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MR-Data Management fell to pounds 2.7m (pounds 4m) pre-tax profit in the six months to 31 December. EPS 3.21p (4.89p). Dividend 2.076p (1.73p).

Year ended 31 December

Wates announced worse than expected pre-tax profits of pounds 113,000 (loss pounds 74.9m), reflecting the continuing fall in rents during 1993. No dividend was declared.

Burnfield fell to pounds 776,000 (pounds 2.7m) pre-tax profit. EPS 1.4p (6.5p). Total dividend 2.5p (5.75p).

Claremont Garments lifted pre-tax profits from pounds 8.5m to pounds 11.5m helped by a jump in sales to pounds 114.4m (pounds 81.5m). EPS 19.1p (16.4p). Total dividend 8.1p (7.25p).

Expamet Intl made pounds 17,000 profit (loss pounds 20.6m). LPS 0.75p (32.5p). Total dividend 2.5p (3.25p).

Gibbs & Dandy achieved pounds 852,000 pre-tax profit (loss pounds 124,000). EPS 7.4p (LPS 1.4p). Dividend 2.5p.

Instem advanced pre-tax profits to pounds 1m (pounds 575,000). EPS 14.8p (8.5p). Total dividend is held at 3.1p.

Linread rose to pounds 857,000 (pounds 697,000) pre-tax profit. EPS 3.88p (2.21p). Total dividend 3.92p (3.75p).

Magellan Industries increased taxable losses to pounds 1.25m (pounds 511,000). LPS 4.7p (2p). Total dividend 4p.

Plantsbrook raised pre-tax profits to pounds 12m (pounds 9.05m). EPS 8.46p (6.78p). Total dividend 2.3p.

Sunleigh made pounds 208,000 pre-tax profit (loss pounds 557,000). EPS 0.05p (LPS 0.86p). No dividend.