5 Year Summary

Five year financial summary

2018

   £m*

2017

   £m

2016

£m

2015

£m

2014

£m

Revenue

866.4 825.8 756.8 735.4 783.2
Impairment (227.0) (201.1) (184.9) (188.9) (220.0)
Revenue less impairment
639.4 624.7 571.9 546.5 563.2
Finance costs
(58.5) (55.2) (46.8) (41.6) (45.3)
Operating costs
(140.8) (135.2) (129.1) (116.8) (120.0)
Administrative expenses
(330.8) (328.7) (300.0) (272.0) (274.4)
Profit before taxation and exceptional items - continuing operations
109.3 105.6 96.0 116.1 123.5
Exceptional items
- - - (15.9) (23.3)
Profit before taxation - continuing operations
109.3 105.6 96.0 100.2 100.2
Pre-exceptional tax charge
(33.9) (30.6) (24.8) (37.7) (28.4)
Profit after pre-exceptional taxation - continuing operations 75.4 75.0 71.2 62.5 71.8
Exceptional tax charge - (30.0) - - -
Profit after taxation - continuing operations
75.4 45.0 71.2 62.5 71.8
Loss after taxation - discontinued operations - (8.4) (4.3) - -
Profit after taxation 75.4 36.6 66.9 62.5 71.8
Earnings per share (p) – (continuing operations)
33.8 20.2 32.2 27.3 30.2
Earnings per share (p) – (including discontinued operations)
33.8 16.5 30.2 27.3 30.2
Dividend per share (p)
12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.0

* 2018 reported under IFRS 9.  All other comparatives reported under IAS 39