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An expert in fashion that fits and flatters, N Brown is one of the UK’s leading online retailers. Our key retail brands are JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo.

We are all about democratising fashion and are size inclusive, focusing on the needs of underserved customer groups – size 20+ and age 50+. We offer an extensive range of products, predominantly clothing, footwear and homewares, and our Financial Services proposition allows customers to spread the cost of shopping with us.

We are headquartered in Manchester where we design, source and create our product offer and we employ over 2,700 people across the UK.

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The Power of Agility 2017

Revenue – Continuing operations (£M)

52 week figure 20171

887.7

(2016: £866.2m)

Statutory 53 week figure 2017

900.7

Adjusted2 Pre-Tax Profit – Continuing operations (£M)

52 week figure 20171

80.6

(2016: £88.3m)

Statutory 53 week figure 2017

82.6

Statutory profit before tax (£M)

52 week figure 20171

55.6

(2016: £72.2m)

Statutory 53 week figure 2017

57.6

Adjusted2 earnings per share – continuing operations (P)

52 week figure 20171

22.18

(2016: £24.02P)

Statutory 53 week figure 2017

22.74

Dividends per share (P)

Statutory 53 week figure 2017

14.23

(2016: £14.23P)

Net assets (£M)

Statutory 53 week figure 2017

476.0

(2016: £24.02P)

  1. As previously guided, this year we are reporting on the 53 weeks to 4 March 2017, with an extra week added to ensure that the year-end date stays close to the end of February. In order to provide a meaningful comparison with last year’s 52 week period, all P&L financial movements are reported on a 52 week basis, excluding the 53rd week, unless otherwise stated. Where applicable, the 53rd week’s known result has been used as the basis for the adjustment to provide the 52 week results, although a degree of judgement has been applied in deriving certain operating costs in respect of the final week. A detailed comparison of the 53 weeks and 52 weeks results are set out on page 44. All second half P&L financial movements relate to the 26 week period, excluding the 27th week, unless otherwise stated. All balance sheet figures are reported as at the year-end date and cash flow figures are for the 53 week period.
  2. Defined as excluding exceptionals and unrealised FX movement and therefore represents the underlying trading performance.