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Key performance measures

  2010
53 weeks
£m
2009
52 weeks
£m
2008
52 weeks
£m
2007
52 weeks
£m
2006
52 weeks
£m
Income statement          
Revenue – continuing operations          
UK 8,567.9 8,164.3 8,309.1 7,977.5 7,275.0
International 968.7 897.8 712.9 610.6 522.7
  9,536.6 9,062.1 9,022.0 8,588.1 7,797.7
Operating profit – continuing operations          
UK 701.1 755.0 1,095.9 956.7 784.5
International 150.9 115.7 115.4 89.2 65.6
Total operating profit 852.0 870.7 1,211.3 1,045.9 850.1
           
Net interest payable (160.1) (199.9) (141.1) (130.0) (121.9)
Pension finance income 10.8 35.4 58.9 20.8 17.5
Profit on ordinary activities before taxation – continuing operations 702.7 706.2 1,129.1 936.7 745.7
           
Analysed between:          
Before property disposals and exceptional items 694.6 604.4 1,007.1 965.2 751.4
Property disposals and exceptional items 8.1 101.8 122.0 (28.5) (5.7)
Income tax expense (179.7) (199.4) (308.1) (277.5) (225.1)
Profit after taxation 523.0 506.8 821.0 659.2 520.6
    2010
53 weeks
2009
52 weeks
2008
52 weeks
2007
52 weeks
2006
52 weeks
Net margin1 Operating profit/ 8.9% 9.6% 13.4% 12.2% 10.9%
  Revenue          
Net margin excluding property
disposals and exceptional items
  8.8% 8.5% 12.1% 12.2% 11.0%
Basic earnings
per share1
Basic earnings/ 33.5p 32.3p 49.2p 39.1p 31.3p
  Weighted average ordinary shares
in issue
         
Earnings per share adjusted for property disposals and exceptional items1   33.0p 28.0p 43.6p 40.4p 31.4p
Dividend per share declared in respect of the year   15.0p 17.8p 22.5p 18.3p 14.0p
Dividend cover Profit attributable to shareholders/ 2.2x 1.8x 2.3x 2.1x 2.2x
  Dividend payable          
Retail fixed charge cover Operating profit before depreciation
and operating lease charges/
4.0x 3.5x 5.3x 5.9x 4.9x
  Fixed charges          
Net debt2(£m)   2,068.4 2,490.8 3,077.7 1,949.5 1,729.3
  1. Based on continuing operations.
  2. Excludes accrued interest.