Five year record (continuing operations before exceptional items)

The following shows key financial and other data for the Group for the last five financial years.

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£m unless stated 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
           
Revenue - Group 1,307.3 1,220.2 1,090.8 956.5 887.1
Revenue - Howdens UK 1,281.7 1,203.8 1,075.5 940.7 872.5
Operating profit 237.2 221.9 189.8 140.7 119.8
Profit before tax 237.0 219.6 188.8 135.0 112.1
           
Basic earnings per share 29.5p 27.3p 23.2p 15.3p 14.0p
       
Net cash flows from operating activities 207.2 158.3 147.8 87.2 64.9
       
Capital expenditure 63.5 45.9 31.6 23.6 23.6
       
Net cash at year end 226.6 226.1 217.7 140.5 96.4
       
Dividend per share 10.7p 9.9p 8.4p 5.5p 3.0p
       
Number of depots at year-end:          
Howden Joinery 642 619 589 559 529
Houdan Menuiseries 20 16 11 11 11
Other 6 4 3 - -

Note: In 2012, operating costs increased by £5m due to 53rd week, thereby reducing operating profit and profit before tax by the same amount, and reducing profit after tax by around £4m.