Finsbury Food Group FIF A successfull roll out of vision and values appears to have been the main feature of Finsbury’s second half and once you see management reduced to that level of jargon, you know that something is not quite right. Well revenue for one thing was completely flat, in fact it was so flat that the first and second half revenues were virtually identical – so much for meaningless empty phrases like vision and value. Profit before tax for the 26 weeks to the end of December rose by 5.3% and the interim dividend was increased by 7.5%. The CEO refers to the company’strack record of exceptional growth but offers no explanation as to why that should suddenly have come to a halt in the second half of 2016.
EKF Diagnostics EKF A successful restructuring helped to produce strong organic growth in the year to the end of December, with revenue rising by 28% and gross profits by 24%. EBITDA of £6.1m compared to 2015’s loss of £2.9m
Volution Group FAN is increasing its interim dividend by 12.5% for the half year to 31st January. Revenue grew by 26.1% or 2.3% on a like for like and constant currency basis. Reported profit before tax grew by 10% compaed to the first half of 2016. Further good growth is expected in 2017.
Taptica TAP A strong performance for the year to the end of December saw revenue rise by 66% and gross profit more than double. Adjusted EBITDA more than tripled to $25.7m and an increase in the final dividend means an increase for the year from 0.00784 to $0.1011 cents per share.