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2017
£m
2016
£m
2015
£m
2014
£m
2013
£m
Revenue690.2600.6567.2609.1619.6
Profit:
Headline operating profit123.999.6102.1111.1107.4
Amortisation of acquired intangible fixed assets(4.5)(4.5)(4.2)(3.9)(4.5)
Operating profit prior to exceptional items119.495.197.9107.2102.9
Acquisition costs(0.6)(0.2)
Reorganisation costs(20.0)(0.8)
Operating profit119.494.577.9107.0102.1
Net finance costs(2.4)(2.6)(2.9)(3.3)(3.7)
Profit before taxation117.091.975.0103.798.4
Taxation(19.7)(24.9)(18.8)(24.4)(25.3)
Profit after taxation97.367.056.279.373.1
Non-controlling interests(0.2)0.1(0.1)
Profit attributable to the equity holders of the parent97.167.056.279.473.0
Headline earnings per share (pence)49.237.039.543.841.2
Dividend per share (pence)17.415.815.114.413.5
Special dividend per share (pence)25.010.020.010.0
Assets employed
Intangible fixed assets201.0206.7175.2172.1167.9
Tangible fixed assets520.5509.0429.6434.6444.6
Other assets and liabilities(63.6)(88.5)(67.5)(71.5)(80.1)
657.9627.2537.3535.2532.4
Financed by
Share capital33.133.133.133.133.1
Reserves663.9594.8516.1537.3513.7
Shareholders' funds697.0627.9549.2570.4546.8
Non-controlling interests0.50.40.40.50.6
Net cash(39.6)(1.1)(12.3)(35.7)(15.0)
Capital employed657.9627.2537.3535.2532.4
Net assets per share (pence)364.1328.0286.9297.9285.6
Return on capital employed (%):
Headline operating profit divided by the average of opening and closing capital employed as adjusted for certain items of goodwill written off19.317.119.020.719.9