Ryanair RYA produced a huge rise in March traffic, with a leap of 28.5% to 8.5m customers. Even more important was the 4% point surge in load factor to 94% which should add substantially to the profit figures for the month. Rolling annual traffic showed a heady rise of 18% over 12 months.
ITE Group ITE has performed in line with management expectations in its first half to the end of March, which is not necessarily a good thing. Like for like trading volume and revenues were both down by 9% on the previous year.
First Derivatives FDP expects its full year performance to be comfortably ahead of current forecasts as strong trading continued during the second half to 29th February. The company saw important new customer wins which will add to revenue in future years and also benefited from strong growth in consulting revenue.
Everyman Media Group EMAN saw revenue rise by 44% in the year to 31st December after admission rose by 50% and spend per head by 3%. EBITDA was up by 25% Six new cinemas were opened during the year and a further six will be opened over the next two years.