Annual Report 2016

Welcome to our year in review

At a glance

  • Global market leader
  • Large, fragmented and growing marketplace
  • Industry-leading digital business
  • Highly profitable own-brand business
  • Strong balance sheet

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The actions announced in November have already led to improvements in performance. In the second half, we stabilised the gross margin, delivered cost savings of £7 million and consequently increased profit before tax by 14.3% at constant currency, compared to a 12% reduction in the first half.

Peter Johnson


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2015: £1,266.2m



2015: 3.5%

Underlying revenue growth


2015: £80.1m

Headline profit before tax


2015: 13.2p

Headline earnings per share


2015: £52.3m

Headline free cash flow


2015: 11.75p

Dividend per share

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Lindsley Ruth
Our ambition is to be the first choice for customers, connecting them with the parts and solutions they need to succeed, whilst inspiring innovation in industry.

Lindsley Ruth

Chief Executive Officer

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Our Strategic Priorities

Our key priorities

Superior results for customers, suppliers and shareholders

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Business Model

We aim to provide a seamless connection between our supplier base and our customers.

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Measuring our Success

Our key performance indicators

We are focused on driving an improved performance for customers, suppliers and shareholders.

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Capturing Market Value

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Corporate Responsibility

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We work to align our values and strategy with responsible and ethical business practices across the Group.

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