Five-Year Summary

2017
(note 1)
£m
2016
(note 1)
£m
2015
(note 1)
£m
2014
(note 1)
£m
2013
(note 1)
£m
Revenue294.0276.9184.8100.095.0
Operating expenses(254.0)(239.9)(159.7)(81.2)(76.9)
Operating profit before special items40.037.025.118.818.1
Special items(0.7)(7.9)(10.1)(0.6)(0.7)
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets(13.0)(13.1)(6.8)(0.8)(0.8)
Operating profit26.316.08.217.416.6
Finance income0.10.10.20.1
Finance costs(3.0)(3.3)(2.4)(0.9)(2.1)
Other finance income/(costs)(1.5)(1.4)(0.4)(0.6)(0.2)
Profit before tax21.911.35.516.114.4
Taxation0.74.70.8(2.5)(3.5)
Profit for the financial year from continuing operations22.616.06.313.610.9
Profit for the financial year from discontinued operations(1.0)(1.4)(0.6)13.3
Profit for the financial year22.615.04.913.024.2
Basic earnings per share46.2p32.7p15.4p41.5p37.9p
Diluted earnings per share45.7p32.3p15.1p40.5p36.8p
Adjusted basic earnings per share65.1p57.6p47.8p48.3p44.5p
Dividends declared20.30p19.31p18.11p20.70p19.71p

Notes:

  1. Results from continuing operations only

The financial information has been extracted from the audited accounts for 2013 to 2017 inclusive.