2018
£m
2017
£m
2016
(note 1)
£m
2015
(note 1)
£m
2014
(note 1)
£m
Revenue311.1294.0276.9184.8100.0
Operating expenses before special items(268.4)(254.0)(239.9)(159.7)(81.2)
Operating profit before special items42.740.037.025.118.8
Special items(20.9)(13.7)(21.0)(16.9)(1.4)
Operating profit21.826.316.08.217.4
Finance income0.20.10.10.2
Finance costs(3.2)(3.0)(3.3)(2.4)(0.9)
Other finance costs(1.5)(1.5)(1.4)(0.4)(0.6)
Profit before tax17.321.911.35.516.1
Tax on profit before special items(6.6)(3.8)(4.2)(3.2)(3.6)
Special items – tax5.44.58.94.01.1
Tax (charge)/credit(1.2)0.74.70.8(2.5)
Profit for the financial year16.122.616.06.313.6
Basic earnings per ordinary share32.9p46.2p32.7p15.4p41.5p
Diluted earnings per ordinary share32.7p45.7p32.3p15.1p40.5p
Adjusted basic earnings per ordinary share64.5p65.1p57.6p47.8p48.3p
Dividends declared21.00p20.30p19.31p18.11p20.70p

Notes:

  1. Continuing operations only.
  2. The above financial information has been extracted from the audited consolidated financial statements for 2014 to 2018 inclusive.