Five year record (continuing operations before exceptional items)

The following shows key financial and other data for the Group for the last five financial years.

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£m unless stated 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
           
Revenue - Group 1,220.2 1,090.8 956.5 887.1 853.8
Revenue - Howdens UK 1,203.8 1,075.5 940.7 872.5 838.7
Operating profit 221.9 189.8 140.7 119.8 115.3
Profit before tax 219.6 188.8 135.0 112.1 111.0
           
Basic earnings per share 27.3p 23.2p 15.3p 14.0p 13.5p
         
Net cash flows from operating activities 158.3 147.8 87.2 64.9 40.2
         
Capital expenditure 42.9 31.6 23.6 23.6 17.5
         
Net cash at year end 226.1 217.7 140.5 96.4 57.1
         
Dividend per share 9.9p 8.4p 5.5p 3.0p 0.5p
         
Number of depots at year-end:          
Howden Joinery 619 589 559 529 509
Houdan Menuiseries 16 11 11 11 10
Other 4 3 - - -

Note: In 2012, operating costs increased by £5m due to 53rd week, thereby reducing operating profit and profit before tax by the same amount, and reducing profit after tax by around £4m.