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Key facts

450,000

Colleagues at year end

 

£56.9bn

Group sales

2018: £51.0bn*

£2,206m

Group operating profit before exceptional and other items (a)

2018: £1,646m*

15.40p

Diluted EPS before exceptional and other items (b)

2018: 11.90*

5.77p 

Dividend per share

2018: 3.00p

£2,502m

Retail operating cash flow (c)

2018: £2,773m

£(2.9)bn 

Net debt (c)

2018: £(2.6)bn

£63.9bn

Statutory revenue

2018: £57.5bn*

£2,153m 

Operating profit

2018: £1,839m*

£1,674m

Statutory profit before tax

2018: £1,300m*

13.55p 

Statutory diluted EPS

2018: 12.11p*


(a) Excludes amortisation of acquired intangibles and excludes exceptional items by virtue of their size and nature in order to reflect management’s view of the underlying performance of the Group.

(b) Diluted EPS before exceptional and other items refers to diluted earnings per share from continuing operations before exceptional items and amortisation of acquired intangibles, net pension finance costs and fair value remeasurements on financial instruments.

(c)Net debt and Retail operating cash flow exclude the impact of Tesco Bank.
* Restated for the adoption of IFRS 15 as explained in Note 1 and Note 36.