Five-year summary of consolidated figures

as at 31 March 2012

2012
£’000
2011
£’000
2010
£’000
2009
£’000
2008
£’000
Income statement (total operations)
Revenue 387,316 395,412 412,800 472,439 517,297
EBITDA before exceptional items 77,875 75,963 69,795 65,141 69,300
Group operating profit before exceptional items 57,770 48,631 36,755 30,021 21,661
Profit after taxation before exceptional items 37,727 30,958 27,898 22,788 22,764
Profit/(loss) after taxation (reported) 37,727 22,621 17,693 (106,482) 18,776
Balance sheet
Non-current assets 239,639 242,272 277,045 298,394 396,128
Current assets (excluding cash) 75,530 72,943 80,535 90,586 125,705
Current liabilities (excluding finance leases) (146,367) (151,154) (143,981) (136,378) (156,165)
Net debt (including finance leases) (75,267) (81,996) (116,796) (157,900) (168,905)
Provisions and other non-current liabilities (excluding finance leases) (20,078) (8,871) (61,046) (74,083) (12,078)
Total equity 73,457 73,194 35,757 20,619 184,685
Movement in debt
Net cash flow from:
– operating activities 55,994 68,009 74,612 62,260 49,997
– capital expenditure (22,148) (13,948) (17,595) (24,958) (31,172)
– interest (7,363) (8,574) (7,302) (13,474) (11,164)
– equity dividends paid (19,786) (12,140) (7,725) (12,295) (11,540)
– other 33 1,452 (886) (528) (786)
Reduction/(increase) in net debt 6,730 34,799 41,104 11,005 (4,665)
Ratios and other key information
Average number of employees 1,779 1,801 2,094 2,312 2,617
EBITDA before exceptional items to revenue (%) 20.1 19.2 16.9 13.8 13.4
Group operating profit before exceptional items to revenue (%) 14.9 12.3 8.9 6.4 4.2
Basic earnings/(loss) per share (pence) 7.41 4.44 3.47 (20.70) 3.65
Dividend per share relating to the financial year (pence) 4.00 3.60 1.75 1.50 2.82