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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.

 

  Dec 2020
52 weeks
£m
 Dec 2019
52 weeks
£m
 Dec 2018
52 weeks
£m
 Dec 2017
53 weeks
£m
 Dec 2016
52 weeks
£m
Summarised Income Statement      
Revenue 1,547.51,583.6 1,511.3 1,403.8 1,307.3
      
Operating Profit 195.7260.0 240.1 234.4 237.2
      
Profit before tax 185.3260.7 238.5 232.2 237.0
Full year dividend per share (pence) Note 1 18.23.90 11.6 11.1 10.7
Basic EPS (pence) 24.935.0 31.3 29.9 29.5
      
Summarised Balance Sheet      
Non-current assets excluding leases 290.7251.7 221.4 221.3 201.6
Non-current lease right-of-use assets 544.2
      
Inventories 255.0231.8 226.3 208.3 183.7
Receivables 166.6193.1 186.0 137.8 135.9
Payables and provisions (338.2)(272.2) (261.9) (245.0) (244.8)
Pension liability (47.7)(56.6) (36.0) (109.3) (106.0)
Total lease liabilities (580.5)
 (544.8)96.1 114.4 (8.2) (31.2)
Net cash & short term investments 430.7267.4 231.3 241.1 226.6
Total net assets 720.8615.2 567.1 454.2 397.0
      

Note 1 – Dividends.

In 2019, an interim dividend of 3.9p/share and a final dividend of 9.1p/share were declared, making a total of 13.0p/share. However, following the disruption caused by the outbreak of COVID in early 2020, the 2019 final dividend of 9.1p/share was not paid. In 2020 there was no interim dividend declared, but there is a 2020 final dividend of 9.1p/share and also a special dividend of 9.1p/share, making a total of 18.2p/share.

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