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

Financial highlights

Sales
£10,409m
Operating Profit
£662m
Profit Before Tax
£572m
Earnings Per Share (p)
26.6p
Dividend Per Share (p)
9.3p
Net Debt
£889m
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

Results and Presentations

Annual Report and Accounts 2017

Key performance indicators​

Sales
£10,409m
Earnings per share (EPS)
26.6p
Trading margin
6.4%
Free cash flow
£207m
Return on average invested capital
13.0%
R&D as % of sales
3.5%
Accident frequency rate
+7%
Accident severity rate
+5%
Energy efficiency (improvement)
2%
Number of apprentices
+34
Employee disclosure calls
-16
Management turnover
6.5%

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