Financial performance

Statutory basis (£m)

Total

2013

Total

2014

Total

2015
Restated

Total

2016
Restated

Total

2017

Revenue 2,719.8  2,633.9 2,566.4 2,845.2 2,878.4
Operating (loss)/profit 15.4 53.2 65.5 (94.7) (33.9)
Finance income 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.7 0.6
Finance costs (14.8) (15.2) (15.6) (17.0) (17.9)
(Loss)/profit before tax 2.1 39.0 50.9 (110.0) (51.2)
(Loss)/profit after tax (14.3) 34.5 35.9 (121.6) (58.6)
(Loss)/earnings per share (2.5)p 5.6p 6.1p (20.6)p (10.1)p
Total dividend per share 3.55p 4.40p 4.60p 3.66p 3.75p

 

Continuing basis^ (£m)

Underlying*

2013

Underlying*

2014

Underlying*

2015
Restated

Underlying*

2016
Restated

Underlying*

2017

Revenue 2,335.2 2,385.8 2,323.3 2,587.4 2,778.5
Operating profit 95.5 108.1 96.7 89.7 94.3
Finance income 1.4 0.9 1.0 1.2 0.5
Finance costs (12.7) (13.0) (12.3) (15.0) (15.6)
Profit before tax 84.2 96.0 85.4 75.9 79.2
Profit after tax 59.2 69.1 64.5 57.8 58.7
Earnings per share 10.0p 11.7pp 10.9p 9.7p 9.8p

*Underlying figures are stated before amortisation of acquired intangibles, goodwill and intangible impairment charges, losses on agreed sale or closure of non-core businesses and associated impairment charges, net operating losses attributable to businesses identified as non-core, net restructuring costs, acquisition expenses and contingent consideration, the defined benefit pension scheme curtailment loss, other specific items, unwinding of provision discounting, fair value gains and losses on derivative financial instruments, one-off recognition of deferred tax assets, the taxation effect of Other items and the effect of changes in taxation rates.

^All underlying numbers are stated excluding the trading results attributable to businesses identified as non-core.