Revenue of £1,322m down 8.5% on a reported basis, down 7.7% on an underlying basis1 (2014: £1,444m)

Trading profit2 of £124.0m, down 13.1% on a reported basis, and down 14.0% on an underlying basis1 (2014: £142.8m)

Return on sales2 declined by 50 basis points to 9.4% (2014: 9.9%); 70 basis points decline on an underlying basis1

Headline earnings per share3 of 28.1 pence, down 16.0% (2014: 33.4 pence)

Recommended final dividend of 11.125 pence per share, Group full year dividend of 16.275 pence (2014: 16.125 pence)

Year-end net debt2 of £291.6m, with net debt to EBITDA ratio of 1.8x

 

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1. Underlying basis is at constant currency and excludes separately reported items and the impact of acquisitions and disposals.

2. For definitions of non-GAAP financial measures, refer to Note 4 of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

3. Headline results refer to continuing operations and exclude separately reported items.