Key Financials


2016

2015

Sales (€’m)
27,104 23,635
EBITDA (€’m)
3,130 2,219
Operating profit (EBIT) before impairment (€’m)
2,050 1,321
Operating profit (EBIT) after impairment (€’m)
2,027 1,277
Profit before Tax (€’m)
1,741 1,033
Basic Earnings per Share (cent) 150.2 89.1
Cash Earnings per Share (cent) 283.4 205.1
Dividend per Share (cent) 65.0 62.5
Net Debt/EBITDA (times) 1.7 3.0
EBITDA Interest Cover (times) 9.9 7.5
EBIT Interest Cover (times) 6.4 4.3
Dividend Cover (times) 2.3 1.4