Plus 500 PLUS produced a strong performance with record breaking results significantly ahead of expectations, in the six months to the 30th June. Net profit rose by 104%, EBITDA by by 100% and earnings per share by 103%. Revenue rose by 19%. Including the share buy back programme returns to shareholders more than doubled, rising from $26.7m to $64.4m. Current trading continues to be strong and it is expected that results for the remainder of the year will continue to exceed market expectations, significantly.
Telit Communications TCM plunged from a profit of $4.7m to a loss of $6.7m before tax in the six months to the 30th June. Revenue growth was hekd back by a number of factors including delays in the US certification of LTE poducts which is not now expected until quarter 3. Despite the delay the company still expects these to be strong growth drivers in the second half and remains confident of a strong performance but just to be on the safe side the interim dividend of 2.5 US cents per share is being abolished.
Ultra Eectronics ULE Expects to see the year more heavily weighted than normal towards the second half following delays in the awarding of new contracts due to the UK general election and delays in the US budget being approved. First half revenue fell by 0.1% and underlying profit before tax by 0.2% but the interim dividend is being increased by 2.8%
Filta Group Holdings FLTA updates that revenue growth in the six months to the 30th June has been in the region of 38% following strong performances in both the UK and the US. The first half has been substantially ahead of last year and further growth is expected throughout he remainder of the year.