Savills plc, the international property adviser, today announced results for the year ended 31 December 2001.
Group pre-tax profit Â£21.6m
Group turnover Â£235.4m
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) Â£28.9m
Basic earnings per share 24.2p
Final dividend of 6.5p per share making a total for the year of 9.75p, representing an annualised 8% increase over the dividend of 6.0p for the eight months to 31 December 2001
Richard Jewson, Chairman of Savills plc, comments: '2001 has been a testing year with financial markets showing negative returns and many businesses latterly disrupted by the terrorist attacks in the US. Against this background Savills has performed well and I am pleased to announce pre-tax profits of Â£21.6m. As in previous years, the second half profit has exceeded the first half by some 14% for 2001.
'We are confident that we are in a good position to continue to increase market share and to take advantage of economic recovery when it comes in the markets in which we operate.'
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(source: FPD Savills)