Trading Statements for 16 January 2018

  • 16 Jan
    Unicorn AIM says NAV rose 0.8% in 4Q

    Unicorn AIM VCT said its performance was modestly positive in the fourth quarter, with its net asset value increasing by 0.8% per share. The FTSE All Share Index recorded a total return of plus...

  • 16 Jan
    HaiKe mulls de-listing as profits fall

    Speciality chemical business HaiKe said it was exploring strategic options, including potentially de-listing from AIM and continuing life as a private company. The company said it expected to post...

  • 16 Jan
    WANdisco boosts bookings

    WANdisco said it had secured bookings in 2017 worth $22.5m, up 45% on the previous year. The company had cash at December 31 of $27.4m, including $4.0m from a new growth capital facility. At...

  • 16 Jan
    Alpha FX revenues ahead of forecasts

    Alpha FX Group said revenue for the year ended 31 Dec was ahead of forecasts and was expected to be £13.5m. The group said it had made significant progress across all of its key strategic goals....

  • 16 Jan
    Communisis in line with forecasts

    Integrated marketing services provider Communisis expects results for the year ended 31 Dec to be in line with forecasts. Communisis said it performed well in 2017, with growth in sales and...

  • 16 Jan
    SimiGon forecasts annual loss

    SimiGon said it expected to post lower-than-expected revenue for the full year following a dispute with a customer over how much it was owed. The company, which offers simulated training...

  • 16 Jan
    Distil's Christmas sales rise

    Distil - owner of premium drinks brands RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Gin and Vodka, Blavod Black Vodka, Jago's Cream Liqueur and Diva vodka - saw higher levels of sales during the third quarter...

  • 16 Jan
    InnovaDerma revenues up 31%

    InnovaDerma remains confident in meeting market expectations for the current financial year and said it has much greater revenue visibility for the second half than in prior years. It said revenue...

  • 16 Jan
    Ophir Energy forecasts flat 2018 output

    Ophir Energy said it had "reached financial stability", while forecasting flat annual production in 2018. Average daily production was expected to be level in 2018 at approximately 11,500 barrels...

  • 16 Jan
    Altyn gold output up 52.4%

    Altyn's gold output rose by more than 50% to 16,717 ounces in 2017. In an update on the production and development at Sekisovskoye mine and at its prospective development at Karasuyskoye it said...

  • 16 Jan
    Crossrider revenues and adjusted earnings up

    Crossrider expects to report double-digit revenue and adjusted earnings growth for the year ended 31 Dec. The company said trading was in-line with expectations following its successful execution...

  • 16 Jan
    Curtis Banks 'well positioned for further growth'

    Curtis Banks - a leading SIPP provider - said trading during 2017 had been in line with management expectations and the business was well positioned for further growth this year. It said...

  • 16 Jan
    Premier Foods 3Q sales +4.0%

    Premier Foods said sales grew by 4.0% in the third quarter, bringing year-to-date sales growth to 2.6%. Expectations for progress in the full year remained unchanged, the company added. "Our...

  • 16 Jan
    IG Design upgrades guidance after strong Christmas

    IG Design Group has upgraded its guidance following strong trading up to and throughout the Christmas period. The group said it expects to deliver record revenues in FY18 with the continued...

  • 16 Jan
    Medica Group warns on profits

    Medica Group said it anticipated its full-year performance to be slightly behind market expectations. Annual revenue was expected to rise by about 18%, driven by increased demand for NightHawk...

  • 16 Jan
    DekelOil has record Q4

    DekelOil produced 7,055 tonnes of CPO volumes in the fourth quarter - a record for the period and 48.9% up on a year ago. The performance took total CPO production for 2017 to 38,736 tonnes...

  • 16 Jan
    Science in Sport annual revenue up 28%

    Science in Sport said it expected to report a full-year result in line with expectations. Sales increased 28% to £15.6m in the year through December, the company said. "The board remains...

  • 16 Jan
    Air China maintains growth

    Air China and its subsidiaries maintained growth in combined passenger traffic (measured by revenue passenger kilometres) in December. Passenger capacity (measured by available seat kilometres)...

  • 16 Jan
    Premier Technical Services ups 2018 guidance

    Premier Technical Services Group said it expected its results for the current financial year to be "materially ahead" of market forecasts. The guidance upgrade reflected the strength of the...

  • 16 Jan
    ICG Enterprise Trust lags index in Q3

    ICG Enterprise Trust's net asset value per share rose by 0.4% in the three months to the end of October on a total return basis and by 9.1% for the first nine months. The share price increased by...

  • 16 Jan
    Merchants Trust declares quarterly dividend

    Merchants Trust declared a third quarterly dividend of 6.2p per share. A dividend reinvestment plans was available for payout, the company said. Story provided by

  • 16 Jan
    National Express outlines US tax change benefit

    National Express Group said an initial assessment of new US tax legislation indicated it would lead to a reduction in the company's effective tax rate from January 1 this year. The company...

  • 16 Jan
    Gym Group revenues increase 24.3%

    The Gym Group expects results for 2017 to be in line with market forecasts with total revenue growth of 24.3%. The group said total year end membership numbers were up by 35.5% at 607,000 (Dec...

  • 16 Jan
    Ashmore AuM up 7% at $69.5bn

    Ashmore Group's assets under management rose to an estimated $69.5bn in the three months to the end of December - up 7% from an actual £65.0bn at the end of September. The group had net inflows of...

  • 16 Jan
    Provident Financial to book £120m credit division loss

    Provident Financial said its consumer credit division was expected to report a "pre-exceptional" loss of around £120m, which was at the upper end of guidance provided in August of a loss between...

  • 16 Jan
    JD Sports to be ahead of forecasts

    JD Sports Fashion said the the positive levels of performance announced in its interim results continued through the second half, including the key Christmas period. It said like-for-like store...

  • 16 Jan
    Spire Healthcare reaffirms guidance

    Hospital group Spire Healthcare reaffirmed its guidance for the full year, including an expectation that it would post revenue of between £929m and £932m. Underlying Ebitda, meanwhile, was...

  • 16 Jan
    Dunelm growth driven by online sales

    Homewares retailer Dunelm's like-for-like sales rose by 3.4% to £255.0m in the 13 weeks to 30 Dec. Total like-for-like sales for the 26 weeks to 30 Dec were up 6.0% at £469.3m. Like-for-like...

  • 16 Jan
    Rio Tinto annual production meets guidance

    Rio Tinto reported production volumes in line with expectations during 2017 and stuck to its guidance for 2018. Pilbara iron ore shipments of 90.0m tonnes in the fourth quarter were up 3% on-year,...

  • 16 Jan
    Greggs like-for-like sales rise for 17th consecutive quarter

    Greggs finished 2017 by delivering its 17th consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth. Total sales for 2017 grew by 7.4% and company-managed shop like-for-like sales grew by 3.7%. In...


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