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Company Name Next Last Updated 15 Aug 2018
Industry Retail Sector General Retailers
Shares in Issue (m) 139.69 Market Cap (£m) 7,632.41
PE Ratio 13.11 Div per Share (p) 158.00
Div Yield 2.89 Div Cover 2.64
EPS 416.70 EPS Growth (%) -5.57
PEG -2.35 DPS Growth (%) 0.00
Debt Ratio 70.69 Debt Equity Ratio 0.56
Net Gearing 79.07 Gross Gearing 81.16
Asset Equity Ratio 5.31 Cash Equity Ratio 11.09
Quick Ratio 1.43 Current Ratio 1.97
Price To Book Value 15.82 ROCE 44.09

Next Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
H2 Dividend 05 Jul 2018 01 Aug 2018 GBX 105.00 158.00
Special Dividend 04 Jan 2018 25 Jan 2018 GBX 45.00
H1 Dividend 07 Dec 2017 02 Jan 2018 GBX 53.00
Special Dividend 05 Oct 2017 01 Nov 2017 GBX 45.00
Special Dividend 06 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017 GBX 45.00
H2 Dividend 06 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017 GBX 105.00 158.00
Special Dividend 06 Apr 2017 02 May 2017 GBX 45.00
H1 Dividend 08 Dec 2016 03 Jan 2017 GBX 53.00
H2 Dividend 07 Jul 2016 01 Aug 2016 GBX 105.00 158.00
H1 Dividend 10 Dec 2015 04 Jan 2016 GBX 53.00
Special Dividend 08 Oct 2015 02 Nov 2015 GBX 60.00
Special Dividend 09 Jul 2015 03 Aug 2015 GBX 60.00
H2 Dividend 09 Jul 2015 03 Aug 2015 GBX 100.00 150.00
Special Dividend 09 Apr 2015 01 May 2015 GBX 60.00
Special Dividend 15 Jan 2015 02 Feb 2015 GBX 50.00
H1 Dividend 04 Dec 2014 02 Jan 2015 GBX 50.00
Special Dividend 09 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 GBX 50.00
H2 Dividend 09 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 GBX 93.00 129.00
Special Dividend 02 Apr 2014 01 May 2014 GBX 50.00
Special Dividend 15 Jan 2014 03 Feb 2014 GBX 50.00
H1 Dividend 20 Nov 2013 02 Jan 2014 GBX 36.00

Next Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Tangible Assets 560 579 536
Intangible Assets 43 43 44
Investments 161 122 108
Total Fixed Assets 764 744 688
Stocks 490 451 487
Debtors 1,248 1,126 1,051
Cash & Equivalents 54 50 66
Other Assets 6 34 39
Total Assets 2,562 2,405 2,330
Liabilities (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Creditors within 1 year 915 725 1,171
Creditors after 1 year 1,164 1,169 848
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 2,079 1,894 2,018
Net assets 483 511 312
Equity (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Called up share capital 15 15 15
Share Premium 1 1 1
Profit / Loss 726 790 836
Other Equity -1,700 -1,622 -1,613
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 483 511 312
Ratios 2018 2017 2016
Debt Ratio 70.69 69.61 73.11
Debt-to-Equity 0.56 0.62 0.42
Net Gearing 79.07 76.71 83.77
Gross Gearing 81.16 78.77 86.62
Assets / Equity 5.31 4.71 7.47
Cash / Equity 11.09 9.74 21.26
EPS 416.70 441.30 450.50
Cash Flow (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Cash from operating activities 615 700 608
Cashflow before financing 503 545 469
Increase in Cash -5 -39 -220
Income (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 4,056 4,097 4,177
Cost of sales 2,699 2,711 2,724
Gross Profit 1,356 1,387 1,453
Operating Profit 760 828 867
Pre-Tax profit 726 790 836
Profit / Loss for the year 15 15 15

Next Company Background

Sector General Retailers
Activities High street retailer with catalogue and on-line operations.
Latest Interim Date 14 Sep 2017
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 23 Mar 2018

Next Directors

Appointed Director Position
09 Sep 2002 Simon Adam Wolfson Chief Executive
14 May 2018 Richard Papp Executive Director
01 Apr 2015 Amanda James Finance Director
14 Feb 2017 Michael James Roney Non-Executive Chairman
01 Jun 2010 Francis William Salway Non-Executive Director
01 Jan 2015 Dianne Thompson Non-Executive Director
01 Jan 2013 Caroline Mary Helen Goodall Non-Executive Director
03 Oct 2016 Jonathan Michael Arundell Bewes Non-Executive Director
01 Jul 2013 Jane Margaret Shields Sales Director

Next Contact Details

Company Name Next
Company Address Desford Road, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 4AT.
Company Telephone +44 (0)116 286 6411
Company Website http://www.next.co.uk/

Next Advisors

Auditor Name Ernst & Young LLP
Auditor Address One Colmore Square, Birmingham B4 6HQ.
Auditor Website http://www.ey.com/
Auditor Telephone +44 (0)121 535 2000
Registrar Name Equiniti
Registrar Address Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA.
Registrar Website http://www.equiniti.com/
Registrar Telephone 0871 384 2030
Broker Name N+1 Singer
Broker Address One Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 2AX.
Broker Website http://www.n1singer.com/
Broker Telephone +44 (0)20 7496 3000
Adviser Name N+1 Singer
Adviser Address One Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 2AX.
Adviser Website http://www.n1singer.com/
Adviser Telephone +44 (0)20 7496 3000
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