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Note 4: 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
Note 2013
$000
2012
$000
2013
$000
2012
$000
Profit attributable to the shareholders of the Company ($000) 123,351 131,652 120,825 133,553
Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (thousands) 314,347 314,347 314,347 314,347
Basic earnings per share (cents per share) 39.2 41.9 38.4 42.5
Profit attributable to the shareholders of the Company ($000) 123,351 131,652 120,825 133,553
Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue plus share
options outstanding (thousands)
314,347 314,587 314,347 314,587
Diluted earnings per share (cents per share) 39.2 41.8 38.4 42.5
The share options outstanding referred to in the diluted earnings per share calculation relate to share options issued to certain employees.