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Five year summary

  2016
£m
2015
£m
2014
£m
2013
£m
2012
£m
Revenue 600.6 567.2 609.1 619.6 587.8
Profit:          
Headline operating profit 99.6 102.1 111.1 107.4 97.5
Amortisation of acquired intangible fixed assets (4.5) (4.2) (3.9) (4.5) (2.0)
Operating profit prior to exceptional items 95.1 97.9 107.2 102.9 95.5
Profit on disposal of investments 2.4
Acquisition costs (0.6) (0.2) (2.5)
Reorganisation costs (20.0) (0.8) (2.4)
Operating profit 94.5 77.9 107.0 102.1 93.0
Net finance costs (2.6) (2.9) (3.3) (3.7) (3.0)
Profit before taxation 91.9 75.0 103.7 98.4 90.0
Taxation (24.9) (18.8) (24.4) (25.3) (22.8)
Profit after taxation 67.0 56.2 79.3 73.1 67.2
Non-controlling interests 0.1 (0.1) (0.1)
Profit attributable to the equity holders of the parent 67.0 56.2 79.4 73.0 67.1
Headline earnings per share (pence) 37.0 39.5 43.8 41.2 37.5
Dividend per share (pence) 15.8 15.1 14.4 13.5 12.3
Special dividend per share (pence) 10.0 20.0 10.0
Assets employed          
Intangible fixed assets 206.7 175.2 172.1 167.9 166.8
Tangible fixed assets 509.0 429.6 434.6 444.6 448.7
Other assets and liabilities (88.5) (67.5) (71.5) (80.1) (77.2)
  627.2 537.3 535.2 532.4 538.3
Financed by          
Share capital 33.1 33.1 33.1 33.1 33.1
Reserves 594.8 516.1 537.3 513.7 469.6
Shareholders’ funds 627.9 549.2 570.4 546.8 502.7
Non-controlling interests 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 1.4
Net (cash) / borrowings (1.1) (12.3) (35.7) (15.0) 34.2
Capital employed 627.2 537.3 535.2 532.4 538.3
Net assets per share (pence) 328.0 286.9 297.9 285.6 262.6
Return on capital employed (%):          
Headline operating profit divided by the average of opening and closing capital employed as adjusted for certain items of goodwill written off 17.1 19.0 20.7 19.9 17.9