Vymura said second half profits were unlikely to exceed the interim figures. The board has held talks with Trevor Hemmings, the leisure entrepreneur who has built up a 22.3 per cent stake in the group, but is still unclear as to his intentions.
Shares in Vymura, the paint and wallpaper group fell 25p to 110p yesterday after a profits warning. The company said market conditions were "increasingly difficult" and that there was no sign of an improvement. Reporting a slight dip in first half profits to pounds 2.1m (pounds 2.2m)