The data shown below is extracted from the published financial statements of William Hill PLC.
|Profit before interest and tax||225.6||224.3||281.8||303.0||311.1|
|Profit before tax||181.3||184.7||233.9||257.0||277.7|
|Profit for the financial period||164.5||189.9||206.3||226.5||231.0|
|Summarised statements of financial position:|
|Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent||1,225.5||1,215.8||1,160.3||1,023.3||1,022.4|
|Operating profit (£m)1||261.5||291.4||372.2||335.0||330.6|
|Adjusted Basic earnings per share2||22.3p||24.7p||29.9p||28.8p||27.2p|
|Diluted earnings per share2||18.8p||21.5p||23.4p||24.7p||24.7p|
|Dividends per share (paid)3||12.5p||12.3p||11.9p||10.9p||9.4p|
|Share price – high||£4.16||£4.32||£4.12||£4.95||£3.58|
|Share price – low||£2.36||£3.12||£3.15||£3.39||£1.95|
- Adjusted operating profit is defined as profit before interest and tax, excluding exceptional items and other defined adjustments. We previously referred to this metric as 'Operating profit' and have updated its naming to clarify that it is an adjusted measure. Further detail on adjusted measures is provided in note 3 to the Group financial statements.
- Earnings per share in prior periods have been restated to reflect the rights issue in 2013 in accordance with IAS 33 Earnings Per Share. Adjusted measures are described in note 3 to the Group financial statements.
- Dividends per share have been presented on a paid basis, except as restated in prior years to reflect the impact of the rights issue in 2013.