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Financial Highlights

Revenue and EBIT by geography
Revenue EBIT
Year ended 31 March 2014
US$m
2013
US$m
Growth2
%
2014
US$m
2013
US$m
Growth2
%
North America 2,404 2,258 6 757 718 5
Latin America 925 960 7 344 343 12
UK and Ireland 944 873 7 284 246 14
EMEA/Asia Pacific 499 491 4 7 20 (60)
Sub total 4,772 4,582 7 1,392 1,327 8
Central Activities – central corporate costs - - n/a (83) (83) n/a
Continuing activities 4,772 4,582 7 1,309 1,244 8
Discontinuing activities3 68 148 n/a (3) 7 n/a
Total 4,840 4,730 5 1,306 1,251 7
EBIT margin – continuing activities 27.4% 27.1%
1 2013 restated for the divestment of the Colombia document outsourcing business in Latin America, Sinotrust Market Research Services and other discontinuing activities in EMEA/Asia Pacific, and for further costs within Central Activities and a higher interest charge as a result of the adoption of IAS 19 (revised).
2 At constant exchange rates.
3 Discontinuing activities comprise small discontinuing businesses in Latin America and EMEA/Asia Pacific.
Income Statement and Earnings analysis
Year ended 31 March 2014
US$m
2013
US$m
Total EBIT from continuing operations 1,306 1,251
Net interest (74) (62)
Benchmark PBT 1,232 1,189
Exceptional items (54) (66)
Amortisation of acquisition intangibles (131) (123)
Impairment of goodwill (15) -
Acquisition expenses (10) (4)
Adjustment to the fair value of contingent consideration - (1)
Financing fair value remeasurements 27 (561)
Profit before tax 1,049 434
Group tax charge (302) (151)
Profit after tax for continuing operations 747 283
Benchmark earnings:    
Benchmark PBT 1,232 1,189
Benchmark tax charge (329) (301)
Overall benchmark earnings 903 888
Benchmark earnings (owners of Experian plc) 899 842
Benchmark earnings (non-controlling interest) 4 46
Benchmark EPS (US cents) 91.7 85.2
Basic EPS for continuing operations (US cents) 76.1 24.7
Weighted average number of ordinary shares (million) 980 988