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blue square Group turnover of 18.5 billion
blue square New wave turnover of 3.4 billion, up 30%
blue square Profit before taxation, goodwill amortisation and exceptional items of 2.0 billion, up 10%
blue square Earnings per share before goodwill amortisation and exceptional items of 16.9 pence, up 19%
blue square Net debt reduced from 9.6 billion to 8.4 billion
blue square Dividends of 8.5 pence per share for the year, up 31%

 

Years ended 31 March  Continuing activities  

 
In million unless otherwise stated 2004   2003   2002  






 
Group turnover 18,519 18,727 18,447
Exceptional operating costs (33 ) (48 ) (3,990 )
Total operating profit (loss) 2,839 2,901 (1,489 )
Profit on sale of fixed asset investments 38 1,700 169
Loss on sale of group undertakings (2 ) (9 ) (148 )
Profit on sale of property fixed assets 14 11 1,089
Amounts written off investments (7 ) (535 )
Profit (loss) before taxation 1,948 3,157 (2,493 )
Profit (loss) after taxation 1,409 2,698 (2,878 )






 
Basic earnings (loss) per share 16.4 p 31.2 p (34.8 )p
Dividends per share 8.5 p 6.5 p 2.0 p






 
Profit before goodwill amortisation, exceptional items and taxation 2,016 1,829 1,273
Basic earnings per share before goodwill amortisation and exceptional items 16.9 p 14.2 p 8.8 p






 
Net cash inflow from operating activities 5,389 6,023 5,023
Capital expenditure on property, plant and equipment 2,673 2,445 3,100






The financial information above is discussed in the Financial review, together with the reasons for focusing on the results from continuing activities before goodwill amortisation and exceptional items.
     
The Consolidated financial statements can be found at this link.

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