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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  Dec 2017
53 weeks
£m
Dec 2016
52 weeks
£m
Dec 2015
52 weeks
£m
Dec 2014
52 weeks
£m
Dec 2013
52 weeks
£m
           
Summarised Income Statement          
Revenue - continuing operations 1,403.8 1,307.3 1,220.2 1,090.8 956.5
           
Operating profit - continuing operations 234.4 237.2 221.9 189.8 138.0
Loss from discontinued operations - - - (2.1) -
  234.4 237.2 221.9 187.7 138.0
           
Profit on continuing ordinary activities before tax 232.2 237.0 219.6 188.8 133.9
Full year dividend per share (pence) 11.1 10.7 9.9 8.4 5.5
Basic EPS - continuing operations (pence) 29.9 29.5 27.3 23.2 15.7
           
Summarised Balance Sheet          
Total non-current assets 221.3 201.6 153.0 151.1 123.3
           
Inventories 208.3 183.7 177.1 143.1 123.4
Receivables 137.8 135.9 129.5 133.1 122.4
Payables and provisions (245.0) (244.8) (214.8) (207.2) (192.6)
Pension liability (109.3) (106.0) (49.2) (142.6) (54.3)
  (8.2) (31.2) 42.6 (73.6) (1.1)
           
Net cash, short-term investments and borrowings 241.1 226.6 226.1 217.4 139.5
Total net assets 454.2 397.0 421.7 294.9 261.7
           
Number of depots at end of year          
UK 661 642 619 589 559
France 20 20 17 12 11
Belgium 2 2 2 2 -
Netherlands 1 1 1 - -
Germany 1 1 - - -
           
Capital expenditure 49 64 46 33 46