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SIG sees decline of leverage in H2 2017
Thursday, 11 May 2017 02:36am EDT 

May 11 (Reuters) - SIG Plc ::Trading statement.Group revenues from continuing operations increased 6.5% in period.Currency contributed 5.0 pct to growth in period.Group like-for-like ("LFL") revenues were ahead by 1.4 pct, in line with expectations in period.SIG expects leverage to decline in second half of 2017.Group is targeting leverage to return to its 1.0 - 1.5x range in 2018.Expects its H1 2017 performance to be lower than that achieved in H1 2016, and to be comparable with H2 2016.For full year 2017 board expects business to show a stronger second half, as is usual.Increased supplier price inflation is being seen and there exists political uncertainty in some of SIG's major countries of operation.  Full Article

SIG says Meinie Oldersma to start as CEO on April 3
Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017 02:14am EDT 

SIG : Further to the announcement made on 14 March 2017, SIG confirms that Meinie Oldersma will join SIG on 3 April 2017 and will be appointed a Director of the board and Group Chief Executive with effect from that date. . Mel Ewell, currently Interim Group Chief Executive, will continue to serve as an Executive Director for a handover period following Oldersma's appointment, until 30 April 2017. . With effect from 1 May 2017, Ewell will resume his Non-Executive Director duties. . Leslie Van de Walle, Chairman, has informed the Board of his intention to step down as Chairman and retire as a Director of the Board once a successor has been identified and once Oldersma is established in role. .In order to ensure an orderly succession process, a search and selection process for a new Chairman will now commence..  Full Article

SIG posts FY revenue 2.845 billion stg
Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 03:27am EDT 

SIG Plc : FY underlying pretax profit 77.5 million stg . Fy revenue rose 10.9 percent to 2.845 billion stg . Final dividend 1.83 penceper share . FY revenue of 2,739.8 million stg versus 2,566.4 million stg year ago . FY underlying operating profit from continuing operations of 91.3 million stg versus 98.7 million stg year ago . FY underlying loss before tax of 106.3 million stg versus profit of 51.3 million stg year ago . We are disappointed with overall financial performance of group in 2016 - CEO . Since Nov we have slowed or stopped a number of internal initiatives, which will allow our team to refocus on customers and sales growth - CEO . Leverage reduction is a key short-term priority, identified a number of actions to strengthen balance sheet, including rebasing of our dividend - CEO . Trading in first two months of 2017 has been in line with board's expectations - CEO .Markets remain competitive and we are experiencing some supplier price inflation - CEO.  Full Article

SIG names Meinie Oldersma as CEO
Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 03:00am EDT 

Sig Plc : Meinie Oldersma has agreed to join SIG as group chief executive from April .Mel Ewell, currently interim group chief executive, will revert back to being a non-executive director of company.  Full Article

Building materials supplier SIG FY group sales rise 11.2 pct
Friday, 13 Jan 2017 02:00am EST 

SIG Plc : Trading update . Group sales in 2016 were c.2,738 mln stg, an increase of 11.2 pct compared to prior year . Continues to expect that underlying profit before tax for 2016 will be within its previously stated 75 mln stg to 80 mln stg range . Gross margin will be around 30bps lower than prior year . In UK & Ireland LFL sales in year increased 1.1 pct . In mainland Europe LFL sales declined 0.5 pct, with France and Germany down 2 pct and 1.3 pct respectively .2016 was a disappointing year for sig-CEO.  Full Article

SIG H1 underlying pretax profit up 13.6 pct to 45.2 mln stg
Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 02:00am EDT 

Sig Plc : H1 revenue rose 10.6 percent to 1.375 billion stg . H1 underlying pretax profit rose 13.6 percent to 45.2 million stg . Interim dividend 1.83 penceper share . H1 pretax profit rose 43 percent to 38.4 million stg . With regard to eu referendum, sig observed a slowing of uk construction market activity immediately prior to and following vote . H1 group revenues increased 10.6% to £1.38 billion stg (h1 2015: £1.24 billion stg) . Has a high degree of confidence in achieving its 2016 incremental net benefit targets of at least £10m net savings . Like-For-Like sales in uk were flat in june and july, although there was some improvement in trading as july progressed .Uncertainties caused by referendum have made it more difficult for sig to assess trading outlook.  Full Article

SIG says refinanced 130 mln stg of private placement notes
Tuesday, 21 Jun 2016 02:00am EDT 

SIG Plc : Refinancing of 130 mln stg private placement notes . Successfully refinanced 130 mln stg of private placement notes, due to mature in November 2016, on attractive terms with existing investors. . Issuance of 83 mln stg new private placement notes on a bilateral basis, with a ten year maturity, . Increased group's existing revolving credit facility by 100 mln stg to 350 mln stg, with a five-year maturity. .Group's total debt facilities have increased by 53 mln stg to 531 mln stg at current exchange rates, with unchanged covenants..  Full Article

SIG says revenue up 9.3 pct for four months to April 30
Thursday, 12 May 2016 02:00am EDT 

SIG Plc : Group revenues increased 9.3 pct for period, with acquisitions contributing 4.9 pct to growth, currency 3.0 pct and working days 0.2 pct . Group like-for-like sales were up 1.1 pct. .Continues to expect to make progress in 2016 in line with its previous expectations..  Full Article

SIG PLC gives FY 2015 profit before tax guidance
Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 02:00am EST 

SIG PLC:Anticipates that underlying profit before tax for FY 2015 will be within its previously stated £85m to £90m range.  Full Article

SIG PLC declares interim dividend
Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 02:00am EDT 

SIG PLC:Says that it is declaring an interim dividend of 1.69p per ordinary share, an increase of 19.0 pct. compared to last year's interim dividend of 1.42p per ordinary share.Says this increase reflects the Board's commitment to a progressive dividend policy, while maintaining a dividend cover of 2-3x on an underlying basis over the medium term.Says the interim dividend will be paid on Nov. 6, 2015 to shareholders on the register at close of business on Oct. 9, 2015.Says the ex-dividend date is Oct. 8, 2015.  Full Article

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