NoteUnderlying
2017
£000
Non-underlying
2017
£000
Total
2017
£000
Underlying
2016
£000
Non-underlying
2016
£000
Total
2016
£000
Continuing operations






Revenue3262,224262,224239,360239,360
Operating costs4(242,610)(1,790)(244,400)(225,674)(3,568)(229,242)
Operating profit before share of results of JVs and associates
19,614(1,790)17,82413,686(3,568)10,118
Share of results of JVs and associates14457457(230)(230)
Operating profit
20,071(1,790)18,28113,456(3,568)9,888
Net finance expense7(226)(226)(245)(245)
Profit before tax
19,845(1,790)18,05513,211(3,568)9,643
Taxation8(3,306)580(2,726)(2,280)1,237(1,043)
Profit for the year attributable to the equity holders of the parent
16,539(1,210)15,32910,931(2,331)8,600








Earnings per share:






Basic105.53p(0.40p)5.13p3.67p(0.78p)2.89p
Diluted105.49p(0.40p)5.09p3.65p(0.78p)2.87p

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