Five Year Summary

DS Smith Group Plc, continuing operations

Table showing a Five Year Summary
Continuing operations £m
2013
1£m
2014
1£m
2015
£m
2016
£m
2017  £m
Revenue 3,669 4,035 3,820 4,066 4,781
Operating profit1
249 307 335 379 443
Amortisation (45) (51) (46) (51) (65)
Share of profit/(loss) of equity-accounted investments before exceptional items, net of tax 1 - - (1) 3
Net financing costs (44) (48) (38) (47) (55)
Profit before taxation and exceptional items 161 208 251 280 326
Acquisition related costs (69) (46) (4) (9)  (7)
Other exceptional items (10) 5 (47) (78)  (62)
Profit before income tax 82 167 200 201 264
Adjusted earnings per share1
17.1p 21.4p 24.5p 27.4p 32.5p
Dividends per share 8.0p 10.0p 11.5p 12.8p 15,2p
Adjusted return on sales2
 6.8% 7.6% 8.8% 9.3% 9.3%
Return on average capital
employed3
12.2% 13.0% 14.6% 15.4% 14.9%
  1. Before amortisation and exceptional items.
  2. Operating profit before amortisation and exceptional items as percentage of revenue. Comparative on a constant currency basis
  3. Operating profit before amortisation and exceptional items as a percentage of the average monthly capital employed over the previous 12 month period. Average capital employed includes property, plant and equipment, intangible assets (including goodwill), working capital, provisions, capital debtors/creditors and assets/liabilities held for sale. Comparative on a constant currency basis