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Financial highlights, reports and other detailed information about the company’s performance.

Financial highlights

Sales
£7,689m
Operating Profit
£679m
Profit Before Tax
£603m
Earnings per Share (p)
27.8p
Dividend per Share (p)
8.7p
Net Debt
£769m
Sales
£7,456m
Operating Profit
£687m
Profit Before Tax
£601m
Earnings per Share (p)
29.0p
Dividend per Share (p)
8.4p
Net Debt
£624m
Sales
£7,594m
Operating Profit
£661m
Profit Before Tax
£578m
Earnings per Share (p)
28.7p
Dividend per Share (p)
7.9p
Net Debt
£732m
Sales
£6,904m
Operating Profit
£553m
Profit Before Tax
£493m
Earnings per Share (p)
26.3p
Dividend per Share (p)
7.2p
Net Debt
£871m
Sales
£6,112m
Operating Profit
£468m
Profit Before Tax
£417m
Earnings per Share (p)
22.6p
Dividend per Share (p)
6.0p
Net Debt
£538m

Results and presentations

Annual report and accounts 2015

Annual report and accounts 2015

Key performance indicators​

Sales growth
£7,689m
Earnings per share (EPS)
27.8p
Trading margin
8.8%
Free cash flow
£370m
Return on average invested capital (ROIC)
17.8%
R&D as % of sales
4.4%
Accident frequency rate (improvement)
13%
Accident severity rate (improvement)
15%
Energy efficiency (improvement)
3%
Number of apprentices
+18
Employee disclosure
+25
Management turnover
4.1%

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