Key Financial Data

Revenue and Benchmark EBIT by region

                                                                                 Revenue               Benchmark EBIT
Year ended 31 March 2017 US$m 2016 US$m1 Growth2 %   2017 US$m 20161 US$m Growth2 %
North America 2,457 2,294   781 704 11 
Latin America 730 631   251 226
UK and Ireland 807 924   246 297 (4) 
EMEA/Asia Pacific 341 315   (3) (15) 47 
Sub total 4,335 4,164 6    1,275 1,212 7 
Central Activities – central corporate costs  -  -     (76) (82)  
Total ongoing activities 4,335 4,164   1,199 1,130 7 
Exited business activities
- 73     - 15  
Total  4,335 4,237 4    1,199 1,145
Benchmark EBIT margin          27.7%  27.1%  

1. 2016 results have been represented to exclude discontinued operations except for growth rates, which are as previously reported.
2. Total at constant exchange rates.

Income Statement and Earnings analysis

Year ended 31 March2017
US$m
20161 
US$m
       
Benchmark EBIT from ongoing activities 1,199 1,130
EBIT - exited business activities - 15
Benchmark EBIT 1,199 1,145
Net finance costs (75) (74)  
Benchmark PBT 1,124 1,071  
Exceptional items - 37  
Amortisation of acquisition intangibles (104) (115)  
Acquisition expenses and Adjustment to the fair value of contingent consideration (16) (6)  
Financing fair value remeasurements 67 (21)  
Profit before tax 1,071 966  
Group tax charge (259) (244)  
Profit for the year from continuing operations 812 722  
Benchmark earnings:      
Benchmark PBT 1,124 1,071  
Benchmark tax charge (294) (263)  
Total Benchmark earnings 830 808  
Benchmark earnings (owners of Experian plc) 831 809  
Benchmark earnings (non-controlling interests) (1) (1)  
Benchmark EPS (US cents) 88.4 84.4  
Basic EPS from continuing operations (US cents) 86.5 75.5  
Weighted average number of ordinary shares (million) 940 958

1. 2016 results have been represented to exclude discontinued operations.