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Year to 31 March

Philip Harris slashed pre-tax profits to pounds 1.3m ( pounds 2m). EPS 8.1p (16.47p). Total dividend 6.85p.

IWP International pre-tax profits Ir pounds 15m (Ir pounds 11.8m). EPS 34.5p (31.9p). Total dividend 8p (7.2p).

Sterling Industries lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 4.7m ( pounds 3.7m). EPS rose to 12.06p (8.6p). Total dividend 6.3p (5.6p).

Total Systems fell to a pounds 142,000 ( pounds 833,000) pre-tax profit, hit by lower turnover of pounds 2.1m ( pounds 2.9m). No dividend (3p).

Six months to 31 March

Aukett Associates achieved a pounds 131,000 pre-tax profit (loss pounds 2.35m). EPS recovered to 0.86p (LPS 16.91p). No dividend.

City Site Estates lifted pre-tax profits from pounds 170,000 to pounds 312,000. LPS 1.6p (2.56p). No dividend.

LPA Industries incurred pounds 88,000 taxable loss. Dividend 0.8p (1.65p).

Polar increased pre-tax profits from pounds 490,000 to pounds 780,000. EPS 6.4p (4.1p). Dividend is 2.3p (2p).

Six months to 30 April

Eurotherm advanced from pounds 9.2m to pounds 12.1m. EPS 8.9p (6.8p). Dividend is 2p (1.75p).

Quality Care Homes maintained pre-tax profits at pounds 1.5m. EPS 7.99p (7.67p). Dividend is held at 1.5p.

Watson & Philip climbed to a pounds 5.1m ( pounds 4m) pre-tax profit despite a drop in sales from pounds 265.1m to pounds 218m. EPS 1p (8.1p). Dividend is 4.7p (4.4p).