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  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Revenue £161.4m £186.5m £197.6m £209.0m £200.2m
GP margin 29.7% 31.1% 30.5% 30.0% 27.5%
Underlying operating profit* £16.8m £21.0m £22.7m £24.2m £18.1m
Underlying operating profit margin 10.4% 11.3% 11.5% 11.6% 9.0%
Operating profit £13.9m £17.9m £19.0m £17.1m £4.1m
Operating profit margin 8.6% 9.6% 9.6% 8.2% 2.0%
Underlying EBITDA* £18.2m £22.9m £24.7m £26.4m £23.5m
Underlying PBT* £16.0m £20.5m £22.2m £23.5m £17.1m
PBT £13.1m £17.3m £18.5m £16.4m £3.0m
ROCE % 18.5% 19.9% 20.1% 18.8% 12.0%
Total dividend per share 2.80p 3.50p 3.85p 4.25p 1.20p
Dividend increase % 33.3% 25.0% 10.0% 10.4% (71.8%)
Dividend cover 3.6× 3.7× 3.6× 3.4× 8.8×
Underlying diluted EPS* 9.99p 12.82p 13.78p 14.53p 10.54p
Diluted EPS 8.50p 10.40p 12.20p 9.90p (0.19)p
Adjusted net debt/(cash)^ £16.0m £6.4m £7.4m £14.2m £15.2m
Cash conversion % of underlying EBITDA* 88.9% 97.3% 68.1% 64.9% 95.9%
Share price at 31 March 127p 211p 255p 193p 95p

* Before separately disclosed items which are shown in the financial statements

^ Presented after adoption of IFRS16 Leases in FY2020. For underlying EBITDA and underlying EBITDA%, the impact has been an increase of £3.5m and 170bps at CER (before IFRS16: £20.0m and 10.0%) and £3.5m and 170bps at AER (before IFRS16: £20.0m and 10.0%). For ROCE the impact has been a reduction of 100bps (before IFRS16: 13.0%).

Investing for growth

Since 2016, the business has been carefully investing in plant & machinery to increase capacity & efficiency as well as into key personnel and processes to capitalise upon the opportunities for growth globally.

Project Atlas is a significant planned investment into the integration and development of the Group’s business platform and underlying processes. This project is considered an essential part of our ongoing growth plans, both organic and acquisitive, and will allow us to continue to meet the evolving needs of our multinational OEM customers.

The four key drivers for this investment are:

  1. Supporting our core strategy – underpinning our ongoing growth plans and allowing us to differentiate ourselves in our core markets
  2. Operational efficiencies and integration – driving efficiency gains, increased automation and lowering operational gearing to support our ongoing growth story
  3. Improving our management information and data management – leading to better decision making, more globalised supplier management and a more proactive approach to opportunities and challenges
  4. Building an adaptable, scalable, stable environment – flexible, rapidly deployable and widely supported systems and processes that will form the backbone of our growing global business

To read more view our Annual Report 2020