Today, Games Workshop released it’s half-yearly results for the six months to 29 November 2020. This can be downloaded as a pdf here.
As at the date of this announcement the Company had 32,773,022 issued ordinary shares of 5 pence each admitted to trading. Each ordinary share carries the right to one vote in relation to all circumstances at general meetings of the Company. The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in Treasury.
The above figure may be used by shareholders and others with notification obligations as their denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
Following the update in early November 2020, the Company announces that our preliminary estimates for the six months to 29 November 2020 indicate sales of c. £185 million (2019: £148 million) and profit before tax of not less than £90 million (2019: £59 million).
We are delighted with the global team performance in the first half given the backdrop of major projects and some government restrictions. Further updates on performance will be given as appropriate.
Games Workshop Group PLC also announces that the Board has today declared a dividend of 60 pence per share, in line with the Company’s policy of distributing truly surplus cash. This will be paid on 25 January 2021 for shareholders on the register at 18 December 2020, with an ex-dividend date of 17 December 2020. The last date for elections for the dividend re-investment plan is 4 January 2021.
We expect to announce our half-yearly report for the six months to 29 November 2020 on 12 January 2021.