence a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was £73.1 million against £40.7 million a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was £14.9 million against £3.9 million a year ago. Purchases of intangible assets were £44.6 million against £16.9 million a year ago. Profit before tax (excluding exceptional and FX movement) decreased by 13.4% to £86.2 million from £99.6 million a year ago. Net debt as on March 31, 2015 was £246.6 million against £213.7 million as on March 31, 2014. Capitalized expenditure for the year was £62.7 million against £20.8 million a year ago. The company provided earnings guidance for the fiscal year 2015/16. For the year, the company guidance remains unchanged to that announced at the fourth quarter statement on 11th March: Gross margin -100 bps to flat year-on-year. Group operating costs up mid-single digit year-on-year Depreciation and amortization expected in the range of £25 million to £28 million. Capital expenditure expected in the range of £50 million to £60 million, as the company accelerates its systems transformation project and invests in an extension of its warehouse to support future growth. In addition, the company is providing two further items of guidance for the fiscal year 2015/16: Tax rate expected of 20%. The UK retail sector is changing at a significant pace, and the company is changing even faster as the company modernizes the business so that the company is can thrive in the new online-first world. Current trading is in line with its expectations.

N Brown Group plc Proposes Final Dividend, Payable on July 31, 2015

N Brown Group plc proposing a final dividend of 8.56 pence per share, flat on last year, giving a full year dividend of 14.23 pence, also unchanged on the year, and covered 1.44 times fiscal year 2013 to 2014 1.95 times. The dividend will be paid on 31 July 2015 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 3 July 2015.

 

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