Financial highlights 2015


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

2015 2014 Growth
as reported
at constant exchange
Financial results
Revenue £6,489.7m £6,156.5m 5% 5%
Adjusted operating profit* £455.0m £429.8m 6% 7%
Adjusted profit before income tax* £411.2m £387.8m 6% 8%
Adjusted earnings per share* 91.0p 86.2p 6% 7%
Dividend for the year 38.0p 35.5p 7%
Statutory results    
Operating profit £366.5m £341.8m 7%
Profit before income tax £322.7m £299.8m 8%
Basic earnings per share 71.0p 64.5p 10%

*Before intangible amortisation and acquisition related costs