Company News in Brief

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Six months to 30 September

Debenham Tewson & Chinnocks, the property adviser, increased pre-tax profits to pounds 940,000 (pounds 730,000). The dividend is raised to 1.2p (1p).

Etonbrook Properties, the developer and trader, was unable to pay an interim dividend following a sharp fall in pre-tax profit to pounds 74,000 (pounds 300,000).

McKay Securities, the property investor and trader, more than halved pre-tax profits to pounds 877,000 (pounds 2m). No dividend (3.2p).

Raglan Property Trust cut pre-tax losses to pounds 564,000 (pounds 685,000 loss). No dividend.

Prior, the property trader, deepened pre-tax losses from pounds 411,000 to pounds 467,000.

Wiggins Group, the property developer, sharply reduced pre-tax losses to pounds 359,000 (pounds 1.8m loss) on lower sales of pounds 1.25m (pounds 5.2m).

Ensor Holdings, the vehicle and building products supplier, plunged to pounds 2.1m pre-tax loss (pounds 294,000 loss).

Stonehill Holdings, the home furniture distributor and property investor, revealed a smaller taxable loss of pounds 171,000 (pounds 290,000 loss). No dividend.

Wintrust, the merchant banker, eased to pounds 1m (pounds 1.5m) pre-tax profit. Dividend is held at 3p.

Six months to 31 October

Brandon Hire, the tool, furniture and catering equipment hirer, almost tripled pre-tax profits to pounds 61,000 (pounds 23,000). There was no dividend (0.1p).

Wholesale Fittings, distributor of wholesale electricals, made pounds 934,000 (pounds 1.2m) pre-tax profit. Dividend is held at 3.23p.


Goodhead Group, the printer, publisher and paper trader, fell to pounds 314,000 (pounds 429,000) pre-tax profit in the six months to 30 November. No dividend.

Sheafbank Property Trust reduced pre-tax losses to pounds 334,000 (pounds 993,000 loss) for the 15 months to 30 June. Final is 0.1p, making 0.2p.

Greenfriar Investment declared a 4.25p final dividend payout, making a higher total of 6.35p (6.1p) for the year ended 31 December.