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Tuesday 22 September, 2015

22-Sep-2015 09:31 AM

Swallowfield hikes FY pretax profit

Swallowfield has hiked its FY pretax profit to £0.8m, from a profit of £0.1m. Revenue was £49.4m, from £50.0m. Financial Highlights: · Revenue growth of 0.6% at £49.4m (2014: adjusted £49.1m). Revenues were 2.6% higher than prior year on a c
22-Sep-2015 09:29 AM

Nature Group substantially narrows H1 pretax loss

Nature Group has substantially narrowed its H1 pretax loss to £0.18m, from a loss of £1.01m. Revenue was £9.6m, from £9.1m. The comparative period was hurt by higher figures for both administrative costs and depreciation and goodwill amortisation. Ch
22-Sep-2015 09:26 AM

Meggitt acquires composites div of EDAC

Meggitt has agreed to acquire the composites division of EDAC, formerly known as Parkway Aerospace & Defense, from Greenbriar Equity Group and other associated sellers for $340m cash. The Business produces highly engineered aerospace components for jet
22-Sep-2015 09:22 AM

AAA losses narrow

All Asia Asset Capital incurred a loss of £267,521 for the six months to the end of June - down from £290,841 a year ago - which was mainly attributable to administrative expenses. The group raised £489,225 through the issue of 2,956,000 shares an
22-Sep-2015 09:17 AM

Clontarf losses narrow

Clontarf Energy is fully funded for current activities over the next couple of years and reports progress in Peru and Ghana. The group posts pre-tax losses of £86,000 for the six months to the end of June - down from £159,000 a year ago. Revenue was n
22-Sep-2015 09:11 AM

Biofrontera reports excellent trial results

Biofrontera, the biopharmaceutical company focusing on sun-induced skin cancer, announces that preliminary long-term results of the phase III trial for photodynamic field therapy of actinic keratosis in combination with Biofrontera's PDT lamp BF-Rhod
22-Sep-2015 09:03 AM

Experian completes divestment of Baker Hill

Global information services provider Experian has confirmed that all conditions relating to the divestment of Baker Hill, including Hart-Scott-Rodino regulatory approval, have been satisfied. The sales consideration has been received and the transaction h
22-Sep-2015 09:02 AM

EU Supply wins new contract

EU Supply, the e-procurement software provider, has been awarded a contract with Departementenes sikkerhets- og serviceorganisasjon, the Norwegian Central Government Service Centre. The contract allows DSS the right to use the company's CTM platfor
22-Sep-2015 09:02 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 08:00 and 09:00

Overall Market Jqw Ord Npv 5.88 +2.26% Asiamet Resources Limited 1.55 +1.31% Sable Mining 1.10 +0.92% Borders & Southern Petroleum 3.58
22-Sep-2015 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 RSA Insurance Group 410.30 +1.74% HSBC Holdings 502.50 +1.49% Babcock International Group 916.50 +0.94% Standard Chartered 696.25 +0.
22-Sep-2015 08:52 AM

IG Group revenues up

IG Group's revenue in the first quarter was £106.0m, 24% ahead of the corresponding period last year, which was particularly subdued. In what is traditionally a relatively quiet period for the business, the financial markets presented a range of
22-Sep-2015 08:50 AM

Fitch downgrades EDF to 'A'

Fitch Ratings has downgraded EDF SA's long-term issuer default rating and senior unsecured rating to 'A' from 'A+'. The subordinated notes have been downgraded to 'BBB+' from 'A-' and the short-term IDR affi
22-Sep-2015 08:43 AM

Cenkos pre-tax profits fall

Cenkos Securities' pre-tax profits fell 21% to £18.6m in the six months to the end of June. Revenues were down 19% at £53.1m but the interim dividend is maintained at 7.0p per share. Chief executive Jim Durkin said: "Our successful strategy
22-Sep-2015 08:34 AM

Keywords Studios hikes divi after strong H1

Keywords Studios posts adjusted pre-tax profits of �?¬2.2m for the six months to the end of June - 65% up on last time. Group revenue, including contribution from acquisitions, increased by 74% to �?¬23.9m (H1 2014: �?¬13.7m) with growth of
22-Sep-2015 08:31 AM

CSF Group schedules AGM

CSF Group will hold its annual general meeting at CSF Computer Exchange 5 (CX5), Jalan Cyber Point 2, Cyber 12, 63000, Cyberjaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia on 13 October at 3.00 p.m. (Malaysian time). At 8:31am: (LON:CSFG) CSF Group share price
22-Sep-2015 08:31 AM

Boussard & Gavaudan NAV update

Boussard & Gavaudan says the estimated net asset value of its its euro shares was �?¬19.5058 at the close of business on 21 September. The estimated NAV of its sterling shares was £17.1787. At 8:31am: (LON:BGHL) Boussard Gavaudan Holdings Ltd sha
22-Sep-2015 08:25 AM

Indus Gas after-tax profits up

Indus Gas Limited's reported profit after tax rose by 38% to US$16.24m in the 12 months to the end of March with invoiced revenues up 49% at US$41.39m. Reported operating profit rose by 44% to US$30.02m. Chairman Peter Cockburn said: "This h
22-Sep-2015 08:15 AM

Greka Engineering revenues flat

Greka Engineering & Technology's gross profits increased by 26% to $0.7m in the six months to the end of June. Group revenue was flat at US$2.7m. Unconventional gas gathering and electricity generation revenues increased rose by 29% and 83% respecti
22-Sep-2015 08:02 AM

Arian Silver update on financing talks

Arian Silver Corporation - a silver mining company focussed on projects in t Zacatecas, Mexico - has announced the positive advancement of its financing discussions and the signing of a letter of intent and non-binding term sheet with Quintana AGQ Holdi
22-Sep-2015 07:58 AM

Clinigen underlying EBITDA up 20%

Clinigen Group posts a 45% rise in revenues and a 20% increase in underlying earnings for the year to the end of June and the proposed acquisition of Link Healthcare. Clinigen says the acquisition of Link for an initial consideration of £44.5m (rising t
22-Sep-2015 07:53 AM

Regenersis hikes profit, acquires Tabernus for $12m

Regenersis has improved its FY pretax profit to £6.8m, from a profit of £2.9m. Group revenue was £202.6m, from £197.5m. It also confirmed the acquisition of Tabernus, a US and global big-hitter in provision of data erasure software for $12m. It has a
22-Sep-2015 07:52 AM

Collagen Solutions medical research studentship

Collagen Solutions has been awarded a Medical Research Scotland Ph.D. studentship in partnership with the University of Strathclyde. The project titled 'Improving control over the mechanical and transport properties of collagen-based scaffolds for t
22-Sep-2015 07:50 AM

Dairy Crest FY forecasts unchanged

Dairy Crest's expectations for the full year remain unchanged reflecting lower cheese costs and an improved performance from its spreads and butters business in the second half. The group says total sales of its four key brands, Cathedral City, Clov
22-Sep-2015 07:48 AM

Fox Marble gets special recognition from KCC

Fox Marble has received special recognition from the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce for the group's contribution to the economy. At a ceremony attended by the President of the KCC and Kosovo's General Director of Tax Administration, Fox Marble wa
22-Sep-2015 07:48 AM

Porta Comms swings to large H1 loss

Porta Communications has swung to an H1 loss of £1.13m, from a year-ago profit of £0.17m. Revenue was £17.4m, from £9.9m. CEO David Wright said: "This has been another period of healthy trading performance, with positive contributions throughou

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