Share
capital
£000
Share premium
£000
Other
reserve
£000
Merger relief reserve
£000
Retained
earnings
£000
Total
equity
£000
Balance at 1 January 201721,53946,8807,06975,488
Profit for the year3,9033,903
Total comprehensive income for the year3,9033,903
Transactions with owners
Issue of share capital4,8705,49010,360
Share options issued as consideration187187
Share options – cost3333
Share options – granted to subsidiary employees(175)(175)
Equity dividends paid (note H)(2,877)(2,877)
Total transactions with owners4,8705,490187(3,019)7,518
Balance at 1 January 201826,40952,3701877,95386,919
Profit for the year3,3333,333
Total comprehensive income for the year3,3333,333
Transactions with owners
Issue of share capital4,0518,42312,473
Merger relief arising on shares issued in consideration for acquisition of an indirect subsidiary382382
Share options – granted to subsidiary employees(564)(564)
Equity dividends paid (note H)(3,558)(3,558)
Total transactions with owners4,0518,423382(4,122)8,733
Balance at 31 December 201830,46060,7931873827,16398,985