Notes to the Accounts For the year ended 31 December 2007

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20. Cash flows from operating activities

Group Company
  2007
£'000
2006
£'000
2007
£'000
2006
£'000
Profit before tax 147,441 96,959 721 6,665
Depreciation and amortisation charges 7,660 6,445 749 568
Loss/(profit) on sale of property, plant and equipment, and computer software 91 (48)
Share scheme charges 6,757 4,168
Net finance cost 1,991 408 2,837 891
Operating cashflow before changes in working capital and provisions 163,940 107,932 4,307 8,124
Increase in receivables (40,863) (42,376) (73,230) (318)
Increase in payables 25,778 13,655 110,667 21,428
Decrease in provisions (192) (384)
Cash generated from operations 148,663 78,827 41,744 29,234

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