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For the six months ended 30 June 2010


 
Six months
ended
30 June
2010
$m
Six months
ended
30 June
2009
$m

 
 
+/(-)%

Year ended
31 December
2009
$m
Billings 30,904.4 27,989.6 10.4 59,388.7

Revenue
6,756.6 6,402.6 5.5 13,598.2
Direct costs (548.5) (498.2) (10.1) (1,103.8)
Gross profit 6,208.1 5,904.4 5.1 12,494.4
Operating costs (5,703.5) (5,605.6) (1.7) (11,275.6)
Operating profit 504.6 298.8 68.9 1,218.8
Share of results of associates 33.6 30.4 10.5 91.2
Profit before interest and taxation 538.2 329.2 63.5 1,310.0
Finance income 60.2 169.8 (64.5) 241.4
Finance costs (211.5) (302.8) 30.2 (562.3)
Revaluation of financial instruments (28.9) 83.2 80.1
Profit before taxation 358.0 279.4 28.1 1,069.2
Taxation (92.4) (62.4) (48.1) (249.3)
Profit for the period 265.6 217.0 22.4 819.9

Attributable to:
       
Equity holders of the parent 217.4 169.7 28.1 708.1
Non-controlling interests 48.2 47.3 (1.9) 111.8
  265.6 217.0 22.4 819.9

Headline PBIT
679.6 519.1 30.9 1,622.7
Headline PBIT margin 10.1% 8.1%   11.9%
Headline PBT 528.2 386.2 36.8 1,301.8

Reported earnings per share1
       
Basic earnings per ordinary share 17.8¢ 13.9¢ 28.1 58.1¢
Diluted earnings per ordinary share 17.3¢ 13.7¢ 26.3 57.2¢

Headline earnings per share1
       
Basic earnings per ordinary share 28.7¢ 20.0¢ 43.5 72.4¢
Diluted earnings per ordinary share 28.0¢ 19.8¢ 41.4 71.3¢
Notes
*
The unaudited consolidated income statement above is presented in reportable US dollars for information purposes only and has been prepared assuming the US dollar is the reporting currency of the Group, whereby local currency results are translated into US dollars at actual monthly average exchange rates in the periods presented. Among other currencies, this includes an average exchange rate of US$1.5257 to the pound for the period ended 30 June 2010 (period ended 30 June 2009: US$1.4933; year ended 31 December 2009: US$1.5667).
1
The basis of the calculations of the Group’s earnings per share and headline earnings per share are set out in note 9.

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