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

 

 

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.