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Petra Diamonds sales rise slightly in fourth tender cycle of FY24
(Sharecast News) - Mining company Petra Diamonds said on Friday that sales had slightly grown in 2024's fourth tender cycle, principally driven by higher prices throughout the period.
Enquest delivers 'another good year' of operational performance
(Sharecast News) - Exploration and production company Enquest said on Thursday that it had delivered "another good year of operational performance" in 2023, with production averaging 43,812 barrels of oil equivalent per day, in line with the mid-point of guidance.
Hornby Q3 sales grow on solid Black Friday performance
(Sharecast News) - Model railways group Hornby said on Wednesday that third-quarter sales had steamed ahead year-on-year, mostly driven by a solid Black Friday performance.
888 FY underlying earnings seen at low end of consensus
(Sharecast News) - Gambling group 888 warned on Wednesday that full-year adjusted underlying earnings would be at the low end of consensus estimates as a result of a heightened level of investment.
Liontrust Asset Management net outflows continue in Q3
(Sharecast News) - Fund manager Liontrust Asset Management revealed on Wednesday that outflows had continued during the three months ended 31 December but said it had managed to deliver a small improvement in assets under management.
IQE FY revenues surge on strong H2 performance
(Sharecast News) - Semiconductor company IQE said on Tuesday that full-year sales had surged in 2023, driven by a strong second-half performance.
Card Factory FY pre-tax profits seen at top end of consensus
(Sharecast News) - Greeting cards retailer Card Factory said on Tuesday that full-year adjusted pre-tax profits were expected to be at the top of market expectations as a result of "positive momentum" across the business.
Johnson Service Group delivers 'strong' FY performance
(Sharecast News) - Textile services provider Johnson Service Group said on Tuesday that it had delivered a "strong performance" in 2023 and that it was confident in the outlook for the year ahead.
Gym Group FY revenues grow as members grow
(Sharecast News) - Fitness club operator The Gym Group said on Wednesday that "positive trading trends" highlighted in its interim results had continued throughout the remainder of the year, resulting in "good growth" in both membership and yield.
Costain wins contract with Northumbrian Water, FY net cash ahead of expectations
(Sharecast News) - Construction and engineering company Costain announced on Wednesday that it has been appointed by Northumbrian Water to shape, create and deliver its strategic infrastructure upgrade programme.
SIG FY operating profits seen at upper end of guidance
(Sharecast News) - Specialist construction products supplier SIG said on Tuesday that full-year operating profits were expected to be in the upper half of forecasts.
Inspiration Healthcare buys US firm Airon for $2.5m
(Sharecast News) - AIM-listed medtech group Inspiration Healthcare (IHC) has announced it is buying American respiratory device company Airon Corporation for $2.5m.
Mobile Streams shares tumble as FY profits decrease 'substantially'
(Sharecast News) - Data intelligence group Mobile Streams revealed on Wednesday that gross profits had "decreased substantially" in the year ended 30 June as gross profit margins nosedived.
Ferro-Alloy Resources warns on profits amid decreased demand
(Sharecast News) - Vanadium producer and developer Ferro-Alloy Resources warned on Friday that fourth-quarter revenues and profitability had come in lower than expected due to metal prices and production shortfalls.
Tandem warns on FY profits, shares slide
(Sharecast News) - Sports equipment company Tandem Group warned on Wednesday that full-year profits were set to come in well behind expectations as a result of weak toy and garden products sales.
Treatt names Alison Sleight as interim CFO
(Sharecast News) - Food flavourings business Treatt has appointed Alison Sleight to the role of interim chief financial officer, with effect from 1 January 2024.
ProCook H1 gross profits increase as margins expand
(Sharecast News) - Kitchenware brand ProCook said on Wednesday that gross profits had improved in the six months ended 15 October as margins expanded following the unwinding of heightened costs.
Begbies Traynor acquires SDL Auctions
(Sharecast News) - Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor has completed its acquisition of SDL Auctions for an initial cash consideration of £2.5m.
Pollen Street AuM continues to grow in Q3
(Sharecast News) - Asset manager Pollen Street said on Wednesday that assets under management continued to grow in the three months ended 30 September.
PPHE Hotel Group names Kenneth Bradley as deputy chairman
(Sharecast News) - Hospitality real estate business PPHE Hotel Group has tapped Kenneth Bradley to take over as non-executive deputy chairman, effective immediately.
Baltic Classifieds H1 revenues grow
(Sharecast News) - Online classifieds business Baltic Classifieds said on Wednesday that it has continued to build on the momentum seen in the previous trading year, with both interim revenue and underlying earnings growing.
Petrofac to fall short of FY cash targets
(Sharecast News) - Oilfield services firm Petrofac warned on Monday that it would fall short of meeting full-year cash targets after forward payments for multiple contracts failed to be received.
JLEN Environmental acquires remaining 30% stake in Bio Collectors
(Sharecast News) - Environmental infrastructure fund JLEN Environmental Assets Group now owns 100% of Bio Collectors Holdings after snapping up the remaining 30% stake in the company for £8.0m.
James Halstead delivers 'improved' YTD output and profits
(Sharecast News) - Commercial floor coverings group James Halstead said on Friday that it had experienced "improved output and profits" year-to-date.
Ethernity Networks shares bounce 200% after contract win
(Sharecast News) - The share price for AIM-listed Ethernity Networks trebled on Wednesday after the Israel-based semiconductor group won a "significant" contract worth $800,000.
Verditek in discussions to raise urgent cash, shares plummet
(Sharecast News) - AIM-listed Verditek saw shares plummet on Wednesday after the solar panel group said it was exploring a number of urgent financing options as it is running out of money.
Xaar warns of 'challenging' H2 trading conditions
(Sharecast News) - Industrial inkjet printheads supplier Xaar warned of "challenging" second-half trading conditions on Wednesday, with full-year revenues seen lower year-on-year.
Enquest continues to deliver 'good production performance'
(Sharecast News) - Exploration and production company Enquest said on Tuesday that it has continued to deliver a "good production performance" from its operated assets.
Motorpoint swings to H1 loss
(Sharecast News) - Automotive group Motorpoint said on Thursday that it had swung to an interim loss and warned of a marked decline in used car values early on in the second half.
Hochschild FY25 production seen higher
(Sharecast News) - Silver and gold mining business Hochschild said on Wednesday that production was set to increase next year thanks to its new mine in Brazil.
Future Metals acquires Australian exploration business
(Sharecast News) - Mining company Future Metals has exercised its option to acquire 100% of Australia-focussed exploration firm Osprey Minerals.
Nationwide Building Society H1 profits boosted by rising interest rates
(Sharecast News) - Financial institution Nationwide Building Society said on Friday that interim profits had been boosted by heightened interest rates.
Kier makes strong start to FY24
(Sharecast News) - Construction group Kier said it had made a good start to the current financial year, trading above the prior period and in line with internal expectations.
Secure Trust net lending increases in Q3
(Sharecast News) - Specialist lender Secure Trust Bank said on Wednesday that both net lending and deposits had increased in the three months ended 30 September.
Secure Trust net lending increases in Q3
(Sharecast News) - Specialist lender Secure Trust Bank said on Wednesday that both net lending and deposits had increased in the three months ended 30 September.
Cordiant Digital wins nationwide tender for Polskie Radio
(Sharecast News) - Digital infrastructure investor Cordiant Digital Infrastructure revealed on Wednesday that its Polish portfolio company has won a nationwide tender to extend digital broadcast coverage to 17 regional radio stations for Polskie Radio.
Scottish Mortgage NAV underperforms market in H1
(Sharecast News) - Investment trust Scottish Mortgage told investors on Monday that it was confident of its long-term outlook despite reporting a drop in net asset value over the first half of the year.
Kingpsan on track for record FY profits
(Sharecast News) - Building materials group Kingspan said on Monday that it was on track to deliver record full-year profits despite year-to-date sales coming in slightly lower than a year earlier.
IG Design sees 'significant growth' in profits
(Sharecast News) - Stationery and gifts manufacturer IG Design Group said on Wednesday that it had seen "significant growth" in both profit and margins in the six months ended 30 September.
Hipgnosis fails to receive 'superior offer' to Blackstone
(Sharecast News) - Music rights owner Hipgnosis Songs Fund said on Tuesday that it had failed to receive a "superior offer" to Blackstone's in its recent 'Go-Shop' process.
Record Q2 AUME drops on FX headwinds
(Sharecast News) - Currency and asset manager Record reported a drop in second-quarter assets under management equivalent on Thursday.
Sabre raises guidance after growth accelerates in Q3
(Sharecast News) - UK motor insurance group Sabre raised its full-year guidance on Thursday after a better-than-expected step-up in motor vehicle premium growth in the third quarter.
Wet weather boosts Hollywood Bowl revenues
(Sharecast News) - Ten-pin bowling centres operator Hollywood Bowl said on Thursday that full-year revenues had grown, thanks in part to the UK's wet summer.
Vanquis Banking returns to profit in Q3
(Sharecast News) - Lender Vanquis Banking Group said on Tuesday that it had returned to profit during the third quarter on the back of cost cutting actions.
THG returns to revenue growth in September
(Sharecast News) - Online retailer The Hut Group said on Tuesday that revenues had fallen in the third quarter but that it had returned to constant currency revenue growth in September.
DX Group reopens more former Tuffnells sites to expand network
(Sharecast News) - DX, the logistics and delivery services group currently undergoing a potential takeover by US private equity firm HIG, said it has reopened another 10 of the depots that it took over Tuffnells Parcels Express, which went into administration in the summer.
SIG shares tumble on profit warning
(Sharecast News) - Insulation and building products supplier SIG issued a profit warning on Thursday, sending shares lower in early trading.
Reach digital revenues fall in Q3
(Sharecast News) - Publisher Reach said on Tuesday that digital revenues had taken a dive in the third quarter, principally due to "depressed open market yields" and declining digital referral volumes.
Treatt returns to FY profit growth as revenues rise
(Sharecast News) - Extracts and ingredients manufacturer Treatt said on Tuesday that it returned to full-year profit growth thanks to a "resilient" revenue performance.
Octopus Renewables sells two Polish wind farms
(Sharecast News) - Investment trust Octopus Renewables has agreed to sell its Krzecin and Kuslin onshore wind farms in Poland to an affiliate of Orlen.
XP Power cancels Q2 dividend payment
(Sharecast News) - Power converter solutions provider XP Power said on Friday that it has cancelled its second-quarter dividend payment following discussions with major shareholders.
Ramsdens set to deliver record full-year profits
(Sharecast News) - Shares in Ramsdens Holdings raced ahead of Thursday after the FX, pawnbroking and jewellery retail group said it expects to deliver record profits for the fiscal year just ended.
Motorpoint delivers stronger performance in Q2
(Sharecast News) - Automotive retailer Motorpoint delivered a stronger quarter-on-quarter performance on Thursday, driven by cost reductions and operational improvements across the group.
Smiths News delivers 'good' trading performance in H2
(Sharecast News) - Newspaper and magazine wholesaler Smiths News delivered a "good trading performance" in the second half.
Petrofac wins three-year contract extension with Repsol Sinopec
(Sharecast News) - Energy services company Petrofac has scored a three-year contract extension with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK valued at more than $100m.
Peel Hunt H1 revenues grow despite 'adverse market conditions'
(Sharecast News) - Investment bank Peel Hunt said on Monday that revenues had increased during the six months ended 30 September.
XP Power shares sink on profit warning
(Sharecast News) - Power control components manufacturer XP Power saw its stock price tumble on Monday after it warned on profits, saying that trading over the third quarter had been below internal expectations.
Avacta reports higher losses in first half
(Sharecast News) - Cancer treatments and diagnostics group Avacta reported higher losses in the first half despite a doubling of revenues.
Bid target Pendragon reports solid H1 as AutoNation joins the fray
(Sharecast News) - Bid target Pendragon on Wednesday reported an 10% increase in underlying first-half profits as it received yet another takeover offer - this time from US car retail giant AutoNation.
Loan provider Amigo to wind down "in next few months"
(Sharecast News) - Guarantor loans group Amigo has said that the orderly wind-down of the business is expected to happen "in the next few months", though it still remains open to any buyout offers from third parties.
Videndum scraps dividend and targets as writers' strike clouds outlook
(Sharecast News) - Videndum lost a third of its market value on Tuesday after the film and audio production equipment company scrapped its interim dividend following a tough first half, which have been hit by ongoing writers' and actors' strikes in the US.
Katoro Gold shares tank on funding fears
(Sharecast News) - Katoro Gold lost almost a fifth of its market value on Friday after the Sub-Saharan Africa-focused miner warned that it could run out of money by the end of the month.
Blencowe shares soar on US government investment
(Sharecast News) - Shares in Blencowe Resources surged on Friday after the Uganda-focused graphite miner said it had received $5m in US government support for its Orom-Cross project.
Hermogenyx shares soar on new partnership with Prevail Partners
(Sharecast News) - Shares in biopharma group Hemogenyx surged on Monday after the company received a $0.83m investment from Prevail Partners as it continues to work on its planned clinical trial for leukaemia treatment.
Powerhouse Energy granted patent for waste treatment tech
(Sharecast News) - Powerhouse Energy, the energy tech group that converts non-recyclable waste into low carbon energy, has been granted a patent for a new method of treating waste material.
Beacon Energy raises £4.3m in share placing
(Sharecast News) - Shares in Beacon Energy dropped on Friday after the Germany-focused oil and gas group raised £4.3m in an oversubscribed fundraising to support its the development of a well in its Erfelden oilfield.
Capital Metals optimistic despite Sri Lanka licence scandal as FY losses shrink
(Sharecast News) - Shares in Capital Metals (CMET) rose on Friday after the mineral sands group managed to reduce full-year losses despite an "extremely challenging" period for the company as it continues to battle ongoing licence issues in Sri Lanka.
Trifast appoints ex-Essentra manager as new CEO
(Sharecast News) - Industrial components manufacturer Trifast has announced it has finally found a new chief executive after a six-month search.
Rockfire Resources raises funds for "transformational" $20m deal
(Sharecast News) - AIM-listed miner Rockfire Resources has announced a massive fundraising as it looks to take over two companies, Emirates Gold and Emperesse Bullion, as part of a reverse takeover.
Eagle Eye Solutions chair to step down
(Sharecast News) - Tech company Eagle Eye Solutions has announced that its long-standing chair will step down later this year.
Model railway group Hornby on track after solid H1
(Sharecast News) - British model railway maker Hornby said it continues to expect low double-digit revenue growth after a solid start to the new financial year.
Ediston to sell portfolio to Realty Income for £201m
(Sharecast News) - London-listed property investment company Ediston confirmed on Friday that it is to sell its entire property portfolio to American real estate group Realty Income for £201m, after receiving multiple bids.
Playtech lifts guidance after strong H1 growth
(Sharecast News) - Gambling software group Playtech said it expects full-year results to be "slightly ahead" of expectations after a strong first half in which underlying profits jumped by a tenth.
Restore seals £140m contract with HMRC
(Sharecast News) - Shares in document management firm Restore surged on Wednesday after the company announced a £140m contract with with HMRC.
Dotdigital adds to personalisation offering with Fresh Relevance acquisition
(Sharecast News) - SaaS provider Dotdigital on Wednesday announced the £25m acquisition of Fresh Relevance, a cross-channel personalisation tech specialist, which it said will give a big boost to its customer experience and data platform (CXDP) ambitions.
Begbies Traynor buys Welsh insolvency advisors
(Sharecast News) - Professional services consultancy Begbies Traynor is expanding its South Wales operations with the acquisition of Jones Giles & Clay, a debt advice and business insolvency practice based in Cardiff.
Trident Royalties invests $10m in Utah lithium project
(Sharecast News) - Mining royalty and streaming company Trident Royalties is to spend $10m on buying a royalty on a lithium project in Utah, expected to deliver $110m for Trident over the next decade.
Lords Group beefs up South East network with timber retailer Alloway
(Sharecast News) - UK building materials group Lords is to buy the family-run timber and building supplies company Alloway Timber for £2.25m.
Accsys shares tank after profit warning
(Sharecast News) - Shares in Accsys Technologies plummeted on Friday after the high-performance wood products group delivered a profit warning on the back of weakness from construction markets in the UK, Europe and North America.
Renold snaps up Australian chain maker Davidson for £3.1m
(Sharecast News) - Renold, the AIM-listed supplier of industrial chains, has announced it is spending AU$6m (£3.1m) to buy Melbourne-based high-quality conveyor chain (CVC) maker Davidson Chain.
Physiomics shares jump on new contract wins
(Sharecast News) - Shares in Physiomics surged on Thursday after the mathematical modelling company was awarded two contracts, one of which was with a new client.
London & Associated Properties swings to loss as rate hikes bite
(Sharecast News) - Real estate investment company London & Associated Properties swung to a loss in the first half as interest-rate increases had a significant impact on trading, and resulted in a huge write-down of one of its key properties.
Petra Diamonds see prices drop in first tender of new year
(Sharecast News) - South Africa and Tanzania-focused diamond miner Petra Diamonds generated $79.3m in sales from its first tender of the new calendar year, but gave a cautious outlook for pricing going forward.
ValiRx shares jump as H1 losses shrink
(Sharecast News) - Shares in ValiRx jumped nearly on Thursday after the biotech posted results for its first half, in which losses per share shrunk by a third.
Xtract Resources inks deal on new copper JV in Zambia
(Sharecast News) - AIM-listed Xtract Resources has signed a new joint venture to mine copper in a 107,000-hectare area in Northwest Zambia.
Costain hints at dividend after solid first half
(Sharecast News) - UK construction and engineering company Costain said it is considering bringing back its dividend payments after a strong first-half performance in which is strengthened its balance sheet and refinanced debt.
Cohort wins £17.5m defence tech contract
(Sharecast News) - AIM-listed tech group Cohort has announced a contract win for a major defence programme worth £17.5m.
Anexo shares rally on solid H1 growth
(Sharecast News) - Shares in Anexo Group jumped 11% on Tuesday after the company posted strong revenue and profit growth for the first half, and a big reduction in debt.
STM pushes back takeover deadline for second time
(Sharecast News) - Shares in AIM-listed STM Group dropped on Tuesday morning after the financial services company once again extended its deadline to agree terms on a takeover by Pension SuperFund (PSF) Capital.
Seeing Machines beats annual sales forecasts after record Q4
(Sharecast News) - Transport safety software group Seeing Machines said full-year sales jumped by nearly a half after a record performance in its fourth quarter, which saw the number of cars on the road with its technology installed surpass the one-million mark.
Idox beefs up geospatial offering with Emapsite acquisition
(Sharecast News) - Idox, which sells management and regulation software to UK councils and local government, has acquired UK GIS and geospatial data provider Emapsite for £15.8m.
Global Petroleum shares rise on progress in Namibia
(Sharecast News) - Shares in Global Petroleum jumped on Monday after the AIM-listed oil and gas group said its flagship project in Namibia has entered its next phase.
Superdry raises £12m to finance strategic restructuring
(Sharecast News) - Superdry shares were under pressure on Wednesday after the company went cap in hand to investors to raise fresh funds to finance its turnaround.
Foxtons Q1 revenues rise following strong lettings growth
(Sharecast News) - Real estate agency Foxtons Group said on Thursday that strong growth in lettings had driven revenues in Q1 as the firm's operational turnaround progressed.
Jet2's Summer on sale seat capacity rises, provides PBT guidance
(Sharecast News) - Leisure travel group Jet2 said on Thursday that it now expects to report pre-tax profits of £387.0m and £392.0m despite it continuing to face input cost pressures.
Wise Q4 revenues rise, volumes disappoint
(Sharecast News) - Foreign exchange technology firm Wise posted improved quarterly revenue and income on Tuesday but disappointed with its Q4 volumes.
Industrials REIT agrees to takeover bid from Blackstone
(Sharecast News) - Real estate investment trust Industrials REIT said on Friday that it has agreed to a takeover offer from alternative asset manager Blackstone.
Treatt H1 revenues hit all-time high
(Sharecast News) - Chemical manufacturer Treatt said on Wednesday that interim revenues had hit record levels, pushing pre-tax profits ahead of prior-year comparatives.
Cineworld wipes out shareholders with latest restructuring proposal
(Sharecast News) - Shareholders in embattled movie theatre operator Cineworld will be cleaned out as part of the group's latest proposals to reorganise and exit Chapter 11.
Motorpoint reports record FY revenues
(Sharecast News) - Automotive retailer Motorpoint said on Thursday that it had delivered record revenues in the year ended 31 March, driven by both vehicle mix and price inflation.
THG inks new 10-year strategic partnership with Maximo Group
(Sharecast News) - Technology platform operator THG has struck a new 10-year strategic partnership with beauty e-commerce retailer Maximo Group.
Speedy Hire FY revenues rise, warns of 'softening' demand
(Sharecast News) - Tools and equipment hire group Speedy Hire said on Wednesday that full-year revenues had risen but cautioned that it had seen some "softening of demand" over recent weeks.
On the Beach names Jon Wormald as CFO
(Sharecast News) - Holiday retailer On the Beach revealed on Friday that Jon Wormald will take over as chief financial officer, succeeding Shaun Morton.
Octopus Renewables delivers 'solid growth' for second consecutive year
(Sharecast News) - Investment trust Octopus Renewables said on Wednesday that it had seen "solid growth" for a second year running, with double-digit net asset value total returns and a "significant" increase in its full-year dividend target.
Gulf Keystone's main export route out of Kurdistan shut-in
(Sharecast News) - Exploration and production firm Gulf Keystone Petroleum revealed on Monday that its main export route out of the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq has been shut-in.
Galliford Try reappointed to SCF Construct Framework
(Sharecast News) - Construction company Galliford Try revealed on Thursday that it has been reappointed to a "major" regional construction framework.
Ten Entertainment delivers record FY sales, profits
(Sharecast News) - Ten-pin bowling centre operator Ten Entertainment Group said on Wednesday that it had delivered record sales and profits in the 53 weeks ended 1 January.
Trustpilot delivers annual loss despite FY revenue growth
(Sharecast News) - Review website operator Trustpilot Group delivered an annual loss on Tuesday despite breaking even during the tail end of the year.
PensionBee FY adjusted underlying losses widen
(Sharecast News) - Online pension provider PensionBee said on Thursday that full-year adjusted underlying losses had widened despite seeing revenues surge year-on-year.
Trustpilot 'confident' in liquidity position despite SVB collapse
(Sharecast News) - Review website operator Trustpilot said on Monday that it would be to continue to operate its "ordinary course of business" despite troubles at its principal banking partner.
Musicmagpie FY gross profits decline, warns of 'challenging' outlook
(Sharecast News) - Online retailer Musicmagpie said on Wednesday that full-year gross profits had fallen and warned that the new financial year had been impacted by both postal strikes and ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty.
SIG swings to FY pre-tax profit
(Sharecast News) - Construction products supplier SIG swung to a pre-tax profit in 2022 as pass-through of input cost inflation remained "a strong tailwind" throughout the year.
Amigo warns of challenges as capital raise talks continue
(Sharecast News) - Subprime lender Amigo Holdings warned on Wednesday that while conversion rates were improving, challenges remain and its current run rate for monthly originations remained in excess of £1.0m.
Capita offloads resourcing businesses of £17m
(Sharecast News) - Outsourcing and professional services company Capita has agreed to sell its resourcing businesses to Inspirit Capital, for £21.0m on a cash free, debt free basis.
Capita returns to FY profit
(Sharecast News) - Outsourcing and professional services company Capita said on Thursday that it returned to adjusted profits in 2022, driven by contract wins and an improved order book.
Enquest shares tumble as group defers drilling at Kraken field
(Sharecast News) - Exploration and production Enquest shares headed south early on Friday as it revealed it will defer drilling at its Kraken field as a result of recent changes to the North Sea windfall tax.
Numis sees 'very subdued' levels of equity issuance and corporate activity
(Sharecast News) - Investment bank Numis said on Tuesday that the first four months of its financial year had seen a continuation of "the difficult market conditions" experienced throughout the 2022 trading year, with "very subdued levels" of equity issuance and corporate activity.
Avon Protection reports moderate increase in Q1 sales, anticipates "good" year
(Sharecast News) - Avon Protection reported moderate growth in sales for the first quarter of its financial year and predicted that FY 2023 would be a "good" year.
Henry Boot reports record FY underlying earnings
(Sharecast News) - Construction group Henry Boot reported record underlying profits on Tuesday despite trading amid a "challenging backdrop" and experiencing a drop in its investment portfolio.
Oxford Nanopore FY revenues grow
(Sharecast News) - Molecular diagnostics group Oxford Nanopore said on Tuesday that full-year revenues had risen in 2022, driven by growth across all customer groups.
McBride trades in line during H1, expects small adjusted EBITA loss
(Sharecast News) - Household goods manufacturer McBride said on Tuesday that it had traded in line with expectations during the first half of its trading year, recovering to underlying profitability in the final two months of the period.
Wincanton Q3 revenues slip YOY
(Sharecast News) - Logistics firm Wincanton warned on Friday that third-quarter group revenues had slipped year-on-year against "tough comparatives".
N Brown revenues slip in Q3
(Sharecast News) - Online retailer N Brown said on Thursday that quarterly revenues had slipped in the three months ended 31 December amid what it called "a tough environment".
Trustpilot FY adjusted EBITDA seen ahead of expectations
(Sharecast News) - Reviews website operator Trustpilot said on Thursday that full-year adjusted underlying earnings would come in ahead of expectations after it witnessed a 23% uptick in annual revenues.
Lookers raises FY pre-tax profit guidance following 'strong close' to 2022
(Sharecast News) - Car dealership chain Lookers hiked full-year underlying pre-tax profit guidance on Wednesday following a "strong close to the year".
Topps Tiles quarterly sales up 10.2%
(Sharecast News) - Floorings specialist Topps Tiles said on Wednesday that group sales in the 13 weeks to 31 December were 10.2% higher year-on-year.
Robert Walters warns on FY profits amid 'difficult market conditions'
(Sharecast News) - Recruitment company Robert Walters issued a profit warning on Tuesday amid "difficult market conditions", with mounting economic fears and a slowing global jobs market weighing on the company.
SIG sees 'substantial increase' in FY underlying operating profits
(Sharecast News) - Insulation and building products firm SIG said on Tuesday that it had seen a "substantial increase" in full-year underlying operating profits.
Topps Tiles accuses MSG of giving shareholders 'contradictory information'
(Sharecast News) - Floorings giant Topps Tiles claimed on Friday that one of its major shareholders had contacted other stakeholders with what it branded "contradictory information" ahead of its AGM later in January.
Nanoco reaches no fault settlement in Samsung litigation
(Sharecast News) - Nanomaterials manufacturer Nanoco Group has agreed to a term sheet for a no fault settlement with tech giant Samsung regarding the current IP infringement litigation between the two.
Rank Group issues second profit warning
(Sharecast News) - Gambling company Rank Group issued its second profit warning on Friday despite seeing "some improvement" in trading over the last few weeks as the ongoing cost of living crisis continued to weigh on its Grosvenor casinos wing.
Hunting FY trading and financial outturn in line with expectations
(Sharecast News) - Energy services group Hunting said 2022 trading and financial outturn remained in line with market expectations, with underlying earnings projected to be roughly $50.0m.
Oxford Biomedica strikes new AAV agreements with US firms
(Sharecast News) - Gene and cell therapy company Oxford Biomedica has struck agreements with three US biotechnology companies, bringing the firm's total number of new adeno-associated virus customers in 2022 to four.
SThree delivers 'record' FY performance
(Sharecast News) - Staffing firm SThree said on Wednesday that it had delivered a "record performance" for the year ended 30 November, with double-digit growth across all regions.
Hyve annual pre-tax profits slip despite FY revenue growth
(Sharecast News) - Exhibitions and conferences organiser Hyve Group said on Tuesday that full-year headline pre-tax profits had slipped despite seeing a rise in revenues throughout the period.
Avon Protection sells Kentucky facility to CoorsTek
(Sharecast News) - Respiratory protection equipment group Avon Protection has reached an agreement to sell the assets of its Lexington, Kentucky facility to advanced ceramics materials firm CoorsTek for "a modest cash consideration".
Cineworld denies breakup talks
(Sharecast News) - Movie theatre operator Cineworld Group said on Monday that it will emerge from bankruptcy in one piece following news that senior lenders were mulling over the sale of its east European operations.
Greencore FY profits rise, launches £15m share buyback
(Sharecast News) - Food manufacturer Greencore said on Tuesday that it had seen "strong growth" in food-to-go and other convenience categories in the 53 weeks ended 30 September, driving both revenue and profits higher.
Amigo Holdings swings to interim loss as revenues tumble
(Sharecast News) - Lender Amigo Holdings said on Tuesday that it had swung to an interim loss amid falling revenues and a halt to new lending.
Brickability H1 pre-tax profits rise, trades in line with FY guidance
(Sharecast News) - Building material company Brickability said on Monday that interim pre-tax profits and revenues had risen, leading the group to back full-year guidance.
Headlam FY underlying profits seen 'marginally below' guidance
(Sharecast News) - Floor coverings group Headlam said on Thursday that trading in the UK residential sector had continued to be impacted by the ongoing cost of living crisis, leading it to now expect full-year underlying profitability to come in 'marginally below' guidance.
Openreach to limit investment into ultrafast fibre broadband rollout
(Sharecast News) - Openreach will limit its investment into the rollout of ultrafast fibre broadband across the UK as BT's networking unit looks to cut costs and get more "bang for its buck" as Britain continues to combat a red-hot inflationary environment.
Bakkavor FY adjusted operating profits seen at 'lower end' of consensus
(Sharecast News) - Food manufacturer Bakkavor cautioned on Wednesday that it expects full-year adjusted operating profits to remain within, but "at the lower end" of market expectations.
Trifast H1 pre-tax profits slump
(Sharecast News) - Shares in industrial fastenings group Trifast slumped early on Tuesday after it reported a sharp drop in interim pre-tax profits.
Tyman FY operating profits seen in line with expectations
(Sharecast News) - Building products manufacturer Tyman expects full-year adjusted operating profits to be in line with internal expectations, reflecting "a successful response" to weakened demand.
McBride trades in line YTD despite uncertain macro outlook
(Sharecast News) - Manufacturing business McBride said on Wednesday that it had continued to trade in line with internal expectations year-to-date despite "uncertainty in the political and macroeconomic environment" leading it to hike prices.
Speedy Hire H1 pre-tax profits fall as costs increase
(Sharecast News) - Tools and equipment hire group Speedy Hire said on Tuesday that interim pre-tax profits had fallen due to higher costs throughout the half.
S4 Capital on track to meet FY objectives, Q3 revenue and profits surge
(Sharecast News) - Digital advertising group S4 Capital said on Monday that remained on track to meet its full-year objectives as it updated investors on its strong third-quarter performance.
Renewi H1 underlying earnings rise
(Sharecast News) - Waste management firm Renewi said on Thursday that underlying earnings and statutory profits had both improved in the six months ended 30 September as the group's focus on pricing and cost control resulted in "good profitability".
Young's revenue and profits grow amid 'welcome return' to normal trading
(Sharecast News) - Pub chain Young's said on Thursday that both revenue and adjusted profits had grown year-on-year over the six months ended 26 September amid a "welcome return to a normal pub environment".
Franchise Brands FY earnings seen ahead of current market expectations
(Sharecast News) - Metro Rod owner Franchise Brands said on Thursday that full-year earnings were now seen ahead of current market expectations as it continued to perform "robustly" during the third quarter, driven by "strong contributions" by its two largest businesses.
Pendragon delivers 'strong' Q3 trading performance
(Sharecast News) - Automotive retailer Pendragon said on Tuesday that it had delivered "a strong trading performance" in the three months ended 30 September, with gross profit maintained at "the exceptional level" seen in the third quarter of 2021.
On The Beach FY sales grow against pre-Covid comparative
(Sharecast News) - Online holiday retailer On the Beach said on Tuesday that full-year sales had grown against pre-pandemic levels despite the Omicron Covid-19 variant "heavily" impacting group Sales in November and December.
Wise upgrades FY guidance following strong Q2 revenue growth
(Sharecast News) - Fintech company Wise upgraded full-year guidance on Tuesday after experiencing strong revenue growth in the second quarter of its trading year.
Robert Walters Q3 profits surge
(Sharecast News) - Recruitment group Robert Walters said third-quarter profits had surged as all forms of recruitment delivered growth through the period.
Halfords acquires LTC Trading and Lodge Tyre subsidiary
(Sharecast News) - Motoring and cycling products retailer Halfords has acquired LTC Trading Holdings and its Lodge Tyre subsidiary in a deal valued at as much as £37.2m.
Hyve Group FY revenues surge
(Sharecast News) - Global events business Hyve Group said on Wednesday that revenues had surged in the twelve months ended 30 September after running "a full schedule" of events outside China.
Real Good Food YTD volumes slip amid 'challenging' trading environment
(Sharecast News) - Food manufacturer Real Good Food said on Friday that although it made "a good recovery from Covid" at the start of 2021, trading conditions became more "challenging" since the start of the calendar year.
Polymetal achieves first gold production at Kutyn mine
(Sharecast News) - Mining giant Polymetal International said on Tuesday that it had achieved first gold production at its Kutyn mine in Far East Russia.
Coro Energy narrows losses on strong gas prices
(Sharecast News) - London-listed energy producer Coro Energy on Friday reported a narrowing of first-half losses, driven by a booming market for gas.
Capita to offload Pay360 unit to Access PaySuite
(Sharecast News) - Business process outsourcing firm Capita has agreed to sell its Pay360 division to Access PaySuite in a deal that values the division at £150.0m.
DFS Furniture FY profits slump, warns of potential drop in sales
(Sharecast News) - Furniture retailer DFS Furniture said on Thursday that profits had slumped in the twelve months ended 27 June and cautioned that sales could fall even further amid a dip in consumer spending.
Oxford Nanopore H1 revenues and profits surge
(Sharecast News) - Molecular sensing technology outfit Oxford Nanopore Technologies said on Tuesday that both revenues and profits had surged in the six months ended 30 June, primarily driven by increased life science research tools revenues.
Trustpilot H1 constant currency revenues surge
(Sharecast News) - Consumer reviews website operator Trustpilot said on Tuesday that constant currency revenues had shot up, keeping the group on track to deliver breakeven adjusted underlying earnings in the 2024 trading year.
Next Energy Solar partners with Eelpower in new £200m JV
(Sharecast News) - Solar and energy storage investor NextEnergy Solar Fund said on Monday that it had "advanced its position" in the energy storage sector through a new £200.0m joint venture partnership with Eelpower.
DFS Furniture chairman to retire following AGM
(Sharecast News) - Furniture retail company DFS Furniture revealed on Monday that chairman Ian Durant will retire from the board following the group's annual general meeting on 4 November.
Bakkavor delivers 'robust' H1 performance
(Sharecast News) - Food manufacturer Bakkavor said on Wednesday that it had delivered a "robust" first-half performance and stated its full-year outlook was in line with current expectations.
Oxford Biomedica inks LSA with new US biotech partner
(Sharecast News) - Gene and cell therapy group Oxford Biomedica has struck a new licence and supply agreement with an unnamed US partner.
Alliance Pharma appeals competition disqualification order
(Sharecast News) - Healthcare group Alliance Pharma has launched an appeal against a competition disqualification order levelled against a total of seven directors by the Competition and Markets Authority.
SDCL looks to raise £100m via share placing
(Sharecast News) - Investment company SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust will look to raise roughly £100.0m via the issue of new ordinary shares in order to invest in its "substantial pipeline of opportunities" while also maintaining capital discipline.
Old Mutual H1 earnings expected to grow at least 65%
(Sharecast News) - Insurance firm Old Mutual said on Thursday that interim earnings were expected to increase no less than 65% year-on-year.
TI Fluid Systems H1 operating profits slump despite revenue growth
(Sharecast News) - Automotive fluid systems manufacturer TI Fluid Systems said on Tuesday that interim operating profits had slumped despite posting a marked increase in revenues.
SCS Group profits seen ahead of FY expectations
(Sharecast News) - Furniture and floorings retailer SCS Group said on Thursday that full-year profits had come in ahead of market expectations thanks to positive trading, strong margins, and effective cost management.
AG Barr LFL revenues rise in H1
(Sharecast News) - Drinks maker AG Barr said on Tuesday that interim revenues were expected to be approximately £157.0m, representing 19% like-for-like growth in revenues and a 16% rise on a reported revenue basis.
S4 Capital taps Colin Day and Chris Martin for board
(Sharecast News) - Digital advertising group S4 Capital appointed Colin Day to the role of chairman of its audit and risk committee and also named MightyHive co-founder Chris Martin as its new chief operating officer.
Everyman Media H1 revenues and EBITDA top pre-Covid comparators
(Sharecast News) - British cinema chain Everyman Media said on Wednesday that both revenues and underlying earnings had moved ahead of 2019's pre-Covid comparatives in the six months ended 30 June.
Pendragon delivers 'another strong performance' in H1
(Sharecast News) - Automotive retailer Pendragon delivered "another strong performance" in the first half of 2022, with the group now expecting to report interim underlying pre-tax profits of roughly £33.0m.
Hostelworld builds on 'strong start' to FY
(Sharecast News) - Accommodation booking platform operator Hostelworld said on Tuesday that it had built on "the strong start" it had previously reported earlier in the year, with net bookings reaching 80% of 2019 levels in June and net revenues hitting 104% of 2019 levels, driven by higher average booking values.
Young & Co sees 'strong trading momentum' carry over into Q1
(Sharecast News) - Pub chain company Young & Co's Brewery said on Tuesday that the "strong trading momentum" achieved in the final quarter of its previous trading year had carried over into the new one, with "an excellent start" to the current financial year.
Pod Point names David Wolffe as CFO
(Sharecast News) - Electric vehicle charging group Pod Point named David Wolffe as its next chief financial officer on Thursday ahead of David Surtees' retirement in February 2023.
Mears witnesses 'robust trading' throughout H1
(Sharecast News) - Social care provider Mears Group said on Thursday that "positive trends and robust trading" seen during the first four months of the financial year had continued through the remainder of the first half.
Virgin Money UK launches share buyback programme
(Sharecast News) - Clydesdale Bank parent company Virgin Money UK has launched a share buyback programme, with an initial repurchase of up to £75.0m in aggregate between its ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange and its CHESS Depositary Interests on the Australian Securities Exchange.
McBride secures covenant test waiver
(Sharecast News) - Household goods manufacturer McBride said on Wednesday that its banking group had waived covenant tests scheduled for June until 30 September.
Capita H1 trading in line with expectations
(Sharecast News) - Business process outsourcing and professional services company Capita said on Wednesday that its first-half performance had been in line with expectations, with further revenue growth, important contract renewals and wins, and ongoing strengthening of the group's balance sheet.
Wynnstay delivers record H1 performance
(Sharecast News) - Agricultural products supplier Wynnstay Group reported record interim results on Tuesday, ahead of original management expectations.
Hyve revenues boosted by faster-than-expected in-person event recovery
(Sharecast News) - Global events business Hyve Group said on Monday that the pace of in-person event recovery was "considerably ahead" of anticipated levels, resulting in interim revenues coming in ahead of previous guidance.
Polymetal cash-flow generation impacted by difficulties and delays in sales channels
(Sharecast News) - Mining giant Polymetal International said on Thursday that both difficulties and delays in setting up new sales channels had continued, resulting in a drop in cash-flow generation.
Kingspan H1 order intake 'significantly lower' YOY
(Sharecast News) - Building materials company Kingspan said on Monday that the mood in most of its end markets had deteriorated over the last two months, with order intake volume "significantly" lower year-on-year.
Genel Energy CEO steps down after failing to secure re-election votes
(Sharecast News) - Oil production company Genel Energy revealed on Friday that chief executive Bill Higgs failed to receive the required 50% majority of votes in favour of re-election at the group's annual general meeting and has now agreed to step down from the role with immediate effect.
Foxtons taps Guy Gittins for CEO
(Sharecast News) - Real estate agent Foxtons Group revealed on Monday that Guy Gittins will soon join the company as its next chief executive officer.
Foxtons acquires two London-based estate agencies
(Sharecast News) - Estate agency Foxtons has acquired two London-based agencies for a total of £10.55m as part of the group's efforts to deliver on its strategy and reinforce its position as the capital's largest lettings agent.
Sabre Group gross written premiums grow 30%
(Sharecast News) - Motor insurance underwriter Sabre Group said on Wednesday that gross written premiums had grown year-on-year in the four months ended 30 April.
Capital & Regional to sell The Mall in Blackburn
(Sharecast News) - Real estate investment trust Capital & Regional has agreed to sell The Mall in Blackburn to the retail arm of Adhan Group for £40.0m in cash.
Ince FY revenues seen 'slightly' lower YOY, pre-tax profits to fall short of expectations
(Sharecast News) - Shares in legal and professional services outfit Ince slumped early on Monday after the group revealed full-year revenues had come in "slightly" lower year-on-year following "a challenging last quarter".
Fevertree makes 'solid start' to year, reiterates FY guidance
(Sharecast News) - Drinks maker Fevertree said on Thursday that it has made "a solid start to the year", with year-to-date trading in-line with internal expectations.
N Brown FY earnings rise despite revenue dip
(Sharecast News) - Online retailer N Brown said on Wednesday that full-year adjusted pre-tax profits had grown in the twelve months ended 26 February despite reporting a dip in annual revenues.
Hostelworld YTD revenues approach pre-Covid levels
(Sharecast News) - Online booking platform operator Hostelworld told shareholders on Wednesday that a strong start experienced in the first 12 weeks of the year had continued through April and into early May, with both bookings and demand approaching 2019 levels.
MusicMagpie to sell on UK & US Back Market
(Sharecast News) - Re-commerce business MusicMagpie has entered into a contract to sell consumer electronic products on Back Market, an online marketplace dedicated to refurbished devices.
Record delivers FY AUME growth
(Sharecast News) - Currency and derivatives manager Record said on Friday that assets under management equivalent had increased by 3.7% in the year ended 31 March.
ProCook FY revenues rise as group grows market share
(Sharecast News) - Kitchenware supplier ProCook said on Thursday that full-year revenues had grown after it continued to grow market share throughout the year, significantly outperforming the UK market.
Wincanton Q4 revenues up 13%
(Sharecast News) - Logistics company Wincanton said on Tuesday that fourth-quarter revenues were expected to have increased at least 13% on an underlying basis, excluding disposed of businesses.
Genedrive rallies on positive news about hearing loss test
(Sharecast News) - Molecular diagnostics company Genedrive rallied on Tuesday after the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued a new Medtech Innovation Briefing on its MT-RNR1 hearing loss test.
Renewi FY trading seen ahead of previous expectations
(Sharecast News) - Waste-to-product business Renewi said on Wednesday that overall trading for the year ending 31 March has "remained strong", with the group now expecting its full-year performance to be ahead of previous expectations.
Aptitude Software FY operating profits slump
(Sharecast News) - Software firm Aptitude said on Tuesday that statutory operating profits had slumped in 2021 as total revenues remained broadly flat year-on-year.
ITC rejects infringement claims against Ocado for second time
(Sharecast News) - Online grocer Ocado revealed on Friday that the International Trade Commission had rejected 33 claims from fulfilment business AutoStore that it had infringed upon its patents with its proprietary technology.
SIG returns to FY underlying profit in 2021
(Sharecast News) - Roofing and insulation supplier SIG said on Friday that it had returned to an underlying profit in 2021, driven by market share gains and margin discipline in "challenging" supply markets.
SIG returns to FY underlying profit in 2021
(Sharecast News) - Roofing and insulation supplier SIG said on Friday that it had returned to an underlying profit in 2021, driven by market share gains and margin discipline in "challenging" supply markets.
Keller FY underlying profits fall as margin contraction offsets revenue growth
(Sharecast News) - Geotechnical solutions business Keller Group said on Tuesday that underlying profits had fallen in 2021 as tighter margins offset revenue growth throughout the period.
Menzies returns to FY profit in 2021, updates on possible all-cash offer
(Sharecast News) - Aviation firm Menzies said on Tuesday that it had returned to profit in 2021 after seeing revenues grow more than a quarter year-on-year and also issued an update on a possible all-cash offer for the group.
Stagecoach 'on course' to meet FY expectations despite Omicron disruption
(Sharecast News) - Public transport operator Stagecoach Group said on Wednesday that it was "on course" to meet full-year trading forecasts, with both its regional bus and London bus businesses performing broadly in line with internal expectations.
Vertu Motors raises FY adjusted pre-tax profit guidance
(Sharecast News) - British automotive retailer Vertu Motors said on Wednesday that full-year adjusted pre-tax profits were now expected to be no less than £75.0m as sector tailwinds and limited vehicle supply led to augmented margins.
Mears wins new Residential Living Accommodation Project contract
(Sharecast News) - Housing and social care provider Mears Group said on Monday that it has been awarded a new Residential Living Accommodation Project contract that will see it provide a wide range of housing services to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.
McColl's Q1 impacted by Omicron, recent approach for whole business withdrawn
(Sharecast News) - Convenience shop and newsagent operator McColl's Retail Group revealed on Monday that Covid-19 had weighed on its first-quarter performance and that a recent approach for the whole business had been withdrawn.

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