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Five Year Group Financial Summary

  2017 2016 (1) 2015 2014 2013
Results from Operations
Revenue £m 1,757.6 1,344.8 1,212.2 1,137.0 1,130.0
Adjusted operating profit £m 545.5 415.6 365.6 334.0 335.2
Statutory operating profit/(loss) £m 345.3 198.6 236.5 (2.8) 146.4
Statutory profit/(loss) before tax £m 268.8 178.1 219.7 (31.2) 115.4
Profit/(loss) attributable to equity holders of the parent £m 311.3 171.5 171.4 (52.4) (6.5)
Free cash flow £m 400.9 305.7 303.4 237.2 213.6
Net Assets
Non-current assets £m 4,356.6 4,542.3 2,731.9 2,612.7 2,432.6
Current assets £m 535.5 489.3 327.9 306.2 279.6
Non-current liabilities £m (1,471.0) (1,795.0) (1,141.7) (1,028.9) (967.6)
Current liabilities £m (1,190.4) (1,048.8) (650.0) (658.3) (553.5)
Net assets £m 2,230.7 2,187.8 1,268.1 1,231.7 1,191.1
Key statistics from continuing operations (in pence)
Earnings Per Share 37.8 23.6 24.3 (7.9) (1.0)
Diluted Earnings Per Share 37.7 23.6 24.3 (7.9) (1.0)
Adjusted Earnings Per Share 46.3 42.2 39.5 37.8 37.8
Adjusted diluted Earnings Per Share 46.1 42.1 39.5 37.8 37.8
Dividends per share 20.45 19.3 18.5 17.8 17.4

(1) 2016 restated for finalisation of the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed for certain acquisitions completed in 2016.

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Divisional Summary

As part of the 2014-2017 Growth Acceleration Plan, Informa changed its Operating Structure to four Operating Divisions: Academic Publishing, Business Intelligence, Global Exhibitions, Knowledge & Networking.

  2017 2016 2015 2014
FY H1 FY (1) Q3 YTD H1 FY Q3 YTD H1 FY Q3 YTD H1
Academic Publishing
Revenue £m 530.0 238.9 490.4 --- 214.7 447.4 --- 195.0 408.9 --- 183.6
Underlying Revenue Growth % (2) 2.0 1.2 0.3 0.7 0.9 1.6 1.5 2.5 3.0 3.1 2.3
Adjusted Operating Profit £m 208.0 85.5 187.2 --- 72.9 164.8 --- 66.7 150.0 --- 63.0
Adjusted Operating Margin % 39.2 35.8 38.2 --- 34.0 36.8 --- 34.2 36.7 --- 34.3
Business Intelligence
Revenue £m 384.2 187.6 302.4 --- 134.6 276.8 --- 138.8 281.7 --- 139.6
Underlying Revenue Growth % (2) 2.2 1.1 1.1 0.0 (0.5) (1.9) (2.9) (3.5) (8.5) (7.9) (7.3)
Adjusted Operating Profit £m 92.2 37.5 70.5 --- 26.9 63.2 --- 28.2 75.2 --- 33.6
Adjusted Operating Margin % 24.0 20.0 23.3 --- 20.0 22.8 --- 20.3 26.7 --- 24.1
Global Exhibitions
Revenue £m 560.4 342.8 321.1 --- 192.9 262.5 --- 168.8 200.2 --- 122.3
Underlying Revenue Growth % (2) 7.6 11.0 8.7 10.6 11.6 10.5 10.6 6.4 18.9 22.7 20.1
Adjusted Operating Profit £m 201.4 144.8 119.5 --- 88.3 98.0 --- 77.8 67.4 --- 48.4
Adjusted Operating Margin % 35.9 42.2 37.2 --- 45.8 37.3 --- 46.1 33.7 --- 39.6
Knowledge & Networking
Revenue £m 283.0 146.1 230.9 --- 105.5 225.5 --- 116.2 246.2 --- 124.1
Underlying Revenue Growth % (2) 0.1 (4.0) (4.1) (2.2) (4.7) (4.2) (7.7) (5.5) (3.2) (3.6) (3.0)
Adjusted Operating Profit £m 43.9 17.3 38.4 --- 14.1 39.6 --- 17.7 41.5 --- 21.6
Adjusted Operating Margin % 15.5 11.8 16.6 --- 13.4 17.6 --- 15.2 16.9 --- 17.4
  2017 2016 2015 2014
FY H1 FY (1) Q3 YTD H1 FY Q3 YTD H1 FY Q3 YTD H1
Informa Group
Revenue £m 1,757.6 915.4 1,344.8 --- 647.7 1,212.2 --- 618.8 1,137 818.9 569.6
Underlying Revenue Growth % (2) 3.4 3.7 1.6 --- 2.5 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.7 1.8 1.9
Adjusted Operating Profit £m 545.5 285.1 415.6 --- 202.2 365.6 --- 190.4 334.1 --- 166.7
Adjusted Operating Margin % 31.0 31.1 30.9 --- 31.2 30.2 --- 30.8 29.4 --- 29.3

(1) 2016 restated for finalisation of the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed for certain acquisitions completed in 2016.

(2) figures pre-2017 reflect previous measure of organic growth rather than underlying revenue growth.

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Financial Targets and Commitments

The following financial targets or statements have been made by the Group in relation to 2017 trading or as part of the 2014-2017 Growth Acceleration Plan "GAP"

  • GAP: all four operating divisions in positive organic growth by the end of 2017

  • GAP: £70m-£90m investment in organic initiatives between 2015 and 2017

  • GAP: a positive return on investment by 2017 and cash payback by 2018

  • GAP: grow dividends per share by a minimum of 4% per annum in 2017

  •  Academic Publishing: a year of positive organic growth and continued strong margins

  • Business Intelligence: acceleration in organic growth in 2017

  • Global Exhibitions: a further year of strong organic growth

  • Knowledge & Networking: a return to growth by the end of the GAP period

  • A fourth consecutive year of growth in revenue, profit and earnings in 2017

  • Free cash flow of c.£400m in 2017

  • £14m annualised net operating synergies by 2018 from combination with Penton Information Services

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