LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Dunelm Group plc (DNLM.L), a homewares retailer, reported Wednesday that its first-half profit before tax climbed 24.3 percent to 70.0 million pounds from prior year's 56.3 million pounds. Earnings per share grew 23.9 percent to 27.5 pence.
Revenue grew 1.2 percent to 551.8 million pounds from last year's 545.4 million pounds.
The company recorded strong like for like revenue growth of 6.9%, with 3.8 percent rise in stores and 35.8 percent growth in online.
Further, the company said its interim dividend is increased by 7.1% to 7.5 pence per share.
Looking ahead, Nick Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer, said, 'We traded well through our key Winter Sale period and remain pleased with our performance to date. As previously highlighted, we are cautious about the outlook for the remainder of the financial year due to the continuing political uncertainty in the UK. We are confident in delivering market expectations for the full year assuming no material change in the macro-economic environment.'
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