28 October 2020 - third quarter results

The group has announced its third quarter results today which have come in much as expected with revenues down 8% at £8.6bn and adjusted pre-tax profits down 5% at £2.48bn.  Earnings per share on the same basis were down 8% at 35.6p, although this was better than most forecasts which were around 30.5p.  This takes the total for the first nine months of the year to 92.6p.  A third interim dividend of 19p per share was paid taking the total to 57p for the year to date.  Looking . . .

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