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Note 4

For The Year Ended 31 March 2012

EARNINGS PER SHARE

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to the shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares on issue during the year. Diluted earnings per share is calculated by adjusting the weighted average number of shares outstanding to assume conversion of all potential dilutive ordinary shares.

GROUP PARENT
For the year ended 31 March 2012 Note 2012 2011 2012 2011
Profit attributable to the shareholders of the Company ($000)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (thousands) 6 131,652 112,369 133,553 107,133
Basic earnings per share (cents per share) 314,347 314,957 314,347 314,957
41.9 35.7 42.5 34.0
Profit attributable to the shareholders of the Company ($000)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue plus share options outstanding (thousands) 131,652 112,369 133,553 107,133
Diluted earnings per share (cents per share) 314,587 315,237 314,587 315,237
41.8 35.6 42.5 34.0
Underlying earnings after tax ($000)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (thousands) 135,460 116,458 133,134 112,589
Underlying earnings per share (cents per share) 314,347 314,957 314,347 314,957
Diluted underlying earnings per share (cents per share) 43.1 37.0 42.4 35.7
       
The share options outstanding referred to in the diluted earnings per share calculation relate to share options issued to certain employees.
         
Total net assets ($000) 1,571,331 1,418,491 1,390,234 1,172,978
Less intangible assets ($000) (45,895) (34,411) (45,895) (34,411)
Net tangible assets ($000) 1,525,436 1,384,080 1,344,339 1,138,567
Number of ordinary shares in issue (thousands) 314,016 314,679 314,016 314,679
Net tangible assets per share (dollars per share) 4.86 4.40 4.28 3.62