International Greetings IGR A final dividend of 1.75p., ahead of market expectations, brings the year’s total to 2.5p. a rise of 250% on the previous years 1p. Year on year growth in all regions, is again ahead of expectations, with both the UK and China producing record sales. And for once, we have a company which feels strong enough to boast that it has beaten off the challenges of foreign currency headwinds.
Centrica CNA claims to be on track to meet its 2016 targets, such as reducing its “headcount” by 3,000, getting its customers to like it a bit more than they have done previously and seeing UK Business return to profitability.
Reckitt & Benckiser RB A weaker flu season in the US and Russia impacted sales and created challenging market conditions. Despite that, first quarter like for like sales rose by 5% with both Harpic and Dettol doing well in India.
Amur Minerals AMC delivered over 500 tonnes of supplies along its 350 km. ice road between the 1st March and 9th April, enabling it to double its drilling capacity for the coming season.
ULS Technology ULS expects its full years results will exceed market expectations with a rise of about 28% in revenue and 31% in adjusted profit before tax. The order book is well ahead of this same point last year. The company predicts that strong growth will continue and that the dividend for this financial year will be in line with its progressive policy.