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Ian Pollard – Rotork To Slow In 2019

Rotork plc ROR The CEO claims it is a very exciting period for Rotork as he sees 2018 profit before tax rise by 53.8%. He is executing a comprehensive plan to enable it to return to the levels of growth and margin performance previously experienced by the Group. Revenue rose by 11% in the year, basic earnings per share by 17.9% and the full year dividend is being increased by 9.3%. Slower growth is planned for 2019 because of macro economic uncertainty leading to slower sales especially in the first half.

Ted Baker plc TED Following last weeks results Chief Executive Officer Ray Kelvin, who founded the business 32 years ago has resigned with immediate effect .Mr. Kelvin took voluntary leave of absence from his role as CEO in December 2018, after allegations of misconduct were made against him, all of which he has denied. A strong and experienced team is now in place ready to build the Ted culture and move the business forward.

Senior plc SNR Sales increased to another record for the year to the 31st December with an 8% rise on a constant currency basis.  On an adjusted basis profit before tax rose by 15% and earnings per share came in at 16 %, a year on year increase of 12.0% whilst the full year dividend is to be increased by 7%. The group is financially robust and expects to continue to make good progress.

Gfinity plc GFIN Revenue for the six-months to the end of December rose by 143% against the same period in the previous year but by only 3 % for the half year to June. Last years first half gross loss of £3.2m was turned into a gross profit of £0.5m. Adjusted EBITDA loss was £4.4m, a 39% reduction on the equivalent period in the prior year. The global e sports economy is predicted to break the $1billion barrier during the year and the group looks forward to a significant step change in its financial performance over the coming years.The company expects to reach break even by 2021.

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