The company had not paid a dividend since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in 2020.
Discovery declared a final dividend of 110c per share.
"Organic cash generation was robust during the year following growth in quality earnings, a significant recovery in Discovery Life’s cash generation following elevated Covid-19 related claims in the prior period and the reduction in the cost of new initiatives," the group said.
Its headline earnings per share (Heps), a profit measure, came in at 834.3c for the year ended June 30, up 5% from 792.4c a year earlier.
Normalised Heps, which Discovery considers a more accurate measure of its profit and which also excludes exceptional items, rose by 32%.
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