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Financial Highlights

Data for year ending 31st December 2018.

Revenue (£'m)

£491.0m

+14%

2018 491
2017 430.2
2016 396.9
2015 386.2
2014 358.5

Operating profit (£'m)

£64.8m

+21%

2018 64.8
2017 53.4
2016 47.6
2015 37.5
2014 25.3

EPS (p)

26.29p

+22%

2018 26.29
2017 21.52
2016 18.95
2015 14.32
2014 10.13

Profit before tax (£'m)

£62.9m

+21%

2018 62.9
2017 52.1
2016 46
2015 35.3
2014 22.4

Return of capital employed (%)

21.9%

Up 110 basis points

2018 21.9
2017 20.8
2016 23
2015 19
2014 12.5

Final dividend recommended (p)

8.00p

+18%

2018 8
2017 6.8
2016 5.8
2015 4.75
2014 4
2019 half year financial highlights:
  • Revenue growth of 15% to £280.1 million (2018: £244.3 million)
  • Operating margins slightly ahead to 13.9% (2018: 13.7%)
  • Edenhall performed well in the period and its integration is on track and well advanced
  • The Group’s strong cash generation has continued
  • Net debt of £55.6 million (2018: £48.9 million) on a pre IFRS 16 basis
 
  • Reported net debt of £97.7 million, after the inclusion of £42.1 million IFRS 16 lease liabilities
  • Payment of £23.8 million final and supplementary dividends on 28 June 2019
  • Return on capital employed for the 12 months ended 30 June 2019 of 21.4% (pre IFRS 16 basis)
  • Trading since the period end has remained strong

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