Games Workshop Group PLC (LON:GAW) announced a half year trading update for the six months to 2 December 2018. Preliminary estimates indicate sales of c. £124 million in the first six months of 2018/19 and an operating profit of c. £41 million. These results are in line with expectations for the year ending 2 June 2019 although the Board is aware that it is still early in the 2018/19 financial year.
These results show the Warhammer Hobby is in great shape in our core markets. We have built on the progress we made last year and the results are considerable given the backdrop of major projects; increasing factory capacity and ERP system implementation.
Games Workshop Group PLC announces that the Board has today declared a dividend of 30 pence per share, in line with the Company’s policy of distributing truly surplus cash. This will be paid on 25 January 2019 for shareholders on the register at 21 December 2018, with an ex-dividend date of 20 December 2018. The last date for elections for the dividend re-investment plan is 4 January 2019.
We expect to announce our half-yearly report for the six months to 2 December 2018 on 15 January 2019.