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Financial Summary

View our financial results over the last five years at a Group and Divisional level and current targets.

Our latest statements and presentations can be found in Results & Presentations.

  • Five Year Group Summary
  • Divisional Summary
  • Financial Targets

Five Year Group Financial Summary

  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
£m £m2 £m2,3 £m3 £m3
Results from Operations
Revenue £m 1,212.2 1,137.0 1,130.0 1,110.1 1,140.0
Adjusted operating profit before joint ventures 365.7 334.1 334.7 330.5 313.3
Adjusted operating profit 365.6 334.0 335.2 330.5 313.3
Statutory operating profit/(loss) 236.5 (2.8) 146.4 127.8 129.9
Statutory profit/(loss) before tax 219.7 (31.2) 115.4 70.3 88.2
Profit/(loss) attributable to equity holders of the parent 171.4 (52.4) (6.5) 90.6 75.4
Assets employed1
Non-current assets 2,733.4 2,612.7 2,432.6 2,641.4 2,755.6
Current assets 326.4 306.2 279.6 292.2 320.1
Non-current liabilities (1,141.7) (1,028.9) (967.6) (1,016.4) (1,003.0)
Current liabilities (650.0) (658.3) (553.5) (593.5) (692.3)
Net assets 1,268.1 1,231.7 1,191.1 1,323.7 1,380.4
Key statistics from continuing operations (in pence)
Earnings Per Share 26.4 (8.6) (1.1) 15.1 12.5
Diluted Earnings Per Share 26.4 (8.6) (1.1) 15.1 12.5
Adjusted Earnings Per Share 42.9 41.0 41.1 38.3 38.4
Adjusted diluted Earnings Per Share 42.9 41.0 41.1 38.3 38.4

1 The numbers reported include continuing and discontinued operations.

2 2011–2014 tax charge on adjusting items is now stated after the benefit of goodwill amortisation for tax purposes only in the US (see Note 12).

3 2011–2014 adjusted operating profit has been restated to include the share of results of joint ventures after interest and tax.

Key Performance Metrics

  • Organic Revenue Growth %


    Organic Revenue Growth
  • Revenue (£M)


    Revenue
  • Adjusted Operating Profit (£M)


    Adjusted Operating Profit in millions
  • Adjusted Diluted Earnings per share ("EPS") (p)


    Adjusted Diluted Earnings per share
  • Dividend per share (p)


    Dividend per share

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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. Historical divisional financials under the new Operating Structure have only been published from 2013 onwards.

  2013 2014 2015
H1 Q3 YTD FY H1 Q3 YTD FY H1 Q3 YTD FY
Academic Publishing
Revenue £m 184.2 --- 407.8 183.6 --- 408.9 195.0 --- 447.4
Organic Growth 3.0% 3.6% 4.7% 2.3% 3.1% 3.0% 2.5% 1.5% 1.6%
Adj. OP £m 63.0 --- 150.9 63.0 --- 150.0 66.7 --- 164.8
Adj. OP Margin 34.2% --- 37.0% 34.3% --- 36.7% 34.2% --- 36.8%
  2013 2014 2015
H1 Q3 YTD FY H1 Q3 YTD FY H1 Q3 YTD FY
Business Intelligence
Revenue £m 149.7 --- 305.9 139.6 --- 281.7 138.8 --- 276.8
Organic Growth (5.2%) (4.9%) (5.4%) (7.3%) (7.9%) (8.5%) (3.5%) (2.9%) (1.9%)
Adj. OP £m 36.2 --- 86.6 33.6 --- 75.2 28.2 --- 63.2
Adj. OP Margin 24.2% --- 28.4% 24.1% --- 26.7% 20.3% --- 22.8%
  2013 2014 2015
H1 Q3 YTD FY H1 Q3 YTD FY H1 Q3 YTD FY
Global Exhibitions
Revenue £m 101.0 --- 160.2 122.3 --- 200.2 168.8 --- 262.5
Organic Growth 21.0% 14.2% 15.8% 20.1% 22.7% 18.9% 6.4% 10.6% 10.5%
Adj. OP £m 38.7 --- 50.0 48.4 --- 67.4 77.8 --- 98.0
Adj. OP Margin 38.3% --- 31.2% 39.6% --- 33.7% 46.1% --- 37.3%
  2013 2014 2015
H1 Q3 YTD FY H1 Q3 YTD FY H1 Q3 YTD FY
Knowledge & Networking
Revenue £m 129.1 --- 256.1 124.1 --- 246.2 116.2 --- 225.5
Organic Growth (6.3%) (5.9%) (1.9%) (3.0%) (3.6%) (3.2%) (5.5%) (7.7%) (4.2%)
Adj. OP £m 21.6 --- 47.0 21.6 --- 41.5 17.7 --- 39.6
Adj. OP Margin 16.7% --- 18.4% 17.4% --- 16.9% 15.2% --- 17.6%
  2013 2014 2015
H1 Q3 YTD FY H1 Q3 YTD FY H1 Q3 YTD FY
Informa Group
Revenue £m 564.0 815.2 1130.0 569.6 818.9 1137.0 618.8 --- 1212.2
Organic Growth 1.2% 4.0% 1.5% 1.9% 1.8% 0.7% 0.2% 0.3% 1.0%
Adj. OP £m 159.4 --- 334.7 166.7 --- 334.1 190.4 --- 365.6
Adj. OP Margin 28.3% --- 29.6% 29.3% --- 29.4% 30.8% --- 30.2%

Note: Organic growth excludes the impact of currency and major acquisitions but does not adjust for non-annual events or movements in event scheduling year-on-year.

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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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