Admiral Taverns has reported absolute growth in turnover, operating profit and EBITDA for the first time in eight years.
The company, which has a portfolio of nearly 1,000 pubs, said that turnover was up 2.2% to £78.4m for the 52 weeks to 30 May 2015 (2014: £76.7m).
Operating profit for the period grew sharply, up 82.4% to £24.9m (2014: £13.6m), while underlying EBITDA rose 5.3% to £24.9m (2014: £23.6m).
Kevin Georgel, chief executive of Admiral Taverns, commented: "The last six years marks a transformational period for Admiral Taverns. Following a restructuring of the businesses in 2009, the group's management team was strengthened and a new strategy outlined to develop and maintain a sustainable, well invested estate of freehold pubs at the heart of their local communities."
He added: "Our strategy has remained unapologetically consistent and, despite the challenges presented to the industry by impending government legislation, we remain passionately committed to being the best operator of wet-led community pubs in the sector."
The company credited its strong performance to its continued focus on three core objectives: improving the performance of its core estate, disposal of unsustainable pubs, and development of team and organisation to deliver growth opportunities.