Five Year Financial Summary

Five Year Financial Summary

 

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Underlying operating profit after tax(1) ($million)

128.8

122.0

126.4

125.0

117.4

Underlying earnings per share (cents)

19.6

18.7

19.5

19.6

18.8

Profit after tax  ($million)

130.0

122.4

127.9

128.0

120.3

Earnings per share (cents)

19.8

18.8

19.8

20.1

19.3

Administration costs as % of average total assets

0.14

0.12

0.13

0.12

0.13

         

Interim dividend (cents per share)

8.8

8.7

8.7

8.5

8.2

Final dividend (cents per share)(2)

10.2

10.0

9.9

9.9

9.4

Full year ordinary dividend (cents per share)

19.0

18.7

18.6

18.4

17.6

Special dividend (cents per share)

-

-

-

0.4

0.4

         

Net assets(2)at 30 June ($million)

3,114

2,939

2,746

2,811

2,746

Net asset backing per share pre-tax(2)  at 30 June($)

4.73

4.51

4.22

4.39

4.35

Net asset backing per share post-tax(3) at 30 June($)

4.16

3.99

3.79

3.90

3.86

Last sale price at 30 June ($)

4.61

4.51

4.28

4.50

4.54

All Ordinaries Index at 30 June

6290

5764

5310

5451

5382

         

Ten year Total Shareholder Return   (% per annum)

6.5

4.7

5.3

8.0

10.2

Five year Total Shareholder Return  (% per annum)

9.1

12.9

11.4

12.1

14.5

         

Shares on issue  (million)

658.2

651.9

649.9

640.2

630.8

Number of shareholders

25,864

24,726

23,729

22,514

21,055

 (1) Underlying operating profit after tax excludes special investment revenue and costs associated with the acquisition of subsidiaries.

 (2) Before provision for tax on unrealised capital gains and before providing for the ordinary final and special dividends.

 (3) After provision for tax on unrealised capital gains and before providing for the ordinary final and special dividends.