Financial summary

Ten year history

  2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
2005
Revenue * (£m) 3,740 3,548 3,441 3,298 3,406 3,271 3,329 3,284 3,106 2,858
Profit before tax * (£m) 695 622 570 543 505 429 498 478 449 424
Taxation * (£m) (142) (149) (143) (150) (141) (127) (144) (147) (136) (119)
Profit after tax * (£m) 553 473 427 393 364 302 354 331 313 305
Shareholders’ funds (£m) 286 286 223 232 133 156 (79) 189 256 276
Underlying EPS (p) 366.1 297.7 255.4 221.9 188.5 156.0 168.7 146.1 127.4 120.2
Dividends per share (p) 129.0 105.0 90.0 78.0 66.0 55.0 55.0 49.0 44.0 41.0
Shares in issue at year end (m) 155 161 169 181 191 197 201 227 246 261
Shares buybacks (shares, m) 6.2 7.5 12.5 10.0 5.9 3.9 26.1 19.0 15.0 4.0
Share buybacks (£m) 296 241 290 205 120 54 514 316 218 57
Share price at year end (p) 6280 4059 2639 1994 1996 1097 1375 1946 1698 1592
Market cap at year end (£m) 9,736 6,544 4,453 3,614 3,758 2,162 2,764 4,418 4,179 4,157
* In July 2011 Ventura, the Group's customer service management business, was sold for £65m cash. Figures for 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 relate to underlying continuing business and exclude Ventura. Previous years are as reported and have not been restated to exclude Ventura.
 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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