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

Financial highlights

Sales
£9,414m
Operating Profit
£773m
Profit Before Tax
£678m
Earnings Per Share (p)
31.0p
Dividend Per Share (p)
8.85p
Net Debt
£704m
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

Results and presentations

Annual Report and Accounts 2016

Key performance indicators​

Sales
£9,414m
Earnings per share (EPS)
31.0p
Trading margin
8.2%
Free cash flow
£201m
Return on average invested capital
16.0%
R&D as % of sales
3.6%
Accident frequency rate (improvement)
20%
Accident severity rate (improvement)
49%
Energy efficiency (improvement)
4%
Number of apprentices
+17
Employee disclosure calls
+29
Management turnover
6.0%

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