Chief Executive's Review

Creating the world's most trusted automotive Retailer and Distributor

Chairman's Statement

Creating long-term
shareholder value

Chief Financial Officer's Review

Continued earnings growth and strong cash generation

Key Performance Indicators

In 2016 we have taken the opportunity to review our Key Performance Indicators to better align them to our Ignite strategy.

Sales
 

£7.8bn
2015: £6.8bn

Operating
margin

4.6%
2015: 4.7%

Profit before tax &
exceptional items

£349.4m
2015: £312.1m

Free
cash flow

£190.5m
2015: £177.6m

Return on
capital employed

30%
2015: 30%

Our Strategy

A Year of Progress

The Ignite strategy has helped us to identify, plan for and respond to the developments that we are seeing in the automotive sector, as well as maximising the opportunities that will arise.

Social and technological changes are impacting businesses in every sector, not just the automotive industry or our own business. As you will see, we are already taking action in several areas to help us leverage the opportunities they bring with them.

Ignite comprises five strategic objectives, with each being addressed by a dedicated workstream or resource.

Explore our strategy to discover our progress in 2016 and priorities for the year ahead.

Download full strategy Our strategy Lead in customer experience Become the OEM's partner of choice Deliver full potential on all our revenue streams Leverage our global scale Invest to accelerate growth To be the world's most trusted automotive distributor & retailer