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Company Name Next Last Updated 29 Sep 2020
Industry Consumer Services Sector Apparel Retailers
Shares in Issue (m) 132.95 Market Cap (£m) 7,841.35
PE Ratio 12.49 Div per Share (p) 174.00
Div Yield 0.00 Div Cover 0.00
EPS 472.40 EPS Growth (%) 8.52
PEG 1.47 DPS Growth (%) 5.45
Debt Ratio 83.79 Debt Equity Ratio 0.71
Net Gearing 85.62 Gross Gearing 87.98
Asset Equity Ratio 8.32 Cash Equity Ratio 19.62
Quick Ratio 1.50 Current Ratio 2.06
Price To Book Value 17.76 ROCE 27.48

Next Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
116.5p Cancelled 02 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 GBX 0.00 57.50
H1 Dividend 05 Dec 2019 02 Jan 2020 GBX 57.50
H2 Dividend 04 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2019 GBX 110.00 165.00
H1 Dividend 06 Dec 2018 02 Jan 2019 GBX 55.00
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

Next Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2020 2019 2018
Tangible Assets 579 565 560
Intangible Assets 44 43 43
Investments 1,095 172 161
Total Fixed Assets 1,718 779 764
Stocks 528 503 490
Debtors 1,315 1,340 1,248
Cash & Equivalents 87 156 54
Other Assets 26 33 6
Total Assets 3,673 2,811 2,562
Liabilities (£m) 2020 2019 2018
Creditors within 1 year 950 1,113 915
Creditors after 1 year 2,282 1,145 1,164
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 3,232 2,258 2,079
Net assets 442 554 483
Equity (£m) 2020 2019 2018
Called up share capital 0 0 15
Share Premium 0 0 1
Profit / Loss 749 723 726
Other Equity 442 554 -1,700
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 442 554 483
Ratios 2020 2019 2018
Debt Ratio 83.79 67.40 70.69
Debt-to-Equity 0.71 0.51 0.56
Net Gearing 85.62 74.74 79.07
Gross Gearing 87.98 80.30 81.16
Assets / Equity 8.32 5.08 5.31
Cash / Equity 19.62 28.22 11.09
EPS 472.40 435.30 416.70
Cash Flow (£m) 2020 2019 2018
Cash from operating activities 927 654 615
Cashflow before financing 788 528 503
Increase in Cash 19 25 -5
Income (£m) 2020 2019 2018
Turnover 4,266 4,167 4,056
Cost of sales 2,626 2,693 2,699
Gross Profit 1,641 1,474 1,356
Operating Profit 854 762 760
Pre-Tax profit 749 723 726
Profit / Loss for the year 0 0 15

Next Company Background

Sector Apparel Retailers
Activities High street retailer with catalogue and on-line operations.
Latest Interim Date 17 Sep 2020
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 19 Mar 2020

Next Directors

Appointed Director Position
2002-09-09 Simon Adam Wolfson Chief Executive
2018-05-14 Richard Papp Executive Director
2015-04-01 Amanda James Finance Director
2017-02-14 Michael James Roney Non-Executive Chairman
2016-10-03 Jonathan Michael Arundell Bewes Non-Executive Director
2018-09-25 Tristia Adele Harrison Non-Executive Director
2010-06-01 Francis William Salway Non-Executive Director
2015-01-01 Dame Ila Dianne Thompson Non-Executive Director
2020-07-13 Thomas Nicholas Hall Non-Executive Director
2013-07-01 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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