COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

Burlington Group fell to £86,000 (£210,000) pre-tax profit for year to 31 December. Eps 0.3p (1.3p). Total dividend 0.6p.

Community Hospitals reported higher pre-tax profits of £3.2m (£2.9m) in six months to 31 December. Dividend is 3p (2.8p).

Crestacare boosted pre-tax profits to £6m (£300,000) for the year to 31 December. Eps 2.6p. Total dividend 0.79p (0.75p).

Capita rose to £7.9m (£5.5m) pre-tax profit for year ended 31 December. Eps 10.5p (7.9p). Total dividend 3.3p (2.55p).

Dixon Motors rose to £4.5m (£1.3m) pre-tax profit for year ended 31 December. Eps 12.5p (8.8p). Total dividend 3.75p (2.25p).

Essex Furniture lifted pre-tax profits to £855,000 (£703,000) in six months to 31 December. Dividend 2.1p (1.8p).

Go-Ahead Group achieved £3.2m (£1.4m) pre-tax profit in six months to 31 December. Eps 6.24p (4.19p). Dividend 1.6p.

Heritage dropped to £49,000 (£115,000) pre-tax profits in six months to 31 October.

Millgate eased to £540,000 (£565,000) pre-tax profit for year to 30 November. Eps 1.9p (same). Total dividend is 0.5p.

Pegasus slumped to £243,000 (£6.9m) for year ended 31 December. Total dividend 5p.

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