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Financial summary

Financial summary
We have an excellent track record of revenue growth with 7% CAGR over the 10 years to 2016, with a step-up from acquisitions in 2017.

Financial summary


 

​​ 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Reven​​u​e ​£m
998.7 757.4
667.2​
678.3
689.4
​Operating profit* £m
 
235.5 180.6​ 152.4​ 153.0
151.6​
​Operating profit margin* % 23.6 23.8​ 22.8​ 22.5​ 22.0​
​Profit before taxa​​tion* £m
​​
229.1 177.9​​ 151.1​ 151.1​ 151.1
​Profit after taxation £m 157.9​ 121.3
96.7​​ 100.6​ 102.3
​Dividends in respect of the year £m​ 64.4​ 55.8​ 50.6
139.9​
44.5​
Net assets​ £m 609.5​ 524.4
398.3​​ 441.9
403.5
​Earnings per share* p 220.5 171.5​ 142.6​ 140.4​ 138.8​
​Dividends per share p 87.5 76.0​ 69.0​ 64.5​ 59.0​
​Special dividend per share p - -​ - 120.0​
-​
​Return on capit​al ​employed %​​ 52.9 47.9​​ 44.1​ 44.3​ 44.4​
 ​​​​​​​​* Adjusted measures exclude certain items​​​

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Reven​​u​e ​£m
661.7
650.0​​ 589.7
518.7​
502.3​
​Operating profit* £m
136.2
134.0​
119.1
89.9​ 85.7
​Operating profit margin* % 20.6
20.6​
20.2​
17.3​ 17.1​
​Profit before taxa​​tion* £m
​​
134.9
137.2​
121.6​
90.2
90.1​​
​Profit after ta​xation £m 87.6​ 93.2
86.7
53.1
59.8​​
​Dividends in respect of the year £m​ 119.5
38.1​
52.6​​ 27.6​ 25.7​
Net assets​ £m 436.5
400.1​
379.5​​ 307.4​ 296.0​
​Earnings per share* p 122.2​ 124.8​ 109.5
82.2​
83.4​​​
​Dividends per share p 53.0​ 49.0​ 43.0
36.1​
33.3​
​Special dividend per share p 100.0
-​ 25.0​ -​ -​
​Return on capital employed %​​ 39.4
41.1​ 42.1
33.3​ 35.5
 ​​​​​​​​* Adjusted measures exclude certain items​​​​
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