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Financial overview


Group Financial Summary

    % Total
% Total
% LFL* Change
  2015/16 2014/15 Reported Constant
Sales* £10,331m £10,605m (2.6)% +3.8%% +2.3%
Retail profit* £746m £742m +0.7% +7.4%  
Adjusted* pre-tax profit £686m £684m +0.3%    
Adjusted basic EPS 22.0p 21.3p +3.3%    
Full year dividend 10.1p 10.0p +1.0%    
Lease adjusted ROCE* 12.3% 11.9% +40bps    
Net cash* £546m £329m n/a    

*Throughout this page ‘*’ indicates terms defined or explained in the glossary PDF 64Kb


2015/16 highlights

  • Total adjusted sales in constant currencies up 3.8% (France +1.2%; UK & Ireland +5.6%; Other International +4.8%)
  • Retail profit in constant currencies up 7.4% (France (1.6)%; UK & Ireland +18.0%; Other International +6.4%)
  • Adjusted pre-tax profit of £686m driven by strong UK profit growth, impacted by £46m adverse foreign exchange movements on the translation of non-sterling retail profits
  • Returned £432m of cash to shareholders (£232m dividend; £200m buyback)