Key Financial Data

Revenue and Benchmark EBIT by region

                                                                                 Revenue               Benchmark EBIT
Year ended 31 March 2018 US$m 2017 US$m1 Growth2 %   2018 US$m 20171 US$m Growth2 %
North America 2,646 2,452   833 779
Latin America 788 730   267 251
UK and Ireland 830 807   260 246
EMEA/Asia Pacific 393 341 11   9 (3) n/a 
Sub total 4,657 4,330 7    1,369 1,273 6 
Central Activities – central corporate costs n/a n/a     (79) (76)  
Total ongoing activities 4,657 4,330   1,290 1,197 7 
Exited business activities
5 5     1 2  
Total  4,662 4,335   1,291 1,199
Benchmark EBIT margin          27.7% 27.6%  

1. Results for 2017 are restated for exited business activities which comprise our Experian Public Records business, divested in March 2018.

2. Total at constant exchange rates.

Income Statement and Earnings analysis

Year ended 31 March

2018
US$m

20171 
US$m

 

 

 

Benchmark EBIT from ongoing activities

1,290

1,197

EBIT - exited business activities

1

2

Benchmark EBIT

1,291

1,199

Net interest expense included in Benchmark PBT

(85)

(75)

Benchmark PBT

1,206

1,124

Amortisation of acquisition intangibles

(112)

(104)

Acquisition expenses 

(20)

(16)

Adjustment to fair value of contingent consideration

(3)

-

Fair value gain on step acquisition

4

-

Interest on uncertain tax provisions 

(20)

-

Financing fair value remeasurements

(4)

67

Exceptional items

(57)

-

Profit before tax

994

1,071

Group tax charge

(149)

(259)

Profit after tax

845

812

Benchmark earnings:

 

 

Benchmark PBT

1,206

1,124

Benchmark tax charge

(309)

(294)

Total Benchmark earnings

897

830

Benchmark earnings (owners of Experian plc)

897

831

Benchmark earnings (non-controlling interests)

-

(1)

Benchmark EPS (US cents)

97.8

88.4

Basic EPS (US cents) from continuing operations

92.1

86.5

Weighted average number of ordinary shares (million)

917

940

1. Results for 2017 are restated for exited business activities which comprise our Experian Public Records business, divested in March 2018.