Note20152014
Underlying
£000
Non-
underlying
items*
(notes
4 & 5)
£000
Total
£000
Underlying
£000
Non-
underlying
items*
(notes
4 & 5)
£000
Total
£000
Revenue2203,480203,480193,571193,571
Cost of sales(87,338)(87,338)(85,863)(85,863)
Gross profit116,142116,142107,708107,708
Selling, general and administrative expenses(63,120)(18,371)(81,491)(57,292)(17,172)(74,464)
Research and development expenses(8,671)(8,671)(8,248)(8,248)
Operating profit244,351(18,371)25,98042,168(17,172)24,996
Finance income32,2422,242302302
Finance expense4(1,496)(920)(2,416)(2,609)(1,247)(3,856)
Profit before taxation — continuing operations645,097(19,291)25,80639,861(18,419)21,442
Income tax expense8(9,790)3,443(6,347)(8,012)5,986(2,026)
Profit for the year — continuing operations35,307(15,848)19,45931,849(12,433)19,416
Profit for the year — discontinued operations301,02038,61139,631
Profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent35,307(15,848)19,45932,86926,17859,047
Earnings per share
Basic1022.14p67.57p
— continuing operations22.14p22.22p
— discontinued operations45.35p
Diluted1021.99p67.33p
— continuing operations21.99p22.14p
— discontinued operations45.19p
Dividend per share (interim paid and final proposed for the year)916.94p15.40p

*Non-underlying items comprise amortisation and impairment (if any) of acquired intangibles, acquisition expenses, rationalisation costs, loss on extinguishment of debt, fair value and other movements on deferred and contingent consideration, and profit and related expenses on the disposal of discontinued operations.