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Tuesday 08 November, 2016

08-Nov-2016 07:46 AM

John Lewis of Hungerford sales up

John Lewis of Hungerford expects to report sales for the year to 31 August of £8.2 million. It said the 5% increase on a year ago was achieved almost entirely in the second half. The sales figures are based on the company's statutory revenu
08-Nov-2016 07:42 AM

Ceres Power revenues rise

Ceres Power Holdings posts an operating loss of £12.7m for the year to the end of June - up from £11.7m last time. The group said its strategy for entering commercial partnerships is becoming a reality and this translated into revenue and ot
08-Nov-2016 07:38 AM

Punch Taverns swings to FY pretax profit

Punch Taverns has swung to a FY pretax profit of £60.1m, from a year-ago loss of £105.2m. Revenue totalled £406.8m, from £420.8m. "The business has ended the year with a solid set of results, in line with our expectations, an
08-Nov-2016 07:38 AM

AVEVA revenues boosted by weak pound

AVEVA Group's revenue rose 3% to £84.3m in the six months to the end of September (2015: £82.0m), assisted by currency translation while adjusted pre-tax profits were broadly flat at £9.1m (2015 - £9.3m). Recurring revenue in
08-Nov-2016 07:34 AM

Tyman notes change in non-exec chairman

Tyman said non-executive chair Jamie Pike has indicated his intention to step down due to increasing commitments elsewhere. He would depart after the next AGM in May 2017. It said Martin Towers, currently the group's senior independent director and
08-Nov-2016 07:34 AM

Direct Line gross written premiums up

Direct Line Group says it has traded in the first nine months of the year while making progress on delivering its strategy. Highlights: - Motor and Home own brands in-force policies up 4.3%, with strong customer retention. Continued growth in Green Fla
08-Nov-2016 07:31 AM

AGP acquires City office building

Asian Growth Properties has acquired an office building in the City. The buyers (both of which are indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of AGP) purchased the entire issued units in the trust that owns 20 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6DA, for £154 million
08-Nov-2016 07:31 AM

Northern Bear improves H1 pretax profit

Northern Bear has improved its H1 pretax profit to £1.1m, from a profit of £0.9m. Its net bank debt fell to £2.0m, from £4.0m a year earlier. "The results for the six months ended 30 September 2016 represent a further improve
08-Nov-2016 07:29 AM

Henderson International Income NAV up

Henderson International Income Trust's net asset value per share rose by 26.9% in the year to the end of August on a total return basis. The return on the ordinary share price (on the same basis) was 24.0%. These returns compare to a total retur
08-Nov-2016 07:26 AM

JLT remains confident

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group expects the trading environment to remain challenging for the remainder of the year but remains confident that its speciality-focused strategy will continue to deliver good levels of organic revenue growth. The group's
08-Nov-2016 07:23 AM

Paysafe Group continues to perform in-line

Paysafe Group said it is on track to achieve the upgraded revenue and adjusted EBITDA projections for the current financial year, which it set out at the time of its H1 results in August. Its expectations for revenue and adjusted EBITDA remained unchange
08-Nov-2016 07:22 AM

Adecco's revenue

Workforce solutions provider Adecco's revenues rose to €5.8 billion in the third quarter, up 3% organically compared with the corresponding period last year. Gross profit was up 1% at €1,1bn and EBITA excluding one-offs was down 3% at &eu
08-Nov-2016 07:22 AM

Imperial Brands exhales divi

Imperial Brands reports another strong performance for the year to the end of September with great results from its expanded US business. The dividend is up 109.1% at 155.2p per share. Revenues on a reported basis rose by 9.3% to £27,634m and operating p
08-Nov-2016 07:20 AM

Venn Life Sciences confirms contract win

Venn Life Sciences has signed a new contract worth €2.5m with Sedana Medical AB. Venn will carry out a randomised, controlled, open label Phase III study to confirm efficacy and safety of sedation with isoflurane in ventilated ICU patients. This
08-Nov-2016 07:19 AM

Telit Comm. refines adj. EBITDA, EPS guidance

Telit Communications has increased its adjusted EBITDA and earnings per share guidance towards the middle and upper end of the previous range, as a result of better gross margin and operational cost discipline. The Group has also narrowed the revenue gu
08-Nov-2016 07:18 AM

Associated British Foods revenues rise

Associated British Foods reports a year of progress for all of its businesses with a substantial expansion in Primark's selling space. Group revenues for the 53 weeks to 17 September were up 5% - 4% in constant currencies - at £13.4bn and adjusted
08-Nov-2016 07:12 AM

M&S' H1 pretax profit slumps

Marks & Spencer's H1 statutory pretax profit has slumped 88.4% to £25.1m, from a year-earlier's £216.0m. Interim dividend was 6.8p a share, unchanged on the year. It proposed about 60% fewer Clothing & Home stores in its UK estate, and internat
08-Nov-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Month Ahead Events

UK09/11/2016 09:30 Goods Trade Balance | Forecast: -11.3B | Previous: -12.1B10/11/2016 00:01 RICS House Price Balance | Forecast: 18% | Previous: 17%11/11/2016 09:30 Construction Output m/m | Forecast: 0.20% | Previous: -1.50
08-Nov-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Today's Events

UK08/11/2016 00:01 BRC Retail Sales Monitor y/y08/11/2016 09:30 Manufacturing Production m/m | Forecast: 0.50% | Previous: 0.20%08/11/2016 09:30 Industrial Production m/m | Forecast: 0.10% | Previous: -0.40%08/11/2016 1
08-Nov-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - 7 Days Ahead Events

UK09/11/2016 09:30 Goods Trade Balance | Forecast: -11.3B | Previous: -12.1B10/11/2016 00:01 RICS House Price Balance | Forecast: 18% | Previous: 17%11/11/2016 09:30 Construction Output m/m | Forecast: 0.20% | Previous: -1.50
08-Nov-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Tomorrow's Events

UK09/11/2016 09:30 Goods Trade Balance | Forecast: -11.3B | Previous: -12.1BUS09/11/2016 15:00 Final Wholesale Inventories m/m | Forecast: 0.20% | Previous: 0.20%09/11/2016 18:01 10-y Bond Auction

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