Finsbury Trust is to pay a 2p final dividend, maintaining the total payout at 3.2p for the year to 31 March. Income from investments in the UK fell to pounds 949,000 (pounds 1.1m), while income from overseas improved. Net asset value per share grew to 181.1p (128.7p).
Barlo Group, maker of central heating radiators and industrial plastics, announced a 93 per cent increase in operating profits to Ir pounds 9m (Ir pounds 4.7m) on turnover up from Ir pounds 49.7m to Ir pounds 97.3m. Pre-tax profits were virtually doubled from Ir pounds 3.9m to Ir pounds 7.8m for the year to 31 March, and included a nine-month contribution from Veha, a Belgian radiator company acquired in July last year. Earnings per share rose to Ir5.11p (Ir3.65p). Final dividend is Ir0.6p, making Ir1p (0.5p).Reuse content