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Five-year record

Year ended 31 March

£m 2017
2016
As restated*
2015
As restated*
2014
2013
Revenue 1,511.7
1,291.1
1,266.2 1,273.1 1,235.6
Operating profit 132.3
40.1
101.2 106.1 92.3
Pension changes/reorganisation costs (income) 0.9
41.9
(16.0) - 7.4
Headline operating profit 133.2
82.0
85.2 106.1 99.7
Net financial expense (5.2)
(5.2)
(5.1) (5.0) (5.6)
Profit before tax 127.1
34.9
96.1 101.1 86.7
Reorganisation costs and pension changes 0.9
41.9
(16.0) - 7.4
Headline profit before tax 128.0
76.8
80.1 101.1 94.1
Tax (35.0)
(13.0)
(25.8) (29.6) (27.3)
Profit for the year attributable to the equity shareholders 92.1
21.9 70.3 71.5 59.4
Basic earnings per share 20.9p
5.0p
16.0p 16.3p 13.6p
Free cash flow 112.6
46.6
49.0 57.7 49.3
Non-current assets 387.6
365.7
378.8 342.7 361.5
Current assets 675.6
853.6
822.9
519.6 498.2
Current liabilities (390.2)
(557.0)
(568.3) (254.4) (221.4)
Non-current liabilities (284.0)
(306.5)
(265.1) (243.6) (258.7)
Net assets 389.0
355.8
368.3 364.3 379.6
Number of shares in issue:          
Weighted average (excluding own shares held) 440.3 439.3
439.5 439.1 437.8
Year end 441.3
440.8
439.8 439.6 438.1
Dividend per share (pence) 12.3
11.75
11.75 11.75 11.75
Average number of employees 5,769
6,024
6,245 6,212 6,307
Share price at 31 March (pence) 473.4
241.4
241.5 283.0 251.0

*Restated for the change in accounting policy relating to the grossing up of cash pools.