Generating and returning cash

Record’s FY17 results were close to our expectations so the main new news was the level of ordinary dividend increase (+21%), the announcement of a revised capital policy and the accompanying return of capital by way of a c £10m tender offer. These underline the balance sheet strength and cash-generative nature of the business. Despite re-rating in the last year the shares still trade below average multiples for UK asset managers and the yield, including the special dividend, is over 7%.

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