Financial performance

Statutory basis (£m)

Total

2012

Total

2013

Total

2014

Total

2015

Total

2016

Revenue 2,635.5 2,719.8  2,633.9 2,566.4 2,845.2
Operating (loss)/profit 57.9 15.4 53.2 65.9 (91.0)
Finance income 1.9 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.7
Finance costs (15.8) (14.8) (15.2) (15.6) (17.0)
(Loss)/profit before tax 43.7 2.1 39.0 51.3 (106.3)
(Loss)/profit after tax 26.6 (14.3) 34.5 36.3 (119.8)
(Loss)/earnings per share 4.5p (2.5)p 5.6p 6.1p (20.1)p
Total dividend per share 3.00p 3.55p 4.40p 4.60p 3.66p

 

Continuing basis^ (£m)

Underlying*

2012

Underlying*

2013

Underlying*

2014

Underlying*

2015

Underlying*

2016

Revenue 2,327.0 2,451.0 2,512.1 2,463.1 2,739.8
Operating profit 91.1 100.3 112.4 99.9 91.3
Finance income 1.5 1.4 0.9 1.0 1.2
Finance costs (13.6) (12.7) (13.0) (12.3) (15.0)
Profit before tax 79.0 89.0 100.3 88.6 77.5
Profit after tax 54.3 62.6 72.2 67.2 58.0
Earnings per share 9.1p 10.6p 12.2p 11.3p 9.7p

*Underlying figures are stated before amortisation of acquired intangibles, goodwill and intangible impairment charges, profits and losses on agreed sale or closure of non-core businesses and associated impairment charges, net operating losses attributable to businesses identified as non-core in 2016, net restructuring costs, acquisition expenses and contingent consideration, the defined benefit pension scheme curtailment loss, other one-off 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 on a continuing basis (ie excluding the trading results attributable to businesses identified as non-core in 2016).