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Key ratios

Key ratios 2017 2016 2015
R&D as % of revenue 4.6% 4.0% 3.8%
Headline operating profit margin 18% 17.3% 17.6%
Normalised dividend cover 2.3 2.0 2.1
Gearing (net debt/Headline EBITDA) 1.4x 1.6x 1.4x
Return on capital employed 16.2% 15.3% 16.0%

 

Basis of calculations   2017 2016 2015
Revenue £m 3,280 2,949 2,897
Headline operating profit £m 589 510 511
Headline EBITDA £m 690 606 598
R&D £m 150 117 110
Headline earnings per share pence 97.6 85.2 86.1
Dividend pence 43.25 42.00 41.00
Net debt £m 967 978 818
Average capital employed £m 3,639 3,324 3,197

 






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