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Tuesday 22 November, 2016

22-Nov-2016 08:00 AM

Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Faroe Petroleum PLC

Barclays Capital today reaffirms its equal weight investment rating on Faroe Petroleum PLC (LON:FPM) and raised its price target to 100p (from 85p). Story provided by
22-Nov-2016 07:59 AM

Accsys losses widen

Accsys, the chemical technology group focused on the acetylation of wood, posts a pre-tax loss of €2.9m for the six months to the end of September - up from €0.1m last time. Total revenue was €25.1mm - down from €26.3m - but Accoya r
22-Nov-2016 07:55 AM

Compass hikes divi after strong year

Compass reports another strong year with organic revenue growth of 5% converted into profit and cash which was reinvested in the business or returned to shareholders. Underlying revenues rose to £19.9bn with operating profits up 5.6% at £1,4
22-Nov-2016 07:50 AM

Gresham House rebrands forestry division

Gresham House, the specialist asset manager focused on alternative asset management strategies, has announced the re-branding of its dedicated forestry asset management business, Aitchesse Ltd, as Gresham House Forestry. GHF manages £238 million of
22-Nov-2016 07:49 AM

Cambria revenues up

Cambria Automobiles' revenue increased by 17.3% to £614.2m inthe year to the end of August. Underlying profit before tax rose by 37.7% to £10.6m (2014/15: £7.7m). Profit before tax also improved by 53.2% to £11.8m (2014/15:
22-Nov-2016 07:48 AM

Scapa Group more than doubles H1 pretax profit

Scapa Group has more than doubled its H1 pretax profit to £8.5m, from £3.3m. "Scapa has delivered a strong first half performance with growth in revenue, trading profit and margins," said CEO Heejae Chae in a statement. "We
22-Nov-2016 07:46 AM

Assura underlying pre-tax profits up 75.2%

Primary care property investor and developer Assura's underlying pre-tax profits rose to £19.8 million in the six months to the end of September - 75.2% up on last time. Net rental income increased 17% to £32.9 million in the period and
22-Nov-2016 07:45 AM

ULS Technology lifts H1 pretax profit

ULS Technology has lifted its H1 pretax profit to £1.7m, from £1.5m. Interim dividend was hiked to 1.1p a share, up 5%. "I am pleased that we have made good progress in the first half of the year, especially given the unusual market chal
22-Nov-2016 07:42 AM

Big Yellow like-for-like revenues up

Big Yellow Group reports a good first half with growth in both occupancy and net rent per sq ft. Revenue for the six months to the end of September was £54.8 million (2015: £50.2 million), an increase of 9% with like-for-like revenues up 7%
22-Nov-2016 07:38 AM

Intertek on track for strong revenue growth

Intertek Group says it is on track to deliver robust earnings growth in 2016 with recent acquisitions contributing £200m of additional revenues. Highlights: - Strong revenue growth: +10% at constant rates in the first 10 months, +18% at actual rat
22-Nov-2016 07:38 AM

Spectris sees FY adj. op. profit in line with views

Spectris said trading conditions in the period July 1 to Oct. 31 have marginally deteriorated, particularly in North America, and that its performance continues to be impacted by weak industrial demand. "However, this is offset by further strategic
22-Nov-2016 07:36 AM

Focusrite improves FY pretax profit

Focusrite has improved its FY pretax profit to £7.1m, from £6.5m. Proposed final dividend was lifted to 1.3p a share, taking the total to 1.95p, from 1.8p. "Focusrite has had an excellent second year of trading as a public company,"
22-Nov-2016 07:35 AM

BGEO Group profits up

BGEO Group posts third quarter profits of GEL141.5mln - up 75.0% y-o-y - while earnings per share rose to GEL3.55, up 74.0% y-o-y Nine-month profit was GEL339.8mln, up 57.9% y-o-y and nine-month EPS was GEL8.12, up 47.4% y-o-y. The group's figures
22-Nov-2016 07:35 AM

CityFibre welcomes Treasury 'fibre fund'

CityFibre, a leading designer, builder, owner, and operator of fibre optic infrastructure in UK towns and cities, welcomes the Treasury's intention to unveil £1bn of support to accelerate the rollout of pure fibre and 5G infrastructure at the C
22-Nov-2016 07:33 AM

AZ head and neck cancer trials resume enrolment

AstraZeneca says the US Food and Drug Administration has lifted the partial clinical hold on the enrolment of new patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) for clinical trials of durvalumab as monotherapy and in combination with tremeli
22-Nov-2016 07:31 AM

Victoria Plc lifts H1 pretax profit, poised for growth

Victoria Plc has lifted its H1 pretax profit to £8.4m, from £3.9m, and says it is poised for further growth. The outfit booked revenue of £153.4m, from £105.6m. "During the last six months we remained focused on executing ou
22-Nov-2016 07:31 AM

De La Rue revenues flat

De La Rue reports a solid first half performance underpinned by strong order book and good strategic progress. Group revenue was flat at £189.5m (H1 2015/16: £188.7m) in the first half. Underlying operating profit was up 2% at £24.0m (H
22-Nov-2016 07:28 AM

AO World revenues up

online electrical retailer AO World's total revenue for the six months to the endof September increased by 22.9% to £324.7m (2015: £264.3m) as both UK and Europe growth continued. AO website sales for the UK rose by 20.8% to £259.4
22-Nov-2016 07:25 AM

HomeServe adjusted pre-tax profits up

HomeServe's adjusted pre-tax profits rose to £28.7m in the six months to the end of September - 9% up on last time - following record partner signings in the US. Revenues were up 20% at £314.3m and statutory pre-tax profits rose by 4% t
22-Nov-2016 07:23 AM

Spirax-Sarco says overall expectations unchanged

Spirax-Sarco Engineering said it still has much to do in the remainder of this year but that its overall FY expectations are unchanged and the board has confidence the group will make further progress in 2016. The company said industrial production growt
22-Nov-2016 07:22 AM

Kingfisher like-for-like sales up

Kingfisher reports a solid overall third quarter performance with like-for-like sales up 1.8% driven by the UK and Poland. It also said £182m (53 million shares) returned year to date via share buyback of the previously announced c.£600m capital return.
22-Nov-2016 07:21 AM

Rotork sees reported revenue at top end of views

Rotork said it now expects reported revenue to be towards the top end of market expectations. It continued that the trading environment is anticipated to remain challenging across most of its key markets and geographies. "Margins are expected to be
22-Nov-2016 07:19 AM

Renew's profit

Renew Holdings has improved its FY pretax profit to £19.4m, from £16.1m. Revenue came in at £525.7m, from £519.6m. Dividend was 8p a share, from 7p. "Another year of record results continues the Group's progress towards achieving its published
22-Nov-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Month Ahead Events

UK23/11/2016 12:30 Autumn Forecast Statement24/11/2016 09:30 BBA Mortgage Approvals | Forecast: 38.8K | Previous: 38.3K25/11/2016 09:30 Prelim Business Investment q/q | Forecast: -0.20% | Previous: 1.00%25/11/2016 09:30
22-Nov-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Today's Events

UK22/11/2016 09:30 Public Sector Net Borrowing | Forecast: 5.9B | Previous: 10.1B22/11/2016 11:00 CBI Industrial Order Expectations | Forecast: -8 | Previous: -17US22/11/2016 15:00 Richmond Manufacturing

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