COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

A & J Mucklow: pre-tax profits £5.25m (£5.27m) for six months to 31 December. Eps edged ahead to 3.91p (3.77p). Interim dividend is 3.141p (3.0515p).

Gestetner: £14.2m pre-tax profit (£33.2m loss) for the 14 months to 31 December. Eps 3.7p (Lps 17.5p). Final dividend 1.8p, making 3p (same).

Instem: pre-tax profits £1.15m (£1m) for the year to 31 December; turnover £16.8m (£19.2m). Eps 16.8p (14.8p). Final dividend 2.1p, making 3.5p (3.1p).

Kode International: £9.1m loss (profit £1.1m) for the year ended 31 December. Lps 96.5p (7p). No dividend (6p).

Pentland: £38.1m (£21.6m) pre-tax profit. Turnover £616.6m (£469.7m). Eps 6.56p (2.74p). Dividend 1.85p, total 3.1p (2.8p).

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