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Thursday 12 April, 2012

12-Apr-2012 01:06 PM

RNB sales fall 2.1%

Fashion, jewellery and cosmetic stores group RNB posts total sales of SKr204.5m in March - 2.1% down on a year ago. Sales were 2.3% down in local currencies. Sales in comparable stores in Sweden fell by 1.5% while total sales in local currencies in comp
12-Apr-2012 12:37 PM

GEM Biofuels disappointed by performance in Madagascar

GEM Biofuels has undertaken a review of the company's plantations in Madagascar which shows that having planted very large areas of land, totalling 55,737 hectares, with Jatropha between 2007 and 2009, a lack of resources has resulted in significantl
12-Apr-2012 10:21 AM

Canadian Pacific Railway well ahead

Canadian Pacific Railway has announced that it expects to report first-quarter 2012 diluted earnings per share (EPS) in the range of 80 to 83 cents. This exceeds its 2011 diluted EPS by approximately 300%. The company delivered record operating perfor
12-Apr-2012 09:36 AM

Petropavlovsk reports strong financial performance

Since 1 January 2012, Petropavlovsk group's operating and financial performance has continued to be strong. In March 2012, the Group signed a new US$200 million six year borrowing facility with a Russian bank. Otherwise, there is no material change
12-Apr-2012 09:34 AM

CSF in line with market expectations

CSF, a leading provider of data centre facilities and services in south-east Asia, expects its full year results to be in line with market forecasts. The group says it remains focused on growing all segments of its business and has seen good levels of ac
12-Apr-2012 09:24 AM

Synergy confirms Q4 trading in line with expectations,

Synergy has announced that trading in the last quarter has been in line with the Board's expectations, and that it will report adjusted earnings per share for the full year in line with market consensus. Preliminary results for the year ended 1 Apri
12-Apr-2012 09:23 AM

Volex reveals resilient Q4 trading

Volex reveals trading in the final quarter of FY2012 remained resilient despite continuing economic uncertainty. Consumer revenue for the final quarter was in line with the same period last year, while year-on-year revenue growth in the Healthcare secto
12-Apr-2012 09:17 AM

WEBTEC acquisition helps drive Scapa profits up

Scapa Group reveals that the progress reported in the Interim Results has continued into the second half of the year. Following a good final quarter and with a solid contribution from WEBTEC, acquired in December 2011, operating profit and profit before
12-Apr-2012 09:10 AM

Aggreko underlying revenues up 21%

Aggreko - world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control - had a very strong first quarter with underlying revenues up 21%. Underlying figures exclude revenues from major events (Asian Games in 2011 and London Olympics in 2012) a
12-Apr-2012 09:10 AM

Norcros points to 5.5% growth in revenue for year

Norcros reports that group revenues for the year to end of March 2012 are expected to be in the region of £200m (2011: £196.1m) which represents year on year growth of 5.5% on a constant currency, like for like number of weeks basis. Group trading pro
12-Apr-2012 09:02 AM

MDM Engineering expects year results 10% ahead of forecast

MDM Engineering anticipates that the results for the year will be at least 10% ahead of current market expectations. The Company intends to announce its final audited results on 19 June 2012. MDM's project pipeline significantly recovered during t
12-Apr-2012 08:55 AM

Endace revenues up 7%

Network monitoring solutions specialist Endace expects its revenues for the year to the end of March to be 7% up at $41.1m after good trading in the final two weeks. Endace also announced that it had signed a settlement and release agreement with an outs
12-Apr-2012 08:42 AM

Ashmore assets under management up 9.1%

Ashmore Group's assets under management increased by 9.1% to $65.9bn in the three months to the end of March. The drivers of this increase were net inflows of $1.2bn and positive investment performance of $4.3bn. At 8:42am: (LON:ASHM) share pr
12-Apr-2012 08:23 AM

Byotrol in line with market forecasts

Byotrol expects full year results to be in line with market forecasts. The group - the developer of anti microbial hygiene technologies - said it had seen revenue growth in the second half. Revenue for the year is anticipated to be approximately £1.96
12-Apr-2012 08:19 AM

Grainger rental and fee income grows

Rental and fee income at residential landlord Grainger have grown in the six months to the end of March. But it says first half pre-tax profits last year were materially enhanced by the partial reversal of mark to market movements on its long term finan
12-Apr-2012 08:09 AM

IDS revenues to be 6% up on last time

Immunodiagnostic Systems expects group revenues for the year to the end of March to be 6% up on last time at £53.4m. IDS - a leading producer of manual and automated specialist diagnostic testing kits and instrumentation for the clinical and research ma
12-Apr-2012 07:59 AM

Hyder Consulting in line with its forecasts

Multi-national design and engineering consultancy Hyder Consulting performed in line with the board's expectations for the year to the end of March. The group says the order book is expected to be approximately £350m at the end of March - up from
12-Apr-2012 07:57 AM

eServGlobal working to diversity exposure to Middle East

eServGlobal continues to win new customers despite political instability in some of its core geographies, particularly the Middle East. The company - a global telecoms software vendor specialising in mobile money and value-added services - said it had s
12-Apr-2012 07:35 AM

Hays enjoys growth

Recruitment firm Hays reported group net fee growth of 10% versus the prior year. Hays said its International business delivered growth of 18%. There was strong growth of 26% in Continental Europe & Rest of World, driven by continued excellent performanc
12-Apr-2012 07:21 AM

International growth helps offset UK slump at Mothercare

Specialist retailer Mothercare said worldwide network sales were up 4.3% in the year to end-March, with total group sales up 0.7%. UK sales fell 6.3% and Direct in Home sales fell 3.4%, but International sales rose 16%. Total UK like-for-like sales we