COMPANIES IN BRIEF

Leeds Group, (textiles) reported an increase in pre-tax profits from pounds 3.4m to pounds 3.6m in the six months to 31 March. Turnover rose from pounds 26.4m to pounds 31.1m. Earnings per share were 8.3p (8p). Interim dividend is 2.2p (2.1p).

Quadramatic (coin-handling equipment manufacturers) announced a rise in pre-tax profits to pounds 4.87m (pounds 3.72m) in the six months to 31 March. Turnover increased to pounds 22.9m (pounds 17.6m). Earnings per share were 8.0p (6.7p). Interim dividend is 3.2p (2.5p).

Rodime (hard disk technology) reported a taxable loss of $1.9m (loss $5.3m) in the six months to 31 March. Loss per share was 1.5c (loss l3.7c). No dividend.

TBI (property) saw a fall in pre-tax profits from pounds 22.5m to pounds 4.13m in the 12 months to 31 March. Turnover rose from pounds 3.3m to pounds 17.6m. Earnings per share were 3.09p (18.42p). Final and total dividend is 0.18p (0p).

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