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For the six months ended 30 June 2010

For the six months ended 30 June 2010
 
 
 
 
Notes
Six months
ended
30 June
2010
£m
Six months
ended
30 June
2009
£m

 
 
 
+/(-)%

 
Constant
Currency1
+/(-)%

Year ended
31 December
2009
£m
Billings   20,333.1 18,742.0 8.5 7.3 37,919.4

Revenue
6 4,440.9 4,288.7 3.5 2.7 8,684.3
Direct costs   (361.0) (333.6) (8.2) (6.4) (703.6)
Gross profit   4,079.9 3,955.1 3.2 2.4 7,980.7
Operating costs 4 (3,739.7) (3,756.4) 0.4 0.9 (7,219.0)
Operating profit   340.2 198.7 71.2 64.5 761.7
Share of results of associates 4 22.3 19.8 12.6 (4.6) 57.0
Profit before interest and taxation   362.5 218.5 65.9 57.9 818.7
Finance income 5 39.3 107.5 (63.4) (66.3) 150.4
Finance costs 5 (138.4) (197.5) 29.9 30.4 (355.4)
Revaluation of financial instruments 5 (19.5) 50.8 48.9
Profit before taxation   243.9 179.3 36.0 23.3 662.6
Taxation 7 (61.3) (41.0) (49.5) (40.3) (155.7)
Profit for the period   182.6 138.3 32.0 18.2 506.9

Attributable to:
           
Equity holders of the parent   150.8 108.4 39.1 21.9 437.7
Non-controlling interests   31.8 29.9 (6.4) (4.3) 69.2
    182.6 138.3 32.0 18.2 506.9

Headline PBIT
6,19 455.3 342.2 33.1 27.9 1,017.2
Headline PBIT margin 6,19 10.3% 8.0%     11.7%
Headline PBT 19 356.2 252.2 41.2 32.8 812.2

Earnings per share2
           
Basic earnings per ordinary share 9 12.3p 8.9p 38.2 21.7 35.9p
Diluted earnings per ordinary share
9 12.0p 8.8p 36.4 20.1 35.3p
Notes
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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