The allocation of cost of intangible assets over time.
An independent individual qualified to examine and provide an opinion on acompany’s financial and accounting records and supporting documents.
A statement of the assets and liabilities of an organisation at a point in time (the year end of the Kingston Communications Group is 31 March).
Cash flow statement
A summary of the money received and spent by the Group during the year.
Capital expenditure (capex)
Money spent to purchase new or upgrade existing physical assets such as equipment or property.
KCOM Group PLC.
Assets held by the Group other than for long term use such as stocks, debtors and cash.
The allocation of cost of an asset - such as equipment or property - because of general wear and tearover time.
The income from a share investment that is given to shareholders out of a company’s retained earnings.
Earnings/(loss) per share
This figure is calculated by dividing profits or losses attributable to members of the Company by the number of shares in issue.
EBITA (earnings before interest, tax and amortisation)
A measure of profitability which excludes the impact of amortisation charges arising on intangible assets.
EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation)
A measure of profitability, favoured by companies undergoing major investment programmes. It shows the profits before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation are deducted.
Transactions included in a company’s income statement, which are outside the ordinary course of business such as profit or losses on the sale of an operation or costs of a fundamental reorganisation.
Financial Reporting Council (Formerly known as Turnbull report)
A report giving guidance to company directors on implementing Stock Exchange rules on internal controls and risk management.
The difference between what a company pays for another company and the fair value of the acquired assets of that company.
KCOM Group PLC and all its operating businesses.
A financial document showing the income, expenses and net profit or loss generated by an organisation over a given period of time.
Items of value that cannot be physically touched, such as software, patents, licences or specific development costs.
Ownership interests held in other companies either for income or capital appreciation.
The principal type of shares bought by investors, and representing part ownership of a company.
Items of value owned by a company that contribute to the regular income from its operations.
Amounts payable to suppliers and other organisations providing services to the Group.
Property, plant and equipment
A long-term asset held for business use such as property, network and exchange equipment.
Amounts which we have billed customers but not yet received.
The final result for the year, after deducting tax, minority interests and dividends, which is then added (or taken away if it is a loss) to total equity at the end of the year.
Network technology that allows the transmission of large amounts of data.
Technology that enables faster internet access, and as a result allows services such as interactive digital TV, video conferencing and video.
Data and voice communications carried over a single IP network.
Information sent across communications networks from computer to computer.
Intelligent network (IN)
A network that allows the fast and flexible introduction of new services and customisation capabilities for users of that network.
IP (Internet Protocol)
A standard specification for transmitting voice and data over the internet.
ISP (Internet Service Provider)
A company which provides users with access to the internet.
A reliable, dedicated network connection offered at various speeds depending on the customer’s requirements.
Fixed line or mobile telephone calls.
Years of service to businesses and public
Total employees within the KCOM Group