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FIVE YEAR HISTORY

Our Five Year Statement

2021

£'m

2020

£'m

2019

£’m

2018

£’m

2017

£’m

Revenue^

1,898.4

1,667.2

1,437.1

1,464.5

1,245.1

Profit before tax^

114.8

104.0

86.5

88.0

77.51

Adjusted profit before tax*^

129.7

102.3

92.0

92.4

75.54

Earnings per share^

176.4p

159.1p

135.5p

137.8p

124.2p

Adjusted earnings per share*^

199.3p

156.4p

144.3p

145.0p

120.9p

Dividends per share

70.0p

60.4p

55.9p

53.7p

44.15p

Capital expenditure

71.9

97.5

83.5

59.26

48.6

Net (debt)/funds

(92.4)

(146.9)

6.3

20.6

(11.0)

Net assets

686.1

614.5

534.9

479.9

421.4

* Adjusted profit before tax and earnings per share exclude the effects of net IAS 41 valuation movement and acquisition related amortisation. These are the measures used by the Board to assess the Group’s underlying performance

^ 2017 reflects 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