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Championing the Specialist

Read about the Group's latest business developments and financial highlights, and learn more about our markets, brands and colleagues in the Informa 2019 Annual Report, Championing the Specialist.

Chairman's Introduction

Consistency and Performance

It is a great pleasure to address Informa shareholders after another busy and productive year for the Group.

There were many highlights, not least the successful completion of the Accelerated Integration Plan, which saw Informa fully combine the UBM portfolio acquired in 2018 into the Group.

Read Derek Mapp's introduction

Group Chief Executive Review

Growth and Specialisation

The Knowledge and Information economy is an exciting and, we believe, a potentially rewarding market to be in, and we have a range of powerful brands that provide knowledge to customers in specialist markets.

Since 2014, we have been progressively strengthening the business, enhancing products, championing customers and delivering improving and consistent performance.

Read Stephen Carter's review

The Heart of Informa

Our colleagues and culture are the real heart of Informa.

Find out about Informa's newly updated purpose and principles, and read more about day-to-day life in the company and the way we work with our customers and partners. 

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2019 Financial Highlights

Over the last six years, we have progressively been building a business capable of delivering consistent growth and predictable performance.

In 2019, we continued to make good progress in this respect, reporting a sixth consecutive year of growth in revenue, adjusted operating profit, adjusted earnings, free cash flow and dividends.

Our focus on costs, along with operating synergies from the Accelerated Integration Plan, lifted adjusted operating profit. Free cash flow exceeded £700m and leverage reduced compared with 2018. 

Explore 2019 Informa Group Highlights

£2,890m
Revenue
3.5%
Underlying revenue growth
£538m
Operating profit
£933m
Adjusted operating profit
£722m
Free cash flow
51.3p
Earnings per share

Working in specialist markets

Business Model

Informa works in the growing Knowledge and Information Economy and in a range of specialist customer markets.

Our business model draws on the strengths of our talent, brands and relationships to deliver business growth and benefits for our colleagues, customers, business partners, shareholders and communities.

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Risk Management

To support the Company’s growth and culture, we aim to identify and understand business risks as fully as possible, be conscious about the risks we choose to take, develop effective ways to address them and clearly articulate how risk is managed. 

Our Board plays an important role in effective risk management and it formally sets out our appetite and tolerance for risk.

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Championing the specialist

Previous Annual Reports

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

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2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

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2016 Annual Report

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