Financial information

 

Revenue in £m: 2011 - 721.5; 2012 - 806.4; 2013 - 904.8; 2014 - 1,078.2 and 2015 - 1,283.5

The measure: Revenue growth is the increase/decrease in revenue year on year.

The target: To deliver growth in revenue from expansion both geographically and by business segment.

Underlying profit in £m: 2011 - 50.4; 2012 - 58.6; 2013 - 75.2; 2014 - 100.5 and 2015 - 121.4

The measure: Underlying profit growth is the increase/decrease in underlying profit year on year.

The target: To deliver sustainable growth in underlying profit.

Underlying profit margin in %: 2011 - 7.0; 2012 - 7.3; 2013 - 8.3; 2014 - 9.3 and 2015 - 9.5

The measure: Profitability after all operating costs but before the impact of exceptional costs, financing, taxation, and the results of associates and joint ventures.

The target: To deliver growth in operating margin by improving the efficiency with which services are offered.

Cash generation in £m: 2011 - 35.7; 2012 - 59.7; 2013 - 70.8; 2014 - 96.1 and 2015 - 122.0

The measure: The amount of cash the business has generated from operating activities.

The target: To maintain strong cash generation to fund working capital requirements, shareholder dividends and strategic initiatives of the Group.

Underlying earnings per share in pence: 2011 - 29.0; 2012 - 33.9: 2013 - 43.1; 2014 - 55.2 and 2015 - 63.2

The measure: Earnings per share (‘EPS’) is the measure of profit generation. EPS is calculated by dividing underlying profit by the weighted average number of shares in issue.

The target: To deliver growth in EPS to enhance shareholder value.

* Underlying profit is calculated by adjusting reported pre-tax profit for profit/loss on disposals, share‑based payment adjustment, impairment and amortisation of goodwill and intangible assets (excluding software), other impairments, restructuring costs and acquisition related costs (refer to Note 2 to the Financial statements).

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