StockMarketWire.com - 4imprint's underlying pre-tax profits rose by 20% to USD33.55m in the 53 weeks to January.

Revenues were 20% up at USD497.22m and pre-tax profits rose by 33% to USD31.16m. The group said the effect of a 53rd week in the financial period contributed to the revenue increase, but only to a small degree.

The Board has proposed a final dividend of 26.80c (2014: 21.90c) which, together with the interim dividend of 12.09c, gives a total paid and proposed dividend relating to 2015 of 38.89c, an increase of 20% compared to prior period. In Sterling, the final dividend paid to shareholders will be 18.82p (2014: 14.25p), which, combined with the interim dividend paid of 7.75p, gives a total dividend for the period of 26.57p, an increase of 30% compared to prior period.

Chairman John Poulter said: "2015 was another excellent year for 4imprint. The business proposition remains strong and the opportunity substantial. Our strategic objective continues to be the maximisation of organic growth while delivering broadly constant operating margins coupled with high cash conversion. 2016 has started satisfactorily."






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