Financial highlights 2016


Revenue at constant exchange rates


Adjusted operating profit* at constant exchange rates


Adjusted earnings per share* at constant exchange rates


Dividend per share

highlights by year

2016 2015 Growth
as reported
at constant exchange
Financial results
Revenue £7,429.1m £6,489.7m 14% 4%
Adjusted operating profit* £525.0m £455.0m 15% 5%
Adjusted profit before income tax* £478.2m £411.2m 16% 6%
Adjusted earnings per share* 106.1p 91.0p 17% 6%
Dividend for the year 42.0p 38.0p 11%
Statutory results    
Operating profit £409.7m £366.5m 12%
Profit before income tax £362.9m £322.7m 12%
Basic earnings per share 80.7p 71.0p 14%

*Before customer relationships amortisation, acquisition related costs and associated tax where relevant (see Note 2 of the 2016 Annual Report).