Abbey, the housebuilder, reported a pre-tax profit of Ir pounds 501,000 in the six months to 31 October (Ir pounds 367,000). However, earnings per share fell from 0.63p to 0.43p. The pre-tax figure was struck after a Ir pounds 1m interim provision for a write-down of group properties and land at the year-end.
Reg Vardy, the motor dealer, reported a profit before tax of pounds 1.86m in the six months to 31 October. This compared with pounds 2.02m last time. Earnings per share fell from 4.22p to 3.01p but the interim dividend is held at 1.3p.Reuse content