Chieftain Group, the insulation and fireproofing company, revealed taxable losses of pounds 481,000 (profit pounds 620,000) for the half-year to 30 June. It was hit by a pounds 990,000 provision against the effect of the appointment of receivers to Swan Hunter Shipbuilders, an important client. LPS 3.76p (EPS 4.85p). Dividend was cut to 1.5p (2.1p).
Year to 31 March
Williamson Tea achieved pounds 6.2m ( pounds 3.7m) pre-tax profit, boosted by firmer tea prices. It said a shortfall in world tea crops pushed prices up. Earnings per share were 109.74p (37.78p). Total dividend is 22.5p (20p).
Prior, the property trader, recovered from a pounds 5.2m taxable loss to pounds 347,000 pre-tax profit. EPS 1.23p (loss 18.14p). No dividend.Reuse content