Games Workshop Group PLC (LON:GAW) has announced that the Board has today declared a dividend of 50 pence per share, in line with the Company’s policy of distributing truly surplus cash. This will mean that total dividends declared in the 2020/21 financial year will be 235 pence per share (2019/20: 145 pence per share). The dividend of 50 pence per share will be paid on 5 July 2021 for shareholders on the register at 28 May 2021, with an ex-dividend date of 27 May 2021. The last date for elections for the dividend re-investment plan is 14 June 2021.
For the year to 30 May 2021, we estimate the Group’s sales to be not less than £350 million (2019/20: £270 million) and the Group’s profit before tax to be not less than £150 million (2019/20: £89 million). This includes royalties receivable from licensing which are estimated to be approximately £15 million (2019/20: £17 million). As in the prior year, in recognition of our staff’s contribution to these results, we will have paid during the year profit share bonuses amounting in total to £12 million (2019/20: £2 million). These are paid on an equal basis to each member of staff.
Games Workshop Group PLC expect to announce a 2021 annual report for the year to 30 May 2021 on 27 July 2021.