Revenue/Operating Profit Link to strategy Delivering growth is key to the Group strategy. The sustainable improvement in profitability is a strategic priority. 2018 performance Group revenue has increased by 14 per cent in2018. Growth in Commercial revenue was particularly strong at 20 per cent. Operating profit has increased by 21 per cent to £64.8 million in 2018. The Group’s strong operational gearing has driven an increase in reported operating margin from 12.4 per cent to 13.2 per cent. Strategic targets The aim continues to be to outperform the market and maintain or grow market share. Sustainable improvement in profitability. Remuneration linkage Sustainable revenue growth is the driver of EPS and operating cash flow (“OCF”) growth. EPS and OCF are both remuneration performance targets. Risk management The Group closely monitors trends and lead indicators and continues to benefit from the diversity of its business and end markets. The Group focuses on innovation and new product development in order to improve product mix and increase value-added sales.