Key Performance Indicators

The Group's KPIs monitor progress towards the achievement of its objectives. All of the Group's strategic KPIs have moved forward strongly during 2018.

Revenue/Operating Profit

Revenue (£'m)

£461.0m

+14%

2018 491
2017 430.2
2016 396.9
2015 386.2
2014 358.5
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Operating profit (£'m)

£64.8m

+12%

2018 64.8
2017 53.4
2016 47.6
2015 37.5
2014 25.3

EPS/ROCE

EPS (p)

26.29p

+22%

2018 26.29
2017 21.52
2016 18.95
2015 14.32
2014 10.13
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Return of capital employed (%)

23.3%

(on a like-for-like basis, excluding the impact of Edenhall)

2018 23.3
2017 24.8
2016 23
2015 19
2014 12.5

Net Cash/Dividend Per Share

Net debt (£'m)

£(37.4)m

2018 (37.4)
2017 (24.3)
2016 5.4
2015 (11.5)
2014 (30.5)
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Dividend per share (recommended, p)

12.00p

+18%

2018 12
2017 10.2
2016 8.7
2015 7
2014 6

Customer Service/Health and Safety

Customer service idex

98%

2018 98
2017 98
2016 98
2015 98
2014 97
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Health and safety (reduction in working days lost, %)

61%

2018 61
2017 46
2016 20
2015 43
2014 30