x

Financial performance

 

 

2019

$m

 

2018

$m

Restated
2017
$m
Restated
2016
$m
Restated
2015
$m
Revenue:          

USA


UK

 

Canada and Central Europe

18,358

 

2,281

 

1,371

16,670

 

2,568

 

1,514

15,193

 

2,548

 

1,543

13,808

 

2,915

 

1,602

13,014

 

3,100

 

1,775

Group 22,010 20,752 19,284 18,325 17,889
Trading profit:          

USA


UK

 

Canada and Central Europe

 

Central costs

1,508

 

65

 


76

 

(43)

1,406

 

73

 


83

 

(55)

1,224

 

96

 


71

 

(50)

1,132

 

108

 


77

 

(66)

1,062

 

140

 


86

 

(67)

Continuing Operations 1,606 1,507 1,341 1,251 1,221
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets
(110) (65) (81) (70)
(64)
Impairment of acquired intangible assets - - 0 (125) (6)
Exceptional items (94) (82) 218 (6) (3)
Operating profit 1,402 1,360 1,478 1,050 1,148
Finance costs (74) (53) (54) (71) (11)
Share of result after tax of associates 2 2 (1) 0 0
Gain on disposal of interests in Associates 3 - - - -
Impairment of interest in associates (9) (122) - - -
Profit before tax
Tax

1,324
(263)

 

1,187
(346)
1,423
(370)
979
(307)
1,137
(335)
Profit from continuing operations 1,061 841 1,053
672
802
(Loss) / profit from discontinued operations 47 426 (133) 159 (409)
Profit for the year attributable to shareholders of company 1,108 1,267 920 831 393
Ordinary dividends
Special dividend
(449)
0
(390)
(974)
(328)
0
(350)
0
(345)
0
Total dividends (449) (1,364) (328) (350) (345)
Net assets employed:          
Intangible fixed assets

Property, plant & equipment

Other net assets, excluding liquid funds                      

2,079


 

1,349


 

2,117

1,716


1,086


2,336
1,413


1,068


2,768
1,460


1,897


1,721
1,579


1,819


1,922
  5,545 5,138 5,249 5,078 5,320
Financed by:          
Share capital

Share premium

Retained earnings

30

 

9

 

4,311

45

67

3,946
45

67

4,431
45

67

3,728
45

67

3,950
Equity attributable to shareholders of the Company
4,350 4,058 4,543 3,840
4,062
Net debt 1,195 1,080 706 1,238 1,258
Net assets employed 5,545 5,138 5,249 5,078 5,320