Copies of our annual results and half year reports can be downloaded from financial results

Financial history

Year ended 31 December 2015

Revenue*: £106.7m
Profit before tax*: £1.8m
Earnings per share*: 1.2p

Year ended 31 December 2014

Revenue*: £123.7m
Profit before tax*: £13.4m
Earnings per share*: 11.3p

Year ended 31 December 2013

Revenue*: £125.4m
Profit before tax*: £14.5m
Earnings per share*: 12.5p

Year ended 31 December 2012

Revenue*: £113.4m
Profit before tax*: £12.8m
Earnings per share*: 10.9p

Year ended 31 December 2011

Revenue: £108.2m
Profit before tax*: £9.5m
Earnings per share*: 7.9p

Year ended 31 December 2010

Revenue: £175.4m
Profit before tax*: £5.9m
Earnings per share*: 5p

Year ended 31 December 2009

Revenue: £238.0m
Profit before tax*: £17.2m
Earnings per share*: 13.3p

Year ended 31 December 2008

Revenue: £234.0m
Profit before tax*: £18.6m
Earnings per share*: 14.7p

Pro forma 12 months ended 31 December 2007

Revenue: £209.2m
Profit before tax*: £15.8m
Earnings per share*: 12.7p

Pro forma 12 months ended 31 December 2006

Revenue: £194.3m
Profit before tax*: £13.2m
Earnings per share*: 10.6p

9 months ended 31 December 2007

Revenue: £153.3m
Profit before tax*: £11.1m
Earnings per share*: 8.9p

July 2007 - Year end changed to December

June 2007 - Peter Martin appointed Chief Executive

April 2007 - Successful sale of Mercury Health at a profit of £27m

Year to 31 March 2007

Revenue: £231.9m
Profit before tax*: £11.7m
Earnings per share*: 10.3p

Year to 31 March 2006

Revenue: £214.8m
Profit before tax*: £19.0m
Earnings per share*: 17.2p


Year to 31 March 2005

Revenue: £179.9m
Profit before tax*: £17.9m
Earnings per share*: 15.3p

Year to 31 March 2004

Revenue: £152.2m
Profit before tax*: £20.1m
Earnings per share*: 20.5p

July 2003 - Acquisition of first publicly listed company, HACAS Group plc

July 2003 - Successful £20.5m fundraising

Year to 31 March 2003

Revenue: £98.4m
Profit before tax*: £15.4m
Earnings per share*: 18.6p

July 2002 - Move from Alternative Investment Market listing to the Official Listing of the London Stock Exchange

Year to 31 March 2002

Revenue: £45.7m
Profit before tax*: £8.1m
Earnings per share*: 14.2p

November 2001 - Successful £20.9m fundraising

Year to 31 March 2001

Revenue: £17.5m
Profit before tax*: £1.9m
Earnings per share*: 6.9p

February 2001 - Flotation on Alternative Investment Market listing of the London Stock Exchange

Year to 31 March 2000

Employees: 54

September 1999 - company founded by Henry Pitman (Chief Executive) and commenced trading
March 2000 - First acquisition, SfE, a teacher training company

* Revenue, profit and earnings per share are stated for the continuing business and as such exclude, as applicable: closed businesses, exceptional costs including goodwill impairment, financial instrument charges and the related tax figure.

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