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Volume 224.8K
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6,775 GBp
Previous Close
6,770 GBp
Day High
6,785 GBp
Day Low
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52 Week High
03/26/14 - 6,854 GBp
52 Week Low
08/15/13 - 4,664 GBp
Market Cap
10.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
340.1K
EPS TTM
3.63 GBp
Shares Outstanding
153.4M
EX-Date
07/9/14
P/E TM
18.6x
Dividend
143.33 GBp
Dividend Yield
4.61%
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next plc (NXT) Details

NEXT plc, a multi-channel retailer, provides clothing, footwear, accessories, and home products for men, women, and children in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. The company operates a chain of approximately 500 stores in the United Kingdom and Eire; and a home shopping catalogue and Website with approximately 4 million active customers, as well as international Websites serving approximately 70 countries. It also operates approximately 200 franchised stores worldwide; and designs, sources, and buys NEXT branded products, as well as designs and sells its own branded younger women’s fashion products. The company was formerly known as J Hepworth & Son and changed its name to NEXT plc in 1986. NEXT plc was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Enderby, the United Kingdom.

28,568 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/11/14
Founded in 1864

next plc (NXT) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.9M GBP
Group Finance Director and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 1.0M GBP
Group Operations Director and Executive Direc...
Total Annual Compensation: 440.0K GBP
Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: 1.1M GBP
Group Sales & Marketing Director and Executiv...
Total Annual Compensation: 440.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

next plc (NXT) Key Developments

Next Plc Reports Sales Results for the 26 Weeks to July 26, 2014; Provides Sales Guidance for the Second Half of 2014; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year Ending January 2015

Next Plc reported sales results for the 26 weeks to July 26, 2014. For the period, the company reported NEXT Brand sales of its financial year were up 10.7%, of which 2.4% came from the opening of profitable new space.  NEXT Retail sales were up 7.5% and NEXT Directory was up 16.2%.  The company is estimating second half sales particularly difficult so its guidance for the next six months is for growth of between 4% and 10%. The company revised earnings guidance for the full year ending January 2015. The company is raising and narrowing its guidance range for the full year. The company now anticipates profit before tax in the range of £775 million to £815 million compared to previous guidance of £750 million to £790 million. The company expects profit before tax growth in the range of 11% to 17% compared to previous guidance of 8% to 14%, earnings per share growth in the range of 12% to 18% compared to previous guidance of 8% to 14% and total Brand sales growth in the range of 7% to 10% compared to previous guidance of 5.5% to 9.5%.

Caroline Goodall to Step Down Non-Executive Director as Next Plc

Next Plc announced that Caroline Goodall, a non-executive director of the Company, will be stepping down from the Board of SVG Capital with effect from 30 September, 2014.

Next plc Announces Retirement of Christos Angelides as Group Product Director

Next Plc announced that it's Group Product Director, Christos Angelides, has informed the Board that he intends to leave the company to pursue a career opportunity with a retailer based in the USA. Christos steps down from the PLC Board with immediate effect, but will remain working within the business until he leaves in September.

 

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