5 Year Financial Summary
|2008 (£m)||2009 (£m)||2010 (£m)||2011 (£m)||2012 (£m)|
|Profit before exceptional items||85.1||70.3||73.5||80.4||87.8|
|Profit/(loss) before taxation||76.2||21.4||52.5||80.8||-135.5|
|Profit/(loss) after taxation||61.8||16.4||47.5||68.8||-110.3|
|Earning/(loss) per ordinary share**||16.3p||3.9p||8.3p||12.1p||-19.4p|
|Earnings per ordinary share before exceptional items**||18.3p||13.4p||10.0p||11.2p||12.3p|
|Dividend per ordinary share**||9.5p||7.1p||5.8p||5.8p||6.1p|
|Retail price index||100.0||98.6||103.2||108.9||111.8|
|Earnings/(loss) per share performance||100.0||23.9||50.9||74.2||-119.0|
|Earnings per share performance before exceptional items||100.0||73.2||54.6||61.2||67.2|
* Taxation includes the tax impact on exceptional operating items together with exceptional credits of £2.1 million in 2012, £5.0 million in 2011 and £2.1 million in 2010 in respect of the change in corporation tax rate and an exceptional charge of £1.4 million in 2008 relating to the phasing out of industrial buildings allowances.
** Adjusted where appropriate to reflect the impact of the issue of new shares under a rights issue on 22 July 2009. For comparative purposes, the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue in 2010 was 569.3 million compared to 415.8 million in 2009.