Five year history

Year to January2013
£m
2012
£m
2011
£m
2010
£m
2009
£m
Continuing operations
Revenue3,562.83,441.13,297.73,260.93,109.6
Operating profit – underlying650.2598.7566.8523.8473.2
Net finance costs – underlying(28.6)(28.4)(23.4)(24.5)(49.5)
Profit before taxation – underlying621.6570.3543.4499.3423.7
Exceptional items (pre-tax)44.947.2
Ventura profit before tax (discontinued)2.98.06.05.1
Taxation(157.9)(145.6)(150.5)(141.3)(126.5)
Profit after taxation508.6474.8400.9364.0302.3
Total equity285.6222.7232.4133.4140.5
Shares purchased for cancellation7.5m12.5m10.0m5.9m3.9m
Dividends per share105.0p90.0p78.0p66.0p55.0p
Basic earnings per share
Underlying297.7p255.4p221.9p188.5p156.0p
Total320.1p282.0p221.9p188.5p156.0p