Highlights

9%

Revenue up 9% to £311.4 million (2016: £281.6 million)

19%

Underlying operating profit up 19% to £207.2 million (2016: £171.3 million)

18%

Reported operating profit up 18% to £203.1 million (2016: £169.6 million)

15.64p

Basic EPS from continuing operations of 15.64p per share (2016: 12.67p)

18%

Operating cash flow up 18% to £212.9m (2016: £180.1m)

1.6x

Net external debt down £37.6m to £355.0m (2016: £392.6m), representing a reduction in leverage to 1.6x (2016: 2.2x)

-2%

Number of retailer forecourts advertising on the Auto Trader marketplace down 2% at 13,296 (2016: 13,514 )

1.1%

Average Revenue Per Retailer forecourt (ARPR) per month up to £1,546 (2016: £1,384)

2%

Advert views per month increased by 2% to 247 million (2016: 243 million)