NoteUnderlying 2018
£000
Non-underlying 2018
£000
Total 2018
£000
Underlying 2017
£000
Non-underlying 2017
£000
Total 2017
£000
Continuing operations
Revenue3274,203274,203262,224262,224
Operating costs4(251,337)(1,333)(252,670)(242,610)(1,790)(244,400)
Operating profit before share of results of JVs and associates22,866(1,333)21,53319,614(1,790)17,824
Share of results of JVs and associates14882882457457
Operating profit23,748(1,333)22,41520,071(1,790)18,281
Net finance expense7(236)(236)(226)(226)
Profit before tax23,512(1,333)22,17919,845(1,790)18,055
Taxation8(4,385)352(4,033)(3,306)580(2,726)
Profit for the year attributable to the equity holders of the parent19,127(981)18,14616,539(1,210)15,329
 
Earnings per share:
Basic106.38p(0.33p)6.05p5.53p(0.40p)5.13p
Diluted106.29p(0.32p)5.97p5.49p(0.40p)5.09p

Further details of non-underlying items are disclosed in note 5 to the consolidated financial statements.