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41. Earnings per share

41.1 Basic earnings per share

41.1 Basic earnings per share

2020

2019

From continuing operations

3.87

4.22

From discontinued operations

0

0.01

Basic earnings per share

3.87

4.23

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year, excluding ordinary shares purchased by the Company and held as treasury shares.