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Financial performance

  2016
£m
2015
£m
2014
£m
2013
£m
2012
£m
Revenue:          

USA


UK

 

Nordic

 

Canada and Central Europe

9,456

 

1,996

 

1,881

 

1,097

8,343

 

1,987

 

1,864

 

1,138

7,070

 

1,853

 

1,935

 

1,413

6,785

 

1,769

 

1,916

 

1,568

6,168

 

1,898

 

2,125

 

1,564

Group 14,430 13,332 12,271 12,038 11,755
Trading profit:          

USA


UK

 

Nordic

 

Canada and Central Europe

 

Central and other costs

775

 

74

 

59

 

53

 


(45)

681

 

90

 

71

 

55


 

(43)

546

 

96

 

73

 

72


 

(35)

492

 

95

 

86

 

80


(42)

388

 

94

 

94

 

79


(28)

Group 916 854 752 711 627
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets
(53)
(56)
(46)
(55)
(59)
Impairment of goodwill and acquired intangible assets (94) (238) - (10) (220)
Exceptional items (2) (4) (1) (40) (41)
Operating profit 767 556 705 606 307
Net interest payable (40) (48)
(29)
(31)
(13)
Associate - - - - 16
Profit before tax
Tax charge
727
(231)
508
(187)
676
(194)
575
(176)
310
(138)
Profit on ordinary activities after tax from continuing operations 496 321
482
399
172
Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations 154 (108) 22 (103) (115)
Profit attributable to equity shareholders 650 213 504 296 57
Ordinary dividends
Special dividend
(238)
-
(222)
-
(191)
(298)
(173)
(348)
(142)
-
Total dividends (238) (222) (489) (521) (142)
Net assets employed:          
Intangible fixed assets

Property, plant and equipment

Other net assets, excluding liquid funds                      
1,104


1,434


1,301
1,011


1,164


1,230
1,198


1,226


1,173
1,246


1,263


955
1,160


1,195


733
  3,839 3,405 3,597 3,464 3,088
Financed by:          
Share capital

Share premium

Foreign currency translation reserve

Profit and loss account and other reserves
29

42

380


2,452
29

42

117


2,412
29

41

127


2,689
28

27

402


2,596
28

19

244


2,842
Shareholders' equity
2,903
2,600
2,886
3,053
3,133
Net debt (cash) 936 805 711 411 (45)
Net assets employed 3,839 3,405 3,597 3,464 3,088