10 Year Trading History

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All figures £m

2021

2020**

2019**

       
Revenue 569 604 669
       
Cost of sales (306) (320) (357)
Gross profit 262 284 312
       
Overheads (157) (171) (190)
Operating profit 106 113 122
Adjusted* operating profit 128 142 151
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets (9) (14) (19)
Disposal of property (13) (15) (10)
Operating profit 106 113 122
       
Net interest - (1) (3)
Profit before taxation 106 113 119
Tax expense (26) (27) (29)
Profit for the year 80 86 90
       
Dividends paid 76 34 52
       
Basic EPS 9.2p 9.8p 10.3p
Adjusted* EPS 11.3p 12.5p 13.0p
Diluted EPS 9.2p 9.8p 10.3p
       

 

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2018

2017

2016

       
Revenue 696 642  590
       
Cost of sales (384) (358)  (328)
Gross profit 312 284  262
       
Overheads (189) (198)  (168)
Operating profit 123 86  94
Adjusted* operating profit 146 130  121
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets (20) (27)  (27)
Disposal of property - -
Operating profit 123 86  94
       
Net interest (2) (5)  (3)
Profit before taxation 121 81  91
Tax expense (29) (25)  (24)
Profit for the year 92 56  67
       
Dividends paid 48 45  44
       
Basic EPS 10.5p 6.4p  7.7p
Adjusted* EPS 12.6p 10.6p  10.0p
Diluted EPS 10.5p 6.4p  7.7p
       

 

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2015

2014

2013

       
Revenue 546 595 578
       
Cost of sales (297) (310) (304)
Gross profit 249 285 274
       
Overheads (145) (143) (135)
Operating profit 104 142 139
Adjusted* operating profit 125 157 151
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets (21) (15) (12)
Disposal of property - - -
Operating profit 104 142 139
       
Net interest (2) (1) (1)
Profit before taxation 102 141 138
Tax expense (27) (38) (38)
Profit for the year 75 103 100
       
Dividends paid 44 43 39
       
Basic EPS 8.6p 119.0p 114.8p
Adjusted* EPS 10.4p 131.6p 124.9p
Diluted EPS 8.6p 118.5p 114.3p
       

 

All figures £m

2012 

 
     
Revenue 512  
     
Cost of sales (272)  
Gross profit 240  
     
Overheads (115)  
Operating profit 125  
Adjusted* operating profit 132  
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets (7)  
Disposal of property -  
Operating profit 125  
     
Net interest 0  
Profit before taxation 125  
Tax expense (35)  
Profit for the year 90  
     
Dividends paid 34  
     
Basic EPS 103.1p  
Adjusted* EPS 109.3p  
Diluted EPS 102.6p  
     

* Adjusted is before amortisation of acquired intangible assets and the disposal of property.
** As a result of IFRIC agenda guidance in April 2021 on Software as a Service (SaaS) and treatment under IAS38, 2020 and 2019 have been restated to reflect the updated treatment.