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Gieves Group made pounds 1.4m pre-tax profit (loss pounds 5m) in year to 31 January. Total dividend is 1p.

Parkside Intl rose to pounds 1.8m ( pounds 1.6m) pre-tax profit in year to 28 February. EPS 7.9p (8.1p). No dividend.

Year to 31 March

Alba advanced to pounds 7m ( pounds 5.05m) pre-tax profit. EPS 12.11p (8.32p). Total dividend is 5p (4.85p).

Cranswick made pounds 2.3m ( pounds 2.2m) pre-tax profit. EPS 12p (13.2p). Total dividend 8.25p (8p).

Macdonald Martin Distilleries rose to pounds 5m ( pounds 4.35m) pre-tax profit. Total dividend on 'A' shares 9.68p and 4.84p on 'B'.

Southnews lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 1.7m ( pounds 1.6m). EPS 7.6p (6.59p). Total dividend 2.95p (2.1p).

Six months to 31 March

Acatos & Hutcheson lifted pre- tax profits to pounds 5.6m ( pounds 5.1m). EPS 11.4p (10.4p). Dividend 3.5p (3p).

Archer Group reduced taxable losses to pounds 426,000 ( pounds 553,000). LPS 1p (1.3p). Dividend held at 0.5p.

Everards Brewery boosted profits to pounds 1.5m ( pounds 539,000). EPS 48.3p (23p). No dividend.

Fenchurch's maiden profit was pounds 3.5m. Dividend is 2.6p.

McLeod Russel increased pre-tax profits to pounds 2.1m ( pounds 1.9m). EPS 2.81p (3.01p). Dividend held at 2.75p.

Perpetual tripled pre-tax profits to pounds 16.5m ( pounds 5.1m). EPS 43.6p (13.28p). Dividend is 10p (1.8p).

Quadramatic lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 3.7m ( pounds 1.6m). EPS 6.7p (5.1p). Dividend is 2.5p (1p).

Tunstall Group advanced to pounds 3.4m ( pounds 3.2m) pre-tax profit. EPS 7p (6.6p). Dividend is 1.35p (2.5p).

Warner Estate eased to pounds 3.7m ( pounds 3.8m) pre-tax profit. EPS 5.24p (5.37p). Dividend is 3.85p (3.65p).

Six months to 31 January

J Smart & Co made pounds 790,000 ( pounds 1m) pre-tax profit. EPS 5.25p (6.91p). Dividend is held at 2.3p.

Villiers Group cut taxable losses to pounds 1.15m ( pounds 2.8m). LPS 2.25p (5.48p). No dividend.