Revenue of £1,683.9m, a 20.2% increase on a reported basis, a 12.5% increase on an underlying basis1 (2016: £1,401.4m)

Trading profit2 of £165.5m, a 24.2% increase on a reported basis, and a 16.1% increase on an underlying basis1 (2016: £133.3m)

Return on sales2 of 9.8%, increased by 30 basis points, and a 30 basis points increase on an underlying basis1 (2016: 9.5%)

Profit before tax of £97.1m, an increase of 22.3% (2016: £79.4m)

Headline earnings per share3 of 40.7 pence, an increase of 33.9% (2016: 30.4 pence)

Recommended final dividend of 12.50 pence per share, Group full year dividend of 18.00 pence (2016: 16.55 pence)

Year-end net debt2 of £274.3m, with net debt to EBITDA ratio of 1.3x

 

1. Underlying basis is at constant currency and excludes separately reported items and the impact of acquisitions and disposals.
2. For definitions of alternative performance measures, refer to Note 4 of the Group Financial Statements.
3. Headline results refer to continuing operations and exclude separately reported items.