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Quarterly analysis of turnover and profit

Year ended 31 March 2005
  Unaudited        
   
       
Quarters
    1st
£m
    2nd
£m
    3rd
£m
    4th
£m
    Total
£m
 

 
Total turnover
    4,622     4,768     4,692     4,949     19,031  
Group’s share of associates’ and joint ventures’ turnover
    (55 )   (166 )   (108 )   (79 )   (408 )

 
Group turnover
    4,567     4,602     4,584     4,870     18,623  
Other operating income
    41     43     48     39     171  

 
Group operating profit
    622     731     730     706     2,789  
Group’s share of operating (loss) profit of associates and joint ventures
    (5 )   3     (31 )   8     (25 )

 
Total operating profit
    617     734     699     714     2,764  
Profit on sale of fixed asset investments and group undertakings
    3     25     284     46     358  
Profit on sale of property fixed assets
        15     7         22  
Net interest payable
    (204 )   (207 )   (200 )   (190 )   (801 )

 
Profit on ordinary activities before taxation
    416     567     790     570     2,343  
Tax on profit on ordinary activities
    (111 )   (140 )   (137 )   (135 )   (523 )

 
Profit on ordinary activities after taxation
    305     427     653     435     1,820  
Minority interests
        1             1  

 
Profit for the financial period
    305     428     653     435     1,821  

 
Basic earnings per share
    3.6 p   5.0 p   7.7 p   5.1 p   21.4 p
Diluted earnings per share
    3.5 p   5.0 p   7.6 p   5.1 p   21.2 p

 
Profit before goodwill amortisation, exceptional items and taxation
    434     549     545     557     2,085  
Basic earnings per share before goodwill amortisation and
exceptional items
    3.7 p   4.8 p   4.8 p   4.9 p   18.1 p
Diluted earnings per share before goodwill amortisation and
exceptional items
    3.7 p   4.8 p   4.7 p   4.8 p   18.0 p

 
 

Year ended 31 March 2004
  Unaudited        
   
       
Quarters
    1st
£m
    2nd
£m
    3rd
£m
    4th
£m
    Totala
£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
    726     744     739     661     2,870  
Group’s share of operating (loss) profit of associates and joint ventures
    (3 )   (4 )   5     (32 )   (34 )

 
Total operating profit
    723     740     744     629     2,836  
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
    497     507     518     423     1,945  
Tax on profit on ordinary activities
    (153 )   (132 )   (133 )   (121 )   (539 )

 
Profit on ordinary activities after taxation
    344     375     385     302     1,406  
Minority interests
    6     1         1     8  

 
Profit for the financial period
    350     376     385     303     1,414  

 
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
    501     528     525     459     2,013  
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

 
a
Restated – see note 1
 
 

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