Unaudited condensed consolidated interim income statement: UK sterling

For the six months ended 30 June 2009


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Notes
Six months
ended
30 June
2009
£m
Six months
ended
30 June
2008
£m

 
 
 
+/(-)%

 
Constant
Currency1
+/(-)%

Year ended 31
December
2008
£m
Billings   18,742.0 16,870.7 11.1 (5.6) 36,929.0

Revenue
  4,288.7 3,339.1 28.4 8.6 7,476.9
Direct costs   (333.6) (180.1) (85.2) (59.8) (467.5)
Gross profit   3,955.1 3,159.0 25.2 5.7 7,009.4
Operating costs 4 (3,756.4) (2,781.2) (35.1) (14.0) (6,133.4)
Operating profit   198.7 377.8 (47.4) (55.6) 876.0
Share of results of associates 4 19.8 20.7 (4.3) (19.4) 46.0
Profit before interest and taxation   218.5 398.5 (45.2) (53.7) 922.0
Finance income 5 132.7 70.1 89.3 68.6 169.6
Finance costs 5 (171.9) (130.1) (32.1) (21.5) (344.8)
Profit before taxation   179.3 338.5 (47.0) (55.8) 746.8
Taxation 7 (41.0) (101.2) 59.5 64.8 (232.9)
Profit for the period   138.3 237.3 (41.7) (52.2) 513.9

Attributable to:
           
Equity holders of the parent   108.4 208.2 (47.9) (57.9) 439.1
Minority interests   29.9 29.1 (2.7) 9.3 74.8
    138.3 237.3 (41.7) (52.2) 513.9

Headline PBIT
6, 19 342.2 453.4 (24.5) (35.1) 1,118.2
Headline PBIT margin 6, 19 8.0% 13.6%     15.0%
Headline PBT 19 252.2 389.1 (35.2) (45.1) 968.4

Earnings per share2
           
Basic earnings per ordinary share 9 8.9p 18.2p (51.1) (60.5) 38.4p
Diluted earnings per ordinary share
9 8.8p 17.8p (50.6) (60.1) 37.6p
1
The basis for calculating the constant currency percentage change shown above is described in the Glossary.
2
The calculations of the Group’s earnings per share and Headline earnings per share are set out in note 9.

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