Five year record

The James Fisher group's financial record ends 31 December.

View the last five year financial overview below:

Earnings per share  2018 (P) *2017 (p) 2016 (p) 2015 (p) 2014 (p)
Basic 89.5 77.5 79.4 79.7 80.2
Diluted 88.9 76.9 78.7 79.2 79.2 
Underlying basic 90.0 79.3 76.9 69.0 74.9
Underlying diluted 89.5 78.7 76.3 68.5 74.0 
Dividends declared per share 36.1 28.7 26.2 23.8 22.0

 *2017 restated for IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from contracts with customers’ 

Key performance indicators

2018 *2017 2016 2015 2014
Operating margin (%) 11.0 10.8 10.9 10.4 11.6
Return on capital employed (post tax) (%) 12.2 12.0 13.0 13.5 16.5 
Net gearing (%) 37.2 47.7 41.0  43.0 30.7 
Dividend cover (times) 2.5 2.7 2.9  2.9 3.4 

 *2017 restated for IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from contracts with customers’ 

Revenue 2018 (£m) *2017 (£m) 2016 (£m) 2015 (£m) 2014 (£m)
Marine Support  279.7 236.3 203.6 193.0 164.1
Specialist Technical 159.6 149.6 151.8 129.4 121.5
Offshore Oil  61.5 56.4 55.1 63.0 104.9
Tankships 60.7 57.0 55.5 52.5 54.3
 Total 561.5 499.3 466.0 437.9 444.8

  *2017 restated for IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from contracts with customers’ 

Underlying operating profit 2018 *2017 2016 2015 2014
Marine Support 29.0 25.3 21.0 19.3 14.2
Specialist Technical  20.9 18.8 19.9 13.9 13.3
Offshore Oil  5.1 3.6 4.2 7.4 22.4
Tankships  9.9 8.8 8.2 7.2 4.7
Common costs  (2.8) (2.4) (2.5) (2.2) (3.1)
Sub total 62.1 54.1 50.8 45.6 51.5
Net finance costs (6.0) (5.5) (5.0) (4.4) (4.6)
Underlying profit before taxation 56.1 48.6 45.8 41.2 46.9
Separately disclosed items** (0.7) (1.3) (0.9) 5.0  2.3
Profit before taxation  55.4 47.3 44.9 46.2  49.2
Taxation (including tonnage tax)  10.1 (7.9) (6.8) (5.5)  (8.7)
 Profit after taxation 45.3 39.4 38.1 40.7  40.5

 *2017 restated for IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from contracts with customers’ 

** Separately disclosed items comprise acquisition expenses, amortisation or acquired intangibles, impairment provisions and profits and losses on the disposal of businesses. 

 Summary balance sheet 2018 *2017 2016 2015  2014
 Intangible assets 197.5 199.2  180.5  156.5  127.1
 Property, plant and equipment 145.4 132.5  131.0  127.6  116.6
 Investment in associates and joint ventures 9.6 9.4  7.8  7.7  10.6
 Working capital 96.3 109.5  86.3  68.1  49.5
 Contingent consideration (6.0) (12.8)  (9.2)  (14.5)  (9.1)
 Pension obligations (16.1) (19.8)  (26.8)  (27.0)  (21.8)
 Taxation (6.7) (6.5)  (5.6)  (4.1)  (6.4)
 Capital employed 420.0 411.5  364.0  314.3  266.5
 Net borrowings 113.6 132.5  105.7  93.9  62.3
 Equity 306.4 279.0  258.3  220.4  204.2

   *2017 restated for IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from contracts with customers’ 

Other data

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Number of employees

2,783 2,645 2,712 2,690 2,494

Market cap at B/S date (£m)

 871.6 785.6 782.7 585.9 600.7
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