Note2017
£000
2016
£000
Continuing operations
Revenue3186,512161,370
Cost of sales(128,495)(113,366)
Gross profit58,01748,004
Other operating income4395317
Distribution expenses(3,964)(3,202)
Administrative expenses before separately disclosed items(33,430)(28,326)
IFRS2 charge2, 22(1,512)(1,687)
Acquired intangible amortisation2, 12(1,273)(974)
Net acquisition costs2, 32(264)
Profit on sale of fixed assets2195
Costs on exercise of executive share options2(567)
Total administrative expenses(36,587)(31,251)
Operating profit5, 6, 717,86113,868
Financial income86060
Financial expenses8(581)(851)
Net financing costs(521)(791)
Profit before taxation2, 317,34013,077
Taxation9(4,642)(2,852)
Profit for the year (attributable to equity shareholders of the Parent Company)12,69810,225
Earnings per share
Basic2510.72p8.78p
Diluted2510.40p8.50p

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