Group income statement

Year ended 31 March 2016

Notes 2016
£m
2015
£m
Continuing operations      
Revenue 4
633.2 584.2
Operating costs 7 (546.3) (505.1)
Operating profit   86.9 79.1
Investment income 9 0.3 0.2
Finance costs 10 (4.6) (2.6)
Profit before tax, exceptional items and amortisation of acquisition intangibles   93.0 85.4
Exceptional items 6 - 1.7
Amortisation of acquisition intangibles 7 (10.4) (10.4)
Profit before tax   82.6 76.7
Tax 11 (21.0) (20.6)
Profit for the year, being attributable to equity holders of the parent 61.6 56.1
Dividends per share, paid and proposed 12 12.7p 11.5p
Special dividend per share 12 - 30.0p
Earnings per share      
Basic 13 19.6p 17.2p
Diluted 13 19.3p 16.8p