How we measure our performance.

Financial highlights

Revenue

£1,221.9m

1.7%

Underlying basic EPS

32.0p

(11.4)%

Underlying profit before tax

47.2m

(10.6)%

Basic EPS

£33.3p

7.1%

Five year summary

 

As reported under Adopted IFRS

2021
£m

2020(2)
£m

2019 
£m

2018 
£m

2017 
£m
Revenue 1,221.9 1,201.2 1,141.5 1,171.9 1,118.1
Underlying operating profit (1) 51.8 61.0 55.3 52.9 52.1
Operating profit 53.0 52.0 54.6 44.4 56.0
Net financing costs (4.6) (8.2) (6.0) (6.5) (10.6)
Underlying profit before tax (1) 47.2 52.8 49.3 46.4 41.5
Profit before tax 48.4 43.8 48.6 37.9 45.4
Underlying profit after tax for the year (1) 39.7 44.7 41.5 38.1 34.0
Underlying earnings per share (1) 32.0p 36.1p 33.5p 30.8p 27.7p
Basic earnings per share 33.3p 31.1p 34.5p 25.2p 34.2p
Dividend per share 10.35p 3.9p 10.89p 9.9p 9.1p
Net debt 11.9 (10.1) (19.3) (29.5) (24.3)

 

FOOTNOTES

  1. Operating profit, and hence profit before and after tax are reported on an underlying basis, i.e. including, where applicable, share of results of associates but before non-underlying items. Non-underlying items included where applicable amortisation of acquired intangibles, any impairment of goodwill and acquired intangibles, exceptional items, tax relating to these items and exceptional tax. Underlying earnings per share is calculated on the same basis.

  2. IFRS16 Leases was adopted on 1 April 2019 using the modified retrospective approach without restating prior year figures.
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