Financial information

The financial summary (unaudited) set out below has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements of United Utilities Group PLC for the five years ended 31 March 2016.

Year ended 31 March
Continuing operations
2016
£m
2015
£m
2014
£m
2013
£m
2012
£m
Revenue 1,730.0 1,720.2 1,688.8 1,636.0 1,564.9
 
Operating profit per published results 567.9 653.3 630.2 601.6 591.5
Underlying operating profit 604.1 664.3 634.6 604.2 594.1
 
Profit before tax per published results 353.5 341.6 543.3 311.8 280.4
Underlying profit before tax 408.1 447.4 388.1 351.4 327.0
 
Profit after taxation per published results 397.5 271.2 738.6 287.8 311.4
Underlying profit after tax 325.3 354.1 304.9 264.2 240.9
 
Earnings per share (basic) per published results (pence) 58.3p 39.8p 108.3p 42.2p 45.7p
Underlying earnings per share (pence) 47.7p 51.9p 44.7p 38.7p 35.3p
 
Dividend per ordinary share (pence) 38.45p 37.70p 36.04p 34.32p 32.01p
 
Non-current assets 11,280.8 10,664.8 9,929.6 9,777.8 9,310.9
Current assets 626.0 638.8 542.9 630.2 719.9
Total assets 11,906.8 11,303.6 10,472.5 10,408.0 10,030.8
 
Non-current liabilities (8,357.1) (7,867.7) (7,660.3) (7,845.8) (7,607.0)
Current liabilities (844.2) (1,001.5) (596.3) (690.3) (659.2)
Total liabilities (9,201.3) (8,869.2) (8,256.6) (8,536.1) (8,266.2)
 
Total net assets and shareholders' equity 2,705.5 2,434.4 2,215.9 1,871.9 1,764.6
 
Net cash generated from operating activities 685.6 706.5 797.2 631.1 559.8
Net cash used in investing activities (676.8) (704.9) (678.6) (643.8) (498.4)
Net cash (used in)/generated from financing activities (46.4) 139.2 (211.5) (115.5) 5.8
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents (37.6) 140.8 (92.9) (128.2) 67.7
 
Net debt 6,260.5 5,924.0 5,519.9 5,450.6 5,076.4
RCV gearing(1) (%) 61% 59% 58% 60% 59%

Note:

  1. Regulatory capital value (RCV) gearing is calculated as group net debt divided by the RCV (expressed in out-turn prices) of United Utilities Water Limited.
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