5. Earnings per share

The calculation of the basic and diluted earnings per share is based on the following data:

Year ended 31 Dec
2011
£m

Half year to
30 June
2012
£m
Half year to 30 June
2011
£m

Earnings

55.8 Earnings for the purpose of basic earnings per share being net profit attributable to equity holders of the parent 32.5 29.6





Number of shares

Number
Number Number
185,838,882 Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of basic earnings per share 188,429,110 185,499,794

Effect of dilutive potential ordinary shares:

3,780,964 Share options 55,696 188,155
189,619,846 Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of diluted earnings per share 188,484,806 185,687,949





Earnings per share

Pence
Pence Pence
30.0 Basic 17.2 16.0
29.4 Diluted 17.2 15.9





Headline earnings

£m
£m £m
55.8 Net profit attributable to equity holders of the parent 32.5 29.6

Add back:

4.2 Impairment charge
0.8 Amortisation of acquired intangible fixed assets (net of tax) 0.7 0.5
Acquisition costs 1.2
60.8 Headline earnings 34.4 30.1





Headline earnings per share

Pence
Pence Pence
32.7 Basic 18.3 16.2
32.1 Diluted 18.3 16.2

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