2020
£000
2019
£000
2018
£000
2017
£000
2016
£000
Results
Revenue327,364274,917274,203262,224239,360
Underlying* operating profit (before JVs and associates)26,97823,25622,86619,61413,686
Underlying* profit before tax28,62124,71123,51219,84513,211
Non-underlying items before tax(2,808)(1,333)(1,790)(3,568)
Profit attributable to equity holders of Severfield plc20,41520,16218,14615,3298,600
Assets employed
Non-current assets203,783163,033154,510148,292149,265
Net current assets21,06833,13533,14728,39116,837
Non-current liabilities(41,176)(21,161)(18,660)(22,526)(17,896)
Net assets183,675175,007168,997154,157148,206
Key statistics
Earnings per share:
Basic — underlying*7.74p6.65p6.38p5.53p3.67p
Basic6.68p6.65p6.05p5.13p2.89p
Diluted — underlying*7.70p6.58p6.29p5.49p3.65p
Diluted6.64p6.58p5.97p5.09p2.87p
Dividends per share2.90p2.80p2.60p2.30p1.50p
Dividend cover (times) — underlying* basis2.72.52.62.42.4
Share price — high96.00p88.20p88.00p83.50p73.25p
Share price — low57.20p64.60p9.50p43.75p52.75p

*The basis of stating results on an underlying basis is set out in Our year in review. Dividend cover for the current year excludes the special dividend for the year ended 31 March 2020.