COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

Campbell & Armstrong, the office and store fittings specialist, climbed from £2.25m taxable loss to £202,000 pre-tax profit for the year ended 31 December. The turnaround, the first since 1990, was helped by the 20 per cent rise in turnover from £50.5m to £60.7m. Earnings per share recovered to 1.4p (LPS 15.6p). No dividend.

DCS Group, which supplies computer software to the motor and distribution industries, more than doubled pre-tax profits to £105,000 (£41,000) in the six months to 31 December, backed by a sharp increase in turnover to £4m (£2.6m). Earnings per share rose to 0.88p (0.56p). No dividend.

Green Property, the property investment and trading group, achieved Ir£4m (Ir£2.1m) pre-tax profit for the year ended 31 December. Earnings per share Ir10.59p (Ir8.68p). Final dividend Ir3p, making Ir4.2p (Ir4p).

Paramount, the pub owner and operator, lifted pre-tax profits to £385,000 (£273,000) in the six months to 30 November. Earnings per share slipped to 0.28p (0.4p). Dividend 0.047p.

Towry Law, provider of financial services, incurred £1.1m taxable loss (profit £565,000) in the six months to 31 December. There was a drop in turnover to £9.4m (£10.9m). Loss per share is 5.4p (EPS 1.9p). The interim dividend was maintained at 1.5p.

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