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Summary of results

  • Billings up almost 12% at £16.9 billion
  • Revenue up over 14% to £3.339 billion
  • Like-for-like revenue up over 4%
  • Headline operating profit up over 18% to £453 million
  • Headline operating margin up 0.5 margin points to 13.6%
  • Headline profit before tax up over 15% to £389 million
  • Profit before tax up over 15% to £339 million
  • Diluted headline earnings per share up over 21% at 22.1p
  • Diluted earnings per share up over 21% at 17.8p
  • Interim ordinary dividend up 20% to 5.19p per share