Five year history

Year to January2014
£m
2013
£m
2012
£m
2011
£m
2010
£m
Continuing operations
Revenue3,740.03,562.83,441.13,297.73,260.9
Operating profit – underlying722.8650.2598.7566.8523.8
Net finance costs – underlying(27.6)(28.6)(28.4)(23.4)(24.5)
Profit before taxation – underlying695.2621.6570.3543.4499.3
Exceptional items (pre-tax)44.947.2
Ventura profit before tax (discontinued)2.98.06.0
Taxation(142.0)(157.9)(145.6)(150.5)(141.3)
Profit after taxation553.2508.6474.8400.9364.0
Total equity286.2285.6222.7232.4133.4
Shares purchased for cancellation6.2m7.5m12.5m10.0m5.9m
Dividends per share
– ordinary129.0p105.0p90.0p78.0p66.0p
– special*50.0p
Basic earnings per share
Underlying366.1p297.7p255.4p221.9p188.5p
Total366.1p320.1p282.0p221.9p188.5p

* The first 50p special dividend was announced on 3 January 2014 and paid on 3 February 2014.