Five year financial summary

Income statement

Continuing operations 2016*
£m
2015*
£m
2014*
 £m
2013*
£m
2012*#
 £m
Revenue 306.1 301.8 237.9 198.0 176.2
Cost of sales (8.9) (10.3) (13.3) (6.2) (6.3)
Trading profit 297.2 291.5 224.6 191.8 169.9
Administrative expenses (253.0) (242.0) (191.3) (166.9) (150.8)
Operating profit 44.2 49.5 33.3 24.9 19.1
Profit before taxation 44.8 50.5 33.8 25.1 20.0
Taxation (11.2) (12.6) (8.7) (6.9) (6.0)
Profit for the year 33.6 37.9 25.1 18.2 14.0
*Before exceptional items and acquisition related costs.
#Restated for the effects of IAS 19 (revised).

Cash flow

  2016
£m
2015
£m
2014
    £m
2013
    £m
2012
    £m
Net cash inflow/(outflow) from operating activities 45.6 24.7 37.8 22.8 (4.4)

Balance sheet

  2016
£m
2015
£m
2014
    £m
2013
    £m
2012
    £m
Non-current assets 357.9 310.7 65.7 63.9 65.2
Inventories 0.7  0.9 1.4 0.9 -
Trade and other receivables (including income tax receivable) 59.0 63.0 44.2 47.8 33.5
Current asset investments 29.8 5.7 25.3 25.2 25.2
Cash and cash equivalents 154.0 168.4 152.9 96.9 89.4
Current liabilities (172.4) (168.5) (108.1) (89.4) (72.2)
Non-current liabilities (22.3) (39.3) (14.1) (7.6) (15.1)
Net assets 406.7 340.9 167.3 137.7 126.0

Statistics

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Earnings per share - basic* 105.2p* 121.9p* 134.2p* 98.0p* 74.8p
Dividend per share 65p 62p 60p 56p 51p
*Before exceptional items and acquisition related costs.