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Vesuvius Corporate

Revenue £1,710.4m 2018: £1,798.0m, -4.9% on a reported basis, -5.7% on an underlying basis1

Trading profit2 £181.4m 2018: £197.2m, -8.0% on a reported basis, -9.0% on an underlying basis1

Return on sales2 10.6%, 2018: 11.0%, -40 basis points, -40 basis points on an underlying basis1

Profit before tax £118.6m, 2017: £156.2m, 24% decline

Headline earnings per share3 45.1p, 2017: 49.6p, 9.1% decline

Year-end net debt2 £216.3m, 1.0x net debt to EBITDA ratio, 2017: £247.8m, 1.0x



1. Underlying basis is at constant currency and excludes separately reported items and the impact of acquisitions and disposals.

2. For definitions of alternative performance measures, refer to Note 4 of the Group Financial Statements.

3. Headline results refer to continuing operations and exclude separately reported items.