Key facts and figures about Johnson Matthey

Performance Highlights

Performance highlights

Johnson Matthey delivered an improving performance in 2016/17, with stronger second half and full year results in line with expectations.

Swipe through to see performance highlights for 2016/17.



  • Sales excluding precious metals of £3,578 million
  • Profit before tax of £481.7 million
  • Earnings per share of 209.1 pence
  • Ordinary dividend per share of 75.0 pence


  • Average number of employees:
    12,214, -2%
  • Voluntary employee turnover:
    8.9%, +29%
  • Lost Time Injury and Illness1:
    0.49, +32%
  • Occupational illnesses:
    1.00 per 1,000, +11%

1 Per 200,000 working hours in a rolling year.



  • Carbon footprint
    509 thousand tonnes CO 2 equivalent, +6%
  • Energy consumption
    5,136 thousands GJ, +1%
  • Waste to landfill
    6,894 tonnes, +253%
  • Water withdrawal
    2,643 thousand cubic metres, +1%
Robert quote

Chief Executive statement

This has been a year of further progress; strengthening our business, implementing our strategy and delivering financial results in line with expectations.

Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive

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Key facts

Key facts
3 billion

Research and development expenditure

Delivering Superior Value

excluding precious metals

Sales by Area of Beneficial Impact

Lost time injury and illness rate
per 200,000 working hours in a rolling year

Safety is our priority

Global reach

We have a significant global presence in over 30 countries

This improves our access to high growth potential markets. We meet our customers' needs from our 43 major manufacturing sites across all regions. We invest in our global footprint to ensure we are best positioned to serve our customers and serve future demand in our markets. We employ around 13,000 1 people worldwide.