Quarterly analysis of revenue and profit

    Unaudited    







 
  Quarters 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   Total  
Year ended 31 March 2008   £m   £m   £m   £m   £m  
Revenue   5,033   5,095   5,154   5,422   20,704  
Other operating income   66   73   74   136   349  
Operating costs   (4,441 ) (4,647 ) (4,646 ) (4,963 ) (18,697 )











 
Operating profit   658   521   582   595   2,356  
Net finance expense    (55 ) (92 ) (134 ) (97 ) (378 )
Share of post tax losses of associates and joint ventures   (3 ) (3 ) (2 ) (3 ) (11 )
Profit (loss) on disposal of associate     9   1   (1 ) 9  











 
Profit before taxation   600   435   447   494   1,976  
Taxation   8   (96 ) (82 ) (68 ) (238 )











 
Profit for the period   608   339   365   426   1,738  











 
Basic earnings per share   7.4 p 4.2 p 4.5 p 5.4 p 21.5 p
Diluted earnings per share   7.2 p 4.1 p 4.4 p 5.3 p 21.1 p











 
Profit before specific items and taxation   650   617   581   658   2,506  











 
Basic earnings per share before specific items   5.9 p 5.7 p 5.7 p 6.5 p 23.9 p
Diluted earnings per share before specific items   5.8 p 5.6 p 5.6 p 6.4 p 23.4 p











 
               
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  Quarters 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   Total  
Year ended 31 March 2007   £m   £m   £m   £m   £m  
Revenue   4,864   4,941   5,126   5,292   20,223  
Other operating income   50   52   55   76   233  
Operating costs   (4,255 ) (4,334 ) (4,626 ) (4,700 ) (17,915 )











 
Operating profit   659   659   555   668   2,541  
Net finance (expense) income   (46 ) (55 ) 77   (70 ) (94 )
Share of post tax profits of associates and joint ventures   2   5   7   1   15  
Profit on disposal of associate     20     2   22  











 
Profit before taxation   615   629   639   601   2,484  
Taxation   (151 ) (154 ) 819   (146 ) 368  











 
Profit for the period   464   475   1,458   455   2,852  











 
Basic earnings per share   5.6 p 5.7 p 17.6 p 5.5 p 34.4 p
Diluted earnings per share   5.5 p 5.6 p 17.1 p 5.3 p 33.6 p











 
Profit before specific items and taxation   615   632   616   632   2,495  











 
Basic earnings per share before specific items   5.6 p 5.7 p 5.6 p 5.8 p 22.7 p
Diluted earnings per share before specific items   5.5 p 5.6 p 5.5 p 5.6 p 22.2 p











 
               
    Unaudited    







 
  Quarters 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   Total  
Year ended 31 March 2006   £m   £m   £m   £m   £m  
Revenue   4,731   4,767   4,882   5,134   19,514  
Other operating income   42   53   54   78   227  
Operating costs   (4,137 ) (4,234 ) (4,265 ) (4,610 ) (17,246 )











 
Operating profit   636   586   671   602   2,495  
Net finance expense   (142 ) (100 ) (129 ) (101 ) (472 )
Share of post tax profits of associates and joint ventures   5   3   3   5   16  
Profit on disposal of joint venture         1   1  











 
Profit before taxation   499   489   545   507   2,040  
Taxation   (125 ) (118 ) (134 ) (115 ) (492 )











 
Profit for the period   374   371   411   392   1,548  











 
Basic earnings per share   4.4 p 4.4 p 4.9 p 4.7 p 18.4 p
Diluted earnings per share   4.4 p 4.3 p 4.8 p 4.6 p 18.1 p











 
Profit before specific items and taxation   511   559   545   562   2,177  











 
Basic earnings per share before specific items   4.5 p 5.0 p 4.9 p 5.1 p 19.5 p
Diluted earnings per share before specific items   4.5 p 4.9 p 4.8 p 5.1 p 19.2 p