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.
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Group revenue accelerated 6.6% to £1,212.2m (2014: £1,137.0m), organic growth of 1.0% (2014: 0.7%)
Adjusted operating profit increased by 9.5% to £365.6m (2014: £334.0m)
Operating profit of £236.5m (2014: operating loss of £2.8m)
Higher adjusted diluted Earnings Per Share (2014: 41.0p)
Basic diluted Earnings Per Share (2014: loss per share 8.6p)
Free cash flow improved to £301.1m (2014: £232.5m)
Increase in total Dividend Per Share
Robust balance sheet with net debt to EBITDA ratio at 2.2 times
Selective disposals of non-core businesses in Business Intelligence and Knowledge & Networking.
Over 20 organic growth initiatives launched through the Growth Acceleration Plan.
Appointment of Charlie McCurdy as CEO of Global Exhibitions; Chief Technology Officers appointed within each Division, improving digital expertise and leadership.
Appointments of Stephen Davidson and David Flaschen to the Board as Non-Executive Directors in September 2015
Global Exhibitions and Academic Publishing acquisitions expand presence in key US market