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Key facts


Colleagues at year end



Group sales

2018: £51.0bn*


Group operating profit before exceptional and other items (a)

2018: £1,646m*


Diluted EPS before exceptional and other items (b)

2018: 11.90*


Dividend per share

2018: 3.00p


Retail operating cash flow (c)

2018: £2,773m


Net debt (c)

2018: £(2.6)bn


Statutory revenue

2018: £57.5bn*


Operating profit

2018: £1,839m*


Statutory profit before tax

2018: £1,300m*


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.