Financial Information

I’m very happy to say that we’ve made an excellent start to the year, delivering very good profit growth and margins in both BI and SFI.
Javed Ahmed
Chief Executive, November 2016

Financial information

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In the United States, American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) trade on the NASD (OTC) under TATYY (each ADR is equivalent to 4 ordinary shares).

Performance headlines

Find out how we performed to year ended 31 March 2016. All figures relate to continuing operations, 2015 figures are indicated in brackets.

  • Sales: £2.355billion (£2.341billion)
  • Adjusted profit before tax: £193million (£184million) excluding exceptional items, amortisation of acquired intangible assets, net retirement benefit interest prepared on a proportionately consolidated basis
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share1 excluding exceptional items, amortisation of acquired intangible assets, net retirement benefit interest and the tax effect of these items: 37.7p (55.7p)
  • Return on capital employed: 11.3% (12.2%)
  • Net debt: £504 million (£353 million)
  • Interest cover: 10.7 times (10.7 times2)
  • Gearing: 42% (59%)
  • Total dividend per share: 28.0p (28p)

                                                     (1) For continuing operations. Year before also restated equity accounting for joint ventures
                                                     (2) Under proportionate consolidation basis as calculated for bank covenants

We saw strong double-digit growth from new products across the board. A highlight from the first half was an outstanding performance from bulk ingredients.
Nick Hampton
Chief Financial Officer, November 2016
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