Interim results 2009

Condensed consolidated interim financial information

Consolidated income statement

Six months ended 30 June

  Note 2009
£m
2008
£m
Continuing operations      
Revenue 4 401.2 370.1
Finance costs   (25.2) (22.6)
Operating costs   (229.7) (204.4)
Administrative expenses   (93.2) (91.8)
Total costs   (348.1) (318.8)
Profit before taxation 4 53.1 51.3
Tax charge 5 (14.9) (14.6)
Profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders   38.2 36.7

Condensed consolidated interim financial information

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

Six months ended 30 June

  Note 2009
£m
2008
£m
Profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders   38.2 36.7
Other comprehensive income:      
– cash flow hedges   (4.4) 11.2
– actuarial movements on retirement benefit asset 9 (43.8) (6.5)
– tax on other comprehensive income   13.5 (1.3)
Other comprehensive income for the period   (34.7) 3.4
Total comprehensive income for the period   3.5 40.1

Six months ended 30 June

* The total cost of dividends paid in the period was £50.6m (six months ended 30 June 2008: £50.0m)
  Note 2009
Pence
2008
Pence
Earnings per share      
Basic 6 29.3 28.2
Diluted 6 29.2 28.1
Dividends per share      
Proposed interim dividend 7 25.4 25.4
Paid in the period* 7 38.1 38.1