Five year financial summary

Income statement

Continuing operations 2018*
£m
2017*
£m
2016*
£m
2015*
 £m
2014*
£m
Revenue 337.6 324.0 306.1 301.8 237.9
Cost of sales (12.9) (9.7) (8.9) (10.3) (13.3)
Trading profit 324.7 314.3 297.2 291.5 224.6
Administrative expenses (279.7) (264.8) (253.0) (242.0) (191.3)
Operating profit 45.0 49.5 44.2 49.5 33.3
Profit before taxation 45.3 50.2 44.8 50.5 33.8
Taxation (10.7) (12.0) (11.2) (12.6) (8.7)
Profit for the year 34.6 38.2 33.6 37.9 25.1
*Before exceptional items and acquisition related costs.

Cash flow

  2018
£m
2017
£m
2016
    £m
2015
    £m
2014
    £m
Net cash inflow from operating activities 22.7 48.0 45.6 24.7 37.8

Balance sheet

  2018
£m
2017
£m
2016
£m
2015
    £m
2014
    £m
Non-current assets 354.3 355.6 357.9 310.7 65.7
Inventories 0.8  0.7 0.7 0.9 1.4
Trade and other receivables (including income tax receivable) 78.2 61.5 59.0 63.0 44.2
Current asset investments 9.7 5.8 29.8 5.7 25.3
Cash and cash equivalents 156.5 161.7 154.0 168.4 152.9
Current liabilities (143.6) (140.3) (172.4) (168.5) (108.1)
Non-current liabilities (21.3) (21.6) (22.3) (39.3) (14.1)
Net assets 434.6 423.4 406.7 340.9 167.3

Statistics

  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Earnings per share - basic* 105.2p 116.8p 105.2p 121.9p 134.2p
Dividend per share 75p 73p 65p 62p 60p
*Before exceptional items and acquisition related costs.