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Company Overview of J D Wetherspoon plc

Company Overview

J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs in the United Kingdom. As of July 28, 2013, the company operated approximately 886 pubs, which offer food and drinks. It also operates hotels and bars. J D Wetherspoon plc was founded in 1979 and is based in Watford, United Kingdom.

Wetherspoon House

Central Park

Reeds Crescent

Watford,  WD24 4QL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1979

29,471 Employees

Phone:

44 19 2347 7777

Fax:

44 19 2321 9810

Key Executives for J D Wetherspoon plc

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 48
Total Annual Compensation: $897.0K
Finance Director
Age: 42
Total Annual Compensation: $441.0K
Personnel & Legal Director
Age: 46
Total Annual Compensation: $465.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

J D Wetherspoon plc Key Developments

J D Wetherspoon plc Declares Interim Dividend, Payable on May 29, 2014; Reports Unaudited Interim Results for the Twenty Weeks Ended January 26, 2014

The board of J D WETHERSPOON PLC declared an interim dividend of 4.0 pence per share for the current interim financial period ended 26 January 2014 against 4.0 pence per share paid for the same period a year ago. The interim dividend will be paid on 29 May 2014 to those shareholders on the register at 2 May 2014. The company reported unaudited interim results for the twenty weeks ended January 26, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenue of £683,229,000 compared with £626,397,000 for the same period last year. Operating profit was £55,716,000 compared with £52,076,000 for the same period last year. Profit before tax was £35,969,000 compared with £34,837,000 for the same period last year. Profit for the period was £26,042,000 or 20.7 pence diluted per share compared with £25,201,000 or 20.0 pence diluted per share for the same period last year. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £71,324,000 compared with £39,781,000 for the same period last year. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £21,824,000 compared with £14,905,000 for the same period last year. Purchase of intangible assets was £2,823,000 compared with £2,293,000 for the same period last year.

J D Wetherspoon plc Reports Sales Results for the Twelve Weeks of Second Quarter and Year to Date Ended January 19, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Half Year Ending January 26, 2014

J D Wetherspoon plc reported sales results for the 12 weeks of second quarter and year to date ended January 19, 2014. For the period, the company reported like-for-like sales increased by 6.7% and total sales by 10.6%. In the year to date, like-for-like sales increased by 5.2% and total sales increased by 9.0%. For the half year ending January 26, 2014, the company expects the operating margin, to be around 8.1%, 0.2% lower than the same period last year, due primarily to increased investment in a number of areas, For the half year ending January 26, 2014, the company estimates an operating margin in the region of 8.1% to 8.3% for this financial year, assuming that the company achieve reasonable sales growth. The company anticipates a slightly higher corporation tax rate for this financial year, at around 27%, due to higher-than-expected non-qualifying capital expenditure.

J D Wetherspoon plc to Report First Half, 2014 Results on Mar 14, 2014

J D Wetherspoon plc announced that they will report first half, 2014 results on Mar 14, 2014

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