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12 months ended 30 June

2015
£m 
2016*
£m 
2017
£m 
2018
£m 
2019
£m 
Revenue 1,150 1,382 1,660 1,920 2,112
Operating profit 213 261 322 382 411
Operating profit as a percentage of turnover 18.5% 18.9% 19.4% 19.9% 19.5%
Profit before tax  204 250 315 380 406
Net assets 873* 1,041 1,235 1,483 1,585
Net cash/(debt) (154) (139) (73) 63 124
Gearing – net debt as a percentage of capital and reserves 17.6%* 13.3% 5.9% N/A N/A
Return on capital employed – operating profit before
exceptional items adjusted for joint ventures as a
percentage of opening and closing capital employed
22.8% 23.7% 26.0% 28.5% 28.5%
Return on equity 26.4% 26.1% 27.7% 28.0% 26.5%
Number of legal completions 4,022 4,716 5,319 5,718 6,443
Earnings per ordinary share 44.5p 55.4p 70.2p 85.3p 92.3p
Dividends paid per ordinary share inc cash return 4.0p 8.0p 12.0p 20.0p 59.0p
Net assets per ordinary share 236.1p* 281.5p 334.0p 401.0p 450.0p

* Restated to reflect change in accounting policy. 

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