5 Year History

FIVE YEAR STATEMENT

 

2020

£'m

2019

£'m

2018

£’m

2017

£’m

2016

£’m

Revenue^

1,667.2 1,437.1

1,464.5

1,245.1

1,016.3

Profit before tax^

104.0 86.5

88.0

77.5

62.1

Adjusted profit before tax*^

102.3 92.0

92.4

75.5

64.4

Earnings per share^

159.1p 135.5p

137.8p

124.2p

98.9p

Adjusted earnings per share*^

156.4p 144.3p

145.0p

120.9p

102.8p

Dividends per share

60.4p 55.9p

53.7p

44.1p

37.5p

Capital expenditure

97.5 83.5

59.2

48.6

34.1

Net (debt)/funds

(146.9) 6.3

20.6

(11.0)

17.8

Net assets

614.5 534.9

479.9

421.4

368.0

 

*    Adjusted profit before tax and earnings per share exclude the effects of net IAS 41 valuation movement and acquisition related amortisation in 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 and the effects of net IAS 41 valuation movement, acquisition related amortisation and impairment of goodwill in 2016. These are the measures used by the Board to assess the Group’s underlying performance.

^    2017 and 2016 reflect continuing operations only.

Dividends per share relate to dividends declared in respect of that year.

Net (debt)/funds is defined as per Note 28 to the accounts.