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Notes to Financial Statements - Guinness Peat Group plc

16 GUINNESS PEAT GROUP PLC • ANNUAL REPORTConsolidated Profit and Loss AccountYear ended 31 December 2004 2003Notes £m £mTurnoverGroup and share of joint ventures 737.1 1,085.8Less: share of joint ventures (204.1) (541.8)Continuing operations (excluding acquisitions) 533.0 544.0AcquisitionsTurnover: group and share of joint ventures 654.1 –Less: share of joint ventures – –654.1 –Group turnover – continuing operations 1,187.1 544.0Group turnover – discontinued operations 7.7 9.0Group turnover 2 1,194.8 553.0Cost of sales 4 (874.5) (423.0)Gross profit 320.3 130.0Profit on disposal of investments and other net investment income 3 64.8 41.8Net operating expenses 4 (310.2) (104.3)Operating profit – continuing operations (excluding acquisitions) 53.4 66.4Operating profit – acquisitions (excluding joint ventures and associates) 20.8 –Operating profit – continuing operations 74.2 66.4Operating profit – discontinued operations 0.7 1.1Group operating profit 4 74.9 67.5Share of operating profit of joint ventures 5 3.0 24.8Share of operating loss of associated undertakings (2.2) (0.2)75.7 92.1Profit on sale of business – continuing operations 34 – 19.0Profit on sale of subsidiary – discontinued operations 34 1.8 –Interest payable and similar charges 7 (43.5) (23.4)Profit on ordinary activities before taxation 2, 6 34.0 87.7Tax on profit on ordinary activities 9 (8.0) (21.1)Profit on ordinary activities after taxation 26.0 66.6Equity minority interests (0.7) (2.6)PROFIT ATTRIBUTABLE TO EQUITY SHAREHOLDERS 25.3 64.0Equity dividends 12 (8.8) (6.9)RETAINED PROFIT FOR THE YEAR 16.5 57.1Restated*Earnings per Ordinary Share - basic (pence) 11 3.07p 8.43pEarnings per Ordinary Share - diluted (pence) 11 2.60p 6.16pDividend per Ordinary Share (pence) 12 1.00p 0.91p* Re-stated to reflect the 2004 Capitalisation IssueNotes on pages 21 to 56 form part of these financial statements

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