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ABI Leisure, caravan maker, rose to pounds 2.8m ( pounds 2.3m) pre-tax profit for the year to 31 August. EPS 7p (5.8p). Total dividend is held at 2.51p.

Concentric, industrial products maker, achieved pounds 9.4m ( pounds 8.25m) pre-tax profit for the year to 30 September. EPS 12.03p (11.63p). Total dividend is 5.86p (5.59p).

Dunedin Worldwide Inv Trust is to pay a final dividend of 7.1p, making 9.5p total payout for the year to 31 October. Net asset value per share 843.5p (603.3p).

Warnford Investments made pounds 3.5m ( pounds 3.7m) pre-tax profit in the half-year to 30 June. EPS 6.01p (6.35p). Dividend is held at 2.75p.

Six months to 30 September

Alba, electrical goods maker, lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 1.6m ( pounds 1.2m). EPS 2.63p (1.82p). Dividend is 1p.

Kewill, accountancy software designer, saw pre-tax profits jump from pounds 241,000 to pounds 1.9m after the sale of its loss-making German subsidiary, Weigang. EPS 10.1p (LPS 3.6p). No dividend.

Caledonia Investments, investment holding group, increased pre- tax profits to pounds 25m ( pounds 19.3m). EPS 18.9p (14p). Dividend 5.4p (5p).

ML Holdings, the engineer, turned around from pounds 1.5m taxable losses to pounds 2.1m pre-tax profit. EPS 1.1p (LPS 2.6p). No dividend.

Osborne & Little achieved pounds 947,000 pre-tax profit (loss pounds 802,000). EPS 9.33p (LPS 13.48p). Dividend is 2.5p (2p).

Platignum, stationery and furniture maker, boosted pre-tax profits to pounds 398,000 ( pounds 69,000). EPS 1.74p (0.28p). Dividend is 0.28p (0.25p).

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