|Half year to 30 June|
Aerospace, Defence & Energy (ADE)
Revenues for the ADE business were £136.1m in the six months to June 2017 compared with £121.9m in 2016, an increase of 11.6%. At constant exchange rates revenues increased 2.1%.
Headline operating profit1 was £30.7m (2016: £27.4m), an increase of 12.0%, including a 9.9% increase resulting from favourable foreign currency movements. The headline operating margin increased slightly from 22.5% to 22.6%.
Net capital expenditure was £10.8m (2016: £10.3m), representing a spend rate of 1.0 times depreciation (2016: 1.0 times). The Group continued to invest in additional aerospace capacity, with investments in new facilities in Poland and France, and expansion of existing facilities in the UK.
Average capital employed for the period was £258.3m (2016: £242.7m).
Automotive & General Industrial (AGI)
Revenues for the AGI business were £209.6m in the first half of 2017, compared with £169.1m in 2016, an increase of 24.0%. Revenues increased 12.8% at constant exchange rates.
Headline operating profit1 was £36.9m (2016: £27.9m), an increase of 32.3%, including an 11.5% increase due to favourable foreign currency movements. Headline operating margin improved from 16.5% to 17.6%.
Net capital expenditure was £16.2m (2016: £16.6m) representing a spend rate of 0.9 times depreciation (2016: 1.1 times). This included further investments in Mexico and Czech Republic. The Group continues to invest in its Specialist Technologies and other high value-added processes in developed markets.
Average capital employed for the period was £372.6m (2016: £325.8m).
- Headline operating profit is reconciled to operating profit in note 2. Bodycote plants do not exclusively supply services to customers of a given market sector (see note 2).