Key financial information


Continuing Group FY 2015
Change FY 2014
Revenue £m  3,139.8  16.9%  2,686.1
Operating profit* £m  637.0  32.5%  480.7
Profit before tax and exceptional items £m  603.8  34.1%  450.1
Profit for the period before exceptional items £m  482.3  34.1%  359.7
Adjusted basic earnings per share††
 14.9  33.0%   11.2
Basic earnings per share (pence)  15.1  30.2%
Net asset value per share (pence)†  83.5  7.2%
Net cash £m
 223.3  98.0%
Total maintenance dividends per share pence (subject to shareholder approval)  1.67  7.1%  1.56

* Operating profit is defined as profit on ordinary activities from continuing operations before finance costs and exceptional items, after share of results of joint ventures. 

† Tangible net assets per share is defined as net assets before any accrued dividends excluding goodwill and intangible assets divided by the number of ordinary shares in issue at the end of the period. 

†† Adjusted basic earnings per share represents earnings attributed to the shareholders of the parent, excluding exceptional items and tax on exceptional items, divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period.

UK Housing business highlights  2015 2014
Homes legally completed (excluding joint ventures)  13,219  12,294
Private home completions (excluding joint ventures)
 10,710  10,116
Affordable home completions (excluding joint ventures)
 2,509  2,178
Joint Venture home completions  122  160
Sales outlets at year end
Average number of employees  4,299  3,916

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