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Year ended 31 March 2004     Unaudited          
 






      Quarters 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   Total  
  £m £m £m £m £m











                     
Total turnover 4,693   4,667   4,676   4,878   18,914  
Group’s share of associates’ and joint ventures’ turnover (107 ) (99 ) (98 ) (91 ) (395 )











Group turnover 4,586   4,568   4,578   4,787   18,519  
Other operating income 52   44   37   44   177  











Group operating profit 727   745   740   661   2,873  
Group’s share of operating (loss) profit of associates and joint  ventures (3 ) (4 ) 5   (32 ) (34 )











Total operating profit 724   741   745   629   2,839  
Profit (loss) on sale of fixed asset investments and group undertakings (1 )   33   4   36  
Profit on sale of property fixed assets   1   1   12   14  
Net interest payable (225 ) (234 ) (260 ) (222 ) (941 )











Profit on ordinary activities before taxation 498   508   519   423   1,948  
Tax on profit on ordinary activities (153 ) (132 ) (133 ) (121 ) (539 )











Profit on ordinary activities after taxation 345   376   386   302   1,409  
Minority interests 6   1     1   8  











Profit for the financial period 351   377   386   303   1,417  











Basic earnings per share 4.1 p 4.3 p 4.5 p 3.5 p 16.4 p
Diluted earnings per share 4.0 p 4.3 p 4.4 p 3.5 p 16.3 p











Profit before goodwill amortisation, exceptional items and taxation 502   529   526   459   2,016  
Basic earnings per share before goodwill amortisation and                    
   exceptional items 4.1 p 4.4 p 4.4 p 3.9 p 16.9 p
Diluted earnings per share before goodwill amortisation and                    
   exceptional items 4.1 p 4.4 p 4.4 p 3.9 p 16.8 p











                 
Year ended 31 March 2003     Unaudited          
 






     
      Quarters 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   Total  
  £m   £m   £m   £m   £m  










 
Total turnover 4,998   5,094   5,124   4,966   20,182  
Group’s share of associates’ and joint ventures’ turnover (411 ) (433 ) (423 ) (188 ) (1,455 )










 
Group turnover 4,587   4,661   4,701   4,778   18,727  
Other operating income 52   44   52   67   215  










 
Group operating profit 562   726   555   729   2,572  
Group’s share of operating profit of associates and joint ventures 49   66   197   17   329  










 
Total operating profit 611   792   752   746   2,901  
Profit (loss) on sale of fixed asset investments and group undertakings 70   (4 ) 99   1,526   1,691  
Profit on sale of property fixed assets 3   3   1   4   11  
Amounts written off investments   (7 )     (7 )
Net interest payable (300 ) (295 ) (285 ) (559 ) (1,439 )










 
Profit on ordinary activities before taxation 384   489   567   1,717   3,157  
Tax on profit on ordinary activities (107 ) (165 ) (116 ) (71 ) (459 )










 
Profit on ordinary activities after taxation 277   324   451   1,646   2,698  
Minority interests (2 ) (9 ) (6 ) 5   (12 )










 
Profit for the financial period 275   315   445   1,651   2,686  










 
Basic earnings per share 3.2 p 3.7 p 5.2 p 19.1 p 31.2 p
Diluted earnings per share 3.2 p 3.6 p 5.1 p 19.0 p 31.0 p










 
Profit before goodwill amortisation, exceptional items and taxation 322   496   521   490   1,829  
Basic earnings per share before goodwill amortisation and                    
   exceptional items 2.5 p 3.7 p 4.1 p 3.9 p 14.2 p
Diluted earnings per share before goodwill amortisation and                    
   exceptional items 2.5 p 3.7 p 4.1 p 3.9 p 14.1 p










 

 

 

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