Chamberlin and Hill, maker of domestic iron castings and fittings, lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 1.6m ( pounds 1.4m) for the year to 31 March. Earnings per share were 16.07p (15.28p). Final dividend is 4.5p, making 6.25p (6p).
Year ended 31 December
El Oro Mining & Exploration Co, the investment dealer, is paying an unchanged dividend of 24p on group income of pounds 2.2m ( pounds 1.9m). Earnings per share 30.53p (25.41p).
Exploration Co, the investment company, advanced to pounds 2.5m ( pounds 2.1m) pre- tax profits. Earnings per share 14.6p (11.7p). Total dividend held at 12p.
Frank G Gates, the motor dealer, made pounds 886,000 ( pounds 1.3m) pre-tax profit. Earnings per share 3.65p (4.85p). Total dividend is held at 2.25p.
Six months to 31 March
Acatos & Hutcheson, the edible oils processor, achieved pounds 5.1m ( pounds 4.2m) pre-tax profits. Earnings per share 10.4p (9p). Dividend is 3p (2.5p).
Baggeridge Brick, the building materials supplier, cut pre-tax profits from pounds 761,000 to pounds 383,000. Earnings per share 0.65p (1.29p). The dividend is held at 0.75p.Reuse content