Overview of Johnson Matthey's performance in 2015/16 including sales, underlying operating profit, return on capital and underlying earnings per share

Sales

Johnson Matthey made sales excluding precious metal (sales) of £3.18 billion in the year ended 31st March 2016 split across five global divisions.

sales by division

Underlying operating profit

Johnson Matthey's underlying operating profit for the year ended 31st March 2016 was £450.8 million.


Emission Control Technologies

272.2


Process Technologies

73.6


Precious Metal Products

66.3


Fine Chemicals

82.3


New Businesses

(17.9)


Corporate

(25.7)


Total

450.8


Strong return on capital

We are committed to a target return on invested capital (ROIC) of 20% for the group. We will continually seek to improve the group's returns but not at the expense of the long term future of the group. We will continue to invest in our businesses across the world, and we will also target appropriate acquisitions.

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Underlying EPS growth

The company is focused on delivering double digit growth in earnings per share (EPS) through strong organic growth – selective mergers and acquisitions could help to accelerate this growth further.

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