Consolidated Income Statement.

for the year ended 31st March 2011

  Notes   2011
£ million
  2010
£ million
Revenue 1,2   9,984.8   7,839.4
Cost of sales     (9,328.2)   (7,325.4)
Gross profit     656.6   514.0
Distribution costs     (121.2)   (103.6)
Administrative expenses     (169.2)   (138.6)
Major impairment and restructuring charges 3   (71.8)   (11.3)
Amortisation of acquired intangibles 4   (13.2)   (9.9)
Operating profit 1,6   281.2   250.6
Finance costs 7   (33.1)   (30.5)
Finance income 8   12.4   11.1
Share of profit of associate 19     1.7
Dissolution of associate 19   0.1   (4.4)
Profit before tax     260.6   228.5
Income tax expense 9   (76.0)   (64.3)
Profit for the year from continuing operations     184.6   164.2
Loss for the year from discontinued operations 40   (1.9)  
Profit for the year     182.7   164.2
Attributable to:          
Owners of the parent company     182.3   164.2
Non-controlling interests     0.4  
      182.7   164.2
      pence   pence
Earnings per ordinary share attributable to the equity holders of the parent company          
Continuing operations          
Basic 11   86.5   77.6
Diluted 11   86.0   77.3
Total          
Basic 11   85.6   77.6
Diluted 11   85.1   77.3

´╗┐The notes form an integral part of the accounts.