Five year financial summary

Income statement

Continuing operations 2017*
£m
2016*
£m
2015*
£m
2014*
 £m
2013*
£m
Revenue 324.0 306.1 301.8 237.9 198.0
Cost of sales (9.7) (8.9) (10.3) (13.3) (6.2)
Trading profit 314.3 297.2 291.5 224.6 191.8
Administrative expenses (264.8) (253.0) (242.0) (191.3) (166.9)
Operating profit 49.5 44.2 49.5 33.3 24.9
Profit before taxation 50.2 44.8 50.5 33.8 25.1
Taxation (12.0) (11.2) (12.6) (8.7) (6.9)
Profit for the year 38.2 33.6 37.9 25.1 18.2
*Before exceptional items and acquisition related costs.

Cash flow

  2017
£m
2016
£m
2015
    £m
2014
    £m
2013
    £m
Net cash inflow/(outflow) from operating activities 48.0 45.6 24.7 37.8 22.8

Balance sheet

  2017
£m
2016
£m
2015
£m
2014
    £m
2013
    £m
Non-current assets 355.6 357.9 310.7 65.7 63.9
Inventories 0.7  0.7 0.9 1.4 0.9
Trade and other receivables (including income tax receivable) 61.5 59.0 63.0 44.2 47.8
Current asset investments 5.8 29.8 5.7 25.3 25.2
Cash and cash equivalents 161.7 154.0 168.4 152.9 96.9
Current liabilities (140.3) (172.4) (168.5) (108.1) (89.4)
Non-current liabilities (21.6) (22.3) (39.3) (14.1) (7.6)
Net assets 423.4 406.7 340.9 167.3 137.7

Statistics

  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Earnings per share - basic* 116.8p* 105.2p* 121.9p* 134.2p* 98.0p*
Dividend per share 73p 65p 62p 60p 56p
*Before exceptional items and acquisition related costs.