Key ratios - Smiths Group plc

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Key ratios

Key ratios 2016 2015 2014
R&D as % of revenue 4.0% 3.8% 4.0%
Headline operating profit margin 17.3% 17.6% 17.1%
Interest cover 8.7 9.8 8.4
Normalised dividend cover 2.0 2.1 2.0
Gearing (net debt/EBITDA) 1.6x 1.4x 1.4x
Return on capital employed 15.3% 16.0% 15.7%

 

Basis of calculations   2016 2015 2014
Revenue £m 2,949 2,897 2,952
Headline operating profit £m 510 511 504
EBITDA £m 606 598 584
R&D £m 117 110 117
Interest payable on debt £m 59 52 59
Headline earnings per share pence 85.2 86.1 81.8
Dividend pence 42.00 41.00 40.25
Net debt £m 978 818 804
Average capital employed £m 3,324 3,197 3,218

 






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