James Finlay yesterday appointed Sir Alick Rankin as a non-executive director and announced higher pre- tax profits of pounds 13.8m ( pounds 10.1m) for the year ended 31 December on pounds 184.4m ( pounds 165.2m) turnover. Eps 5p (4.7p). Total dividend is held at 4.15p.
TJ Hughes edged pre-tax profits ahead from pounds 1.5m to pounds 1.6m for the year to 31 January. Eps 5.45p (5.2p). Dividend is 2.5p (2.3p).
Shaftesbury boosted pre-tax profits from pounds 344,000 to pounds 1.3m in the six months to 31 March, helped by a pounds 151,000 gain from the disposal of properties and a fall in interest charges to pounds 1.4m ( pounds 2.1m). Eps 3.5p (1.2p). No dividend.
Warner Howard achieved pounds 6.8m ( pounds 5.9m) pre-tax profit for the year to 28 February despite a fall in turnover to pounds 22.2m ( pounds 23.2m). Eps 21.07p (17.31p). Total dividend 7.31p (6.5p).