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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
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 Announces Special Dividends

Next Plc have returned £361 million of surplus cash to shareholders, £223 million was returned through special dividends and £138 million through share buybacks.

Next Plc Reports Interim Management Statement for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended October 25, 2014; Revised Earnings Guidance for the Year Ended January 2015

Next Plc reported interim management statement for the third quarter and nine months ended October 25, 2014. Fro the quarter, the company reported total sales increased 5.4%, which compares to original expectation of +10%. The graph below shows full price sales growth by week for the quarter. For the nine months, the company reported its sales increased to 8.8%. The company revised earnings guidance for the year ended January 2015. The company expected central profit forecast for the year based on final quarter sales of +1%.  This compares to initial fourth quarter expectation of +4% and implies that full year total sales will now be in a range of +6% to +8% (previously +7% to +10%). The company reduced central profit guidance by 3% to £770 million (previously £795 million).  The new profit range is £750 million to £790 million, which would represent an increase over last year of between +8% and +14%. Retail & Directory sales growth in the range of 6% to 8%, profit before tax growth in the range of 8% to 14% and earnings per share growth in the range of 10% to 16%.

Next Plc Anticipates Interim Dividend, Payable on January 2, 2015; Provides Dividend Guidance for the Year 2015

Next Plc announced interim dividend of 50 pence per share, will be paid on January 2, 2015. The shares will trade ex-dividend from December 4, 2014 and the record date will be December 5, 2014. For the year 2015, the company anticipates paying a total of 150 pence, an increase of 16.3%, which on current profit guidance would maintain cover at 2.8 times.


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