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A Beckman, the textiles and property trader, fell to pounds 790,000 (pounds 903,000) pre-tax profit for the year to 30 June. EPS 4.7p (5.2p). Total dividend is 3.58p (4.78p).

Half-year to 30 June

James Crean, the Dublin-based holding company, eased to Ir pounds 7.7m (Ir pounds 7.8m) pre-tax profit. EPS Ir12.8p (Ir12.5p). Dividend is Ir5.635p.

Doeflex, the plastic materials maker, slipped to pounds 725,000 (pounds 876,000), despite a 24 per cent rise in turnover to pounds 15.9m (pounds 12.8m). Higher raw material prices were partly to blame for a 12 per cent fall in trading profits. EPS 5.2p (7p). The dividend is held at 1.6p.

Johnston Group Cleaners reduced pre-tax losses from pounds 765,000 to pounds 393,000. LPS 4.62p (7.52p). Dividend is 1p (2.25p).

Eidos, the computer and video editing equipment maker, incurred pounds 78,000 (pounds 88,000) taxable loss. LPS cut to 3.56p (3.98p).

Six months to 31 July

Europa Minerals Group, the gold, coal, oil and gas producer, turned around pounds 313,000 taxable loss to pounds 652,000 pre-tax profit. EPS 0.3p (LPS 4.3p). No dividend.

Fine Decor, the wallcoverings and related products maker, increased pre-tax profits to pounds 1.3m (pounds 871,000) on pounds 19.2m (pounds 17m) turnover. EPS 8.1p (5.8p). Dividend is 1p.