Attributable to owners of the Company
Share
capital
£m
Share premium
£m
Retained earnings
£m
Total
equity
£m
Balance at 1 May 20164.9137.41.3143.6
Profit for the financial year and total comprehensive income32.532.5
Transactions with owners:
Recognition of share-based payments1.31.3
Movement on tax arising on share-based payments0.10.1
Proceeds from exercise of employee options0.60.6
Consideration paid for purchase of own shares (held in trust)(3.0)(3.0)
Equity dividends(9.6)(9.6)
0.6(11.2)(10.6)
Balance at 30 April 20174.9138.022.6165.5
Profit for the financial year and total comprehensive income13.613.6
Transactions with owners:
Recognition of share-based payments1.11.1
Proceeds from exercise of employee options0.50.5
Consideration paid for purchase of own shares (held in trust)(2.2)(2.2)
Equity dividends(10.1)(10.1)
0.5(11.2)(10.7)
Balance at 30 April 20184.9138.525.0168.4