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.
The measure: Underlying profit growth is the increase/decrease in underlying profit year on year.
The target: To deliver sustainable growth in underlying profit.
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.
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.
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 and restructuring costs (refer to Note 2 to the financial statements).
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