Thomas Walker, which makes clips, buckles and other smallwares for the clothing industry, slipped into pounds 71,000 pre-tax loss (profit pounds 3,000) in the six months to 31 December on a marginal fall in sales to pounds 1.69m ( pounds 1.73m). It held the interim dividend at 0.18p.
Cussins Property Group, the commercial, industrial and residential property developer, climbed out of a pounds 365,000 pre-tax loss to make a pounds 740,000 pre-tax profit for the year ended 31 December, helped by a sharp reduction in interest payments from pounds 2.2m to pounds 657,000. In spite of an 11 per cent decline in turnover to pounds 16.3m ( pounds 18.4m), comprising 218 house completions compared with 232 previously, margins remained unchanged. No dividend.
Forward Technology Industries, the electronics group, reversed taxable losses of pounds 872,000 to make a pounds 186,000 pre-tax profit for the year ended 31 December. Turnover edged up to pounds 40.2m ( pounds 39.8m). No dividend.
ISA International, distributors of branded computer accessories and equipment that recently acquired CTS Svenska, a Swedish computer concern, for pounds 2.5m, has achieved a 43 per cent increase in pre-tax profits to pounds 3m ( pounds 2.1m) for the year ended 31 December. The result was helped by a sharp rise in turnover to pounds 119.2m ( pounds 76.4m). Final dividend is 1.10p, making 1.5p (1.37p).
A Jones & Sons reported higher pre-tax profits of pounds 569,000 ( pounds 290,000) in the year to 31 December. Turnover increased to pounds 30.1m ( pounds 28.7m). Total dividend is maintained at 34.1p.Reuse content