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Financial summary

Financial summary
We have an excellent track record of revenue growth with 7% CAGR over the last 15 years and have increased our operating margin from 14.0% to 23.8%.

Financial summary

 * Based on internal estimate


 

​​ 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Reven​​u​e ​£m
757.4 667.2 678.3 689.4 661.7
​Operating profit* £m
 
180.6 152.4 153.0​ 151.6 136.2
​Operating profit margin* % 23.8 22.8 22.5​ 22.0 20.6
​Profit before taxa​​tion* £m
​​
177.9​ 151.1 151.1​ 151.1 134.9
​Profit after taxation £m 121.3​ 96.7 100.6​ 102.3 87.6
​Dividends in respect of the year £m​ 55.8​ 50.6​ 139.9​ 44.5 119.5
Net assets​ £m 524.4​ 398.3​ 441.9​ 403.5 436.5
​Earnings per share* p 171.5 142.6​ 140.4​ 138.8 122.2
​Dividends per share p 76.0 69.0​ 64.5​ 59.0 53.0
​Special dividend per share p - -​ 120.0​ - 100.0
​Return on capit​al ​employed %​​ 47.9 44.1 44.3​ 44.4 39.4
 ​​​​​​​​* Adjusted measures exclude non-operational items​​​

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Reven​​u​e ​£m
650.0 589.7 518.7 502.3 417.3
​Operating profit* £m
134.0
119.1 89.9 85.7​ 68.7
​Operating profit margin* % 20.6 20.2 17.3 17.1 16.5
​Profit before taxa​​tion* £m
​​
137.2 121.6 90.2 90.1​ 72.8
​Profit after ta​xation £m 93.2 86.7 53.1 59.8​ 49.2
​Dividends in respect of the year £m​ 38.1 52.6 27.6 25.7​ 22.8
Net assets​ £m 400.1 379.5 307.4 296.0​ 243.0
​Earnings per share* p 124.8 109.5​ 82.2​ 83.4​ 65.5
​Dividends per share p 49.0 43.0 36.1 33.3 29.9
​Special dividend per share p - 25.0​ -​ -​ -​
​Return on capital employed %​​ 41.1
42.1 33.3 35.5 33.6
 ​​​​​​​​* Adjusted measures exclude non-operational items​​​​
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