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Five year summary of consolidated figures

as at 31 March 2011

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2011
£'000
2010
£'000
2009
£'000
2008
£'000
2007
£'000
Income statement (total operations)
Revenue 395,412 412,800 472,439 517,297 483,195
EBITDA before exceptional items 75,963 69,795 65,141 69,300 70,972
Group operating profit before exceptional items 48,631 36,755 30,021 21,661 31,403
Profit after taxation before exceptional items 30,958 27,898 22,788 22,764 30,790
Profit/(loss) after taxation (reported) 22,621 17,693 (106,482) 18,776 23,969
Balance sheet
Non-current assets 242,271 277,045 298,394 396,128 399,882
Current assets (excluding cash) 72,944 80,535 90,586 125,705 97,953
Current liabilities (excluding finance leases) (151,154) (143,981) (136,378) (156,165) (137,662)
Net debt (including finance leases) (81,996) (116,796) (157,900) (168,905) (164,240)
Provisions and other non-current liabilities (excluding finance leases) (8,871) (61,046) (74,083) (12,078) (18,332)
Total equity 73,194 35,757 20,619 184,685 177,601
Movement in debt
Net cash flow from:
– operating activities 68,009 74,612 62,260 49,997 59,128
– capital expenditure (13,948) (17,595) (24,958) (31,172) (30,217)
– net proceeds/(purchase costs) associated with the purchase and sale of businesses 150 559 (700) (43,064)
– interest (8,574) (7,302) (13,474) (11,164) (12,651)
– equity dividends paid (12,140) (7,725) (12,295) (11,540) (7,356)
– other 1,453 (1,036) (1,087) (86) (2,400)
Reduction/(increase) in net debt 34,800 41,104 11,005 (4,665) (36,560)
Ratios and other key information
Average number of employees 1,801 2,094 2,312 2,617 2,693
EBITDA before exceptional items to revenue (%) 19.2 16.9 13.8 13.4 14.7
Group operating profit before exceptional items to revenue (%) 12.3 8.9 6.4 4.2 6.5
Basic earnings/(loss) per share (pence) 4.44 3.47 (20.70) 3.65 4.55
Dividend per share relating to the financial year (pence) 3.60 1.75 1.50 2.82 1.95