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Year ended 31 December

Henry Boot & Sons increased pre-tax profits to pounds 7.1m (pounds 6.8m). Earnings per share 18.9p (18.4p). Final dividend is 4.3p, making 5.9p (5.4p).

Dencora incurred pounds 936,000 pre-tax loss (profit pounds 404,000), hit by a sharp decline in turnover from pounds 36.2m to pounds 20.6m. Loss per share is 7.1p (EPS 3.1p). Total dividend is 3p (5.5p).

Barlows deepened pre-tax losses from pounds 339,000 to pounds 654,000. Loss per share worsened from 0.77p to 2.65p. Total dividend is 0.825p (2.475p).

Bourne End Properties cut pre-tax loss to pounds 1.1m (pounds 1.4m). Loss per share 11.2p (13.7p). Dividend held at 1p.

Havelock Europa deepened pre-tax losses from pounds 2.5m to pounds 3.1m. Loss per share 15.4p (10.2p). No dividend.

Year to 31 January

Forward Group boosted pre-tax profits to pounds 1.2m (pounds 622,000). Earnings per share slipped to 11.06p (15.69p). Final dividend is 2p, making 3.3p (2.5p).

William Jacks reduced pre-tax losses to pounds 417,000 (pounds 850,000). Loss per share is cut to 5.48p (6.64p). No dividend.


Regina reversed pounds 457,000 taxable loss to make pounds 143,000 for six months to 28 February. Earnings per share 0.09p (LPS 0.34p). No dividend.

Beckenham Group incurred pounds 5.9m (pounds 4.7m) pre-tax loss for year to 31 October. Turnover fell to pounds 34.1m (pounds 47.1m). Loss per share is 11.4p (11p). No dividend.