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Financial performance and KPIs

Performance highlights

For the 53 weeks ending 18 September 2021

£13.9bn

Group revenue 

£1,011m

Adjusting operating profit 

£908m

Adjusted profit before tax


80.1p

Adjusted earnings per share

26.7p

Dividends per share

13.8p

Special dividend per share


£721m

Gross investment 

£1,901m

Net cash before lease liabilities 

£1,380m

Net debt including lease liabilities


£808m

Operating profit 

£725m

Profit before tax

60.5p

Basic earnings per share


KPIs

For the 53 weeks ending 18 September 2021

We use key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure our progress in delivering the successful implementation of our strategy and to monitor our performance. 

 

 

Adjusted profit and earnings measures provide a consistent indicator of performance year-on-year and are aligned with incentive targets.

 

 

 

Revenue is a measure of business growth. Constant currency comparisons are also used to provide greater clarity of performance.

 

 

 

A measure of the commitment to the long-term development of the business.

 

The Group’s organic growth objective aims to deliver steady growth in earnings and dividends over the long term. Adjusted earnings per share is a key management incentive measure.

 

 

 

The Group’s organic growth objective aims to deliver steady growth in earnings and dividends over the long term. Adjusted earnings per share is a key management incentive measure.

 

 

 

Net cash generated from operating activities is monitored to ensure that profit is converted into cash for future investment and to return to shareholders.

 

This measure monitors the Group’s liquidity and capital structure and is used to calculate ratios associated with the Group’s banking covenants.

 

 

 

This measure monitors the level of return generated by the Group’s investment in its operating assets. It is also a key part of management incentive targets.

 

 

 

This measure is only provided since the implementation of IFRS16. This measure monitors the Group’s financial strength to ensure long-term financial stability.

The 2019 figure is given on an IFRS 16 pro forma basis.


We use key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure our progress in delivering the successful implementation of our strategy and to monitor our performance.

 

 

A measure of the scale and growth of the Group.

 

 

 

A measure of the gender balance of all employees in the Group with a contract of employment, whether full-time, part-time, contractor or seasonal worker.

 

A measure of the Group’s management of the health and safety of its workforce – the number of injuries resulting from an accident arising out of, or in connection with, work activities that were required to be reported to external regulatory authorities, divided by the average number of employees.


 

These two measures represent the retail space growth and breadth of Primark’s presence.

 

 

 

The amount of greenhouse gases arising from Primark’s Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

 

The Primark Cares range covers products made with recycled fibres or more sustainably sourced materials.

 

A measure of the scale and development of the Group’s sugar operations.


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