The Group has performed strongly in 2015. Revenue has increased 14 per cent, underlying operating profits have increased 16 per cent and underlying earnings per share have increased 34 per cent. We continued to make good progress across all our operations.

Please see below for an operational and financial summary of our three main business areas: funeral services, crematoria and pre-arranged funeral plans.

Group performance

Revenue up 14% to £305.3 million

Revenue
(£million)

Bar chart displaying revenue in £s million from 2011 (210.1) to 2015 (305.3)

Revenue by area
(£million)

Pie chart displaying areas of revenue in £s million
  • Funeral services 212.6
  • Crematoria 63.1
  • Pre-arranged funeral plans 29.6

Underlying operating profit up 16% to £98.7 million

Underlying operating profit
(£million)

Bar chart displaying underlying operating profit in £s million from 2011 (64.5) to 2015 (9.87)

Underlying operating profit by area*
(£million)

Pie chart displaying areas of operating profit in £ million
  • Funeral services 76.8
  • Crematoria 34.6
  • Pre-arranged funeral plans 7.8

*Excludes central overheads of £20.5 million

Underlying earnings per share up 34% to 114.8 pence per share

Underlying earnings per share
(pence)

Bar chart displaying underlying earnings per share in pence from 2011 (55.1) to 2015 (114.8)

Funeral services

Revenue up 15% to £212.6 million

Revenue
(£million)

Bar chart displaying revenue in £s million from 2011 (146.5) to 2015 (212.6)

Underlying operating profit up 15% to £76.8 million

Underlying operating profit
(£million)

Bar chart displaying underlying operating profit in £s million from 2011 (50.8) to 2015 (76.8)

Crematoria

Revenue up 14% to £63.1 million

Revenue
(£million)

Bar chart displaying revenue in £s million from 2011 (41.6) to 2015 (63.1)

Underlying operating profit up 19% to £34.6 million

Underlying operating profit
(£million)

Bar chart displaying underlying operating profit in £s million from 2011 (21.3) to 2015 (34.6)

Pre-arranged funeral plans

Total active pre-arranged funeral plans increased to 374,000

Total number of active pre-arranged funeral plans
(thousands)

Bar chart displaying Total number of active pre-arranged funeral plans from 2011 (265,000) to 2015 (375,000)

Underlying operating profit up 5% to £7.8 million

Underlying operating profit
(£million)

Bar chart displaying underlying operating profit in £s million from 2011 (5.5) to 2015 (7.8)

Annual report

Read the 2015 Annual report

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