Company News in Brief

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Radio Clyde, the broadcaster, almost tripled taxable profits to pounds 3m ( pounds 1.1m) for the year to 30 September on turnover up from pounds 12.9m to pounds 14.6m. Earnings per share are 24.7p (5p). Final dividend is 6p, making 9.5p (8.5p).

Richards, carpets and clothes maker, reduced taxable losses from pounds 2m to pounds 71,000 in the year to 30 September. Earnings per share are 0.54p (LPS 5.33p). Final dividend is 1.93p, making 3p (4p). Previous year's figures have been restated under the FRS3 accounting standard.

Mining & Allied Supplies, the bearings and power transmission parts supplier, cut pre-tax losses from pounds 189,000 to pounds 21,000 in the year to 30 September. Loss per share worsened from 0.3p to 0.5p. Total dividend is 0.75p (0.5p).

Brasway, the tube and hydraulic hose end fitting maker, lifted pre-tax profits from pounds 330,000 to pounds 420,000 in the six months to 31 October. Earnings per share are 0.36p (0.28p). Dividend is held at 0.24p.

Hardys & Hansons, the brewer and wines and spirits retailer, edged pre-tax profits ahead to just over pounds 7m ( pounds 6.9m) in the year to 30 September. Earnings per share improved to 18.93p (18.65p). Final dividend is 5.5p, making 8.5p (7.9p).

Norbain Electronics, the closed-circuit video and security equipment maker and supplier, advanced from pounds 224,000 to pounds 724,000 pre-tax profit in the six months to 31 October, helped by a sharp rise in turnover to pounds 15.75m ( pounds 7.6m). Earnings per share are 6.69p (2.16p). No dividend.

Unidare, the electrical components and appliances group, rose to Ir pounds 4.5m (Ir pounds 3.3m) pre- tax profit in the nine months to 30 September. Earnings per share Ir19.45p (Ir30.61p). Total dividend Ir10.1p.