To measure progress on delivering our purpose and creating value for our stakeholders, we monitor and measure our performance against each of the stakeholder groups that we create value for.

Operational performance

Financial performance

Revenue for the year to 31 March 2022 increased by 3 per cent, mainly driven by higher non-household consumption as business activity has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

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Year ended 31 March
Continuing operations
Reported operating profit610.0602.1630.3634.9636.4
Underlying operating profit610.0602.1732.1677.6639.1
Reported profit before tax439.9551.0303.2436.2432.1
Underlying profit before tax309.1460.0534.8500.9411.0
Reported profit after taxation(56.8)453.4106.8363.4354.6
Underlying profit after tax367.0383.0486.3449.5389.6
Reported earnings per share (basic)(8.3)p66.5p15.7p53.3p52.0p
Underlying earnings per share53.8p56.2p71.3p65.9p57.1p
Dividend per ordinary share43.50p43.24p42.06p41.28p38.73p
Non-current assets13,823.213,166.213,215.712,466.411,853.6
Current Assets613.81,012.9828.4721.41,149.9
Total assets14,437.014,179.114,044.113,187.813,003.5
Non-current liabilities(10,791.5)(10,152.6)(9,877.3)(9,025.0)(8,911.1)
Current liabilities(994.8)(1,204.7)(1,052.0)(1,141.6)
Total liabilities(11,479.6)(11,148.1)(11,082.0)(10,077.0)(10,052.6)
Total net assets and shareholders' equity2,957.43,031.02,962.13,110.82,950.9
Net cash generated from operating activities934.4859.4810.3832.3815.6
Net cash used in investing activities(639.7)(549.3)(593.9)(627.7)(723.2)
Net cash (used in)/generated from financing activities(809.7)(89.7)(27.8)(377.4)184.7
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents(513.5)220.4188.6(172.8)277.1
Net debt7,570.07,305.87,227.56,990.46,816.8
RCV gearing(1) (%)61%62%61%60%61%
  1. Regulatory capital value (RCV) gearing is calculated as group net debt (see the notes to our financial statements, note A2), divided by the RCV expressed in out-turn prices, of United Utilities Water Limited.

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