Pdf
2018
£m
2017
£m
2016
£m
2015
£m
2014
£m
Revenue728.6690.2600.6567.2609.1
Profit:
Headline operating profit138.3123.999.6102.1111.1
Amortisation of acquired intangible fixed assets(3.7)(4.5)(4.5)(4.2)(3.9)
Acquisition costs(0.5)(0.6)(0.2)
Operating profit prior to exceptional items134.1119.494.597.9107.0
Reorganisation costs(20.0)
Operating profit134.1119.494.577.9107.0
Net finance costs(1.9)(2.4)(2.6)(2.9)(3.3)
Profit before taxation132.2117.091.975.0103.7
Taxation(28.6)(19.7)(24.9)(18.8)(24.4)
Profit after taxation103.697.367.056.279.3
Non-controlling interests(0.4)(0.2)0.1
Profit attributable to the equity holders of the parent103.297.167.056.279.4
Headline earnings per share (pence)55.949.237.039.543.8
Dividend per share (pence)19.017.415.815.114.4
Special dividend per share (pence)20.025.010.020.0
Assets employed
Intangible fixed assets206.9201.0206.7175.2172.1
Tangible fixed assets546.6520.5509.0429.6434.6
Other assets and liabilities(63.1)(63.6)(88.5)(67.5)(71.5)
690.4657.9627.2537.3535.2
Financed by
Share capital33.133.133.133.133.1
Reserves692.8663.9594.8516.1537.3
Shareholders' funds725.9697.0627.9549.2570.4
Non-controlling interests0.70.50.40.40.5
Net cash(36.2)(39.6)(1.1)(12.3)(35.7)
Capital employed690.4657.9627.2537.3535.2
Net assets per share (pence)379.1364.1328.0286.9297.9
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 off20.519.317.119.020.7