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Diageo Fiscal Year 2022 Pretax Profit Rose on Robust Sales Growth; Raises Dividend

By Michael Susin

 

Diageo PLC on Thursday reported a rise in pretax profit for fiscal 2022 on robust sales growth, although the print missed expectations, and said it has raised its dividend payout.

The liquor maker--which owns Johnnie Walker whisky and Tanqueray gin--made a pretax profit of 4.39 billion pounds ($5.34 billion) for the year ended June 30, compared with GBP3.71 billion the previous year.

A consensus estimate, taken from FactSet and based on 17 analysts' projections, forecast Diageo's pretax profit at GBP4.51 billion.

Net sales rose to GBP15.45 billion from GBP12.73 billion a year earlier. A consensus estimate, taken from FactSet and based on 17 analysts' projections, expected net sales to come in at GBP14.83 billion.

Diageo reported organic net sales growth of 21.4%, up from the consensus forecast of 17.4% taken from the company's website.

The board declared a final dividend of 46.82 pence a share. This compares with a final dividend of 44.59 pence a share and a full-year dividend of 72.55 pence in fiscal 2021.

The company reiterated its 2023-2025 guidance for organic net sales growth of 5% to 7% a year and organic operating profit growth of 6% to 9% a year.

 

Write to Michael Susin at michael.susin@wsj.com

 

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July 28, 2022 03:06 ET (07:06 GMT)

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