Five year history - 'A growth story'

20132014201520162017
Revenue£121.5m£129.8m£154.7m£161.4m£186.5m
GP%26.0%27.7%29.0%29.7%31.1%
Underlying operating profit*£8.0m£9.7m£15.3m£16.8m£21.0m
Underlying operating profit margin*6.6%7.5%9.9%10.4%11.3%
Operating profit£7.2m£9.4m£12.8m£13.9m£17.9m
Operating profit margin5.9%7.2%8.3%8.6%9.6%
Underlying EBITDA*£9.2m£10.8m£16.5m£18.2m£22.9m
Underlying PBT*£7.3m£9.2m£14.3m£16.0m£20.5m
PBT£6.4m£8.9m£11.8m£13.1m£17.3m
Underlying ROCE %*12.1%16.3%18.6%18.5%19.9%
Dividend per share0.80p1.40p2.10p 2.80p3.50p
Dividend increase %60.0%75.0%50.0%33.3%25.0%
Dividend cover*5.9×4.3×4.1×3.6x3.7x
Underlying diluted EPS*4.73p5.95p 8.68p9.99p12.82p
Diluted EPS4.18p5.76p7.07p8.50p10.40p
Net debt£5.2m(£2.0m)£13.4m£16.0m£6.4m
Underlying cash conversion % of underlying EBITDA*85.3%109.5%50.2%88.9%97.3%
Share price at 31 March57p87p103p127p211p

* Before separately disclosed items, see note 2