888 Holdings plc 888 updates that it has delivered further progress during the second half of the year. In the UK the initial positive trends in revenue seen in the first half have continued in the second half. In the US it remains very excited by long-term growth opportunities with significant operational progress made throughout the year. the Board also remains excited by the company’s long-term growth prospects.
Cambridge Cognition COG Total sales order intake for the year to 31st December is expected to exceed £7.6m, compared with £5.1m in 2017. In addition a number of materially significant contracts are expected to be signed in Q1 2019.The total order book at the end of the year is expected to show a 40% increase over last December.The financial performance of the company in 2018 was however impacted by the adoption of IFRS15 which is expected to show revenue of about £6.0m rather than the £7.0m which it would otherwise have been and compared with £6.7m in 2017. The consequence of this is that the loss for the year is expected to be £1.5m as against the loss for 2017 of £0.3m,
Begbies Traynor BEG is increasing its interim dividend by 14% for the half year to the 31st October, after a good first half with both revenue and adjusted earnings ahead of a strong comparative period. It claims to be well placed to deliver upon current market expectations for the full year and continues to anticipate a further year of increased revenue and earnings. Adjusted profit before tax rose from £2.9m to £3.2m and adjusted basic earnings per share from 2p to 2.2p