Group income statement

Year ended 31 March 2017

Notes 2017
£m
2016
£m
Continuing operations      
Revenue 4
785.0 633.2
Operating costs 6 (680.5) (546.3)
Share of results of associates 18 0.2 -
Operating profit   104.7 86.9
Investment income 8 0.3 0.3
Finance costs 9 (6.7) (4.6)
Profit before tax, and amortisation of acquisition intangibles   112.4 93.0
Amortisation of acquisition intangibles 6 (14.1) (10.4)
Profit before tax   98.3 82.6
Tax 10 (23.9) (21.0)
Profit for the year 74.4 61.6
Attributable to:      
Equity holders of the parent   74.4 61.6
Non-controlling interests   - -
Dividends per share, paid and proposed 11 15.3p 12.7p
Earnings per share      
Basic 12 24.0p 19.6p
Diluted 12 23.6p 19.3p