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In 2015, Informa delivered an improved performance in revenue, profits, earnings and free cash flow, while demonstrating continued progress in the implementation of the 2014-2017 Growth Acceleration Plan.

  • A Year of Progress and Performance
  • Financial Highlights
  • Operational Highlights
  • Revenue (£M)


    Revenue
  • Adjusted Operating Profit (£M)


    Adjusted Operating Profit in millions
  • Adjusted Diluted Earnings per share ("EPS") (p)


    Adjusted Diluted Earnings per share
  • Dividend per share (p)


    Dividend per share

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  • +6.6%

    Group revenue accelerated 6.6% to £1,212.2m (2014: £1,137.0m), organic growth of 1.0% (2014: 0.7%)

  • +9.5%

    Adjusted operating profit increased by 9.5% to £365.6m (2014: £334.0m)

  • £236.5m

    Operating profit of £236.5m (2014: operating loss of £2.8m)

  • 42.9p

    Higher adjusted diluted Earnings Per Share (2014: 41.0p)

  • 26.4p

    Basic diluted Earnings Per Share (2014: loss per share 8.6p)

  • +29.5%

    Free cash flow improved to £301.1m (2014: £232.5m)

  • +4.1%

    Increase in total Dividend Per Share

  • 2.2x

    Robust balance sheet with net debt to EBITDA ratio at 2.2 times

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  • Active portfolio management

    Selective disposals of non-core businesses in Business Intelligence and Knowledge & Networking.

  • Investment in growth

    Over 20 organic growth initiatives launched through the Growth Acceleration Plan.

  • Strengthened leadership

    Appointment of Charlie McCurdy as CEO of Global Exhibitions; Chief Technology Officers appointed within each Division, improving digital expertise and leadership.

  • Increased Board expertise

    Appointments of Stephen Davidson and David Flaschen to the Board as Non-Executive Directors in September 2015

  • Expanded US footprint

    Global Exhibitions and Academic Publishing acquisitions expand presence in key US market

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