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Annual Report and Accounts 2014/15

Report and Accounts 2015 (large)

Chairman's Statement

I am pleased to report that the Group has seen a small improvement in trading performance for the year ended 31 March 2015, as underlying operating profit increased by 3% to £50.6m (2014: £49.2m). Underlying profit before tax has risen by 36% to £57.2m (2014: £42.1m). However, after accounting for an exceptional provision of £17.0m, in relation to possible passenger compensation claims for historical flight delays under Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, Group profit before tax fell by 5% to £40.2m (2014: £42.1m). Whilst underlying basic earnings per share increased by 29% to 31.72p (2014: 24.68p), after accounting for the exceptional provision, basic earnings per share reduced by 9% to 22.42p.
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Business & Financial Review

The Group’s financial performance for the year to 31 March 2015 is reported in line with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), as adopted by the EU, which were effective at 31 March 2015.

A slower than anticipated start to the financial year in our Leisure Travel business gave way to stronger consumer demand for both our package holidays and flight-only products in the late summer market, a momentum which continued through winter. As a result, the business achieved increased volumes of customers plus a small improvement in yields, which contributed to the Group’s 12% increase in turnover to £1,253.2m (2014: £1,120.2m). The Distribution & Logistics business experienced a reduction in turnover of 1%. read more

Financial Statements

Including the Consolidated Group Income Statement, Consolidated Group Balance Sheet, and Consolidated Group Cash Flow Statement
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