- Next Fifteen Communications has booked a FY pretax profit up 51% to £12.5m, from £8.3m. Revenue was up 11% to £109.2m, from £98.7m. Dividend per share was 3.5p, up 33% from 2.6p.

Separately, the company said it had acquired a 75% stake in Encore Digital Media Limited, a programmatic advertising technology business based in London.

Initial cash consideration was £687,000, with a further payment to be paid as a top-up payment in July 2015 dependent on Encore's annual profits to 31 May 2015.

Further top-up payments in respect of the initial 75% stake will be made in April 2017 and April 2018 based on Encore's annual profits for the financial years to 31 January 2017 and 31 January 2018.

At 9:53am: [LON:NFC] Next Fifteen Communications Group PLC share price was +3p at 176p

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