Five-year consolidated financial summary

Before exceptional items

2016
£m

2015
£m

2014
£m

2013
£m

2012
£m

1

See (PDF:) note 7 for the basis of this calculation.

2

Dividends per share are those amounts approved by the shareholders to be paid within the year on a per share basis to the shareholders on the register at the specified dates.

3

Net assets per share are calculated by using the actual number of shares in issue at the year end date (see (PDF:) note 21).

Profit before tax

644.7

609.7

565.2

507.8

360.0

Tax

(132.4)

(126.3)

(113.9)

(103.0)

(76.8)

Profit after tax

512.3

483.4

451.3

404.8

283.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

After exceptional items

2016
£m

2015
£m

2014
£m

2013
£m

2012
£m

Profit before tax

618.1

589.0

517.1

447.5

360.0

Tax

(127.9)

(121.6)

(103.9)

(94.8)

(76.8)

Profit after tax

490.2

467.4

413.2

352.7

283.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-exceptional earnings per share:

2016
Pence

2015
Pence

2014
Pence

2013
Pence

2012
Pence

Basic earnings per share1

186.3

176.9

166.8

149.9

104.7

Diluted earnings per share1

182.4

172.2

161.5

144.6

101.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-exceptional earnings per share:

2016
Pence

2015
Pence

2014
Pence

2013
Pence

2012
Pence

Basic earnings per share1

178.3

171.1

152.7

130.6

104.7

Diluted earnings per share1

174.5

166.5

147.8

126.0

101.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends:

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Cost (£m)

236.6

226.3

177.7

123.5

104.1

Pence per share2

87.0

83.0

66.0

46.0

39.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity (£m)

3,152.8

2,795.6

2,537.8

2,268.6

2,069.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets per share (pence)3

1,115

990

898

802

733

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group employees at year end
31 December

2016
Number

2015
Number

2014
Number

2013
Number

2012
Number

United Kingdom

2,264

1,988

1,889

1,913

1,462

Europe, Middle East and Africa

716

686

628

590

570

Americas

331

321

278

294

251

Asia Pacific

834

789

761

731

728

 

4,145

3,784

3,556

3,528

3,011

Exchange rates – closing
31 December

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Sterling:

 

 

 

 

 

Euro

1.17

1.36

1.29

1.20

1.23

US dollar

1.24

1.47

1.56

1.66

1.63

Swiss franc

1.26

1.48

1.55

1.47

1.49

Australian dollar

1.71

2.03

1.91

1.85

1.57

Hong Kong dollar

9.58

11.42

12.09

12.84

12.60

Japanese yen

144.12

177.30

186.95

174.08

140.55

Singaporean dollar

1.79

2.09

2.07

2.09

1.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange rates – average

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Sterling:

 

 

 

 

 

Euro

1.23

1.38

1.24

1.18

1.23

US dollar

1.36

1.53

1.65

1.57

1.59

Swiss franc

1.34

1.48

1.51

1.45

1.48

Australian dollar

1.83

2.04

1.83

1.64

1.53

Hong Kong dollar

10.52

11.84

12.78

12.18

12.33

Japanese yen

149.31

184.79

175.15

152.51

126.93

Singaporean dollar

1.88

2.10

2.09

1.96

1.98