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Five-year summary*

  2007
£m
2006
£m
2005
£m
2004
£m
2003
£m
Income statement
Billings 31,665.5 30,140.7 26,673.7 19,598.0 18,621.3
Revenue 6,185.9 5,907.8 5,373.7 4,299.5 4,106.0
Operating profit 804.7 741.6 652.8 475.5 415.3
Headline PBIT1 928.0 859.0 754.8 560.2 533.5
Profit before taxation 719.4 682.0 592.0 434.4 349.9
Headline PBT2 817.3 766.3 669.0 489.6 473.4
Profit for the year 515.1 482.6 398.0 299.4 208.4
Balance sheet
Non-current assets 8,689.9 7,732.3 8,196.9 6,026.4 6,386.4
Net current liabilities (1,342.7) (1,120.4) (1,150.5) (504.0) (590.9)
Non-current trade and other payables (796.6) (715.6) (703.0) (536.6) (1,691.1)
Provisions for liabilities and charges (including provision for post-employment benefits) (251.8) (292.4) (363.1) (289.2) (288.6)
Net assets 4,094.8 3,918.4 3,985.8 3,065.7 3,815.8
Net debt (1,285.7) (814.6) (804.0) (300.4) (361.5)
Average net debt (1,458.0) (1,214.0) (1,212.0) (1,083.0) (1,222.0)

    2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Our people
Revenue per employee (£000) 72.9 76.0 75.8 74.4 79.6
Gross profit per employee (£000) 69.0 72.2 72.4 70.5 75.0
Average headcount 84,848 77,686 70,936 57,788 51,604
Share information
Headline3 – basic earnings per share 47.9p 43.3p 36.7p 28.9p 29.8p
  – diluted earnings per share 46.0p 42.0p 36.0p 27.9p 29.0p
Reported – basic earnings per share 39.6p 36.3p 30.3p 24.0p 18.7p
   – diluted earnings per share 38.0p 35.2p 29.7p 23.4p 18.2p
Dividends per share4 13.45p 11.21p 9.34p 7.78p 6.48p
Share price – high 787.5p 706.5p 630.5p 643p 596p
  – low 576.5p 609.0p 534.5p 469.5p 320p
Market capitalisation at year-end (£m) 7,708.9 8,566.4 7,880.7 6,792.0 6,513.1

* Figures for 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 have been prepared in accordance with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards, incorporating International Accounting Standards), which the Group adopted in 2005. Figures for 2003 have been prepared under UK GAAP, as previously disclosed in the Group's Annual Report and Accounts for that year.

Notes

1 The calculation of Headline PBIT for 2007, 2006 and 2005 is set out in note 31 of the financial statements. The calculation of Headline PBIT for 2003 is set out in accordance with UK GAAP as previously reported as follows: Profit before interest, taxation, goodwill amortisation and impairment and fixed asset gains and write-downs.
2 The calculation of Headline PBT for 2007, 2006 and 2005 is set out in note 31 of the financial statements. The calculation of Headline PBT for 2003 is set out in accordance with UK GAAP as previously reported as follows: Profit before taxation, goodwill amortisation and impairment, fixed asset gains and write-downs and net interest charges on defined benefit pension schemes.
3 Headline earnings per share for 2007, 2006 and 2005 is set out in note 31 of the financial statements. The calculation of Headline earnings per share for 2003 is set out in accordance with UK GAAP as previously reported and excludes goodwill amortisation and impairment, fixed asset gains and write-downs and net interest charges on defined benefit pension schemes.
4 Dividends per share represents the dividends declared in respect of each year.

The information on this page is unaudited.