Financial performance

Statutory basis (£m) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Revenue 2,668.0 2,808.4 2,635.5 2,719.8 2,633.9
Operating profit/(loss) (54.6) 25.6 57.9 15.4 53.2
Finance income 7.8 7.4 1.9 1.6 1.0
Finance costs (34.0) (25.4) (15.8) (14.8) (15.2)
Profit/(loss) before tax (80.8) 7.5 43.7 2.1 39.0
Profit/(loss) after tax (76.8) 0.0 26.6 (14.3) 34.5
Earnings/(loss) per share (13.0p) (0.0p) 4.5p (2.5p) 5.6p
Dividend per share nil p 2.25 p 3.0p 3.55p 4.40p

 

Underlying basis* (£m) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Revenue 2,319.0 2,499.6 2,413.0 2,539.7 2,602.9
Operating profit/(loss) 74.2 95.2 93.0 101.3 110.2
Finance income 7.8 7.4 1.5 1.4 0.9
Finance costs (21.4) (21.2) (13.6) (12.7) (13.0)
Profit/(loss) before tax 60.6 81.4 80.9 90.0 98.1
Profit/(loss) after tax 41.5 55.8 55.7 63.4 70.5
Earnings/(loss) per share 7.0p 9.4p 9.4p 10.7p 11.9p
Dividend per share nil p 2.25 p 3.0p 3.55p 4.40p

 

* Underlying figures are stated on a continuing operations basis and are before the amortisation of acquired intangibles, restructuring costs, other one-off items, profits and losses arising on the sale or agreed sale of businesses and associated impairment charges, trading profits and losses associated with disposed businesses, goodwill impairment charges, unwinding of provision discounting, fair value gains and losses on derivative financial instruments, a defined benefit pension scheme curtailment gain, one-off recognition of deferred tax assets, the taxation effect of these items and the effect of changes in taxation rates.