2018
£000
2017
£000
2016
£000
2015
£000
2014
£000
Results
Revenue274,203262,224239,360201,535231,312
Underlying* operating profit (before JVs and associates)22,86619,61413,6868,9747,621
Underlying* profit before tax23,51219,84513,2118,3114,025
Non-underlying items before tax(1,333)(1,790)(3,568)(8,502)(8,082)
Profit/(loss) attributable to equity holders of Severfield plc18,14615,3298,600144(2,640)
Assets employed
Non-current assets154,510148,292149,265145,078147,650
Net current assets33,14728,39116,83716,56514,243
Non-current liabilities(18,660)(22,526)(17,896)(21,059)(18,495)
Net assets168,997154,157148,206140,584143,398
Key statistics
Earnings per share:
Basic — underlying*6.38p5.53p3.67p2.31p0.88p
Basic6.05p5.13p2.89p0.05p(0.89p)
Diluted — underlying*6.29p5.49p3.65p2.31p0.88p
Diluted5.97p5.09p2.87p0.05p(0.89p)
Dividends per share2.60p2.30p1.50p
Dividend cover (times) — underlying* basis2.62.42.4
Share price— high88.00p83.50p73.25p72.00p65.50p
— low59.50p43.75p52.75p53.50p38.00p

* The basis of stating results on an underlying basis is set out in the operational highlights.