Interim result presentation 2006/07 - February 2007


  • Revenue up 3% to £83.8m (June 2006: £173.1m)
  • Profit before tax up 10% to £4.6m (June 2006: £14.5m)
  • Order book up 15% to £77.7m (June 2006: £xm)
  • Basic earnings per share up 20% to 8.9p (June 2006: 24p)
  • Interim dividend increased by 7% to 2.9p ( June 2006: 9.4p )
  • Profit turnaround in Germany; growth in Asia underpins the increase in UK profits but has driven increases in working capital
  • A good start to the second half with good order intake from the key major markets of Europe, USA and Asia across all divisions of the company Pipeline of prospects remains healthy (£371m at end of January)