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Financial & Operational Highlights

  • Revenue growth of 26% (UK revenue up 27%, international revenue up 25%).
  • International retail sales 57% of total retail sales.
  • Price, product and proposition improvements, coupled with continued investment in our logistics and technology capabilities, led to EBIT margin for continuing operations before exceptional items of 4.4% (2015: 4.0%).
  • Robust closing cash balance of £173.3m (2015: £119.2m).
Revenue(+26%): 2014 - 970.1million, 2015 - 1,143.0million, 2016 - 1,444.9million Gross Profit(+26%): 2014 - 486.9million, 2015 - 573.1million, 2016 - 722.2million
Profit Ater Tax(+43%): 2014 - 41.4million, 2015 - 36.0million, 2016 - 51.4million Operating Profit(+37%): 2014 - 52.2million, 2015 - 46.1million, 2016 - 63.0million
Diluted EPS(+42%): 2014 - 49.8p, 2015 - 43.4p, 2016 - 61.8p Net Assets(-16%): 2014 - 193.0million, 2015 - 237.3million, 2016 - 200.4million

1 The figures for 2014, 2015 and 2016 exclude exceptional items in relation to the warehouse fire in 2014 and legal settlement in 2016, and the discontinued operations in China.