Analyst consensus and coverage

Analyst Consensus: as of 28 February 2020 (to be updated)

Revenue ($m) 10,138 10,037         10,442 10,256 9,844         10,734
Adjusted EBITDA ($m) 854 847 860 895 854 925
Operating profit (before exceptional items)1 ($m) 426 382 496 475 440 511
Profit before tax ($m) 205 166 293 305 242 341
Adjusted diluted EPS 47.0c 40.0c 51.9c 55.1c 51.8c 58.2c  
  1. We have simplified our reporting metrics for reporting periods ended 30 June 2019 onwards. These changes align our principal reporting metrics with IFRS measures and facilitate comparison across peers.  There is no reduction in the level of accounting disclosure at the Wood or business unit level. At the Group level the results from joint ventures are accounted for in line with IFRS using the equity method and are no longer be reported on a proportionally consolidated basis. Wood’s primary reporting metrics are:

    - Revenue, aligned with the IFRS definition, i.e. on an equity consolidated basis, excluding joint ventures

    - Operating profit (pre-exceptional items)

    In addition, Adjusted EBITDA (pre-exceptional items, including joint ventures) is presented as an additional non-statutory /‘non-GAAP’ measure of profit. This is presented at the Group and Business Unit level to report underlying financial performance and facilitate comparison with peers.

    Adjusted Diluted EPS is also presented, defined as earnings before exceptional items and amortisation relating to acquisitions, net of tax, divided by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period. In contrast to previous reporting, the measure is stated before amortisation arising from acquisitions only and not amortisation relating to other intangibles such as software costs.
  2. IFRS 16 Leases became effective 1 January 2019. The most significant change for Wood is the accounting for property leases.  Rental charges which were previously recorded in operating costs in respect of these leases will now be replaced with depreciation and an interest charge. We have chosen to apply the modified retrospective approach on adoption of IFRS 16 and using this approach there is no restatement of 2018 comparatives in 2019.
  3. Consensus includes forecasts updated after Wood’s Trading Update issued on 16 January 2020 and includes forecasts that reflect our revised reporting metrics (set out in note 1) and the implemenation of IFRS 16. Consensus therefore includes the following organisations: Credit Suisse, Canaccord Genuity, Exane BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Kepler Cheuvreux, Numis and HSBC.

Analyst Coverage

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Vlad Sergievskii
Barclays Capital Mick Pickup
Berenberg Henry Tarr
Bernstein Nicholas Green
CanAccord Genuity Alex Brooks
Citigroup Michael Alsford
Credit Suisse David Farrell
Exane BNP Paribas Nick Konstantankis
Goldman Sachs Sahar Islam
HSBC Tarek Soliman
Investec Thomas Rands
Jefferies LLC Mark Wilson
J.P. Morgan Cazenove James Thompson
Kepler Cheuvreux Kévin Roger
Morgan Stanley Amy Sergeant
RBC Erwan
UBS Amy Wong

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