Replace image

Another year of good growth. Sales up 7% to £4.0bn and underlying growth in profit of 12.5% to £782m and in EPS of 15% to 420p.

Replace image

Strong net cash generation of £574m before dividends and share buybacks.

Final ordinary dividend of 100p, making 150p for the year, up 16%. Remains covered 2.8 times.

£572m returned to shareholders through a combination of ordinary dividends £211m, special dividends £223m and share buybacks £138m.

Strategy remains focused on products, profitability and returning cash to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks.

Business Model

NEXT is a UK based retailer offering exciting, beautifully designed, excellent quality clothing, footwear, accessories and home products. NEXT is one of the largest clothing and home products retailers in the UK by sales, and a member of the FTSE-100 index.

More on Business Model

Key Performance Indicators

KPIs of earnings per share, group cash flows and divisional sales, revenues and profits are detailed in the Chief Executive's Review and elsewhere in this Annual Report. Details of other key performance indicators used in the management of the business are provided.

More on Key Performance Indicators

Total Sales*

Underlying continuing business +7.2%

Total Sales

* Total Sales excludes VAT and includes the full value of commission based sales

View Highlights

Profit before tax

Underlying continuing business +12.5%

Profit before taxView Highlights

Earnings per share

Underlying +14.7%

Earnings per shareView Highlights

Dividends per share

Excluding special dividends +16.3%

Dividends per shareView Highlights