12. Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share amounts are calculated by dividing the total comprehensive income for the year attributable to ordinary equity holders of the Company by the weighted average number of fully paid ordinary shares outstanding during the year.

The following income and share data was used in the basic earnings per share computations:

Underlying
earnings before
exceptional and
other items
2014
£'000
Underlying
earnings before
exceptional and
other items
2013
£'000
Total
earnings
2014
£'000
Total
earnings
2013
£'000
Total comprehensive income attributable to equity holders of the Company2,2592,1762,1371,885
2014
No.
2013
No.
2014
No.
2013
No.
Basic weighted average number of shares20,824,93120,732,63620,824,93120,732,636
Dilutive potential ordinary shares126,980124,519126,980124,519
20,951,91120,857,15520,951,91120,857,155
Earnings per share:
Basic10.8p10.5p10.3p9.1p
Fully diluted10.8p10.4p10.2p9.0p