Financial Highlights

Five year financial record
In 2014 the presentational currency was changed to US dollars and prior periods have been restated. The SPS business was classified as a discontinued operation in 2013 and the 2012 comparatives have been restated. In addition, 2012 has also been restated for amendments to IAS 19 and to include income from delivery receipts and other activities in revenue.

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Income Statement

  • 2016 $’000
  • 2015 $’000
  • 2014 $’000
  • 2013 $’000
  • 2012 $’000

Revenue

  • 627,518
  • 558,223
  • 2014 497,219
  • 415,773
  • 2012 332,936

Underlying operating profit

  • 42,580
  • 2015 38,377
  • 33,519
  • 27,759
  • 2012 19,494

Defined benefit pension scheme administration costs

  • 2016 (291)
  • 2015 (311)
  • 2014 (394)
  • 2013 (544)
  • 2012 (748)

Share option related charges

  • 2016 (551)
  • 2015 (430)
  • 2014 (304)
  • 2013 (666)
  • 2012 (2,493)

Exceptional items

  • 2016 (454)
  • 2015 (2,940)
  • 2014 (858)
  • 2013 (2,407)
  • 2012 (397)

Operating profit

  • 41,284
  • 34,696
  • 2014 31,963
  • 24,142
  • 15,856

Finance income

  • 2016 3
  • 2015 22
  • 2014 37
  • 2013 107
  • 2012 88

Finance costs

  • 2016 (125)
  • 2015 (46)
  • 2014 (7)
  • 2013 (7)
  • 2012 (27)

Net pension finance charge

  • 2016 (503)
  • 2015 (521)
  • 2014 (836)
  • 2013 (903)
  • 2012 (1,445)

Profit before tax

  • 40,659
  • 34,151
  • 31,157
  • 23,339
  • 14,472

Taxation

  • 2016 (11,734)
  • 2015 (9,672)
  • 2014 (8,462)
  • 2013 (6,982)
  • 2012 (3,857)

Profit from continuing operations

  • 2016 28,925
  • 2015 24,479
  • 22,695
  • 2013 16,357
  • 10,615

Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations

  • 2016 -
  • 2015 -
  • 2014 -
  • 1,381
  • (4,825)

Profit for the period

  • 2016 28,925
  • 2015 24,479
  • 22,695
  • 17,738
  • 5,790

Basic earnings per ordinary share

  • 103.15c
  • 2015 87.27c
  • 81.26c
  • 59.73c
  • 40.11c

Dividend per share – paid and proposed

  • 118.10c
  • 52.50c
  • 38.89c
  • 32.41c
  • 27.56c
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Balance sheet

  • 2016 $’000
  • 2015 $’000
  • 2014 $’000
  • 2013 $’000
  • 2012 $’000

Non current assets (excluding deferred tax)

  • 19,967
  • 20,020
  • 19,365
  • 2013 10,403
  • 10,152

Deferred tax assets

  • 2016 5,912
  • 5,030
  • 2014 4,388
  • 4,794
  • 6,324

Net current assets

  • 35,083
  • 2015 25,299
  • 28,781
  • 23,186
  • 29,850

Net assets held for sale

  • 2017 -
  • 2016 -
  • 2015 -
  • 2014 -
  • 2013 9,460

Retirement benefit obligations

  • 2016 (18,106)
  • 2015 (19,290)
  • 2014 (23,114)
  • 2013 (24,015)
  • 2012 (27,398)

Other liabilities

  • 2016 (763)
  • 2015 (1,734)
  • 2014 (968)
  • 2013 (298)
  • 2012 (719)

Shareholders’ equity

  • 42,093
  • 2015 29,325
  • 28,452
  • 14,070
  • 27,669

Net cash

  • 30,767
  • 21,683
  • 18,381
  • 18,301
  • 25,990