James Halstead PLC (AIM:JHD) - dividend up 16.7% for this AIM blue chip
Revenue was up 3% at £223.5m, profit before tax up 3.1% to £41m and earnings per share up 4.8% to 15.2p
However, the results were all about the dividend, with the final dividend proposed of 7.0p up 16.7% on the prior year.
The Group remains cash rich with £38.7m of cash at year and nil gearing, with cash coffers boosted £4m net in the year and £23m at the operating level.
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