The Group has performed strongly in 2016. Revenue has increased 3 per cent, underlying operating profits have increased 3 per cent and underlying earnings per share have increased 4 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 3% to £313.6 million

Revenue
(£million)

Bar chart displaying revenue in £s million from 2011 (210.1) to 2016 (305.3)

Revenue by area
(£million)

Pie chart displaying areas of revenue in £s million
  • Funeral services 217.8
  • Crematoria 67.5
  • Pre-arranged funeral plans 28.3

Underlying operating profit up 3% to £101.7 million

Underlying operating profit
(£million)

Bar chart displaying underlying operating profit in £s million from 2011 (64.5) to 2016 (9.87)

Underlying operating profit by area*
(£million)

Pie chart displaying areas of operating profit in £ million
  • Funeral services 79.0
  • Crematoria 37.6
  • Pre-arranged funeral plans 8.5

*Excludes central overheads of £23.4 million

Underlying earnings per share up 4% to 119.8 pence per share

Underlying earnings per share
(pence)

Bar chart displaying underlying earnings per share in pence from 2011 (55.1) to 2016 (114.8)

Funeral services

Revenue up 2% to £217.8 million

Revenue
(£million)

Bar chart displaying revenue in £s million from 2011 (146.5) to 2016 (212.6)

Underlying operating profit up 3% to £79.0 million

Underlying operating profit
(£million)

Bar chart displaying underlying operating profit in £s million from 2011 (50.8) to 2016 (76.8)

Crematoria

Revenue up 7% to £67.5 million

Revenue
(£million)

Bar chart displaying revenue in £s million from 2011 (41.6) to 2016 (63.1)

Underlying operating profit up 9% to £37.6 million

Underlying operating profit
(£million)

Bar chart displaying underlying operating profit in £s million from 2011 (21.3) to 2016 (34.6)

Pre-arranged funeral plans

Total active pre-arranged funeral plans increased to 404,000

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 2016 (375,000)

Underlying operating profit up 9% to £8.5 million

Underlying operating profit
(£million)

Bar chart displaying underlying operating profit in £s million from 2011 (5.5) to 2016 (7.8)

Annual report

Read the 2016 Annual report

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