Hunter Saphir fell to pounds 1m ( pounds 1.8m) pre-tax in the six months to 31 August. Dividend is 0.5p (1p).
Year to 30 September
Johnson & Firth Brown, the engineer, declined to pounds 7.2m ( pounds 8.9m) pre-tax profit, hit by a 23 per cent rise in operating costs. A 2p final dividend keeps the total unchanged at 3p.
Eldridge Pope & Co, the brewer and wines and spirits merchant, achieved pounds 1.6m ( pounds 1.1m) pre-tax profit. Dividend is 3.25p (2.64p).
Widney, the engineering group, incured a pounds 316,000 ( pounds 512,000) pre- tax loss. No dividend.
AJ Archer Holdings, which manages underwriting and administration of 10 Lloyd's syndicates, fell to pounds 938,000 ( pounds 3.1m) pre-tax profit. Total dividend is held at 4.4p.
Lynx Holdings, which sells and fixes computer equipment, fell to pounds 115,000 ( pounds 224,000) pre-tax profit. Total dividend is 1p (1.25p).
Six months to 30 September
Stewart & Wight, the property investor, lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 183,000 ( pounds 173,000).
Eve Group, the construction company, rose to pounds 2.6m ( pounds 1.8m) pre- tax profit. Dividend is held at 2.7p.
Novo Group, the film distributor, lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 653,000 ( pounds 529,000). Dividend is 0.3p.
ERF Holdings, maker and supplier of commercial vehicles and parts, crashed from pounds 330,000 pre- tax profit to pounds 2.7m taxable loss.
Arlen, producer of fluorescent control gear and accessories, reversed a pounds 527,000 taxable loss to report pounds 150,000 pre-tax profit.
Fine Art Developments, maker of greeting cards, advanced to pounds 4.95m ( pounds 4.5m) pre-tax profit. Dividend is 3p (2.7p).
Fuller Smith & Turner improved pre-tax profits to pounds 3.8m ( pounds 3.6m). Interim dividend is 2.4p (2.25p).
London Merchant Securities, the property developer, maintained pre-tax profits at pounds 11.3m. Dividend is held at 0.8p.Reuse content