HOW DID WE PERFORM?

Group Performance Indicators
Financial summary
% Change 2008/2009
€’000
2007/2008
€’000
       
Turnover 8.2% 401,567 371,226
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) 9.9% 57,256 52,080
Operating profit before reorganisation and redundancy
costs and share based payments
39.6% 36,743 26,326
Operating profit 5.8% 23,776 22,482
Profit before tax -1.5% 19,520 19,825
Profit after tax -7.5% 15,522 16,776
Shareholders’ funds -15.2% 198,558 234,200
Net borrowings -41.8% 55,964 96,165

 

Ratios 2008/2009 2007/2008
     
Operating profit/turnover 5.9% 6.1%
Gross return on net capital employed 7.2% 6.9%
Debt/Equity 28% 41%
EBITDA/Interest cover (times) 14.6 11.4
Current ratio (times) 1.7 2.2

 

  2008/2009 2007/2008
     
Payroll costs €’000 (gross of employers’ pension costs) 108,945 104,109
Payroll costs €’000 (net of employers’ pension costs) 105,872 100,611
Numbers employed at peak 2,366 2,336
Average employment numbers 2,064 2,035

 

 

 

TURNOVER 2008/2009 (€ MILLION). VALUE OF THIRD-PARTY SALES BY PRODUCT (€ MILLION). PRODUCTION STATISTICS (’000).