Five-year Summary

2014
(note 1)
£000
2013
(note 1)
£000
2012
(note 1)
£000
2011
(note 2)
£000
2010
(note 2)
£000
Revenue100,01095,04493,477126,806118,592
Operating expenses(81,217)(76,967)(77,031)(106,354)(99,919)
Operating profit before special items18,79318,07716,44620,45218,673
Special items(559)(692)1,827(1,993)(4,082)
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets(828)(829)(829)(2,681)(2,400)
Operating profit17,40616,55617,44415,77812,191
Finance income201929328220
Finance costs(907)(2,053)(2,952)(2,461)(1,340)
Other finance (costs)/income(560)(200)302(645)(677)
Profit on disposal of investment in associate67
Profit before tax16,14014,39514,88712,70010,461
Taxation(2,494)(3,508)(3,001)(2,344)(2,409)
Profit for the financial year from continuing operations13,64610,88711,886
Profit for the financial year from discontinued operations(678)13,2972,270
Profit for the financial year12,96824,18414,15510,3568,052
Basic earnings per share47.4p37.9p41.5p36.0p27.8p
Diluted earnings per share46.2p36.8p40.2p35.3p27.3p
Adjusted basic earnings per share48.3p44.5p52.2p45.5p42.5p
Dividends declared20.70p19.71p19.1p19.1p19.1p

Notes:

  1. Results from continuing operations only and have been restated for the changes in accounting policy explained in note 1.
  2. Results include both continuing and discontinued operations and have been restated for the change in the revenue recognition policy as explained in note 1.

The financial information has been extracted from the audited accounts for 2010 to 2014 inclusive.