- Judges Scientific's revenues increased 38.5% to GBP56.2 million in the year to the end of December, driven by 4.9% organic sales growth and the acquisition of Armfield.

Adjusted operating profit rose by 31.9% to GBP9.3 million and adjusted basic earnings per share increased by 32.0% to 109.2p.

The proposed final dividend of 1.0p per share takes the total to 25.0p per share (2014: 22.0p) - a 13.6% increase.

Chairman Alex Hambro said: "The Group starts the year with a solid order book, a small but exciting new acquisition and a strong financial position, all of which serves to underpin the Board's confidence that Judges is well positioned to face the inevitable challenges that 2016 will bring."

At 9:31am: [LON:JDG] Judges Scientific PLC share price was +50p at 1685p

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