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Five Year
Summary

Five Year summary
All figures in millions 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Sales
Continuing operations 3,540 4,075 4,172 3,879 3,729
Discontinued operations 334 150 148 169 190
  3,874 4,225 4,320 4,048 3,919
Sales - underlying movement % 11 0 6 (4) 3
Sales - constant exchange rate movement % - - - (2) 4
Adjusted operating profit*
Pearson Education 237 274 326 313 293
FT Group 62 49 51 58 86
The Penguin Group 79 80 87 91 54
Continuing operations 378 403 464 462 433
Adjusted operating profit - underlying movement % - (2) 18 0 7
Adjusted operating profit - constant exchange
rate movement %
- - - 5 5
Adjusted eps* 30.6p 21.4p 30.3p 32.0p 30.0p
Dividends per share 21.4p 22.3p 23.4p 24.2p 25.4p
Net assets 4,331 3,920 3,468 3,088 2,816
Deferred taxation (295) (272) (174) (145) (165)
Provisions for liabilities and charges 257 239 165 152 123
Net debt (excluding finance leases) 2,301 2,379 1,408 1,361 1,206
Capital employed 6,594 6,266 4,867 4,456 3,980
Operating free cash flow per share* 23.0p 29.6p 38.3p 26.4p 35.4p
Total free cash flow per share* 2.5p 17.6p 27.0p 24.2p 36.2p
Return on invested capital %* 4.9 4.6 6.0 6.3 6.2

*Before goodwill charge, integration costs and non operating items.

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