Five year financial summary

Income statement

Continuing operations 2020*
£m
2019*
£m
2018*
£m
2017*
 £m
2016*
£m
Revenue 358.2 363.0 337.6 324.0 306.1
Cost of sales (13.3) (14.3) (12.9) (9.7) (8.9)
Trading profit 344.9 348.7 324.7 314.3 297.2
Administrative expenses (298.5) (298.2) (279.7) (264.8) (253.0)
Operating profit 46.4 50.5 45.0 49.5 44.2
Profit before taxation 44.7 49.3 45.3 50.2 44.8
Taxation (9.5) (11.4) (10.7) (12.0) (11.2)
Profit for the year 35.2 37.9 34.6 38.2 33.6
*Before exceptional items and acquisition related costs.

Cash flow

  2020
£m
2019
£m
2018
    £m
2017
    £m
2016
    £m
Net cash inflow from operating activities

65.9

67.8 22.7 48.0 45.6

Balance sheet

  2020
£m
2019
£m
2018
£m
2017
    £m
2016
    £m
Non-current assets 290.1 349.9 354.3 355.6 357.9
Inventories 1.3  1.1 0.8 0.7 0.7
Trade and other receivables (including income tax receivable) 76.8 77.1 78.2 61.5 59.0
Current asset investments 31.1 15.6 9.7 5.8 29.8
Cash and cash equivalents 173.4 175.7 156.5 161.7 154.0
Current liabilities (177.4) (170.6) (143.6) (140.3) (172.4)
Non-current liabilities (66.9) (68.2) (21.3) (21.6) (22.3)
Net assets 328.4 380.6 434.6 423.4 406.7

Statistics

  2020
Pence
2019
Pence
2018
Pence
2017
Pence
2016
Pence
Earnings per share - basic* 106.0 118.8 105.2 116.8 105.2
Dividend per share 79.0 78.0 75.0 73.0 65.0
*Before exceptional items and acquisition related costs.