Annual Results 2015 - Press release
Annual Results to 31 December 2015
- Profit before tax and exceptional items up 8 per cent. to £609.7 million (2014: £565.2 million)
- Profit before tax up 14 per cent. to £589.0 million (2014: £517.1 million)
- Earnings per share up 12 per cent. to 171.1 pence (2014: 152.7 pence)
- Net inflows £13.0 billion (2014: £24.8 billion)
- Assets under management £313.5 billion (2014: £300.0 billion)
- Full-year dividend up 12 per cent. to 87.0 pence per share (2014: 78.0 pence)
- See separate press release for details on Board succession
|2015 - £m||2014 - £m|
Profit before tax and exceptional items
|Total profit before tax and exceptional items||609.7||565.2|
|Total profit before tax||589.0||517.1|
Earnings per share before exceptional items (pence)
Earnings per share (pence)
|Total dividend (pence per share)||87.0||78.0|
Michael Dobson, Chief Executive, commented: “2015 was another good year for Schroders with profit before tax and exceptional items reaching a record £609.7 million. Competitive investment performance and strong distribution led to £13.0 billion of net new business and assets under management at the end of the year were £313.5 billion.
Reflecting these strong results, the Board is recommending a final dividend of 58.0 pence per share, bringing the dividend for the year to 87.0 pence per share, an increase of 12 per cent.
Schroders is well placed for a more challenging environment with a highly diversified business and a strong financial position. We see many interesting long-term growth opportunities and we will again be taking advantage of a period of dislocation to invest behind them.”
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