|31 December 2015||31 December 2014||% change|
|Adjusted¹ Group operating profit||£30.2m||£24.9m||21.3%|
|Group profit before tax||£29.4m||£19.0m||54.7%|
|Adjusted¹ Group profit before tax||£30.1m||£24.4m||23.4%|
|Basic earnings per share||20.5p||12.7p||61.4%|
|Adjusted¹ basic earnings per share||21.0p||17.5p||20.0%|
|Net cash position at year end||£22.4m||£12.3m||82.1%|
|Cash flow generated from operations||£36.5m||£19.3m||89.1%|
|Adjusted¹ cash flow generated from operations||£36.5m||£24.6m||48.4%|
|Adjusted¹ cash conversion||121.3%||101.1%||20.0%|
|Ordinary dividend per share²||16.5p||7.5p||120.0%|
|Special dividend per share²||5.0p||–||n/a|
¹ The adjusted Group operating profit, adjusted profit before tax, adjusted cash flow generated from operations and adjusted cash conversion are calculated before exceptional items and performance share plan expenses (including social security costs). The adjusted basic earnings per share is calculated before the impact of exceptional items and performance share plan expenses (including social security costs and associated deferred tax).
² The dividend in 2015 is in respect of the full year ended 31 December 2015 and represents an interim dividend of 8.0 pence per share and a proposed final dividend of 8.5 pence per share, in addition to a proposed special dividend of 5.0 pence per share. The dividend declared in 2014 is in respect of the period from admission to the London Stock Exchange on 20 June 2014 to 31 December 2014.