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Preliminary Results Announcement for the year ended 31 December 2016

Posted: 27 Feb 17

Keller Group plc (“Keller” or “the Group”), the world’s largest geotechnical contractor, announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

  FY 2016
FY 2015
% change Constant
% change
Revenue 1,780.0 1,562.4 +14% +3%
Underlying EBITDA1 158.6 155.5 +2% -9%
Underlying operating profit1 95.3 103.4 -8% -18%
Underlying profit before tax1 85.1 95.7 -11% -21%
Underlying earnings per share1 75.9p 86.4p -12% -22%
Total dividend per share 28.5p 27.1p +5% n/a
Statutory operating profit 85.2 64.7 +32% +16%
Statutory profit before tax 73.9 56.3 +31% +14%
Statutory earnings per share 65.7p 35.5p +85% +60%

1 Before pre-tax non-underlying items of £11.2m (2015: £39.4m). Details of the non-underlying items are set out in note 5 of the consolidated financial information.

For further information, please contact:

Keller Group plc
James Hind, Finance Director
Gordon Simpson, Theo Hildebrand
020 7616 7575

020 7251 3801

A presentation for analysts will be held at 9.30am at One Moorgate Place - Chartered Accountants Hall, 1 Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA
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Notes to Editors:

Keller is the world’s largest geotechnical contractor, providing technically advanced geotechnical solutions to the construction industry. With annual revenue of around £1.8bn, Keller has approximately 10,000 staff world-wide.

Keller is the clear market leader in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa; it has prime positions in most established European markets and a strong profile in many developing markets.

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Keller is in over 40 countries across six continents

From our history


Keller is established


Keller acquired Hayward Baker (US)


Keller IPO on London Stock Exchange


Acquired Mckinney (US)


Acquired Piling Contractors (Australia)


c.10,000 employees, Acquired Bencor (North America) and Austral (Australia)