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Financial summary

Revenue1 £m Headline EBITDA1,2 £m Headline PBIT1,2 £m Headline diluted earnings per share1,2 p After tax return on average capital employed1,3 % WPP total return to share owners relative to relevant compartators Rebased to 31 December 2002
  • Information for 2003 is on a UK GAAP basis, as previously reported in that year. Figures for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 are presented in accordance with IFRS.

Notes

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.
2 The calculation of 'headline' measurements of performance (including Headline EBITDA, Headline PBIT and Headline earnings) is shown in note 31 of the financial statements.
3 Calculated gross of goodwill and using profit after taxation before goodwill impairment and other goodwill write-downs, gains/losses arising from the revaluation of financial instruments, amortisation and impairment of acquired intangible assets, share of exceptional gains of associates, and investment gains and write-downs.



Average net debt1,5 £m and interest cover multiples Debt maturity6 £m 2007 revenue2 by geography % 2007 Headline PBIT2,3 by geographjy % 2007 revenue2 by sector % 2007 Headline PBIT2,3 by sector %
  • Information for 2003 is on a UK GAAP basis, as previously reported in that year. Figures for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 are presented in accordance with IFRS.

Notes

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.
2 Percentages are calculated on a constant currency basis. See definition in the financial glossary.
3 The calculation of Headline PBIT is set out in note 31 of the financial statements.
4 Interest in 2007, 2006 and 2005 excludes finance costs arising from the revaluation of financial instruments.
5 Average net debt includes amounts drawn down in each year on the Group's working capital facility (the advance of cash financing against which certain trade debts have been assigned). This facility was repaid and cancelled on 31 August 2005.
6 Includes corporate bonds, convertible bonds and bank loans payable at par value, excluding any redemption premium due, by due date.