Charts 2008 - 2017
This section gives figures for the years 2008 - 2017, expressed in graphical form.
Figures & trends
The charts give figures and trends for the years 2008 - 2017 expressed in graphical form including segmental information on sales and operating profits, financing ratios, capital and information related to our shares including market capitalisation and distribution of shares.
All graphs and tables in this document are based on the total business and are at average current exchange rates applicable in each year, except where otherwise stated.
Our accounting policies are based on International Financial Reporting Standards (lFRS) as adopted by the European Union (EU), and on United Kingdom and Dutch law. They are also in accordance with IFRS as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Certain measures used in our reporting are not defined under IFRS. For further information about these measures, and the reasons why we believe they are important for an understanding of the performance of the business, please refer to our Annual Report and Accounts for 2017.