Company News in Brief

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Year ended 31 December

Antofagasta Holdings slipped to pounds 23.1m ( pounds 23.5m) pre-tax profits on pounds 86.7m ( pounds 72.1m). EPS 73.5p (60p). Total dividend is 21p (20p).

Avonmore Foods rose to Ir pounds 29.2m (Ir pounds 25m) profit. EPS 14.3p (Ir12.1p). Total dividend Ir3.55p (Ir3.3p).

Bourne End Properties reduced taxable losses from pounds 1.2m to pounds 55,000. LPS 0.4p (8.2p). Total dividend 1p.

Clyde Petroleum lowered taxable losses from pounds 41.1m to pounds 28.7m. LPS 6.2p (12.4p).

Derwent Valley boosted pre- tax profits from pounds 896,000 to pounds 2.5m. EPS 20.8p (10.2p). Total dividend is 9.1p (8.6p).

Law Debenture lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 6.7m ( pounds 6.2m). EPS 21.91p (20.07p). Total dividend 19.25p (18.25p).

Mayborn Group lifted profits to pounds 4.2m ( pounds 3.6m). EPS 14.3p (12.4p). Total dividend 5.7p (5p).

RPS Group advanced to pounds 825,000 ( pounds 727,000) pre-tax profit. EPS 4.87p (4.82p). Total dividend is 2.2p (2.2p).

Secure Trust, edged up to pounds 7.6m ( pounds 7.3m) pre-tax profit. EPS 35.8p (34.3p). Total dividend 15p (13.5p).

Try Group increased taxable losses to pounds 2.2m ( pounds 810,000). LPS 5.12p (4.23p). Total dividend is halved to 0.5p (1p).

UK Safety fell to pounds 1.6m ( pounds 3.6m) profit. EPS 5.7p (4.2p). Total dividend 2.6p.

World of Leather sank to pounds 121,000 taxable loss (profit pounds 44,000). LPS 2.44p (EPS 0.1p). No dividend.


Holders Technology increased pre-tax profits to pounds 446,000 ( pounds 394,000) for year to 30 November. EPS 9.23p (9.07p). Total dividend 6p.

Lincat Group achieved pounds 688,000 ( pounds 549,000) pre-tax profits for the six months to 31 December. EPS 6.6p (5.4p). Interim dividend is 2.2p (2p).

Trace Computers more than doubled pre-tax profits to pounds 216,000 ( pounds 105,000) in the six months to 30 November. EPS 1.22p (0.59p). Dividend 0.55p.

UDO Holdings rose to pounds 1.8m ( pounds 1.4m) pre-tax profit in the six months to 31 January. EPS 4.25p (3.22p). Dividend is 2.22p (2.07p).