Key Financial Data

Revenue and EBIT by geography

                                                                                 Revenue               EBIT
Year ended 31 March 2016 US$m 2015 US$m Growth1 %   2016 US$m 2015 US$m Growth1 %
North America 2,471 2,390 3   755 741 2
Latin America 633 856 7   226 313 7
UK and Ireland 956 971 5   300 308 4
EMEA/Asia Pacific 417 441 7   (4) (10) n/a
Sub total 4,477 4,658 5   1,277 1,352 5
Central Activities – central corporate costs  -  -     (82) (81) n/a
Continuing activities 4,477 4,658     1,195 1,271 5
Discontinuing activities
73 152     15 35 n/a
Total  4,550 4,810     1,210 1,306 3
EBIT margin – continuing activities          26.7%  27.3%  

1. Total at constant exchange rates.

Income Statement and Earnings analysis

Year ended 31 March2016
US$m
2015
US$m
       
Total EBIT from continuing operations 1,210 1,306
Net interest expense (74) (75)  
Benchmark PBT 1,136 1,231  
Exceptional items 37 (2)  
Amortisation of acquisition intangibles (119) (134)  
Acquisition expenses (4) (1)  
Adjustment to the fair value of contingent consideration (2) (7)  
Financing fair value remeasurements (21) (81)  
Profit before tax 1,027 1,006  
Group tax charge (263) (255)  
Profit after tax for continuing operations 764 751  
Benchmark earnings:      
Benchmark PBT 1,236 1,231  
Benchmark tax charge (283) (300)  
Overall benchmark earnings 853 931  
Benchmark earnings (owners of Experian plc) 854 930  
Benchmark earnings (non-controlling interest) (1) 1  
Benchmark EPS (US cents) 89.1 95.2  
Basic EPS for continuing operations (US cents) 79.9 76.9  
Weighted average number of ordinary shares (million) 958 977