How we performed
In this section we provide key financial data and company information – including our quarterly financial reporting to shareholders, together with archived material and stock exchange announcements, along with other key data and analysis.
24 February 2011
27 October 2010
28 July 2010
28 April 2010
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(including duty, excise and other taxes)
(after deducting duty, excise and other taxes)
|Profit from operations||£4,318 million|
|Adjusted profit from operations*||£4,984 million|
|Global cigarette volumes||708 billion|
|Payments to governments (tax paid including excise taxes)||£30,220 million|
|Markets where brands sold||180+|
|Markets where largest market share||50+|
|Cigarette factories||45 in 39 countries|
|Group Environmental, Health and Safety expenditure||£32.3 million|
|Group Research & Development expenditure||£117 million|
|Group charitable and community donations||£15.4 million (for both London Benchmarking Group** and statutory reporting criteria)|
|Shareholders (combined UK and South African registers)||113,469|
|Size of shareholding||No. of holders||
|1–1,999||No. of holders : 96,961||% of issued ordinary share capital : 2.07|
|2,000–9,999||No. of holders : 12,645||% of issued ordinary share capital : 2.40|
|10,000–199,999||No. of holders : 3,144||% of issued ordinary share capital : 6.46|
|200,000–499,999||No. of holders : 310||% of issued ordinary share capital : 4.87|
|500,000 and over||No. of holders : 408||% of issued ordinary share capital : 82.77|
|Treasury shares (UK)||No. of holders : 1||% of issued ordinary share capital : 1.43|
Our principal associates are Reynolds American in the US and ITC in India. In 2010 the Group's share of post-tax results of associates and joint ventures increased by £67 million to £550 million. Excluding the adjusting items, the Group's share of post-tax results increased by 15 per cent to £622 million.
* Adjusted profit from operations is derived after excluding the adjusting items from the profit from operations. These adjusting items include restructuring and integration costs, amortisation and impairment of trademarks, goodwill impairment and gains on disposal of businesses or trademarks.
** The LBG comprises more than 100 companies working together to measure corporate community investment. The reporting criteria differs from that used in statutory reporting for our Annual Report.
An exceptionally good performance