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Thursday 03 March, 2016

03-Mar-2016 07:46 AM

McCarthy & Stone on track for FY delivery

McCarthy & Stone has issued an H1 trading update in which it says it is on track for FY delivery. Expectations for the FY were unchanged, it said. Highlights: � Legal completions increased by 19% to 923 units (2015: 776) driven by 36 new sales outlets
03-Mar-2016 07:44 AM

Sportech swings to FY pretax profit

Sportech has swung to a FY pretax profit of GBP9.7m, from a loss of GBP20m. Revenue was GBP100.2m, from GBP104.1m. It said the results were in line with expectations, while the balance sheet had been strengthened and net debt reduced by 10%. CEO Ian Penr
03-Mar-2016 07:44 AM

CRH profits up

CRH saw significant profit growth in the year to the end of December due to agood performance from its heritage businesses and contributions from acquisitions. Sales rose by 25% to euro23.6 billion and EBITDA increased by 35% to euro2.2 billion, ahead
03-Mar-2016 07:42 AM

Sanderson Group makes good start to FY 2016

Sanderson Group has made a good start to the current financial year ending Sept. 30, 2016, with trading results to end-January being more than 10% ahead of results for the same period last year. At the AGM today, chairman Christopher Winn, will make the
03-Mar-2016 07:39 AM

Inmarsat revenues flat

Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat's total revenues were flat at USD1,274.1m in the year to the end of December (2014: USD1,275.1m). EBITDA rose by 3.6% to USD726.0m but profit after tax fell to USD282.0m from USD341.
03-Mar-2016 07:39 AM

Melrose Industries swings to FY pretax loss

Melrose Industries has swung to a FY pretax loss of GBP30.7m, from a profit of GBP12.5m. Revenue from continuing operations was GBP261.1m, from GBP324.3m. Directors proposed a final dividend of 2.6p a share, from 5.3p. Chairman Christopher Miller comment
03-Mar-2016 07:36 AM

Amec Foster Wheeler wins GBP125m BP contract

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a one-year GBP125 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by BP to build a new refrigeration plant that will maintain efficient operations across the Forties Pipeline System. The contract
03-Mar-2016 07:34 AM

H&T Group earnings up in difficult conditions

Pawnbroker H&T Group reports increased earnings and pre-tax profits in the year to the end of December despite very difficult conditions. The group reports profit after tax of £5.4m (2014: £4.3m) and diluted earnings per share of 14.86 pence (2014: 11.78
03-Mar-2016 07:30 AM

Domino's after-tax profits up 20%

Domino's Pizza Group's statutory after-tax profits rose to GBP59.3m in the 52 weeks to 27 December - 20% up on last time. Group sales increased by £28.1m or 9.7% to £316.8m (2014: £288.7m). The increase in revenues is driven by a 15.8% increase
03-Mar-2016 07:27 AM

Carillion's revenue

Carillion reports a full year performance for the year to the end of December in line with expectations. Revenues rose by 13% to GBP4,586.9m with underlying profit from operations up 8% at £234.4m. Net borrowing reduced was to £169.8 million at 31 Decemb
03-Mar-2016 07:27 AM

SIR's NAV up

Secure Income REIT has hiked its FY EPRA NAV/share to 282.8p, from 258.8p, with EPRA net asset value at GBP510.1m, from GBP466.2m. Net loan to value ratio was 61%, from 70%. Portfolio valuation had risen 6.3% over 12 months to GBP1.35bn. FY pretax profit
03-Mar-2016 07:24 AM

BHP Billiton confirms agreement over Samarco

Samarco Mineracao and its two shareholders, Vale and BHP Billiton Brasil LTDA, have entered into an agreement with the Federal Attorney General of Brazil, the States of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais and certain other public authorities for the restorati
03-Mar-2016 07:21 AM

TPK's FY profit falls

Travis Perkins's FY pretax profit has fallen 30.2% to GBP224m, from GBP321m. Revenue rose 6.5% to GBP5.9bn, from GBP5.6bn. Dividend per share was 44p, from 38p. CEO John Carter commented: "The Group has delivered a good performance in 2015 des
03-Mar-2016 07:18 AM

Schroders ups profit, names CEO

Schroders has hiked its FY pretax profit to GBP589.0m, from GBP517.1m, and lifted its dividend for the period to 87p, from 78p. It also said Peter Harrison would succeed Michael Dobson as CEO from April 4. Dobson will become non-executive chairman on the
03-Mar-2016 07:03 AM

Travis Perkins's FY pretax profit falls 30.2%

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03-Mar-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Month Ahead Events

UK08/03/2016 00:01 BRC Retail Sales Monitor y/y09/03/2016 00:01 BRC Shop Price Index y/y09/03/2016 00:01 RICS House Price Balance09/03/2016 09:30 Industrial Production m/m09/03/2016 09:30 Manufacturing Production
03-Mar-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Today's Events

UK03/03/2016 07:00 Nationwide HPI m/m03/03/2016 08:30 Halifax HPI m/m | Forecast: 0.10% | Previous: 1.70%03/03/2016 09:30 Services PMI | Forecast: 55.1 | Previous: 55.6US03/03/2016 12:30 Challenger
03-Mar-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - 7 Days Ahead Events

UK08/03/2016 00:01 BRC Retail Sales Monitor y/y09/03/2016 00:01 BRC Shop Price Index y/y09/03/2016 00:01 RICS House Price Balance09/03/2016 09:30 Manufacturing Production m/m09/03/2016 09:30 Industrial Production
03-Mar-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Tomorrow's Events

US04/03/2016 13:30 Unemployment Rate | Forecast: 4.90% | Previous: 4.90%04/03/2016 13:30 Trade Balance | Forecast: -43.5B | Previous: -43.4B04/03/2016 13:30 Non-Farm Employment Change | Forecast: 195K | Previous: 151K04

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