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5 Year Summary


All figures in £000          
Income Statement          
  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
REVENUE 127,567 119,636 125,573 114,992 101,752
Administrative expenses (118,991) (111,663) (112,687) (105,356) (93,834)
Other income 82 89 63 88 13
OPERATING PROFIT 8,658 8,062 12,949 9,724 7,931
Interest payable (44) (67) (53) (22) (106)
Interest receivable 379 449 444 399 1,445
Profit on disposal of investments 67 34 37 170 (56)
PROFIT BEFORE TAX 9,060 8,452 13,377 10,271 9,214
Taxation (2,307) (2,553) (3,857) (3,428) (2,746)
PROFIT AFTER TAX 6,753 5,929 9,520 6,843 6,468
Profit attributable to minority interest - - - - -
PROFIT ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREHOLDERS 6,753 5,929 9,520 6,843 6,468
           
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE (p) 14.93 13.12 21.42 15.44 14.65
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE (p) 14.87 13.08 21.40 15.44 14.65
DIVIDENDS PER SHARE DECLARED FOR THE YEAR (p) 11.75 11.25 10.75 9.45 8.75
           
MARGIN % 7.10% 7.06% 10.65% 8.93% 9.06%
           
       
All figures in £000          
 Balance Sheet          
  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
FIXED ASSETS      
Goodwill 25,450 25,450 25,450 25,450 25,450
Intangible assets 7,371 9,978 8,676 9,978 11,197
Property, plant and equipment 7,511 6,832 6,216 6,070 7,747
Deferred tax assets 1,495 922 534 516 587
Trade and other receivables 1,367 1,219 1,431 1,511 -
Available for sale investments 7,037 5,493 5,223 6,426 6,200
  50,231 49,070 47,530 49,951 51,181
           
CURRENT ASSETS      
Trade and other receivables 261,564 267,315 224,720 188,103 257,187
Held for trading investments 171 211 170 75 163
Cash and cash equivalents 40,381 41,910 45,540 36,617 35,951
  302,116 309,436 270,430 224,795 293,301
           
CURRENT LIABILITIES      
Financial liabilities (157) (157) (94) (843) (1,749)
Trade and other payables (259,876) (269,517) (230,613) (192,945) (264,363)
Current tax liabilities (1,320) (714) (1,772) (1,662) (574)
  (261,353) (270,388) (232,479) (195,450) (266,686)
           
NET CURRENT ASSETS 40,763 39,048 37,951 29,345 26,615
           
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES      
Financial liabilities - - - (15) (28)
Retirement benefit liability (8,976) (5,936) (3,357) (4,956) (3,894)
Deferred tax liabilities - - - - -
Other non-current liabilities - (500) - (900) (1,724)
  (8,976) (6,436) (3,357) (5,871) (5,646)
           
NET ASSETS 82,018 81,682 82,124 73,425 72,150
           
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Ordinary shares 11,309 11,308 11,265 11,136 11,035
Share premium 2,549 2,545 2,491 1,772 1,873
Other reserves 2,225 1,493 1,463 2,323 2,295
Retained earnings 65,882 66,283 66,852 58,097 56,850
           
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 81,965 81,629 82,071 73,328 72,053
Minority interest in equity 53 53 53 97 97
           
TOTAL EQUITY 82,018 81,682 82,124 73,425 72,150
           
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE (p) 181.31 180.57 182.25 164.82 163.47
RETURN ON INVESTMENT% 11.05% 10.35 16.29% 13.99% 12.78%