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Turnpyke cut taxable losses to pounds 68,000 ( pounds 795,000) for year ended 31 December. LPS 1.21p (12.38p).

Year to 31 March

Alphameric achieved pounds 433,000 pre-tax profit (loss pounds 321,000). EPS 1.1p (LPS 1.4p). No dividend.

Airsprung Furniture made pounds 5.9m ( pounds 6m) pre-tax profits. EPS 16p (15.7p). Total dividend 4.8p (4.5p).

Caffyns boosted pre-tax profits to pounds 707,000 ( pounds 262,000). EPS 14.7p (0.8p). Final dividend 6.5p.

Cape lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 12.7m ( pounds 11.9m). EPS 15.8p (14.9p). Total dividend 11p (10.75p).

Electrocomponents advanced to pounds 72.7m ( pounds 51.9m) on strong sales overseas. Turnover pounds 396.5m ( pounds 387.5m). Eps 22.9p (19.3p). Total dividend 9.5p (7.9p).

Six months to 31 March

Blick increased pre-tax profits to pounds 4.9m ( pounds 4.4m). EPS 12.54p (12.42p). Dividend 3.5p (3.3p).

Chemring Group reported a marginal fall in pre-tax profits to pounds 2.85m ( pounds 2.9m). EPS 9.15p (9.49p). Interim dividend 3.2p (3p).

Eldridge Pope & Co virtually tripled pre-tax profits to pounds 606,000 ( pounds 203,000). EPS 2.3p (0.86p). Dividend 1.5p (1.4p).

Thomas French & Sons fell to pounds 551,000 ( pounds 725,000) pre-tax profit. EPS 2.8p (3.99p). Dividend 1.45p.

Greencore achieved pounds 19.5m ( pounds 17.1m) pre-tax profit. EPS 19.2p (17p). Dividend 3.7p (3.3p).