Explaura Holdings, the limestone aggregate producer, managed to reduce taxable losses from pounds 1.7m to pounds 1.1m in the half year to 30 June. The group said it was tackling the problem of sales, which fell to pounds 585,000 ( pounds 1.1m). Loss per share 0.72p (1.15p).
Fogarty, the home furnishing products maker, achieved pounds 54,000 pre-tax profit (loss pounds 2.7m) in the year to 30 September.
Umeco, which makes products for the aerospace industry, lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 154,000 ( pounds 53,000) in the six months to 30 September. Earnings per share 1.1p (0.6p). Dividend is held at 0.75p.