WPPGY » Topics » Final dividend up 20% to 9.13p per share

This excerpt taken from the WPPGY 6-K filed Feb 29, 2008.

Final dividend up 20% to 9.13p per share

 

 

Billings up over 5% to £31.7 billion.

 

 

Reported revenue up 4.7% to £6.186 billion, up 8.2% in constant currency.

 

 

Like-for-like revenue up 5.0%.

 

 

Headline EBITDA rises over 7% from £1.002 billion to £1.072 billion.

 

 

Headline operating profits before interest and tax up 8.0% to £928 million from £859 million.

 

 

Operating margin up 0.5 margin points to 15.0% from 14.5%.

 

 

Headline profits before tax up 6.7% to £817 million from £766 million.

 

 

Profit before tax up 5.5% to £719 million from £682 million.

 

 

Diluted headline earnings per share up 9.5% to 46.0p from 42.0p.

 

 

Reported diluted earnings per share up 8.0% to 38.0p from 35.2p.

 

 

Final dividend up 20% to 9.13p per share making a total for the year of 13.45p up 20% over 2006.

 

 

Average net debt up £305 million to £1,458 million from £1,153 million (at 2007 exchange rates).

 

 

Record estimated net new billings of over £5.0 billion ($9.8 billion).

 

 

Operating margin targets of 15.5% and 16.0% remain in place for 2008 and 2009.

 

 

Rolling share-buyback programme to continue at 4-5% of outstanding share capital in 2008.


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