debenhams plc (DBHSF) Key Developments
Debenhams Appoints Suzanne Harlow as Director
Dec 10 14
Debenhams has appointed Suzanne Harlow as a Director. The effective date is December 9, 2014.
Debenhams plc Declares Final Dividend for the Year Ended August 30, 2014
Dec 9 14
Debenhams plc announced that its annual general meeting for shareholders held on December 09, 2014 declared a final dividend of 2.4 pence per share for the year ended 30 August 2014.
Debenhams plc Appoints Matt Smith as Chief Financial Officer, Effective January 26, 2015
Dec 9 14
Debenhams plc announced that Matt Smith's appointment as Chief Financial Officer will commence on 26 January 2015.
Debenhams plc, Annual General Meeting, Dec 09, 2014
Nov 11 14
Debenhams plc, Annual General Meeting, Dec 09, 2014., at 14:00 GMT Standard Time. Location: 10 Brock Street, Regent's Place,. Agenda: To consider annual report and accounts; to consider the approval of the remuneration policy; to consider the approval of the remuneration report; to consider dividend; to consider the re-election of directors; to consider the appointment and remuneration of auditors; to consider the renewal of the powers of the board to allot shares; to consider the renewal of the powers of the board to disapply pre-emption rights; to consider the authority for the Company to purchase its own shares; and to consider the notice of general meetings.
Debenhams plc Recommends Final Dividend, Payable on January 9, 2015; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Financial Year Ended August 30, 2014
Oct 23 14
Debenhams plc announced that board has recommended a final dividend of 2.4 pence per share, taking the total dividend for the year to 3.4 pence in line with that paid last year. The final dividend will be paid on 9 January 2015 to shareholders who are on the register of members at close of business on 5 December 2014.
The company reported consolidated earnings results for the financial year ended August 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of GBP 2,312.7 million compared to GBP 2,282.2 million a year ago. Operating profit was GBP 128.6 million compared to GBP 155.4 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was GBP 105.8 million compared to GBP 139.0 million a year ago. Profit for the financial year attributable to owners of the parent was GBP 87.2 million compared to GBP 115.9 million a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share attributable to the parent were 7.1 pence compared to 9.2 pence a year ago. Net cash generated from operating activities was GBP 206.8 million compared to GBP 199.3 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was GBP 102.3 million compared to GBP 113.7 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was GBP 25.7 million compared to GBP 19.6 million a year ago. Net debt improved by GBP 10.5 million to GBP 361.5 million. Underlying EPS was down 19.6% to 7.4 pence. Underlying profit before tax was down 20.6% at GBP 110.3 million.